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Hey everyone.

I’m Shane, Assistant Manager, and complete nerd.

It’s been awhile since our last blog post, but we’re going to try to make this a more common thing again.

This one is a shout-out to all the gaming nerds out there who support our business!

 

As you may have seen, many of our specials are made with pop-culture in mind. We’ll often pick a popular TV show or movie such as Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, or Stranger Things and run with an idea, add some puns and voila. However, I know for a fact how many gamers are out there in Boston, and occasionally we like to give a tip of the hat to them as well.)

[Forewarning: If you’re not a gamer, some of this is about to sound like a foreign language.]

 

Our current Crepe of The Month is the “High Noon”.  It’s an Overwatch themed crepe, giving cheers to one of the most quotable lines of the franchise.  Overwatch has gained such a popularity since it’s launch, which is to be expected, it’s Blizzard Entertainment after all. Personally, I’m pretty terrible at Overwatch. I’m the type of player that’s really good at support/healing, but if someone else is playing the role, I’m running around as Mei on an attack map, saving myself from everything, but dooming my teammates with poorly placed ice walls that seemed like a good idea at the time.

We have a few employees who play it much more than I do. (And are much, much better.)

We’d often have conversations on the crepe line of something funny that happened, or venting how bad their teammates were. You know. The important stuff.

But we knew that others in the area would catch on, and they have. It’s awesome to see when people stop to look at the poster outside and take a picture.

                                                                                                    This special ends on October 1st! Be sure to try one before it’s gone!

 

In the past, we’ve also jumped back on the  Poké-train a few times.  Originally, we ran a special drink known as “The Chaimander” which was a Chai Latte blended with a fiery Cayenne & Cinnamon simple syrup. This was an homage to the original games, which I spent countless hours on in 5th grade. (That was 1998. I’m getting really old.)

 

Obviously, we had to use a newer game version of Charmander, because Red and Blue are a bit too dated.

 

 

Then, low and behold, Pokemon released Pokemon Go last year, which literally, everyone was playing. The first day that launch, you could walk the streets of Allston, and clearly tell who was trying to catch another damn Drowzee in front of a liquor store. Although, not as popular as it was, you can still easily tell whose playing.  I recently walked past a group of people gathered outside of a barbershop, equip with phones and tablets, quietly tapping the screen. My first thought was “Oh my god, these nerds.” But I’m not really one to talk.  I was accidentally walking into traffic trying to unlock a special hero portrait on Hearthstone. Yeah. Carry on friends, raid that barbershop.

 

The Jiggly-Fluff Crepe

 

PUFF!

Anyways, we decided to go with the Jiggly-fluff, which is probably one of my favorite themed crepes. The ingredients were really simple and nothing special, but the presentation was on point. Props to our former chef Will for the execution.

 

 

 

Our last example is my personal favorite, only because it’s my child.

 

                                                                                            The Fall-Out latte!

(One of the only posters I’ve photoshopped myself. I accidentally removed a layer connecting the glasses before print. It haunts me every time I look at it.)

                                       

 

Back when I first started at Paris, I made friends with the former General Manager, Jack, who I found out was a fellow Fallout fan.

The Fallout Franchise is a Survival RPG game series takes place in a post-apocolyptic America, caused by a nuclear explosion.  (Maybe right now, that premise is a bit too real.)

We always chatted about the game during shifts, whether it be a funny glitch that happened, or some ridiculous mod that turns all the raiders in the game into Hulk Hogan.

When we both found out that Fallout 4 was taking place in Boston…….well, let’s just say, the staff was probably so sick about me showing them CGI Images of an in-game Trinity Church.

When Jack left Paris to work for ReThink Restaurants, we compiled a parting gift basket for him made out of an old military ammo box,  filled with: Bottlecaps, Nuka-Cola, Altoids labeled “Mentats”, and some Ibuprofen labelled “Buffout” which are all items taken from the franchise.

 

ANYWAYS.

We ran the latte out last year, and it was a pretty big hit.

I love Maple+Brown sugar combo so creating a homemade syrup for the latte was both a fun and delicious process.

This year, we picked up some great pure maple syrup from Allandale Farm in Brookline, and I’m excited to use it for the next batch!

