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Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen: Brought to you By Fate

By Elisha Neubauer

When it comes to the creation of the Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen, fate had a huge part to play. Soma Franks and Fiona Wang were two strangers who oddly shared exactly the same dream: to create a healthy, community-oriented space where the neighborhood could eat, laugh, and enjoy their meal. When they were introduced by a mutual friend, suddenly, that dream became a reality. Instant friends, the two knew right away they were compatible and that they needed to partner up to achieve this decadent dream.

"We were both individually researching and planning to open a restaurant with a very similar concept," states Soma Franks, co-owner of Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen. "We could work well together to make it a reality!"

And make it a reality they did. The spritely eatery boasts a bright, airy, yet rustic appeal that blends with a touch of clean modernism. Everything from the color pallet to the succulents planted into the tables makes for a wondrous experience the moment you walk in the door. The Edison lighting adds a clean look to the air, while the colored metal chairs and sharp lines create a picture you'd only see in foodie magazines.

The demographics of the restaurant are as eclectic and unique as the concept. "We cater to healthy-minded locals with our emphasis on ethically sourced ingredients, gluten-free + vegetarian options," explains Franks.

When it comes to options, you've got plenty at Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen. On Sundays, brunch is served all day, with regular breakfast being served daily throughout the week. "For a healthy start to the day, note that we only use organic eggs, our coffee, chai, milks, juices are organic + we grind fresh flour daily for our pancakes and serve real maple syrup as a matter of course," Franks details. Lunch is another spectacle, with an exquisite menu crafted from the very best quality ingredients. "For lunch we offer a global eclectic menu featuring beautiful salads and daily soups."

Dinner is served four nights a week, Wednesday through Saturday, and offers a unique Thai selection, as well. "We offer a Thai Night menu. Our Chef is from Cambodia and she prepares a healthful South East Asian Fusion Menu," Franks tells us.

If you're looking to give the Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen a try, but feeling a little overwhelmed by the broad selection?don't worry, Franks has some recommendations for us newbies. "For breakfast, our Smothered Breakfast Burrito made with sweet potato, black beans, fried egg, jack cheese and choice of local chile," she says, adding that the Sweetwater Omelette is a best Sunday Brunch seller and a viable option as well. "For lunch, Bahn Mi Sandwich, New Mexican BLT, and for dinner, the Award-winning Tom Yum Thalay (Seafood) or the Thai Basil Salmon Stir-Fry."

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Elisha Neubauer is a freelance editor, ghostwriter, book reviewer, and author. She is...

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