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More Beard Papas opening soon

Professor Salt Nov 15, 2005 03:34 PM

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

Link: http://professorsalt.com

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    jim RE: Professor Salt Nov 15, 2005 04:50 PM

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

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    1. re: jim
      Alice RE: jim Nov 15, 2005 05:01 PM

      It doesn't say on the website yet.

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

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      K RE: Professor Salt Nov 15, 2005 10:34 PM

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

      Link: http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/app...

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        Gohantabeyoka RE: Professor Salt Nov 16, 2005 01:28 AM

        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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          mstinawu RE: Gohantabeyoka Jul 26, 2006 02:56 AM

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

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            Joe Blowe RE: mstinawu Jul 26, 2006 04:31 PM

            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.

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              mstinawu RE: Joe Blowe Jul 26, 2006 06:52 PM

              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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          Jwsel RE: Professor Salt Jul 26, 2006 03:41 PM

          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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            liu RE: Jwsel Jul 26, 2006 04:03 PM

            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!

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              Jwsel RE: liu Jul 26, 2006 10:13 PM

              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.

          2. Gary Soup RE: Professor Salt Jul 26, 2006 03:54 PM

            This topic probably belongs in "Chains" but based on my one experience with the "Puff Daddy" I'd say they aren't worth going out of your way for. But so long as people are going gaga over them, they'll spread faster than a malignant melanoma (or Stabucks). It's a low maintenance, low overhead (even more so than Starbucks) operation with an obviously high profit margin -- franchisee heaven!

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              ml22 RE: Professor Salt Jul 26, 2006 04:14 PM

              any store selling this in OC?

              my friend from manhattan RAVES about this too much i have to try it myself!

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