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The Austrian-style apple strudel ($8 to-go, $10 dine-in, $48 for entire strudel) at Gerhard’s Elegant European Desserts is said to be better than the ones sold in Austria. Peter Kaspari/22nd Century Media
Pumpkin crème brûlée ($7) is one of the seasonal desserts at Abigail’s American Bistro in Highland Park. The crème brûlée is topped with candied walnuts and a cranberry compote. Erin Yarnall/22nd Century Media
The pumpkin ravioli at Convito Cafe & Market has been made by hand at the Wilmette business since the 1980s. Photo Submitted
The vampire taco ($6.75) at Yard House in Glenview is filled with carnitas, bacon and chorizo and topped with guacamole and cilantro. The taco is then wrapped in a grilled, crispy cheese-crusted tortilla. Photo submitted
A variety of decorated Halloween sugar cookies ($2.05-$3.95) are available to purchase at Three Tarts Bakery and Cafe in Northfield. Megan Bernard/22nd Century Media
The pumpkin ravioli ($17.95 in cafe/$12.99 per pound) at Convito Cafe & Market has been made by hand at the Wilmette business since the 1980s. Photo submitted
Northbrook’s Leonidas Chocolate Cafe is offering a bevy of fall-inspired drinks this season. Among its most popular options are its warm apple cider ($4.75, left) and its pumpkin spice latte ($4.70, center with whipped cream, right without). 22nd Century Media File Photo
Eric DeGrechie, Managing Editor
3:00 am CDT October 23, 2019
As we creep closer to Halloween, our consumption of apples, pumpkins and other fall foods and beverages grows at a bloodcurdling pace.