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Cookin’ It Up by Savannah Sanchez (Interview by Talan Adams) 1990 it was operated by Billy and Charlene Johnson. Our family moved up here in July of 1990, and that’s when we took over the Cupboard Cafe’, full time. We were open five days a week, closed on Saturdays and Sundays, and we catered mainly to tourists. We are lo- cated on 441 and so it was an easy stop for the tourists. Also the city of Sky Valley and Otto Community gave us a lot of business, but our main business came from the tourists traveling. Do you ever just crave a delicious cheese biscuit or a good country style meal? The Cupboard Cafe is a great place to stop by and get something delicious to eat. No one leaves hun- gry, and the service there is great. Charlene Johnson has created a family-friendly atmosphere within her restaurant located in Dillard. Although her original in- terview was conducted by her grandson, Talan Adams, I have enjoyed transcribing and writing her story. We had moved up here just to decide what we were going to do for the future of our family and it sort of evolved into the fact that we would stay here and run the Cupboard Cafe. We had bought a house that was built over in Athens in 1863. The The Cupboard Cafe’ opened in May of 1987, and for house was then the first three months, it was operated by Marion John- moved to Dil- son. Then, it was owned by Darlene Johnson. In June, lard in 71