BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (CBS) — A Fat Tuesday tradition in Chicago marched on this year – as even the overnight snowstorm in Chicago couldn’t keep people from lining up for paczkis.
A line formed early Tuesday morning and into the afternoon at the European Deli & Subs shop in Bolingbrook.READ MORE: 5 Killed, 18 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings
Paczkis are stuffed Polish pastries that are a popular indulgence for many Catholics before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Colder And Blustery Sunday Night
Blueberry, strawberry, apricot – you name the flavor, people were lining up for it.
“The last week has been crazy – constantly, just constantly people coming in,” said Patricia Celjuska of European Deli & Subs. “Now, just people, you know, they remember also the holiday – you know, they don’t have that busy work schedule they used to have, so they’re like, ‘Oh my God, it’s Fat Tuesday.’”MORE NEWS: Shedd Aquarium Asks Restaurants To Help Keep Plastic Out Of Great Lakes
In the last six days, the Bolingbrook bakery has churned out some 7,000 paczkis.