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Apr 6, 2009 12:06 AM


The Sweet Potatoes "Hot Brown" at Sweet Potato in Winston-Salem. This dish says "fukk yea!"

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      1. what's the wait like on a sat. night with two kids?

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        1. re: lexpatti

          I don't know how old you children are, but be aware Sweet Potatoe's doesn't have a kids menu, in case you were expecting that.

          1. re: carolinadawg

            is it kid friendly? There is chicken and mac/cheese on the menu (every kids food). but is it long dining time? Long wait times?

            Thank you

            1. re: lexpatti

              Its been a while since I was there. Its not a place I'd take small children to. They have fried chicken, but it costs $15, so its not really practical for a kids meal (IMHO) i was never a fan of paying "adult" prices for my children when they were small. They have a mac and cheese app, but it has blue cheese and country ham in it. Your children may be more adventurous than mine, but mine wouldn't have eaten that when they were young. It used to be packed on Saturday nights, but I'm not sure how the current economic environment has affected their business. Sorry.

              BTW, the "Hot Brown" dish is only available at lunch. Also, please don't take any of my comments as negative...I love this place and the food is outstanding. Its just not for small children, imho.

              Website Is:

        2. Is Sweet Potatoes still open?

          On their website at http://www.sweetpotatoes-arestaurant.... , clicking on the "Cotton Mill" button leads to the following message:

          "Dear Friends,
          In October 2007 Chef Stephanie Tyson and her partner Vivian V. Joiner opened a restaurant at 200 Brookstown Avenue called The Cotton Mill. It was simple, elegant and southern in style and cuisine.
          This month would mark the one year anniversary of The Cotton Mill restaurant; sadly though, we had to close.
          The economy, poor timing, fate….. and /or a few other reasons surely played a part.
          Stephanie and I would simply like to take a moment and thank you all for your well wishes and encouragement. We hope that if you did visit The Cotton Mill you enjoyed our offerings. If you meant to get there but just hadn’t made it yet – it’s okay. We still have the chance to meet and you can enjoy the flavors and creative pairings of Stephanie’s uniquely southern style of cooking at Sweet Potatoes (well shut my mouth!!) – a restaurant.

          Eat Well,
          Vivian & Stephanie"

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          1. re: boaviagem

            How in the world could you question Sweet Potatoes being open after reading that? I mean CLEARLY states that Cotton Mill was a separate restaurant, that Cotton Mill closed, and now the owners invite everyone to visit them at Sweet Poatoes. This is how silly rumors get started...rumors that can negatively affect a business.

          2. sweet potatoes is still open but I would not consider it kid friendly especially on a sat night. they closed cotton mill which opened under new ownership shortly thereafter

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            1. re: quazi

              Thanks all, guess we leave it up to the parents of these kiddos - as the "young" grandparents here :-), they are usually VERY good for us when we take them out - if they act up, it's with their parents (so typical). I really been wanting to get to this restaurant, we are from New England and looks like a great Southern food find!!