Our 150-year-old adobe in Arroyo Seco has housed—and generated—a lot of history. This 1969 issue of New Mexico Magazine features an article on "Casa Cordova, a tiny restaurant in Arroyo Seco" (now Sabroso), as run by Godie Schuetz after Ernie Blake persuaded him to move to New Mexico.
Almost 44 years after Kenneth W. Hardy wrote that article, our restaurant appeared again in New Mexico Magazine. Cheryl Alters Jamison's A Patriotic Pig Roast highlights Arroyo Seco's annual Fourth of July "culinary fireworks" in the July 2013 issue:
"Looking for a delicious way to celebrate the Fourth? Head to Arroyo Seco, a charmingly quirky bend in the road between Taos and Taos Ski Valley. Seemingly, every one of the 1,000-plus residents of this Spanish land-grant community comes out to celebrate the birth of our nation with a pig roast and parade. . . .
"The annual pig roast is hosted by Sabroso, one of the most convivial restaurants in the state, hidden in a glade over a small bridge on the edge of Arroyo Seco. Chef George Bartel presides over other food events—a clambake, a paella party—during the year, but the pig roast has become Sabroso's signature festivity."