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25 Delicious Dining & Drinking Spots to Try This Fall

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‘Tis the season for gathering around big, communal tables with friends old and new, or soaking up a little time together by the campfire with a full bodied glass of red. As soon as that first hint of fall foliage hits, we’re on the hunt for the most decadent pies, terroir driven wines, beautiful farmhouse restaurants and places to soak up the season’s best food and wine. Here, we’re sharing all the places you might find us this season, from trying our hand at bocce in a wine garden of Los Alamos to picking apples at an orchard outside Portland to seeking a culinary getaway at Tennessee’s famed luxury farm escape. We’re all over the map this fall, chasing winemakers, picking pumpkins and forever on the hunt for the best and spiciest-sweet apple pie.

Reporter: Alyssa Brown
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Glorietta at Anvil Hotel learn more

With a forkful of brown butter ricotta cavatelli in one hand and a glass of fall’s favorite spritzer in the other, you’ll be toasting to the glorious autumnal foliage and welcoming snowy season at Glorietta as soon as you take a seat. This Italian trattoria in Jackson Hole does it all right. The right drinks, the right food, the right people. Oh, and they’ve got the oldest neon sign in town, which reads, “you’re a stranger here but once.” Get the full city guide to Jackson Hole →
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Bodega Los Alamos

Los Alamos, California
Los Alamos is a buzzy little town right now, largely thanks to this gorgeous greenhouse, tasting hub and garden space. Wine, beer and cider are all fair game on the menus, to be enjoyed right outside in the gardens or while trying your hand at bocce. Sipped one too many to drive back to LA? Mosey on over to the Skyview for a stylish snooze. 
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Allagash Brewing Company

Portland, Maine
Tours and tastings are happening daily at Portland’s Allagash. There are tons of craft beer styles and flavors to make your way through during a visit, but be sure to check out the fall favorites like the Haunted House (a hoppy dark ale).
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Campfire Restaurant learn more

Inspired by the idea of sitting around a campfire and noshing on the best food in only the best of company, Campfire has all the feels of being gathered ‘round a hearth with great local seafood and market produce on the communal table. Order up a round of mezcal cocktails and toast to the season’s bounty. Read more about Campfire →
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Brunette Wine Bar

Kingston, New York
Market radishes, chèvre and trout roe make a delightful snack while you sip a glass of French pèt nat gamay at this Kingston beauty of a bar. Set right along the Hudson River, this small town makes an easy weekend getaway for city folk.
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Mt View Orchards

Mt Hood, Oregon
Portland people, this one’s for you. Fifty acres of apple and pear orchards set the scene at this Hood River Valley gem, and you can pick as many as you’d like this time of year. Also on deck: pumpkins, plenty of cider to go around, tasty donuts and hayrides on Saturdays too.
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Kimball House

Decatur, Georgia
Crispy sweetbreads, caviar, whole fish and steaks are likely to find their way onto your table at Decatur’s Kimball House, where the only thing that doesn’t feel decadent is the down-home style service. Though that too feels like a refreshing treat. Fall favorites change daily at this farm-centric spot, so stop on in for the best bounty in town.
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Scribe Winery

Sonoma, California
If you’ve been to Scribe in the fall, you know how good it is. And if you haven’t been, we’ll just say this. The wine is delicious. The views (of both the scenery, and the scene) are epic. And a fall day at this spot never, ever, ever disappoints. If getting to Sonoma just isn’t in the cards this season, you can usually catch at least one of the handsome brothers that run the joint on tour in the fall. Check out their lineup, as they may be coming to a city near you to pour their latest release. Get the full city guide to Sonoma →
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Sister Pie

Detroit, Michigan
Salted maple, coffee chess and sweet potato coconut pie are just a few of the heavy hitters at Detroit’s Sister Pie. All that, and the cookies are too legit to quit. Catch ya in the springtime, as we’ll be on the couch smashing rose pistachio shortbread for the rest of this season and next.
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Crack Pie at Momofuku Milk Bar

New York, New York
As addictive as it sounds, Momofuku Milk Bar’s Crack Pie is a simple toasted oat crust with a gooey butter filling. While rushing out to snag a pie at your local shop is usually the best option for getting your hands on one of these tasty treats ASAP, you can also order them online and have them shipped anywhere FedEx goes. 
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Tatte Bakery & Café

Boston, Massachusetts
With locations throughout Boston, Cambridge and Brookline, this Massachusetts bakeshop is killing it. To enjoy the best of the season’s offering, stop in for brunch and dine on a prosciutto and fig panini followed by a poached pear tart. Get the weekender's guide to Boston →
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Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards learn more

