Alice’s Tea Cup, on 73rd and Columbus, is a girlie place. Girls (and I guess boys as well) can borrow fairy wings and get a sprinkle of glittery fairy dust as they enter the windowless basement for a feast of tea and sandwiches.
Personally, I am not much of a fan of ATC. Tea is not my thing, although I can certainly enjoy afternoon teas at fancy places, especially in England. But this being America, the concept just turns big and overwhelming. Instead of little delicate finger sandwiches, the sandwiches at ATC are whole handful — overstuffed concoctions, rather bland and dry to me.
But oh, the scones. Big and overwhelming, yes, a truck-full of butter and whatever flavor you choose that day. Continue reading