A few months ago THIH was excited to announce the pending arrival of Crepes on the Corner, a new eatery located at the corner of C and 15th Streets SE. Well, the early fall opening is looking like it will be pushed back, thanks to our friends at the DC Regulatory Authority. It seems a mix-up between classifying the restaurant as a “fast food establishment” versus a “prepared food establishment” is slowing down the permit process (for the record, the owners are seeking classification as a prepared food joint). Red tape. Yee-ha.
Co-owners Marc and Vincent did share with me a few details about the café, which I was told I could pass on to our loyal readers…
The interior finishes and built-in furniture are being locally-sourced as much as possible. That includes reused wood slabs from Community Forklift in Maryland which will be turned into custom countertops and tables. Many of the ingredients for the menu items will also be locally-sourced, which means plenty of rotating specials depending on what is in season. Herbs will be supplied by the on-site herb garden.
What’s planned for the menu? Think hardy salads, small plates, sandwiches, and of course crepes. Both sweet and savory crepes will be available. I’m hoping a few from the draft menu make the cut, including the Trio of Deviled Eggs small plate; the turkey, brie, and fig jam sandwich; the Campfire (chocolate, marshmallow Fluff, graham crackers and whipped cream); and the Presley (peanut butter, chocolate-dipped bananas, crushed peanuts and whipped cream). It appears vegetarian and vegan options will also be present.