Four things our A&E writers are loving this week

Enjoy the start of fall with pumpkin spice pancakes and “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.”

A&E Staff

Fall is in full swing. Enjoy the season with autumnal breakfast specials at a St. Paul breakfast bar or outdoor market yoga. Our A&E writers have picked their weekly faves to put some pumpkin-flavored spice into your mid-September week.

“Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” Season 2: Within the first few minutes of the RHOSLC Season 2, which premiered last Sunday, Jen Shah picks up a phone call from her husband, a University of Utah football coach, before frantically exiting a limousine that appears to have been parked in front of a strip mall. Soon after Jen’s departure, police arrive and a helicopter flies overhead. Jen’s fellow RHOSLC cast mates, all of which were on that same limo, learn that Jen and her husband, Sharrieff, have been charged with fraud and money laundering. In the title sequence that immediately follows, Jen returns to the screen to ecstatically debut her season two catchphrase, “The thing I’m guilty of is being Shah-mazing!” This very well could be the most chaotic and intoxicating show on air. – James Schaak

Hope Breakfast Bar’s new fall specials: While some usher in autumn with warm cable-knit sweaters and pumpkin carving, I’m all about the food — the pumpkin breads, the apple pies, the hearty soups and beefy stews. So it’s no surprise that fall foods make my heart sing, and when Hope Breakfast in St. Paul released their fall menu specials, my heart was indeed singing. Find pumpkin pancakes doused in pumpkin syrup and topped with pumpkin whipped cream on their menu, along with cheddar cheese French toast and a biscuit filled with cheese, eggs and chili. – Nina Raemont

MY Yoga at Malcolm Yards Market – Feeling stressed? Searching for a way to get active on the weekends? Look no further than the Malcolm Yards Market’s free yoga classes. Held every Sunday at 10 a.m., these instructor-led, hour-long sessions are open to the public and a great alternative to a spendy group fitness class. Make your morning just a little bit sweeter and stick around for the French toast bake on Sundays, too. – Sophia Zimmerman

“Sex Education” Season 3: It’s been a while since we’ve caught up with Otis, Eric, Maeve and the rest of the Moordale crew, but school is back in session. Netflix just dropped the long-awaited third season of “Sex Education,” and patient fans of the show will find that it was definitely worth the wait. Our favorite characters from the first two seasons have returned, older and more in touch with themselves. But there’s also a new face who might look familiar to Twin Cities music fans — Cal, a transfer student at Moordale Secondary School, is played by Minneapolis-based musician Dua Saleh. The lovable cast navigates new relationships, new drama and the other joys of being a high schooler in the show’s third season, and it should definitely be at the top of your watchlist this week. – Macy Harder