For a Birthday treat I went with my best friends to Betty's for Afternoon Tea. This is one of the only parts of Yorkshire culture I have been able to embrace and it is something of an institution in the North... the type of place the locals love just as much as the American tourists. The menu is Swiss-Yorkshire, which sounds ridiculous but somehow works. The rosti are to die for. The York tea rooms used to be an old mess halls for the RAF and downstairs you can find mirrors engraved with messages from homesick pilots.