Saturday, December 1, 2012
Restaurant review: Frogg Coffee makes multidimensional crepes worth the elastic waistband
Crepes are "healthy," right?
ALLEN With Thanksgiving in the rear (and I do mean rear by the amount of pie I consumed), and holiday parties in our future, I feel that we should just write off the rest of the year. We all aspire to go into the holidays coming out on top without the dreaded holiday gain, but realistically we are all secretly ordering elastic jeans on amazon.com.
What I love about crepes is that they give the illusion that they are healthy(ish). Meaning, such a thin layer of batter that creates a vessel for unimaginable toppings and fillings cannot be that bad for you, can it? I mean, you can practically see through the crepe itself. One would even be smart to assume that it is negative calories.
Truthfully, the average crepe only contains slightly more than 100 calories. But come on now, who wants a plain crepe when you can have one that is filled with bacon, cheese, and eggs and covered in a béchamel sauce? Or Nutella and butter and then covered in whipped cream and chocolate?
Frogg Coffee Bar & Creperie offers gluten-free crepes, which is pretty rare. I happened to be out shopping with a friend who has gluten intolerance, so we decided to stop in to refuel for our day of shopping.
I opted for a savory crepe as well as a sweet crepe. Both were amazing, but of course my heart lies with dessert. Actually, this sweet crepe contained bacon. I had the Elvis. True to its namesake, this crepe was filled with creamy peanut butter, honey, bananas, bacon, and bacon butter. I am not 100% sure, but I wouldn’t doubt if the peanut butter is house made. It was either some of the creamiest peanut butter I have ever had, or the added honey and bacon butter turned it into a sort of super peanut butter. The bananas were at the peak of ripeness and the bacon was plentiful and remained crispy. I hate to be one of those snobby food bloggers who goes on about texture. Because, let’s be real here, this is a crepe. Crepes are not usually known for their many dimensions of texture. With that said, the combination of crispy bacon, soft bananas, and warm peanut butter made this crepe a delight to eat.
I was able to snag a few bites of my friend’s gluten-free crepe. She had the Strawberry Lemonade crepe. I loved the gluten-free crepe because even with the ingredients, you could taste the crepe itself. Gluten free is very hit or miss and usually more on the dry side. I honestly do not think you could tell the difference between this and a regular crepe unless you were told. This was definitely a crepe for a summer day -- light, with its filling of sour and sweet, and dusted in powdered sugar.
Since you’ve already given up clothing that has a waistband for the rest of the year, go ahead and have a crepe or two. Just make sure you join the rest of the world at the gym on January 1 for the obligatory ”Two weeks of working out before I forget I ever had a New Year's resolution.”
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