Recently, I met a friend for coffee at Artisan Foods Bakery & Cafe in Roswell. We splurged on an order of beignets. At Artisan Foods, these small square puffs of fried loveliness are not on the printed menu, yet regulars know to order them. Looking around, there was nary a table without them.
As we laughed about how hard it is to go wrong with fried yeast dough and dusted the powdered sugar from our clothes, we reminisced about the days of the now-closed Huey’s and Crescent City Beignets.
There is a new beignet spot in town serving both sweet and savory beignets. In addition to traditional beignets, the Beignet Connection will serve crawfish, lobster or potato beignets (to name a few). Non-beignet Creole/Cajun specialties are also offered at this new restaurant in Midtown West’s Pencil Factory opening today.
7 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturdays, and 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Sundays. 349 Decatur Street SE, Atlanta. 404-525-5295.
Where do you go in Atlanta to get your beignet fix?
–by Jenny Turknett, Food & More blog
– Jenny Turknett writes about Southern and Neighborhood Fare for the AJC Dining Team. She also publishes her own blog, Going Low Carb.