The Food

To skip the following paragraphs of jibberish, click Menu,
or just wade through it & you'll get to the menu eventually.

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

Lunch

 

The Voo Doo Rooster :: 13~
Grilled, all natural chicken breast rubbed with southwestern spices, topped with grilled panela cheese, bacon, Hatch green chiles, house-pickled peppers & achiote adobo sauce piled on a thick-cut ciabatta roll.

The WAVE :: 14~
You won the lottery! All natural chicken breast slow cooked with southwestern spices & chiles, grilled, shredded. The flour tortilla backpack (it's a wrap!) is filled with pepper jack cheese, char-grilled zucchini, avocado, fresh spinach & roasted red pepper aioli. Now take the hike & plenty of pics to prove it!

Devil's Ridge Sandwich :: 15~
Mouth watering, mustard-marinated flank steak, topped with agave slaw & chipotle mustard on a thick-cut ciabatta roll. Order one today or you're on the FAST track to see SATAN!

Jalapeno Lime Chicken :: 13 GF~
A juicy chicken breast marinated in lime juice and jalapenos, then grilled and topped with pepperjack cheese & tomatillo salsa. Garnished with fresh avocado & pico de gallo. Served with fresh spinach, green chile rice & chipotle black bean salad.

Kanab-A-Dabba-Doo Burger :: 15~
Half a pound of fresh ground sirloin seasoned with our own blend of spices, flame broiled & resting on a slice of thick-cut ham.  Topped with gruyere cheese, avocado & dijonaise.  After one bite, you’ll wish you were a Flintstone!  

Red Canyon Polenta Cakes :: 13 GF VG~
Yellow cornmeal, masa flour, mild ancho chiles & achiote spice, hand formed into cakes & grilled. Presented on a bed of baby greens & hominy-quinoa salad. House-made tomatillo sauce, pico de gallo.

Happy Planet Burger :: 13 VG~
Delicious & juicy, GMO-free, third pound vegan burger seasoned with our mesquite dry rub, sitting on baby greens. Topped with house-pickled peppers & piquante bbq sauce on a toasted gourmet bun. You wont believe its not beef! NO gluten, NO animal products. CONTAINS SOY

BFF Wrap :: 12 V~
Best Friends Forever, eat happy! Crispy falafel bites, baked & grilled, packed into a flour tortilla loaded with a garden full of roasted sweet peppers, fresh cucumbers, lettuce, house-made tahini hummus & zesty, Greek-style lemon-mint yogurt. Add chicken 4.50

Deep Dish Veggie Enchilada :: 15 GF & V~
This dish ROCKS! Roasted peppers, Hatch green chiles, char-grilled zucchini, purple onions, layered & baked with corn tortillas, pepper jack cheese & our southwestern spice blend. Topped with fresh tomatillo sauce, pico de gallo & cilantro-lime crema. A veritable Grand Staircase of flavor! Add chicken 4.50 Add shrimp 6

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 that Lone Star classic: chicken fried chicken. Marinated, hand battered & perfectly seared. Served over garlic-sour cream mashed potatoes with chef’s Wild Lands gravy. Topped with a crown of hominy & roasted corn salsa.


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

 

SXSW :: 15 GF V (no chicken)~
Black beans, corn, roasted peppers, toasted pumpkin seeds & pepper jack cheese on greens, topped with lime-jalapeño marinated grilled chicken & drizzled with cilantro lime crema. Substitute smoked trout 4.50

Desert Oasis :: 15 GF V (no chicken)~
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 :: 14 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

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

Greek :: 14~
Fire roasted artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, garbanzo beans & kalamata olives on a bed of greens, drizzled with Greek herb-vinaigrette. Add chicken 4.50 Add smoked trout 5.95

House-Made Soup :: 5.50~
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 :: 9~
See? You can have it all.


You have to get into the menu somewhere.

 

Smoked Trout :: 13 GF (no pita)~
Hickory-smoked rainbow trout from Idaho’s Silver Creek Farms. Fresh baby greens, house-pickled peppers, olive poblano salsa, cilantro-lime crema, pico de gallo & fire-toasted pita points.

Killer App :: 9 GF VG~
Garbanzo beans, garlic, black olives, green onion, tomato & basil, lightly sautéed & finished with white wine & a quick splash of lemon. High protein & fiber, big flavor, low fat.

Hummus and Pita :: 9 V~
Fresh tahini hummus & zesty Greek-style, lemon-mint yogurt. Fire-toasted pita on the plate.

