Sunday, March 9, 2014

Crêpes in Fairhaven

After several days of feeling housebound from the steady rain, we had to take advantage of merely overcast skies to get out of the house.

We drove down to Bellingham's scenic Fairhaven district and walked around for awhile before looking for a place to eat a light lunch. There are many choices in this neighborhood and we settled on Magdalena's Creperie fairly quickly for two reasons.

First, we discovered Trip Advisor rates it Number 2 of 382 Bellingham eateries. Second, we'd never dined there before. If not now, when?

Around 1:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon the smallish restaurant was packed and we were lucky to find a table for two next to the front door.

The service was very slow and we noticed a couple of fairly obvious inefficiencies, but the servers were friendly. We both ordered savory crêpes from the menu and, once delivered, they proved to be tasty. Brian's, in the foreground below, comprised ham, tomato, sun-dried tomato, pepper, olives, arugula, and mozzarella in a buckwheat crêpe (galette in French), and Kathy chose grilled veggies (eggplant, zucchini, pepper), mozzarella, tzatziki in a whole wheat crêpe.

It made for a pleasant, if not spectacular, lunch, which we walked off a little with a stroll afterwards down past the Amtrak station into the marine park and back.

The umbrella in the back was fortunately never needed.

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