If your Halloween is lacking the gore and nasty bits, Fat Rice is continuing the long-standing Chicago tradition of restaurants dressing up for the season and offering a tale of revenge this holiday. Kill Grill, a one-night haunted izakaya, will transform the Macanese spot into a spooky ode to Quentin Tarantino’s epic two-part film, Kill Bill, that tells the story of the Bride setting out to take the lives of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad after her former crew riddled her wedding with bullet holes.
Fat Rice warns the more than five-course meal isn’t for the faint of heart. It would be a safe bet to expect lots of blood and guts, a visual component from the movie that almost edged it into the NC-17 realm but that easily translates into taste. If we took a stab at possible courses, we'd obviously expect lots of blood, maybe a few eyeballs plucked out to enjoy (Pai Mei-style) or some severed feet or tendons sliced by the finest Hattori Hanzo sword. Perhaps diners will enjoy a five point (or five-spiced) palm exploding heart or a lethal injection cocktail administered by a dead ringer for Elle Driver? And with a deadly squad full of nicknames like Black Mamba, Copperhead and Cottonmouth, a slithery option on the menu for the evening seems possible.
Kill Grill at Fat Rice is October 31 only with two seatings, 6 and 9pm. Attend in your best Halloween getup and you could win the costume contest. Tickets are $80 each, and include tasting, beverage pairing, tax and gratuity. Purchase your ticket here.