Jeremy Lin's Halloween Surprise

Halloween Madness: Jeremy Lin's surprise appearance, smoking cocktails & twerking rock the Mr. Peeples party

Halloween Surprise! A Jeremy Lin appearance, fire drinks & twerking

20 Cynthia Suarez, from left, Jessica Diraldo and Anna Guerrero at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
Cynthia Suarez, from left, Jessica Diraldo and Anna Guerrero at the Mr. Peeples Halloween bash. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
24 Emma Payne, left, and Mirely Elizondo at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
Emma Payne, left, and Mirely Elizondo at the Mr. Peeples Halloween bash. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
26 Luis Carnero, from left, Frank Murillo and Mike Saez at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
Luis Carnero, from left, Frank Murillo and Mike Saez at the Mr. Peeples Halloween bash. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
25 Dr. Monica Patel and Imad Khalil at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
Dr. Monica Patel and Imad Khalil at the Mr. Peeples Halloween bash. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
23 Jennifer Martinez, from left, Sheik Waleed and Daniela Iosa at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
Jennifer Martinez, from left, Sheik Waleed and Daniela Iosa at the Mr. Peeples Halloween bash. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
22 Michael Hurley at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
Michael Hurley at the Mr. Peeples Halloween bash. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
19 Monique Hobbs, from left, Ben Patterson and Lisa Rogers at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
Monique Hobbs, from left, Ben Patterson and Lisa Rogers at the Mr. Peeples Halloween bash. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
21 Scott Moore and Jessica Diraldo at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
Scott Moore and Jessica Diraldo at the Mr. Peeples Halloween bash. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
6 Tod Eason, from left, Dr. Romy Mitchell and Lonnie Schiller at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
Tod Eason, from left, Dr. Romy Mitchell and Lonnie Schiller at the Mr. Peeples Halloween bash. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
18 Grant Cussans, from left, Angela Ellison and Martha Little at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
Grant Cussans, from left, Angela Ellison and Martha Little at the Mr. Peeples Halloween bash. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
11 Yasmin Breton and Misael Breton at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
Yasmin Breton and Misael Breton at the Mr. Peeples Halloween bash. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
17 Mark Sullivan, left, and Jason Reeves at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
Mark Sullivan, left, and Jason Reeves at the Mr. Peeples Halloween bash. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
16 Rachel Salbiah, from left, Dez Gunter and Catherine Ruff at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
Rachel Salbiah, from left, Dez Gunter and Catherine Ruff  at the Mr. Peeples Halloween bash. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
15 Bobby Lesaile, from left, Rachel Kay, Aymee Lynn and Randi Murray at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
Bobby Lesaile, from left, Rachel Kay, Aymee Lynn and Randi Murray at the Mr. Peeples Halloween bash. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
14 Ryan Elkins and Michelle Kaltenbach at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
Ryan Elkins and Michelle Kaltenbach at the Mr. Peeples Halloween bash. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
13 Lindsay Hornsby, from left, Emmy Carmona, Jessica West and Melanie Kramer at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
Lindsay Hornsby, from left, Emmy Carmona, Jessica West and Melanie Kramer at the Mr. Peeples Halloween bash. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
12 Mayra Adriazola, from left, Cori Taffel and Autumn Goodin at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
Mayra Adriazola, from left, Cori Taffel and Autumn Goodin at the Mr. Peeples Halloween bash. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
10 Natalie Jenkins, from left, Mandy Lara and Frank Vega at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
Natalie Jenkins, from left, Mandy Lara and Frank Vega at the Mr. Peeples Halloween bash. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
2 Rich Ortiz and Ella Markovsky at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
Rich Ortiz and Ella Markovsky at the Mr. Peeples Halloween bash. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
9 Nathalie Kosman, left, and Trisha Weisman at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
Nathalie Kosman, left, and Trisha Weisman at the Mr. Peeples Halloween bash. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
8 Lauren Mayo, from left, Mare Laborde, Dr. Navin Subramanian, J.C. Reed and Cody Mayo at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
Lauren Mayo, from left, Mare Laborde, Dr. Navin Subramanian, J.C. Reed and Cody Mayo at the Mr. Peeples Halloween bash. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
5 crowd venue at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
The crowd at the Mr. Peeples Halloween bash. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
4 Felicia Braverman and Ernesto More at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
Felicia Braverman and Ernesto More at the Mr. Peeples Halloween bash. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
3 Zach Derr and Krista Goodwin at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
Zach Derr and Krista Goodwin at the Mr. Peeples Halloween bash. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
7 Wobbe Ploegsma and  Stacy Gabriel at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
Wobbe Ploegsma and Stacy Gabriel at the Mr. Peeples Halloween bash. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
1 Paula Ferriera, from left, Fatima Fernandez, Paula Rodriguez and Brittany Do at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
Paula Ferriera, from left, Fatima Fernandez, Paula Rodriguez and Brittany Do at the Mr. Peeples Halloween bash. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
20 Cynthia Suarez, from left, Jessica Diraldo and Anna Guerrero at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
24 Emma Payne, left, and Mirely Elizondo at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
26 Luis Carnero, from left, Frank Murillo and Mike Saez at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
25 Dr. Monica Patel and Imad Khalil at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
23 Jennifer Martinez, from left, Sheik Waleed and Daniela Iosa at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
22 Michael Hurley at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
19 Monique Hobbs, from left, Ben Patterson and Lisa Rogers at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
21 Scott Moore and Jessica Diraldo at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
6 Tod Eason, from left, Dr. Romy Mitchell and Lonnie Schiller at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
18 Grant Cussans, from left, Angela Ellison and Martha Little at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
11 Yasmin Breton and Misael Breton at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
17 Mark Sullivan, left, and Jason Reeves at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
16 Rachel Salbiah, from left, Dez Gunter and Catherine Ruff at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
15 Bobby Lesaile, from left, Rachel Kay, Aymee Lynn and Randi Murray at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
14 Ryan Elkins and Michelle Kaltenbach at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
13 Lindsay Hornsby, from left, Emmy Carmona, Jessica West and Melanie Kramer at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
12 Mayra Adriazola, from left, Cori Taffel and Autumn Goodin at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
10 Natalie Jenkins, from left, Mandy Lara and Frank Vega at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
2 Rich Ortiz and Ella Markovsky at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
9 Nathalie Kosman, left, and Trisha Weisman at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
8 Lauren Mayo, from left, Mare Laborde, Dr. Navin Subramanian, J.C. Reed and Cody Mayo at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
5 crowd venue at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
4 Felicia Braverman and Ernesto More at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
3 Zach Derr and Krista Goodwin at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
7 Wobbe Ploegsma and  Stacy Gabriel at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
1 Paula Ferriera, from left, Fatima Fernandez, Paula Rodriguez and Brittany Do at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013

