After Anthropologie opened up at Warehouse Row in downtown Chattanooga, I realized I had a very good reason to visit there regularly, but after eating lunch at Tupelo Honey Cafe, I have two very good reasons to stop in! We decided to grab some lunch there while doing some shopping on a Saturday. We walked into the restaurant at about 12:15 and was told that there would be about a five minute wait, but that there was a table open in the bar. The table was just to our right and sat in front of a window, and we grabbed it. There were two people behind the bar, and our server came over immediately to ask us what we wanted to drink. We told her we needed a few minutes, so she left to get us some water.
We weren’t planning on a brunch type meal, but after reading some of the options, we knew that’s where we were headed. So, when our waitress came back, we ordered the Scratch-Made Bloody Mary. They make their Bloody Mary mix in house and it is served with a lime salt rim and pickled okra. It was so good, spicy and flavorful, one of the best Bloody Mary’s that I’ve ever had. After reading the description of the Super Southern Breakfast Bowl, we both chose it.
Oh my gosh. I can not say enough good things about the Super Southern Breakfast Bowl! It is layer upon layer of utter goodness. The bottom of the bowl is about half and half of salsa verde black-eyed peas and stone-ground goat cheese grits! Next up is two fresh over-medium fried eggs, maple peppered bacon, cheddar cheese and salsa. This was beyond amazing. Every single thing went together perfectly. I even liked the salsa (and as someone who doesn’t like raw onions that is saying something).
This was served with a fresh biscuit and the best blueberry preserves. I usually skip the biscuit and jam, but the biscuit was so light and fluffy and the preserves was loaded with lots of whole blueberries, I couldn’t resist.
We will definitely be back. The only problem is that I will have a hard time choosing anything else off the menu!