Posted by Warren Rojas / Friday, June 10th, 2011
It’s been a rough week for artisan eats.
American Flatbread – Ashburn Hearth had its last hurrah this past Sunday, closing the book on a four year experiment in hyperlocal dining–”You can’t be ‘sustainable’ when you’re only busy Friday and Saturday,” AF founder Janice Vasko quipped–that its idealistic owners simply couldn’t afford to bankroll any longer.
And now we hear that Solar Crepes will be stuffing its final, fluffy folding treat tomorrow.
“We are closing and Saturday will be our last day,” co-founder Camille Dierksheide alerted us, adding that she and partner Danna Andrews intend to feed patrons of the Ballston Arts Market from 10 a.m. “until the crepes are gone.”
No word on whether Andrews and/or Dierksheide are retiring from food trucking for good. Both women are L’Academie de Cuisine pastry grads and own individual catering/personal chef operations (Yellow Pear Catering and The Beehive, respectively).
Dierksheide, at least, seemed to believe they’ll still be around.
“We intend to keep the website, blog, twitter, and facebook accounts going as a platform to discuss food issues,” she asserted. Rumor has it there may even be monthly happy hours for former customers–and “anyone else who loves food”–already in the works.