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Oct 9, 2007 08:22 PM

Pumpkin Dishes in DC?

Anyone know of any restaurants in DC with interesting options featuring pumpkin -- pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin soup, and the like? Also, what about pumpkin beer? I've just have Post Road and Smuttynose but neither captured the right taste. Thanks!

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  1. I think pumpkin beer is just a gimmick, fortunately one that isn't pulled out but once a year.

    Afghan restaurants do some nice stew-like things with pumpkin in chunks.

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    1. re: MikeR

      The Helmand in Baltimore does some *very* tasty things with pumpkin year round. They have an appetizer made of pumpkin that is outrageous.

    2. Go to Simply Home and order what I think they call sauteed chicken and pumpkin. Very tasty.

      Simply Home
      1412 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009

      1. Bamian at Bailey's Crossroads has a wonderful pumpkin disk (both as a main dish and a side dish) called kadu. Highly addictive!

        1. Cap City normally has a pumpkin ale in the fall. Can't vouch for the quality as I don't drink beer.

          1. Ben and Jerry's currently has a pumpkin pie ice cream. I tried a little sampling of it last week. It's pretty tasty but I wasn't sure if I wanted a whole serving of it. Certainly tasted like frozen pumpkin pie though with a graham cracker swirl thing going on.