Sunday, May 6, 2007

My Kennett Square

I know I’ve been silent lately; my brain gears have been spinning too rapidly to form something coherent. I tried four times yesterday, but to no avail. Thankfully, I read a post that prompted me to think about my hometown, which I interpreted as the town in which I live now. The thought exercise shook me out of my funk, so thanks, Janet!

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My Kennett Square, PA

  • Age: 20-something
  • Occupation: Proofreader
  • I lived there for: 1.5 years, so far
  • I lived there because: It’s halfway between JG’s and my jobs, so that’s where we bought our first house
  • My neighborhood: Stenning Hills
  • My favorite restaurant: Half Moon
  • If you go to this restaurant, be sure to order: Definitely the crab nachos. They also have a huge selection of Belgian beers
  • My favorite museum: Brandywine River Museum, even though it’s not technically in Kennett Square
  • My favorite tourist destination: Longwood Gardens, which has way too much prettiness per square foot, especially around Christmas
  • Best insider spot: The Farmers’ Market in the spring and summer
  • My favorite area: State Street, the one-street “downtown” area
  • Best place to go shopping: The Mushroom Cap and The Paper Market
  • When you visit, don’t forget to pack: Good walking shoes for the First Friday Art Strolls
  • But leave room in your suitcase for: Yummy mushroom goods like soup mix or infused olive oil
  • The one local cuisine you should try when you’re in town is: Anything mushroom-centric at a local restaurant like Newton’s or Challie’s
  • The best way to get around: Driving is really the only option, sadly
  • If I had to describe this city in one word, it would be: Quaint
  • I tell my friends to stay at: Our house!
  • The one thing most outsiders don’t know about this city is: If you see mushrooms at your supermarket, there’s a 50% chance that they were grown here or in neighboring small towns.
  • They say “Virginia is for lovers.” So fill in the blank: Kennett Square is for present and future mushroom fans. (And we celebrate at the superfun festival every year!)



janet said...


I'm working on mine. It's making me feel lame, though!

L Sass said...

I'm copying you and Janet, too!

I'm also emailing with some friends RIGHT NOW to plan a trip in June to reunite in Philly!

KTS said...

How far is K.S. from Philly? And omg, i had no idea you are a proofreader -- no wonder you love Scrabble!