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Fat Tuesday

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What Should You Give Up For Lent?

Lent is today, and Sarah hit me with this one “I think we should give up … for Lent.”

97.1 The Ticket–03/05/2014

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Enjoying Your Paczki Day? Eating One Is Like A Handful Of Crisco

Metro Detroiters are indulging Paczki. How much fat is there in a paczek?

03/04/2014

People gather to get a piece of the traditional "Rosca de Reyes" (King Cake) in Mexico City on January 3, 2014. The "Rosca de Reyes" was distributed among 200,000 people at the Zocalo Square in the Mexican capital. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo ESTRELLA        (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

King Cakes Try To Give Paczki A Run For Their Money On Fat Tuesday

While thousands of the Polish sweet treats are being devoured to mark this day before lent, there’s a bakery in Farmington that’s selling the traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras delight– king cakes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/04/2014

Paczki lovers line up outside Hamtramck's famous Polish bakeries on Fat Tuesday. (Credit: Bill Szumanski/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Paczki Lovers Brave Freezing Temps For Fat Tuesday Treats

Outside of Michigan, few people even know what paczki are. But say the word in metro Detroit, and mouths start watering.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/04/2014

Fat Tuesday Has Everyone Packing Paczki For The Day

Dave Tinney drove 30 minutes each way from Fairhaven to the new Martha Washington Bakery in Hamtramck just to pick up four dozen paczki.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/03/2014

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Guide To New Orleans’ 2014 Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras 2014 may be a few weeks away, but Carnival season has already begun in New Orleans, with brightly colored parades throughout the city and much more to come.

02/18/2014

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Booze-Filled Paczki Selling Like Hotcakes

So you think pazcki are just a little too healthy? How about adding some vodka?

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/12/2013

The line to buy paczki on Fat Tuesday wraps around the building at New Palace Bakery in Hamtramck. (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

Fat Tuesday: Metro Detroit Goes Crazy For Paczki

It’s an unofficial holiday for many in the metro Detroit area: Fat Tuesday, also known as Paczki Day.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/12/2013

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Best Bars To Celebrate Mardi Gras In Detroit

Beads, booze, packzis and cake! It’s that time of year when Mardi Gras-style celebrating invades Detroit. Here are some hot spots to mark on your Mardi Gras celebration itinerary that you won’t want to miss.

02/07/2013

A Deep Fried Paczki From Hayden's Grill & Bar in Canton Township.

Put A Little Punch In Your Paczki; Try It Deep Fried

At Hayden’s Grill and Bar in Canton Township, they’re upping the punch of the traditional treat by dipping them in waffle batter and deep-frying them again.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/21/2012

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