Batter Up on Liberty
Does this officially make the area Dessert Alley? Or Home of the Endless Brunch? How about we step back from a double-whammy sugar high and first explore the eclectic bistro What Crepe? And let's drop the question mark in the name so you can actually read these sentences--it's there, said one server, because it's what they ask their customers: what crepe do they want to order?
It's a big question: the menu features eighteen "savory favorites" and thirteen "sweet favorites." Happy meals of the grown-up variety can be made from many, from the veggie-friendly Mushroom Madness, packed with a variety of perfectly sauteed 'shrooms mellowed with truffle oil and Swiss cheese, to a hearty rib-eye steak option that leaves hungry folks content without making them work too hard to chew the tender strips of meat.
I liked both the Obvious (chicken, caramelized apples, spinach, feta, and pecans) and My Morning Jacket (ham, asparagus, Swiss cheese, and hollandaise), but they didn't taste as different as you'd think they would, considering they have no fillings in common. The style of crepe preparation and wrapping probably explains this. As one lunch companion said bluntly, "I didn't see a crepe in the place--I saw the crepe griddles in the kitchen behind the glass, but what were delivered were burritos." Meaning, our big meal crepes came wrapped up tight, then cut in half. The fillings are high quality, but the flavors tend to be overpowered by the doughy, slightly sweet crepe wraps.