Food & Drink

Pawhuska or Bust: A Journey to the Heart of Pioneer Woman Country

Published On 10/05/2017 Published On 10/05/2017
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The Mercantile | Khushbu Shah/Thrillist

Drummond has filled the deep-fried hole left by the ousting of Southern butter queen Paula Deen.

The line outside the Merc | Khushbu Shah/Thrillist
"You never stopped. You never said, 'Oh, let's go through Pawhuska,' by choice."

Shoppers at the Mercantile | Khushbu Shah/Thrillist
"Many people have saved for months to be able to come and see us."
Chicken-fried steak and other goodies | Khushbu Shah/Thrillist

"The Ree you see on television is the Ree you get in real life."