Brenda’s Old West Cafe in Bayfield celebrated 25 years of “simple home cooking,” making it one of the longest-running restaurants in town.
An estimated 300 people gathered last week at the restaurant to celebrate with owners, Brenda and Niel Hieb, eat food and listen to live music by Wild Country.
“It was just really rewarding,” Niel Hieb said this week. “Our Christian faith made us aware that God has blessed us immensely here in the Four Corners region.”
Brenda’s Old West Cafe opened in 1996, a year after the couple moved to Bayfield.
Brenda Hieb’s specialty is home cooking with a southern flair from her time owning a restaurant in Dallas and a northern touch from her youth in Minnesota, her husband said.
The restaurant attracts customers from Durango, Pagosa Springs, Ignacio, Aztec and beyond, Hieb said.
“We really are blessed,” he said.