Excited about Eating by Ernie Hiers

This edition of Excited about Eating takes us to the historic south end of Charlotte near the Dilworth neighborhood to Crispy Crepe. 

Exterior


Dora here. Hey, I recognize that cute guy in the red shirt! 🙂
I would’ve preferred to sit outside, but the Saturday afternoon of our visit was a scorching 95 degrees. The interior was cozy and air conditioned. Check out that giant bottle of chocolate syrup along the wall. How cool is that? 

Interior

This unique eatery not only serves crepes, but also waffles, salads, flatbreads and sandwiches. 

Making Crepes


I chose the Egg n Turkey Bacon Waffle which is served with two eggs, turkey bacon and fresh fruit. Now this waffle is not an ordinary waffle. It is a Liege waffle, named after a city in Belgium, and is made using brioche style dough and caramelized Belgian sugar, and pressed in a cast iron press. 

This waffle was outstanding, definitely the highlight of the dish, and reminds me of waffles from our trips to Europe. The soft scrambled, not runny eggs and bacon were perfectly cooked. 

Egg n Turkey Bacon Waffle 

Dora here. Isn’t that plate huge? I couldn’t let Ernie eat that whole meal by himself!  He definitely needed help with the waffle. Wow! Yeasty and yummy and my fork kept sneaking over to his plate. 🙂

I strategized my order. I knew we were going for a sweet crepe, so I ordered the Smoked Turkey with White Stilten Cranberry Cheese sandwich. Doesn’t that sound intriguing? I know, right? And look at it. Sweet caramelized onions, cranberry cheese…need I say more? Yummo! And to be fair, I did share. 🙂

Smoked Turkey with White Stilten Cranberry Cheese sandwich

The Chocolate Peanut Butter crepe was filled with mini chocolate peanut butter cups, vanilla cream & drizzled with caramel. The chocolate and cream, almost like a donut cream, all mingled together for a sweet ending to a great meal. Check this out!

Chocolate Peanut Butter crepe 

Dora here. The crepes don’t normally come split like this. Somebody was a bit too quick with the knife. Lucky I snapped a picture because this crepe vanished within seconds.

The coffee was a different story. Too weak for me. Bummer. 

Three hours of free parking is available in a garage around the corner. Service was a bit slow because of the packed restaurant, but you won’t need that long to eat. 🙂

Parking

We rate this restaurant 4 forks out of 5 for a family friendly restaurant serving great food. 

Have you tried a Liege waffle? What about crepes?
Do you have a favorite? Sweet or savory?

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