In the mid-19th century, food-savvy Americans invented crêpes and delivered them to the masses in milk trucks. Today’s Groupon celebrates the rigorous crepage that swiftly conquered appetites across the nation with $10 worth of crêpes and crêpe-complementing beverages at La Belle Crepe for $5. Sweet and savory will tempt your buds when you indulge in one of the most charming and adored foods to ever grace this or any other earth, including Superman's Bizarro World, in which, in theory, bad foods should taste good.
As a part of the movement for “Healthy Fast Food,” La Belle Crepe offers breakfast crêpes all day along with other recipes you’ll desire. On the sweet side of things, there’s the caramel apple crêpe, the berries and cream, the orange dream (with orange marmalade and crème fraiche), or the classic crêpe (with lemon juice, sugar, and whip); all sweet crêpes are $2.50. The savory crêpes feature smoked salmon ($6.99), turkey club ($6.99), and more. Breakfast serves up veggie crêpes (eggs, asparagus, peppers, roasted tomato, and brie, $6.99) and eggs benedict crêpes ($6.99), among others. Or build your own with five ingredients ($7.99).
The robust lightness and the curious tenderness of the crêpe make it a delight for the senses and these recipes inject that delight on the healthy kind of performance enhancing substances. With two handy creperies at which to enjoy crêpes, both driven by ownership with more than 20 years of fine dining experience, eating well and eating indulgently is remarkably indulgent. The downtown location is open seven days a week.
The French Motto and Why We Do It Better
Like the pencil, the crêpe is a French invention that has been perfected by Americans. The French national motto, Liberté, égalité, fraternité, also involves concepts that, though dear to the French, have been perfected by America and Americans:
France: The ideal of liberty consists of being able to do anything that does not harm others.
USA: Liberty is used mostly to wear pajama pants outside.
France: The “equality” of the French motto refers to judicial equality.
USA: Under the law, everyone is equal except for famous people, the indigent, and falcons, who despite their intelligence, cannot be tried as people.
France: Meaning “brotherhood,” the French take their obligations to their neighbors seriously.
USA: In a quirk of translation, Americans love fraternities but hate their neighbors.
Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
825 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402Get Directions