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Crepes Bonaparte: Behind the Berets

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by Maryn Nelson Moslenko

It’s the hottest day of the year, and Christian Murcia and his crew of the Crepes Bonaparte food truck are hard at work churning out their popular crepes to eager customers, when a woman drives by and yells out her window, “Oh my gosh, it’s you! You’re famous!”

Murcia, a contestant on the Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race series, has experienced an uptick in business (and a few rabid fans) since the show first aired on August 15th, and it’s clear why. Crepes Bonaparte’s charming, beret-wearing team serves up incredibly fresh, made-to-order crepes that rival those of a Parisienne café. The crepe requested by customers most often is the “HazelBerryAnna,” a classic sweet crepe filled with freshly cut strawberries, bananas, and Nutella. But Murcia’s personal favorite? The decadent “PCH,” filled with peanut butter, Nutella, and honey. Murcia gushes, “It’s just like a warm Reese’s peanut butter cup. I like it with ice cream, so you get the hot and cold, especially on a day like this.”