Sharing a delicious, farm-to-table meal with friends at a vineyard is one of autumn’s biggest highlights. This gorgeous setting should do the trick. Head to Pippin Hill’s tasting room at sunset to share a charcuterie spread with your people, and dive into the pairing options at this seasonally driven spot. Read more about Pippin Hill →
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Central Provisions

Portland, Maine
An autumn meal at Central Provisions might look something like this: start with a couple glasses of old port punch, move on to indulge in seared foie gras, ricotta gnudi with chanterelles, suckling pig with brown butter and marcona almonds, and finish with a sticky toffee pudding. Just be sure to bring friends along to enjoy this rich, seasonal meal with. Find more hotspots in Maine → 
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St. Genevieve

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minneapolis has no shortage of restaurants with great fall menus, but St. Genevieve is at the top of our fall agenda this year. It could be because of the cauliflower vichyssoise with poached lobster, or the gently cooked ocean trout with mushroom consommé. Then again, the freshly fried and powdered beignets always seal the deal. Get the full city guide to Minneapolis → 
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Primrose

Washington, D.C.
Our hands-down favorite French wine bar, Primrose has a fall menu that will impress any Francophile. Here you’ll dine on rabbit rillettes, country style terrines, whole roasted chickens and pork shank, all complemented by well rounded French wines.
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Blackberry Farm learn more

Blackberry Farm is one of the great culinary destinations of the country, making it a primo pick for a fall getaway that’s food and wine centric. Sneak off to the Smoky Mountains for a weekend of wandering the gardens, sitting in on chef demonstrations and tasting the absolute best food of the region along with exquisite wines.
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Dahlia Bakery

Seattle, Washington
Freshly baked pies are a staple of the season, and no bakery in Seattle does them better than Dahlia. These guys are famous for their triple coconut cream pie, and October’s Kentucky bourbon pecan pie is a major hit too. Get the full city guide to Seattle →
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Stem Ciders

Denver, Colorado
If dry ciders get you amped for the fall season, take a walk right on into Stem Ciders to see what’s on tap. Located in the heart of Denver’s RiNo neighborhood, the space is industrial, chill and an easy place to kick back after a long day of work.
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Brooklyn Winery learn more

A stop into Brooklyn Winery on a chilly fall afternoon is always a treat. Stop in for a cheeky glass of wine after work, or take a tour of the winemaking process right in the heart of Williamsburg. Read more about Brooklyn Winery →
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Sugar Bakeshop

Charleston, South Carolina
Apple upside down cake, pumpkin pie, pecan tarts and pistachio cupcakes are just a few of the seasonal highlights at this Charleston bakeshop. Be sure to order ahead if you’re treating a crowd to a sweet feast!
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Shacksbury Tasting Room

Vergennes, Vermont
The Shacksbury Tasting Room in Vergennes makes a great cider-sipping weekend hang with friends. Head here on the first Sunday of the month and you’re likely to find a gathering that includes a local food truck and some other friendly bakers and makers too.
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Julian Hard Cider

Julian, California
Whatchu know ‘bout cider? Whether it’s just a little bit or a whole lot, a trip to Julian will walk you through a tasty lesson. These guys are the kings of all things fruity, tart, sweet and mixed varieties of fruits too. If you’re in it for an apple picking session instead of a cider flight, that’s cool, just roll on over to the orchards.
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The Long I Pie Shop

Denver, Colorado
With pie names like Redhead’s Revenge (sweet potato ginger), The Drunken Nut (bourbon chocolate pecan) and Shoo-fly Pie (molasses crumb), you might think Keri Russell herself is crafting your pie to order. Alas, an order with the Long I Pie Shop is more likely to be crafted lovingly, in a cast iron skillet, by a local baker and apprentice than found on a movie set.
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Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits

Chicago, Illinois
It never really feels like fall in Chicago till you’ve hit up at least one of Bang Bang Pie and Biscuits’ locations. If you’re in the mood for savory, the biscuits and gravy are an obvious win. If sweet feels more autumnal, check out the plum apple pie with caramel and you can thank us later for the recommendation (via a mail-order pie, please).
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Capitol Cider

Seattle, Washington
Set in the heart of Capitol Hill, this eatery has over two hundred types of cider on tap. So, if you can’t get out of the city and into the hills and orchards, this might be an even better option. Plus, all the eats are gluten-free, and there’s a full calendar of live music, game nights and more.

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