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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Cheap Eats: Le Triskell French Creperie

click to enlarge NICE NIÇOISE: Le Triskell French Crêperie offers salads to go, including classic niçoise.
  • NICE NIÇOISE: Le Triskell French Crêperie offers salads to go, including classic niçoise.

FOOD GROUP: A charming petite crêperie, sandwicherie and more.

MEAL PLAN: Before settling in Atlanta, French natives Michel and Rose-Marie Knopfler had three award-winning French restaurants in Hong Kong. However, the 1998 financial crisis and resulting business closures prompted the Knopflers to let their leases end and sell their interest in the restaurants. Rose-Marie often visited Atlanta for seminars and met friends who urged her to move her family here and open a French restaurant. The Knopflers started small with catering and deliveries, but soon decided to branch out into a little storefront selling crêpes and other French specialties.

OUTTA SIGHT: Le Triskell is the epitome of a hidden restaurant. It's tucked inside the Tuxedo Atrium, a small building housing a mishmash of businesses, including a dentist, a salon and a tiny health club. If you have time on your hands, enjoy a meal at one of the bistro tables inside the sunlit atrium and amuse yourself with the steady stream of people that filters in. It's theater of the living at its best.

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