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As Sweet as Tupelo Honey - New Cafe in Cameron Village

What's so special about Tupelo Honey? Other the fact that it's a great Van Morrison's song.... a lot! Fresh, scratch-made and Southern... that's the Tupelo Honey Cafe way, just recently opened at 420 Oberlin Road, adjacent to Cameron Village. Come see how this Asheville, NC based restaurant transforms the expected Southern comfort foods into inventive goodness, from fried chicken to shrimp and grits to ginormous buttermilk biscuits, a farm-to-fork delicious. And don't forget their signature craft cocktails and selection of unique craft beers.

Raleigh's Tupelo Honey Cafe has a completely new approach to popular Southern cuisines reflecting the global south and all of the interesting cultures and ethnicities enriching this region.

While long-standing tried-and-true Southern favorites will still be on the menu, the restaurant has introduced several smaller sharable plates such as;

Country Ham and Cream Cheese Wontons with shaved honeyed brussels sprouts salad

Lamb meatballs made with fresh herbs and served with house-made tomato curry sauce and feta.

Baked Three-Cheese Macaroni with Cajun blackened shrimp

House-Cured Atlantic Salmon with crispy potato pancake and tomato jam.

There's a total of 16 Southern Small Plates - perfect for sharing!


Southern tastes are changing as a new generation of diners influence the way in which we eat. Executive Chef Brian Sonoskus finds that they want; to share their dishes, global flavors, and to be able to customize their meals. And so Tupelo Honey has complied.  

At Tupelo Honey you may choose your protein prepared to your taste. For example chicken may be prepared as Southern Buttermilk Fried, Cajun Blackened or a Curried Fried Chicken Thigh with Fresh Apple Salsa and a Tupelo Honey Drizzle.

The Raleigh restaurant has also enhanced its bar menu offering 26 taps and made-from-scratch Southern cocktails along with new bar snacks.

Every weekday there's something Special - Mondays - $2 Pint, Tuesdays - $3 Martinis, Wednesdays - 1/2 Price Wine and Throw It Back Thursday's; a '90s retro night from 8pm until 10pm featuring a '90's movie on the bar televisions (think everything from Back to the Future to Gremlins), build your own Old Fashions and a free bar snack with purchase.

Tupelo Honey Cafe began in 2000 in downtown Asheville, NC. They now have locations in Knoxville, Johnson City, Chattanooga, Greenville, SC; Charlotte and its newest location here in Raleigh.

Tupelo Honey Cafe - 425 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, 27605. Phone: 919-723-9353. Open for dinner seven nights a week and lunch Monday through Friday as well as brunch and dinner on Saturdays and Sundays. Complimentary Valet Parking is available.
Hours: Monday - Thursday 11am - 10pm, Friday 11am - 11pm, Saturday 9am - 11pm and Sunday 9am - 9pm. Website.

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Vanderbilt-Worthy Victuals - Bistro Monday's at The Matthews House

A gilded gal has to eat, and The Matthews House on any Monday is where to make a reservation. Because sometimes life tastes better on a silver spoon - even if it's a demitasse and not a ladle.

Bistro Monday's at the historic  Matthews House is a great way to experience and taste delicious foods in an
elegant historical setting. Treat a friend for lunch or have a lunch meeting. Their conference room is also available for one-hour time slots with no facility fee, just contact them to make reservations. Bistro Monday's are from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Cost is $9.95 all-Inclusive. Click here for menus.

History of the House - Built in 1915, The Matthews House has been renovated and completely redecorated to become a beautiful and functional facility in Cary at 317 W. Chatham St. for weddings, social functions and corporate meetings.

Inside The Matthews HouseYou'll find elegant decor and furnishings reminiscent of the Greek Renaissance period with high ceilings, fireplaces, wide moldings and heart pine floors, making the home one of simple charm and beauty.  Spacious reception and dining areas, an intimate library and conference room with WiFi and presentation capabilities, three fully-furnished bedrooms, large bridal suite.

The Grounds - Take a step outside of The Matthews House, and you'll see a beautifully landscaped, brick-enclosed garden with alcoves, benches, a Grecian fountain, and wide-open space under the oaks.
The grounds provide the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding ceremony or garden party. The private parking immediately adjacent to the main property provides ample space for attendee vehicles.

The Ballroom - In order to accommodate the growing demand of larger parties, a 2,100 square foot ballroom was added in 2004. The ballroom accommodates up to 200 guests, and is designed for business meetings, company retreats, weddings, company holiday parties, or any other special event. The spacious annex mirrors the Greek revival architecture of house and provides ample space for a dance floor, stage area and/or a ceremony site.

Please contact to schedule a tour of The Matthews House property if planning a weddings, corporate or social events. Website.

Local Love is Calling - Bridal Shows

Shop Local Raleigh and Southern Bride & Groom present Shop Local Weddings - Come celebrate your engagement and learn how to incorporate local love into your own big day.  On Tuesday, January 20, from 4:30pm to 7:00pm  at All Saints Chapel, 110 South East Street
Raleigh, NC 27601.

Join them for an evening of delicious food provided by Empire Eats Catering and a variety of local wedding vendors that will serve as wedding inspiration. This event is an open house style, free to attend, and casual attire. Click here to reserve a spot. Website.

On Sunday, January 25 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, at  The Carolina Inn, The 20th Annual Bridal Showcase awaits you for fun and inspiration.   
Enjoy this creative gathering where you'll be able to delight in a feast of sample wedding cakes, view the most exquisite wedding gowns from top couture designers, take advantage of some remarkable raffle items, and experience an interactive approach in choosing your most valued wedding vendors.  
Whether you are looking for a florist, ceremony musicians, flawless hair and make-up, or photographers, The Carolina Inn joins 70 premier vendors to offer an elegant afternoon full of information and inspiration for all things wedding for more than 1,600 attendees, not to mention outstanding Southern cuisine and libations, music from one of the East Coast's most sought-after live bands, Groovetown, and the latest trends in wedding design.
As the region's weddings capital offering Classic Southern Elegance since 1924, the historic hotel on the UNC Chapel Hill campus hosts more than 125 weddings annually. On January 25, brides who have booked their weddings at The Carolina Inn will enjoy exclusive access from 11 am to 1 pm and the event is open to the public from 1 pm to 4 pm.
Online tickets ($15 per person) are now available. As always, tickets remain complimentary for any bride that is getting married at The Carolina Inn.  For more information, call 919-918-2715, email or see Website.


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