Cheesecake-Stuffed Beignets At Scott's Seafood

Admittedly, most people go to Scott's for the seafood. It's in the name, after all. But I had to wait right till the end of a meal there recently to be wowed. The dishes up to that point were good, just overpriced and underwhelming.

And then came those beignets. There's a reason they don't call them plain ole donuts. Imagine three of them on a plate, lightly dusted with sugar, interspersed with chopped strawberries and drizzled with strawberry sauce. Now imagine biting into them and finding cheesecake inside. Creamy cheesecake that contrasts with the hot batter, and melts in the mouth like ice cream. Sublime, and strangely not heavy or sickly. But definitely addictive–and, of course, you'll be fighting over the third one, trying (and failing) to split it equally.

This to-die-for trio normally costs $9, but sometimes also appears on the $ix til Six bar menu (which actually runs from 3:00pm to 7:00pm, Monday to Friday). It's not on there right now, but keep an eye out for it. Trust me: donut, beignet, whatever you want to call it–nothing will ever come close.

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