Sage Restaurant Group's new Kachina Southwestern Grill in Westminster, Colo., offers a modern take on authentic Southwestern fare, combining Native American, Arizonan and New Mexican favorites.
Kachina's menu also features sharable appetizers like huitlacoche tamales and an elaborate selection of Navajo tacos made by stuffing traditional Native American fry bread with local, seasonal ingredients. Artisan mezcal, handcrafted tequilas and draft craft beers pair up with a selection of hearty grilled steaks and game meats characteristic of "cowboy" fare. Crème Studios in New York created an airy, indoor-outdoor design with bright light fixtures, candle-lined stucco walls, wiry accessories and colorful, woven tapestries for a contemporary pueblo feel. The bar serves as a central focus in the room, and the restaurant stays open late to feed the party crowd.