Chef rolls out Afro-Caribbean twist on paczki
March 1st marks Fat Tuesday! For many, that means Paczki Day, or a day to fill up on the jelly or cream filled pastries. However, there’s a spot in Detroit that’s serving up a twist on the tradition. Yum Village Marketplace and Pantry is offering Afro-Caribbean inspired paczki flavors.
‘Bay County residents take this holiday very seriously,’ says paczki baker as Fat Tuesday arrives
There’s a way to make real, traditional paczkis, said Jarrid of Barney’s BakeHouse Bakery in Bay City. “The traditional paczki is made with a dense sweet dough. Weighman set up shop at the former Barney’s Bakery at 421 S. Van Buren St. in the fall of 2020 after the historic and original Barney’s Bakery, which dated back to 1929, announced it was closing its doors earlier that year. The paczki is rooted in Polish tradition, which is something that Bay City is rich in. We had 514 customer transactions on the snowiest day of the year last Paczki’s Day.mlive.com
Move over paczkis. Kreole Queenz offers Mardis Gras ‘king cakes’ for Fat Tuesday
“Purple is for justice, green is for faith, and yellow is for power.”Mini Mardi Gras king cakes are for sale at Kreole Queenz in downtown Saginaw's SVRC Marketplace Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras in French, is a day of indulgence before Lent, the period from Ash Wednesday through Holy Saturday, the day before Easter begins. Turner said Mardi Gras is a festive time in New Orleans and throughout all of Louisiana where people celebrate with food, parades and music. “We’ve been taking orders for over a week for them now already.”Paczki, pronounced poonch-kee, are traditional Polish pastries synonymous with Mardi Gras in mid-Michigan. The annual Fat Tuesday event at Krzysiak’s House also serves as a fundraiser with proceeds from its paczki sales benefitting The Salvation Army.mlive.com
25 places to buy delicious paczki for Fat Tuesday in the Detroit area
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It helped feed Jackson with paczki for decades. Now St. Joseph School is slated for demolition
JACKSON, MI – It was once crowded with students, large celebrations and people baking paczki for Fat Tuesday, but the St. Joseph Catholic School building will be no more this summer. The building also was a social center, with its basement hosting festivals, weddings, birthdays, funerals and more. She even remembers hosting her mother’s 100th birthday inside the social center. Since the demolition will leave the St. Joe campus without a social center, the parish is working to find a new space for festivals, gatherings and other events. One possibility is the renovation of an old office area between the church and the former rectory at 705 Waterloo St., Canoy said.mlive.com
You can now get pastries six days a week at Promenade Artisan Foods in Detroit's Fisher Building
click to enlarge Courtesy of Promenade Artisan Foods. Promenade Artisan Foods owners Chelsie and Jono Brymer show off their goods ... baked goods, that is. )Trenton-based Promenade Artisan Foods, which opened in 2016, expanded this year with a second location, situated in the Fisher Building . (However, Promenade will be closed on Saturday, March 20 to allow all staff to receive their COVID-19 vaccines. )In addition to a selection of freshly baked treats like scones, macarons, croissants, cupcakes, and cookies, Promenade Artisan Foods also offers coffee, boxed lunches, and grab-and-go items, including sandwiches, soups, and salads.metrotimes.com
How to celebrate Paczki Day, Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras - all in one glorious day
Today is Paczki Day, Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras all wrapped up into one glorious day. Look below for some of the places where you can celebrate Paczki Day, Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras in Michigan:It's one big day with Paczki Day, Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras all in one!John GonzalezKalamazoo PaczkiAt Sweetwater’s Donut Mill in Kalamazoo, general manager Tricia Garner said the team has lost count of how many paczki were made for pre-orders, but estimates bakers make 360 in each batch, churning out one batch per hour. Paczki Day! READ: 13 great Paczki destinations to visit on Fat TuesdayMuskegon-based Pigeon Hill Brewing Company is releasing RAD Raspberry Paczki, a light ale just in time for Paczki Day. (Jake May | MLive.com)Jake May | Mlive.comWant to tell us about more great Paczki in Michigan or pass along a story idea?mlive.com
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Muted Mardi Gras: Closed bars, barricaded Bourbon Street
Tourists from Brooklyn take photos on a nearly deserted Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. “We were expecting a little bit lower key than the normal Mardi Gras,” Wheeler said. Coronavirus-related restrictions in New Orleans included canceled parades, closed bars and a near shutdown of rowdy Bourbon Street. That, and unusually frigid weather, prevented what New Orleans usually craves at the end of Mardi Gras season: streets and businesses jam-packed with revelers. To the east, Mobile, Alabama, which boasts the nation's oldest Mardi Gras celebrations, had also canceled parades.
