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Southern Darling Tupelo Honey Cafe Comes to Denver

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Fried chicken, pecan pie, and pimento cheese are on the menu.

The Platform at Union Station
The Platform at Union Station
Courtesy of Holland Partner Group

Tupelo Honey Cafe, the 16 year old North Carolina-born restaurant, will open in Denver at 1650 Wewatta Street at the base of the Platform at Union Station, a luxury high-rise apartment building developed by Holland Partner Group. The restaurant, led by executive chef Brian Sonoskus, has made a name for itself with a scratch-made eclectic menu of traditional and modern Southern favorites from fried green tomatoes to shrimp 'n grits, fried chicken, and brown butter pecan pie.

"Growing outside of the southeast and joining the Denver community is a very exciting time for us," said Tupelo Honey Cafe founder and CEO Steve Frabitore in a press release. "We are thrilled to be in Denver, create good jobs and bring our unique version of Southern Appalachian cuisine to downtown."

In its massive space, nearly 6,000 square feet plus a patio and seating for over 200 guests plus a patio, Tupelo will serve brunch seven days a week, as well as dinner daily starting at 4 p.m. To complement the extensive menu, the restaurant will have a full bar as well as 50 craft beers and five cocktails on tap. A kids menu and a to go menu will be available.

This first Tupelo location outside of the Southeast will join the Denver dining scene before the end of the year. The restaurant has locations in Asheville, Raleigh and Charlotte, NC; Knoxville, Franklin, Chattanooga and Johnson City, TN; Greenville, SC and Myrtle Beach; and Arlington, VA and Virginia Beach.