New eatery opens in Hot Sulphur Springs |

New eatery opens in Hot Sulphur Springs

The staff of Grandma's Mountain Kitchen in Hot Sulphur Springs: Jessie Baughar, Melissa Ramirez, Denise Demrow, Terez Baughar and Tony Easter. In front: Pehton Baughar and Xavier Baughar-Capistrant.
Byron Hetzler/ | Sky-Hi News

It’s hard to find a decent dinner joint these days.

It some places, it’s hard to find a dinner joint at all.

Such would be the case for Hot Sulphur Springs, if it weren’t for Denise Demrow and Terez Baughar.

Thanks to Demrow and Baughar, Hot Sulphur residents now have place to tuck in to a warm bowl of homemade green chili or a big plate of fish and chips, and after 5 p.m., no less.

Grandma’s Mountain Kitchen is Demrow’s and Baughar’s first foray into restaurant ownership, and as its name suggests, it’s no frills, unpretentious home cooking.

Demrow, who calls Baughar her “partner in crime” as well as her computer whiz, has lived in Hot Sulphur Springs since 1985.

Baughar is also from Colorado.

Both Demrow and Baughar have grandchildren, hence the name – Grandma’s.

Grandma’s Mountain Kitchen has a simple but eclectic American menu, serving salads and wraps, and sandwiches ranging from Phillys to French Dips to Fried Chicken.

The restaurant also serves burritos smothered in homemade green chili and desserts.

Demrow said a number of other recipes would make an appearance as daily specials.

Demrow and Baughar have learned a lot in their first week as newly minted restaurateurs, Baughar said, and things are going smoothly.

“We’re just kind of getting our feet wet right now and figuring things out,” Baughar said.

Both owners have some restaurant experience, and owning a restaurant seemed like a logical next step. It’s also a bit of an adventure, Demrow said.

She compared it to the movie, “We Bought a Zoo.”

“If I don’t try it, then I don’t know,” Demrow said of owning a restaurant. “So I have to try it and see.”

Grandma’s Country Kitchen’s winter hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday through Saturday, at 512 Byers Ave., Hot Sulphur Springs.

The restaurant will be closed on Friday, Dec. 12, for a special event.

Hank Shell can be reached at 970-887-3334 ext. 19610.

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