Buffalo is a winter ski town. It is also a food town. That’s why restaurateur Maura Crawford has collected this winter comfort in the form of a pop-pop called Crêpe Chalet.
When I first noticed that this small hut was under construction, I imagined that it would go somewhere else when it was finished. But this is not the case. The pop-up bar is now located next to the Roxy nightclub on Maine Street, near Allentown.
Crawford owns a Coco restaurant in the neighborhood. This means that it will be much easier to work the hole than to take it on the road.
It’s hard not to smile when you look at the shawl. The small crepe is adorned with flashing lights and chalet-style tops. It looks like it should be in the Swiss Alps.
Luckily, it’s in Buffalo.
Crawford told me that he came up with the idea back in July when he realized that the winter pandemic would be severe. She was also inspired by her travels – she is a huge fan of bringing ideas to life and putting them into practice.
“It’s a kind of New Year’s market to be like this – I’ve always thought it would be nice to see Bidwell’s permanent shops along the way for the farmers’ market. Sunburn Sunflowers this summer I saw a beautiful palace and talked to its owner. They named me Amish Builder. That’s what happened, “Crawford said.
Crêpe Chalet is now open for business, from noon to around 20.00 to 21.00, but those hours are subject to change.
The menu includes 7 sweet and savory pancakes, as well as 2 baguette sandwiches. And thanks to the neighboring Coca-Cola restaurant, customers can also order soup, fries (some of the best French fries in Buffalo) and pizza (peas and prosciutto love). There are also “warm drinks” for people waiting to prepare their meals, and a few outdoor heating tables to make the most of the experience.
Crawford told me that the Crêpe Chalet is like a “small tugboat that pulls a cargo ship.” With Coco locked up due to the “orange” pandemic classification, she pulls out all the stops. “We planned the craft market,” she said. “We built shops and everything. But we had to pull the wire. We still have a craftsman or artist on display every day so customers can look at things while they wait, and we will add more tables and heaters accordingly. At this point, we’re just going with the flow. ”
Crepe Chalet @ Coco | 888 Main Street | Buffalo NY | (716) 885-1885
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Photo by Anne Casey