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A Fall Enthusiast’s Guide: Tasty Restaurant Specials

The summer to fall transition in Chicago was not messing around this year. On the exact day of the Autumn Equinox, the air was noticeably crisper – bringing with it the aroma of pumpkin spice lattes and Ugg boots. And because fall is in full swing, it’s only fitting that we take you on a tour of some of the most delicious, pumpkin spicy, autumnal specials our restaurant partners have to offer.

The Yardstick Pizza and Co.

Armand’s Pizzeria, Elmhurst

Yes, you heard us. A pizza the length of a yardstick. Although we have trouble fitting it into our delivery vehicles, this massive pizza is most definitely drool-worthy. It is available year-round but deserves an honorable mention for Friday night get-togethers, Sunday football viewing, and Halloween shin-digs! 

Armand’s is also featuring an entire fall menu for you to enjoy. Our favorites are the Mac ‘n Cheese Bites and the Snickers Martini!

Pasta, Pasta, More Pasta (And Salad)

Capri To Go, Indian Head Park 

Nothing declares “fall dinner” quite like a warm, hearty pasta dish. Capri To Go has your cravings covered with their Pasta Wednesday special (buy two pasta dishes and get your third pasta dish for 50% off). With plenty of menu options, it’s hard to pick a favorite at Capri. We’ve been loving the Stuffed Shells, stuffed with ricotta cheese and baked in a marinara sauce.

Are you looking for a lighter option to pair with your carb-filled pasta trio? We’ll let you in on a little “secret” seasonal menu item. When you call to place your delivery order, request the Cold Fish Salad; it’s as refreshing as the October air! 

Seasonal Lattes, Hot Soup & Pot Pie, Oh My!

Spilt Milk Pastry, Oak Park

Our friends at Spilt Milk Pastry are experts when it comes to curating a locally sourced, cool weather, cozy vibe. So much so that we almost don’t know where to begin. Their fall specials will guide you through your entire day – from your morning latte to a savory dinner, to sweet and flavorful pastries.

Consider Spilt Milk your new morning coffee stop, because the only way to pick a favorite from this fall drink menu is to try every single one. These drinks all emanate from the very heart of Autumn, featuring Journeyman Bourbon Maple Syrup, warming spices, real pumpkin, and house-made syrups. Our favorites are the Brown Sugar Latte for chilly mornings, and the Cinnamon Hot Cocoa for evening strolls past our neighbor’s Halloween decor!

Next in the Spilt Milk lineup is the Creamy Butternut Squash Soup, with a subtle hint of red pepper flake, and rosemary, and finished with local cream. The fall experts themselves recommend enjoying this soup at lunchtime with one of their hand pies to dunk into it.

And finally, the famous Chicken Marbella Pot Pie. If comfort food had a spokesperson, it would be this pot pie. Prepared with locally raised and roasted Slagel Farm chicken, celery, carrot, onion, foot veggies, olives, capers, & prunes. And love, of course.

We hope you enjoyed this sneak peek at the fall palette of our restaurant partners. If you get a chance to try some of these, snap a photo and share your review with us to be featured on our Instagram @deliveryfirst_!