This time of year, pumpkin spice is everything nice! From old fashioneds to facials, check out how the Valley is pumpkin spicing things up this fall.
Gainey Village Health Club & Spa
Think pumpkin spice is just for sipping? Think again. From Oct. 1 to Nov. 30, Gainey Village Health Club & Spa in Scottsdale adds a new seasonal treatment to its spa menu. The Pumpkin Latte Body Treatment ($129 member; $154 non-member) starts with a pumpkin sugar scrub to exfoliate, followed by a pumpkin latte masque, brimming with vitamin E and omega-9 nutrients. And get get gourd-eous for holiday events, for October only, the Organic Pumpkin Enzyme Peel ($135 member; $160 non-member) uses pumpkin and pineapple enzymes to dissolve dead skin while glycolic and lactic acids brighten and hydrate. The facial ends with your choice of dermaplane or microdermabrasion. Both treatments are 60 minutes. For more information, visit villageclubs.com.
The Sicilian Baker
Starting Oct. 1, pumpkin spice lovers will be able to order seasonal cannoli cream at The Sicilian Baker, with locations in Chandler, Peoria and Phoenix. At the build-your-own cannoli bar, guests can opt for a mini- or large-sized shell and four shell flavors like a chocolate- or white chocolate-dipped shell to complete their pumpkin spice cannoli. Another fall fave, apple cinnamon cream filling will also be offered at The Sicilian Baker cannoli bar. For more information, visit www.thesicilianbaker.com.
For National Pumpkin Spice Day on Oct. 1, take a trip to Frutilandia (with nearly 10 Valley locations) and treat yourself to its newest seasonal milkshake, Pumpkin Pecan Shake, topped with whipped cream and candy corn. It is available through Nov. 15. For more information, visit www.frutilandiausa.com.
Beyond pumpkin spice coffee (though it’ll serve that too), family-owned US EGG is now dishing up a wide variety of pumpkin spice breakfast dishes, including delicious pancakes and waffles. The pumpkin spice menu is available through Dec. 31. There are six Valley US Egg locations. For more information, visit www.useggrestaurant.com.
Kona Grill and STK Steakhouse
Launching Oct. 2, Kona Grill and STK Steakhouse will shake up a duo of pumpkin spice cocktails: Pumpkin Spiced Old Fashioned, with Woodford Reserve, Monin Pumpkin Spice Syrup, orange, Luxardo cherry and angostura bitters, and Pumpkin Mocha Martini, with RumChata Pumpkin Spice, New Amsterdam Vodka, creme de cacao, Owen’s nitro-infused espresso and pumpkin pie spice. For more information, visit stksteakhouse.com and www.konagrill.com.
The Phoenix-based neighborhood favorite, 32 Shea, has unveiled its Pumpkin Spice Latte, made with real ingredients (no overly sweet chemicals!). The restaurant is also featuring a Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini for sipping and savoring through November. For more information, visit 32shea.com.