This year, Local First is excited to have The Candied Yam join the Street Party! The Candied Yam is a new southern cuisine restaurant, having opened at the beginning of 2017. The restaurant is owned by Jessica Ann Tyson and Jermone T Glenn and located in the Breton Meadows Plaza 2305 44th Street SE. The Candied Yam serves comfort soul food, caters, and delivers. They are primarily a take-out restaurant, but there are picnic tables for people to eat at as well, giving off a friendly, welcoming air.
Jessica Ann and Jermone are both foodies and entrepreneurs. They opened the restaurant together when they realized that there wasn’t a lot of southern food offered in the area. They wanted to share their favorite food with the community. “There’s nothing else like it in GR,” Jessica Ann says. “It’s that good stick to your ribs southern food.” She loves employing people and giving back to the community.
Jessica Ann loves seeing her customers happy and enjoying the food. She told a story of an older white woman sharing a table in the restaurant with a young black male. They talked for over an hour while they ate. “It brings people together you wouldn’t normally see together,” Jessica Ann says. People as far as Cleveland have also visited the Candied Yam.
The Candied Yam is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30a.m. to 7p.m. and Sunday from 11:30a.m. to 4p.m.You can find more out about the Candied Yam at their website, thecandiedyamgr.com and can follow their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.