Tupelo Honey

Tupelo Honey, 2000 Meridian Blvd, in the former Bosco building is set to open on October 19. We had the opportunity to check out the new space, sample some food and learn more about Tupelo Honey.

The 7,300 square foot space offers seating for 172 diners with an additional 50 on the patio. A full bar is offered with 37 beers on tap.  There were six local brews on tap: Yazoo, Mill Creek, Hap & Harry’s, Tailgate and Jackalope.

Known for “Southern Inspired” fare, the selection of items on the menu was eclectic from pimento cheese dip to egg rolls (on the small plate menu.)

Drink offerings included the traditional sodas and of course sweet tea. We ordered the speciality non-alcoholic drinks with our meal. Lavender Fizz is mix of lavender infused oil with ginger ale. Refreshing and perhaps one of the most unique drinks we have ever tried.

With each of your meals you receive a complimentary biscuit—comfort food at its best served with honey and jam. It is a small plate of deliciousness sprinkled with seasoning on top. I’d say it was worth the entire meal.

Since we were there for lunch, the offerings included a traditional burger, southern fried chicken sandwich, classic cheesy grill & a spinach, mushroom, and roasted red pepper havarti melt.  Each of these came with a choice of side and since we were in a southern inspired restaurant, we went with the baked mac & cheese. A non traditional version of mac & cheese but very rich and  not something you could eat everyday.

Here is the most disappointing part of the meal.  There are only two dessert offerings on the menu, pecan pie with chocolate ganache and banana pudding.  We choose the pecan pie and as we mentioned before that the biscuit was worth the meal, I think we will change that to add the pecan pie would be worth starting the meal or maybe just order the pie and biscuit, the only thing that would make it better was if the heated it up for just a few seconds and then it would be out of this world.

It’s your turn to check out Tupelo Honey on October 19. If you go,they will only be serving dinner from October 19 through November 1 with lunch service beginning on November 2. Hours will be Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Donna Vissman
Donna is one of those former corporate types (Xerox) who wanted to try something new. She went from marketing to blogger and now Style Editor, and is always on the look out for what’s trending in restaurants, new stores, charity events and entertainment. To keep up the pace, Donna is usually found drinking at least one Cold Brew coffee a day or on a busy day make it two.