Food & Drink

What To Eat and Drink This Fall

Fall has officially arrived. Celebrate by trying these new and seasonal items.

Drinks

Step away from that Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. There’s a better way: delicious drinks from local coffee shops.

At Kaldi’s Coffee locations throughout the metro, you can now guzzle down a Baked Maple Pumpkin Latte, made from real baked pumpkin, maple syrup, cinnamon syrup and whipped cream topped with a sprinkle of nutmeg.

Photo via Kaldi’s Blog.

Not to be outdone in the seasonal drinks department, Parisi Cafés are serving three specialty drinks now through October 20. Locally grown pumpkins are spiced, roasted and then infused into Parisi’s house-made caramel sauce for the Pumpkin Caramel Latte, while the Honey Cinnamon Tea Latte is made with Cinnamon Rooibos tea sweetened with honey and topped with steamed milk. Craving something refreshing? Sip on the sweet and tart Concord Grape Soda.

New cocktails are also popping up around town. At Tannin Wine Bar, you can enjoy two new cocktails, including a Vergano Boulevardier, made with bourbon, Campari and wine mixed with absinthe herbs. Affäre recently rolled out its own lineup of new cocktails, including the Questionable Quince, a combination of Kraken Dark Rum and quince syrup topped off with the restaurant’s house made falernum foam and nutmeg shavings. Get a preview of the drinks on Facebook or simply stop in.

Food

Blue Moose’s Prairie Village location just reopened after undergoing a renovation, and the interior wasn’t the only thing that got an update. The restaurant features new menu items like smoked cheddar mac and cheese croquettes, ancho-honey glazed salmon, chile and coffee rubbed slab bacon over white cheddar grits, and dueling vanilla and Nutella flavored gooey butter cakes with vanilla mascarpone and a seasonal berry coulis. The new items will be available at the other Blue Moose locations in October.

Slap bacon and grits, one of the new items on the menu at The Blue Moose Prairie Village. Photo via Facebook.

For something a little healthier, stop by Gram & Dun for its local vegetable and burrata board, loaded with fall flavors, or the chicken roulade with asparagus, hearts of palm, dill vinaigrette and malt gastrique. Other new (or returning) dishes include French onion dumplings, fried, pickled green beans, and The Gatsby, a sandwich of bologna, house fries, Bibb lettuce and special sauce on a salt and pepper bun served with fried okra.

For a twist on a fall favorite, try Gram & Dun’s French onion dumplings. Photo via Facebook.

Urban Table wants diners to rediscover the restaurant, which just unveiled a new menu focused on fresh, nourishing dishes made from seasonal ingredients. Sample a small plate, like the grilled peaches with crispy shitake mushrooms, balsamic and sunflower seeds, or opt for something hearty, like the prosciutto-wrapped meatloaf.

You didn’t think we’d forget dessert, did you? Natasha’s Mulberry & Mott has moved to a new, larger space on the Country Club Plaza, where you can find confections from Lanmou, owner Natasha Goellner’s new Cajun-inspired candy and chocolate collaboration with former employee Megan Piel. We’re sure you’ll come up with plenty of delicious ways to use the coffee, maple bacon and bourbon flavored fluffs.

Cajun-inspired confections from Lanmou Chocolates are now available at Natasha’s Mulberry & Mott. Photo via Facebook.