Dreaming of pumpkin, spice, and everything nice? Here are 12 locales in Scottsdale that are serving up seasonal favorites.
For a limited time, Chompie’s is serving Pumpkin Pancakes, which are crafted with pumpkin puree and a blend of warm spices.
End your meal with a dessert here. The restaurant brought back its popular Bourbon Crumble, which features warm bourbon-spiked apples spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, topped with a crispy crumble coating, and finished with vanilla bean ice cream, a caramel drizzle, and toasty almonds.
From food to drinks, Kona Grill is rolling out the fall carpet. The menu now features Pumpkin Lobster Ravioli, with sauteed asparagus, lobster cream sauce, and charred shiitake mushrooms; Pumpkin Pie, with whipped cream, pepitas, caramel sauce, cinnamon, and orange zest; a Pumpkin Spice Old Fashioned, with Maker’s Mark bourbon, monin pumpkin spice syrup orange, a luxardo cherry, and angostura bitters; and a Pumpkin Mocha Martini, with pumpkin spice Rumchata, New Amsterdam vodka, Owen’s nitro infused espresso, creme de cacao, and pumpkin pie spice.
Snooze An A.M. Eatery adds several fall favorites to its menu. Find Pumpkin Pecan Pie Pancakes with vanilla cream cheese, caramel sauce, and candied pecans; a Sweet Potato Veggie Smash with avocado, asparagus, onions, and mushrooms; a Pumpkin Latte with house-made pumpkin syrup; and even a Pumpkin Martini made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, pumpkin syrup, and oat milk.
STK Steakhouse goes all-out for everything pumpkin. There’s the Pumpkin Ravioli & Dungeness Crab with sage butter, champagne confit mushrooms pecorino, prosciutto crisp, and pine nuts; the American Masami Bone Marrow, with umami Parmesan garlic bread and pumpkin spice bacon marmalade; the Wagyu Steak, served with roasted pumpkin, raisins, and crème fraiche; Pumpkin Pie, with caramelized pepitas, whipped ginger cream, and crunchy toffee; a Pumpkin Spiced Old Fashioned, with Woodford Reserve, monin pumpkin spice syrup orange, a luxardo cherry, and angostura bitters; a Pumpkin Mocha Martini, with pumpkin spice; and a Rumchata, with New Amsterdam vodka, creme de cacao, Owens nitro infused espresso, and pumpkin pie spice.
Local brunch restaurant SugarJam The Southern Kitchen has Southern-inspired fall dishes. There’s the Baked Jerk Chicken over a sweet potato waffle with peach cream drizzle, the Shrimp N’ Grits with crab and fried lobster, and the Lobster Mac N’ Cheese. In addition to Southern brunch, SugarJam also features a live DJ for Fresh Friday and for its Brunch N’ Vibe weekend experience on Saturdays and Sundays.
Both root vegetables and squash also shine this season. Stop by Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar for its Spaghetti Squash entree. To make, the spaghetti squash is roasted and then sauteed with organic broccoli florets, Campari tomatoes, roasted cipollini onions, roasted mushrooms, and sweet corn salsa before being deglazed with lemon Parmesan broth with garlic butter folded in. Once plated, it is topped with fresh basil chiffonade, pumpkin seed gremolata, Aleppo chilies, and freshly grated Grana Padano.
Indulge in creamy, festive fall flavors at Tom’s Incredible Ice Cream. The locally owned shop is now scooping decadent pumpkin and apple pie (with real pie chunks), pistachio ice cream, and caramel cheesecake. Other seasonal flavors include sugar cookie.
Looking for that pumpkin spice that makes everything right? Head on over to U.S. Egg for its beloved pumpkin spice menu full of breakfast favorites, including pumpkin-spice pancakes, waffles, protein pancakes, and coffee.
Zingara celebrates the season with four new drinks. Stop by the coffee shop, bespoke market, and wine bar for a Spice Pumpkin Cortado rimmed with honey and spiced sugar, a Caramel Apple Cold Brew made with house made caramel syrup, a Pumpkin Spiced Chai made with house-made pumpkin spice syrup, and a fall tea blend made with chamomile, orange peel, cinnamon chips, ginger, and rose hips.
Ready for Pumpkin Enchiladas? Find these—made with chicken tinga, pumpkin ancho mole, crema and pepitas—as well as a Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini (espresso, Kahlua, pumpkin spice, and cinnamon); and Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake.