A couple of things you wouldn't see in Paris

Thanksgiving crepe with turkey, pesto mayonnaise, and cranberry chutney

After spending many more hours sitting in traffic than I had anticipated during the drive from Boston to Annapolis, it felt really good to walk around town and enjoy the sights yesterday.  In addition to American flags and lots of sailboats, I noticed a few things that you probably wouldn't see in Paris, such as these crepes with a uniquely American twist:
  • The BBQ - Pulled BBQ and Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Crepe Reuben - Corned Beef, Gruyere Cheese, Sauerkraut, & Thousand Island Dressing 
  • Thanksgiving Crepe - Fresh Roast Turkey, Pesto Mayonnaise, & Cranberry Chutney
  • PB&J - Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly
  • Turtle - Caramel, Chocolate Chips, and Almonds
  • The Bananarama - Bananas, Granola, Honey & Peanut Butter
Something else that I can't imagine seeing in Paris is a sign prohibiting dogs from joining their masters at the tables outside of a restaurant.  The ladies in the 16th arrondissement would be up in arms!

And just in case you're ever in Annapolis and craving a taste of France, Sofi's also makes more traditional crepes.  The Crepe Suzette that I had was a deliciously tangy combination of orange marmalade and Grand Marnier.  After hearing the woman rave about her Thanksgiving Crepe, I may have to throw caution to the wind and try one.  I'm sure that I can find something to be thankful about in July.

1 Craig Street
Annapolis, MD

Nutella, anyone? Sofi's also makes traditional crepes.


  1. I had to laugh because it brings back memories of a discussion we had with a French friend regarding peanut butter. My the French are quite adamant about their distaste for our "national spread"! They eat peanuts but apparently that doesn't smooth the way for PB! (pardon the pun).

  2. Ah, how I love Annapolis--what a great town.

    We always had such a good time there, great for walking.

  3. Virginia, PB really does send shivers down the spines of most Europeans. Our friends always look shocked when my Swiss husband tells them that he likes it. And I just know that they're thinking, "Well, what else can you expect from someone who is married to an American." But the brainwashing goes both ways because I can now eat a steak tartare and actually enjoy it.

    Joseph, glad to hear that you love Annapolis - I do, too! I'll be here until July 14.


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