Wednesday, May 25, 2011 , Updated 3:43 p.m., June 20, 2011
UPDATED: Crepe place to open in Addison
in June July 2
From a member of the Aw Shucks clan.
So far, crepes haven't done that well in Dallas, with places like Chateau du Creperie on McKinney Avenue in Uptown, and Normandy Alliance in North Dallas, and Joan of Arc in Irving, unable to survive. That's just about all of our crepe places. Sniff.
It's a new place in Addison from Carl Peterson, of the Aw Shucks Peterson clan, and it'll combine crepes with coffee drinks. To the Facebook page:
"Flippin' Out Crepes is a new concept to the area... there's really nothing else like it. A simple idea, fresh ingredients, wrapped into a hearty, hot-off-the-griddle crepe in a variety of tastes and flavors... a truly unique taste sensation.
Sweet and savory crepes filled with fresh fruits, vegetables and meats and prepared to order. Every crepe we make is hand-made and wrapped to eat with your hands! Add a piping hot espresso or freshly made coffee from our self-serve bar and enjoy!"
Flippin' Out will open in June, said Peterson, whose father Bob Peterson created the Blue Goose and Aw Shucks concepts.
"The building's all done, and we're waiting for our chef to get done with his current job," Peterson said.
The menu shows the usual savory crepes -- chicken, asparagus, cream sauce, etc. -- versus sweet -- Nutella! Plus a separate category for "breakfast crepes." Sort of like tacos, but instead, crepes.
The building, which was previously a fro-yo place and a coffee spot, has been dormant for a couple of years, but now has an eye-catching orange roof and a drive-up window -- almost like a taco stand.
UPDATE: The restaurant will open July 2. Here's the official release:
Flippin’ Out Crepes & Coffee, an original crepe and coffee themed restaurant, which will open July 2 at 4021 Beltline Rd., has re-imagined the crepe to a fresh, copious level that will satisfy any sweet or savory craving. Flippin’ Out Crepes’ are made to order and are specially wrapped so a customer can order it to-go and eat it by hand. Crepes will range in flavor from Midland -- Bacon, egg & smoked cheddar, Lemon Chicken -- Herb crusted with asparagus, parmesan & lemon cream sauce, Gulf Coast -- sautéed shrimp, lump crab, roasted Pasilla peppers & Pontchartrain cream sauce to Nutella -- Buttery chocolate hazelnut spread with bananas & strawberries.
“We are thrilled to be offering the Dallas/Fort Worth dining community our crepe concept,” said Carl Peterson, Flippin’ Out Crepes owner. “My wife and partner, Belinda, and I believe that the presentation, variety and size of our crepes will surprise and delight our customers. Our Executive Chef, Scott Hoffner, has developed a menu that will truly satisfy all tastes.”
The new venue will also feature an Espresso Bar that will include, Americano, Au Lait, Mocha, Cappuccino, Chai, Cubano, Con Panna, Macchiato, Romano, Hot Chocolate & Hot White Chocolate, which will serve to enhance the quality globally-influenced contemporary American food encased within a crepe.
Flippin’ Out Crepes & Coffee is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week from 7am to 9pm. Plano native, Scott Hoffner, is the Executive Chef. Mr. Hoffner is a Johnson and Wales University graduate, where he earned a Culinary Science and Hospitality Marketing degree. Prior to Flippin’ Out Crepes, Scott was the Chef de’ Cuisine at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa; before this he was with Pangea. Currently, along with Flippin’ Out Crepes, he is the personal chef to Dallas Maverick player: Tyson Chandler.
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