Green Dirt Farm, Weston, Mo.
Chef Howard Hanna of The Rieger is joining Green Dirt Farm to present Black Sheep in the Shadow — A Total Eclipse of the Farm. Festivities start at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 21, and include roasted pig and lamb from Hanna and his team, drinks by J. Rieger & Co. distillery, live music by The Cowardly Lions and daring circus-style performances. Viewing glasses, menu and shuttle rides to the farm are included in the $85 ticket price.
Chicken N Pickle, N. Kansas City, Mo.
Total solar eclipses don’t happen every day, so Chicken N Pickle is throwing two events. The Solar Eclipse Viewing Party will take place from noon to 4 p.m., and include an aerial bartender who pours drinks while hanging from a hoop, themed cocktails, pickleball tournaments, DJ, swag and on-site games. The After the Glow event will begin at 7 p.m., and feature a rooftop glow-in-the-dark party, games, DJ and glowing drinks.
AJ’s Good Time Bar, Nashville, Tenn.
AJ’s Star Bar, the new rooftop bar atop country music star Alan Jackson’s honky tonk, AJ’s Good Time Bar, will hold an eclipse viewing party from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ticket holders enjoy a barbecue lunch, eclipse viewing glasses, T-shirt, commemorative poster and two drink tickets for $125.
Eclipse Restaurant and The Moonrise Hotel, St. Louis
The Moonrise Hotel is serving a souvenir Solar Eclipse cocktail, along with eclipse glasses, beginning Aug. 18 until the day of the eclipse to help guests get in the spirit. On Aug. 21, the hotel and its on-site restaurant, Eclipse Restaurant, will invite ticketed guests to the rooftop from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to enjoy an eclipse-themed buffet, cocktails, photo booth and a drawing to win a two-night stay at the hotel. Tickets are $35 online and $40 at the door.
In honor of the solar eclipse, four Dallas-area Houlihan’s locations are offering a $5 Throwin’ Shade cocktail with a sun and moon garnish, along with $1 “Moon” Stuffed ‘Shrooms that can be added to any purchase on Aug. 21. The Throwin’ Shade cocktail is made with Grey Goose vodka, cranberry juice, Triple Sec, fresh lemon juice and blackberry, and the panko-crusted “Moon” Stuffed ‘Shrooms are stuffed with garlic-herb cream cheese and served with creamy horseradish sauce.
Krispy Kreme, nationwide
In the spirit of eclipses, Krispy Kreme’s Original Glazed Doughnuts will be eclipsed for the first time ever by a rich chocolate glaze to coincide with the solar eclipse. Customers can get a sneak peek at the limited-time doughnut during evening Hot Light hours on Aug. 19 and 20. The doughnuts will be available all day Monday at participating U.S. and Canada Krispy Kreme locations.
If you hadn’t noticed the similarities between pancakes and the moon, Denny’s is reminding customers with a $4 All-You-Can-Eat “Mooncakes” special on Monday. While Denny’s said the Mooncakes will only be available for one day, customers can continue to experience the chain’s regular pancakes, which will continue to look like the moon every other day of the year.
Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries
Retro-themed Hwy 55 Burger, Shakes & Fries, with 137 locations, is renaming its popular Oreo shakes “Fly Me to The Moon” shakes on Aug. 21. Special pricing will also take effect on the big day, lowering the price to $1.99.
For those celebrating the solar eclipse at home, Toppers Pizza is offering half-off pricing for all pizzas ordered online for delivery or carryout any time on Aug. 21.
To promote its mobile ordering app, Quiznos is offering customers 20 percent off any order made through its Quiznos Toasty Points app all day on Aug. 21.
Hardee’s, Columbia, S.C.
Some operators are adding a charitable component into their eclipse promotions, like 19 Columbia, S.C.-area Hardee’s locations. On Aug. 21, 10 percent of all sales from the day will be donated to help raise funds for the Breast Health and Healing Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to understanding the causes of breast cancer and using that knowledge to prevent the disease.