The Nosh

Joe Bar Until recently, 611 Supreme was the only place to get serious crepes on Capitol Hill. Those thin French pancakes, filled with delectables sweet or savory, are such a good fit for Seattle's New Bohemia that competition for the crepe crown was inevitable. Lest the neighborhood resort to street fighting of the Jets-and-Sharks variety, 611's nemeses—the kindly, adorable baristas at Joe Bar—are making crepes at the north terminus of Broadway, far enough from the Pike/Pine corridor to cater to a different crowd. And, thanks to the crepes, business is booming: People who once passed over Joe Bar seeking substantive Sunday brunch fare now wander in with their kids and/or micro-dogs, savor crepes filled with fresh mozzarella, plum tomatoes, and basil (or, for the sweet-toothed, Nutella), and talk about Fahrenheit 9/11, or what's in The New York Times, or the perfectly cloudless sky above. Crepes are available Tuesday through Friday from noon to 9:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. NEAL SCHINDLER 810 E. Roy St., 206-324-0407. CAPITOL HILL

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