For those who listened to my bi-weekly appearance on KARN Newsradio 102.9fm yesterday, thank you. Here's that link to pumpkin patches all across Central Arkansas (courtesy Little Rock Family Magazine, which puts up with me and my lists!).
And the list of great places to get pumpkin-related items?
Madea’s Home Cooking off Woodrow St. Exit of I-430
*Savory bread that comes with the Light Lunch... is divine. I bet you could talk them into giving it to you without the plate, but why not go for the grilled tilapia, carrots, cucumbers, and boiled eggs with that heavenly grilled pumpkin bread? Outta this world good.
* The classic pumpkin custard... or one of the umpteen other pies they have there that's just as good.
*Seasonal only, but how can you go wrong with Little Rock's place to get your holiday pies? Grab some cheesecake while you're at it.
Ed’s Custom Bakery, Conway
*Buttery pumpkin in a buttery crust. Know what I'm sayin'?
Café Soleil in Eureka Springs
*Pumpkin Ravioli isn't just a good idea, it's a savory admission of guiltless pleasure.
Guillermo’s (coffeeshop off Rodney Parham @ I-430, next to Chili's)
*Won't smack you in the face with "oh lawd, how in the world am I going to finish this dayglow orange sugar beast" like that national chain we've all heard of.
Maple Pumpkin @ Brown Sugar Bakeshop
*Rich, moist, and decadent. Will make you want to put up your feet in front of a fireplace.
Pumpkin Spice at Cupcakes on Kavanaugh
*Pretty, delicate, and surprisingly spicy.
Capi’s in Pleasant Ridge Shopping Center
*Pray it's a day that pumpkin mousse is being offered... the four desserts change out daily. A deep glassful of velvet for the tongue.
Za Za’s in the Heights
*Decadently rich and almost too much, this deep dive into smoothness will stay with you for the rest of the day.