So Bastille Day is coming up, on Thursday, July 14. And you actually have options on where to celebrate in Dallas.
You could grab your beret and head to Bastille on Bishop in Oak Cliff. The Alliance Francaise of Dallas and the French American Chamber of Commerce are partnering up July 14 to celebrate the second Annual Bastille on Bishop. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will feature "a Mussels Competition with top area chefs, crepe stands in the street, live accordion music, petanque demonstrations, a wine walk, vespa rally, classic French cars, French maid relays and more."
If you're more of a do-it-yourself kind of person, head to DFW's new crepe place. Flippin' Out Crepes & Coffee recently opened in Addison, which means Café Flair in Frisco no longer has a monopoly on where Dallasites can enjoy the French treats.
The cashier and chef at Flippin' Out weren't sure what exactly Bastille Day was or if the restaurant would have any specials on July 14. However, they assured City of Ate that the crepes they make would make anyone happy on Bastille or any other day.
They were right. The crepes tasted heavenly. City of Ate recommends the savory Caprese crepe, with fresh mozzarella, basil, Roma tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and EVOO for $6.90 and the Gulf Coast crepe, with sautéed shrimp, lump crab, roasted Pasilla peppers and Pontchartain cream sauce for $8.90. Savory crepes come with a side of sweet potato chips.
For dessert go with the Lil' Suzie. It comes with mandarin orange slices and sweet mascarpone cheese drizzled with caramel Grand Marnier sauce for $6.90. You won't be disappointed, but you'll be extremely full from the double dose of creaminess. Drink-wise, the fresh brewed iced green tea with a hint of strawberry hit the spot.
Flippin' Out wants chairs and tables for customers to sit outside, but it recently fought the city of Addison to keep the mural painted on the side of it's building, so its owners are taking a break until the dust settles before it fights for the right for its customers to dine al fresco.