Shoo Mercy Sweet Potato Pancakes. Photo courtesy of Tupelo Honey.

Opening and Closings

Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar to Open in Frisco

You are more likely to spot Jason Garrett than Van Morrison at this spot.

Hang on to your tea party hats. The Asheville, North Carolina-based restaurant Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar is headed to Frisco. That would be at The Star in Frisco, the epicenter of the new world. The space, located adjacent to the Ford Center, will be the largest restaurant in their portfolio, which currently includes 12 locations across the South. Look for the opening in early fall.

The restaurant will feature two private dining spaces, ideal spots for Jerry Jones to discuss trades, and two huge bars—one indoors, the other outdoors. Corporate chef Eric Gabrynowicz has designed a menu with a scratch-made Southern cuisine focus. Menus are not available yet, but some of the items in other locations include cauliflower steak with parsnip puree, quinoa, beech mushrooms, and rainbow chard; Shoo Mercy sweet potato pancakes with buttermilk fried chicken, apple cider bacon, spiced pecans, two fried eggs, grilled apple, and fresh blueberries; and golden beet carpaccio with goat cheese, beech mushrooms, sherry vinaigrette, and shallots. (Beet carpaccio?)

The executive chef in Frisco will be Thomas Robey, formerly of six-time James Beard Award-winning restaurant Commander’s Palace in New Orleans. He joined Tupelo Honey in February 2016. Here’s some exciting news for day workers in the area. The bar will offer 75-cent martinis at lunch. Happy days are here again!