OK, any self-respecting 6’-2” male who watches “Moonshiners” and “Swamp People” who willingly goes to lunch at a tea room located in the back of a gift shop that sells tea cozies should immediately turn in his man card, right?
Hold on a second. Take a moment to consider the lunch was at Angie’s Tea Garden in Jefferson before answering that question.
In all honesty, a tea room doesn’t sound like a place men would go to have a bite to eat at lunch. And Angie’s Tea Garden looks and feels like a typical tea room — cushioned Victorian chairs, dimly lit with candles on the table with soft, soothing piano music wafting throughout the room.
Yet the “delicate” features of Angie’s Tea Garden room are not enough to frighten off men who want something more than just a burger and fries for lunch.
And the lunch menu items are more substantial than just finger sandwiches and crumpets.
The menu changes each week. This particular week, the menu included garlic chicken soup as the soup of the day and entrees like Southwestern chicken sandwich, Country Quiche with a hash brown crust, creamy chicken lasagna and cheesy ham and broccoli puff pastry.
This 6’-2” male decided on the creamy chicken lasagna. Included with entrée was a cup of the soup of the day, a sweet roll and a Jell-O-like side made with spiced peaches (I have no idea what it was called, but it was great).
Of course, the meal wasn’t complete without a dessert, and the toffee caramel cheesecake seemed like the best choice.
Don’t forget to have a specialty tea while waiting for your lunch. A friend of mine with me chose the tea of the day, chamomile and fruit, and was quite happy with it.
So ladies, the next time your husband or boyfriend balks about eating in a tea room, simply take him to Angie’s Tea Garden and you won’t hear any complaints.Angie’s Tea Garden
100 E. State St., Jefferson
Tues. – Fri.: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.