High on the fry
Alchemy, 1980 Atwood Ave.
Sweet potato fries can be found almost everywhere these days, including Arby’s — but only at Alchemy can you find them housemade, fried twice for extra crispness, and served with tarragon mayo and local jalapeño and blackberry jam. Outrageous.
Sweet in a stew
Green Owl Cafe, 1970 Atwood Ave.
The vegan groundnut stew, with sweet potatoes claiming the starring role, supported by ginger, peanuts and cilantro, is a warming dish on chilly spring evenings, in the friendly surroundings of Mad City’s only vegetarian restaurant. Served with brown rice and a side of steamed kale, it’s also vegan — and gluten free.
Between two buns
Vintage Brewing Co., 674 S. Whitney Way
Consider the Sweet Potato Drift — a full 1/2 pound of beef from Knoche’s for the hamburger patty, topped with toasted chestnut puree, a coulis of balsamic macerated Door County cherries, Saxony-Alpine cheese (from Saxon Creamery in Cleveland, Wis.) and a pile of thinly cut and fried sweet potatoes, all smooshed into a Parker House roll.