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Whatever you do, don’t call them pancakes…

September 1, 2009

Updated September 5th, 2009

So apparently Flint, will soon be getting a thin, hot battery injection of French/Quebecois love, and I honestly couldn’t be more flabbergasted.

The Flint Crepe Company has its very own fan page, with 1,021 fans. at the time I post this.  It’s suggested that the stand will be set up at the corner of Saginaw Street and 5th, most likely in conjunction with the newly set up Flint Area Chamber of Commerce.

The very idea is absurd in the extreme.  And I love it.  It’s too ridiculous an idea, too fancy and smacks of the rightfully haughty and presumptuous restaurant culture of Vancouver, whose Cafe Crepe restaurants fortified the masses of tourists (and occasional masters candidate) and helped fuel the nearly boundless excess and spectacle that is Robson Street.  Ironically, it’s said that the cart itself is actually from Vancouver!  But, with a considerable excitement, locally-sourced products and a location that puts it within easy reach of the many lawyers and professionals near the Civic Center (and on a future walking route to work) this effort seems to have a lot more of the Midwestern, down-to-earth, get your hands dirty sort of entrepreneurship and dedication than you’d find in Vancouver.

All that said, I wish this endeavor much success and can’t wait to see (and taste!) its impact on such an important intersection in the downtown.

September 4th article on the crepe cart!

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