Fall in Southwest Florida means temperatures drop from the humid 90's into the slightly drier 80’s, and even the 70’s. Locals get giddy pulling out their fashion boots and lightweight long sleeves. Even if it is not as cold here as in other places around the country, you can’t escape the excitement of the season.
It’s a time where anything with pumpkin and spice flies off the menus and the signature pumpkin spice doughnuts at Bennett’s Fresh Roast are no exception. The sweet pumpkin cream filling oozes out with each bite and makes the perfect compliment to one of the coffee shops freshly roasted brews.
One of the best places to dine on seasonal produces is the Purple Spoon. The owner has a unique relationship with local farmers, hosting special dinners and a weekly market with organic and small production vendors. Eating Smores around the fire pits at Tarpon Bay at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point is a big hit for those with a sweet tooth.
While the landscape is still more green than orange and yellow from the changing foliage, fall is a pleasant time of the year to dine outside day or night, on seasonal goodies, without the fear of sweat or rain showers.