Change is afoot at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, the striking complex of stucco buildings on 12th NW that’s operated by the 19 pueblos of New Mexico. Two new restaurants – Laguna Burger and Sixty-Six Acres – are up and running, and a business incubator will break ground next year.
Change has also come to Pueblo Harvest, the restaurant on the north side of the complex. Last year, Brent Moore, Pueblo Harvest’s former sous chef, was named executive chef. “Café” has been dropped from the name, and the place has a new slogan: Native Sourced, Pueblo Inspired.
The menu divides food into categories based loosely on the origins of their ingredients. So-called pre-contact selections are restricted to ingredients native to the area before European colonization. That means bison, elk and mutton instead of beef and chicken, and the ancient grain amaranth instead of wheat.