27 May 2010

Coming Soon: Crepes in Southeast?

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Hill East seems to have a dearth of restaurants, but the neighborhood may soon get a boost of sweet and savory love at the corner of 15th and C Streets SE.  “Crepes on the Corner Coming Soon” is what reads in the windows of the first floor of the recently completed four-unit, four-story condo building called Carry Lofts.  The space seems to be in the early stages of construction so the opening date may still be a few months away (or more, the way DCRA has been working lately).  A large fenced-in patio is already nicely landscaped, and suggests the potential for outdoor dining.

Crepes may be the new “it” food, as several other creperies are slated to open in DC this year, including two on 14th Street NW.  There’s also a crepe kiosk in Chinatown, and of course Crepes at the Market on the weekends outside of Eastern Market, as well as others around town.

Will crepes replace the beloved cupcake as the 2010 food trend in DC?  Only time will tell, but hopefully Crepes on the Corner will provide a dependable place for good food and neighborhood gatherings.  We’ll keep you posted.

05/27/2010 2:30 p.m. UPDATE:  THIH has heard from the owners of Crepes on the Corner, and the cafe should open in the fall.  Owners Chef Vincent Bradberry and Marc Ross anticipate a “genuine” creperie, offering crepes, salads, soups, ice cream, and coffees.  Fresh produce and herbs will be grown in the garden beds along the patio space (I thought I saw basil!).  Both owners are long-time DC residents and hope to place an emphasis on home-made foods and local ingredients. 

THIH will continue to keep you posted.

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  • FBKSan

    If you talk to the owners again, could you gently encourage them to sell (ideally make) bagels? I realize that may not be a genuine “creperie” food, but a place to get good bagels nearby would be awesome. In any case, great to hear a restaurant is going into that space.

  • M

    That’s great news! I can’t wait for this place to open; our neighborhood could REALLY use something like this. And i love crepes, which just makes it that much better.

  • G-Man

    From the New Dragon to crepes, what a change. Thank you and welcome to the neighborhood! Your establishement will be a welcome addition to our current choice of liquor stores and dry cleaners. We’ll be there with bells on!

  • Janet

    Wanted to add my hearty welcome to the owners if they are reading here, I am very excited about this news!