Southwestern Cuisine (Mexican-American cuisine, a combination of my two other favorite cuisines) originated in the Southwestern United States.
"It comprises a fusion of recipes for things that might have been eaten by Spanish colonial settlers, cowboys, Native Americans, and Mexicans throughout the post-Columbian era; there is, however, a great diversity in this kind of cuisine throughout the Southwestern states."
This particular restaurant is of the Native-American Southwestern cuisine.
|Black Sheep Salad - Organic green mix with candied walnuts, dried cranberries, red onion, spice-dusted aged cotija cheese, and a prickly-cactus pear vinaigrette.|
|Green Chili Stew - A variety of fire-roasted chiles, slow-cooked pork, and braised vegetables.|
This big bowl of stew was very hearty and comforting. They fire-roast their own chiles on a daily basis. The smokiness really comes through on all of their dishes.
|Fry Bread to dip in the Green Chili Stew|
|Bleu Burger - Grilled burger stuffed with bleu cheese, topped with fresh greens, grilled onions, hog jowl, and a red wine reduction wrapped in homemade nanniskadii bread. Side of Southwestern Street Corn.|
That folded-over nanniskadii bread is soft and keeps the burger in place nicely.
Again, best Navajo tacos I've EVEReverever had. Of course, we've all had Navajo tacos, but I promise you, not quite like this. This is how they are meant to be.
|Pork Chop Sandwich - Spiced and grilled center cut pork chop topped with a fire-roasted pasilla chile and adobo mayo, wrapped in homemade nanniskadii bread. Served with Cumin-Garlic Sweet Potato Fries|
|Orange Habenero Crème Brulee - A rich and creamy orange infused custard with a subtle hint of habenero and a crisp flame-caramelized sugar top. Carrot Cake - Topped with a cream cheese icing.|
Delicious desserts. In the crème brulee, the heat from the habenero was very subtle indeed. Perfect.
P.S. - "Fine Custom Native American Jewelry Making and Repair" and "Pottery Workshops" located in a corner of The Black Sheep cafe.