Saturday, August 2, 2008
Andrea Bruce and Joey Yagminas have a sweet dream.
As every good entrepreneur knows when you have a dream, you simply lay out your goals and objectives and start knocking down your list. Theirs goes like this - open one Sweet Potato chip stand in Carp (completed April 2008), then open a few more Sweet Potato franchised chip stands (planning now) around the Ottawa area, and eventually open their own restaurant.
When they do open that restaurant we should all get reservations on opening night, because I just had some of the best side dishes and starters I have had in a while. The Sweet Potato namesake is the literally one of the best plates of fries I have had in a long time. Their particular flavour of sweet bright orange goodness is big on flavour, short on the bad fats, and their homemade chipotle mayo dip is good enough that you kind of want to clean out the little bowl with your finger when you're done.
And they make some berry healthy choices at the Sweet Potato. My blackberry, goat cheese and raspberry vinagrette salad was very tasty - and you have to admit that there aren't very many (none) chip trucks that serve you up a gourmet salad. Also on the menu are smoked meat sandwiches and a few other tasty unexpected treats.
I had a chance to talk to them about the Sweet Potato on video. Watch it below. Special thanks to Sawyer Watson, my most excellent cameraman, checking his new camera out for this interview and who thinks the Sweet Potato fries are the "best in the world".
After you are done watching the Overlay.TV video and clicking on the links you will want to stroll, drive, bike, horseback or stroller down to 405 Donald B Munro Drive in Carp and get your hands on a Sweet Potato fry. Or you can contact them at 613.266.2634 or by email to thesweetpotato (at) sympatico (dot) ca .