at a Glance COST:  N/A SERVICE:  N/A FOOD:  N/A ATMOSPHERE: N/A STYLE:  Casual BASE:   Regional Chain Restaurant HOURS:  New!  RATING:  N/A                             New                             HEALTH INSPECTION RATING:  New!  OFFICIAL WEBSITE:  1 Market Square, Knoxville, Tennessee COMING OCTOBER 8, 2012   COMMENTS ABOUT THIS RESTAURANT CAN BE POSTED HERE. Menu supplied is a pre-opening menu and not complete. Full Bar:  Spirits/Beer/Wine/Tennessee Moonshine Cocktails RETURN TO KNOXVILLE DINING This page last updated 09/06/2012
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Search Knoxville Dining at a Glance ONLINE ORDERING NOT AVAILABLE Sandwiches All sandwiches served with your choice of one Farm Fresh Side OR a big, hearty mug of tomato soup.  Gluten-free bread available for an additional 85¢ Roast Beef Po’ Boy We slow-roast and season our thinly shaved prime rib to medium rare, then serve it with fried green tomatoes, shredded lettuce and cherry pepper aioli on world- famous Gambino’s bakery bread. This special sandwich is served cold so the cook of the prime rib is fully appreciated. When Shrimp Met Taco A perfect marriage of flash-fried, juicy shrimp, julienned swiss chard, our house- made smoked jalapeno aioli and Sunshot Salsa, all served in a soft spinach tortilla. Misse’s Asheville Veggie Melt Served open faced on grilled sourdough wheat bread topped with fried green tomatoes, lemon aioli, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, roasted red peppers, spinach and melted havarti cheese. Cheesy Grill & Tomato Soup Choose one of the following sandwiches, served on Texas toast with a big mug of tomato soup or your choice of a farm fresh side. Classic Grill: Double Cheddar Downtown Grill: Havarti and Pimiento Uptown Grill: Havarti and Cheddar Charleston Chicken Sandwich Grilled marinated, hormone-free and antibiotic-free chicken breast on sourdough wheat with melted havarti, romaine lettuce and cranberry mayonnaise. Southern Fried Chicken BLT Crispy fried hormone-free and antibiotic-free chicken breast, maple peppered bacon, dijonnaise, fresh lettuce & tomato on an artisanal bun. Grateful Dead Black Bean Burger Chef Brian may have perfected this during his salad days, following Jerry and the boys on concert tours, but his is no garden-variety veggie burger. Our scratch- made version is one of our most popular items on the menu. Served with lettuce, tomato, onion and homemade pickles. Sheer Bliss Tupelo Burger Our half-pound specialty ground burger, with its delicious blend of prime rib and beef short rib, equals burger perfection. Sublimely char-grilled, your first bite will leave you speechlessly happy. Served with lettuce, tomato, onion and homemade pickles. Black Bean & Tupelo Burger Additions: Cheese choices: cheddar, swiss, gorgonzola, goat, havarti or pimiento; blackening spice, jalapenos, sautéed mushrooms or caramelized onions.  Add bacon. Farm Fresh Sides Al a carte sides.  V=Vegan, G=Gluten-Free, S=Soy Free Home Fries Sweet Potato Fries New South Sautéed Greens V,G,S Cheesy Smashed Cauliflower G,S Benne Coated Asparagus V,G,S Smashed Sweet Potatoes G,S Marinated Grilled Tofu V Honey Pickled Beet Salad G,S Tupelo House Salad V,G,S Goat cheese grits G,S Fried Okra (AKA southern popcorn) Brown Butter Brussel Sprouts G,S Fried Parmesan Corn On The Cob Two Fried Green Tomatoes with Basil Salsa Verde Black-Eyed Peas V,G,S Honey Glazed Fruit Salad G,S Scratch-Made Mac n’ Cheese S Beverages     Signature House-Made Rosemary-Peach Lemonade Sorry, no free refills. Bottled Specialty Sodas Nehi Grape, Nehi Orange, Cheerwine, or Sprecher Root Beer. Blenheim Ginger Ale Real Ginger ale.  #3 or Old #5 Hot Juices Apple Cider, Cranberry, Tomato, Old Fashioned OJ Milk Jen’s Homemade Hot Chocolate Hot Teas Mighty Leaf Whole Teas Organic Earl Grey, Decaf Earl Grey, Organic Breakfast, Organic Hojicha Green Tea Mighty Leaf Herbal Teas Rainforest Mate, Chamomile Citrus Endless Refills Our Exclusive Blend of Peruvian Organic Fairly-Traded Cofee: (Iced or Hot) Peach or Raspberry Iced Tea Classic Choices: Iced Tea, Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale, Mr. Pibb Breakfast Additions Goat Cheese Grits Maple Peppered Bacon All Natural Ham Homemade local hormone-free Sausage Country Ham Soysage Biscuit Topped With Milk Gravy Apple Butter Whipped Peach Butter 100% Maple Syrup 2 oz.