Barney’s BakeHouse Bakery in Bay City using almost century-old paczki recipe for Fat Tuesday
BAY CITY, MI - A Bay City baker is continuing to carry on the legacy and tradition of making old fashioned Polish paczkis for Fat Tuesday. New owner of Barney’s BakeHouse Bakery Jarrid Weighman said that he is using the 90-year-old recipe that was handed down to him by former Barney’s owner Dan Zielinski. “This is the classic Barney’s recipe that everyone has known around Bay City. Weighman set up shop at the former Barney’s Bakery at 421 S. Van Buren St. in the fall of 2020 after the historic and original Barney’s bakery, which dated back to 1929, announced it was closing its doors earlier that year. For those who like the traditional and original Polish paczki, raisins and all, Weighman will also have them available for Fat Tuesday.mlive.com
Virus-muffled Mardi Gras hits New Orleans' party-loving soul
People walk past parts of Mardi Gras floats past and present, at Mardi Gras World, where Kern Studios creates and stores some of their floats, in New Orleans, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. New Orleans' annual pre-Lenten Mardi Gras celebration is muted this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Mardi Gras joy is muted this year in New Orleans as authorities seek to stifle the coronavirus's spread. Mardi Gras joy is muted this year in New Orleans as authorities seek to stifle the coronavirus's spread. None of it is worth putting people's lives in danger.”AdNew Orleans' Mardi Gras has had hard times before.
Local Eats: 20-year-old baker uses family paczki recipe for Fat Tuesday treats
“He was the one that used to always make them and taught my dad how to make them,” Burzynski, 20, said. The process of... Posted by Heavenly Bakes & Cakes on Monday, February 8, 2021For Fat Tuesday this year, Heavenly Bakes & Cakes is selling unfilled, lemon- and raspberry-filled paczki. Paczki aren’t the only specialty item at Heavenly Bakes & Cakes this week. The in-home business started in June 2020 with a focus on cakes, cake pops and other baked novelties. She averages about 25 orders per week, though Fat Tuesday and Valentine’s Day have driven up orders to the triple digits, she said.mlive.com
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Where to find paczki in Muskegon County this Fat Tuesday
MUSKEGON, MI -- Paczki season is here. Here are some places paczki can be found in Muskegon County:Goobers BakeryGoobers Bakery offers 13 different flavors of paczki at their Whitehall and Norton Shores locations. The Norton Shores bakery presents a selection of basic flavors for $1.50 and premium for $1.75. The bakery will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 820 Terrace St. in Muskegon. The bakery is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Muskegon, 1788 Terrace St., Grand Haven, 623 A Way, and Holland, 660 Chicago Drive.mlive.com
Ready for Fat Tuesday? Find paczki at these Ann Arbor locations
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – It’s not officially Fat Tuesday unless powdered sugar is on everything. Here’s where you can pick up some paczki in Ann Arbor:ARGUS FARM STOPThis year Fenton-based baking company Crust is supplying Argus Farm Stop with strawberry, raspberry and lemon paczki. DJ’S BAKERYDJ’s will have eight flavors of paczki available, including apple, blueberry, custard, cream, lemon, prune, raspberry and strawberry. AdWASHTENAW DAIRYPreordering has closed but the historic Ann Arbor business will have some paczki available for pickup on Tuesday. Paczki pickup will happen from Feb.12-16 at both the Ann Arbor North and Ann Arbor West Plum Market locations.
