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Friday, November 10, 2006

Q&A with Ed Bradley:

Q: What single issue should be covered more at CBS News?
A: Foreign news.

Q: Have you ever been assigned a story you objected to? How did you deal with it?
A: When I first started in New York at WCBS radio, the assignment editor automatically assigned any story that had a minority in it to me. I objected to being typecast and told him if I didn't get a variety of stories -- as other reporters did -- then I would take it up with the news director.

Q: If you were not in news, what would you be doing?
A: If I had the talent, I'd play bass guitar and sing in a kicking band.

--Ed Bradley, reporter, "60 Minutes," died yesterday of leukemia at age 65 (2006)

Head for Paradise if you're looking for good prime rib

By Rebekah Bradway

October 30, 2006 | PARADISE -- Home-style cooking and great service are a couple of reasons customers say they go to the Cracker Barrel Café in Paradise, Utah.

The café and restaurant, "a territorial trading post since 1881," serves lunch and dinner and is home to prime rib that the menu boasts as "the best in the valley."

And customers agree.

"It's good food and a lot of food," weekly customer and Wellsville resident Jeff Thorpe said.

Thorpe, who has been going to the restaurant for about 4 years, said he loves the home-style cooking while his 8-year-old daughter Makenlee likes the slurpees best.

They must not be the only ones. Server Becky Lofthouse said on Friday and Saturday nights, the two dining rooms, equipped with seating for around 40 and 60 people, are packed.

Lofthouse said the Cracker Barrel gets 60 to 80 people on the weekend nights, while owner Alan Stock said it can be up to 110 customers.

"This is a good place to eat," Walter Feifia of Nibley said.

Feifia's sons, Jake, 11, and Mason, 8, said the food is awesome and gave thumbs up as they waited for their burgers.

Speaking of burgers, one signature sandwich of the Cracker Barrel's is the J.E. Pounder, which includes a pound of hamburger. The menu description of the J.E. says, "Think you can finish it? Give it a try!"

And for the J.E. Junior, it asks, "Two-thirds the size but all the goodness?"

When asked why he likes the Cracker Barrel, Stock, who has owned the restaurant for about nine years, said, "I just do."

The décor of the restaurant includes lanterns hanging at tables and pictures of children in rodeos. Painted brands from local farms cover the bar's white paint, and in one corner, next to an indoor porch swing, sits a fountain shaped as a wishing well. Its sign reads:
Wishes -- 5 cents
Wishes that come true -- 25 cents.

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