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Chef Point Café: Fine dining in a convenience store?

Sally Rhymer Modified: July 12, 2010 at 11:44 am •  Published: May 28, 2010
WAUTAGA, Texas — Where can you buy a lotto ticket, fill up the car and enjoy a gourmet meal, all in the same place?

Try Chef Point Café, 5901 Watauga Rd.

Owners Franson and Paula Nwaeze like to tell their inspiring story of how they went from running a small catering business out of their convenience store, to being featured on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on the Food Network.

It started when they wanted to open a restaurant, but couldn't find a lender. So, instead, they opened a convenience store in Watauga, a suburb of Fort Worth, just a few miles from Interstate 35 W.

Franson, a chef who truly has the gift of creating spectacular gourmet meals, started catering and soon the gas station customers asked to stay and eat. Paula added a few tables, then a few more, and now, thanks to a lot of hard work, word of mouth, tenacious marketing, and the Food Network, their little restaurant has become nationally known for its incredible food.

Some might say it's a little odd being inside a convenience store, but after your first bite, you'll feel like you're in a swanky downtown eatery.

Their most popular dishes are the blackened stuffed pork chops and their duck a la orange. Chef Point's Italian-American cuisine is diverse, with hamburgers and french fries totally at home on the menu next to the out-of-this-world chicken scaloppini.

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11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday
7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday

(817) 656-0080


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