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Aug 14, 2012 01:18 PM

Old Magic Pan Space/Friendship Heights

In the late 70s and early 80s there was a "Magic Pan" creperie on the second floor of the building on the SW corner of Jennifer Street and Wisconsin Avenue, NW. That place was part of a national chain that no longer exists. After that there was another place, perhaps French, that is no longer there, either. Anyone remember it? I am NOT thinking of the "Pleasant Peasant", which was on the second floor of Mazza Gallerie and also fronted on Jennifer Street, as I recall.

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  1. I believe it was the American Cafe brought up from Georgetown and Capital Hill. What was the deli sandwich shop was it Booiemonger's? Great cinnamon coffee. The Magic Pan had a cheese crepe that was deep fried it was cheese pala something? It was so good with their mandarin orange and almond salad.

    1. Wow, I'd forgotten about those places. Memories ...

      1. Pleasant Peasant had a great soup as I recall. Bisquey. Does anyone remember what it was? They also gave you a salad I think, with lots of blue cheese, big enough to be a meal itself.

        Loved that place. Not sure if they ever made any money.