Hudson's Mar Teres receives sweet award

HUDSON, TX (KTRE) - (KTRE) - Mar Teres Tea Room and Gifts is going into their tenth year of business with a prestigious award under their aprons.

The Hudson restaurant was chosen as the best in the category of "Best Lunch" by the Texas Travel Counselors.

In October, the group visited the tea room during their five-day study tour of the Pineywoods and Gulf Coast regions.

The tour passed through 11 cities and ate at 14 restaurants.

"It just made us both feel real good and just rewarded for our hard work and not only us, but the whole staff behind us that makes us the business that we are," said Teresa Stokes, co-owner of Mar Teres.

"We couldn't do it without our staff," said Mar Teres co-owner Margaret Purke. "We're only as good as our staff is in other words, but we enjoy what we do and this was an honor for us."

Some of the owners' favorite dishes were served to the group including chicken salad, broccoli salad, chicken spaghetti, and the old fashioned chocolate cake.

Their award will be presented in Arlington, Texas at the end of April.

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