Took some friends from Houston, TX to the Roaring Fork on Sunday night. All I can say about this place is I don't get the accolades. This was my second meal at the restaurant and while it's above average, it definitely is NOT a must IMO, except for the Green Chile Macaroni. That is GOOD. Shared the Big Ass Burger...so, so. Friends had the BBQ beef ribs...greasy. Last time I was in I had the Buttermilk Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes....bland. Friends had steak..good, not great, Dr. Pepper ribs...greasy. The rolls and biscuits in the basket were hard and dry with no flavor.
I always get the first course plate of mini cheese fondue with roasted butternut squash and cubes of nut bread, with three delicious lamb riblets; that and a salad is quite enough for me. Occasionally I order the tortilla soup. My husband always gets the pot of green chile stew with flour tortillas, also from the appetizer menu. We rarely order entrees because it's just too much food. That green chile macaroni is delicious, as you mentioned, though; once I had the sugar cane duck and loved it also. I don't think we've ever tried any of the other things you mentioned, but have never been disappointed in our selections.