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Pumpkin Spice Assault, Stellar Wine Bars & More Intel

Mini news-bites for the morning.

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Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Make it stop

There's a very mild chill in the air, so of course that means pumpkin spice is everywhere — including places it shouldn't be. Eater offers 49 dubious pumpkin spice-flavored foods from over the years (Pumpkin Spice Four Loko?). [E]

Time to whine

This is just a solid list of area wine bars. As a bar category, the wine bars that D.C. has are pretty great, but it's somewhat surprising there aren't more of them. [Thrillist]

In honor of Zima

Speaking of wine, Fainting Goat currently has a funny spin on it on its cocktail menu. The restaurant is making its own wine cooler-inspired cocktails, which should bring some nostalgia to former rebellious teenagers everywhere (try the one that mixes cola and red wine, similar to the Spanish kalimotxo).

Cooking class without going to class

WaPo reviews a handful of online cooking classes to see if they measure up. Each has pros and cons: Craftsy sounds promising. [WaPo]