Posted by Cassandra Sturos / Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
Sick of pumpkin yet? Good, me neither.
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
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
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
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
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
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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