Channel your inner gourd-mand with these Peninsula pumpkin dishes and drinks

When the calendar turns to October, I’m one of those people who eagerly puts up my Halloween decorations, peruses pumpkin patches and scopes out the aisles of Trader Joe’s for new and returning pumpkin-flavored foods. For those of you in a similar state of mind, we bring you a running roundup of Peninsula pumpkin dishes and drinks both sweet and savory to stoke that fall feeling.

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How an ‘Almost Famous’ fried chicken sandwich is inspiring a Peninsula pizzeria’s expansion

When Lars Smith and his family opened the first State of Mind Public House and Pizzeria, the restaurant quickly became busier than the Peninsula family that founded it had expected. So when they realized they didn't have enough room in their fryers to keep up with demand, one of the menu items they'd carefully developed was written off the menu. The "Almost Famous" fried chicken sandwich became just that – ...

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Hold my stein: Here’s The Six Fifty’s guide to Oktoberfest 2022

For the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Oktoberfest, the fabled beer festival held in Munich, Germany, has returned. If you haven’t booked your flights to Munich for the real thing, you can always indulge in some of the local Oktoberfest festivities taking place right here on the Peninsula.

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