Navajo Woman Finds Success with Black Sheep Cafe


Posted By Toyacoyah Brown August 22nd, 2017 Blog


Oh man, just reading the menu of her restaurant has my mouth-watering!

Recently KSL Broadcasting out of Salt Lake City featured Navajo entrepreneur Bleu Adams, who owns two restaurants in Utah. She named them “Black Sheep” since she says she always struggled to fit in. Growing up on the reservation was tough, with no running water or electricity, but those struggles are what made her the person she is today.

“My mother would make food — pies and burritos — and we'd take them around and sell them,” she recalled. “And that's how we survived for a couple of years.”



Adams built on her experiences, and now runs two successful restaurants — one in Provo, and one in Sugar House. Part of earning that success came from being extremely cautious, remembering what it was like to get by on so little.

So if you're in Utah, make sure you look up http://www.blacksheepcafe.com/. The menu boasts green chile stew, posole, bison burgers and her twist on Navajo tacos.

The menu boasts green chile stew, posole, bison burgers and her twist on Navajo tacos.

Photo: Ray Boone, KSL TV



About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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