What’s on the Menu this Fall?

Even though we’re still wiping the sweat off our brows in Texas, cable-knit sweaters, apple cider donuts, and harvest wreaths are already creeping into our lives as if we’re trying to manifest the changing of the leaves. But we can all agree that even though we’re still baking in the sun, there’s one thing that definitely makes it feel like fall… hello pumpkin spice season! 

Pumpkins have already flooded coffee shops, home decor, and autumn festivals so it’s no surprise they’re making their way into downtown Brownwood. To put our community in the spirit of autumn, let’s see what Brownwood’s restaurants have on the menu this fall:

Baked Artisan Goods Pumpkin Cookies

Baked Artisan Goods

Rebecca Morelock, the owner of Baked Artisan Goods is one creative pastry chef! Each week she’s inspired to try new flavors but some seasonal specials we’ve already seen on social media have been: 

  • Apple cider donut cake
  • Vanilla bean brown butter cheesecake
  • Pumpkin salted caramel layer cake
  • Maple glazed apple bread pudding
  • Apple caramel and pecan cinnamon scones with a maple glaze
  • Pumpkin seed wheat sourdough
  • Brown butter pumpkin oatmeal cookies

The Coffee House

The Coffee House debuted in Shaw’s Marketplace this September and has already jumped on the fall flavors, but they got a little more creative than the basic pumpkin spice latte (PSL). Here are their seasonal drinks:

  • Maple Pumpkin Latte
    • Maple pancake and pumpkin, topped with brown sugar
  • Spiced Brown Sugar Latte
    • Spiced brown sugar and cinnamon, topped with brown sugar
  • Autumn Harvest Latte
    • Hazelnut and caramel, topped with caramel
  • Pumpkin Spice Cream Soda
    • Pumpkin spice, vanilla, Topo Chico, and cream
  • Wild Bill’s Pumpkin Spice Float
    • Wild Bill’s pumpkin spice craft soda, vanilla bean ice cream, whipped cream, topped with nutmeg and Biscoff cookie
  • Pastries 
    • Snickerdoodle cookies and cinnamon muffins

Common Grounds Coffeehouse

There’s even more to drink at Common Grounds Coffeehouse! Even if it doesn’t quite feel like fall yet, these coffees will certainly remind you of the holidays:

  • Nutty Irishman
    • Hazelnut, Irish cream, and white chocolate
  • Pumpkin Spice 
    • Pumpkin, nutmeg, and cinnamon
  • Winter Wonderland
    • Toasted marshmallow, nutmeg, and white chocolate
  • Snowflake
    • Peppermint and white chocolate
  • Santa’s Hat
    • Raspberry and white chocolate
  • Snickerdoodle
    • Classic cinnamon and sugar
  • Orcha
    • Milk chocolate and white chocolate
  • White Chocolate Mocha

Over the Rainbow Ice Cream

This chic ice cream parlor is Brownwood’s newest addition to downtown. If you haven’t tried a scoop yet, stop what you’re doing and head that way! Everything from the ice cream to the mix-ins is made completely from scratch so needless to say, our mouths are already watering over these seasonal flavors OTR has planned!

  • Oatmeal Cream Pie
  • Caramel apple
  • S’mores
  • Spiced cookie
  • Maple brown sugar
  • Pumpkin spice
  • White Russian

A Beer from Pioneer Tap House

Pioneer Tap House

Time to trade those IPAs for stouts and porters. Pioneer will soon swap their taps for the darker beers that’ll keep you cozy in the cold. Coming up first, we can look forward to a variety of Oktoberfest märzens from breweries like Rahr & Sons and more. Speaking of Oktoberfest, on October 15th, Pioneer Tap House will set up a booth outside, while the street is closed to traffic, for an unofficial Oktoberfest celebration thrown by a few businesses downtown. Come for good beer and live music! 

Also happening this fall are two food specials:

  • Fridays: $5 lunch special – 1 topping flatbread
  • Saturday: two 1 topping pizzas for $35


Teddy’s Brewhaus

When you can hear music on the street, it’s often coming from Teddy’s. Nashville and Texas singer-songwriter Walt Wilkins is coming October 21st for an inside show in the dining hall. So grab your mates, grab a pint, and enjoy dinner and a show! 


The Turtle Restaurant

Following their successful Oktoberfest this month, The Turtle Restaurant is hosting a delicious Thanksgiving meal on November 24th from 11 am to 3 pm. This will not be your typical Thanksgiving dinner because on the table will not be a frozen butterball, but a native wild turkey instead, served with a wild turkey pepper sauce and wild turkey cocktails. A portion of the profits that day will be donated to the National Wild Turkey Foundation. And be on the lookout for another special event planned for November 5th, details to come! 


10 Mile Productions

It seems like nearly every week, 10 Mile Productions is hosting another entertaining event or serving a delicious new special. This fall will be no different! Starting in November, 10 Mile will host a bimonthly supper club of 20-30 people. Pairing with their 10 Mile Productions wines and Texas craft beers, each 4-5 course meal will complement the month’s seasonal ingredients, most of which will be locally sourced. For example, “Jammin with Barb and Baked Artisan Goods.” The goal is to provide Brownwood with unique cuisine not easily found in town.  

As far as casually drinking goes, owners Sara Cox and Hayley Fowler think the following wines pair perfectly with pumpkin spice season:

  • 10 Mile Productions Orange Muscat
  • 10 Mile Productions “Texzen” Zinfandel