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In preparation for Mardi Gras, beignets—translated from the French as "fritters"—are showing up more frequently on menus. This airy, deep-fried relative of the all-American donut is a staple in New Orleans' French Quarter. These places offer up their own renditions of the beignet.

New York, NY
Hot Sweet Potato Beignet with a scoop of vanilla ice cream & sprinkled with Hershey’s chocolate; $6.50

Beast and the Hare
San Francisco, CA
French Quarter beignets with orange caramel; $6

Boston, MA
Meyer Lemon Beignet, corralejo tequila ice cream, espresso glaze, cocoa nibs; $9

Grand Lux Café
Chicago, IL
New Orleans Beignets served warm with three sauces; $7.95

New York, NY
Beignets, chocolate fondue; $8

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