neak peek: Tupelo Honey Cafe opening in Myrtle Beach later this month

Tupelo Honey Cafe is bringing its signature sweet potato cakes and southern-inspired dishes -- as well as its new healthier and more modern menu additions -- to Myrtle Beach with its first Grand Strand location opening Feb. 23.

Crews are buzzing to get the new eatery at The Market Common ready, the ninth location for the Asheville, N.C.-based restaurant that is in an expansion mode with three more locations planned to open in the Southeast this year.

In addition to its usual southern fried chicken and fried okra, new menu items include NC country ham wontons, glazed carrots and quinoa with cranberries, oranges and spiced pecans.