Feeling Like Crepe?

Straight Guy,

I fear that you think crepes are among the gay foods. Is it their soft side? That they read fancy? That you can't order them through a drive-through window?

Hold on to your napkin, SG. Not one, but two crepes places are coming to my neighborhood. In fact, they'll be across the street from each other. Is this a weird restaurant blip or are crepes a new food trend? Crepe nation?

I'll sometimes have a crepe at the little Belgian restaurant down the street. I like them with warm savory fillings for dinner best. The cold dessert ones show off the weird rubbery texture that crepes have. I guess that makes me crepe ambivalent.

Any thoughts on the crepe commotion?

--Gay Guy

8 comments:

Gingerella said...

I haven't heard of this trend, but then I live in central Nebraska where what the left and right coasts do takes 10 years to filter through to here....I did, however, date a French foreign exchange student in my wild youth and he made crepes for me once. C'est magnifique!

Straight in Upstate said...

I agree with you, GG, on the cold crepe texture. I'd try a warm one. My rural NY roots are showing - flat doughy circular food is made from Bisquick; anything else is just bein' uppity. Keep us posted on your food trend findings and how the businesses do. I guess this is a classic business model - place your store adjacent to a competing store - we'll see how it flies with crepes.

David said...

^Ditto on what Gingerella said. Off the top of my head, other than maybe IHOP, I don't know where you can get crepes around these parts.

Straight Guy said...

Crepes, pancakes, biscuits, dumplings...

I had chicken and waffles the other day, same ingredients as your crepe au poulet. Right?

It just sounds so Parisian, so straight guys are naturally suspicious. (Not a hater, been there, loved it.)

But two creperies in one block? Only in your neighborhood, Gay Guy.

SteveA said...

I love them and living in Cayman there is only one place where crepes are made as a main lunch item and they offer several options - other than that I love them.

I usually buy the organic ones at the supermarket and make a great b/fast crepe - it's so gay, but yummy!

Molly Louise said...

One of my classmates in high school would make them and we'd have calculus parties and eat crepes with Nutella. Which is actually where I learned to love Nutella...

But other than that, the only places I've heard of having crepes on a regular basis is IHOP, which are sorely lacking in my neck of the woods.

Isabella said...

Crepes are wonderful! My local farmers market even has a booth that sells them. You eat them right there. It's great. I've only had them with strawberries. Viva la Crepe.

Kathryn said...

HA! "Crepe ambivalent"?! HA! I wish them luck...in this economy, I'm happy to see anybody who does well...

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