Fat Tuesday

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Happy Fat Tuesday! It’s Paczki Pandemonium In Metro Detroit

Hundreds across metro Detroit are braving bone-chilling temperatures to pick up paczki for Fat Tuesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/17/2015


Uber To Deliver Paczki On Fat Tuesday

On-demand car service Uber will deliver one dozen paczki for $25 to users on Fat Tuesday.

CBS Detroit–02/16/2015

Suzy Ognanovich serves a freshly made paczki at New Palace Bakery in Hamtramck. (By Edward Cardenas)

Paczki Preparations Underway In Hamtramck (Video)

Bakeries in Hamtramck, and across Metro Detroit, will be busy through Fat Tuesday as customers purchase paczki and enjoy one last indulgence before Lent.

CBS Detroit–02/16/2015

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Best Paczki In Detroit

The best paczki are the free ones in the office lunchroom, but if your co-workers aren’t coming through, visit New Deluxe, New Palace, Dutch Girl Donuts and a handful of other Detroit bakeries!


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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.


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NCIS: New Orleans Cast To Ride In Orpheus Parade

The cast of NCIS: New Orleans will ride as monarchs in the Krewe of Orpheus parade, which rolls on Lundi Gras, the day before 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?


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