Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Asheville: Tupelo Honey...

The first day of the workshop, we went to Tupelo Honey for lunch.  The wait for this popular downtown restaurant was long, but once we were settled in, the Southern comfort food worked its magic and the steady stream of sweet tea plied good humor from the hungriest of the bunch.

The picture is of Dawn's serving of Brian's Shrimp and Grits.  It was too pretty not to take a picture of it!  Having had it in the past, I can attest to the creaminess of the goat cheese grits and the full flavor of the mix of sweet caramelized onions, slightly spicy sausage, earthy mushrooms and of course the gosh-darn yumminess of the shrimp!

6 comments:

Cynthia Thornton said...

I can tell you the biscuits and milk gravy are pretty damned delicious. The fried green tomatoes are perfect - tart, crunchy, savory.....that place should be open 24 hours.

Rebecca said...

Something I have always wondered - what are grits? WHat are biscuits that accompany them? Biscuits are 'cookies' over here. Grits do not sound pleasant but I am guessing they are not what I would think of as grit!

Andrew Thornton said...

Grits are ground up corn that is made into a porridge. Kind of like soft-cooked polenta. Biscuits are fluffy rolls. The texture is different than a roll though, which is more bread like. They are kind of like scones, but not really. If that makes any sense.

Courtney said...

Oh.My!

Looks amazing.

Cindy Cima said...

Looks good to me! I have never been a great grits fan except for jalapeno cheese grits. But these look like they would be tasty.

I was going to give the same explanation you gave to Rebecca - Biscuits are similar to scones. They are not sweet and are usually eaten with butter.

Sandi said...

This dish looks so delicious.