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July 22 - 29, 1999

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One Arrow St. Crêpes

Before wraps, there were crêpes

by Nicole Weiner

You would swear there was an herb garden growing behind the counter at One Arrow St. Crêpes. It's that kind of place -- a San Franciscan blend of impeccable produce, Latin music, and owners who act like new fathers, all in a hole-in-the-wall with a handful of tables.

Crepes And crêpes. Poured and painted on a hot plate, made to order. You can watch the crêpe maker fold buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes, and a homemade walnut-and-basil pesto into a neatly pressed pocket ($6.75). Or you can choose your own combination, like roasted wild mushrooms with tomatoes or spinach and one of eight cheeses ($6.25). Highly recommended is the house blend of herbed feta and goat cheese, which is pressed with fennel and celery seeds and has a peppered flavor. Also fantastic is the crêpe with spiced pears, blue cheese, arugula, and roasted walnuts ($6.75).

If your palate craves sweet over salty, there are several satisfying and filling choices, including brown sugar, berries, Nutella, and vanilla Häagen-Dazs. The staff suggestions may (pleasantly) surprise you with their simplicity: butter, sugar, and bananas ($4.05), or melted dark chocolate with strawberries ($5.25). The hosts are always sincere, but sometimes strained -- this may improve thanks to the recently restructured kitchen and a new chef.

One Arrow St. Crêpes, located at 1 Arrow Street, in Cambridge, is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Call (617) 661-2737.

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