Top Five Places to Dine in the Rogue Valley in October

Harvest Dinner in the Pumpkin Patch – October 5th

3939 West Main St. Medford

White Country Farms is hosting a Harvest Dinner in conjunction with Simple Machine Wines. This is truly an experience where you can enjoy the beautiful Fall in the Rogue Valley while eating freshly prepared entrees by Truffle Pig Craft Kitchen. Skyler Golden and Shawna Williams have put together an absolutely stunning menu which includes caramelized Pumpkin Bread Pudding. To view the entire menu go here: .If you miss their Harvest Dinner, check out their upcoming Chili Cook-Off or BBQ & Brews Competition coming up also in October.

CABA Authentic Argentine Empanadas

137 S. Central Ave.

This little gem is tucked between Immortal Spirits Distillery and the Rogue Community College campus. Gerardo and Laura are an Argentinian couple who started this family business in Downtown Medford on central Street. We suggest you try their steak fillet marinated in chimichurri sauce with ham, melted cheese, lettuce, tomato, caramelized onions and a grilled egg on crusty toasted slices of French bread for a hearty lunch. If you stop by for dinner, it will be difficult to choose only one type of empanada, so visit hungry! Also, be sure to try one of their gluten-free sweet Alfajores (cookies) made with corn starch. They are a special treat. We took home a few last time and shared them with rave reviews. They are open 10:00 – 6:00 pm Monday through Friday only.

New Sammy’s Cowboy Bistro

2210 South Pacific Highway

Talent, OR

If you want lunch, you will need to get there between 12:00 and 1:15pm with no exception and dinner is served between 5:00 and 8:00 pm. Do not be late or you will not get fed. However, it is worth it for the flavors. A friend just told us, that in his opinion, the hamburger is the best in the area. Charlene and Vernon Rollins serve up some rustic and tasty fare like Grilled Umpqua Valley Lamb Loin Chops or Truffle Cheese-filled Tortellini with corn, zucchini, chanterelles, sweet onion and garlic in a sweet Marjoram-Butter broth.

Gtano’s Nuevo Latin Cuisine

218 SW G Street

Grants Pass, OR

Grilled Shrimp Tacos – yum! If you are looking for a place in Grants Pass with mouth-watering food with lots of vegetarian choices and great customer service then you should check out Gtano’s. This Peruvian restaurant offers the flavors of Bolivia, Argentina, Peru and Columbia. With the temperatures dropping down in October, their food will keep you heated up.! They open at 3:00 pm, so get your evening appetite ready and relax in their friendly and cozy atmosphere.

The Schoolhaus Brewhaus

525 Bigham Knoll Drive

Jacksonville, OR

This German dining experience in a 1908 brick school building will have you Oktoberfesting all month long! Inspired by Bavarian cuisine, you have your choice of German beers on tap and in the bottle like a Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel on tap or a Carlsburg. On Saturday and Sunday, they have an abundant brunch that takes place from 10:30 to 2:30 pm that the whole family can enjoy. There is always something going on at this location.They are featuring the entree of Wild Pacific Sockeye Salmon this month. To view their menu and to find out more about the beautiful campus, visit: .

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