Fat tuesday

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A word on paczki and 12 spots to get your fix

Published Feb. 25, 2020

Lent is quickly approaching. And that means a host of Milwaukee bakeries are battening down their hatches and baking up a storm in preparation for "Paczki Day." We've got everything you need to know about the luscious butter-infused filled pastries.

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"Mary's Big Easy" pops up for Mardi Gras

Published Feb. 3, 2020

Toss off your bras and toss on your beads because Mary's Arcade Bar, attached to Hamburger Mary's, 730S. 5th St., will become Mary's Big Easy Mardi Gras Pop-Up for two full weeks in February.

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How to celebrate Mardi Gras in Milwaukee

Published March 4, 2019

In case the weather hasn't tipped you off, we're far away from New Orleans. But even if you can't celebrate in the Big Easy, there are several events going on throughout Brew City to party for Mardi Gras.

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9 spots in the Milwaukee area to find king cake for Mardi Gras

Published Feb. 20, 2019

One of the elements born of Epiphany is the king cake, a sweet, circular pastry, cake or bread which is baked in the shape of a king's crown - and here's where you can find it. We've done the research for you and assembled this list of places where you can find (and pre-order) the cakes.

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Crawdaddy's to open on Fat Tuesday

Published Jan. 19, 2016

The significance of a Fat Tuesday (re)opening of Crawdaddy's won't be lost on fans of the popular cajun and creole restaurant, which always gussied things up for the Mardi Gras holiday at the old location.

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6 places to buy paczki

Published Feb. 15, 2015

This Tuesday is "Fat Tuesday" - the day before Ash Wednesday - but in Milwaukee, it's better known as "Paczki Day." Here are six places to get your fill of Polish doughnuts.

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Radio Milwaukee brings Fat Tuesday music to Turner Hall

Published Dec. 21, 2011

88Nine Radio Milwaukee will host its second annual Mardi Gras Bash Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Turner Hall, featuring music from Milwaukee's Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound and Madison's Mama Digdown's Brass Band.

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Distil celebrates first Mardi Gras with classic cocktails

Published March 7, 2011

The carnival season is upon us and while Mardi Gras fun won't be difficult to find in area bars, Distil, 722 N. Milwaukee St., will celebrate its first Fat Tuesday with some hand-crafted cocktails, says manager Mike Edler.

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"Fat Tuesday's" Polish paczki and southern sazerac

Published Feb. 15, 2010

Locally, tomorrow's "Fat Tuesday" takes on several historic meanings with traditional Polish indulgence in the anticipation of the Lenten season and the ritual mixing of America's first cocktail in Cajun and Creole Mardi Gras celebration. However you opt to indulge, there's a universal understanding that the day is all about one thing: gluttony and extravagance.

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New Orleans comes to the valley

Published Feb. 12, 2010

While many of us are focusing on Valentine's Day this weekend, it might be easy to forget that we're in the heart of Mardi Gras season. Fat Tuesday, in fact, is just a few days away. But the down in the valley, the folks at Potawatomi Bingo Casino haven't forgotten.

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Cookin' up Creole jambalaya

Published Feb. 24, 2009

Cajun and Creole flavors represent life and culture that embraces the Mardi Gras celebration with cooking that's bold, spicy and authentically New Orleans. In honor of Fat Tuesday, Lakerz Sportz Bar & Grill in Oconomowoc shares this jambalaya recipe filled with French Quarter authenticity.