i love quick bites on a too hot summer afternoon. during the fourth of july weekend (don’t judge that I am so late posting this), close buddy to BOOF, em, was in town visiting and we were in the chinatown/penn quarter area. we had just finished watching germany tromp into the semi finals with a 4-0 beating of Argentina (yes, i know they lost to Spain in the semis), and were hungry for something quick before the afternoon game.
there are so many options in the chinatown/penn quarter area…even just for a quick bite, so it is almost overwhelming to figure out what you want to eat. however, after trekking down a bathroom, as we ascended from the stairwell and immediately saw “crepes on the walk” and then our choice was made easy.
after being to many a movie at the theater, I have always wanted to try crepes on the walk but the perfect time never presented itself. so i was thrilled that the time had finally come and i was getting my crepe on the walk. also, it had been a long time coming since i had a crepe in DC and with tons of “crepe” places popping up all around DC, i am almost glad I am getting out of town because I would literally be full of crepes with nutella and strawberry and deliciousness…all to often.
it was lunch time, thus both em and I opted for savory crepes over sweet but I would definitely try a sweet crepe for a late night dessert (pre or post movie).
i ordered the simple but delectable spinach, mushrooms and cheese (i had cheddar) and it was quite tasty. there was nothing special about it and i could definitely make something of that quality at home but it was definitely good for the quick summer afternoon bite.
em ordered the grilled chicken pesto, tomatoes and cheese (she had swiss), and she also enjoyed her crepe. after debating whether or not she wanted cheddar or swiss, she opted for swiss which ended up being the perfect choice. the swiss nicely complemented the pesto and the chicken was cooked well but nothing special.
all in all, crepes on the walk is a nice option for a quick bite either pre or post movie. I definitely would try out some of the other really really really good options in the area, if you are planning to make a more educational trip to something like the portrait gallery or the spy museum. however, if you are only looking to spend a little amount of time in the area then crepes on the walk is definitely a nice alternative to mainstays like chipotle, fuddruckers, california tortilla and chop’t. nevertheless, i think that crepes on the walk , though not trying to be something that they are not, they could definitely increase their savory menu and become a little bit more inventive with their combination. as i mentioned earlier, there are a slew of well-established and new crepe places popping up all around the city and some boast 20-30 types of savory and sweet crepes each. thus, it is going to be imperative that crepes on the walk kick it up a notch. BAMMMMM. yes, you just got “emeril”ed.