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Tuesday, September 06, 2005 

Beignet there....Doughnut that.

The Los Angeles Times has brought some good news from The Crescent City....Cafe du Monde still lives as does Gallatoire's, which celebrated it's 100th year this year. However, the venerable Commander's Palace is partially destroyed.

Coffee is strong at the Cafe du Monde
donuts are too hot to touch
Just like a fool, when those sweet goodies cool
I eat 'til I eat way too much

- Jimmy Buffett
from his song "Te Wino and I Know,"
on the album Living and Dying in Three-Quarter Time, 1974.
The Original Cafe Du Monde Coffee Stand was established in 1862 in the New Orleans French Market. The Cafe is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It closes only on Christmas Day and on the day an occasional Hurricane passes too close to New Orleans.

The Original Cafe Du Monde is a traditional coffee shop. Its menu consists of dark roasted Coffee and Chicory, Beignets, White and Chocolate Milk, and fresh squeezed Orange Juice. The coffee is served Black or Au Lait. Au Lait means that it is mixed half and half with hot milk. Beignets are square French -style doughnuts, lavishly covered with powdered sugar. In 1988 Iced Coffee was introduced to the cafe. Soft drinks also made their debut that year

We might see the price of coffee go up because according to research from the economic development group of Greater New Orleans, Inc., today, one-third of all coffee imported to North America lands first in New Orleans.

Jill, Bush's 'Homeland' Ate His Dogwork

Beautiful pic and nice posts of New O. Please keep your nice posts coming!

Great post. Good for you for helping us remember a great food city and the people suffering there.

Ya I really enjoy these posts about New Orleans. It's amazing how something so simple can help alleviate the sadness (and outrage).

Hi Jill, I'd appreciate it if you could please change the link to the original post for this picture.
Thanks, Irina.

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