Letty’s Tavern in Kennett Square offers customers delicious food and an interesting, spooky story behind its name, writes Michael Klein for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
While they were working on renovating the old Kennett Square Inn, Jacob Short and his business partners, Daniel Daley and Matthew Killion, heard what sounded like a child running on the floor above them.
“We knew we were the only people in the building,” said Short.
They immediately thought of Letitia, William Penn’s daughter who, according to a local legend, haunts the place. The three, who also own Saucey pizzeria in West Chester, decided they had a name for their new establishment.
The old inn has been updated by the new owners into a hipper bar-restaurant with a menu that offers something for everybody, as well as a bottle shop downstairs.
The menu includes soup and salads, entrees, sandwiches, burgers, and pizza. But there are more eclectic options, too. Must-try options include mushroom toast with whipped ricotta, duxelles, and crispy sage; a Korean fried chicken sandwich; and Parker House rolls with honey butter and blackberry jam made by pastry chef Jaclyn Short, Jacob’s wife.
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