Friday, April 10, 2015

Whiptail Grill

Today, Evin and I enjoyed a special treat. We arrived at Zion Canyon RV Resort in Springdale, Utah, in the early morning because we had to sleep outside the national park on the side of the road because our RV was too big to go through the second tunnel on Highway 9 unless the oncoming traffic was stopped so that I could drive down the middle of the road so I would not hit the roof of the RV. That is only done during this time of the year between 8 AM and 7 PM. We didn't know that and got to the entrance around 9 PM.

By the time we got set up we were hungry so we walked to restaurant near us that was rated 4+ Stars...


A real whiptail lizard was at our campsite!!

Whiptail Lizard

According to Wikipedia, certain species of whiptail lizards have all-female or nearly all-female populations. These lizards reproduce by parthenogenesis. They are all terrestrial and diurnal (active during the day), and are primarily carnivorous or insectivorous (eat insects), although some will include a small amount of plant matter in their diet. They all lay eggs, with some species laying large clutches.

We're parked under the trees in the middle of the photo.

If you look to the left of Evin this is what you would see...

...the Whiptail Grill is just above the tree truck a little right of center in the above photo.

The Whiptail Grill.

Evin really enjoyed her bacon bleu burger!!

The Whiptail Grill's chili relleno with beef tenderloin was the best I have ever eaten!! The panko batter really made it an experience.

Want to go back just thinking of it as I write this post comment.

Back to the real whiptail lizard...

  When this whiptail got tired of the photo shoot it dug a hole in the gravel...

...and was gone!!

Above is what happened to my chili relleno!! It was all gone except for the Anaheim chili pepper stem!!

In fact, we both enjoyed our meals at the Whiptail Grill that we went back a day or two later and tried two more items on their menu...

 Spaghetti Squash Enchiladas!! 
Steve's rating of:  "Outstanding!!"

Stuffed Avocado Salad!!
Evin's rating of:  "Very Good"

I took several shots of the Whiptail Grill and decided to play with some of them in Picasa 3...

Our compliments to the chef!!


Evin and I just had to go back to the Whiptail Grill one more time before we leave for Bryce Canyon National Park. 

I had literally been dreaming about the goat cheese chili relleno. Evin wanted more than a bite so we ordered a double chili relleno and she had to have one more bacon bleu cheese burger. 

We were not disappointed!!

We started with salsa, guacamole and chips...

...followed by a double chili relleno and a bacon bleu cheese burger to split!!

Thank you, Travis and crew!!
We can hardly wait to come back for more of your hospitality and great cuisine!!

1 comment:

  1. We spent 3 weeks at that campground a couple of years ago and loved it. Somehow we missed the whiptail grill. FYI. Since dogs can only go on one of the trails at Zion (and it has rattlesnakes), if you want to spend a day of hiking there is a great dog day care between your campground and the park in Rockville. It is called the doggie dude ranch and it is amazing. Our dogs were upset when we picked them up at the end of the day. We utilized it several times. Lots of supervised play, swimming, just a great place for dogs.