2039 N Center St, Hickory, Suite A, NC 28601 (828) 328-3432

Lunch& Dinner Menu

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All Natural Ingredients

  • *Zucchini Chips$6.59
  • Sliced Fresh Zucchini breaded & fried, with house ranch

  • *Fiery Fried Cheese$7.99
  • Pepper Jack Cheese Cubes hand cut & rolled in our seasoned breadcrumbs, fried golden, served with marinara

  • Applewood Bacon Dates$7.59
  • 8 roasted, then drizzled w/ chipotle maple syrup

  • Smokehouse Wings$13.99 for 12 or $7.99 for 6
  • Jumbo house smoked, tossed in choice of sauce: Bourbon-Buffalo, Korean-BBQ, Carolina-Gold, or Parmesan-Peppercorn

  • Cilantro Pesto Quesadilla$10.99
  • chicken, pepper-jack cheese, rice, back bean-corn pico, guacamole & salsa (*vegetarian version available)

  • BBQ Pork Nachos$10.99
  • Pulled Pork, cheddar & pepperjack cheese, smoky BBQ, corn-black bean pico, pickled jalapenos, tortilla chips, sour cream, guacamole

  • Crisp Calamari$10.99
  • Half pound of Buttermilk soaked Calamari Strips, lightly dredged & flash fried with creamy lemon aioli and house made marinara

Fresh Salads & Soups

Add to Salads: Grilled Chicken Tenders 3.69/ Shrimp 6.99/ Salmon 6.99 Dressings: ranch, citrus vinaigrette, honey mustard, blue cheese, Italian, caesar, sesame vinaigrette

  • *House Salad$6.99 or small $3.59
  • Mixed Greens, cucumber, grape tomatoes, shredded carrots, cashews, parmesan, citrus-­ vinaigrette

  • Classic Caesar$5.99 or small $3.59
  • Crisp Romaine, charred local kale, shredded parmesan, house made croutons, roma tomato, caesar dressing

  • Club-House Salad$11.99
  • CHalf Pound of Shaved Turkey, Ham, & Bacon, shredded cheese, hard boiled eggs, roma tomato, romaine, Ranch dressing

  • Chef’s Apple Salad$11.99
  • Turkey, Applewood bacon, granny smith apple, walnuts, blue cheese crumbles, roman tomato, romaine, blue cheese dressing

  • Southern Fried Salad$9.99
  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders, shredded cheddar, shaved onion, hard boiled egg, romaine, roman tomato, cucumber, dressing of choice

  • Hot Zone Salad$11.99
  • Grilled Cajun Chicken Tenders, goat cheese, candied peanuts, mixed greens, roma tomato, citrus-white balsamic vinaigrette (substitute plain grilled chicken on request)

  • Spinach Nicoise$12.99
  • Rare Grilled Tuna, baby spinach, hard boiled egg, Kalamata olives, roma tomato, sesame vinaigrette

  • *Italian Tomato Soup$3.59 & $5.99
  • San Marzano tomatoes, earthy rosemary, light cream

  • Soup of the Day$4.59 & $6.99
  • Always changing gourmet soups

*Vegetarian (many items can be made vegetarian or gluten free)
Please feel free to change ingredients to make it your way! (when possible)
Adding ingredients will add to the cost starting at 75¢
Consuming undercooked meats or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.
We add 20% Gratuity to parties 8 or more. Call before 4pm to reserve a table for 8 or more!


choice of side: French fries, sweet potato chips, fresh apple slaw

  • *International Grilled Cheese$8.99
  • Fontina, Swiss, Cheddar & Monterey Jack on grilled sourdough with tomato soup as the side

  • Pastrami Mami$9.99
  • House Made Pastrami, Swiss cheese, grain mustard, green chili slaw, NY roll (NY Version!! Half Pound of Pastrami 13.99)

  • The Reuben$9.99
  • Hot Pastrami, marble rye, sauerkraut, melted Swiss cheese, grain mustard, and mayonnaise

  • Bánh Mì Bì$9.99
  • Smoked House BBQ Pork, marinated red peppers, Sriracha-mayo, cilantro, pickles, marinated carrot & peppers, on toasted baguette

  • THE Club$12.99
  • Big enough for 2!! Half Pound of Turkey, Ham, & Smoky Bacon on 3 Slices of sourdough, lettuce, tomato, Swiss, and a lemon mayo

  • Buffalo Chicken Sandwich $8.99
  • Fried Chicken breast tossed in our bourbon-­‐buffalo sauce, with house made pickles, fresh blue cheese coleslaw on a NY roll

  • Veggie Flatbread$8.99
  • lemon hummus, marinated carrot & peppers, cilantro, tomato


with choice of: French fries, blue cheese slaw, sweet potato chips, sesame kale

  • Wood Burger$8.99-1/4 lb. or $11.99-1/2 lb.
  • Pepper jack or your choice of cheese, lettuce, tomato, shaved onion, pickles, special sauce, NY Bun

  • Cheese Paradise Burger$13.99
  • 2 – 1/4 lb. Burgers on a grilled cheese with a “Paradise” of 5 cheeses: fontina, swiss, cheddar, monteray & pepper jack

  • Southern Charm$8.99-1/4 lb. or $11.99-1/2 lb.
  • Pimento Cheese, fried zucchini, fried pickles, NY Bun

  • The Cowboy$9.99-1/4 lb. or $12.99-1/2 lb.
  • Smoked Pork, Carolina gold BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese, crisp onion strings on a NY Bun

