PUMPKIN EVERYWHERE Spice things up with fall’s favorite flavor
There’s a familiar chill in the air and the days are getting shorter – and with those comes the promise of pumpkin spice everything. From craft beer and pasta to spa treatments, the season’s token staple shows up in many more places beyond the pumpkin patch.
BY MANDY HOLMES
Pasta, Please The versatility of pumpkin provides an earthy flavor for the handcrafted Pumpkin Spice Ravioli ($16) at Tomaso’s When in Rome (www.tomasoswheninrome.com). Stuffed with creamy mascarpone and pumpkin, the sweetand-savory ravioli – which also has pumpkin blended into the pasta itself – brims with rich flavors and is finished in a brown butter sage sauce. It’s the quintessential autumn comfort food and pairs well with a crisp, dry white wine. At the Patch The Halloween spirit has taken over the Town of Carefree from Oct. 19 to 28 with pumpkin carvings by world-renowned sculptor Ray Villafane. The Enchanted Pumpkin Garden (www.carefreepumpkingarden.com) will offer 10 days of free admission to experience mischievous pumpkin characters frolicking in the whimsical Carefree Desert Gardens, handcrafted scarecrows, live pumpkin carving, and a colossal carved pumpkin clocking in at more than 400 pounds. Activities will include a pumpkin patch, a corn maze, a pumpkin pie eating contest, arts and crafts, and a beer garden. Treat Yourself Rich in beta carotene and vitamin A, the Fall Facial ($90) at Luxury Skin Scottsdale (www. luxuryskinscottsdale.com) helps stimulate circulation, promote healing, and boost collagen production to help skin look as plump as a pumpkin. After the treatment, release toxins while continuing your seasonal spa journey at Onyx Body Shaping & Slim Spa (www.onyxbody. com) with the Pumpkin Ionic Foot Detox ($35), which includes a pumpkin foot scrub and a fall spice essential oil reflexology foot massage. Prost! The Great Pumpkin Beer Day at all four Valley OHSO Brewery + Distillery (www.ohsobrewery. com) locations will take place on Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., where brewers will experiment with more than 20 different styles of pumpkin beer with flavors like pumpkin-spiced latte and peanut butter-pumpkin. Tastings will be available for $1.50 to $2, and the event is free to attend. Slushy Time Trade in your pumpkin spice latte for a Pumpkin Slushy ($10). With a mix of cold brew, vanilla vodka, pumpkin spice purée, and spiced rum cream liqueur – all topped with cinnamon bun cotton candy – this boozy adult slushy is the newest beverage at Hash Kitchen (www.hashkitchen.com). Plus, the concoction is served in a disco ball for an extra festive effect. Glamorous Glow Give your skin the gift of an autumn-infused refresh with the Pumpkin Apple Corrective Facial ($85) at Skinapeel Beauty (www. skinapeelbeauty.com). Packed with rejuvenating nutrients thanks to pumpkin and wine extracts, the treatment imparts a picture-perfect glow to your skin. Enhance this (or any) treatment with a 30-minute Pumpkin Peptide Polish ($70), which evens skin skin tone and texture, perfect for combating end-of-summer beauty woes.
So Scottsdale! October ‘18