Indie Influencers

Indie Influencers

Cookin’ From Scratch, Doolittle, Mo.

The giant chicken in the back of an El Camino may beckon travelers along Route 66 to stop at Cookin’ From Scratch. But it’s the locals in Doolittle, Mo. (population: 600), who have kept Tony Sherrer b...

Indie Influencers

Ray’s Mini Mart, Muskegon, Mich.

While Ray is no longer around, Ray’s Mini Mart still is. The Muskegon, Mich., c-store has been in business for 55 years. “I didn’t want to change the name,” says Jeff Daugherty, the third owner, who h...

The Teton mountain range, which runs 40 miles north to south in western Wyoming, divides two socioeconomic worlds. On the east side of the range are communities such as Jackson Hole, Wyo., the vacatio...

Lincoln’s Country Store is a perfect example of Maine’s small-town general stores. In the wintertime, locals zoom over on snowmobiles to fuel up at one of its four pumps, then run into the store to gr...

Reflecting the heat of the Arizona desert, the award-winning barbecue from this c-store is typified by The Brisket Stack, which is smoked for 12 hours and topped with a fried egg. The Thumb smokes its...

Located in Tupelo, the birthplace of Elvis Presley, King Chicken Fillin’ Station offers Southern classics such as smoked, grilled and fried chicken; chicken and waffles; and its most popular entree, t...

The rural towns surrounding Saxapahaw General Store may be considered a “food desert,” but owner Jeff Barney has found a wealth of ingredients from local farms to provide area residents with “real” fo...

Entrepreneurship is in Dani Cone’s blood. Her three stores, each under the Cone & Steiner banner, are based on a store of the same name her great-grandfather ran in Seattle 100 years ago. He also ...

Customers are more than welcome to pick up cold medicine, condoms and other center-store items at Midway Craft House, but they might have to slink around the live band’s guitarist to get there. The...

The Giacobbis are local boys. Born and raised in Portsmouth, R.I., and educated in local public schools from kindergarten to high school, brothers Joe and Nick Giacobbi kept close to home despite earn...

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