The new Green Chile Kitchen on Route 66 in Yukon, Okla., has generated a lot of buzz since its announced opening in late 2012. It marked its grand opening Friday.
What makes the story unique is it is owned and operated by Trevor Logan, a Yukon High School graduate who learned the trade in Santa Fe and opened the successful Green Chile Kitchen in San Francisco in 2006, plus a couple of offshoot establishments there. And he opened his Yukon eatery in the former Chateau restaurant on Route 66 in his hometown.
KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City produced a segment about Logan and his new eatery.
Logan’s Southwestern cuisine gained a lot of attention after opening his San Francisco restaurant, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal — especially for his apple and green chile pies.
And check out this video from KQED in San Francisco at the 40-second mark about his restaurant:
In case you missed it, Logan said this:
I really tried to create an environment that was a nod to an old diner you would find on Route 66 in the middle of New Mexico — very relaxed, and where it was 100 percent about the food.
On a side note, Dawn Welch, owner of the Route 66 landmark Rock Cafe in Stroud, Okla., also attended Yukon High School.