It is once again time for that time honored tradition… Paczkis! For those of you who have not read this blog over the past three years, I love Fat Tuesday aka Mardi Gras aka Shrove Tuesday aka Paczki Day! Wikipedia has a decent definition of ‘Paczki’. It’s covered here in Detroit by the television stations, radio stations (WRIF 101.1FM is broadcasting from the New Dodge Lounge), and the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press. What’s cool this year is that I was invited to a Paczki Eating Contest in Hamtramck, Michigan, the ‘Paczki Capital of the World’. What’s not cool is that I’m stuck at work, so I can’t go. My nephew is in Hamtramck buying paczkis and having a good time (read ‘having adult beverages with friends’).
According to the Hamtramck Star, there is a whole list of events for today. (Thanks for the paczki picture, HS!) If you are in the area, get out there and enjoy it! It’s around 40 degrees Fahrenheit today, so there’s no reason why you can’t have a good time before Ash Wednesday. Smacznego!