Tupelo Honey Café, an iconic downtown Asheville restaurant (12 College Street) since 2000, features innovate New South fare at both its original downtown location as well as its location in South Asheville.
New in 2014: Their second cookbook!
From sweet potato pancakes with peach butter to shrimp and grits, Tupelo Honey is known for its casual, colorful and whimsical atmosphere as well as its unique flavors. The restaurant reflects the artistic diversity and creativity that makes Asheville hum, and they are expanding into other cities in the South.
In March 2014, the original Tupelo closed for substantial renovations, reopening on March 28 with an expanded bar capacity, full bar service, 17 new seats, and great local art.
Chef Brian Sonoskus, a graduate of Johnson and Wales, has been Executive Chef at Tupelo Honey since 2001. His attention to fresh, local and imaginative cuisine is inspired, and locals and visitors alike enjoy his take on breakfast, lunch and dinner. Chef Sonoskus is active in support of the Chefs Move to Schools effort, the initiative introduced by First Lady Michelle Obama intended to focus attention on childhood obesity and educating school children about healthy eating.
The downtown Asheville location is open Sunday-Thursday: 9 AM-9 PM and Friday-Saturday: 9 AM-10 PM.