This one will be coming back, starting early this October. You know, when it’s more Fall. (Why is it 90 degrees in late September?)

 

 

 

Well then,

If you took the time to read through all of this nonsense, I thank and applaud you.

I just wanted to send this out as an appreciation for some of our guests who come up and compliment our nerdy references.

 

 

 

If you have any ideas, comments, or recipes you’d like to see implemented, shoot me an e-mail at Shane@Pariscreperie.com.

 

Thanks all!

 

 

Every month at Paris, we like to create a new crepe to keep things interesting.

Creating the crepe of the month is an incredibly fun activity to look forward   It involves a few steps and multiple staff members ingenuity .

Sweet or savory?

What’s the crepe going to consist of?

What’s something popular or nostalgic we can theme the crepe around ?

How many puns can we get away with?

 

Normally, our crepes are based off of pop culture references such as Game of Thrones, Kanye West, or Stranger Things. But, sometimes we try to push the boundaries, just a little bit. It’s usually when we try to go into political territory. That when we really seem to get the angry responses.

We get it. We understand it’s a touchy subject. You should never discuss politics at the dinner table. Even if our humor may seem a bit mean spirited, it’s usually all within parody perspective. You don’t have to acknowledge it. However, some choose to.

 

Back in December, 2015, during the height of the republican primaries, we created a crepe directing a parody of Ben Carson.

“The Churro-Surgeon”  We tried to do something a bit different, and try pan fried, rolled up crepes to resemble churros.

Many of our guests loved the crepe, as well as the adverting, however, we got one very angry e-mail from a local Brookline gentleman for dishonoring his presidential pick with such an “Offensive sign.”

We really didn’t fret it though. We all kind of laughed at it. I mean, look at the poster. The man has churros for arms.

C’mon.

 

 

Churro-Surgeon

 

We dipped our toe into the water yet again, with the Wiki-Leeks crepe.  Although not as controversial as outright calling someone out, we still got a comment about it, placed inside our comment box.

 

So naturally, with all of the completely ridiculous things going on it politics, we had to take another spin at in. The staff is all pretty like minded when it comes to certain issues.  Current Administration: NO!   Spice Girls: YAAS!

After watching the Melissa McCarthy portrayal of Sean Spicer on SNL, we knew what we had to do.  We knew that Trump was upset by having a member of his cabinet played by a woman, we thought the idea to mix the two would be hysterical.

So thus, the Spicer World was born:

 

You say you want a revolution? Well here's an alternative!

 

The crepe has only been available for a week so far, but we consistently have guests posing with the poster outside or taking pictures of the one hanging in the creperie. We really don’t regret it.  The only thing we do regret is not including the tagline “Available in a Traditional or Putin-Free crepe!”

We have yet to get a negative comment about it, but we’re expecting at least one.

We hope that you enjoy one today!


We’d also like to give a shoutout to Kristen Mallia of MALLIA Design.  She’s the artist behind all of our Crepe of The Month posters, as well as our cafe’s interior design. You can find her work on: Instagram & Twitter.

 

Hey friends,

My name is Isabelle, I’m a sophomore at Mass Art, and I’ve been working at the Paris Creperie since last May.  If you’re a fan of food and teamwork I want to genuinely tell you why you should apply to work here.

When I first started here I felt welcomed right away and I could tell my coworkers actually care about each other’s well being. I also get to interact with great customers daily! Meeting new people every day has been really amazing! Our customers are the best!! We also practice open book, a management style that gives all the employees a business education and helps them grow the business with their own ideas and input (and the profit sharing is awesome by the way!)

Our staff is split into committees to help the cafe prosper. I’m in the marketing committee, where we get to plan events for the cafe and boost our social media presence. This is something I’m actually interested in and really enjoy doing. You can find me spinning the prize wheel or painting faces during events. But my favorite thing is doing the sidewalk chalk art on weekends.

Don’t let me fool you though, this job is also hard work and you have to be prepared to put in the time and energy to commit to the cafe. If you’ve ever visited on a weekend, you’ll understand. It gets crazy! It’s all very worth it though.We do have a lot of fun here even when it’s hectic.

