It took a while, but the tortilla and the pita are now fully entrenched in the Indy lunch pantheon. These days, you are as likely to see either of those on a downtown sandwich as you are to see sliced bread.
The crepe, though, has yet to reach that level of market penetration. That could change if 3 Days in Paris (222 E. Market St., 674-5602) has anything to say about it. 3 Days is building a business on the notion that downtown lunchers should savor the occasional sandwich wrapped in a thin pancake.
The biggest downside of the crepe vs. those other ingredient-holders is its messiness. Sure, there are some crepe combos that make mobility easy—the BLT ($6) or the Classic ($5 featuring Nutella and banana) look like they’d hold together well. But many on the 3 Days in Paris menu are creatively sloppy. Take, for instance, the Apple Pie High ($5.50), in which caramel sauce lubricates the combo of apples, pecans and dried cranberries. Wrapped in a crepe, it’s a treat—but one in which napkins are de rigueur.
A bit more stable, at least on our lunchtime visit, was the Red Eggs & Bacon ($6), but we suspect that’s because the cook was using the last of a batch of Roasted Red Pepper Sauce. The hearty combination of egg, bacon, havarti cheese and spinach was plenty filling, but flavor-wise it needed a fuller squeeze of sauce. Best of our bunch was the Pic Nic ($6.50), in which chicken and a bit of bacon blended with red onion, cilantro and BBQ sauce. Imagine the topping of a good barbecue pizza—only with an outer layer of French flair.•
Third in a month-long series of reviews of eateries in and around City Market.