5 Secrets of ‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond’s Mercantile
Are you planning a trip to The Pioneer Woman star Ree Drummond’s Mercantile? It’s best to do your research and plan before you head out. On the YouTube channel Travel Tips by Laurie, the host shares 45 tips for what you should keep in mind before traveling to Pawhuska to visit Drummond’s Mercantile. Here are her top five tips.
1. Lunch is the busiest time at the Mercantile
If you’re planning to grab lunch, make sure to get to your destination early. Laurie says lunch at the restaurant inside the Mercantile is the busiest time. She says she heard that during the summertime, there can be waits of up to one and a half hours. So, if you’re really hungry, don’t think you’ll be able to drop by and get a quick lunch. Your best bet is to visit the Mercantile during dinnertime. Laurie says she and her family didn’t experience any wait time for dinner. They even had the added bonus of bumping into Ladd Drummond.
2. Check out the merchandise under the shelves
When you visit the Mercantile, you might be preoccupied with the merchandise on the shelves, however, don’t forget to look under the shelves and in the drawers, advises Laurie. “Do not miss the merchandise that is under the shelves of the Mercantile shop. You have the shelves in the Mercantile, and then underneath are drawers and other shelves maybe with additional merchandise. The things there are so cute. And to me they are less expensive than they were in my local Walmart here in Texas,” said Laurie.
3. There’s a bakery and coffeehouse above The Pioneer Woman Mercantile restaurant
Laurie tells her subscribers that there’s a bakery and coffeehouse located right above the Mercantile. It’s a great place to go if you want to get away from the crowds. According to Laurie, the bakery and coffee shop are not crowded, so you could read a book or get some work done if you needed a quiet place to unwind or work. You can reach this quiet spot when you take the staircase attached to the Mercantile.
4. You can get samples in the bakery
If you’re not sure which sweet treat to buy, have no worries. Laurie says samples are available in the bakery. The best part is these samples are a good size. “They had snickerdoodle samples, and they were about the size of a Girl Scout cookie. So that’s not just a little chunk of a cookie; it’s a sample,” said Laurie.
5. There’s a wine and cheese hour at The Pioneer Woman Boarding House
Laurie recommends taking advantage of the wine and cheese hour if you stay at The Pioneer Woman Boarding House. “Do not miss the wine and cheese hour that they have during happy hour. The balcony out there is so cozy and fancy. It looks right over the street to the P-Town Pizza. And also, if you’re staying there, you get complimentary baked goods.” Here’s Laurie’s full review of her visit to The Pioneer Woman Mercantile.
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