There is a little store on the outskirts of Texarkana, Arkansas that has won over the hearts of locals. It’s a place where you can eat, play, and experience the simple things in life. Three Chicks Feed, Seed, and Cafe is a local treasure for those wanting locally sourced southern comfort served with a smile and the ambient sounds of farm life.
Angie Watson, Dee Dee Rogers, and Julie Miller work hard to provide a place where families and people of all walks of life could come together to enjoy good food, conversation, and the outdoors. Trey the turkey, more of a mascot and pet than a typical farm animal, has lured in guests for the last four years, trailing behind the footsteps of those he wants attention from.
Prior to opening Three Chicks, the three ladies all worked at a country club together for fifteen years. Dee Dee recalls how Angie was begging them start a business of their own.
“One day in February 2011 she came in the feed store and discovered the owner was selling the business. At the time, Julie was in California with pneumonia and she said she was willing to lose the investment if it made Angie shut up about going into business together.”
Later that year, the three chicks were working full time to support their booming business.
“It hasn’t stopped being a wild ride,” chuckled Angie.
The ladies grow a garden behind the seating area, all harvest is used to make seasonal foods for the cafe. You can taste the freshness of the fruits and vegetables with every savory bite.
The Special of the day was a BBQ sandwich served on a buttery toasted bun with a side of sweet coleslaw and chilled mashed potatoes with Red Dirt seasoning.
Midway through the sandwich, a rooster made an appearance, observing the guests and seeking out any residual specs of crumbs on the floor.
Each bite is full of robust flavor. The buttery soft bun softens the impact of the rich, sweet BBQ- a perfect precursor to the saltier mashed potatoes.
A southern lunch wouldn’t be complete without a touch of Lemon Icebox Pie to settle the stomach, a subtly sweet and tangy sensation to end the meal.
Three Chicks Feed, Seed, and Cafe is open Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.