In Minneapolis, Minnesota, La Belle Crepe and Come Pho Soup Is A Duo Of Delightful Eateries Led By A French Expat
By Sarah McCosham|Published September 17, 2023
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Minnesota is an unassuming state that often takes people by surprise. While folks venture to the Land of 10,000 Lakes to partake in amazing aquatic and terrestrial recreation, that’s often where the conversation ends. But if you only visit Minnesota for the lakes (and parks… and forests), you’d be missing out on some of the most diverse and robust cultures and cuisines in the country. And Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the epicenter of it all – a culinary mecca that merits any epicurean or casual foodie’s attention.
For proof of this, simply visit La Belle Crepe and Come Pho Soup, a duo of eateries in Minneapolis, Minnesota, owned and operated by chef and French expat Alain Lenne. The story of this Minnesota iconoclastic starts in 2008 when life took an unexpected detour for Lenne that presented a unique opportunity.
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