First let me say… there are SO MANY AMAZING restaurants in and around downtown Asheville, NC. This is just the first of many that I will be checking out and sharing with you here… but it is a wonderful one to start with… The TUPELO HONEY CAFE.
One word of warning. Do not come here to eat if you are in a hurry, because you will almost certainly have to wait a good long while for a table. That is because it is so good, everyone wants to eat here! But DO WAIT! It really is worth it!
A special the day we came that is not normally on their menu, a tomato pie was so tasty!
Veggie plates are always a fantastic choice here since so many choices are on the menu. The grits are smooth and succulent, and a perfect compliment to the asparagus and okra. The corn was super sweet and green beans were too!
I think the biggest surprise was my Shrimp and Grits. I have ordered it in many different restaurants around the Carolinas, but it us usually with brown gravy and sausage. This is the chef’s signature dish, called Brian’s Shrimp and Grits » Seven large delectable shrimp served over goat cheese grits with a spicy roasted red pepper sauce.
Different, yes. Delicious, ABSOLUTELY!
If you are ever in or near Asheville, NC and have only 1 meal there, make Tupelo Honey Cafe your pick. You will not be sorry! *(though more great options to be featured soon!)
12 College Street
Asheville North Carolina 28801