NACS Magazine – October Issue

Horizon Montage Oct

 Bismarck, North Dakota - Horizon Market has a lot to like. When you need bread or milk, it doesn't get more convenient than a drive-thru window. Horizon's Cup O'Snack makes snacking as easy as drinking a beverage. Casey Clement & his team have a real commitment to the community. They use the Horizon food truck to help local students to raise … [Read more...]

New Spin on Boneless Chicken


Mouton Cove, Louisiana -   One of the things I love about doing the Gas Station Gourmet has to be running across the creative marketing of famliar items.  Here's a great idea from deep in the marshes of South Louisiana.  Not long before you drive straight into the Gulf of Mexico you'll drive by a small gas station in Mouton Cove called Bon Ami, French for good friend . Like … [Read more...]

NACS MAGAZINE- August – Fruitville Texaco & Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse

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Sarasota, FL - The fried chicken at Fruitville Texaco has gotten a lot of attention from the Florida media.  It's crazy good and there is a secret. Owner, Steve Stottlemyer knew customers could not get enough of his food. So, he decided to expand his food program with the best barbecue around and serve it in a unique atmosphere, a traditional Seminole Chickee Hut.  I know it … [Read more...]

NACS MAGAZINE – June – Lawhon’s Grocery

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North Fort Myers, FL - Lawhon's Grocery & Meat Market is my kind of place.  It's big on food, big on service, big on creativity, but it's small, rural and family owned. My old buddy, Keith Perrin suggested I check this place out for a story. He was spot on. Richard Lawhon owned a grocery store in the Fort Myers, FL area since 1958. He wanted another location and decided on … [Read more...]