Bob and I have been trying to take full advantage of all the different restaurants Asheville has to offer. For the last few weekends we have been heading into downtown Asheville and today we went to Tupelo Honey Cafe. My first thought of Tupelo before I had even seen the restaurant was that it was a local chain. That it was going to be “corporate” and decorated like your local fern bar. Not my favorite type of restaurant by a long shot. It was cold and gray outside, looking like snow and I wanted a restaurant with some atmosphere.
Tupelo Honey is small, very comfortable, cozy.
A great place to hang out. Have a late breakfast/early lunch with a few Bloody Mary’s and the newspaper.
We were there for an early dinner and had the boys with us so there wouldn’t be much alcohol consumption going on. Although I did have a pretty damn good Bloody with a Pickled Okra and kickin horseradish! Good stuff.
They started us off with fresh biscuits…..
This is what I had and it was amazing. So good. My salad had pickled beets and onions, bacon, carrots, spiced pecans, tomatoes, goat cheese, with pecan vinaigrette. I LOVE goats cheese. This with the tomato soup was perfect.
Bob had the Appalachian Egg Rolls (yes I spelled it wrong on the photo, too late to correct it). Pulled pork with jalapeno BBQ sauce with braised greens, pickled onions & shredded Carrots.
Sam and Carter joined us today and they seemed to enjoy it. Sam had the Cheeseburger…cannot remember if it was organic or grass fed. Carter chose the full starch fest…Mac and Cheese, Grilled corn on the cob and home fries.
They really focus on buying local and being organic without being in your face about it. They also offer Vegan, Gluten Free and Soy Free.
Don’t know if you can read the card on the table but it says:
Asheville is the epicenter of the Foodtoplan Society, a community of folks who believe fantastic, authentic, fresh, local food equals more than simple nourishment. It’s our way of life.
We are proud to work with 14 different farms and purveyors in Western North Carolina to bring goodness to your table.
This is not a paid review, just us going out for dinner. We really enjoyed everything about it.
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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will come back again!