Eastside Road, Healdsburg, February 12, 2009
tel. (510) 841-7722
THE BEST CREPES in my experience, leaving aside those made by friends in their kitchens, were in Paris, at the stand on the Boulevard St. Michel at the gate to the Luxembourg and in a crêperie up on Montmartre; and from the Chez Eric truck on the beach in Papeete. I liked the ones I ate years ago in San Francisco at Ti Couz, but it's been a long time and things may have changed.
Today we stopped in Berkeley on our way home from Capitola, mainly to buy another pound of sardines for dinner, and had a quick crêpe at Crêpes A Go Go, which has been on its site on University Avenue for at least twelve or fifteen years, maybe longer. As I recall it was opened by a Frenchman, and the first crêpes I had there were pretty damn good. Today's were pre-cooked, I noticed, on one side. I had my favorite: spinach, cheese, and fried egg; and if only they hadn't been out of Swiss cheese it would have been quite good if a little on the thick side. Jack cheese made a satisfactory substitute, but it ain't the same.