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If you were looking forward to sinking your teeth into a sweet, savory beignet this weekend at New Orleans City Park, you'll have to wait a couple of months. 

Organizers of the second annual Beignet Fest announced the event celebrating New Orleans' iconic dessert has been postponed and rescheduled for Dec. 2 with the threat of severe weather from Tropical Storm Nate descending on the city.

A news release said the decision was prompted by Mayor Mitch Landrieu urging New Orleans residents to stay home this weekend and the refocusing of the police and fire departments on tropical storm preparedness.

"We strongly believe that the public's safety, and the safety of our law enforcement officers, must remain a top priority,' Sherwood Collins, Beignet Fest founder and event producer, said. "We urge everyone to follow the instructions from the Mayor's office and stay home this weekend out of an abundance of caution, and we look forward to seeing everyone at the festival at City Park on December 2." 

The festival benefits the Tres Doux Foundation, which makes grants to nonprofits serving children with developmental delays.