P is for Pawhuska Oklahoma {Blogging Through the Alphabet}


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As many of you who read my blog already know, we like to visit spots we see on TV. Places like the Magnolia Silos from the home reno show Fixer Upper (you can read post here) and various restaurants from the Food Network (like this visit to the Dinosaur Trail and Bernie and the Boys restaurant). So when we were traveling home from the Gulf Coast in January we decided to take a little side trip to see Ree Drumond’s Pioneer Woman’s Mercantile in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.

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Walking in the front door to the sight of tables filled with folks enjoying their lunch, hubby couldn’t resist sitting down to a meal before we got started in checking out the mercantile itself. Our timing was perfect, we got a table right away but then the crowd got bigger and there was quite a line-up. We didn’t wonder why after we got settled in with our menus and saw we could order unsweet or sweet tea or lemonade for only 25 cents (and it came with refills). Honestly, where can you find that anymore?

As we waited for our lunch selections to arrive hubby asked me how The Pioneer Woman go started. I mean he has watched her cooking show with me a few times and seen her magazine on the coffee table but he wondered if she had been a contestant on a show to get her start. I explained that she had begun as a blogger (her posts are hilarious) and that she had been on a Bobby Flay Thanksgiving Throwdown (her post on what happened to her house and kitchen is one of the really funny ones) a few years back. He was pretty impressed that she had built this big business after starting with a blog.

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Our lunch arrived, mine a turkey club, his a meatloaf sandwich and then we had to try dessert. I ordered the Cowgirl Creme Brulee while hubby enjoyed the hot plumb cake with ice cream (they were both amazing). Again, we were totally impressed with the quality of our meals (not to mention the desserts, the plumb cake reminded me of something my gramma used to make, so good).

After lunch, we wandered around the Mercantile a bit where I purchased some souvenirs to bring home for the girls and a few things for myself as well. I already have quite a few Pioneer Woman dishes that I’ve already picked up at Walmart but there were some things at the Mercantile that I have never seen anywhere else.

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I love this coffee mug with the Mercantile logo

We made sure to stop at the bakery upstairs where they had a fun selection of saltwater taffy (our middle daughter loves this sweet).

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I just loved the old fashioned feeling of the entire space and can’t wait to go back there with our girls on a return visit. I might even venture to the Lodge where Ree tapes her cooking shows. You can poke around the kitchen there and see in person what you can watch every Saturday on her show.

There was only one thing I didn’t find at the Mercantile that I’d been looking for, a nice big teapot that I’ve seen in her magazine. Hubby made sure I didn’t go home from our trip empty handed though, he found me this pretty one on a visit to Walmart.

I just love it to go with my flea market collection dishes (the fun thing is if you break something it’s easy to buy another piece to fill in the numbers and they don’t have to be matchy-matchy.

So there you have it. A little peek into our visit to the Pioneer Woman Mercantile in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. If you are ever in the area it definitely worth a visit!abcblogging (1)

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