Palatine baker makes paczkis for Fat Tuesday

February 21, 2012 5:12:08 PM PST
Fat Tuesday means it's time to eat! Tuesday morning, bakers at Spunky Dunkers in suburban Palatine were preparing paczkis.

The fried and filled pastry is considered an indulgence before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season.

In New Orleans, it is all about the king cake. Bakers were in the kitchen preparing the treat.

On the street, revelers are flooding the French Quarter to enjoy the festivities.

The Zulu Krewe was the first major parade Tuesday morning.