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LAST CHANCE TO NOMINATE: Who Has the Best Fall-Season Treat in Geneva? Deadline for Nominees Is Friday

Is it apple cider or pumpkin latte? Tomato basil soup or butternut squash salad? You nominate the item and business, and we'll do a Patch Poll to let you pick the winner! The nominations deadline is Friday, Oct. 14.

There's something about food and fall.

Maybe it's the whole harvest thing—the idea that we have this abundance of good food collected, and it's time to enjoy it. Or maybe it's some primordial siren song—the instinctive desire to fatten ourselves up for the long, hard winter.

Maybe it's the subliminal message delivered in the old movie The Bride of Frankenstein (here's the Young Frankenstein version on YouTube), when the Frankenstein monster meets the blind guy: Fire bad ... Food good.

But enough with the paragraphs that begin with "Maybe." What we're looking for here is some reader participation. Here's how it works (or not, depending on your willlingness to play):

In the comments section below, name the most delectable fall treat you can find in Geneva—and the Geneva restaurant or store where it can be found. We'll take the top three that get the most nominations (that means you can and should vote more than once for your nominee), and we'll put them in a Geneva Patch Poll.

For example, you could nominate the Harvey Graham Apple at  or the Pumpkin Cupcake at . 

You choose the nominees. You vote for the winner.

It's that simple. At the end, we'll announce the winner for all the local cyberworld to see. Then I'll visit the store personally and do a little eat-up and write-up.

So, if you love a particular fall treat, tell the world and support your local business. To be eligible, a nomination has to come from a real person, not a psuedonym.

I'm sure there will be other rules and restrictions, but I can't think of any right now. I've got a hankerin' for one of them Pumpkin Spice lattes at

As of 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, the nominees are:

  • hot mulled apple cider in International Food Courts
  • honeycrisp apples from Hillside Orchards at
  • the caramel apple at
  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip bread from
  • Chocolate pecan pie and Pumpkin spice Gelato at the All Chocolate Kitchen 
  • Apple spice Geleto at
  • And just about anything from (we need more specific information.)

The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14.

Kim Johnson October 14, 2011 at 03:26 PM
Pumpkin Spice Gelato at The All Chocolate Kitchen is AMAZING!!! I love the entire experience from the minute I walk in the door to the second I walk out. Stop in for gelato and walk out with a couple truffles for later.
Rick Nagel October 14, 2011 at 08:01 PM
TWO HOURS LEFT FOR NOMINATIONS!
Taylor Jean October 14, 2011 at 09:18 PM
They have a new Apple Pie gelato with pecans and it is absolutly delicious! It actually tastes like you are eating an apple pie and the pecans just tops the whole thing off! The staff is amazing and makes you feel welcome so I highly recommend a visit to the All Chocolate Kitchen to put you in an autumn mood and to have that wonderful European experience that everyone enjoys!!
Jody Wendt October 14, 2011 at 09:31 PM
The Apple Cider Gelato at Grahams 318 Coffeehouse was so divine that I went back the next day for more. It is a taste of fall in every bite. Delicious! Thank you, Grahams, for your 20 years plus of bringing the very BEST to Geneva. You are AWESOME!
Bridget October 14, 2011 at 09:56 PM
My vote for the best fall season treat in Geneva is The All Chocolate Kitchen's pumpkin spice gelato. It is such a unique option and is unlike any other pumpkin flavored gelato or ice cream I've ever had. The balance of pumpkin and nutty spice flavor is perfect. I'm still able to enjoy pumpkin in cold form which I prefer over pumpkin flavored hot drinks or breaded desserts. Thank you All Chocolate Kitchen for this incredible fall dessert!

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