Paczki Day is the Polish celebration of Fat Tuesday. And lordamighty, do we have a lot of Poles here in Chicago. I'm not generally a huge fan of Polish food in general -- even pierogi leave me kind of cold -- but I have a special place in my belly for Polish pastries. Paczki are basically really kickass jelly doughnuts, made the old-fashioned way: FRIED. FRAAAAAAHD Y'ALL.