Thursday, May 26, 2022

Native American comfort food restaurant, Indigenous Eats to open in Spokane

 Using her mother's tried and true fry bread recipe, Jenny and Andrew Slagle will realize their dream of serving contemporary Native American comfort food, opening the restaurant Indigenous Eats. The new restaurant is planned to open at Boone & Hamilton in August.

The menu will center on "Indian fry bread", a flat dough bread, fried in oil. Jenny Slagle, a member of the Yakama Nation, and descendant of the Northern Arapaho tribe was raised on the Yakama reservation before moving to Spokane at 21. " I have fond memories of my mom making fry bread for regular meals and family gatherings. Growing up surrounded by five aunts, there was always sisterly completion of who made the 'best' fry bread. Regardless of who made it, those who got to eat it we're the winners " said Slagle in a statement.

Fry bread isn't the only thing that will be on the menu when Indigenous Eats opens in August 2022. The menu will feature Indian tacos, and other dishes using fry bread, including deserts served with huckleberry sauce. Whenever possible, ingredients will be locally sourced and/or from Native American owned businesses and will be prepared with the promise of bring "fresh, fast and filling" .

For more info on Indigenous Eats, check their website at http://www.iespokane.com , follow them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/iespokane , or Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/iespokane/ . Realty services for the new business we're provided by Jesse Fox of SVN Cornerstone; financing by Craft3; and grant funding by Empire Health Community Advocacy Fund.