I’ve met some of my good friends working here and have learned so many new skills!

If working at Paris Creperie seems like a commitment you’d also enjoy making, stop by and pick up an application today!

 

-Isabelle

 

 

You can see some of Isabelle’s chalk art here:

 

 

 

Hey friends,

So, there is a lot of negativity, hate and sadness consuming a large portion of the population in recent times. Facebook and twitter seem to hold countless battles whenever you log in, and uncertainty of what lies ahead is fresh on all of our minds. We’re certain of one thing here at Paris for sure, and it’s that you’ll always be welcome in our cafe. There will never be bias towards your race, religion, orientation, or beliefs. Regardless of the surrounding atmosphere outside our walls, we’ll welcome all walks of life in our zany little restaurant. There is no place for hate here. Solidarity makes us stronger.

 

The staff at Paris is a unique bunch with even more unique ideas. If you’re having a bad day, let us know. We’ll try to do something to brighten it up.  Want a cat design on your hot chocolate? You got it. Want you and your partner’s name written on a crepe with Nutella? Just let us know the names. I’m sure we even have some extra googly eyes laying around somewhere if you want a pair. We’ll also continue our goal to bring a bit of humor into the restaurant business, so stay tuned for our pun filled menu items and pop culture/nerd references.

 

All in all, just do your best to smile and stay positive, stay true to yourself, and keep being awesome.

 

Paris love you.heartlatte

Wait, Hold the door!

Just like the arrival of dragons in Game of Thrones, this post is a bit late. Every Monday, a handful of the staff gathers to discuss last weeks episode. (The remainder of the staff calls us nerds. But we’re the cool ones.)

We decided we needed to provide a Game of Thrones themed crepe of the month, and we annoyed our staff with puns, such as:

A Crepe Has No Name

The Boar-Atheon

Jon Snowpea

Three-Eyed Cravin’

Stark Chocolate

Raising Bran

 

Until finally, one clicked and thus, The KALE-EESI was born.

 

All Hail the Kale-eesi

“You are in the presence of Daenerys Stormborn of House Coolidge, The Unburnt, Queen of the Greens, Queen of the Andals and The First Men, The Protector of the Cafe, Spinner of Grains and Mother of Dragons. You are not fit to rule this land, only she. It is known. All hail the Kale-eesi!”

 

 

This crepe has been very popular since launch, and the introduction of smoked turkey and in-house made red wine jalapenos are the stars here. Some guests even take it to the next level and add hot sauce to channel their inner dragon.

 

Here are some testimonials about this crepe special:

varys“My little birds have sang many a song about this crepe, and what a song they’ve sung!” – Varys
CuijbaHC“I love the Kale-eesi and I’ll keep coming back for it. Even when it’s no longer sold, I will still find it, and I will still order it. Did I mention I love the Kale-eesi? – Jorah

 

greyworm“This crepe is off the chain.” – Greyworm
tyrion-lannister“It’s not short on flavor.   It could do with more wine though.” – Tyrion

hodor

Hodor.” – Hodor

There you have it! Come in before the end of June, and claim your reign upon the Iron Throne.

 

 

 

 

 

Winter can bring out the Gloom in all of us. Just tracking through the snowy streets and slushy Muk can be absolutely Gastly at times. But hey, don’t be Krabby about another cold Boston winter. Embrace it! Wake up your Drowzee self & come on down to the Paras Creperie and warm yourself up with:

Paris_February2016_ChaimanderMeowth, That’s right. The Chai-mander. A spicy and delicious blend of MEM Chai Tea, milk and a mix of some fire-type spices to keep the flame inside burning bright all day long.  If you’re Seaking something different that doesn’t seem too Farfetch’d, then we hope this will Seel the deal. Don’t be a Slowpoke. You gotta drink them all!

Did you think we were going to Raichu a pokemon post without Poke-puns? That would be Onyxcceptable.

 

Greetings fellow crepers and crepettes! This is Nick, the catering & events manager at Paris, as well as the longest standing employee of the company.

