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Be Still My Heart—Beard Papa coming to Costa Mesa

Piglet May 25, 2007 02:22 PM

They have installed a sign in one of the long-vacant stalls in the Marukai food court. I don't know the exact date when they'll be opening, but the sooner the better—that food court always looked a bit depressing, and this may be the shot in the arm it needs.

So much for trying to watch my cholesterol level...

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  1. SauceSupreme RE: Piglet May 25, 2007 02:36 PM

    I really like the pate-a-choux they use for their cream puffs, but in my opinion, it's overstuffed! I'd eat that baked dough *without* the cream filling.

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    1. re: SauceSupreme
      arisu RE: SauceSupreme May 25, 2007 08:44 PM

      I agree, there's too much cream in it! There's enough cream for 2 puffs...


    2. Das Ubergeek RE: Piglet May 25, 2007 02:36 PM

      There's one opening this summer at Santa Ana Mainplace too.

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        Fru RE: Das Ubergeek May 25, 2007 02:38 PM

        I keep hearing about Beard Papa. I'm going to have to go lightly on the dessert when I go to Ocean Star this weekend because I'm going to have to go downstairs now to see what all of the noise is all about!

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          gsmoose RE: Das Ubergeek May 25, 2007 02:39 PM

          Mainplace too? Awesome!! Thanks for all the good news of new Beard Papas in Orange County.

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          50sGuy RE: Piglet May 25, 2007 02:46 PM

          Beard Papa may be going in, but L&L hawaiian food is pulling out this weekend. They say they will open another store in Costa Mesa "when they find a place." I think L&L is a bigger draw than Beard Papa, which is kind of like Krispy Kreme donuts...the thrill wears off real quick.

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            Das Ubergeek RE: 50sGuy May 25, 2007 03:16 PM

            With all the Hawaiian plate lunch places in Orange County, I don't think L&L is even in the top 50%... so I'd much rather have Beard Papa. (How many cream puff places do you know??)

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              Piglet RE: 50sGuy May 25, 2007 03:21 PM

              That's not good--L&L is the only place in that food court that seems to be doing good business. Do you know why they are leaving?

              There go my plans for mini plate lunches with cream puffs for dessert!

              1. re: Piglet
                Wonginator RE: Piglet May 25, 2007 03:52 PM

                I've stopped going to that L&L in the Marukai food court since other Hawaiian places like Aloha Hawaiian and Maui Hawaiian BBQ chains have opened up recently. The service always seemed to be slow whenever there were at least 4 or 5 people in line.

                Back on-topic, glad to hear about Beard Papa opening up nearby. I remember seeing it for the first time when I visited Mei Long Village in San Gabriel, but didn't have a chance to visit it yet.

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