Pumpkin spice is back – and big – this fall
Pumpkin spice has become as synonymous with fall as changing leaves and cardigans, and it’s no longer limited to lattes. These local businesses pump up the flavors with new and different ways to satisfy your need for everything pumpkin spice this fall.
Four restaurants at the Eldorado Resort Casino will feature plenty of pumpkin spice goodies throughout the fall. The Buffet will have classic pumpkin pie at its dessert table, and Roxy is offering pumpkin crème brûlée. For its fall menu, Italian restaurant La Strada will be serving up pumpkin spice gelato, as well as a pumpkin spice zabaione, a whipped custard Italian dessert.
The bakery at Milles24 brings pumpkin cheesecake to the table and preorder seasonal pies for pick up the day before Thanksgiving. In addition to the pumpkin cheesecake, Millies24 will have bourbon pecan, harvest pumpkin, Dutch apple and handmade almond Rocha available for preorder and pick up.
Over at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, both pumpkin pie and pumpkin cheesecake will be available at Toucan Charlie’s Buffet & Grille, Gourmet Grind and Java Coast.
Reno’s locally-owned bakeries are getting in on the pumpkin spice game, too. Homage Bakery on Ralston will have a pumpkin spice latte with homemade marshmallows to pair with treats like their caramel and pumpkin spice panna cotta. They have more pumpkin spiced goodies planned for other desserts throughout the fall season.
Batch Cupcakery in Midtown has included pumpkin in many of its delectable desserts, with paleo pumpkin cupcakes, mini, gluten-free pumpkin bread and pumpkin paleo cookies. They’ll also be featuring raw, vegan pumpkin pies, pumpkin spice cookies and organic Pumpkin D Up cupcakes.
Located right next to Batch, Great Full Gardens will bring pumpkin flavors to their lunch and dessert menus with pumpkin spice vegan chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin spice raw “cheesecake” (vegan and gluten-free), and pumpkin spice pancakes. Throughout autumn, the restaurant also will have pumpkin beer and savory pumpkin, sage and hempseed soup on the menu.
Pumpkin has made its way into chocolate at Dorinda’s Chocolates on Riverside, where its award-winning pumpkin truffle has appeared for the season. This milk chocolate truffle is filled with real pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg, for a decadent taste of fall in one bite.
If you’re after something to wash down all those pumpkin spiced treats, hand-roasted, pumpkin spice Brewster’s Coffee is on the menu at My Favorite Muffin. The Purple Bean’s two locations offer pumpkin flavor – including in the sugar-free variety – as well as pumpkin spice chai.
Looking for something a little harder? Great Basin Brewery’s seasonal Dark Horse Pumpkin Ale is back in the house. The Brewer’s Cabinet has teamed up with Hub Roastery to create the Java Punk stout, a “perfect blend of pumpkin spice and coffee” … and beer! This is a pumpkin spice milk stout that contains not only locally-roasted coffee, but pumpkins straight from Latin Farms, along with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and ginger.