Thursday, December 8, 2011

Pauley's Crepe Bar

Athens, Georgia. Home to Neutral Milk Hotel, the Olivia Tremor Control, R.E.M. I've also heard they have some school there with a football team. In any event, Sofi and I went to the Georgia Theatre last night to see one of our favorite bands, Beirut. Before the concert (which was phenomenal) Sofi and I went to Pauley's Crepe Bar in downtown Athens. Right around the corner from the theatre, I had seen Pauley's the last time I was in Athens a few months ago, but it was slammed from wall to wall with customers. The place was a lot emptier than it was last time, which was nice because we were hungry and didn't have much time to spare! The interior of the restaurant was tasteful, if maybe a little bare. I liked the nice high-top tables that put you at eye-level with the waitresses and the Robin's-egg-blue paint on the walls.

As far as the food goes, the menu was extremely enticing. An excellent selection of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, and of course, crepes. As good as the choices of crepes looked, I decided on a sandwich with Brie and apples. This came served with something really unique, crepe chips. Little triangles of crepes that are baked and similar to pita chips. They were actually surprisingly good, although a tiny bit on the bland side. The dip they came with, however, was incredible. It was a mix of cream cheese, ranch dressing and a dark Belgian beer. I know, I know, it doesn't sound like the most delicious combination in the world, but trust me on this one, it was really good.

Sofi decided to not be as bizarre as me (going to a crepe restaurant and not getting crepes) and decided to go with a classic: chicken Cordon Bleu, served in a crepe. Sofi said the crepe itself was a little bit on the rubbery side, similar to a wrap. Other than that, she was happy to report that the filling was delicious. Her crepe was served with a side salad with an Italian vinaigrette. The presentation of both of our meals was nice as well, tasteful without being pretentious. The prices on the menu were extremely reasonable for the quality of food and service that we received. I would definitely recommend this place if you're in Athens for a show, or even to see that start-up football thing they have going on...

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