Fat Tuesday, Paczki Day in Grand Rapids
It's Fat Tuesday! The final night of eating large meals before the ritual of fasting begins with the Lenten season beginning on Ash Wednesday, which is, of course, tomorrow.
Do you have your Paczkis ordered, or are you planning to pick some up. Fox17 reports we'll all find prune, custard, lemon, cream cheese-filled Paczkis in bakeries everywhere. And, if you can't make it out to the store, or you just forgot to bring some to work today, there is an easy, high-tech way to get your paczkis delivered right to your door? Uber is here to help.
The ride-sharing service is offering paczkis from Sandy’s Donuts on-demand today. For $25, you can get a box of 12 paczkis delivered.
To order, open the Uber app on your smartphone this morning starting at 7:00am and choose the PACZKI option.
And, not to worry about all those calories. After all, it's only one day, right. However, according to a study, one of those donuts can have 500-1000 calories and close to 80 grams of fat.
What's that equal to? Oh, nothing more than:
- 17 slices of mozzarella cheese
- 5 burgers
- 5 medium servings of french fries
- 24 slices of bacon
- 14 chicken wings
- 1 whole rack of ribs
What about getting into the Mardi Gras spirit? West Michigan is celebrating Mardi Gras with a Live New Orleans Jazz Parade Through the Skywalk tonight.
Starting at 6 p.m. tonight at Van Andel Arena, a live band will be marching around Grand Rapids.
The parade route will proceed through the Grand Rapids Skywalk to the Courtyard Marriot Hotel. Afterwards, free cake will be served inside the Amway GPSports Bar.
Following the parade, the party will continue at 8 p.m inside the Grand Rapids Public Museum for more dancing. Tickets for that event will cost $5.
All ages are welcome, and festive attire is encouraged!