Thursday, January 21, 2010

Beignets Square Donuts

Sunday June 23, 1991

We're up at 8:30 to get ready, pack and leave about 10:30. We drive around Atlanta--lots of black areas. We find some old large homes in an area of about one square mile. We drive up and down all the streets. Most of the homes have been restored and are lovely.

We wander into a nice white area and find a restaurant called Huey's. It is like New Orleans and serves beignets, the square donut from New Orleans. We have omelettes and eggs benedict--Great!

We head for the airport stopping for gas and turn in the car. We arrive at the airport 2 hours early. Frank still feels lousy with his cold. Leaving Atlanta at 4:50 we change planes, running at Dallas and arrive Burbank at 8 p.m. We are not tired, though it is 11 p.m. Atlanta time. We clean up Smokey's messes and head for bed at 12:00.

A beignet (pronounced [bε.ɲε], which is the French word for fried dough) refers to a pastry made from deep-fried dough and sprinkled with confectioner's sugar. It is a kind of French doughnut made popular in New Orleans.

Atlanta has a population of over 1/2 million with almost 60% of them being black.

Smokey was their long-haired cat who tended to become a bit destructive when he felt he was not getting attention.

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