‘Eat the meat’ is the mantra of Smokies Hickory House BBQ and with its tasty tried-and-tested family recipes and traditional hickory smoked meat, lovers of barbecue won’t be disappointed with a trip to one of Broken Arrow’s best-loved restaurants. Owned by the Latsos family, Smokies opened in 2012 in a little log cabin made from reclaimed 1930s barn wood with a laid-back, casual vibe, while all its meat cooked in an old-fashioned smoker built by family patriarch Freeman Latsos in 1979. Though its menu is concise, it features all the necessary ingredients for a great barbecue feast – starters and sides include onion rings and fried pickles with options like brisket, ribs and hot link sausages as the main event.
Located in a picturesque blue-and-yellow painted wooden house, Time Passages French Country Market is a charming mix of a vintage market, teahouse and café established by owner and chef Katherine Richard. Time Passages’ cosy, quirky café serves classic French country luncheon fare with options that include French toast panini with mascarpone and fresh fruit or chicken salad croissant. Guests can extend their experience with a wander around its store full of artisan-crafted items like art, pottery, glassware, soaps and linens made by locally based companies like Scissortail Sundries, which upcycles vintage materials, and artists Sandy Berenson’s ceramics studio Hoofprint Pottery.