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Beard Papa? [moved from L.A. board]

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BombayUpWithaTwist Sep 12, 2005 07:53 PM

Does anyone know if Beard Papa has opened at the Hollywood & Highland complex yet? If so, are there long lines?

Beard Papa is a Japanese Cream Puff store that has hit it big in NYC. I know it's a strange name...

Thanks in advance!

Link: http://www.muginohousa.com/

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    Burger Boy Sep 12, 2005 08:06 PM

    Had a friend bring a dozen from NYC, DAMN they are good and traveled well. I guess I will be gaining 20 lbs when they open here.

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      SC Sep 13, 2005 02:02 AM

      I was told that Beard Papa's is planning to open at Hollywood & Highland in late September but I walked past the designated site last week and there was little progress.

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        BombayUpWithaTwist Sep 13, 2005 01:08 PM

        I called them and only got voice mail and wasn't sure if they opened or not. Thanks for your observation!!

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        MaxMillion Sep 14, 2005 03:01 PM

        Glad you posted -- I have been dying to know when they will open since I read about them on lafoodblogging.

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          LAboy Sep 25, 2005 01:53 AM

          Oct 8, 2005 grand opening date

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          yosoyasian Aug 15, 2006 10:21 PM

          the beard papa on sawtelle and olympic is open!

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            tuttifrutti Aug 15, 2006 10:26 PM

            i think their cream puff is overrated. the filling is too runny, so it does NOT travel well, as it gets the "puff" real soggy real soon...

            nice idea, though.

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              LT from LF Aug 15, 2006 10:51 PM

              You're not supposed to travel with it! Ideally, you have consumed it before you lose sight of the place.

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                tuttifrutti Aug 15, 2006 11:22 PM

                I absolutely agree about it having to be consumed immediately for best experience. but if you're even thinking about taking it home to share with a loved one, don't bother. it will just be a soggy, sloppy mess, and they will think you are an idiot for bringing it home.

                even if it was to be consumed immediately, i think the custard filling of the beard papa cream puff is way too runny and still overrated.

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                  ChowFun_derek Oct 6, 2006 03:48 PM

                  That has not been my experience...I find it travels remarkably well...probably because they 'encase' the choux pastry with an additional crispy 'pie' type crust....it remained crusty for hours....very unexpected!

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                    meekorouse Oct 15, 2006 10:44 AM

                    I am wondering how far folks are 'traveling' with it. It can be consumed within 24hrs but needs to be kept refridgerated if not eaten immediately. We pick it up at the Hollywood & Highland location and have a couple for dinner and the other two for breakfast the next morning. They were fine & not at all soggy. Not sure where folks who are having trouble with the freshness might be wanting to go with them. =)

                    I only wish there were a closer location than the Hollywood one.. but then all good things are worth the wait or trouble I think. Besides I'd be a chubbier me, than I am currently, if I lived next door to one. =P

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              get ur grub on Aug 15, 2006 10:44 PM

              I was driving down Atlantic Avenue in Monterey Park and noticed a Beard Papa sign up in the Mar Center Plaza. There was a sign that read opening soon. Can anyone confirm?

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                monkey Aug 15, 2006 11:29 PM

                Went to dinner at MeiLong Village last night and noticed a sign for Beard Papa opening next to the Konjac place.

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                  okk Sep 17, 2006 05:11 AM

                  it's open. went in today. not a lot of people for a grand opening.

                  1. meekorouse Oct 5, 2006 03:23 AM

                    Love Beard Papa.. wish it was in a less touristy area of town. (like downtown maybe??) We go there when we are near Hollywood & Highland for movies or the LA FIlm Fest last month. Also got to try Famina which opened recently. Unitl they get one downtown LA I guess Hollywood & Highland it is! =)

                    Good stuff! The regular is still my favorite though!

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                      okk Feb 2, 2007 12:01 PM

                      meek - if you go to monterey park, there's almost never a line. it's 8 miles from DT, about the same time it'd take you to go Highlands.

                      1. John Manzo Feb 2, 2007 06:27 PM

                        There's one inside Food Pantry in Waikiki. They are AMAZING.

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