The Blowing Rock Market remodeled in 2001 has been called, ”The Nicest Gas Station in America” by Southern Living. The gourmet market / gas station dates back to the 1940’s as a small full-service Esso gas station. Today it offers many gourmet treats. In addition to the Boar’s Head Deli and the best cup of coffee in town, the Exxon Station on Main Street in Blowing Rock has a wine selection of over 800 labels, imported beers, cheeses, teas, hot sauces, cigars, cards, soft drinks, imported chocolates, juices, candies, snacks, groceries, maps, and travel books.