Mae’s, a new restaurant on West Gay Street in West Chester, offers farm-to-table meals in a rustic, barn-like setting, writes Ed Williams for Main Line Today.
Husband and wife Josh and Erin Taggart did not expect to open their eatery in the middle of a pandemic. But despite all the challenges, they did not want to give up on their dream, so they proceeded with their plans.
“We wanted to keep the feel unpretentious and family-friendly, while offering something for just about everyone,” said Erin.
Prior to opening Mae’s, Josh showcased his culinary prowess in Philadelphia at Buddakan, as well as Lacroix Restaurant at The Rittenhouse. He has also worked locally at the Dilworthtown Inn and Duling-Kurtz.
For its meats and produce, the new BYOB is currently collaborating with the likes of the Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative, West Chester Growers Market, and Indian Ridge Provisions. Meanwhile, its neighbor, La Baguette Magique, is supplying its artisan bread.
Housemade gnocchi, arancini, and short ribs braised in red wine are only a few of the many highlights on the dinner menu. There are also plenty of breakfast and brunch options, including salads, creamy soups, sandwiches, and an excellent burger.
Read more about Mae’s in Main Line Today here.