Beignets in Los Angeles
OK, this is really just a ripoff of the Crabulous thread. There was spawned a sub-thread on beignets in Los Angeles, so deep that it became flattened, and thus I felt the need to re-parent it. So without further ado...
1) Are there good beignets in or near Los Angeles?
2) If so, where?
Someone suggested the Disney concert hall, which intrigues me. If I'd known, I'd have gone and checked out this theory a few hours ago -- I was right down the street!
To plagiarize myself from the other thread, Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney. They fry them up very fresh.
Edit: just saw your other post, ttriche, sorry, wish it were in downtown L.A.
I actually think I prefer the beignets at the Jazz Kitchen to Cafe du Monde in New Orleans (!). Anyway it's my breakfast of choice for any Disneyland trips, no mouse ears waffles for me.
Try the Terrace at the Huntington Ritz Carlton. I was there about 6 months ago and they served excellent made to order beignets during Sunday brunch. Not sure if they have them during lunch or dinner though. You can also get some fancy ones at Grace during donut Wednesdays. I had a cinnamon beignet with cinnamon ice cream last time but I heard they also serve one with bananas foster. Heard that Grand Lux Cafe at the Beverly Center serves fantastic beignets too. Call ahead of time to check for availability and if they don't have it on the menu that day, request it to be made for you.
1401 South Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, 626-568-3900
7360 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, 323-934-4400
Grand Lux Cafe
121 N La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-855-1122
Yes! Grand Luxe Cafe, it comes with three flavors to dip in..
I also like the ones at that jazz restaurant in downtown disney, but I'd really go for the bananas foster flambeed tableside.