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Sweet Potatoes

When you think good food in downtown, it's hard not to think of Sweet Potatoes. Since opening in 2003, the restaurant has become a staple of the Downtown Arts District, underscored by its down-home. Southern-inspired cooking.


"Sweet Potatoes is all about people coming together for good food in a comfortable place," says Vivian Joiner, who co-owns the restaurant with chef Stephanie Tyson. "With the way the economy is, I think everyone just wants a place they can get a good meal and feel welcomed. We try our best to be that place."

Inside, the cafe's soft-orange walls, dark wooden furniture and lively jazz music create a space that is cozy and chic. With its warm, neighborly charm, Sweet Potatoes feels like an extension of one's own home - one Filled with plenty of good eats. You can sample some of the delicious cuisine during The Big Eat, when choices range from a Creole-inspired catfish dish to a mouthwatering meatloaf recipe. There's also a Southern-inspired spaghetti platter and a blackened salmon dish (called Carolina Salmon Florentine) on tap. According to Joiner, "All of the signature dishes epitomize what Sweet Potatoes is all about."

529 N. Trade St.
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