Frothy Monkey owner Miranda Whitcomb Pontes will expand the 12South dining options this winter with the opening of Burger Up in the development at 12th & Paris. The 1,700-square-foot restaurant is a labor of love for the Louisiana native, who is committed to developing a menu rich in local foods, including beef from Hereford cattle on Triple L Ranch in Franklin.
With 75 seats indoors and 26 outside, Burger Up will feature produce from Bugtussle Farm, Barnes Produce and Delvin Farms. Chef Shane Hunnycut from Arizona is already on board, working with the Frothy Monkey team while the Burger Up space gets built out. Expect a menu of burgers, vegetarian offerings, fish, lamb, and all-natural hot dogs. Burgers will start at $7.
The restaurant will be lined with bench seating, with four large central tables. Tabletops will be made of walnut from Whitcomb Pontes' grandfather's farm, and the bar will be made of white marble. Burger Up will offer a full bar. Whitcomb Pontes expects to open in December.