The Food

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The key to all great cooking is fire.
Knowing what to set on fire and for how long is the mystery.
Fortunately for you (and us), our chefs have figured it all out.
It's slow food. Real food. Carefully prepared by real human hands, served by happy people, also with real human hands, in a warm and inviting space.
Simple. We use the freshest ingredients available to prepare dishes that are a little different from the food you get at other places along the road.


Plenty of pasta, fish, chicken, beef & lots of greens. Spring mix, romaine, carrots, cukes, broccoli, red onions, yellow squash, roma tomatoes, mushrooms. No iceberg. Vegan? No prob. We can do that & any salad without cheese or meat. All our soups are made in house from scratch.

Scratch is a valuable ingredient in slow food. Most of our fish comes whole & on ice. We cut it ourselves. We try to get as much local produce as we can & we buy many of our herbs locally.

The cream for each dessert is whipped by hand & the mint & pansies come from our garden (or random neighborhood gardens, if we run out). Our food may take a little longer to prepare, but it's real food. Savor the taste. It's good food. Simple.

ALL MENU PRICES are highly unstable and vary from moment to moment depending on wind speed, whim & the price of chocolate, as well as certain, little-known grain futures. The values listed below are for reference only. In the event that you actually make it to The Big K and find us, your menu may be encrypted for our amusement.

The MenuGF - Gluten Free     V - Vegetarian     VG - Vegan



Hoo Doo Chicken Sandwich :: 12~
Grilled chicken breast topped with tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, artichokes and fresh spinach. Served on toasted rye with pesto aioli. As pretty as a Hoo Doo but easier on your it's not made from rocks!

Kanab-A-Dabba-Doo Burger :: 14~
A half pound of fresh ground sirloin seasoned with our own blend of spices, flame broiled and topped with a thick cut ham steak, Swiss cheese, avocado and Dijonaise. The Ultimate Ham Burger and you. Life is great.

Andouille Sausage with Creole Sauce :: 11~
Spicy andouille sausage served over rice and smothered with a creole sauce of onions, peppers, celery, tomatoes, garlic and our own blend of creole seasonings. Served with toasted pita points. GF (no pita)

Jalapeno Lime Chicken :: 12~
A juicy chicken breast marinated in lime juice and jalapenos, then grilled and topped with pepperjack cheese and tomatillo salsa. Garnished with FRESH avocado and pico de gallo. Served with fresh spinach, guajillo-pineapple slaw and chipotle black bean salad. GF

Chicken Caesar Wrap :: 10 GF (no wrap)~
All natural chicken, char-grilled with house-made creole spices, chopped and tossed with romaine lettuce, Parmesan and Caesar dressing then rolled in a garlic-herb flour tortilla.

Best Friends Forever :: 10~
Yes we are! And we'll be even better friends after you eat this delicious char-grilled pita stuffed with a garden full of spinach, avocado, cucumbers, roasted sweet peppers, quinoa and house-made hummus. Before you know it you'll be out adopting homeless pets, which is a GREAT idea, especially if our friendship thang doesn't work out (we think you might snore). Sorry, we're getting another dog. VG = Very Good (also VEGAN)

Black Canyon Burger :: 9 V~
Spicy chipotle black bean burger topped with avocado on a toasted bun. Served with lettuce, tomato, onions & pickles. V = VegFest on a bun. (also VEGETARIAN)

Deep Dish Veggie Enchilada :: 14~
What could be better than roasted peppers, grilled zucchini, squash, purple onions and green chiles stacked as high as the North Rim with corn tortillas and baked w/ pepper jack cheese? We'll tell ya what: something topped w/ delicious tomatillo salsa, pico de gallo and cilantro lime sauce. Add grilled chicken for $3050. YES, that's right, it is not a typo. This is really great chicken. The sampler though, is added for $4.50 GF & V

Ultimate Grilled Cheese :: 10~
The Rocking V’s take on an AMERICAN classic. This great source of vitamin A, C, Calcium, iron and potassium, is stacked with provolone, cheddar, artichokes and sliced tomatoes on rye then lightly grilled. V

Mac 'n Cheese :: 11 V~
This oven-baked, four-cheese classic topped with a Parmesan and bread crumb crust will take you back to your childhood. The only difference is, now you have money (because you drove here in a car), so have another order and pay up. Or don't pay up and YOU"RE GROUNDED! V

Adobe Chicken :: 14~
The Rocking V’s version of chicken fried chicken: marinated, hand-battered and perfectly seared. Served over Texas potato hash with Chef Dan’s Wild Lands gravy. Topped with fresh corn salsa.

