He also brought the award-winning Sea Cove menu with him, featuring an unexpected array of entrees ranging from jambalaya to calamari to buffalo stew and a whole lot of other choices you can't get in Richfield.
Terry and his wife, Christina, oversee a small staff that includes his brother, Michael, although Michael's availability is no guarantee in the winter "because he doesn't own any long pants."
They're open every day of the year.
"I never have closed. I don't want people guessing whether we're open," says Terry. He and Christina live upstairs. "I'm janitor, chef and CEO," says Terry. "All I have to do is fall out of bed and roll down the stairs and I'm at work."
Over the years, he's immersed himself in the local culture. He even bought an ATV and is an avid user of the adjoining Paiute Trail.
And he's accepted his unexpected dual identity, cheerfully enduring the people who walk through the door, gasp at seeing Burl Ives in the flesh, and exclaim, "I love all your movies!"
"We do look alike," shrugs Terry. "Even if he is dead."
Lee Benson's About Utah column runs Monday and Friday. Email:email@example.com
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