Pumpkin French Toast. Photography Courtesy of Kerbey Lane Cafe.
Where to Find Seasonal Flavors this Fall
By Christine Felton
Fall is knocking on Austin’s door and local restaurants, bars and breweries are spinning out pints, plates and cones showcasing the season’s bounty. Get your fall fill with these 30 picks for local fall food and beverages:
A HARVEST FEAST
This hearty gourd makes its way into autumn-inspired breakfasts, lunches and dinners. And, obviously, ultra-decadent desserts.
1. Breakfast star Kerbey Lane Cafe rolls out a special fall menu loaded with pumpkin classics each year. Order the pumpkin French toast made with their homemade pumpkin bread for breakfast. Or, for lunch, try the chicken and pancakes, featuring fried all-natural chicken breast, cinnamon-beignet pancakes, maple buffalo sauce and powdered sugar
2. Meanwhile, at Picnik, the health-conscious crowd can enjoy a pumpkin pie oatmeal or the harvest hash, made with roasted sweet potato, spinach, Brussels sprouts and a poached egg, while they sip on a paleo-friendly, whey protein-filled pumpkin spice latte: a seasonal twist on the cafe’s famous butter coffee.
3. Sonesta Bee Cave’s Hill Country eatery, Meridian 98, is getting into the swing with a seasonal menu, focused on locally sourced ingredients. Savor the sweet and rich butternut squash flatbread or share the Texas antelope sliders with a glass of red.
4. For a serious sit-down-and-savor, order the dry-aged Mangalitsa pork chop with pear butter and a hazelnut relish and at L’oca d’Oro. .
5. Chef Bryce Gilmore continues to focus on relationships with local farmers and ranchers this fall. Special menu offerings at Sour Duck Market include fried sweet potatoes, made with goat cheese onion dip, hoja santa and pistachio, and the roasted butternut salad, with pecan crumble, apple cider vinaigrette, pear, bacon bits and charred onion.
6. Keep an eye on the rotating menu at hyper-local Eden East, where autumn pre-fixe items have included a cold smoked butternut soup and fried okra pickles, harvested from the 5-acre family farm onsite.Tiny Pies. Credit Annie Ray Photography.
With autumn comes some of our favorite things: gorgeous patio weather, festival season, rich dishes and all things pumpkin.
7. Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? Relish a scoop of miso pumpkin praline vegan ice cream with spooky sprinkles or salted caramel swirl in a cone from Sweet Ritual.
Posted by: Visit Austin
Posted on: 08/10/2019