Although the menu at Rawhide still caters to hungry cowboys and cowgirls visiting from around the globe, it now goes beyond that under the guidance of consulting chef Michael Cairns and Executive Chef Jon Anderson. The chefs use many indigenous ingredients to pay homage to all who shaped the history of the area Rawhide calls home.
The luxurious Rawhide menu features a variety of mesquite-grilled steaks and prime rib. For even more excitement, diners can select cut-to-order portions from the Town Butcher from the comfort of their dining room chair. Other offerings include Snake River Trout, Mesquite Roasted Colorado Lamb Chops, Baby Back Ribs, Slow Roasted Sonoran Chicken and Tequila Lime Grilled Salmon. Farm-to-table dishes are seasonal and might vary from a Sweet Corn Polenta Cake to a Grilled Summer Squash with Roasted Peppers. Entrees at Rawhide range in price from $13 to $27.
Don’t rush into anything, though. Take your time with some appetizers and a few good drinks. Appetizers include western favorites such as Rattlesnake and Rocky Mountain Oysters. The Golden Belle Saloon also offers entertainment all evening and some signature beverages that’ll be sure to kick-start your evening.
Of course, no trip to Rawhide is complete without a stroll down the Old West 1880′s-style Main Street, watching the Wild West mayhem of the Rawhide Roughriders, gold panning, visiting Sweet Sally’s Confections, or taking a period photo at the Old Time Photo Emporium. There are enough activities to keep the family busy for the entire evening.
Special events include Friday night bull riding at 7:30 and 9 p.m. and Sundown Cookouts on Saturday nights (October, November, March through May). Cookouts are $48 for adults and $20 for children.
When you want a special evening that reflects the blend of Old West and the New appreciation of the treasures of Gila River Indian Community, you’ll not want to miss an evening at Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse.
Rawhide is open Thursday through Sunday from 5:30 p.m. and available every evening for private functions. There is no regular admission fee. Interactive attractions are $5 each or $15 for a town pass for the evening. Dinner is priced separately.
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