TAKE STOCK, FRIENDS: Summer might be for tomatoes, and spring for asparagus. But fall? That’s the season for the great pumpkin. Though pumpkin pie might hold sway as the undisputed king of the dessert tray, the hard chill in the air brings with it an increasing number of pumpkin-inspired dishes, so we’re holing up with the very best goods (or gourds?) we can find. (Bonus: We’ve even secreted an extra pumpkin item here if you need something to wash it down with.)
Pumpkin cheesecake ice cream, starting at $2.25
Three Fold Noodles and Dumpling Co.
Steamed pumpkin bowl, $10.89
The Farmer’s Table Cafe
Sweet potato* pancakes, $7.00
*Yes we know, technically not a pumpkin. But it’s close—and still darn delicious.
LOOK, WE’VE ALL been there. The dinner plates have been cleared from the Thanksgiving table, and you’ve loosened your belt by a notch or two and sunk into a tryptophan-induced coma. It happens every year, and this Thanksgiving likely won’t be any different. This is America, after all! But if you know you’re going to overdo it come turkey time, might we suggest seeking out these small-plate selections for your pre- and/or post-Thanksgiving meals.
Fried chicken wings with gochujang, $10
Tournedos au poivre (steak with peppercorn sauce and swiss chard), $18
Mixto champiñones con camarones (sauteed shrimp, mushrooms, tomato reduction), $14