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DavisAggie May 6, 2004 04:19 AM

Is there any place in the LA area that serves BeaverTails?

BeaverTails, for the uninitiated, are flat, fried pastries slathered in maple butter and chocolate syrup.

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    Chowpatty May 6, 2004 01:44 PM

    Thank goodness for your description. For a minute, I was worried that after all that discussion of cicadas and rabbit in the last few days, they really were...beaver tails. Sorry, don't know where...sounds like a regional thing, though, with the maple butter -- where have you had them?

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      Greg May 6, 2004 06:51 PM

      Canada, along with poutine.

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        Chowpatty May 6, 2004 07:01 PM

        I looked them up on the web -- they look kind of like the Indian fry bread you can get at fairs here. I guess Canadian, Rhode Island and New Mexico cuisine are some of the specialties which we lack here. Hey, I think that's a new thread!

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          DavisAggie May 6, 2004 08:13 PM

          Spent many summers in Winnipeg and I have loved them since the first time I tried them. Only other place I can rememeber having beaver tails is at that huge mall in Minnesota.

          One other thing in Winnipeg is the perogies. Oh those are good too. Anywhere in LA that has perogies?

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            Chowpatty May 6, 2004 08:44 PM

            I think pierogis are much easier to find -- I'm sure Warsawa in Santa Monica serves them, and I think they have them frozen at all the Russian markets, Jon's, etc. in West and East Hollywood. But not sure if Canadian ones are different from Russian/Polish ones...

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              DavisAggie May 7, 2004 02:55 AM

              Winnipeg has a large Ukrainian influence so I'll have to try Jon's when I get to LA.

              Thanks for the help.

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              carter May 7, 2004 12:12 AM

              Polka at Verdugo and York in south Glendale, Adams Hill, Eagle Rock area, just off the 2 Fwy has quite good ones. Warsawa in Santa Monica is the other Polish place of note. Also note: Polka closes around 9 or so, so earlier is better. In a mini-mall. BYO.

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          mc michael May 7, 2004 01:41 PM

          Around these parts, beaver tails are what surfers wear in cold weather/water.

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          HPG May 7, 2004 03:21 PM

          when I had a beavertail (covered in cinnamon-sugar, no chocolate), I thought it tasted like a flattened churro.

          so maybe now that you're in Los Angeles, you can try a churro. they have them at Olvera Street, among other places.

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            DavisAggie May 8, 2004 01:59 AM

            There is no way a beaver tails tastes like a churro. I've had churros even if a beaver tail was covered with cinnamon-sugar, the actual fried pastries is a different taste and texture. And the beaver tails I had were covered with chocalate. I have never seen or even heard of beaver tails covered in cinnamon-sugar.

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              Lyn7721 Jul 31, 2011 05:35 PM

              I have been looking for beaver tails here too. Except where I had them in Indiana they were not covered in Chocolate or syrup and they called them elephant ears. When I ask for elephant ears anywhere else they think I mean Palmiers. When I explained it to someone here they gave me a funnel cake.

              I'd just as easily call them fried dough and see if there is anything similar to it that is NOT a funnel cake, palmier or churro. I'm ready to make my own! Have you had any luck?
              Any Canadian bakeries maybe?

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              sushigirlie Jul 31, 2011 08:39 PM

              Looks more similar to a sopapilla to me. http://biteme.photoquickies.com/index.php?showimage=914

              You can get sopapillas at lots of places in LA, but not with chocolate and maple syrup to my knowledge. Honey is most common. There was recently a thread on sopapillas.

              Here is a picture of the sopapilla at Mas Malo in Downtown LA. http://themintymusings.files.wordpres... . It's the one thing on the menu I unequivocally recommend.

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                Feed_me Dec 30, 2011 12:22 AM

                Not sure the point of answering a seven and a half year old posting, but I'm sure the OP was referring to Hooker Beaver Tails which are a Canadian food item. Hooker was the family name of the company and it's a flat kind of oval shaped fried pastry. The closest thing I can sort of compare it to is a donut. You can get it covered in sugar/cinnamon or with cheesy or pizza flavored coatings. I got hooked (no pun) intended when I was visiting Montreal regularly. Quite tasty.
                http://www.beavertailsinc.com/ If you click on the youtube icon at the homepage you get a video where you get a better idea of what a beaver tail looks like.

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