Though they're the same shape as pancakes, crêpes are folded rather than stacked, and coated with powdered sugar rather than the tears of pancake chefs who wished they could be crêpe chefs. Dine on a not-pancake with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of crêpes, fondue, and drinks at Rockin Crepes in Huntington Beach.
Rockin Crepes rolls out an extensive menu of sweet and savory crêpes, sandwiches, smoothies, and drinks in a rock ’n’ roll themed restaurant. Rock-themed crêpes range from the Alice Cooper, with egg, cheddar, and bacon ($6.99), to the Van Halen, stuffed with slices of chicken breast, provolone, tomatoes, spinach, onions, pesto, hot sauce, and shredded guitar solos ($8.99). Indulge sweet-bicuspids with the Def Leppard as it belts out a sugary tune of strawberry slivers and dark chocolate ($6.99), or the Nutella, banana, and strawberry Iron Maiden, crowned with a whip-cream pompadour. Duos or disbanded barbershop quartets can dive into sweet and savory fondues ($16.99–$21.99), all served with an ample platter of dunkables such as strawberries, marshmallows, pepperoni, and chopped walnuts. Diners can wash it all down with the Lynyrd Skynyrd smoothie, loaded with blueberries, strawberries, yogurt, soy milk, and ice ($4.49).
Visitors can take in sporting events on 10 televisions, button mash while playing free Atari games, or recite The Constitution during board games. Patrons can exercise pipes during Friday-night karaoke, or put diplomas to good use and compete for prizes during trivia on Wednesday nights. Rockin' Crepes music-inspired menu is reflected in its interior with a mural of Marshall half stacks behind the bar, and hair-rock memorabilia on the tables.
Crepes are by definition light and delicate, a stark contrast to the heavy metal aesthetic of Rockin Crepes where chefs in black T-shirts name dishes after bands such as Motley Crue or White Zombie. Ingredients such as dark chocolate, strawberries, and marshmallow cream inspired diners to elect Rockin Crepes a finalist for CityVoter's Best Desserts in Orange County in 2011, but the menu also conquers savory territory. Fondue plates give diners the chance to dunk morsels of focaccia bread, marshmallows, or fruit into creamy melted cheeses and chocolates, and smoothies deliver blends of fresh fruit without any additional sugars, syrups, or cherry-shaped air fresheners. Rockin Crepes encourages their guest's inner children with vintage Atari games and brings out their inner fanatics with sport nights featuring NBA, NHL, and college football games on 15 televisions.