Autumn Calls For Pumpkin EVERYTHING … Most Especially On National Pumpkin Day!



Alexa Mellardo

From pinning recipes onto your cozy seasonal Pinterest board, to picking up a pumpkin spice latte on the way to work, pumpkins are shown some serious lovin’ this time of year. The leaves change to auburn and crimson, cable knit sweaters and beanies come out of the woodwork and chic leather boots hit the cobblestone. Seriously, what is more perfect than fall in the northeast?

Autumn also calls for indulging in pumpkin everything … most especially on the holiday that celebrates this incredibly delicious fruit. Sunday, October 26 marks a special date on every fall-lover’s calendar. National Pumpkin Day. Whether you are preparing to snuggle up on a park bench with a divine pumpkin cream cheese brownie, or make a pitcher of pumpkin cinnamon sangria for the evening, savor your pumpkin the right way!

We have put together a savory roundup of pumpkin delights to honor this beloved fruit (and yes, pumpkin is a fruit not a vegetable). Enjoy and indulge in your sinfully sweet desires. It’s National Pumpkin Day for Pete’s sake! Local Boston-area restaurants are keyed in on the pumpkin hype, so join in on the scrumptious scoop…

The Blue Ox

(191 Oxford St, Lynn, MA)

Pumpkin paves its way into desserts, refreshing appetizers and eloquent dinner dishes. The Blue Ox highlights a top-notch dining dish: Pan Roasted Cod ($25). This entrée is comprised of cinnamon brown butter, pumpkin and leek risotto, in addition to a rejuvenating apple and arugula salad.