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 $4, you get $8 worth of crêpes at Wholly Crêpe, located inside Chapel Hills Mall.
Wholly Crêpe's thin, French-style flapjacks are the result of the culinary ingenuity of owners Blandine Brutel and Aline Chambre—who are French and Belgian, respectively. The menu offers scrumptious savory or sweet fillings in addition to gluten-free specials, such as the wholly crêpe with ham, egg, and swiss cheese ($5) or the Brittany delight ($6), which takes its name from the French region where crêpes originated. Sweeter alternatives include the chef’s favorite, a simple yet succulent concoction of sugar and butter ($3.75), or the Belgian explosion, which consists of chocolate sauce and a mushroom cloud of homemade chocolate mousse served in a crispy crêpe bowl ($6). Diners can also opt to build their own crêpe.
When slender slices of hotcake meet your mouth, melt them with fresh illy coffee and other drinks while the crêperie's Euro-chic décor melts inhibitions about batting eyelashes at a friendly stranger or doing handstands in public. The gleaming metal crêpe counter bathes diners in a sumptuous yellow-gold aura, and the kitchen griddles toast crêpes to a superb golden brown that makes regular pancakes turn over in their graves in jealous agony.
1710 Briargate Blvd.
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