Tiny Fayetteville, West Virginia, with a population of less than 3,000, has to be the per-capita state champion of food. There are so many fantastic locally-owned restaurants in this one small town that it boggles the mind.
Pies and Pints (which began in Fayetteville before spreading to 13 locations in six other states) still serves their amazing craft pizzas right there on Maple Avenue, and just down the hill on Keller Avenue you will find Secret Sandwich Society serving to-die-for sandwiches, burgers and salads to anyone lucky enough to get a table. Over on Court Street, The Cathedral Café, a Fayetteville institution, serves – among other things – fantastic breakfasts featuring their one-of-a-kind Sweet Potato Pancakes. Up the hill from Cathedral is Wood Iron Eatery, the new kids in town, serving wonderfully creative breakfasts and lunches with a California spin. Throw in a cute little ice cream called The Stache (where you can pose for a picture with your ice cream mustache) and, rumor has it, a new noodle restaurant called New River Curry House, and you have all the makings of a culinary wonderland just an hour’s drive from Charleston, and all within short walking distance of each other.
And perhaps the crown jewel in this culinary treasure chest is The Station: A casual fine-dining restaurant that features craft cocktails and a local farm-to-table vibe. Sitting right there on Court Street, at the threshold of the historic district, The Station offers discriminating diners Appalachian-inspired comfort food prepared with a mix of local and regionally sourced ingredients. From Artisan Cheese Plates, to Roasted Beet Salad, to Bangers and Mash, to Shepherd’s Pie, to Pastas and Curry, a visit to The Station is sure to please the pickiest palate.
The Station’s credo is all about local: “We believe that people have a growing interest in knowing where their food comes from and how it is produced,” says co-owner Amy Summerford. “We also believe in eating food that is produced in a way that is kind to what is being produced, where it is being produced, and to whom is producing it. Therefore we strive to create unique and delicious meals using thoughtfully sourced local ingredients that are respectfully and skillfully prepared. We delight in nourishing our customers while supporting our local economy because we believe it is the right thing to do and because it makes us happy.”
It makes a lot of people happy. And on February 20, Habitat for Humanity is happy to bring The Station to town for one night only for this year’s iteration of our annual fundraiser, “A Taste of The Station in Charleston.”
Join us! You can purchase tickets online at ATasteOfTheStation.com