While at my Dad’s for Christmas, we got to visit The Pioneer Woman Mercantile in Pawhuska. It was the one thing that I
had to really wanted to do. I know there are lots of Ree Drummond fans all over the country, who are dying to make a trip to Oklahoma just for this. You can probably imagine the impact it’s having locally. It’s a big deal. Huge.
When we arrived, it was a three-hour line for the sit down restaurant, and a 15-30 minute wait to get into the store and bakery. The lines wrapped around the block. My Dad just couldn’t believe it. “In Pawhuska?” “Where did all these people come from?”
It wasn’t the ideal situation for my stepmom, so we decided to divide and conquer. My Dad, Trudy and Brendan got in line for the restaurant, while Marcos and I got in line for the store.
It wasn’t too long before we were inside. All I can say is… “Bring a full wallet!” I could have easily spent hundreds of dollars. For real. Enjoy the photo tour…
I wanted that pillow so bad, but the boss was with me, so it wasn’t happening. My advice to you is, “Leave your husband at home!” Trust me on this one.
Look, Macushla’s brother. Ha! (Macushla is the name of my cow head)
Cute! I bought a pair of vintage looking bluebird salt & pepper shakers.
Aren’t these adorable? I wanted one, but what would I do with it?
I was so sorry to hear that Charlie passed away less than two weeks ago. I know he’ll be terribly missed by so many.
I don’t normally take pictures of the bathroom, but why not? Here’s a peek inside the ladies room… They really paid attention to every detail.
Upstairs is the bakery, with lots of seating.
I wanted to get some goodies from the bakery to take home with us, but when I turned around, I saw that Ree was quietly doing a signing. Squeal! How exciting!
She was so sweet.
I really wanted to take a picture with her, but I was in the middle of a hot flash, so I had Marcos do it. He didn’t mind too much. I think he knew better than to complain.
It’s a great place to stock up on stocking stuffers. I’m not ashamed to say that I wanted the Googly Eyes for myself.
Look, it’s Ree’s husband, Marlboro Man!
After we were done in the store, we went back outside to relieve my Dad, Trudy and Brendan.
Look at that line!
The three of them went back to the car, while Marcos and I continued to wait in line.
It took 3 1/2 hours to finally get inside, where we had to wait in yet another short line. I just kept thinking it was like the line for Soarin’ at EPCOT, lol.
The guys were being real good sports about the whole thing. They luv me!
Oh, crap! I turn around and there’s my Dad talking to Marlboro Man. “Please don’t say anything stupid, please don’t say anything stupid.”
Marlboro Man: “I’m pretty hungry.”
Dad: “Yeah, I’m pretty hungry too. I just stood on line for 3 1/2 hours!”
That’s the take-out counter.
Finally, we sat down to eat.
The French Onion Soup was out of this world! I think it might be the best I’ve ever had. Dad agreed. And it was different, because they used cornbread instead of the regular.
Between the four of us, we each had either the Chicken Fried Steak or the Marlboro Man Sandwich. Both were very good.
For dessert, we tried everything except for the Prune Cake.
The only thing I didn’t care for was the chocolate cake, and that might just be a matter of personal taste. It reminded me of the brownie that comes in a Hungry Man TV dinner.
It was a long day at “The Merc,” but a good day. If you’re planning on visiting, come early with a full wallet, and an empty stomach. Forget about your diet! If at all possible, leave your husband at home. Remember… “Shopping with your husband is like hunting with the game warden.”
If you can’t make the trip to Oklahoma, you can visit her online store at www.themercantile.com