Eats Beat: Eateries roll out pumpkin dishes, desserts for fall

Posted 2:17pm on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

Listen to Bud and social media editor Nick Dean talk pumpkin on this week’s Eats Beat podcast.

Pumpkin: It’s not just for lattes anymore.

Ten years after Starbucks made pumpkin coffee a fall craze, we are surrounded by pumpkin promotions.

From pumpkin beers to pumpkin steak rubs, it’s nearly impossible to miss the giant fall squash.

Some pumpkin possibilities:

•  Cafe Brazilgoes full pumpkin, serving both cinnamon-pumpkin pancakes and pumpkin cheesecake. It’s at 2880 W. Berry St., open till 11 p.m. weeknights and 24 hours weekends.

•  Glazed Doughnuts & Cafe, the “extreme doughnuts” bakery in Arlington, has a pumpkin cinnamon roll cluster called the “pumpkin spice”; it’s at 4306 Matlock Road.

•  Bonefish Grill, the Southlake outpost of the Outback-owned seafood chain, has been doing specials including pumpkin ravioli and pumpkin creme brulee; 1201 E. Southlake Blvd., open for dinner weeknights and Saturdays and lunch Sundays.

• The new fall menu at Grace, a classic fine-dining restaurant downtown, includes a beet-and-burrata salad with pumpkin seeds. (Try the new paella entree, too.) It’s open nightly except Sundays at 777 Main St.

• A Japanese pumpkin is called a kabocha, and pumpkin cheesecake is on the menu in all seasons at Shinjuku Station, a busy sushi bar and casual tavern open Tuesday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Mondays and Saturdays for dinner only at 711 W. Magnolia Ave.

• The timeless Japanese Palacehibachi grill and sushi bar is serving tempura kabocha pumpkin as an appetizer. It’s open nightly for dinner; 8445 Camp Bowie Blvd.

•  Vickery Blvd. Cafe, which adds special brunch dishes on weekends, has offered pumpkin-cheesecake-stuffed French toast with roasted-peach glaze; 4120 W. Vickery Blvd.

•  Spiral Diner, ranked one of America’s top vegan restaurants, gets in the spirit with a pumpkin-bourbon cheesecake; 1314 W. Magnolia Ave.

•  Curly’s Frozen Custard in Fort Worth has pumpkin custard and pumpkin-pie sundaes, and first-rate Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream in Plano has a “real pumpkin pie” ice cream.

•  Einstein Bros. Bagels has a pumpkin-walnut bagel. The menu also offers pumpkin-white chocolate cookies, lattes and pumpkin clusters.

Friday and fry-day

Texas Chicken-Fried Steak Day is Saturday, so we’re in for a chicken-fried weekend.

Norma’s Cafein Dallas and Frisco will celebrate Friday, serving chicken-fried steak five ways including a Buffalo sauce chicken-fry.

The Petro Iron Skillet Restaurantin Weatherford will serve a $5.99 chicken-fried steak special all day Saturday.

Other local restaurants offering specials include Matt’s Rancho Martinezin Dallas and the iconic Whistle Stop Cafein Decatur.

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