A la Folie serves the kind of old-fashioned French fare that expatriate American artistes of the 1920s ate in the home-away-from-home Parisian cafés they frequented. And today's starving South Beach artists can eat the same at this tiny, informal, and authentic-feeling French creperie-plus run by expatriates from Toulouse. Try the tasty buckwheat Dijonnaise crepe (chicken and potatoes in mustard cream sauce), followed by a sweet sugar/lemon juice dessert crepe topped with whipped cream. And the substantial "total" (ham, egg, mushrooms, and cheese) really is a complete crepe-wrapped breakfast.
Breakfast has long been regarded the most important meal of the day, but we still tend to discount its importance (except maybe at Sunday brunch). But breakfast, unlike dinner, is a great time to meet friends or business associates ...
Of all the American writers living in Paris during the 1920s, Ernest Hemingway was one of the few who had to work for a living rather than living on family wealth. This made him a genuine starving artist, hence the source of many of...
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