From the colonial time period to the late nineteenth century, taverns were central to rural communities servicing visitors with food, drink, news, and commerce. Women were rarely visitors or employees of the taverns. The Higgins Tavern, built in 1823, was women-owned and operated. From 1823 to 1867, the tavern was managed by Lucretia Ball. In 1867, Margaret Higgins ran the tavern until her death in 1905. A piece of Higgins Tavern is attached to Sisters’ Sandwiches and Such.
Sisters Kim Carlson and Tammy Prestipino are the proprietors of Sisters’ Sandwiches and Such. Like their predecessors, they serve food, hospitality and commerce. The minute you enter the shop, you will feel right at home.
The soups and sandwiches are made fresh. The Stacked Stacie is piled with roasted turkey, avocado, lettuce, and red onion with spicy mustard and their special sauce on multigrain bread. The Vegan Vegetable soup is nourishing and flavorful. Sisters’ Sandwiches promote local artisans selling artwork, crafts and clothing. And there is tranquility and space at Sisters’ Sandwiches and Such. On a good day, you can sit upstairs and eat your food without hearing your neighbor’s conversation.