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Mardis Gras recap: Cafe Du Monde is definitely part of a balanced breakfast

On Saturday, a light breakfast at Café du Monde was required. The line is long at this hallowed New Orleans' coffee stand -- opened since the 1860s -- but it moves fast, and there are only two or three choices so ordering is simple: café au lait (coffee with steamed milk) and powdered sugar-dusted beignets (ben-YAYS), or French donuts. We ordered two for each of us, but then out of nowhere, our friend Phil decided to keep going, as if the fried dough and sugar had somehow connected to a visceral section of his brain that previously didn't exist, like Neo discovering the Matrix for the first time: he wound up downing six all by himself.

Steve Dolinsky's Mardis Gras wrap up. #1: Eating during Mardis Gras, #2 Cafe Du Monde, #3: Parades and Brigstens and #4: Jazz Brunch and Rachel Ray.

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