GourmetWood Fired Pizzas:

12inch Medium & 14inch Large: 12inch gluten free add $2

  • Sicilian CalzoneBaked with Marinara on Top: 20 Minute Cook Time! $12.99
  • pepperoni, sausage, pesto, mozzarella, pickled red peppers, shaved onion

  • The DoubleRoni$11.99 & $16.99
  • Double Layer of Pepperoni, San Marzano marinara-pesto sauce, mozzarella cheese

  • *Fromage a Trois$11.99 & $16.99
  • Fresh Mozzarella, Fontina, & Parmesan Cheeses, with house made San Marzano marinara

  • *Italian Margherita$11.99 & $16.99
  • Fresh Mozzarella, pureed San Marzano tomatoes, finished with a basil pesto swirl

  • The Balboa CheeseSteak$14.99 & $20.99
  • Straight from Philly, Choppped NY Strip, peppers, onions, creamy garlic sauce, mozzarella & provolone

  • Super Samoan$13.99 & $19.99
  • BBQ Sauce, Chicken Breast, red onion, pineapple, bacon, mozzarella cheese

  • *The Arty$12.99 & $17.99
  • Artichoke Hearts, baby spinach, creamy garlic sauce, parmesan & mozzarella cheeses, add: chicken or bacon 2.99 &: 4.59

  • Everyone’s Favorite$14.99 & $20.99
  • Pepperoni, grilled Italian sausage, red bell peppers, red onions, mushrooms with our San Marzano marinara & mozzarella

  • *The Rustic$12.99 & $17.99
  • Olive Oil, baby spinach, Kalamata olives, shaved red onion, mozzarella & chevre cheeses

  • The Rock’s MeatLover$14.99 & $20.99
  • Pepperoni, Italian sausage, Ham, Ground Beef, house marinara, mozzarella, spicy aioli

OurFavorite Pastas & Entrees

add a cup of soup, side house salad, or Caesar salad for $2.99

  • *Classic Gnocchi$10.99
  • Italian Dumplings sautéed in olive oil w/ roma tomato & fresh basil
    add: prosciutto 4.59 or sautéed shrimp 6.99

  • Brick Oven Lasagna$12.99
  • Layers of Pasta, Bolognese Sauce (beef & Italian sausage) herb-­‐béchamel sauce, mozzarella & fontina; finished in our wood fired oven

  • Calabrese Alfredo$10.99
  • Italian Sausage, red bell peppers, cavatappi, hint of spice
    add: blackened chicken breast 3.99 / blackened shrimp 6.99 (vegetarian version available*)

  • Chicken & Waffle$13.59
  • RButtermilk Fried Chicken Breast, Belgium waffle with whipped crème fraiche, and chipotle maple

  • Italian Yard Bird$10.99 or $14.99
  • Pan Fried Chicken mushroom marsala, brown butter orzo pilaf

  • Salmon dalla Costa$18.99
  • 8 oz. Grilled served with Always Changing Seasonal Preparation. Ask your Server for This Weeks Preparation

  • Steak au Poivre Frite third pound $24.99 or Half pound $33.99
  • Black Pepper Crusted Beef Tenderloin & brandy demiglace served with crisp fries

    GOURMET TACOS (3 per order)

  • California Fish Tacos$10.99
  • Rfried wild caught grouper, pickled onions, cilantro tarter, soft corn tortillas

  • Tuna Roll Tacos$11.99
  • seared rare ahi, spicy mayo, seasoned rice, soft corn tortillas

  • Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos$11.99
  • Cornmeal Fried Shrimp, spicy mayo, pickled onion, and cabbage on flour tortillas

  • South West Beef Tacos$7.99
  • Rich & Spicy Ground Beef, cheddar jack cheese, blue cheese slaw, & tortilla crisps on flour tortillas

  • Add Side to Tacos$2.39
  • rice & corn-black bean pico, sesame kale or bacon-gouda mac & cheese

*Vegetarian (many items can be made vegetarian or gluten free)
Please feel free to change ingredients to make it your way! (when possible)
Adding ingredients will add to the cost starting at 75¢
Consuming undercooked meats or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.
We add 20% Gratuity to parties 8 or more. Call before 4pm to reserve a table for 8 or more!


  • Mocha Cappuccino Cheesecake Mousse$7.99
  • Cappuccino Cheesecake topped w/ chocolate mouse then bruleed

  • Berry Tart$8.99
  • Black Berries, Raspberries, apple in a shortcake crust with ice cream

  • Chocolate Black & Blue$7.99
  • Dark Rich Chocolate Tort with blueberry sauce

  • Cookie Monster$9.99
  • Plenty to share – 1 POUND dessert of house made triple-chip cookie: butterscotch, white and semi-­‐sweet chocolate chips, with vanilla ice cream, chocolate & caramel
    20-minute cook time so order early.

  • Daylight Beignets$7.99
  • Light Puffs of Fried Dough tossed in powdered sugar, served with chocolate & blueberry sauces


Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Mt Dew, Diet Mt Dew, Dr Pepper, Cheerwine, Fresh Brewed Iced Tea
– free Refills

Fresh Brewed Coffee or Decaf – free refills

Rootbeer or Ginger Ale – no refills

Arnold Palmer – no refills

Juices: Cranberry, Orange, Pineapple, Grapefruit, Lemonade – no refills

Red Bull – regular – sugar free

Barrett’s Ginger Beer

Call before 4pm to reserve a table for 8 or more! We add 20% Gratuity to parties 8 or more.