crepes

CREPES

I made another BETH recipe. Once again, I loved it!  I cannot wait to go home right now and make more crepes. I’m serious. I’m in law school too — I do not have the time or energy, but I always find my mind trying to convince me otherwise. Long story short — I made it. My only 2 cons are  clean up (I had a bunch of bowls to wash) and the fact that you can only make one crepe at a time (which is annoying when you’re entertaining and want everyone to enjoy a hot fresh crepe).

I stuffed my crepes with Biscoff Cookie Butter and a blueberry jam! I’m thinking about making a savory crepe– any suggestions?

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Cafe Alsace

Have you been to Cafe Alsace? I recently went there and I ordered the lunch special, which was a crepe filled with lamb, feta and grains(?) with a side of a mushroom (cream based) soup. Yum.

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I enjoyed my meal (not the best meal — but still yummy) and I loved the soup  (I’m a sucker for soups).

Pros:

  • hole in the wall joint
  • intimate
  • perfect for lunch
  • owner had pretty blue eyes, was polite and nice (also has an accent- LOVE)

Cons:

  • one person working the room.
  • had to wait a considerable amount of time until my glass was refilled w/water
  • did not inquire about what I wanted to drink

What should you wear when dining for lunch:

  • don’t wear your gym clothes
  • don’t need to dress up
  • don’t wear stilettos
  • midtown attire would look odd here!
  • sun dress, business casual, or school clothes

Venue great for:

  • first casual date
  • cheese platter with girlfriends
  • latte’s with mom or dad

Brunch: Poor Calvin’s

This Sunday I went to Poor Calvin’s located at 510 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308.

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Poor Calvin’s is an American-Thai Fusion restaurant and on Saturday and Sunday they do a fusion brunch as well. Unfortunately, Poor Calvin’s website expired, so I can’t post a link to their website: but I can post some pictures of what what I ordered/devoured!  I was lucky enough to go with a good friend and we did relationship perks, which means we both ordered our favorite dish (in this case– the one item that looked the most appealing) and split them!  So naturally for brunch we ordered something sweet and savory (yummmmmm).

In this situation, my friend Mavara and I were on the same page for our two favorite items on the menu:

Sweet item: Thai Crepes: Strawberries, Nutella, Thai Roti, Green Tea ice cream, berry glaze and fresh cream!

IMG_1577Savory:  Crab Cake Benedict with Kale mashed potatoes, a poached egg, and yummy sauces dressing the plate with other garnishes!

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I hope you can check it out. It would make me incredibly sad if such a great venue closed down.

The Brunch Look

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The blue top is from H&M, the pants are from some shop in Dubai, the shoes are NineWest and the necklace is from Forever 21. The maxi dress is from Express.

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The dress to the Left is from Marshall’s or TJ Maxx. The dress to the Right is from Urban Outfitters & the belt is from H&M.

Some delicious brunch items I have recently consumed:

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Highland Bakery

Charleston

Brunch. I absolutely love it. I love it to the point where, instead of having a birthday dinner when I was 21, I decided to venture out and enjoy Birthday Brunch with my girlfriends.  Ever since then brunch has become a staple for my girlfriends & me. We always seem to dress to our nines, wearing maxi’s getting a little dolled up, because lets face it another woman can appreciate the hard work another woman puts in when getting dolled up.

I tend to be more conservative in my dress code, but that is because I would be embarrassed to step into a respectable establishment wearing an inappropriate sun dress. You never know what type of crowd you will be surrounded by. I would rather be safe, then sorry.  Remember YOU are a brand, you have to start tweaking and tailoring your image as soon as you figure out whom you want to be, and how you want to emulate that image ( I will dedicate a post on whom you want to be, and how you want to emulate the image, fairly soon–I promise).