Famous Green Parrot Pot Roast Recipe (use fully grown Parrot's)
I paid $40,000 for this restaurant and recipe in 1988!
Here's the real deal written out From Dr. Paul Page
In a roasting pan put 3 cans mushroom gravy and 1 can dry sherry from the liquor store in pan and whisk together. Slice 1 onion into rings and line the bottom of the pan. Get a 3-4 lb lean roast and brown it on all sides in a hot non stick pan. Season with garlic powder, onion powder, pepper and salt. Place in pan on top of sliced onions. Take 3-4 onions cut into quarters and place around the edge of the roast. Take 8-10 carrots and peel them and place in roasting pan. Cover in foil and place in a 250 degree oven for 6 1/2 hrs. Remove roast and onions after done and take 2 table spoons of butter and nuke for 1 min or until its melted add 1/4 flour and mix with butter add to gravy and bring to a boil to thicken gravy. For the potatoes take 2 russet and peel and shred with a box shredder into a colander. Rinse with cold water to get most of the starch out get all the water out before putting into a pie dish. Pour whip cream over the top until cream is at the top about 1 pint will do. Put into oven on top rack 2 hrs before roast is done.
The IRS notice was posted in the window of Green Parrot Cafe. That's when I decided to write & put in an offer. I personally sold the Green Parrot Cafe 2 years earlier to a blood donor company. I knew they were in trouble cause when I went & got a Bloody Mary it was horrible. You would think a blood company could make a good one.
A business broker had it listed & told me I would be the 3rd offer in line. I went ahead & did it. The other 2 offers I found out were from promoters that tied up the property & were shopping for backers to get it. I thought maybe I will have a small chance if the other 2 offers fell apart. They did & I was up to buy. I went ahead & closed on the purchase. Then I had to come up with $'s to clean, remodel & stock the bar & kitchen. I sold my rare antique slot machine collection & came up with the funds. It literally made me sick when the man picked them up. One machine came out of the Hotel Utah lobby by the cigar store.
I wanted extremely good food so I bought & moved the Afterwards restaurant for their famous Pot roast & designed a 70-item menu. Applying for Liquor License I had to form a non-profit Corporation so I named it "No-Money Inc". It was funny a lot of the vendors didn't like taking a check that said No-Money Inc. on it. When applying for License I had to form a management co. also. At the hearing I was on crutches & told the liquor board they were tough & that's why my condition & named management corp "Hardway Management.” They laughed.
The local Miller distributor Owner called me to let me know ZZ Top was coming in for lunch @ the Green Parrot. He is a very good friend & was the model for The Marlboro man on horseback (His nick name is "Tonto"). They came in & I went & sat with them in the front patio dining area. I previously went by the kitchen & told cooks to make all the french fries or any food items they could into Z's on their order. I asked about the razor shaving company that offered them a million dollars to have their beards off. They told me they were too ugly without their beards so they turned them down. A man was there also from Idaho that personally hand built all their guitars. Had a great lunch & they said to come to the upcoming Las Vegas show & get free tickets. So I called "Lane" one of the previous Green Parrot owners & we went. That's a whole other story.
A foursome known as the "Preppie Bandits" had been committing robberies in Salt Lake City, and the Green Parrot was the next break-in, but something went wrong and a cook named Merritt Riordan was shot and killed during the attempted heist. Two members of the group, brothers Adam and Aaron Galli, were charged with the robbery and murder. But Adam Galli skipped bail and fled Utah before he could be brought to trial.
A show called America’s Most Wanted that features cases of people wanted for serious crimes and it asked the public for tips or clues as to the whereabouts of the fugitive., Adam Galli’s story was featured on America’s Most Wanted a few times during his two years on the run, and on July 29, 1995 Galli was captured two years later in Minnesota after a tipster who saw the story called American's Most Wanted show's hotline.
Oddly Enough, a man named Kenneth Lovci had recently taken a job as a cook at the same cafe where Merritt Riordan had been murdered just a few months prior had also been featured on American's Most Wanted that same night. Kenneth Lovci, a former Texas police officer. AMW explained, he had a warrant out for his arrest for molesting a child in Rollingwood, Texas.
After seeing the show, a Green Parrot bartender called the police while management made excuses to keep Lovci at work (his shift was ending) until the authorities could arrive. Lovci was arrested and extradited to Texas where he was convicted.