by Amber Autumn
June 17, 2007
Just off the Cathedral Square lies a small restaurant with several outdoor tables, a gift shop, and dining area all in one called Spot of Tea. The little shop has been in business for about 13 years now. The uniqueness of the restaurant is that you can order from a variety of teas. The dining room is set up with pink tablecloths, glass tabletops, and a Victorian feel with the old-time wallpaper, and pictures of elegant ladies in Juliet dresses.
Across from the dining room, you have a gift shop with magnets, soaps, Yankee candles, jewelry, cards, little stuffed tigers that say LSU, and the new cards that when opened either play a tune from the '80s or '90s. The magnets say "Mobile" or "Mardi Gras", which is pretty funny because of its origin.
Back in 1823, the Mardi Gras revelers of New Orleans were causing chaos in the cobblestone streets by getting into rough fights, and throwing rocks at people. Mardi Gras was about to be canceled forever! Until six brave Mobileans, who were once from New Orleans, came to the rescue by planning the super krewe Comus. Their theme was 'The Demon Actors of Milton's Paradise Lost'. People were dressed in vivid and wonderful costumes, and extraordinary floats graced the narrow streets, which saved Mardi Gras.
Spot of Tea is a little tea place that has Pecan and Belgian waffles, Sweet Belgian pancakes, sandwiches including a grilled Philly cheese steak and a Hawaiian melt, Caesar salads, and omelettes. On the kids' menu, there is ham and cheese, grilled cheese, and even peanut butter and jelly!
From journal Must-See Mobile