Hi ya’ll! We just got back from a quiet week in Oklahoma where we visited the Pioneer Woman Mercantile and spent a few days in Beavers Bend State Park.
You may remember that I am a big Pioneer Woman fan, as I have met her not once, but twice at her book signings. The Mercantile opened in Pawhuska, OK last fall around our wedding, and I have been dying to visit ever since.
My sweet husband was kind enough to drive us a whole 5 hours there, and we had a great time exploring the little town. First, we waited in a line to get into the restaurant. It was about 3:30pm on a Monday, and the line moved very quickly. We tried the cowboy coffee, chips and queso, white spinach lasagna, fried porkchops, and tres leche cake with churros. The chips and queso were on point, but the dessert was by far the best part. We had a croissant to go, and I was sorry we didn’t pick up a few extras.
After our tummies were full, we made our way around the retail store and browsed for gifts and goodies for our friends and families. Our final stop was the upstairs bakery//coffee shop//and candy bar where you can watch the bakers make delicious sweets through the windows and there is a nice seating area to enjoy your treats. It would be a fun place to meet a friend for a meal or a coffee and I wish we could transplant The Mercantile over to lil ole Dallas.
They are periodically offering tours of The Lodge, where the Pioneer Woman shows are filmed, but sadly, we missed the tour dates by about a week. That would have been the coolest thing ever.
Until next time!
Much love to the PW and all that she does.