Eat a pumpkin!
There's something in the fall air...and it smells like roasting pumpkins. Let's do some pumpkin-spotting, shall we?
Sweet potato gnudi with crispy kale and spiced pumpkin seeds are on Blackbird's updated menu, which gets in the fall spirit with cocktails like the Mrs. Crabtree (Macchu Pisco, sparkling wine, crab-apple shrub, thyme, Bitter Truth Creole Bitters) and desserts like anise-poached pears with caramelized milk ice cream, chewy honey cake and black tea.
The October cupcake of the month at Magnolia Bakery is Pumpkin Pecan: pumpkin cake with maple cream-cheese icing topped with toasted pecans.
On October 30, Green Zebra restaurant will host a $38, four-course meal in which each course features pumpkin.
Cafe Selmarie's baked-goods case is going pumpkin-crazy, with rotating pumpkin treats, such as pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cupcakes and a "single serving pie in a pumpkin."
Drinkable pumpkin is happening at Barrio Urban Taqueria, where the Pumpkin Margarita contains silver tequila, orange liqueur, pumpkin puree and cinnamon, topped with whipped cream and garnished with a cinnamon stick and graham cracker–crusted rim.
R.J. Grunts is rolling out its Pumpkin Pie Milkshake: homemade pumpkin pie filling, vanilla ice cream and a generous dollop of whipped cream.
Never one to miss a wild-game opportunity, Frontier is serving a bacon-wrapped elk chop with mashed pumpkin, pickled brussel sprouts and house beef bacon.
Last but not least, in the pages of this week's Time Out, you'll see Red Door's baked goat cheese with slow-roasted apples, spiced pumpkin seeds, pumpkin brioche and a drizzle of apple-cider gastrique.
Check out more pumpkin dishes in Time Out Chicago Kids. In other words, good luck going out this month and not eating a pumpkin!