5 Flavorful Fall Favorites You Can Find Year-Round - The Bend Magazine

5 Flavorful Fall Favorites You Can Find Year-Round

Apple bourbon-glazed pork chops, pumpkin empanadas, and other autumnal-inspired bites are available 365 days a year

By: Jessie Chrobocinski  Photo via: Black Sheep Bistro

Fall brings about cooler temperatures, staying cozy, and indulging in the delicious produce and spices that grow during harvest. The comforting seasonal recipes that heighten taking pleasure in the season seem to never stay for long. So, we’ve rounded up five local eateries that offer the comforting flavors we all crave during these days year-round.

495 Chesapeake Eats

Sophisticated and delicious, 495 Chesapeake Eats provides a unique dining experience unlike any other in the Rockport-Fulton area. Their specialty wood-fired seafood, steaks, and craft cocktails fit the bill exceptionally in the cooler months and year-round, from signature comfort dishes like their Maryland-style fried chicken to local favorites like U-10 sea scallops, cooked perfection with a truffle parmesan risotto and balsamic glaze. 

1008 E North St. Rockport, TX 



Sautéed mushrooms, spinach, and onions with shredded mozzarella on wheat toast and sprinkled with red chili flakes create a flavorful, hot sandwich. This vegetarian option over at 8TE is ultra-savory and satisfying. Add a side of sweet potato fries for a delightful and savory autumnal-feeling meal. 

 1220 Airline Rd. #250 


Black Sheep Bistro

Black Sheep Bistro’s Apple Bourbon-Glazed Pork Chops make an excellent dinner on any fall date night. Comforting, homey, and simplistic, these bone-in pork chops are grilled and glazed with apple bourbon reduction, served with “mashed potatoes of the day” and butternut squash. 

15201 S Padre Island Dr. Suite 120


Herrejon’s Bakery

Freshly baked sweet bread, French bread, and flour tortillas are autumn’s must-have ingredients in South Texas. Thankfully, Herrejon’s Bakery, formerly known as La Michoacana Bakery, produces some of the best Mexican pan dulce fresh from scratch daily from sugary conchas and sweet pumpkin empanadas.

3829 Crosstown Expressway


Marco’s Lunch Club

Comfort food is always welcome at any fall gathering, but Homemade Lasagna Ferrarese from Marco’s Lunch Club & Catering is an ideal dinner selection any time of year for an authentic Italian meal. Made to order with a delectable homemade meat sauce, bechamel, mozzarella, and parmesan, you’re sure to feel warm and satisfied at the end of this meal.

525 S Staples St.