Soma Franks and Fiona Wong opened Sweetwater in 2012, in a warm, high-ceilinged, barn-like building; here, Edison bulbs are suspended from the ceiling, and diners gather round a long community table with a planter in the center. Like the warm modernism of the space, their menu offers creative takes on veggie-based comfort foods (like eggs baked in a scalloped, cross-wise slice of acorn squash, or rainbow paleo plates with every color represented). Sweetwater only served breakfast and lunch until this summer, when Franks and Wong partnered with Kimnath (“Nath”) Nou, a Colorado chef who recently moved to Santa Fe, to serve healthy, fresh Thai cuisine four nights a week. Considering how busy those nights have been, locals are hoping the new partnership sticks around. Note: Reservations are available for Thai nights and Sunday brunch, but weekday and Saturday breakfast and lunch are first-come-first-serve.

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