It’s the most wonderful time of the entire year; Boston Pride! As Spring finally gets into gear, flowers blossom, the sun shines, birds chirp…
…and thousands of my fellow gays are aflutter with the promise of another fabulous Pride weekend of parades, block parties, and proud self-reflection towards how far we’ve come as a community, as well as taking note of the work yet to be done. I have attended every pride for I don’t even remember how long now, and this year we wanted to do something different. For 3 years now we’ve marched in the parade, and as much fun and awesomeness that is, I felt we needed a break since I typically sacrifice half of my pride weekend to prepare for it. Rather than doing nothing at all to participate, we decided to unveil our newest creation….
The LG-BLT! This wondrous creation contains bacon, romaine lettuce, tomato, and garlic-dijon fromage blanc . Aside from being a perfect pun and a delicious item, we’ve decided to donate $1 out of every sale of the LG-BLT to BAGLY, which is a local Boston youth group, dedicated towards creating events and a safe haven for the LGBT community.
Our poster contains the mother of all leaders, RuPaul, in all her drag glory. She would clearly approve of indulging in such a cause! So come on down, enjoy the crepe, and take pride in the fact that your money is going to a worthy cause. And remember,
If you don’t love yourself, how the HELL you gonna love somebody else? Can I can an amen up in hurrrr?
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Howdy Friends,
It has been a long February. Snow has continued to bury our city, the temperature hasn’t budged much from below freezing, and the entire internet is puzzled over what the dress’s actual colors are (in case you’re wondering, it’s white and gold).

Here at the Paris Creperie we take pride in being a beacon of hope. We look around at the wintery, snow jammed city and think, ‘You know, let’s put some super exciting, extra fancy new items on our menu! Give the people what they want! Trade in your shovel for a fork and let’s go!’

This March we proudly present two new crepes as additions to our normal menu. First, we have the Garden of Eden. It sports, walnuts, apples, dried cranberries, our fig reduction, gorgonzola, and arugula. I personally take the bagel bites approach to this one and eat it at every meal (If you have not watched this commercial for bagel bites, please do. Also, yes, we have made a bagel bites crepe, and the results were so dangerously delicious even we, makers of the Nutella Frozen Hot Chocolate were afraid of its power.)

Next, we have the John Gouda-Man. Named after everyone’s favorite working class husband, dude’s best friend, one-eyed fake bible sales man, and monster voice. It’s a crepe you can take home to mom. It includes, smoked Gouda, oven-roasted turkey, bacon, chipotle-parmesan aioli, and spinach.

If these two delights don’t have your mouth watering, you are probably a robot sent from the future to destroy Flavor Town and all of its residents.

BUT WAIT!

There’s more!

We are adding a smoothie. Have you ever been over at your grandmother’s house, and when she offers you a boring oatmeal cookie, you just want to say,

“GRAMS!! THIS IS SOOOO BORING, WHY DON’T YOU TAKE THIS COOKIE, THROW IT IN THE BELNDER, ADD SOME NUTELLA, A ‘LIL SKIM MILK, AND SOME NEXT LEVEL FAT FREE-FRO-YO, AND ACT LIKE A GRANDMA THAT REALLLLY LOVES ME. GAWDDD.”

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(To our left we have the Paris Creperie’s official Grandmother Dorris)

Whether you have felt this way, or not, we sure have which is why we bring to you:

The Nutella Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie!

Come on down, say hi, and try something new–
Will

Hello again friends,

We have made it through the first month of the New Year. It has been a month with cold winds, a cityparalyzing blizzard, and a new song from Kanye West featuring some Scottish guy named Patrick MCcearny (Just playing guys– Wings is one of my favorite bands and I’m sure whatever Paul McCartney did before Wings was cool too!).

Here at the Creperie we have been keeping warm and working hard in the kitchen. We spun out the last Countdown crepe (January’s special) while listening to the Final Countdown (please watch this video if you are unfamiliar this eighties classic ).

Though we are sad to see the Queen B  go, we could not be more excited about what we have coming this montha traditional base crepe, with roasted turkey, honeysteeped collard greens, smoked Gouda cheese and candied walnuts.

A crepe with this line up can only be named after a true legend, a true hero, which is why we have  named it……

THE JOHN GOUDA-MAN

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Come in today and treat yourself to a real Gouda meal ( see what we did there…).