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Mardi Gras Brings Out The Crowds For Paczki Day

Mardi Gras is here, which means it’s also Paczki Day, and a rush of hungry customers lining up at Chicago area bakeries for a taste of the decadent Polish pastries.


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Mardi Gras Arrives In Chicago With Paczkis And Revelry

For Christians, this is Fat Tuesday – the day before the start of Lent.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

Paczki Eating Contest

Chicagoans Scarf Down Paczkis For Charity

Paczkis are a guilty pleasure for many Chicagoans just ahead of Ash Wednesday. But nine teams took it a step farther — battling it out Saturday in a paczki-eating contest for charity in Evanston.

WBBM Newsradio–03/05/2011