Southern Food Comes to North Beach
Southern food seems to be all the rage in San Francisco with new BBQ joints popping up every week and restaurants like The Boxing Room opening up. Well, the newest restaurant to bring Southern cooking to this city is located in a rather unusual spot: North Beach.
Located on Grant Street, between Green and Vallejo, Tupelo is a new dive-bar-turned-soul food restaurant named after Elvis’ Mississippi birthplace. It’s interior is feels like an old abandoned Southern Victorian courtesy of its distressed mirror paneling, grandiose chandeliers made of old motorcycle parts and a bar with four copper-finished beer towers.
On the menu you’ll find stick-to-your-ribs eats like baked brie mac ‘n cheese, a half pound Tupelo burger topped with extras like brown sugar-candied bacon and/or a fried organic egg and true Southern grits served dishes like sauteed Creole shrimp and pork belly — all cooked up by a former Aqua and Chow chef and served up on their communal tables. They also have a full bar with a dozen beers on tap that offers post-dinner-service bar bites until 1:00 a.m.
Here’s a look at their menu:
And coming soon, Tupelo will have live music so you can shake your booty and work off some of that delicious food you just ate.
1337 Grant St. (between Green and Vallejo)
San Francisco, CA 94133