Most fall and winter holidays are decidedly of the eat-in sort: Thanksgiving, of course, and Christmas (unless you have traditions to the contrary). But Halloween is less clear-cut, given that the only ritual holiday meal is a bucket full of candy.
Some obvious pros to eating out: Halloween party pre-fueling, as your only guarantee when you get there is candy and booze. There's also pumpkin-themed eating we can actually get behind, such as Chinatown's many tributes to the gourd.
But we'd caution against eating anywhere near the Halloween parade—remember, your pre-party meal may be someone else's post-costumed-day-drinking binge. It's a mistake we made once and, well, never again.
So tell us: do you tend to eat out on Halloween or stay in?