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There aren't a lot of crepes on Kansas City menus or places pretending to be European-style creperies. But Chez Elle, on the ground floor of a 1913 movie house, doesn't need to pretend: It's a full-on creperie, and it serves a wide variety of savory and sweet crepes in its warren of snug little dining rooms. Staff members insist that male and female customers are attracted to different crepes. The signature crepe — roasted chicken, sautéed mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, baby spinach, mozzarella, pesto sauce — is ordered, they say, almost exclusively by women. The homme set, says one server, favors a tissue-thin crepe folded around chicken and pepper-jack cheese and a dollop of verde aioli. The dessert varieties, though, are for both sexes. Tres bon!