Eating your Greens allows you to eat more SWEETS, really. We're Doctors, trust us.


SXSW :: 15~
Black beans, corn, roasted peppers, toasted pumpkin seeds and pepper jack cheese on baby greens, topped with lime-jalapeño marinated grilled chicken and drizzled with cilantro lime dressing. Substitute smoked trout $4.50 GF

Desert Oasis :: 15~
Tomatoes, diced red onions, gorgonzola cheese, pine nuts and avocado over baby greens, topped with marinated grilled chicken, then tossed with honey-Dijon vinaigrette. Substitute smoked trout $4.50 GF

Hidden Canyon Salad :: 13 GF VG~
Fresh apples, toasted pecans, dried cranberries, tomatoes, red onions and celery over mixed greens. Served with a light lemon vinaigrette. Add chicken $4.50 Add smoked trout $5.95 Add tofu $2

Greek :: 14~
Artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, chick peas and Kalamata olives on a bed of baby greens, drizzled with Greek herb vinaigrette. Add chicken for $4.50. Add smoked trout for $5.95 GF

Caesar :: 10 V~
Romaine, Parmesan and house-made croutons tossed with Caesar dressing. Add smoked trout 5.95 Add chicken $4.50 Add shrimp $6

Garden Salad :: 3.50 VG~
Fresh mixed greens and seasonal veggies with your choice of dressing. Served with house-made focaccia bread and our special balsamic vinaigrette dip.

House-Made Soup :: 5~
The perfect solution to the chilly season question: “What am I in the mood for?” Sit by the fireplace and enjoy the quiet time while sopping with our warm, house-made focaccia.

Soup & Salad :: 8~
See? You can have it all.

You have to get into the menu somewhere.


Smoked Trout :: 13 GF~
Hickory-smoked Idaho trout served on a grilled masa cake with fresh corn salsa and avocado. Splashed with ancho cream and cilantro pesto.

Hummus and Pita :: 9~
Toasted pita served with house-made red pepper hummus and a zesty lemon mint-cucumber yogurt sauce.

Antipasto Rustica :: 11~
Artichokes, roasted peppers, Kalamata olives, tomatoes, pearl onions and baby greens drizzled with a light vinaigrette. Served with pita points and smoked gouda cheese.

Fresh Mozzarella & Tomatoes :: 10~
Sliced tomatoes & fresh mozzarella drizzled with a balsamic reduction, extra virgin olive oil & topped with fresh, sweet basil.

Three Cheese & Artichoke Risotto :: 12~
A superb blend of asiago, romano & Parmesan cheeses combined with artichokes, caramelized onions and Arborio rice. Garnished with chopped tomatoes, basil, garlic & olive oil.

Mix & Match to suit your cravings


Southwest Cornmeal Crusted Trout :: 22~
Seared mountain ruby red trout, crusted with yellow cornmeal and pumpkin seeds. Topped with a green chile and tomatillo salsa. Served with Chef Dan's veggies and Chef Dan's blend of wild rice and grains. Chef Dan did not catch this fish, but says you will love it. If you don't love it, Chef Dan says you should see a doctor for immediate taste-replacement surgery. This procedure may not be covered by all insurance providers. GF(no rice & grains)

Salmon Creole :: 23~
Fresh salmon grilled and served on a bed of creole relish, topped with a Cajun remoulade. Vegetables, wild rice and grains complete this healthy entree. GF(no rice & grains)

Mahi Mahi :: 24~
Also known as dolphin fish. NOT Flipper! Flipper was a mammal, not a fish. But we digress. A 6 ounce wild caught Mahi Mahi fillet, grilled, with a spicy Thai orange glaze, then topped with fresh mango salsa. Served with Chef Dan's veggies and coconut jasmine rice. We are unsure as to the exact relationship between these Chef Dan's veggies and those living with the salmon.

Southwestern Fish Tacos :: 22~
And you thought fish only lived in the oceans. Well, for your information: we have opened a school in southern Utah and we're having to turn away applicants. Only the best, the brightest and most colorful are accepted. Plus the very tastiest, so there's that. Fish of the day wrapped in a flour tortilla, topped with cabbage, pico de gallo, pepper jack cheese and drizzled with avocado citrus creme fraiche. Smoky black bean salad and guajillo-pineapple slaw on the side. GF

Rocking V Shrimp :: 22~
Yes, we know this is not a vegetarian dish & strictly speaking it should be on the previous menu but we couldn't fit it on the other page so let's call it a Vegaquarium dish and get on with our lives. Four jumbo shrimp sauteed with pine nuts and peas in a light garlic white wine Parmesan cream and served over linguini. If we served them under linguini, we'd have to answer too many questions.

