Flip Happy Crepes = Heaven on Earth
24 October 2008
This is the hardest blog to write. I feel the way an apprentice might have felt when trying to pay tribute to their master craftsman during the Middle Ages. That might sound like a stretch but what I’m trying to convey to you is that Flip Happy Crepes exemplifies the reason I blog about food.
The women who started the business were moms who are pursuing their passion for wonderful food while making sure that they are actively involved with their children’s lives. That is why the business keeps such odd hours. Their schedule changes by the day and is updated on their website
. For example, this week they are closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. They close by 3 p.m. at the latest other days.
Their business motto is simple: Made From Scratch With Love. The menu is divided into savory and sweet crepes and each one is mouthwateringly delicious. Yesterday I had lunch at Flip Happy with Lindsay, a fellow food blogger,
food writer Addie Broyles
. Addie and Lindsay are each a ray of sunshine, easy to be with, and in love with both Austin and food.
Sharing three savory and one sweet crepe with such great company was a pleasure. I don’t think you can go wrong with anything on their menu but this is what we had:
Moroccan Chicken: Smoked Chicken, Feta, Harissa Sauce and Roasted Vegetables, Carmelized Onions
Chicken, Mushrooms, Gruyere, Carmelized Onions, Scallions
Spinach, Goat Cheese, Carmelized Onions, Spinach, Tomato
Whipped Peanut Butter, Banana, Almond, Powdered Sugar, and Dark Chocolate
Flip Happy is located in an Airstream Trailer on Jessie Street just off South Lamar and Barton Springs Road. There are often long waits but since we met for lunch at 1:30 p.m., we only had to wait 15 minutes or so. Bring cash or check because this adorable little spot does not take plastic. Their flatware isn’t plastic either — it’s all biodegradable.
I’ll let you in on a little secret, the women of Flip Happy crepes are my idols. One day, maybe I’ll start a food-based biz in a trailer off of South Lamar (Lulu B’s is another great example). Until then, I’ll just happily visit the wonderful small businesses that know that the most important ingredient to put into food is L-O-V-E.
What is your favorite crepe from Flip Happy? If you have never been, what’s your favorite food trailer in Austin?
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