Fall is my favorite time of the year. It's just the best. And autumn 2016 is arriving after a particularly hot summer in which we enjoyed very few if any breaks from the heat.

So what am I ready to do now that fall has arrived, ironically?

Immerse myself in "the heat."

Yep, I'm a big fan of the cooler fall air so naturally I want to warm with a big bowl of CHILI!

Actually, I'm just a big fan of soup. But I don't eat it in the summertime.

And chili is my favorite...with grilled cheese...or a peanut butter sandwich.

It was a couple of years ago that I saw firsthand where some DELICIOUS chili is concocted AND who concocted it.

(And, coming SOON, I'll show you ANOTHER tri-state eatery with great chili, but for now...)

You've heard of a little place called The Big Dipper, right?