Allyson Reyhons always knew she would open a restaurant someday, what she didn't know was how soon it would be.
Reyhons is the new owner of Grandma Nelson's Pantry in Alta. The new restaurant, which opened on Tuesday, is located in the old Parkway Drive building on the east side of town.
Grandma Nelson's Pantry will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Reyhons said she will be closed on Mondays and might possibly be open on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., depending on how things go.
"I saw a good opportunity and decided to jump on it," Reyhons said. "I'm excited to bring something new and different to the town."
Reyhons has been involved in the restaurant business for 17 years, managing the Elks Lodge in Storm Lake prior to opening her own business in Alta.
"I named the restaurant, Grandma Nelson's Pantry after my great-grandmother Albertina Nelson," Reyhons said. "My great-grandmother taught my mom how to cook, who in turn taught me how to cook."
The menu at Grandma Nelson's Pantry will include numbers of Reyhons' homemade specials.
Read the rest of this article in the 11/16 Pilot Tribune.