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sL whereLocalsGo Review by Frank Geslani | Photos by Lorraine Haan-Stewart The Great PUMPKIN Roundup I t won’t be long now. If the Great Pumpkin comes, I’ll still put in a good word for you! Good grief! I said “if!” I meant, “when” he comes! I’m doomed. One little slip like that could cause the Great Pumpkin to pass you by. Oh, Great Pumpkin, where are you? — L inus from i t ’ s the G reat P umPkin C harLie B rown ........................................................................................................... Pumpkins are fall—starchiness, subtle sweetness and orange-ness. they satisfy that autumnal yearn- ing for comfort by delivering warmth straight to the soul. Pumpkin is everywhere this time of year and these are some of our favorite places to taste it: SAVORY PUMPKIN since expanding its kitchen digs, Colleyville’s trio new american Café has become quite the catering force and they are pretty bold about showing it off. if you’re friends with trio on facebook, their daily specials and recent catering gigs are mouthwa- tering agony for those of us who can’t go there nearly as much as we’d like to. save yourself the un- necessary longing and order chef Jason harper’s seasonal pumpkin and goat cheese risotto, perfumed with sage and black pepper, with goat cheese sourced from on Pure Ground Dairy in Bonham, texas. 8300 Precinct Line Rd. #104, Colleyville • triocolleyville.com the harpers aren’t having all the fun in Colleyville. Just a short drive east, chef sage sakiri is going 80 OCTOBER 2013 | full-on festive with his fall menu at tribeca americana Bistro & Lounge. tribeca offers a multi- course pumpkin bacchanal. start with pumpkin and maple soup, then tuck into a plate of pumpkin and sage ravioli, finish with pump- kin crème brûlée, all beautifully plated. 62 Main St., Colleyville • tribecaamericana.com STACKED PUMPKIN Leave it to keller’s DeVivo Bros. eatery to raise the pancake game this season. De- Vivo’s pumpkin stack is fluffy and light, but cozies you in a big pumpkin bear hug. they’re topped with a cinnamon apple cider butter for another layer of flavor. other pumpkin specials have been known to pop up there. Pumpkin bagels with pumpkin cream cheese from fort worth’s Boopa’s Bagel Deli made a recent appearance on DeVivo’s ever-changing board. 750 S. Main Street Suite 165, Keller • devivobroseatery.com SWEET PUMPKIN it’s hard to beat a classic when it comes to our fa- vorite fall food group—pie. oak st. Pie & Candy Co. in roanoke www.SocietyLifeMagazine.com ............................................................................................................ keeps their pumpkin pie blessedly traditional with the kind of from- scratch love that’s rarely achieved outside grandma’s kitchen. if you want straight-up, don’t-mess-with- perfection pumpkin pie, get it here. 110 N. Oak Street, Roanoke • oakstpieandcandyco.com sits atop a spice cake with a fasci- nating spice, texture, and color contrast. phone: (214) 772-2963 • bistrodesserts.com nobody turns tradition on its head like twisted root Burger Co., and their november pumpkin milkshake special is pumpkin pie in a glass. it’s exactly the kind of playfulness that makes them so popular. this shake is, without ex- ception, a seasonal bestseller. 101 South Oak Street, Roanoke • twistedrootburgerco.com for a little Latin flair, check out the impossible Cake Co.’s (aka Bistro Desserts) scrumptious custards and cakes. owner olga aguiar’s creations are showing up at restau- rants, corporate gift baskets, and gourmet food stores, but could be making an appearance at a dinner party near you. a silky, luxuriant and delicately sweet pumpkin flan SOUSED PUMPKIN Pumpkin puts us in a celebratory mood. at winewood in Grapevine, bar manager Josh Dawson toasts the season with a holiday-style manhattan using Buffalo trace bourbon infused with real pumpkin slow baked in winewood’s harvest syrup. it’s served in a chilled martini glass rimmed with graham cracker. 1265 S. Main St., Grapevine • thewinewood.com (pictured above) fall is when you’ll find texans outside, including at one of the area’s best fall patios—the Ginger man in southlake town square. while it’s there, savor the caramel and spice notes of new Belgium’s seasonal pumpkin beer, Pumpkick ale. raise a glass to the Great Pumpkin. raise a glass to fall. 1512 East Southlake Blvd. • southlake.gingermanpub.com