Friday, October 3, 2014

Our Anniversary Dinner at the Cowboy Grill.

This year, 2014, Roy and I will have been together for 11 years; 11 years ago we met online at a Dungeons and Dragons gaming site; 4 years ago we officially tied the marriage knot.  To celebrate this year, we decided to do something a bit different; we drove, hiked and climbed the Shafer Trail and part of the White Rim Trail.  Then we rewarded our achievements with dinner at the Cowboy Grill at Red Cliffs Lodge; 14 miles east of Moab on Route 128.  Yes, the same Cowboy Grill I reviewed on their Sunday Brunch which we still go to at least once a month.  Oh, the adventure we had before dinner, you'll just have to wait till I write that up on my travel blog.

As usual, we had a friendly greeting and were seated at a table which gave us a grand view of the Colorado River and the Red Rocks.  Our waitress was attentive and helped us with any questions about the menu.  To start with, we chose the Shrimp Skewer; four large shrimp, deep fried crispy outside and perfectly cooked shrimp inside, served with a drizzle of mildly spiced cocktail sauce.  Num yummy; they were so good!  Oh, we also received a basket of warm, crusty rolls with smooth butter; this just added to our overall comfort even further.

Now for dinner, I decided to check out the review sites (Tripadvisor, Yelp and Urbanspoon) before hand to see what was the favorite of most rib.  I ordered the 10 ounce and Roy ordered the 16 ounce; steamed veggies for both of us; homemade mashed potatoes and gravy for him; baked yam for me and the most deliciously decadent cinnamon butter to slather it with.  If I could have gotten a large baked yam with this cinnamon butter, a simple soup or salad on the side; I would have been in food heaven.  Silly me, I was so caught up with the baked sweet potato, I forgot about the prime rib...both of ours was cooked to a perfect medium-rare and so tender it could be cut with a fork.  It was an excellent choice for the main meal!

For dessert, I ordered Grandma's Lemon Cream Cake while Roy had the New York Cheesecake.  Umm, there are no photos; we dove into the desserts and were halfway through when I realized I'd taken no photos.  Just take my word for....more num yumminess!!!

Whether you have a special day to celebrate, or just want a lovely dinner with a great view; the Cowboy Grill at Red Cliffs Lodge just might be your go-to place.  We sure were very happy that we good!!!

Mary Cokenour

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