Saturday, October 31, 2009

Crepe wars, 14th Street style

14th Street is about to get totally crepe-tastic.  In what appears to be a remarkable coincidence, not one but two creperies are set to open up across from each other at the corner of 14th and S streets.

First up, we have Crepes On The Corner (pictured below), the product of a collaboration between Garden District owner Joe Carmack and local executive chef Vincent Bradberry.  "Crepes..." will occupy the space formerly held by the Garden District, which has since moved across the street.

They promise "a genuine creperie" that will serve as a "place to get a healthy quick bite for lunch, an after dinner dessert crêpe, and to stop by as the bars close." In addition to crepes, they will serve a selection of homemade soups, salads, and coffee. The outdoor patio section will serve as both a seating area and a garden for fresh produce and herbs.  It appears they are gunning for a December opening (although likely NOT for the garden).

Across the street, and flinging sticky gobs of crepe batter at their competition, will be guys at Point Chaud Cafe & Crepes.

Details on the operations of this creperie remain a mystery.  All we can tell you at this point is that they're opening in the former Circle Boutique space and have not, as of yet, applied for a liquor license.

Now, all we need is a new wine bar serving small-plate organic crepes, and our dining options will have truly come full circle.  (I kid, of course...the 14thandyous are looking forward to soon being able to enjoy some wonderful creperie goodness in the neighborhood.)


paulwhit said...

Fun! Steve, the proprietor of U Scream Ice Cream at 14th&U mentioned he is also offering crepes soon.

13th and You said...

Crepes are the new Cupcakes? How long will this last?

Saltk006 said...

Jean Girard: But you have forced me to do this. You are now mocking me and making me look ridiculous. Just say, "I love crepes."
Cal Naughton, Jr.: You know, just to put this in there, I had a whole mess of crepes this morning. They're just like pancakes, maybe even better.
Ricky Bobby: Wait, are they the really thin pancakes?
Cal Naughton, Jr.: Yeah.
Jean Girard: Yes they are. They are the really thin pancakes. It's just a French word for them.

cracks me up

Anonymous said...

I am hoping that one of the multitude of restaurants opening will see the need to capture the early Sunday morning breakfast needs that are currently unmet.

Simon Landau said...

This sounds delicious. Can't wait for them to move in!

cameronsmith said...

It looks like the Garden District crepe endeavor is no more... Just walked by and a "Now Leasing" sign is up rather than the "Crepes on the Corner" sign...

Do you have any word of when the Cork Market and Tasting Room is set to open? They are doing construction out on the sidewalk for all to see as we speak.

Thanks for all of your great news on the 'hood!