Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Lots to love at new Streetside Creperie

Posted By on Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 8:00 AM

click to enlarge 13418978_251353488565967_2748495065990345483_n.jpg
Conway's Streetside Creperie opened to great fanfare just a short time ago. The tiny spot at 1321 Oak Street, just past Parkway, boasts only three four-top tables and a bistro set, yet demand was high enough in the first week to warrant closing for a day to regroup.

Upon entering, I first noticed the beautifully-lettered chalkboard menu covering one wall, an attractive contrast to the custom wood tables built into the opposite side. The manager took my order on the back of a paper plate, which was then passed to one of the co-owners doing the cooking. Once the crepe was finished, it was wrapped in foil and served on the paper plate—an odd but effective order management system. All told, I was served within five minutes of placing my order. Once they get their system perfected, I imagine even long lines will be served quickly.
LACEY THACKER
  • Lacey Thacker
The black coffee I began with, from local roaster Blue Sail Coffee, was perfectly brewed and proved to be an ideal companion to a strawberries-and-Nutella crepe. Now, to be honest, a strawberries and Nutella crepe isn’t exactly rocket science, but it is an important staple for crepe-lovers everywhere. The strawberries were succulent, thin-sliced pieces of local summer goodness, and the Nutella ratio was ideal—enough to complement the fruit, yet not drown it. The crepe itself was expertly made—thin, crispy at the edges, and barely sweet.

I also sampled the Morning Lover, with added local bacon—because really, when would you choose not to add bacon? The crepe also came with a generous amount of fresh salad greens and gooey cheddar cheese. Supposedly there was an egg in there somewhere, but I remain unconvinced. None the less, it was a tasty—and arguably healthier— alternative to a traditional breakfast sandwich. Tip: wrap the crepe in either the plate itself or the foil it’s served in and then pick it up to eat—the paper plate isn’t exactly the ideal surface for cutting food into bites.
LACEY THACKER
  • Lacey Thacker
On my list to try next is the Petit Jean ham and cheese crepe. I’m thinking I’ll try it with their gluten-free batter. They’re not serving the GF batter yet, as they intend to have separate utensils and cooking surfaces for it, but I’m told it’s coming soon.

On the whole, Streetside Creperie is a pleasant little eatery of just the sort Conway needs more of—unique, made with care, and much of the ingredients purchased from local farmers and growers.

Tags: , , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Speaking of...

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Lacey Thacker

Readers also liked…

  • The Lemon Cakery is pure bliss

    In the eternal and often epic battle between "cake" and "pie," I normally come down on the pie side of things. The Lemon Cakery puts that rule to the test—deliciously.
    • Oct 1, 2015
  • A sneak preview of Fourquarter Bar in Argenta

    A look at Fourquarter Bar in Argenta, brought to you by the folks behind Midtown Billiards. Beer, barbecue and killer cocktails abound!
    • Feb 23, 2016
  • Coming Monday: Little Rock Black Restaurant Week

    MoTown Monday is Ceci's Chicken and Waffles. Tasty Tuesday is Sims BBQ and Brewster's Soul Food Cafe. Wing Wednesday is Chicken King and Chicken Wangs. Soul Food Thursday is Lindsey's BBQ and Hospitality House and Food Truck Festival Friday is @station801. It's the first Black Restaurant Week.
    • Mar 8, 2017

Most Shared

  • Former state board of education chair Sam Ledbetter weighs in on Little Rock millage vote

    Ledbetter, the former state Board of Education chair who cast the decisive vote in 2015 to take over the LRSD, writes that Education Commissioner Johnny Key "has shown time and again that he is out of touch with our community and the needs of the district." However, Ledbetter supports the May 9 vote as a positive for the district's students and staff.

Visit Arkansas

Haralson, Smith named to Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

Haralson, Smith named to Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

Chuck Haralson and Ken Smith were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during the 43rd annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation