Located in the new and shiny Star Complex in Frisco, Tupelo Honey is a little beacon of hope for Texas foodies – the vegetarian ones like me. From the wait staff that pulls out the chair for you to the menu boasting southern classics like buttery drop biscuits, fried okra, fried green tomatoes and mac-n-cheese – Tupelo Honey Cafe oozes southern charm with a modern flair. It pays homage to Southern food and drink traditions while creating new ones along the way. Originally opened in Asheville, North Carolina – today, Tupelo Honey Cafe has 12 locations across the Southeast and continues to offer the same inspired interpretations of Southern food as the original restaurant.
I had seen some amazing foodstgrams from fellow Bloggers and added Tupelo Honey to my list of restaurants to try. The meal was worthy of all the buzz and I could see why it is garnering a tremendous following in online publications and social media outlets. They even have two nationally published cookbooks through Andrews McMeel, an imprint of Simon and Schuster. They have been featured in The New York Times, Southern Living, Garden and Gun, The FoodNetwork and People.com.
Their food is responsibly-sourced by farmers who pour their hearts and souls into everything they do. “From farm to the Southern table, our purveyors are the very best of the best. Southern spirit is infused into every bite of our flavor driven dishes. Our food is a revival of southern classics that create an experience so soulful” say the staff proudly.
On our table
We were there for lunch on a weekday and ordered a few veggie dishes and a brunch dish. First things first – get yourself a Seersucker Martini that comes with a purchase of an entrée, salad, sandwich, or lunch plate. We ordered some small plates – their version of pakoras came on a pretty plate with fried okra and cauliflower in chickpea batter, buttermilk saffron dipping sauce. When in a Southern establishment you got a have a plate of fried green tomatoes!
I ordered the Grateful ‘Veg’ Burger which was made from scratch black bean burger, served on a bun with roasted red onion, arugula and meyer lemon aioli. The Cauliflower Steak looked tempting too. I switched my fries out for a side of Honey Roasted Brussels & Hominy. Hubby had their stack of sweet potato pancakes with chicken and some fried eggs.
If you go for their brunch, which we will soon don’t miss – Avocado toast points served with aleppo peppers and red chili honey drizzle or Southern Shakshuka – 2 baked eggs served with goat cheese grits and creole sauce. We have our eye on a stack of Banana pudding layered pancakes for next time. If you have a healthy appetite get the Honey Dusted Fried Chicken their famous half-bird, 24-hour brined and fried then sprinkled with a signature ‘bee dust’, served with two sides. Wash it all down with some Tupelo Honey Mimosa or Peach Bellini.
Tupelo Honey also prides itself in its commitment to community through partnerships with various philanthropic organizations through Round It Up America, providing support to local charities in everyone of the restaurant locations. Get yourself, your girlfriends, families to this hot spot soon for some Southern goodness and libations.
Tupelo Honey is located in The Star which is a 91-acre campus that hosts the world headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys in Frisco, Texas. In addition to playing home to the corporate offices and practice facility, The Star features Ford Center – a state-of-the-art indoor football stadium that hosts a variety of events, an entertainment district lined with restaurants.
Tupelo Honey, 6725 Winning Drive, Suite 700, Frisco, TX 75034