Tupelo Honey Cafe

Honey Pie

Meat Loaf Tacos and Gigantic Bloody Marys

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First the good news: late-night brunch. Meat loaf tacos. Bloody Marys the size of Big Gulps.

Now the bad news: a bridge may be involved.

One that takes you to Tupelo Honey Cafe, a North Carolina and Tennessee stalwart of Southern cooking, open as of today in Arlington Courthouse. (See the slideshow.)

We must have our reasons for sending you there. And we do. Here they are:

The patio. It’s got umbrellas, fire pits and $3 pints at happy hour. It’s also a nice spot to drink their Ode to Eleanor Roosevelt, sort of a cross between sangria and gin and tonic.

The “supper plates.” That’s what they call them. Expect stuff like shrimp and grits, Carolina mountain trout and buttermilk fried chicken.

Brunch at night. Well, weekend nights anyway, when they roll out their Moonrise Brunch from 10pm to midnight. This is when you’ll get biscuit sliders, challah french toast and meat loaf tacos. Also...

A 20-ounce Bloody Mary. They call it The Queen Mary. It’s yellow, you can order it with moonshine infused with jalapeños and poblanos, and it gets 13 garnishes, among them pickled okra, grilled shrimp and maple bacon.

That’s probably enough.

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