Sunday, March 26, 2017

Pancakes in Paris

Earlier this year, our friend, Carol, told us of a book she had bought for her husband, Bob. It was called Pancakes in Paris by Craig Carlson. We bought the book and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is the tale of one man's struggle to make a dream come true, to open a restaurant in Paris that would serve a real American breakfast and lunch.
Coincidentally, we received an email from Titcomb's book store that Craig would be speaking at a pancake reception in Sandwich.

Click here for ticket information.

When we heard that Craig was going to be speaking in Sandwich we decided to track him down. We caught up with him at the 1st Breakfast in America restaurant on Rue Des Ecoles in the Latin Quarter. We had a very nice conversation and planned to get together when he gets to Sandwich.

BIA serves a real American breakfast with eggs the way you want them and pancakes or waffles with maple syrup. The burgers look great and where else can you get a milk shake in Paris.The wait staff is totally bi-lingual and very friendly.Plus you have a bottomless cup of coffee (not something you see in French restaurants). Craig says the clientele is about 70% French so you might hear a table full of kids singing, 'Joyeux Anniversaires" with their Hot Fudge Sundaes.

Here is the  menu with a toaster in the background. There's one on every table.

Judy is finishing her pancakes while I am working on my eggs over-easy.

So, when in Paris, check out BIA 1 at 17 rue des Ecoles or BIA 2 at 4 rue Mahler in the Marais section of Paris. You won't be disappointed. 

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