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Elephant Rocks Grill set to open
Homemade and healthier options on new menu at Williams golf course

Elephant Rocks Golf Grill is set to open soon with an expanded menu, including healthier eating options.

The grill will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

One of the biggest changes to the menu is the salad options, which were previously not available.

In the past, the grill served hot dogs, hamburgers and some fried foods, said Scott Little, general manager and head golf professional at Elephant Rocks.

"One of the things we definitely wanted to do was add a few healthier options and some homemade options as well, so not just out of the freezer and into the fryer kind of things," Little said.

Besides the salads, some of the other additions to the menu include hummus and pita chips, vegetable tempura, Greek nachos, and pita sandwiches.

The grill has also added some upgrades to the hotdogs. Sonoran hotdogs, which are hot dogs wrapped in bacon, will now be available.

"If you're here and you're up from the Valley or in from out of the country even and you're playing golf and you see one of those things, it might be something you take away a memory if you order them," Little said.

For the first time, the grill will have a full time cook. The cook presented Little with about 40 options for the menu, and Little narrowed it down to about 20.

Along with the expanded menu, the grill kitchen has some additional equipment, including a fridge and a prep station.

"We added some equipment to be able to accommodate the menu, which also means we'll be able to accommodate group outings or banquets or luncheons or parties, so we'll be able to cook our own food for the banquets that'll be coming up, so that's nice as well," Little said.

The grill also has added storage, which it needs since staff will be serving food on actual plates with silverware, rather than using paper products.

Little clarified the grill is not a restaurant, and the menu fits on one page.

"We're not trying to be more than we are, we know we're a golf grill," Little said. "But I think with our limited space and that focus we came up with a pretty good menu that when you come off the golf course or before you go out, you can find something to eat and probably enjoy your meal.

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