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The Fox Cities is home to a vibrant food scene. This fall, area restaurants have you covered with delicious seasonally inspired dishes and drinks.
All Seasons Coffeehouse uses locally sourced ingredients including coffee from Ruby Roasters in Appleton and milk from Lamers Dairy in Appleton. The Maple Spice Latte provides a unique fall flavor different from the classic Pumpkin Spice Latte.
One of the newest Fox Cities restaurants is ready to take on fall with their Maple Butternut Squash Soup topped with candied pecans. Toss on your favorite flannel and enjoy gorgeous views of the Fox River while warming up with this sweet and savory soup.
*This is a soup of the day so please call ahead for availability.*
A warm soft pretzel from Milwaukee Pretzel Co. will go perfect with a delicious local brew or a hand-crafted cocktail. Don't fear the chilly fall temperatures either because 313 Dodge has a heated and pet-friendly patio!
Draft Gastropub's fall menu is full of dishes perfect for this time of year, and it was to hard to choose just one. We called on our friends at noshfoxvalley.com to share their favorite dish.
"My personal favorite entrée one that truly encompasses everything fall is Draft's Butternut Squash Ravioli with Tenderloin. Butternut Squash Ravioli, Sliced Tenderloin, Brandy-Apricot Sauce, Goat Cheese, Pine Nuts, Cranberries, and Seasonal Vegetables. This dish includes so many traditionally fall ingredients and flavors. It's the essence of fall in a plate of comfort food. It's excellent paired with Draft's seasonal Autumn Waltz, a sweet honey bourbon cocktail."
Mark's Pumpkin Spice Bread pudding is a great way to cap off a meal at the famous supper club. If you aren't full from the best fish fry in the state and a few of Mark's famous old fashioneds, this sweet pumpkin flavored treat will do the job.
Manderfield's serves their pumpkin bread every fall, but this year the bakers decided to put a little twist on this local favorite. The sweet and moist pumpkin bread just got a little sweeter with the addition of chocolate chips. Stop by any of their Fox Cities locations to give it a try!
Lamers Dairy serves creamy soft-serve year round, but nothing can beat their seasonal flavors. For fall the good folks have whipped up a flavor combination so good it's scary. Their Pumpkin Spice Eggnog is mixed with their famous soft-serve to create a delicious fall-themed frozen treat.
This one is for all of the chocolate lovers out there. The chocolatiers at Wilmar Chocolates take one of their caramel apples give it the chocolate "works". The caramel apple is encased in a chocolate swirl and packaged up for safe travels. Visit wilmarchocolates.com to order yours today.
While you're stopping by Seth's Coffee to pick up your daily Pumpkin Spice Latte check out some of their bakery items. The Pumpkin Ginger Snap cupcakes are the perfect fall-themed way to treat yourself.
10. Fox River Brewing Company - White Chicken Chili
Fox River Brewing Company is connected to the Fox River Mall and is a great spot to stop for a bite to eat after a day of shopping. A fall food blog wouldn't be complete without mention of chili, and Fox River Brewing Company's World-Famous White Chicken Chili is some of the best that the Fox Cities have to offer. The warm and flavorful chili topped with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of cheese will take the fall chill out of you on the first bite.
Vande Walle's is ready to help your sweet tooth with their caramel apples. Gigantic apples are placed on a wooden stick and dipped in Vande Walle's award winning caramel. The finished products are then topped with anything sweet you could imagine. Stop in to see all of the different flavors available!
October and Wisconsin Craft Beer go together like peanut butter and jelly. The brewers at Appleton Beer Factory are pumping out plenty of their Oktoberfest for Fox Cities locals and visitors to enjoy. We asked the brewers to describe the lager, "Amber-brown, our Oktoberfest lager bier has good caramel, malty flavor that comes on strong and dissipates quickly for a clean finish. It'll make you want to take your lederhosen off and spin them around in the air! Ziggy-zaggy, ziggy-zaggy, oi oi oi!!"
*Banner image by IG@noshfoxvalley.