Sofi’s Crepes To Expand Through Franchising Walking down the street, you notice a group gathered at a window shop. You pause to see what the commotion is and through the window see a machine creating mouthwatering crepes. The delicious smell grabs you by the hand and leads you into the shop to indulge your sweet tooth. Although it may feel like Paris, you’re actually in Baltimore.
Baltimore Metromix: Second Time's a Charm for Creperie Gone are the blue-haired line cooks of the Women's Industrial Exchange luncheonette. Actually, they've been gone a long time.
The space the lunch counter occupied—vacant for a decade—clanks and sizzles like a restaurant ought to once again, this time with a team of far younger girls and more exotic fare.
Sun review, January 24, 2007 This delicious crepe, $7.35, came folded
into a triangle and wrapped in a thin foil, which made eating on
the go easy. It was filled with rich cheddar cheese, some egg and
spinach. The spinach leaves were cooked for less time than with
the other crepes, which made them slightly crunchier - a plus, if
you ask us. Even though there was a line, the order was ready in
only five minutes. We were big fans.
Winner, City Paper Best of Baltimore! Eats and Drinks Winners
Best Place to Eat Alone First of all, Sofi's is named
after a dog. If single people can't relate to that, we don't know
who can. Secondly? Sofi's is a petite place, although newly renovated
to supply more than just takeout, so the urge to spend long hours
canoodling with a date is suppressed. Instead, Sofi's gives solo
diners the opportunity to perch at a small bar facing Charles Street.
And with yummy crêpe creations--like Sofi's Suzette, with
Gran Marnier and marmalade, or the Kevin Bacon, a turkey, bacon,
cheese, and tomato treat the actor himself vouches for--you'll be
satisfied. Finally, Sofi's wraps each crêpe in a neat to-go
package, so if the romantic French décor gets the best of
you, and you happen to see Mr. or Ms. Right storming out of a bad
date at the neighboring Charles Theatre, you can chase that sexy
beast down--without a drippy string of Gruyère on your chin.
Sofi's Crepes expands Table Talk
By Sloane Brown
Special to the Sun
March 29, 2006
A local North Charles Street favorite
has just added a little wiggle room. You'll actually be able to
sit down and enjoy your order at Sofi's Crepes.
Owner/chef Ann Costlow says she's expanded the creperie to include
a small area for seating. The 20-foot-by-8-foot area - previously
storage space for the Everyman Theatre next door - offers a window-front
view of Charles Street. Costlow describes it as "very New York."
There is a sparkly sylestone counter along the window, with about
eight stools. A banquette sits just behind, which can seat another
Adding more sparkle to the
space are a glittery vinyl floor and a rotating exhibit of artwork
that will come courtesy of the Schuler School of Fine Arts at
Maryland Institute College of Art and the Creative Alliance.
Costlow says one thing that hasn't changed is
the menu. It still offers sweet and savory crepes - about a dozen
of each - in prices that range from $4 to $8.
To celebrate the "new and improved"
Sofi's, Costlow is throwing a grand-opening celebration at 5:30
p.m. Saturday. Baltimore zydeco band the Crawdaddies will perform.
Otherwise, you'll find Sofi's Crepes open from
11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and noon to 8
p.m. Sunday. Sofi's, 410-727-7732, is at 1723 N. Charles St.
Winner, Baltimore Magazine's Best Movie Food!
"When Sofi's Crepes first opened, we thought,
'The only thing better than having a little stand making wonderful,
fluffy, handheld crepes right next to the Charles Theatre would
be if the Charles would let us take them into the movie.' And then
the Charles went ahead and did just that, and we've been pretty
much delirious with pleasure ever since."
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Sofi’s Crepes, 1723 Charles St., is as petite and skinny as a
stylish Parisienne. The dining room, 20 feet long by 8 feet wide,
has window-view seating for eight or 10 diners, as well as a sit-down
banquette. Owner Ann Costlow estimates that 25 people might be
able to fit into the room if everybody squeezes.
April 14, 2006
Baltimore City Paper
The savory selections are good, and a nice change of pace from
the usual sandwich shops, but Nutella smeared on a warm crêpe
is a thing of the gods.
April 7, 2004
New shops and restaurants are adding vitality and jobs to the
Charles Street corridor.
June 4, 2004
City Guide, Baltimore
Popcorn and Junior Mints may never be supplanted as America's
favorite movie food, but cinephiles catching a flick at The Charles
or theatre-goers getting their stage fix at Everyman Theatre have
an intriguing new dining option.
Bacon on the "Kevin Bacon Crepe":
Backstage with Kevin Bacon after a "Bacon Brothers "
Concert..with a Kevin Bacon Crepe and camera in tow..just in case!!!
Sofi's Crepes, where the rich and famous dine:
Nicole Kidman enjoying a Cinnamon & Sugar Sofi's Crepe while working on her movie in Baltimore.
John Waters at Sofi's for the 2006 Maryland