Tupelo Honey Cafe Soup, Salads & Starters ToMAto, ToMAHto Soup We love our big steamy mug of tomato soup on a chilly day. But we also love our chilled, creamy, spicy version of our signature tomato soup on warm days in the Blue Ridge.  Either way you say it, it’s amazing.  A big, hearty mug full. Fried Green Tomatoes Served over goat cheese grits with fresh basil. Appalachian Egg Rolls Pulled pork tossed in smoked jalapeno BBQ sauce rolled with braised greens, pickled onions & shredded carrots served with Dijon dippin’ sauce and a garnish of seasonal greens. Tupelo’s Encore Cheesy Grits Cakes Back by overwhelming popular demand, we present our deep-fried cheesy grit cakes, drizzled with our hot sauce and served with our Sunshot salsa and sour cream. Homemade Pimiento Cheese &  Tortilla Chips Served hot. Chef B’s Black Bean Cakes Two savory black bean cakes served with zesty cilantro pesto, roasted jalapeno aioli, Sunshot Salsa and a dollop of sour cream. Tupelo Wings One full pound of honey chipotle chicken wings served with bleu cheese dressing. Tupelo Tofu Wings Strips of fried tofu served just like Tupelo Wings (only without the bird). Tupelo House Salad Seasonal greens topped with grape tomatoes, shredded carrots, sunflower seeds and pickled red onions: Small, Large (add chopped bacon). Soup and Tupelo House Salad Changing Leaves Spinach Salad Pickled beets and onions, bacon, shredded carrots, spiced pecans, grape tomatoes and crumbled goat cheese, served with pecan vinaigrette: Small or Large Sizes. Southern Spring Salad Seasonal greens topped with mushrooms, dried cranberries, toasted almonds, grape tomatoes and crumbled gorgonzola cheese, served with basil vinaigrette: Small or Large sizes.   Salad Protein Additions:  Hormone-free and Antibiotic-free Chicken Breast              (Grilled or Crispy Fried)  Catfish (Blackened)  Sautéed or Fried Shrimp (6)  Marinated Grilled Tofu   Dressings Our scratch-made dressings are served on the side:  Basil Vinaigrette, Bleu Cheese, Garlic Buttermilk Ranch, Pecan Vinaigrette, Sesame Orange,  Creamy Maple Mustard. Main Course Brian’s Shrimp and Grits When your chef puts his name on a dish, he has to be pretty proud of it. Such it is with our shrimp and grits – seven large delectable shrimp served over goat cheese grits and anointed with a spicy roasted red pepper sauce SHOO-Mercy A dozen shrimp with bacon, caramelized onions, spinach and sautéed mushrooms. Root Beer Molasses Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Green Apple Salsa Our succulent pork tenderloin takes on the wonderful hints of sassafras and sorghum with its marinade. It’s served with our green apple salsa, smoked jalapeno barbecue sauce, smashed sweet potatoes and garnished with asparagus spears Chorizo-Crusted Colossal Sea Scallops with Basil Cream Sauce The saltiness of the chorizo paired with the sweetness of the plump sea scallopscreates a beautiful juxtaposition. Served with roasted red peppers and caramelized onions in a white wine and basil cream sauce. Topped with asparagus spears. In Praise of BBQ Plate Our eight ounces of slow-cooked, hand-pulled pork ‘cue is tossed with smoked jalapeno barbecue sauce and served with fried parmesan corn on the cob and New South sautéed greens. Southern Fried Chicken Saltimbocca with Country Ham and Mushroom Marsala Crispy fried, hormone-free and antibiotic-free chicken breast topped with country ham, melted havarti cheese and basil. Served with a mushroom marsala sauce, cheesy smashed cauliflower and garnished with asparagus spears. Sunburst Mountain Trout with Capers, Roasted Red Peppers and Spinach Beurre Blanc Our sautéed trout is topped with a spinach beurre blanc with capers and roasted red peppers then sprinkled with toasted almonds. Served over our signature Goat Cheese Grits and garnished with asparagus spears. Cajun Skillet Catfish This blackened catfish catch is topped with Sunshot Salsa and served over Goat Cheese Grits. Laissez les bons temps rouler.  