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Whether you call it Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday or Carnival, it usually conjures up images of flying beads, masqueraded party-goers on floats, and general all-out debauchery. But you don’t need to attend a parade this week to join in the decadent festivities.
the $4.95 lunch special at the Pita Inn (photo by Steve Dolinsky)There really isn't much to find these days on the lunch front for less than five bucks. I mean, you can get a burrito or a burger, but that never really satisfies - both from a taste and a nutritional standpoint.
a plethor of paczki from Old Mill Bakery (photo by Steve Dolinsky)While everyone concentrates on Fat Tuesday parties next week, Chicagoans know that today is also a big day for the million or so residents in our area of Polish descent.