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New Orleans: Cafe Beignet

Before getting to New Orleans, we compiled a list of things we wanted to eat.  What we failed to do, however, was figure out what to do in-between meals.  So after finishing our po' boy from Verti Marte, we were at a loss as to what to do next.

With temperatures in the 90s and humidity through the roof, we escaped the heat of the outdoors and ducked into a random cafe to regroup and strategize:


We couldn't justify occupying a table without ordering something, which is how our first beignet experience in NOLA ended up being at Cafe Beignet rather than at the iconic Cafe du Monde:


At three per order, the beignets cost $3.99.  They came piping hot and dusted with powdered sugar.  It was delicious, as dough and sugar always is, but I couldn't see myself eating more than one.  My sister, on the other hand, probably could've devoured the entire order on her own.

To buy even more time at our table, I added on an iced lemonade ($3.99) and sipped it very, veeeeery slowly:


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