Charles, West Branch, and a Halloween Party Guide

Charles, the West Village spot that's been billed as the next Waverly Inn, is opening tonight. [Eater]
A list of 18 spots ideal for fireside dining and boozing. [The Feedbag]
Danny Meyer says sales are up at his budget-friendly restaurants (Shake Shack) while his pricier joints (Tabla, Eleven Madison Park) are beginning to suffer. [GS]
A look inside West Branch, Tom Valenti's Upper West Side Brasserie opening tonight. [Eater]
It's not too late to make Halloween plans: GoaG has a guide to festivities across the city, including a number you're probably not invited to. [GoaG]