Evanston bakery hosts paczki-eating contest

February 13, 2010 8:19:11 PM PST
Some big appetites squared off against some big pastries in Evanston Saturday at a Paczki eating contest.It was the inaugural Paczki Pig-Out hosted by Bennison's Bakery.

The event benefits Haitian relief and the American Red Cross.

Paczkis are a fried dough delicacy traditionally enjoyed on or around Fat Tuesday just prior to the Lenten fast which begins on Ash Wednesday.

Saturday's contestants had five minutes to scarf down as many paczkis as possible.