What to Eat This Weekend: Squash

Get your veggies in now, before you hit Thursday's groaning table

A La Maison
The Main Line BYO has a risotto on the menu that centers on butternut squash along with spinach, taleggio and mascarpone cheeses, and caramelized onions
A La Maison, 53 West Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, 484-412-8009

Funky Lil’ Kitchen
Pottstown’s local spot features sauteed coho salmon with curried lentils, sauteed kale, served with a butternut squash and coconut milk puree.
Funky Lil’ Kitchen, 232 King Street, Pottstown, 610-326-7400

Try Hubbard squash two ways at the Rittenhouse BYO: Stuffed in pierogies and served with leek fondue and spiced creme fraiche; or have it pureed and served with a grilled pork tenderloin alongside black trumpet mushrooms, chestnuts and dried cherries.
Matyson, 37 South 19th Street, 215-564-2925

The Gayborhood’s most charming BYO has an autumn vegetable risotto on the menu right now, made with cremini mushrooms, autumn squash, sage, leeks, and Grana Padano cheese. There’s also a pumpkin fettuccine (pictured) prepared with roasted butternut squash, arugula, leeks, crispy parsnip and pancetta in a sage brown butter.
Mercato, 1216 Spruce Street, 215-985-2962

Chef Jeff Michaud is serving a rib-eye alla Fiorentina with a warm spinach, squash and sage salad at this North Broad Street outpost of high-end Italian cookery.
Osteria, 640 North Broad Street, 215-763-0920

Old City’s wine-centric Italian spot drizzles butternut squash sauce over pan-seared branzino, served atop a bed of spinach.
Panorama, Penn’s View Hotel 14 North Front Street, 215-922-7800

Looking for other ideas? Search our restaurant listings. Still haven’t made Thanksgiving plans? Try our Ultimate Guide to (Someone Else Cooking) Thanksgiving Dinner.

*Pumpkin fettuccine photo courtesy Mercato/Christopher Gabello