February 26, 2009

Cristy's Tea Room

By Eric Shangraw

July 13, 2010 Updated Jul 13, 2010 at 2:30 PM CDT

A little restaurant in Morton is offering a quiet meal like you may have at home.

Cristy's Tea Room is featured in this week's You Gotta Eat.

Cristy's Tea Room is in a building that housed a small dentists office in Morton for two generations.
Cristy Delicath bought the property two years ago, took down eight walls, and made it an eatery.
Besides tea, sandwiches, soup and sweats, there's also a boutique featuring custom made hand bags, locally made glass jewelry, and nick knacks.

"I think a lot of girlfriends come here. Those customers are anywhere from 30 years old to 70 years old. And they like to shop," said Delicath.

Customers say it's like eating at home, without the need for preparation or the aftermath of dirty dishes.

"There is a nice pretty décor. The room are very open. And nicely furnished. And just homey touches," said customer Debbie Sipp.

"Whenever we come here, it just feels like it is a special occasion, even when it is not," said customer Jennifer Daly .

I picked the Chicken Cordon Blue Panini and salad from the Thursday offering. The salad was crisp, the sandwich fresh. The Autumn Harvest iced tea; terrific. The Ham and Cheese sandwich is offered every day of the week. That was photographer Doug Smith's pick as well as a bowl of chili. Some tearooms leave a grown man hungry for another helping. Not Cristy's. We did manage to save room for something sweet. Here are the assembly instructions; Chocolate drizzled on a plate. –Layer of pound cake. –Layer of vanilla pudding. –More pound cake. Warm berries and whipped cream. Diet wipe–out. Doug went with the no–berry version. I had a couple not so dainty tea roomy moments. But I was satisfied. Our bill $25.00 plus tip. Cristy's is not just for the doily crowd.

Cristy's Tea Room is at 524 South Main Street in Morton. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11am–2pm. The boutique is open 9am to 4pm.
They also offer carry out if you call ahead.

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