Big Mario's New York Style Pizza hosts back-to-back Halloween parties this Saturday and Sunday, October 30 and 31. On both nights, the person who dresses up and looks most like the establishment's founder Mario Vellotti - pictured on the right - will win a $250 tab. Also, a runner up will get $100 - still more than enough to spend on slices and 40s to have a happy Halloween.
Lastly, bakery chain Panera Bread is launching a new location inside the Tacoma Mall on Friday, October 29. Patrons employed at a local business can submit their business card to win a catered lunch for themselves and nine co-workers in a weekly drawing to be held through the month of November.