My mother and sister are big fans of this tearoom; when my (college student) son and I were in town, they insisted we try it out. Are we big tea drinkers? We are not. (I'm a coffee man; he's a fan of southern sweet tea.) Do we feel out of place surrounded by teapots and lace? Indeed. But there is no resisting the honest charm and warmth of Lisa and Mary Beth; and the food...we have eaten scones pretty nearly all over the world (and made a few ourselves), and we consider ourselves harsh critics of mediocre grub of any kind...but every single thing (and we worked our way through the menu) was laughably, delightfully wonderful. We didn't meet Robyn, but it's clear she made a deal with the baking devil. We look forward to getting back the next time we're in town--but we also count ourselves lucky not to live too close, as it would be almost impossible to resist stopping by every day.
Dear Pete, I am so sorry that I missed you on your visit to Maryland. I sure do hope I don't miss the next visit. I want to tell you that you have a wonderful and gracious mother and sister. They are so kind and so generous. We love their friendship and would surely miss their frequent visit if they should ever move away. I very much enjoyed your honest review. It made me laugh out loud. I will tell you imade a pact, but not with the baking devil, but with the Baking God. He is the one who oversees my activities and a bit of love is put into everything, that is why it is consistently wonderful (if I must say so). Thank you again so much. I do hope we get to meet down the road! Robyn