Let me let you in on a life secret....come to Louisiana and find a joint that makes really really good beignets and eat, eat eat, till you just up and die. A put some cane syrup on them, for good luck.
We first discovered beignets two years ago and now that we are back in the holy land..the search is on. In Houma..the Pit Stop is THE place to go and man-oh-man..the place is open 24/7 and although we didn't eat, other than the beignets...I'd bet that the food would be spectacular. Now..this is not fancy stuff, right? This is a cajun joint..the locals eat here. Leave your big city stuff in the car, put on a hat, open your shirt a bit...and don't be shy about asking what's good.