A few months ago, along the growing edges of Cameron Village in Raleigh, Tupelo Honey Café found a spot and opened its doors. Since then, it’s been a magnet for people with different appetites. Twice, we tried to secure lunch there and twice, with the wait 45 minutes or more, we ventured across Oberlin Road to enjoy Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, a Charlotte-born restaurant with more than 25 locations. But we were determined to get to Tupelo Honey Café to see if the Raleigh location is as delicious as the original spot in Asheville.
Last Saturday, for brunch, we finally made it. We were not disappointed in the menu selections, the food that arrived and the two types of Bloody Mary’s we enjoyed. Its website says: We believe it’s a magical place with magical food inspired by the magical South. We take our cue from fresh ingredients from our Blue Ridge Mountains and put them at the heart of what we serve. Its website is spot on! Here are menu descriptions of what we took pleasure:
- TUPELO HONEY SCRATCH-MADE BLOODY MARY: We make our delicious Bloody Mary mix in-house. Served in a 10-ounce glass with a lime-salt rim, fresh lemon and pickled okra.
- MOONSWINE MARY™: Jalapeño-Poblano-infused moonshine and house-made Bloody Mary mix adorned with maple-peppered bacon, pimento cheese-stuffed olives and a bacon-salt rim (16 oz)
- FRIED CHICKEN AND BISCUITS: All-natural, hormone-free buttermilk fried chicken with crispy TN country ham and fresh basil over two buttermilk biscuits ladled with milk gravy Add One Fried Egg*
- EGGS BETTY: Two all-natural, medium-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, home fries or sliced tomatoes.
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