Rick’s White Light Diner and the Best Beignets North of New Orleans

When we were in Frankfort last year we had the pleasure of once again following in the footsteps of Guy Fieri and getting breakfast at Rick's White Light Diner.

I didn't have high expectations when it came to the cuisine of Frankfort. Frankly, the last thing I was expecting to find was a Cajun and Creole diner in the middle of winter in this small city. I was completely blown away.

The atmosphere is very quaint an cozy. The walls are littered with various memorabilia that give the diner a unique charm. The diner has been a staple of Frankfort since it was built in 1943 and to this day is the oldest operating restaurant in the city.

Rick is a classically trained chef that has may years of experience preparing food including a stint in the Navy in the 1960s.

We had hot cakes and bacon for breakfast. It is hard to imagine how this seemingly common meal could be worth writing about. I suppose you will have to take my word for it.

Hot Cakes and Bacon

For desert, we ordered Beignets. One bite, and I was immediately taken back to my time in New Orleans sitting in the muggy summer under the striped green tent of Cafe Du Monde drinking a Cafe Au Lait and getting powdered sugar all over my clothes while a trumpet player busks in the sidewalk.

Rick's Beignets

Rick's White Light Diner is a hidden gem in so many ways. Thank you Rick for such a wonderful treat.


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