Jeff Kraus of Crepe Bar: Pie Social Celebrity Bakers 2013

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Forks up, Phoenix! Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row present the fourth annual Pie Social from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 16, at the "What Should Go Here" Pop Up Park at Second and Roosevelt streets. We've got an all-star lineup of bakers making pies for you to taste, and from now till Pie Social, we'll introduce them to you, one by one.

Today: Jeff Kraus of Crepe Bar

Since July 2012, Jeff Kraus has been doing truly artistic cuisine at Tempe's Crepe Bar. Here you'll find Nutella-stuffed creations that turn French cuisine on its head with playful tweaks. He's known for his off-the-charts creativity -- and when you meet him in person you can see (or more likely, hear) that this chef's mind is always working.

See also: At Crepe Bar, a New King of Crepes Is Crowned

On our most recent visit Kraus tells us he's been playing with mberry, or Miracle Berry tablets, which turn sour food sweet. Seriously, bite a lemon and it tastes like lemonade. It's a freaky, fun sensation and one that Kraus and his seemingly limitless imagination could do wonders with. He also tells us about his recent experience when Michelin starred chef Homaro Cantu rolled into the restaurant unannounced. Kraus, a huge fan of the chef's work, says serving him one of Crepe Bar's Papa K crepes was a real "dream come true."

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