The rumors are true: Tupelo Honey Café is opening a location in Raleigh. Chefs Brian Sonoskus and Elizabeth Sims made the buzzworthy announcement on Monday afternoon confirming the rumors that had been swirling around since last week.
The beloved (and very popular) Asheville eatery will open its fourth North Carolina location late fall this year at 401 Oberlin Road in Raleigh’s Cameron Village shopping center. Tupelo Honey Café is best known for its Southern, scratch-made fare and its casual, laid-back atmosphere.
For Tupelo Honey Café’s owner, Steve Frabitore, the expansion into Raleigh’s budding dining landscape made sense: “We’ve long admired the food scene that has grown up around the Triangle. When the opportunity to move in to 401 Oberlin presented itself, we jumped.”
The restaurant’s Raleigh location will join the other three locations in NC: the original in downtown Asheville, the Southside Asheville location and the other in Charlotte. Tupelo Honey Café also operates locations in Greenville, South Carolina, Knoxville and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Locations outside of North Carolina also have been planned for Johnson City, Tennessee in June 2014 and Atlanta, Georgia in 2015.
For fans of Tupelo Honey Café that can’t wait until the fall opening, the café’s new cookbook filled with recipes from popular dishes, Tupelo Honey Café: New Southern Flavors from the Blue Ridge Mountains, was released this month.