|8943 Atlanta Ave|
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
(VONS Shopping Center)
I don't eat crepes too often but I've been craving one since driving to Genki Living in Irvine and finding them closed down. But I never expected that my next crepe would come from a heavy metal-themed place.
You don't have to like heavy metal to eat here but if you do it sure enhances the experience. On my first visit I was overwhelmed with the amount of choices. They've got about thirty different crepe choices and they are all named after heavy metal bands. Some are breakfast crepes and some are lunch or dinner crepes and some are dessert crepes but they are not broken out into separate sections on the menu. After much deliberation I finally picked the Pantera crepe:
This crepe is like a pizza, filled with thin sliced pepperoni, provolone cheese and fresh tomatoes. Everything about this crepe was thin and I hear cooking experts say that thin things piled up tend to taste better than a couple big thick lumps of stuff and I tend to agree; something about increasing the surface area of the food to tantalize your taste buds. I imagine Dime Bag Darrell is enjoying a Pantera crepe right now . . . wherever he is.
Each crepe comes with a side of fresh fruit or macaroni salad. Having a little room left in my stomach for another crepe to jump into I ordered a White Zombie crepe. You can see Brett here making it:
And here's the White Zombie crepe, filled with dark chocolate, thin sliced banana, and strawberry slivers. When I was done with this I felt "more human than a human."
Having been open only about three months I was told that Rockin' Crepes has already had at least one celebrity visit by none other than C.C. DeVille, guitarist for Poison. Maybe they can start a Heavy Metal Walk of Fame outside their storefront, which I thought used to be where the Happy Burrito was but I was told it used to be a GameStop.
On my second visit I had a load of friends (and even a couple relatives) along for the ride. Rhett couldn't wait to show off his Iron Maiden-inspired Less Than Jake shirt alongside the Eddie chair:
They also have coffees, Italian sodas, tea, hot chocolate, and smoothies at Rockin' Crepes. Here's Scott with a Hendrix smoothie and Jake (not of "Less Than" fame) with a Testament smoothie:
Oh, they also have several different fondue selections. Our group finished up with the White Lion fondue that came with graham crackers, bananas, Nilla wafers, strawberries, and marshmallows to dip into the hot white chocolate:
My only question is: where's the Spinal Tap crepe?
Whether or not you like heavy metal music Rockin' Crepes is worth checking out for their professionally made crepes, fresh ingredients and friendly staff.
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