Virus dims Carnival joy and commerce on a New Orleans street
COVID-19 is tamping down the joy — and the revenue — associated with Carnival season in New Orleans. Live music is all but dead. The lounge was becoming popular for live music and Brazilian food. They cautiously reopened after Labor Day at restricted capacity and without live music. They also understand that live music will probably be one of the last things to return after the virus is fully defeated.
Where to pick up paczki in Washtenaw County for Fat Tuesday
ANN ARBOR, MI -- Fat Tuesday is coming up and several bakeries are preparing to serve a traditional Polish pastry eaten before the first day of Lent. Customers can pour into several bakeries across Washtenaw County to pick up custard-, cream- or jelly-filled pazcki for Fat Tuesday, which is Tuesday, Feb. 16 this year. DJs BakeryStop in for a strawberry, lemon, apple, raspberry, blueberry, prune, custard or cream paczki. Washtenaw DairyWashtenaw Dairy is known for its ice cream and doughnuts but will have apple, blueberry, chocolate, cream, custard, raspberry, prune and lemon paczki for $2 each. (Ryan Stanton | The Ann Arbor News)Argus Farm StopStop in for a raspberry, strawberry or lemon paczki for $2.50 each, or buy 12 get 13th free.mlive.com
Pandemic-Era Mardi Gras: No Extravagant Balls And Parades, Still Plenty Of Cake
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A subdued 2021 Carnival season begins Wednesday after the coronavirus pandemic has put an end to the crowd-heavy balls and street parades that draw thousands of people to the city every year. The Mardi Gras season always starts on Jan. 6 and ends on Fat Tuesday, which this year falls on Feb. 16. The season is usually marked by extravagant balls and parades where costumed riders throw trinkets to the mobs of people packed along the parade routes. Usually throngs of people gather at the facility where the street car starts its journey to see the group off, but this year people are asked to disperse along the street car route and watch from there instead. In Mobile, Alabama, dozens of parades, balls and other events also have been canceled.detroit.cbslocal.com
Pandemic-era Mardi Gras: No big crowds, but plenty of cake
FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, Mondo Kayo parades down Chartres Street during Mardi Gras, in New Orleans. The Mardi Gras season always starts on Jan. 6 and ends on Fat Tuesday, which this year falls on Feb. 16. The Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc is a club that annually pays homage to the fallen French hero with a parade through the French Quarter on the official start of the Carnival season. In Mobile, Alabama, dozens of parades, balls and other events also have been canceled. The city on the Gulf of Mexico calls itself the birthplace of Mardi Gras since celebrations began there a few years earlier than in New Orleans.
Second person killed by Mardi Gras float in New Orleans
A man was struck and killed by a Mardi Gras float during a raucous weekend street parade in New Orleans, becoming the second person in days killed along a parade route during this years Carnival season, authorities said. The fatality came as New Orleans was mourning the death of a 58-year-old woman who witnesses said was run over by a parade float Wednesday night. Tandem floats, similar to the one involved in Saturdays incident, are multiple floats connected together and pulled by one tractor. Tandem floats would not be allowed for the few days remaining in the 2020 festival season, city agency NOLA Ready tweeted. AdvertisementThe Carnival season is nearing its traditional all-out Fat Tuesday celebration, the raucous climax of a week or more of parades and partying.latimes.com
Fat Tuesday draws Mardi Gras tourists from across the U.S.
Fat Tuesday draws Mardi Gras tourists from across the U.S. From the bands, to the floats, to the beads, New Orleans is the nation's party destination this week. Omar Villafranca reports on the Mardi Gras festivities from the French Quarter.cbsnews.com