The crêpe, or French pancake, was invented in 1923 to make its American counterpart look fat, oafish, and uncouth in comparison. Help the disced dessert maintain its well-deserved sense of superiority with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of crêpes at It's Just Crepes. Today’s deal is good at all three It’s Just Crepes locations: on East Court Street and on West Fourth Street in Cincinnati and on Buttermilk Crossing in Crescent Springs.
It's Just Crepes gives France’s 2-D delicacy an Americanized upgrade with a revolutionary handheld design. Like Lex Luthor during his stint in the Peace Corps, the crêperie’s menu has two sides: a savory portion sporting selections such as pizza ($5.49), Mexican ($5.99), and cordon bleu ($6.29) crêpes, and a sweet section devoted to such creations as the banana split crêpe ($4.99). There are nearly 40 crêpe-based concoctions to choose from (with small and large salads coming soon), and It's Just Crepes folds your fillings in front of you, so you can videotape the birth of your made-to-order food baby before heading to your neighborhood omelette bar and handing out cigars. Hop aboard the restaurant’s free WiFi and double your pleasure by taunting a Parisian frenemy via Skype.
Soapbox, Metromix, and CityBeat have featured It's Just Crepes. Yelpers give the East Court Street location a four-star average, and 94% of Urbanspooners recommend the West Fourth Street location. More than 650 Facebookers are fans.
It's Just Crepes
At It’s Just Crepes, you’re encouraged to eat with your hands. That’s because every crepe on the menu is folded into what Soapbox Cincinnati calls "a convenient to-go style," eliminating the need for knives, forks, or tiny plate-side catapults. Instead, diners bite straight into the golden-brown bundles, which are stuffed with fillings both savory and sweet. The smoky BLT, for instance, oozes with pepperjack cheese and chipotle mayo, while sweet crepes pack in classic flavors such as Nutella, strawberries, and brown sugar. Utensils can come in handy, however, when attacking one of the eatery’s fresh salads, which meld fresh spinach, chopped romaine, and other greens with diced veggies, cheese, dried fruit, and slices of meats.
Co-owner Keven Paizannoglou founded the first It’s Just Crepes with his wife and partner, Karrah, after realizing how much he missed the crepes he’d enjoyed in his native Greece. Now, more than 20 employees serve up the delectable treats from three trendy dining spots decorated with blue and orange hues and contemporary white furnishings.