Growing up we went camping, a lot. It was one of those things that we could do easily… pack into the truck, drive to the lake or the mountains, and have ourselves a weekend full of wholesome family fun. While I have always preferred the ocean side of North Carolina, we have beautiful mountains and I have some incredibly fond memories of western NC.
One town in particular I’ve always loved is Asheville. Situated in the south western part of the state, it’s a beautiful, peaceful, perfectly unique mountain town. It is famous for its arts scene, restaurants, breweries, and culture. And since my baby brother Ryan is in school at UNC Asheville I’m hoping to finally make good on my promise to bring Dan out there this winter.
One favorite restaurant in Asheville that is absolutely on my list to bring Dan to is the Tupelo Honey Cafe. I’ve featured their sweet potato pancake here and that is only one of many delicious things on a menu that has made them a must-visit destination in Asheville. Right now the cafe is running a recipe contest that I thought you might be interested in. I’ll be back later today with a post, but for now throw on your aprons and send your favorite recipes to Tupelo Honey Cafe!
Reid & I in Hanging Rock, 2005
The ‘Tupelo Honey Cafe – Holiday Recipe Contest!’
At Tupelo Honey Cafe, we’re dedicated to marrying Southern tradition & ingenuity with vibrant, refashioned flavors. We currently serve two locations in Asheville, NC. A third Tupelo Honey Cafe opens this month in Knoxville, TN, and an additional location is slated to open in fall of 2013 in Johnson City, TN!
With the holiday season fast approaching, we’d love to see what fantastic festive fare you can come up with!
Do your tasty recipes have what it takes to impress Tupelo top-chef Brian Sonoskus? This holiday season we’re accepting creative and flavorful holiday-inspired recipes in three categories:
The Holiday Recipe Contest runs from October 1st through November 16th, and all entries will be judged by Chef Brian Sonoskus and his hungry team of taste-testers! The three winners will be announced on December 3rd, each receiving a $200 gift card to be used at the Tupelo Honey Cafe Online Store, or at one of our restaurants.
Each week during the contest a drawing will also be held where one lucky participant will win a copy of our cookbook: Tupelo Honey Cafe: Spirited Recipes from Asheville’s New South Kitchen.
We can’t wait to see what delicious holiday helpings you’ve shared with us!
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Ed note: This is not a sponsored post, just a fun recipe contest I wanted to share.