Best of Boston

2009 Best Inman Square Restaurant, Neighborhood


Fun as it is to play hooky from the world at a cool, insidery haunt, at some point you need to get along home, culinarily speaking. And ringing that get-your-butt-in-here-for-supper bell with both hands is Tupelo, a southern joint that sets the table with soulful family recipes and heavenly desserts (brown-butter pecan pie!). Most Inman folks weren’t raised on this kind of food, but judging by the way they’ve been packing into Tupelo since its April debut, maybe their kids will be.

1193 Cambridge St., Cambridge, 617-868-0004,