Newcomer to the delicious Halloween madness that rocks H-Town every October, Mr. Peeples reverberated Thursday night with a seasoned vitality that belies the restaurant's neophyte status. Close to 600 costumed revelers filled every corner of the two-story eatery where zombies spooked the wine cellar and where spider webs and creepy moss-hung trees imparted just the right eerie notes.

Probably no one relished this evening more than Mr. Peeples owner Lucky Chopra, who dressed as Slash from Guns N' Roses. He was surrounded not only by the Halloween throng but also by a bevy of entertainments that included a tarot card reader, Smilebooth action, a DJ, go-go dancers twerking in cages and screening of horror movies in one of the side rooms, all of which offered Halloween-themed party action.

For the party that kicked off at 9 p.m., Mr. Peeples' steak and seafood dinner menu was available for intrepid diners but plenty of sustenance was offered in the array of passed hors d'oeuvres and at the dessert tables set up in the main dining room. The hit of that selection was the Dragon Kiss, the bubble gum-flavored meringue freeze-dried with liquid nitrogen, which was described by one guest as "the coolest party confection ever." When guests bit into it, it exploded in the mouth and erupted in a blast of frosty air/smoke out of the mouth — dragon breath. Pastry chef Johnny Wesley was on a roll.

Sighted roaming the enticing party scene was Houston Rocket Jeremy Lin, who had been at Mr. Peeples only a few nights before for his teammate Chandler Parsons' 25th birthday bash.

Among the costumed crowd were Dr. Monica Patel and Imad Khalil, Lauren Mayo, Mare Laborde, Dr. Navin Subramanian, Lonnie Schiller, Dr. Romy Mitchell, Tod Eason, Grant Cussans, Angela Ellison, Martha LittleRachel Salbiah, Dez Gunter and Catherine Ruff.