'The Beignet Bar' Opens For Business In Nashville

Posted at 7:44 AM, Sep 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-26 08:44:55-04

They're fluffy and golden, and usually, this Southern dessert is hard to find outside Louisiana. 

"I was craving some beignets so I was trying to figure out how can I get them [in Nashville] without going to New Orleans," said Natasha Johnson, owner of The Beignet Bar.

Johnson says she's not really a baker.

"Not at all. I am a visionary. I’m a creative and I’m a millennial," she said. 

Now, she's putting all her beignets in this basket and banking on Nashville's emerging foodie scene.

Next year, they hope to have a food truck and then a brick and mortar store. Until then, you can call or order online. 

So what makes the dessert so special?

"So beignets are kind of a cross between a French doughnut and a pastry they’re usually served warm with powdered sugar all over them," she said. 

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