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Beard Papa in Edm!

alau2 Nov 19, 2010 10:52 AM

Edm Chowhounds prob already know this but Beard Papa is apparently opening in West Edm Mall this month (by Galaxyland)... Oh god I hope they come to Calgary.

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    sharkphine Nov 23, 2010 03:47 PM

    Yuuuuum! I loved the green tea version I had in RIchmond, BC! I would love to see them come to Calgary!

    1. anonymoose Nov 23, 2010 09:12 AM

      WEM at Christmas. *shudders* Now I have to go there when I want so badly to stay away....

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      1. re: anonymoose
        raidar Nov 23, 2010 06:52 PM

        We may just have to conquer it together...

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          cleopatra999 Nov 24, 2010 05:48 AM

          I wonder if anyone can comment on the best door to park at? I might try to hit it on the Monday AM before we leave, perhaps it won't be as crazy....breakfast anyone? LOL

          1. re: cleopatra999
            Libertycafe Nov 24, 2010 07:38 AM

            Not sure as to the exact door that is closest to Galaxyland. But I always like to park up by T & T (above Bourbon Street), but further away from the doors as that allows you to get out of the parkade easily. (And I can always pick something up at T&T on the way out) However, the timing is crucial - since I have a kid taking skating lessons 2X week at WEM, I've learnt the following:

            - Go on Mondays to Fridays; avoid the weekends - I think mornings give you the least amount of traffic;
            - If you must go on a Saturday, get there around 9:45 am, but it will be a zoo by noontime.

            As for Papa Beard, I think I posted previously on a Chowhound thread about their cream puffs. I've only had them once (in Waikiki location); I prefer cream puffs with real whipping cream, while my spouse prefers cream puffs with custard. This is likely due to what we experienced eating cream puffs as children. Thus, my spouse liked the Papa Beard cream puffs, and I was rather disappointed.

            1. re: cleopatra999
              The Gut Nov 24, 2010 05:40 PM

              They had crazy delicious breakfast sandwich like puffs in HI.

        2. sweeterpea Nov 20, 2010 05:49 AM

          There was a comment regarding in the Cruff's thread about the cream being runny? I'm all for supporting local businesses, but if there product isn't good, then I'm not buying.

          Beard Papa is great - the Earl Grey puffs are my fave.

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            cleopatra999 Nov 20, 2010 07:46 AM

            These sound amazing, I am surprised I have never heard of it! I will check it out when I am in Edmonton, only problem, is the location - WEM at Christmas may not be worth it! Any firm date on the opening?

            1. re: cleopatra999
              alau2 Nov 20, 2010 08:26 AM

              It was supposed to open last week I think but still hasn't...

            2. re: sweeterpea
              cn1822 Nov 20, 2010 10:43 AM

              I love the Earl Grey ones. Whenever I'm in Vancouver I always make sure that my heart hates me. :)

              Have you tried Cream puffs from Bliss cupcakes and co. in Chinatown? I forget the days when they have cream puffs in but if I remember correctly, they're not too shabby. Too bad they aren't fresh like Beard Papa's.

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                sweeterpea Nov 20, 2010 03:54 PM

                No, I haven't, I will make note to look for them. Not exactly cream puffs, but the cream horns at Sweet Home Bakery in Bowness are amazing. The service is rather brusque but you're there for cream horns not to make friends ;o)

                I believe they only make them every Saturday. Get there early as they sell out quickly. Heavenly with some raspberry coulis.

                Sweet Home Bakery
                7930 Bowness Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3B 0H3, CA

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                  cn1822 Nov 20, 2010 04:52 PM

                  Hmm I'll have to pick up some cream horns for my parents, they love flaky pastries. And I don't need my bakers to be friendly, good stuff is all I ask for.

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                    The Gut Nov 22, 2010 01:00 PM

                    Oh oh. Time to visit my father inlaw.

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              piano boy Nov 19, 2010 11:11 AM

              You could try supporting the local, independent, non-chain Cruffs in Calgary.

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              1. re: piano boy
                LittleMrs Nov 19, 2010 12:16 PM

                You can read alau2's review of Cruffs on her website.

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