Photo by Mike Bellame courtesy of Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar.

If yinz are in the mood for some down-home eats say “Howdy, y’all!” to Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar.

The Asheville, North Carolina-based brand, which has 17 locations across the country, is opening another spot at Station Square.

Photo by Mike Bellame courtesy of Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar.

The 5,000-square-foot space will debut in January at 111 W. Station Square Dr., formerly occupied by The Cheese Cellar. Tupelo will operate from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

The menu includes Southern- and Appalachian-inspired grub, including honey-dusted, bone-in fried chicken, fried green tomatoes with basil and roasted red pepper sauce, and shrimp and grits with sustainable and wild-caught white Gulf shrimp, chorizo pork sausage, peperonata, creole sauce and scallions.

Guests can also get a variety of salads, sandwiches, bowls and brunch items, as well as vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Photo by Mike Bellame courtesy of Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar.

In addition to the main dining room, the restaurant will boast an Iron City Beer Garden and a dog-friendly patio that will be open during the winter months, but not heated. There will be 17 beers on tap showcasing local and regional breweries and a full bar serving signature cocktails.

The décor will pay tribute to the city’s black-and-gold color palette and Station Square’s past with a mural of the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Co. train depot. Since being a good neighbor is a core tenet of Tupelo Honey’s vision, team members across the country have donated more than 10,000 service hours to volunteer efforts within their cities. The company will continue this commitment in Pittsburgh in 2022 and beyond.

Mural by Echt Design.

“While Tupelo Honey might be a national brand, we pride ourselves on creating a sense of community around each location that opens,” said Eric Gabrynowicz, Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar’s vice president of culinary. “Our specialty is using great ingredients from responsibly sourced vendors to craft brunches, lunches and suppers that bring friends and family together around our table. We can’t wait to share our hospitality and scratch-made Southern food with the Pittsburgh community.”

Kristy Locklin is a North Hills-based writer. When she's not busy reporting, she enjoys watching horror movies and exploring Pittsburgh's craft beer scene.