|Liege waffles and crepes at Whirlz just off Rte 108|
First stop was the Whirlz shop in the Dorsey Hall village center in Ellicott City. Whirlz has teamed with the folks from the La Pearl waffle truck to offer morning treats. Belgian waffles with all kinds of toppings. Crepes that run from sweet to savory.
We stopped by last Saturday. We had thought Lil's Chow would love a waffle. He eats well, and he loves crispy stuff like pizza crust and dumpling wrappers. But he actually threw himself into the Whirlz crepe. I had gone eggs, bacon and cheese, so that's a classic combination. Whirl's crepes have a slight crunch, and Lil's Chow and I both enjoyed some warm savoriness on a cold morning.
Mrs. HowChow went with a basic waffle. La Pearl does liege waffles with sweetness in the batter. We had the biscoff -- a spread made from crushed cookies -- and bananas. La Pearl pushes the Belgian waffle from Belgium, not the American waffles that we call "Belgian." It is a different taste, one of those dishes that stands out because it is succeeds by being simple.
Whirlz does breakfast from 8 am to 2 pm on weekends. They offer a full coffee and latte lineup. So the booths are a nice place to set up with folks. An easy place to check the schedule is La Pearl's Twitter feed.
Whirlz does its main business as a frozen yogurt shop. They're definitely trying to break the standard "yogurt shop" format. That makes sense considering that we have four seasons here. They have sold crepes for a while with fillings that run from fruits to Reese's-inspired mixtures to the savory eggs and bacon. They're in the Dorsey Hall village center just north of Rte 108 and just west of Rte 29.