A spontaneous jaunt down to Boulder provided a great opportunity to introduce my friend to Foolish Craig's. Not my first visit to the cozy, funky gastronomic delight nor will it be my last. Upon entering the multi-colored, brick walled cafe we followed the sign on the chalkboard and seated ourselves. Greeted immediately by one of the friendly, low-key waiters who delivered water and a promise of menus. Within two breaths, another server appeared with menus and took our drink order. The list of specials paper-clipped to the menu caught my eye and Crabcakes Benedict was the obvious choice for me. My companion agonized over the choices of crepes, sandwiches, salads and more. Finally, she settled on the chicken, spinach, red pepper, mushroom, and cheese crepe special. The short 10-minute wait for our entrees seemed like an eternity, watching the platters go by on the way to other diners. We passed the time gushing over the dinner menu and checking out the art on the walls. Our eye-appealing meals arrived both piled high with seasoned potatoes. The fantastic, fresh-made crabcakes topped with poached eggs and a light hollandaise sauce, sprinkled with paprika, proved to be a perfect choice for 2pm on a Sunday afternoon. Every other bite, we paused to say "YUM" or "try this". Deciding my dish would not travel well as leftovers, we both dove in to finish. Knowing we would have plenty of food, we chose not to order an appetizer. Calamari rings, Ahi tuna medallions, and especially the Brie with raspberry preserves, toasted almonds, and baguettes were hard to pass up. We had big dreams of splitting a dessert or fruit crepe, but that will have to wait until out next visit.
Locally owned by self-proclaimed fools Craig Moelis and Mitch Arden, the restaurant opened on April Fools Day 1998. According to their website, , "soups made fresh daily right here by the fool himself". They open daily at 8am to serve up a variety of crepes, nine creative concoctions ranging from tofu and veggies sauteed with peanut sauce to marinated chicken breast, pesto, sundried tomatoes, onions, and cheese. Omelets and other breakfast fare are available, $4.50-$7.50. Lunch is an extensive list of sandwiches and salads with plenty of vegetarian and meat options, $5.25-$7.90. Dinner features hearty crepes, pasta, chicken, steak dinner, and also sandwiches, $7-$16. Full bar, mimosas, bloody marys, wine, Sunshine Wheat and Fat Tire from New Belgium Brewing Company, and Old Chubb Ale on tap are available. Live music on some nights--acoustic, blugrass, jazz, and beyond. Acoustic blugrass jam every Monday night--bring your instrument and join in. Stop by and hang out with the fools for awhile, and you will not be disappointed.