Excuse us while we wax rhapsodic. Since 1862 Café du Monde has been selling café au lait and beignets (and nothing but) on the edge of Jackson Square. A New Orleans landmark, it's the place for people-watching. Not only is it a must-stop on any trip to New Orleans, you may find yourself wandering back several times a day. What's a beignet? (Say ben-yay, by the way.) A square French doughnut-type object, hot and covered in powdered sugar. You might be tempted to shake off some of the sugar. Don't. Trust us. Pour more on, even. You'll be glad you did. At three for about $1.75, they're a hell of a deal. Wash them down with chicory coffee.
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