American cuisine

Nob Hill Restaurant to Offer New American Cuisine

Steve Riley, owner of Mesa Provisions in Nob Hill. (Adria Malcolm / For the Journal)

Nob Hill’s range of restaurants will expand further in early August with the opening of Mesa Provisions.

The restaurant, located at 3120 Central SE, specializes in New American cuisine with a Southwestern twist, according to owner and executive chef Steve Riley. Its opening is scheduled for August 3.

“The things I want to do are going to be a little different and a little unique,” he said.

A bouquet hangs on the wall inside Mesa Provisions, a Nob Hill restaurant set to open on August 3. (Adria Malcolm / For the Journal)

Riley, whose resume dates back decades, was last in the kitchen as the executive chef of Farm & Table in northwest Albuquerque, but even then his goal was to open a restaurant in the neighborhood. by Nob Hill.

“I grew up in this area and spent a lot of time here in my youth and Nob Hill has always had a certain appeal to me,” he said. “I think this is the right place for the clientele that I would like to attract.

Much like Riley’s former employer, Mesa Provisions will offer a menu that focuses on local foods and changes seasonally.

Riley said he worked with several local farms, including Silverleaf Farms and Vida Verde Farms, as well as smaller food producers to source ingredients.

“Our goal is quality,” he said. “We are a restaurant focused on quality. We want to use the best quality products that we can find, the best quality, organic products where we can.

Mesa Provisions at Nob Hill. (Adria Malcolm / For the Journal)

Menu items will include year-round staples like green chili cheese cookies, half a smoked chicken with red chili honey marinade and duck fat tortillas, and seasonal items like a peach salad.

“I think we will be a little different from some of the places that are here,” he said. “But I think we’re going to add some freshness and some local vegetables and some unique dishes that I don’t think you will see anywhere.”

Riley said he is still recruiting for multiple positions. Salaries range from $ 8 to $ 10 an hour with tips for waiters and beer vendors, $ 13 an hour and more for dishwashers, and $ 15 an hour and more for cooks the chain. All items include medical expenses, paid vacation, profit sharing and a staff meal.

Pilar Martinez covers retail and commercial real estate for the Journal.