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Cafe: Looking For Crepes

Need a crepe and don't know where to look? Yeah, we were in the same boat until Food Critic Michele Laudig took it upon herself to identify the optimal locations for crepe goodness in the Valley.

Food Critic Michele Laudig on Chez Vous Crepes & Gelato:

Casual, affordable Euro eats, like a Niçoise salad and croque monsieur sandwich, complement 14 different sweet and savory crepes. Yes, they have standard models filled with Nutella or sugar and lemon juice, but I was more intrigued by the hefty entrée crepes.

They were made with buckwheat, lending the thin cakes a distinctive, slightly tangy flavor. A fried-egg topping was the highlight of the "French Favorite," filled with ham and Swiss, while creamy béchamel sauce turned the namesake "Chez-Vous" crepe into a naughty treat. It was packed with roasted chicken and sautéed mushrooms -- and it disappeared quickly...full story

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Jonathan McNamara