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Off the Beaten Plate: Black Forest Crepe at A.B.’s

Black Forest Crepe at A.B.'s Crepes, 17 W. Ninth St.

Black Forest Crepe at A.B.'s Crepes, 17 W. Ninth St.

May 23, 2013

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Black Forest Crepe at A.B.'s Crepes, 17 W. Ninth St.

Black Forest Crepe at A.B.'s Crepes, 17 W. Ninth St.

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Banana Walnut Bliss Crepe at A.B. Crepes, 17 W. Ninth St.

Banana Walnut Bliss Crepe at A.B. Crepes, 17 W. Ninth St.

A.B. Rials, who cooked more than a crepe or two during a previous job at Village Inn, says he decided to open a crepe shop back in 2005 “because there wasn’t one around.” He serves both savory- and sweet-filled crepes from his itsy-bitsy restaurant just off Massachusetts Street. The Black Forest Crepe features a thin, jumbo-size pancake folded around ham, sweet apple compote and melty Brie.

Where to get it: A.B.’s Crepes, 17 W. Ninth St. (Hours are limited: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.)

What you’ll pay: $7

Try it with: A fork. These are not the crepes of French street carts, folded in paper and easy to eat while walking. They come on plates piled with creamy, syrupy, cheesy toppings.

Also on the menu: More lunch crepes, plus desert crepes such as the “Chocolate Bliss,” featuring the no-miss combination of Nutella and sliced bananas. A.B.’s also serves eggs Benedict, a few other breakfast items and sandwiches such as the Monte Cristo — ham, turkey and cheese dipped in egg and grilled.

— Off The Beaten Plate highlights some of the more exotic, oddly named or inventively concocted (for better or worse) dishes from local menus. Know of an offbeat menu item we should check out? Email food and features reporter Sara Shepherd at sshepherd@ljworld.com. Tweet her at Twitter.com/KCSSara.

Comments

Bob Forer 1 year, 7 months ago

Delicious food. A tiny dining area and odd irregular hours.

Pr0digy 1 year, 7 months ago

Yeah I can't even count the times I have passed this place by. I'm definitely gonna have to check them out.

Betting kinda like Terrabonnes one of those places you try once and wonder how you never knew what amazing food they have.

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