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Apr 14, 2006 11:30 PM

spinich crepes - remember The Magic Pan?

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Remember the chain of crepe restaurants called The Magic Pan? Nana used to take me to the one in Beverly Hills & I'd always have the spinich crepes. Now I'm craving them (20 years later) and the place is of course gone. Where can I find that again? The crepe was freshly made by the ladies wielding the crepe pans at the middle of the restaurant. And the spinich was light -- almost a souffle.

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  1. I use to LOVE the Magic Pan. We use to go the one at the Woodland Hills Prominade. My mom and I along with my sister would do lunch there all the time.

    Nice thought for the day.

    1. I loved the Magic Pan! And that spinach crepe. Crepes in general are hard to come by. There's a new place in Pasadena, Crepe Vine. Not sure if they have Spinach; check with them first to see if they've repaired their kitchen (had fire); they're not serving savory crepes until the kitchen is fixed.
      There's that crepe place at Farmer's Market--only for desperation.
      In downtown, at the "Farmer's Market" at the Citicorp Plaza, there's a guy who makes crepes. Haven't tried those yet.

      1. You would probably be sooooo disappointed, [ or atleast surprised ] if you knew how the Spinach Souffle crepes were made.

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        1. re: cvcarlson

          OK -- surprise all of us old Magic Pan fans (and be sure to explain where you get your information).

        2. I just have to chime in -- I LOVED The Magic Pan (of course I was way young then!!) As I recall, they also had "palascintas" (sp?) -- a fried, almost-chimichanga like crepe. I like d the ham (or was it ham n cheese?) paired with the spinach crepe! My favorite lunch! I would have had a glass of wine w/ it -- but I think I wasn't even 21 yet! Ahhhh, memories. I know there's a crepe place at the Hollywood-Highland mall (Kodak theatre place) but have not tried it. Too afraid; too money-conscious (!)

          1. Dusty's in Silver Lake does crepes, at least on the weekends. The last time I was there we split a chicken and mushroom crepe that was served with a creme sauce - it was pretty delicious. As we were chomping down, talk inevitably turned to The Magic Pan and how it was the standard place back in the early eighties for Nanas to take their grandkids. It might be worth going to Dusty's for brunch and ordering a savory crepe strictly for the nostalgia factor.