Homer's Dream Pork Chop :: 26~
Many have mocked Mr. Simpson's interest in the pastry sciences but nobody is laughing at the yellow-headed one's love of porcine delights. This is what the siege of Troy (or perhaps Springfield?) was all about. Topped with chipotle mustard, this mouth-watering 10 ounce, garlic and herb rubbed beauty melts in your pie-hole(Doh! That's later, the pie). That's what it says in the Iliad if you read it carefully. Chef's vegetables and garlic-sour cream Yukon gold mashers complete this entree. Homer, Gomer, whatever your name....... Oooooooooo, pork chopppppps.....Goood.

Filet Mignon :: 31 GF(no onions, no au jus)~
8 ounce, all-natural beef tenderloin rubbed with our blend of herbs and spices, grilled to your preference and topped with a Uinta Brewery dark ale au jus and crispy onions. Served on a bed of greens with garlic-sour cream Yukon gold mashers and broccolini.

Rangeland Ribeye :: 34~
14 -16 ounce, USDA prime, hand cut, choice ribeye rubbed with Southwestern spices, then chargrilled to order. Served with fresh vegetables and garlic-sour cream Yukon gold mashers. GF

Bison Tenderloin :: 46~
This IS The Great Amercian West! Here's why: Repeated requests created a huge demand that returned this signature entree to our menu. Leaner than beef and higher in protein, our all-natural, free-range North Dakota bison is antibiotic and hormone free. Each mouth-watering tenderloin is hand-cut in house, perfectly grilled to order and glazed with a burgundy-balsamic reduction. Garlic-sour cream Yukon gold mashers and fresh vegetables compliment this superb selection. THIS is THE REAL DEAL! Order it medium rare and then bask in the glory of culinary perfection!

Vegetabulous & Veganacious + The Little Chicks


Chicken & Mushroom Alfredo :: 18~
Chef Dan's house-made Parmesan-cream Alfredo sauce with sauteed mushrooms and grilled chicken over linguini.

Almond Crusted Chicken Marsala :: 18~
Grilled, almond and herb-crusted chicken breast topped with a mushroom-cream Marsala sauce. Served with Chef Dan's vegetables and sour cream garlic mashed potatoes.

Chicken Escalante :: 18~
Spicy, marinated chicken served over linguini with sweet basil marinara and garnished with tomato concasse

Asian Stir Fry :: 16~
A blend of vegetables sautéed with a sesame-garlic sauce over coconut jasmine rice. Topped with grilled miso-marinated tofu. Substitute chicken $3.50. Substitute shrimp $6. VG

Chana Masala :: 15 ~
An Indian style stew of chickpeas, tomatoes, onions, carrots, celery and zucchini. Slow cooked with curry, cloves, ginger, coriander, cumin, turmeric and lemon juice. Served over coconut jasmine rice. Add: tofu $2 chicken $4.50 shrimps $6. YES it IS shrimps, because shrimp would only be 1 and there are more than 1. So there! VG

Red Canyon Polenta Cakes :: 16~
Yellow cornmeal, fresh corn, black beans and Southwestern spices, shaped into cakes, grilled and then topped with a green chile-tomatillo sauce. Served with Chef Dan's veggies and greens. GF & VG

Thai Curry :: 16~
Bangkok crash lands in Kanab. Fresh, mixed vegetables sautéed in a spicy yellow curry sauce, over coconut jasmine rice and topped with miso-marinated tofu. Substitute chicken $3.50. Substitute shrimp $6. You be The Decider. GF & VG

Deep Dish Enchilada :: 18~
Back by popular demand and mild rioting, one of our most requested and deepest dishes. The return of this entree to our menu required 12 brokered treaties involving 17 countries and territories, as well as several rounds of blackjack and the ultimate annexation of the little-known principality of Is-Dan-A-Stan?. What could be better than roasted peppers, grilled zucchini, squash, purple onions and green chiles stacked as high as the North Rim with corn tortillas and baked w/ pepper jack cheese? We'll tell ya what: something topped w/ delicious tomatillo salsa, pico de gallo and cilantro lime sauce. Oooo baby, this is GREAT! BLM scientists & researchers have still not been able to accurately measure the true depth of this dish. Despite budget cuts, field studies continue, thanks to the tireless efforts of numerous dogged men & women of science. NPR's "Science Friday" should do a story on this thang. Add: chicken $4.50 or shrimp $6 GF & V

