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Mar 7, 2007 04:48 PM

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!

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  1. 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.

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    1. re: slacker

      I'll second that -- and if you don't want the whole restaurant thing, the downstairs of that building is a cafe with quite good chicory coffee and the same beignets.

      If you have a Disney annual pass, bring it -- you get 10% off.

      1. re: Das Ubergeek

        Innuresting. My wife works for Disney. Maybe I can dispatch her to this Ralph Brennan's thingy in the park next time she has a meeting down there.

    2. The donut place at the Farmers Market has them, usually by 9 am

      1. The Gumbo Pot has them, made to order, sometimes good - sometimes just ok. $2.50/4 Beignets. When good they go well with the Cafe au Lait (unlimited refills).

        1. 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

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          1. re: jackkirby

            The beignets are a standard menu item @ the Grand Lux. They are made to order, so it does take about 15 mintues, but they're well worth the wait!

          2. 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.