NPR Visits Gourmet Gas Station

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NPR Visits Gourmet Gas Station

07/28/2006
National Public Radio's (NPR) "Kitchen Sisters" hit the road to Wataugua, where they will feature the unique Chef Point Café gas station/café combo on their Hidden Kitchens segment.

The station serves gas tanks and stomachs alike, with its Conoco gas and foodservice, including menu items of grilled plank salmon or duck l'orange. A station specialty is its bacon- and cheese-stuffed New York strip steak. Also available are chalkboard specials, cheeseburgers and a full breakfast menu.

Chef Franson Nwaeze and wife Paula Merrell opened the station in 2003. After realizing that restaurant loans were hard to obtain, the couple discovered that they had a better chance to finance a gas station, and converted one being constructed to include a full kitchen, the stations Web site stated.

The Sister's segment on the Chef Point Cafe, hosted by Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, will air on NPR's Morning Edition.