Tomato Pesto Couscous Cakes :: 16~
Our chef, Chef Dan or someone wearing a big white hat back there in the kitchen, combines fresh herbs, tomatoes, Asiago cheese, spices, vegetables and couscous are hand-formed into cakes, grilled and served on a sleep number bed of sauteed vegetables with greens. Whew! An outside contractor is then brought in at government expense to top the creation with creamy basil & roasted pine nuts. The outside contractor has offices in Houston and throughout the Middle East. V

Sweets make you smarter AND allow you to hike happily for 12 hours with no food, water or outerware.


Creme Brulee :: 7.95~
Oooooooooooooo! YUM! The perfect recipe, graciously given to us by French chef Georges LaForge. Fresh cream, eggs, sugar and pure vanilla swirled together, then baked and cooled. Before serving, we sprinkle with sugar and torch for that golden crust. Delicieux! GF

The Gooey Diamond :: 9.95 GF~
Deliciously moist, to the point of being obscene, this tongue-tingling, pleasure giving, flourless ganache cake, nesting seductively on a bed of mixed berries and cuddled in an almond-oat crumble, is made with exotic (some say erotic) Callebaut Belgian chocolate (which is why several observers of the pastry sciences, have nicknamed it the Orgas-Ma-Cake, most likely because, rather than coming out of an oven, it is formed in an Orgasmatron, which heats the cake with LOVE). Where were we? You forgot too? Ooo baby! Our job here is done. (side note: we no longer serve the Hot Fudge Molten Lava Cake, as the volcano moved to Montserrat for fear of being out sold by The Gooey D.)

Bread Pudding :: 7.95~
It was requested by a frequent diner a few years back. It became so popular we added it to the permanent dessert menu. Saigon cinnamon, whole nuts, raisins and lots of cream make our bread pudding fabulous. Your choice of caramel or house-made whiskey sauce. Whipped cream on the side. We are NOT responsible for chemical reactions resulting from the mixture of whiskey and caramel sauces. You pays your money, you takes your chances.

Key Lime Pie :: 7.95~
Tart and sweet, velvety cool, with a graham crust. Topped with freshly whipped cream. Ooo La La! Winner of consecutive 2007 – 2015 (we’re optimistic!) Key Lime Pie Dessert Smack-Downs, these non-televised events were held here at The Rocking V and at other, not-remembered locations far afield, where various spirits may or may not have been involved, but all five judges were from Key West (at least that’s what their possibly-legal forms of ID showed). They were compelled to declare us Victors (The Inflictors) in the after-meal-sweets, category. It may be winter but this is a cool (in a HOT way) reminder of summer.

Chocoholic Mousse :: 5.95 V~
If you were going to die by chocolate (and you probably would, had we left the antlers on, but we took the antlers off, despite the considerable time involved in the antler-removal process, because we’re all about digestive pleasure), this would be the way to do it. Bittersweet chocolate, sweetened with an angels’ touch (they live in the basement) of maple syrup. AND…it’s dairy-free. We’ve made the portion smaller so you don’t buy the farm before you’ve paid the bill. That’s just good business.

Ice Cream :: 4.50/ 7 / 2.95~
One Scoop, Two Scoops, Three Scoops or 52.5 Scoops, it is delicious! Add-a-Scoop to any dessert for $2.95 GF

Seasonal Fresh Fruit :: 5 / 7.50~
small or LARGE bowl to help offset unhealthy menu choices at other restaurants. GF & VG

Adult Beverages


BEER :: ~
Coors ~ Coors Light 4 ~ Corona Extra ~ Polygamy Porter ~ Chasing Tail Golden Ale ~ Full Suspension Pale Ale ~ Evolution Amber Ale ~ Hoo Doo Kolsch Style Ale ~ Cutthroat Pale Ale ~ Bristlecone Brown Ale ~ Golden Spike Hefeweizen 4.75 ~ Dubhe 9.2% Imperial Black IPA ~ Hop Rising 9% Double IPA ~ The Devastator 8% Double Bock Ale ~ Ghost Rider White IPA ~ 6.00 ~ Spiral Jetty IPA ~ Pfeifferhorn Lager ~ Glutenator ~ 10 ~ Clausthaler NA 4.25

