Andy's Rest. Scorecard: CrepeMaker - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Andy's Rest. Scorecard: CrepeMaker, plus low score as of 12/22/10

Posted: Updated:

By Andy Wise - bio | email | Facebook

COLLIERVILLE, TN (WMC-TV) - THIS WEEK'S BIG TIP:  CrepeMaker, 4630 Merchants Park Circle, The Avenue at Carriage Crossing, Collierville, TN, (901) 861-1981, http://www.crepemaker.com/location_tennessee.aspx, CATERING SERVICES AVAILABLE!

A half-dozen egg crepes.

28 entree crepes.

23 dessert crepes.

Each CrepeMaker crepe gives you a better grip than the prototypical French pancake.

"It's a hand-held crepe," said Jane Tucker, manager of CrepeMaker's Collierville franchise. "It's a lot different than your normal, soft rolled-up crepe. You can hold it in your hand and eat it, and it comes with whatever you want inside it -- steak, chicken, strawberries, bananas, etc."

Customize your crepe with any of CrepeMaker's fresh vegetables, meats, spices, sauces and fruits -- or order from the menu of cleverly named crepes.

"My favorite entree is the True Blue," said Cathy Bedford of Cordova, TN. "That's grilled chicken and blue cheese, walnuts, honey mustard (spinach, tomatoes, basil)...it's just wonderful."

My favorite dessert crepe:  the Bad Girl.

"For our Bad Girl, we use cinnamon, powdered sugar, a little dash of Grand Marnier (an orange liqueur), and then we'll put some strawberries and Dolce De Leche caramel on there," demonstrated Tucker.

CrepeMaker's Opulence crepe - chicken, artichoke, mozzarella, mushrooms, spices, balsamic vinegar, basil - won the Taste of the Town award in both Collierville and Germantown, TN.

"Everything I've tried, I've loved," cooed Bedford.

Me, too - and I'm halfway through the menu.

WHAT ANDY LIKES:  True Blue, Bad Girl, Tex-Mex, El Ranchero, Clean & Pleasant Atmosphere (our HIGH score of the week with a 98!!)

LOW SCORE OF THE WEEK:  Crescent City, 4610 Merchants Park Circle, The Avenue at Carriage Crossing, Collierville, TN, a 71 on Dec. 22 with a food permit suspension notice:

"employee was holding a cell phone while adding food to the mixer"

Two "critical" water leaks, one "...from the back flow device on the...mop sink" and one "...under the dish machine"

Crescent City's Manager David Dukes declined Action News 5's request to photograph the restaurant's repairs.

"All the issues have been corrected," Dukes said on the phone. "The plumbing issues were corrected the same day within hours, and we're expecting an improved score on re-inspection."

Sheila Holman, environmentalist for the Memphis-Shelby County Health department, said Crescent City upgraded to a 90 on re-inspection Jan. 4.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Joey's NY Style Pizza, 97 N. Main, Downtown Memphis, a 96 on Dec. 21

My Favorite Place, 880 N. Germantown Parkway, Cordova, TN, a 96 on Dec. 21

Overstuffed Deli, 7781 Farmington, Suite 102, Germantown, TN, a 96 on Dec. 15 

Copyright 2010 WMC-TV. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow