Philadelphia, PA - A pumpkin is a cultivar of winter squash round with smooth, slightly ribbed skin and is most often deep yellow to orange in coloration. The thick shell contains the seeds and pulp. But, when used to cook or infused in a stiff drink, the pumpkin turns into something delicious.
Where to Celebrate Pumpkins in Philadelphia
Old City's contemporary French bar, and restaurant helmed by Chef Christopher Kearse, recently debuted the fall 2021 dinner menu with a bevy of autumnal, pumpkin-focused dishes. Guests can enjoy a smattering of savory, seasonal fare including Pumpkin & Truffle Beignets ($13) served with miso apple butter, Sweet Potato & Lobster Bisque ($12) crafted with brown butter crème and pumpkin seed granola, and Roasted Chicken ($21) composed of lentils du puy, coffee pumpkin pureè, and delicata squash. Hours of operation: Wednesday through Sunday from 5 — 10 pm. -233 Chestnut Street
the locally grown group of popular breakfast, lunch and (in one case) dinner restaurants, is back with yet another round of seasonal brunch fare, complete with a toppling stack of mouthwatering, spiced-forward Pumpkin "Free Fallin" Pancakes ($14) prepared with pumpkin butterscotch pancakes, topped with an apple raisin cranberry chutney and fall honey spiced butter. Multiple Locations
one of Philadelphia's best beer bars is offering beer-lovers three deliciously autumnal pumpkin-flavored beers on tap for sipping on all season long with Dogfish Head Punkin Ale, Southern Tier Imperial Ale, and Saucony Creek Maple Mistress Ale. Hours of operation: Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 — 10 pm, Thursday and Friday from 4 — 12 am, Saturday from 11 am — 12 am, and Sunday from 11 am — 10 pm. Weekend brunch services are Saturday and Sunday from 11 am — 2 pm. 1148 South 11th St.
Chef Lee Styer's acclaimed French-focused restaurant on East Passyunk Avenue offers autumn in a glass with the brand-new, season Pumpkin Flip ($14) crafted with pumpkin pureè, rum, cognac, maple syrup, a whole egg, and evaporated milk. Imbibers can sip on this pumpkin-focused tipple all season long while taking in the sights of fall leaves surrounding the Singing Fountain. Hours of operation: Wednesday through Sunday from 5 — 10 pm. 1537 S 11th St.
Red Owl Tavern
The modern American tavern on Independence Mall boasts a decadent pie in liquid form, crafted by Lead Bartender Christopher Devern, with Apple, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie… ($15) composed of rye whiskey, Calvados, house pumpkin cream, apple cider liqueur, and egg white. Hours of operations: Monday from 8 am – 9 pm, Thursday and Friday from 8 am – 10 pm, Saturday from 9 am – 10 pm, Sunday from 9 am – 3 pm, and closed Tuesday and Wednesday. 433 Chestnut St.