The November issue of Ford Times features Cedar Hollow Restaurant, 2087 S. Main, Nephi, in the "Favorite Recipes" section of the magazine.
Charles Parkin, who represented both Ford Motor Co. and the Parkin Motor Co. in Nephi, presented a plaque to restaurant manager Russ Farrer this week. Farrer also received a watercolor painting of the dining room to hang in the cafe.Parkin told Farrer the restaurant had received national recognition in being selected for the honor.
"Ford Times is read each month by more than 4,500,000 people and is often used by travelers as a guide to the outstanding eating places and interesting travel attractions throughout the country," said Parkin.
He said many of the restaurants featured in Ford Times report a noticeable increase in visitors after the magazine reaches its readers.
Although hundreds of fine eating places are recommended to the editors, said Parkin, only a limited number all over America are actually selected to be featured during a year.
In the feature article, Cedar Hollow, is depicted in a watercolor painting. This same painting was presented to the restaurant.
"Situated in the heart of Utah in the Wasatch Mountain foothills, this restaurant in Nephi is not far from Yuba Lake State Park. In the winter, hundreds of deer feed in the restaurant's back yard to the delight of patrons," reads the opening of the article written by Nancy Kennedy. "Cedar Hollow's buffets are popular with tourists and locals."
It goes on to tell the types of menus that are featured. The article states the restaurant is open daily, except Christmas, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It opens at 6 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m.
A buffet is served Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. until closing and on Sunday from noon until closing. The regular menu is also available.
Cedar Hollow Restaurant is just off I-15 near Exit 222 on the southeast side of the interchange.
Two recipes are featured as part of the article: Turkey Tetrazzini and Cedar Hollow Rotini Pasta Salad.
Farrer was also presented with several complimentary copies of the magazine.
"We are honored to be featured in the magazine," said Farrer. He said the plaque would hang just inside the door where all who come to the restaurant's main entrance will see it. The painting will also be hung in a prominent spot, he said.