I love fall. It's my favorite time of year. Football, fire pits, smoked meats, Halloween, bourbon, butternut squash ... these are some of my favorite things. As soon as Labor Day hits, I start daydreaming about my fall favorites. I grew up in Chicago, and for most of my life, I could count on that cooler weather arriving around September 22, the official “first day of fall.” In Florida, that cool, crisp weather may or may not roll in until in late October or November. Regardless of our mild fall, I still roll out the NOLA MOCA fall menu to celebrate the season. I thought I would share the story of what inspired some of our new dishes. We hope you join us soon to taste them!