03 July 2011

Sweet As A Peach

Four blocks down and around the corner from the Georgian Terrace is Mary Mac's Tea Room at 224 Ponce de Leon Avenue. Making its debut in 1945, it is one of the last of the original Atlanta tea rooms.

When you sit down to a Southern cooked meal here it is a tradition. You don't tell a waiter what you would like to eat, you fill out a meal card first, then hand it over. Historically, the hand-written order helped to keep track of their customers. Between sipping on my perfectly sweetened tea

and waiting for my Salmon Croquettes with sweet potato souffle,

I received a complimentary back rub!
It s another tradition in these parts and long-time Mary Mac's customers look forward to having their "bellies filled and backs rubbed."

We met my dear friend Cliff, who recommended the restaurant. I completely "blame" him for jump-starting my on-air TV career. He went well above & beyond all expectations and helped me to land my first anchoring and reporting job in Tallahassee. Thanks, dude!

On our next Atlanta blog stop, we head a bit south to Peachtree City. That's where the Southern Belles get together. Stay tuned!

with preppiness,