Antipasto Rustica :: 12 GF (no pita) V~
Fire roasted artichokes, olive-poblano salsa, piquante peppers, baby greens, tomatoes, roasted peppers, trickled with light vinaigrette. Served with fire-toasted pita points & smoked gouda.

Fresh Mozzarella & Tomatoes :: 11 GF (no pita) V~
Fresh tomatoes, mozzarella & sweet basil, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil & house-made, red wine-balsamic reduction. Served with fire-toasted pita points.

Shrimp & Coconut Ceviche :: 13 GF~
A superb blend of jumbo shrimp, fresh peppers diced & infused with citrus agave & lightly sweetened coconut broth. Served with fire-toasted sourdough crostini.


Mix & Match to suit your cravings

 

Silver Creek Crusted Trout :: 25 GF(no rice & grains)~
Idaho rainbow trout, butterflied and grilled. Hand crusted with yellow cornmeal, pumpkin seeds, & southwestern spices, topped with tomatillo salsa & house-made pico de gallo. Fresh veggies with our blend of wild rice & 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)

Mahi Mahi :: 26~
Also known as dolphin fish. NOT Flipper! Flipper was a mammal, not a fish. But we digress. Wild caught Mahi Mahi Wild caught Mahi Mahi steak, grilled. Seasoned with chef’s lime-spice blend & crowned with spicy orange oyster sauce. Coconut jasmine rice with fresh veggies, finished with a delightfully refreshing, Island fruit salsa.

Southwestern Fish Tacos :: 22 GF~
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, grilled & wrapped in corn tortillas.   Melted pepper jack cheese, cabbage, house-pickled peppers, pico de gallo and drizzled with cilantro-lime crema.  Agave slaw & chipotle black bean salad complete the party. GF

Rocking V Shrimp :: 24~
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. Large, succulent, sautéed Selva black tiger shrimp. Pine nuts, sugar snap peas, garlic, white wine & a velvety smooth, parmesan cream. Served over linguini. If we served them under linguini, we'd have to answer too many questions.

Homer's Dream Pork Chop :: 34 GF~
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. The thick-cut, char-grilled, 10 oz. Berkshire-Duroc cross is from Ballard Farms in Benson, Utah & it is a masterpiece of deliciousness is hand rubbed with our select blend of herbs & spices, producing unique flavor & tenderness that melts in your pie-hole(Doh! That's later, the pie). That's what it says in the Iliad if you read it carefully. Chipotle mustard joins fresh asparagus & garlic-sour cream Yukon gold mashers to complete your Odyssey. Homer, Gomer, whatever your name....... Oooooooooo, pork chopppppps.....Goood.

Filet Mignon :: 36 GF(no onions, no au jus)~
All natural hand cut, USDA prime, 8 oz. char-grilled beef tenderloin. Chef’s dry rub fusion of garlic, wild mushroom & black truffle. Topped with Squatter’s Full Suspension Pale Ale au jus & crispy fried onions. Prepared to your preference. Served with garlic-sour cream Yukon gold mashers & fresh asparagus.

Rangeland Ribeye :: 38~
16 oz. flame-broiled, USDA prime, all natural, hand cut ribeye. This perfectly marbled cut is massaged with our incredible southwestern spice mixture & fired to a buttery finish of your liking. Fresh asparagus & garlic-sour cream Yukon gold mashers accompany this classic steak. Ribeye lovers from around the globe, claim this steak to be their favorite!

Bison Tenderloin :: 48~
SPECIALTY of the HOUSE: Hand cut, all natural, char-grilled 8 oz. bison tenderloin. Raised on open range from select family farms across the Midwest. Leaner than beef, higher in protein & iron, our bison is free of antibiotics, hormones & steroids. Each mouth-watering cut is perfectly seasoned with chef’s blend of garlic, wild mushroom, & black truffle. Grilled to your specifications, then glazed with a red wine-balsamic reduction. Served over baby greens with garlic-sour cream Yukon gold mashers & fresh asparagus, to compliment this superb selection & signature dish from the American West. 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 :: 20~
Chef’s silky, house-made alfredo sauce of garlic, fresh cream, parmesan, romano & asiago cheeses, combined with sautéed portobello & button mushrooms. Served over linguini with a sliced, all natural, grilled chicken breast.

Almond Crusted Chicken Marsala :: 23~
Grilled, all natural chicken breast, almond & herb crusted. Topped with chef’s house-made portobello & button mushroom marsala cream sauce. Fresh vegetables & our special blend of wild rice & grains.

