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More Details on Tupelo Honey Cafe, Coming to Sandy Springs Late This Year

The restaurant is based out of Asheville.

Asheville's Tupelo Honey Cafe is adding an Atlanta location this year, bringing executive chef Brian Sonoskus' Southern cuisine to Sandy Springs. Sonoskus shares a few details with Atlanta Magazine, including dishes to expect and the locally focused beverage program.

Small plates may include house-cured Atlantic salmon on a potato pancake with tomato jam, blackened shrimp macaroni and cheese, and county ham wontons. For entrees, options range from rack of lamb with mint chimichurri to roast duck with red wine and cherry reduction and a root vegetable potpie.

The Sandy Springs location will also have an active bar program led by Tyler Alford. He'll partner with local breweries and distilleries to offer both beer and cocktails on tap. Burnt Hickory, Wild Heaven, Orpheus, and Creature Comforts are just a smattering of the companies he'll be working with.

Alford will adjust the beer list weekly, and the cocktail program will change with the seasons. Sonoskus' is developing a menu that expands on the Asheville Tupelo Honey's offerings.

Tupelo Honey Cafe currently features eight restaurants throughout the Southeast. The first Georgia outpost should open in the Sandy Springs Gateway complex on Roswell Road by the end of the year.