About Our Business
We opened our doors in 2003 as Jefferson's House of Pies. Initially, we would serve sweet pies along with Crawfish pie, Meat pies, pot pies
and Mom's Chicken and Dumplings. They were all a big hit but nothing would be a bigger hit then when we introduced our Kornbread
It wasn't long before making cornbread would be a priority and our popular savory pies had to be sacrificed and taken off our menu. We
changed our name to Kitt's Kornbread Sandwich and Pie Bar. Mom's Chicken and Dumplings is still a star feature in our menu and our Soups
and Salads, that had been added through the years, are equally popular.
We still bake over 15 varieties of pies including a southern favorite, Buttermilk pie and the best bread pudding with amaretto sauce you've ever
We outgrew our first location and found another larger location a block away. We have more room to serve more people but still have retained
our cozy atmosphere.
Sure, come for the pies... but stay for lunch!
JEFFERSON IS KNOWN AS THE MOST HAUNTED CITY
IN TEXAS AND FOR GOOD REASON.
Do you believe in Ghosts?
This photo taken of our old bar mirror may make a believer out
of you. We are being watched.
How many ghosts do you see?
Hint: They look as though they are dressed for Mardi Gras -
Please No Photos inside the Restaurant - The ghosts
don't like it and we have to live with them.
Mom and I came to Jefferson, Texas in 1992 to open a Bed & Breakfast. We opened The Bluebonnet Inn and served a large Country-style
breakfast that everyone seemed to love.
We moved back to the Dallas area a few years later and Mom was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. We both worked as adjunct Professors at
Community Colleges while she recovered from multiple surgeries following chemo treatments.
After losing our jobs at the colleges due to not having Masters degrees, we moved back to Jefferson. It was then we thought of turning our B&B
into a diner, living upstairs and making the downstairs a restaurant. We served Southern Comfort food, as was the name of our restaurant,
"Southern Comfort" and only on weekends. Dressed in period costume, it had a down-home vive that people responded to as well as loving the
food. But we were a bit off the beaten path. We decided we needed to find a place downtown.
Opening our doors as "Jefferson's House of Pies", on Austin St. during Jefferson's Candlelight Tour of Homes in 2003. We served both savory
and sweet pies. After a few years, we outgrew that space and found a building downtown to renovate. We came to our final and permanent
name in this location, "Kitt's Kornbread Sandwich and Pie Bar", once we realized the Kornbread Sandwich was the star of the restaurant and
needed top billing.
It's been 10 years since we began this adventure and we knew now it was time to branch out. We found a second location in Carrollton, TX.
However, as we were making plans to move and after being a 15 year survivor of Breast Cancer, Mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast
Cancer spreading to her stomach. We continued with our plans for our second Kitt's Kornbread Sandwich and Pie Bar, opening on February 17,
2013. On Memorial Day, May 27, 2013, Mom passed away. It was our dream together to franchise and I will move ahead with those plans
without her beside me but with her in spirit.