On the hunt again! We were so happy to have found a place for the GNG to call home but we had to abandon it because cheating, lack or conviction and fake advertising are irritants. To be fair… I didn’t follow one basic rule in business. Get it in writing. As a writer – how ironic. *Sigh*
However, despite the setback, we have rallied and we sally forth into our yearly plans for the RGN and the GNG.
Tea House Formosa has become our new meeting point until we can find something more private. We not fans of censorship.
What do you think, alFalaq?
If you’re in the mood for sipping subtle, exotic blends of hot tea and flavorful snacking from the sweet to the savory, Tea House Formosa comes as a tasty recommendation. The GNG were treated to a sample service of three distinctive teas, ranging from a semi-sweet strawberry through a mellow green to a rousing ginger.
We snacked on savory tuna on thick griddle-toasted bread and airy cream puff pastries, as well as their trademark tea eggs which, when peeled reveal each one’s unique marbling pattern.
These are the first hard boiled eggs I’ve never had to salt to taste. The service was genteel with an attentive, personal touch. The storefront itself is set in simple, straight lines, as befits the simple subtleties of their steaming beverages, many infused with floral flavor from around the globe.
The only detraction came when it was time to share ourwritten pieces, as the place was quite busy by then and a little too noisy for our inside voices while reading. Other than that, it was a delectable afternoon rendezvous.
Dap Tales (a.k.a. D P Bates) is a writer/illustrator/graphic designer, living in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the illustrator and writer of a gorgeous book, PRIMARY COLORS AND ME, that introduces children ages 6 and under to color and design theory through the use of fun poems and beautiful color illustrations. (Click here, to check out the book trailer) This new material has led her to continue to explore primary colors and rubbings as a medium in her current artistic work. DAP is also the founding member of the RGN and Georgia Nutts Guild -- a support group for local authors who want to continue to practice and advance their writing skills and goals.
al-Falaq (a.k.a. P Bates) is a writer and illustrator living in Atlanta, Georgia. He loves cats and shares his home with an ornery fur ball with nine tales, at least! His collection of poetry and short stories, Threadbare is available on Amazon. al-Falaq is also our resident blogger for our RGN on Location Blog.