Detroit gets a taste of New Orleans

From the Paris of the Midwest to the New Orleans of the North: Detroit is getting a taste of the Bayou with Beignets. After many years of traveling to the Big Easy and enjoying late-night beignets with chicory coffee at the famous Café du Monde, Michele Pearson and her partner Mark Hausner launched Beignets to bring the dense French doughnut to Detroit. “We just loved the fact that when people were together eating beignets all hours of the night, listening to zydeco, they were happy,” says Pearson. “We figured with the French influence in Detroit, why doesn’t Detroit have something like this?”

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