Forget the Carnivale Capitals and Pick a Polish Paczki Today
Happy Fat Tuesday...or Mardi Gras, or Shrove Tuesday, or regular old Tuesday depending on where you are and what you're into. Tucking into big meals and giving into gluttony is the order of the day, and in the spirit we've swung by a bakery to pick up a box of Polish Paczkis (pronounced like "poonsh-skee") because this year we aren't heading to New Orleans or Rio or any of the other Carnivale capitals.
If you too can't make it to the Big Easy or even one of our six other, international Mardi Gras celebrations, then Paczkis are a reliable way to join in the fun. The only thing is that whether you're eating a Paczki or revelling in N'awlins, you're gonna get sticky.
To tell you the truth, we're in Chicago right now and today is Tuesday like any other week, really; B stands for Business here, not Boobs. Thankfully it does stand for Baked Goods and we highly recommend heading up to Dinkel's Bakery on Lincoln at West Roscoe to get your Paczki party started. Any local bakery worth its salt should be stocking these cream-filled pastries today anyway...