Chicken Escalante :: 20~
House-made, Old World Italian marinara over linguini, topped with a char-grilled, all natural chicken breast, hand-rubbed with Chef’s spice blend, then garnished with baby heirloom tomatoes & fresh asparagus.

Chana Masala :: 17 GF(no pita) VG~
Indian curry of garbanzo beans, onions, carrots, celery, tomatoes, & zucchini.  Slow cooked with ginger, coriander, cumin, turmeric, a hint of cloves & lemon.  Served over coconut jasmine rice.  Pita points & pea sprout garnish.     Add:   tofu  2.50     chicken  4.50      shrimps   6 YES it IS shrimps, because shrimp would only be 1 and there are more than 1.  So there!  

Red Canyon Polenta Cakes :: 17 GF & VG~
Yellow cornmeal, masa flour, mild ancho chiles & achiote spice, hand formed, into cakes & grilled. Presented on a bed of baby greens & hominy-quinoa salad. House-made tomatillo sauce, pico de gallo & fresh veggies.

Coconut Curry :: 18 GF(no tofu) VG~
Fresh, mixed vegetables sautéed with our yellow coconut curry, over coconut jasmine rice. Miso-marinated tofu tops the dish. Substitute chicken 3.50 Substitute shrimp 6

Deep Dish Enchilada :: 20 GF V~
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, Hatch green chiles, char-grilled zucchini, purple onions, layered & baked with corn tortillas, pepper jack cheese & our southwestern spice blend?  Topped with fresh tomatillo sauce, pico de gallo & cilantro-lime crema.  This dish ROCKS!  A veritable Grand Staircase of flavor!  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    20   GF & V

Vittorio’s Couscous Cakes :: 18 V~
Our chef, Chef Dan or someone wearing a big white hat back there in the kitchen, combines sweet basil, toasted pine nuts, couscous & a house blend of four cheeses, formed into cakes and served on a sleep number bed of fresh greens & roasted garlic mascarpone cream, garnished with baby heirloom tomatoes & toasted pine nuts. Whew! An outside contractor is then brought in at government expense to top the creation with toasted pine nuts. The outside contractor has offices in Houston and throughout the Middle East.


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

 

Key Lime Pie :: 8~
Tart and sweet, velvety cool, with a graham crust. Topped with freshly whipped cream. Perfect. Winner of consecutive Key Lime Pie Dessert Smack-Downs for the last 18 years, these non-televised events were held here at The Rocking V, all 5 judges were from Key West. They were compelled to declare us Victors in the after-dinner-sweets category. Some of the judges have since been exiled from their island homes for not supporting the home team. One judge now lives in Colorado & he doesn’t care. Guess why?

Caramel Pecan Cheesecake :: 9~
A seductively rich, satisfyingly decadent, silky smooth, dreamy blend of caramel, cream cheese & mascarpone in a graham crust. Topped with toasted pecans & rich, sweet Monin caramel sauce. It’s BACK and it’s better than ever!

Creme Brulee :: 8~
Oooooooooooooo! YUM! The perfect recipe: fresh cream, fresh vanilla beans, eggs and sugar, swirled together, then baked and cooled. Before serving, we sprinkle the surface with sugar and torch it, for that golden crust. Délicieux! Some welding of small art projects may take place in the preparation of this treat.

Bread Pudding :: 8~
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.

Chocoholic Mousse :: 6 VG~
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.

Hot Fudge Molten Lava Cake :: 10 GF~
Warm, gooey chocolate cake served with a prickly pear cactus glaze. We have removed the thorns for your after-dinner dining pleasure (and because our lawyer said so.) Think of it as a flowing volcano of astounding, alluring & enchanting chocolate delectability. Add a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream 2.50 DO IT! (because it is a violation of state law not to, AND, because WE said so!)

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 Bowl :: 7.50~
Pineapple, mango, apple & mixed seasonal berries. 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


Liquids

 

Apple or Cranberry Juice :: 4.75~

Arrowhead Spring Water :: 2.95~

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

Espresso :: 3.25~
extra shots .50 each

Fizzy Liquids :: 3.75~
Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, Twist Mist & Mug Root Beer PLUS UNfizzy liquids such as lemonade, Tropical iced tea (with mango & raspberry), Hot tea & gourmet coffee

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

Gourmet Coffee :: 3.75~
We grind the beans for every pot

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

Milk :: 4.75~
Mooooooooo

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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