RECIPE OF THE MONTH - May 2001
||2 large Eggs - scrambled
2 oz. black beans
2 oz. cheddar or jack cheese mixture
1 oz. green chili
2 oz. salsa
1 sundried tomato tortilla
|Place tortilla on hot grill and add
cheese mix and scrambled eggs, black beans and green chilies.
Let tortilla crisp up just a little. Roll tortilla into burrito
and spoon salsa on top. Serve with hash browns or home fries.
The Slickrock Café - Fun, Fresh and
Center & Main Street - Downtown
Hungry? Slickrock Café can take care of that
rumble in your tummy three times a day! Anthony Mason, operating
partner of the eclectic Main Street restaurant takes pride in serving
big portions of healthy food.
of our food is made from scratch, says Anthony. No canned
food is used for any of our recipes. We make our own sauces and
all of our desserts. And its all healthy stuff
if you include French fries as health food, he laughs.
The Slickrock Café started feeding people in 1994. Anthony
is proud that the restaurant is housed in one of the oldest buildings
in Moab. Built in 1907, the Cooper-Martin building originally housed
a mercantile where Moab residents shopped for dry goods and other
day to day household needs.
the building has quite a different flare. While the original block
sandstone is evident on the buildings exterior and brick walls
are exposed inside, the restaurant has a definite contemporary feel.
It possesses a lively, colorful atmosphere and is usually teeming
with laughing diners and good vibes. The menu selections are pretty
lively, too. The favorite for breakfast is the Hungry Biker,
home fries topped with veggies, melted cheese and two eggs, guaranteed
to satisfy even the hardest peddling cyclist. The Canyonlands Burrito
combines scrambled eggs, jack and cheddar, black beans, green chilies
and fresh salsa in a sun-dried tomato tortilla. And if you want
to skip the eggs, a tofu burrito with black beans, mushrooms, roasted
red peppers will get you ready for a ride in the rugged backcountry.
can be anything from a classic hamburger to portabella wraps or
a vegetarian focaccia sandwich. If youre feeling adventurous,
try the Uranium Burger, a half pound of ground beef laced with fresh
garlic and chunks of blue cheese (no doubt the uranium).
Additionally, Anthony is not modest about claiming,
we have the best Caesar salad in town, which is served at
lunch and dinner. Evening fare includes fresh Utah trout, meatloaf
with gravy, sun-dried tomato pesto with chicken or a vegetarian
stir fry among the many choices. In fact, the biggest problem might
be in deciding what to choose off of the Slickrocks large,
diverse menus. The restaurant is vegan friendly and
can accommodate folks with special dietary restrictions or preferences.
In fact, Anthony feels like the restaurant can make just about anyone
We seek to please visitors from New York to Los Angeles and
everybody in between including our own local clientele, says
Anthony. Visitors from overseas will certainly enjoy the diverse
and eclectic menu items as well, especially those with a decidedly
Diners have almost every hour of the day to try out the Slickrock
as well. The restaurant opens for breakfast at 7:00 a.m., in time
to have a hearty meal before you hit the trails. Breakfast service
ends at 11:00, just in time for the lunch crowd, but you have time
to catch a mid-day meal until 5:00 p.m. After 5:00, the Slickrock
starts dinner service and doesnt stop until 10:00 p.m. And
this happens every day, seven days a week!
The building was no doubt a hub of activity in 1907 where people
bought their supplies and met for some good conversation. Today
it remains a busy place full of friendly people. While youre
there, dont forget to take home one of their popular T-shirts
as a souvenir of Moab and the Slickrock Café.
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