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Kathy Stephenson has been the food writer at The Tribune since 2000. A Utah native, Stephenson's first job was picking zucchini on her grandparent's Kaysville farm. Every Christmas, Stephenson's neighbors and colleagues look forward to getting a plate of her baklava. Last year, she gave away nearly 300 pieces.

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(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Smedley Manor in Bountiful closed recently and the centuries-old house is up for sale.
Bountiful BBQ restaurant closes

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The Smedley Manor restaurant in Bountiful closed recently. It was a short life for the barbecue restaurant that opened in the fall of 2011.

There are two reasons for its demise: The centuries-old house in which it was located went up for sale recently. Asking price is just shy of $1 million.

Also, the food at Smedley Manor didn't live up to its stately location on Bountiful's charming Main Street. (When The Tribune reviewed it in March our critic only gave it 1 1/2 stars.)

But the restaurant could return once a new owner is found.

"We are currently closed but hope to be re opening soon," owner Healther Kilikina Healy wrote in an eamil.

I hope so — Bountiful needs a few more good restaurants and I still have an unused Groupon to the place.

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