Reds :: ~
House Red ~ BOTA BOX Shiraz / CA 5.5 glass GABBIANO ~ Chianti Classico ~ Italy 32 CASTLE CREEK ~ Cabernet Sauvignon ~ Moab, UT 8.25 / 33 FOLIE à DEUX ~ Ménage à Trois Red ~ Napa Valley, CA 8.25 / 33 CONCANNON ~ Petit Sirah ~ Central Coast, CA 8.5 / 34 ROBERT MONDAVI ~ Private Select Merlot ~ Central Coast, CA 8.75 / 35 CLINE ~ Ancient Vines Zinfandel ~ Contra Costa County, CA 38 CLINE ~ Ancient Vines Mourvèdre ~ Contra Costa County, CA 42 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE ~ Cabernet Sauvignon ~ Columbia Valley, WA 44 PASCUAL TOSO ~ Malbec Reserve ~ Argentina 44 CLOS DU BOIS ~ Pinot Noir ~ Sonoma County, CA 46 TWO DOG "STYLE" ~ Red ~ CA 8.75 / 35 ORIN SWIFT ~ The Prisoner ~ St. Helena, CA 76

Whites :: ~
House White ~ HARDY’S Chardonnay / Australia 5.5 glass ROBERT MONDAVI ~ Woodbridge Zinfandel ~ Napa Valley, CA 5.5 / 25 STE CHAPELLE ~ Winemaker’s Riesling ~ Snake River Valley, ID 7.75 / 31 KENWOOD ~ Sauvignon Blanc ~ Sonoma County, CA 8.5 / 34 ECCO DOMANI ~ Pinot Grigio ~ Italy 9 / 36 KENDALL JACKSON ~ Chardonnay VR ~ Sonoma County, CA 10.5 / 42 LUNA ~ Pinot Grigio ~ Napa County, CA 44 VINCENT DELAPORTE ~ Sancerre ~ France 55 FROG’S LEAP ~ Chardonnay ~ Napa Valley, CA 60 CAKEBREAD CELLARS ~ Sauvignon Blanc ~ Napa Valley, CA 65 MUMM NAPA ~ Brut Prestige Sparkling Wine ~ Napa Valley, CA 75

Margaritas & Mojitos :: 7/9/10 / 11/12/13/14/15......~
On the rocks w/ salt or blended. Strawberry also available if you're feeling sassy. Sauza Gold is the house & Heradura Silver or Patron Silver are on the Top Shelf. Mojitos are perfect for summer cool-downs with or without Agave.

Pina Coladas & Daiquiris :: 7 / More $~
Strawberry Do not attempt to order a "corndog" daiquiri or a "salmon" colada. You MAY (even June or July) order our famous Rocking V inventions: Kanab KABOOM, XXX Hot Chocolate or a BIG Love

Whiskey :: 5/6/7~
CC, Jack Daniels, Crown Royal

Bourbon :: 760.68~
Maker's Mark & Wild Turkey 101

Gin :: 7/6~
Bombay Sapphire & Tanqueray

Vodka :: 8/8/7~
Five Wives (Utah-made, REALLY!), Grey Goose & Stoli

Rum :: 1492 / 1865 ~
Captain Morgan's & Bacardi Silver

Scotch :: 8/6~
Glenlivet 12yr & Johnny Walker Red

Liqueurs :: 7/8.50/8.50/7/7.50~
Bailey's, Grand Marnier, Remy VSOP, Kahlua & Amaretto Disaronno



Apple or Cranberry Juice :: 4.25~

Arrowhead Spring Water :: 2.95~

Cappuccino :: 4.50~
extra shots .50 each choc, hazelnut, raspberry, vanilla .50 each

Espresso :: 2.95~
extra shots .50 each

Fizzy Liquids :: 2.95~
Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, Sierra Mist & Mug Root Beer PLUS UNfizzy liquids such as lemonade & an Arnold Palmer

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice :: 6.00~
We use a hand press to get ALL the juice!

Gourmet Coffee :: 2.95~
We grind the beans for every pot

Latte :: 4.50~
extra shots .50 each choc, hazelnut, raspberry, vanilla .50 each

Milk :: 4.25~

Hot Chocolate :: 4.50~

Perrier :: 4.50~

Have them eat BEFORE you tell them to go play in traffic because Mommy has headache.


Grilled Ham & Cheese :: 6~

Grilled Cheese :: 5~

Corn Dog :: 5~

Noodles & Butter / Alfredo / Marinara :: 5 / 8 / 6.50~


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