Petite Tender Medallions of Beef A juicy, sliced shoulder tender topped with gorgonzola butter and a rich bordelaise sauce, it’s one of the most flavorful entrees we’ve ever tasted. Served medium rare with cheesy smashed cauliflower and garnished with asparagus spears Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf Your Mama never had Hickory Nut Gap Farm’s hormone-free mountain-raised beef to make her loaf. But we do. We blend the beef with a little bacon, put it in the oven until it’s perfection and top it with our rosemary tomato shallot gravy. It’s served with scratch- made mac ‘n cheese and garnished with asparagus spear. Venerated Veggie Bowl We build this one fantastic layer at a time: Goat Cheese Grits topped with salsa verde black-eyed peas, a layer of savory sautéed greens and a heaping dose of crispy fried okra. Served with Sunshot Salsa. Sorry, no substitutions Sunshot Vegetable Plate Your choice of three Farm Fresh Sides. Breakfast We’re proud to serve local farm raised eggs. Poached eggs are available daily until 2pm. Sweet Potato Pancake THC’s claim to fame! One large buttermilk pancake flavored with cinnamon and sweet potatoes, topped with whipped peach butter and spiced pecans. (add Grandma’s Maple Granola for crunchy pancakes) An absolute must!  SHOO-Mercy Double Stack Tupelo’s Omelet Build your own hearty omelet with your choice of one of the following: Havarti, gorgonzola, cheddar, goat or pimento cheese. Served with home fries or Goat Cheese Grits Add any of the following items to your omlete:  Extra cheese, roasted red pepper, sweet onions, mushrooms, garlic, asparagus, tomatoes, cilantro jalapeno pesto, fresh spinach, Sunshot Salsa, jalapeños, or basil All natural ham, maple peppered bacon, homemade local hormone-free sausage, soysage. Country Breakfast Two eggs, your style, with choice of maple peppered bacon, all-natural ham, homemade local hormone-free sausage, soysage or country ham, served with home fries, Goat Cheese Grits or asparagus. Fried Chicken and Biscuits Two biscuits smothered in milk gravy and topped with hormone-free and antibiotic-free buttermilk fried chicken. Fried Egg BLT Two fresh eggs prepared over hard, two strips of maple peppered bacon, lettuce, tomato and smoked jalapeno aioli on sourdough wheat with your choice of home fries or Goat Cheese Grits. Eggs Betty Two medium-poached eggs on a biscuit with all-natural ham and homemade lemony hollandaise, served with home fries or Goat Cheese Grits: (Asparagus may be substituted for ham. Served until 2 p.m.) Breakfast Bowl Seasoned salsa verde black-eyed peas and Goat Cheese Grits topped with two over medium eggs, two maple peppered bacon strips, cheddar cheese and Sunshot Salsa (substitute one soysage for bacon). Grandma's Maple Granola Homemade with dried apples and toasted coconut, your choice of milk or vanilla soy milk, and garnished with bananas and dried cranberries.   The next biggest thing to hit Knoxville will be the grand opening of Tupelo Honey Cafe.  #1 Market Square has been transformed to accomodate Tupelo Honey Cafe.  Known to put a spin on traditional Southern cuisine to make it gourmet southern cuisine.  The primary restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina has been in operation for more than a decade and has a cult following.  Tupelo serves locally grown products as much as possible and owns its own farm just a few miles south of Johnson City, Tennessee.  The Asheville restaurant has been so popular, owners recently opened a second Asheville location.  Shortly thereafter, incentives offered by the Oliver Hotel in Knoxville lured a third location to Knoxville’s Market Square.  Since the announcement of the Knoxville location (months from opening) Tupelo Honey Cafe has been active in almost all of Market Square’s activities.  THC had a presence at the 2012 Biscuit Festival and has had recruiting personnel on Market Square and beyond since.  THC’s restaurant concept has taken basic Southern (Blue Ridge/Appalachia) foods and put a flair into the recipes and servings like no other restaurant.  The lounge at THC Market Square has taken a Southern Icon, Moonshine, to a new level with specialty cocktails.  Expect the freshest entrees and long wait lines on Market Square for the next biggest thing to hit Knoxville.  Grand Opening this coming October 8, 2012.   Honey..........You’re almost home! http://www.tupelohoneycafe.com/knoxville