Best Cupcake Replacement - 2012
The beignets at Just For You
Cupcakes peaked years ago, and without nostalgia or bacon, doughnuts are a little ordinary — a dime a dozen. Instead, it's the doughnut's French-ish counterpart that is well on its way to being the sugary sweet of the moment: the beignet. A softened, simplified, and more polished pastry, the best beignet you can get right now is at Just For You in the Dogpatch. Just For You's are tender, airy, golden puffs worth a pilgrimage to the neighborhood for the promise of their buttery fluffiness. A word of caution though: The powdered sugar is piled high, so brush some into your coffee to keep from inhaling a mound of it. Another plus that puts the beignet over the cupcake is that it's socially acceptable to eat for breakfast. At Just for You's Sunday brunch, this warm, pillowy pastry should ease you out of a hangover quite nicely.