Green River Star -

By David Martin

New restaurant brings old flavors


For Coree Bybee, opening a restaurant was something she has always wanted to do.

The name was something that came easily to her. The viaduct, the long bridge spanning the railroad tracks, has been a symbol of the community and something Bybee played on as a child. That symbol would be the name for her Viaduct Grill, which opened in late November.

Bybee grew up in Green River and despite leaving the city a few times throughout her life, she always came back.

She returned most recently six years ago, a self-proclaimed empty nester looking something new. Once the Krazy Moose restaurant closed its doors earlier this year, the opportunity to bring her Viaduct Grill to life presented itself.

“I might try that, a new adventure,” she said.

One of Bybee’s goals with her restaurant was to bring back a lot of the old recipes from the Krazy Moose when Jenny Williams and Pam Sanchez owned the restaurant, as well as the Red Feather Restaurant that preceded it. Williams, Bybee’s aunt, returned to help her open the restaurant and with permission from the Sanchez family, incorporated a number of Pam’s recipes into the menu. Those recipes include the Oriental chicken salad dressing and the green chili. From the Nomis family, Bybee received the recipes for the “red feta” burger, a burger served with sautéed onions and green peppers and a hearty slice of feta cheese on the burger, as well as the beer batter the restaurant uses.

Other menu items feature recipes Bybee has experimented with over the years.

So far, business has been good to Bybee, with the restaurant starting its breakfast service this week.

Bybee believes residents want a variety in the restaurant options they have. She wants to give her customers a variety by offering favorite flavors from the location’s past, as well as new dishes she’s created.


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