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Frenchy’s Cafe & Crepery – Lakewood, WA

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As a freelance writer for the local newspaper, I was given contact information for Frenchy’s so that I could write a feature about it. Last week, on Thursday, Novemer 21, I was able to meet with the owner, Lindsey, and chat with her for a while.

It took three long years for Lindsey Hubbard to find the perfect location to open her very first café. She happened to finally find that perfect location in Lakewood. This year, in July, she proudly opened the doors and welcomed customers into Frenchy’s Café and Crêpery. The inspiration for the café came from Hubbard’s aunt who previously owned a crêpery in the Bremerton area. Hubbard had enjoyed working in the crêpery and the idea of serving freshly made crepes to customers so much that she knew that some day, she’d like to have a café of her own.

Frenchy’s Café and Crêpery sits in a quaint and quiet location on Edgewater Drive in Lakewood. Customers can come in and see their food being prepared with fresh ingredients. Many of the recipes that Hubbard to make Frenchy’s menu creations are family recipes. Hubbard uses fresh breads from local venders as well as locally purchased fruits and vegetables. Frenchy’s offers a delectable selection of Paninis, sandwiches, and of course, crêpes. They also have a selection of coffee, tea, and Italian soda. Customers will be delighted with the cozy, welcoming atmosphere found inside of Frenchy’s from their outdoor-market inspired counter (complete with an adorable black and while awning) to their built in benches for seating with pillows. The eclectic music that plays quietly and the ambience offered inside Frenchy’s is relaxing, inviting, and friendly that anyone would find welcoming.

Frenchy's Cafe & Crepery in Lakewood, WA

Frenchy’s Cafe & Crepery in Lakewood, WA

It wouldn’t be unusual to walk in and see Hubbard’s smiling face as she welcomes you into her café. Hubbard is very quickly building a clientele of regular customers who are fans of the fresh food that is prepared at Frenchy’s as well as the friendly, relaxing atmosphere. “I love this place,” said Specialist Jennifer DeLeon of the 16th CAB at JBLM. “I’ve been coming here twice a week for two months now.” Hubbard finds herself quite busy during the morning breakfast rush and gets a steady stream of customers who come in for lunch. “I love the atmosphere, the food, and definitely the hospitality here,” said SSG Roger Leach of the 1-17th Infantry Regiment at JBLM. If you’re on the go and can’t stay for a sit down, Frenchy’s also offers a drive through window.

Frenchy’s offers breakfast and lunch paninis as well as crêpes for lunch or crêpes filled with sweet ingredients. A new menu item is the Mediterranean Crêpe that is stuffed full of large portions of chicken, freshly diced tomatoes, spinach, crumbled feta cheese, and cranberries and comes with a raspberry vinaigrette dip ($10).This is what I ordered, along with a cherry Italian soda – let me tell you, it was fantastic. So fresh, full of flavor – I loved every bite.

Mediterranean Crêpe and cherry Italian Soda at Frenchy's

Mediterranean Crêpe and cherry Italian Soda at Frenchy’s

Frenchy’s Café and Crêpery offers a refreshing approach to eating well while enjoying the company and smiling faces of those around you. With a name that is easy to say and remember, it won’t take long for Frenchy’s to become your new favorite place to stop in, sit down, unwind, and get lost in the French inspired atmosphere and delicious foods.

If you’re in the Lakewood area, stop by Frenchy’s Cafe and Crêpery. Military and students receive 10% off!

8813 Edgewater Dr Ste A
Lakewood, WA 98499
(253) 327-1454

Hours:
Mon-Fri 6 am – 7 pm
Sat-Sun 8 am – 7 pm

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By George Photography – Tacoma, WA

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After my husband and I attended the Army Birthday Ball in June 2011, we were anxious to see our photo that was taken at the event. The hired photographer was: By George Photography. We were given the photographer’s website to check for our photo in the upcoming weeks. I had exchanged a few emails with George after the ball asking about the photos and I was pleased with his friendly nature. Once I saw our picture, I ordered a picture package without hesitation. We were thrilled with the quality of the picture and still have that photo proudly displayed on our fireplace mantle.

When we received word that my husband would be deploying again this year, I really wanted to have a family picture taken. We had family pictures taken last year by a family friend while we were home in Illinois with both sides of our family (which turned out beautifully) but knowing that my husband would be gone for a year, meant it could be two years before we had another family photo taken. We had really liked having our pictures taken outdoors last year so we wanted to have another photo session done outdoors. I began researching local photographers and asked around for recommendations. Then it kind of dawned on me. Why not ask the guy who did the military photos? I went back to his website and saw that he does weddings, special events, and family sittings.

I contacted George and asked if he’d be interested in taking some family photos for us. I received an immediate reply and George said he’d be thrilled to work with us! My husband’s deployment orders changed several times since December, so I kept having to postpone dates to meet with George. I felt terrible because I hate being “that person” who cancels. Thankfully, George was extremely understanding of our ever changing military schedule. After several attempts, we finally met with George on August 18, 2012.

George had suggested we meet at Fort Steilacoom Park, somewhere I had never been before. I trusted his judgment and we arrived to the park at 4 p.m. As soon as we arrived, I knew it was going to be a great place to take beautiful family pictures. There were trails, big trees, a pond, and gorgeous, old horse barns behind the park. George is very friendly and introduced himself to our family and especially the kids. I think it was important that he did that so the kids felt comfortable with him. George really has an eye for what makes a great photo. We would be walking along the trails and he’d tell us to stop for a photo opportunity. My husband would say, “George has had a vision!” The kids did great working with George and smiled for every picture. George included the kids and joked around with all of us. It made for a very pleasant and stress free experience. I would much rather work with George than to pay a bunch of money for JC Penny or Sears studio pictures and have my kids be miserable and bored.

We just had our family photos taken and we haven’t even seen the final products yet. George has been “teasing” us and posting teaser pictures on his Facebook page. We have only seen two of the many photos he took and I can tell you now, I love what I see. I am anxious to see them all!

I encourage you to check out his work. If you’re in the area and need photos taken for a special event or family photos, give George a call. He is excellent to work with and I think his exceptional work speaks for itself.

You can visit his website here:  http://bygeorge.smugmug.com
Contact George by email: georgecox7@gmail.com

Phone: (253) 307-6480