So, the name fry bread doesn't exactly sell it too highly, and at first glance, you might think it's just a deliciously prepared form of fried dough. But it is so, SO much more than that. It tastes like an unsweetened funnel cake, but fluffier, thicker, and filled with pillowy air bubbles, and often gets loaded with delicious toppings both savory (taco fillings, beef, beans, etc.) and sweet (honey, powdered sugar, etc). It was originally invented some 150 years ago by the Navajo, who took an extremely tough situation (the 300 mile "long walk" to New Mexico, where they started using new ingredients like white flour and lard), and made some seriously good metaphorical lemonade.
Their resourcefulness created something so delicious, it's been handed down from generation to generation, and has now become an integral part of Native American culture, playing a central role in tribal meetings (they have fry bread competitions), and acting as a revered symbol of Native American pride and unity. Obviously, now you want to try some for yourself (right?!), so here's where to get the very best in the Valley: