Big Sips, Small Bites: Crabby Granny Hard Cider and Restaurant Alba’s Pumpkin Stuffed Gnocchi Fritti

Fall flavors are in full swing with these autumnal gems. Savor them while they last, or before you get snowed in for the winter.

The Sip

Frecon Farms’ bottle-conditioned Crabby Granny is part of the family-run farm’s all-local hard-cider line. Crafted with Granny Smith and crab apples, this breed of mead ferments honey in apple cider. Dry and tart, with a smooth, clean finish. $8.99. 501 S. Reading Ave., Boyertown; (610) 367-6200, freconfarms.com.

The Bite

At first glance, Restaurant Alba’s Pumpkin Stuffed Gnocchi Fritti looks like a trio of effortless fritters. But the delicious reality is more complex: Potato-pasta pierogies filled with a silky pumpkin puree and finished with a crisp, flaky exterior. You’ll also find a smear of wood-grilled onion crema nestles beneath these beauties, paving the way for your favorite new cold-weather pick-me-up. $9. 7 W. King St., Malvern; (610) 644-4009, restaurantalba.com.
 

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