8. Tupelo Honey
2000 Meridian Blvd #110
Tupelo Honey prides themselves on the new south flavor wave. They respect the freshness and flavors of the food itself, while jazzing it up a little by adding unexpected flavors to surprise their guest’s palates. The Tupelo Honey interpretation of traditional Southern fare is creative and inventive.
5 Dishes to Try for Brunch:
- Southern Belle Grilled Cheese (brie, gorgonzola cheese and house-made pear and onion marmalade on sourdough.)
- Shoo Mercy Pancake (their famous sweet potato pancake with buttermilk fried chicken, apple cider bacon, spiced pecans, whipped butter and maple syrup)
- Seersucker Steak and Eggs (sressed to impress, this grilled Creekstone Farms pasture raised hanger steak is served with potato cracklins, two eggs any style and a savory maple bourbon bacon jam)
- Eggs Betty (two all-natural, poached eggs on a buttermilk biscuit with smoked ham and house-made lemony hollandaise. Served with your choice of SC stone-ground goat cheese grits, potato cracklins OR sliced tomatoes)
- Tupelo Genuine Country Breakfast (two all-natural, farm fresh eggs any style, with choice of one breakfast meat and either SC stone-ground goat cheese grits, potato cracklins or sliced tomatoes)
What Makes Tupelo Honey Special
While enjoying your meal, check out the art. Tupelo Honey features works of art by local Southern artists. When you first walk in, the first thing you will see is a huge Tennessee state flag created by lead artist Simone Wilson, which was constructed from architectural relics dating back 100 years as well as salvaged wood from homes and barns across the south. As the original Tupelo Honey was opened in Asheville, North Carolina, they like to keep a touch of their roots with an eclectic mountain feel. Each artist with pieces on the wall have made blended works that have connections with both the Asheville and Franklin history.