Pumpkin Junkie: Six Places to Find the Squash of the Season in NoVA

Posted by / Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

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Sick of pumpkin yet? Good, me neither. 

PIZZA
For “Smashing Pumpkins,” Pizzeria Orso tops pizza with roasted pumpkin, smoked blue cheese, bufala mozzarella and garlic—with cream sauce—for a whole new take on a slice of pumpkin pie—pizza pie. /400 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church

SWEETS
Clyde’s has two decadent ways to satisfy your pumpkin-y sweet tooth with pumpkin fritters served with whipped cream, maple syrup and powdered sugar and pumpkin creme brûlée served with a ginger snap cookie on the brunch menu. 11905 Market St., Reston

BEER 
While pumpkin beer has been stocked on shelves since late summer, Crooked Run Brewing still has it on tap. The Jack o’ Lantern Pumpkin Ale is a sweet, malty, lightly spiced amber ale made with oven-roasted pumpkin and local butternut squash. The Leesburg-based team also posted thoughts on pumpkin beer—and their recipe. / 205 Harrison St. Suite B, Leesburg

BAKED GOODS
Warrenton’s Red Truck Bakery sells pumpkin bread sprinkled with walnuts and raisins, topped with a maple syrup, apple cider glaze and a crumble of dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds as well as pumpkin pecan muffins. Keep your eyes peeled for a Japanese pumpkin soup in the future. / 22 Waterloo St. at Courthouse Square, Warrenton

SHAKE
BGR The Burger Joint
 has a pumpkin shake made with Gifford’s ice cream and topped with a large scoop o’ whipped cream. Multipe NoVA locations

COCKTAIL
Ford’s Fish Shack is mixing up Pumpkin Harvest Martini, sweet and booze-light, with pumpkin liqueur and Frangellico. / Multipe NoVA locations

For at home pumpkin exploration check out these recipes that include a pumpkin cheese fondue. 

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