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Nov 15, 2005 03:34 PM

More Beard Papas opening soon

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Just learned today that Beard Papa is opening two more locations in greater Los Angeles. Some damn fine eats in both of these neighborhoods, incidentally. Oh well, so much for all that weight I lost this summerÂ…

Marukai Pacific Market
1620 W Redondo Beach Blvd
Gardena, CA 90247
Grand opening: November 25, 2005

Puente Hills Mall
1600 S Azusa Ave
City of Industry, CA 91748


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  1. Do you know when it will open at the Puente Hills mall?

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    1. I can't wait. Thought I'd have to go to Hawaii or NYC to try one. See link to article from Honolulu Advertiser.


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        Shio Sensei:
        They just opened a high-tone bento ya at that Marukai too. Another Japan-based enterprise like BP. I think Mitsuwa is beginning to feel a little heat from Marukai & Nijiya. Hahaha!

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        1. re: Gohantabeyoka

          It's too bad though that some of the nicer Marukai's require membership.

          1. re: mstinawu

            Marukai has never required a membership. However, you do need a membership if you want to pay the posted price on the shelf -- otherwise, you pay a 5% surcharge.

            1. re: Joe Blowe

              OK, so it's a 5% surcharge on everything you buy or membership. In any case, the one in Gardena requires a membership without mention of anything about a 5% surcharge.

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          1. I so disagree. I tried Beard Papas for the first time last week (the one on Sawtelle). The pastry was one of the best I've ever had for a cream puff and the filling had a wonderful not-too-sweet flavor. In texture, the filling reminded me of the custard filling often used in donuts.

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            1. re: Jwsel

              Jwsel -- just an important reminder: you know, you can have one in each hand! Go next door to Nijiya and get a freshly made red bean cake (I know they make them on Saturdays, but I don't know if they do it during the week?), and THEN, while you're eating that to compensate for the calories burned while walking, go to Beard Papa's for the main event!

              1. re: liu

                Well I tried my first Beard Papas cream puff after dinner at Kiriko, so I didn't exactly need a red bean cake. However, I did walk the aisles at Nijiya and purchased lunch for the following day.