Post Number: 5052
|Posted on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 11:22 pm: || |
St. Stephens (where I taught the fifth grade at its K-5 before the bishop closed it) doesn't do Polish Masses on Sunday anymore either since last year. It's now a Puerto Rican/Cuban neighborhood. According to the Det News, that area was the last Polish remnant left in Detroit.
Post Number: 2048
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 11:00 am: || |
New Martha Washington was packed this morning. The packzi there are pretty good, but I may try New Palace next year.
And lest anyone think the packzi hype is fading, there was a news crew there, but it was Mo Rocca from the Daily Show/John Stewart (or Jay Leno). He was talking to some guy who wanted to sell his place in line for $5. And then later this morning on NPR, Scott Jagow talked about hearing about packzi for the first time this year, and he interviewed some bakery in Hamtown...
Post Number: 31
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 11:06 am: || |
Yeah, I concur, Martha Washington, Three Dozen procured. Time:1:15 minutes.
Post Number: 66
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 11:42 am: || |
On the southwest side, in what used to be an old Polish neighborhood, there's the Supreme Bakery
off of Central, between the 94 Service drive and
McGraw, on Panama, across from Mother's Bar. Was in there yesterday and they had the most magnificent display of the donut treat I ever saw.
Post Number: 342
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 11:45 am: || |
dds- I used to see him 3 times a week at PLAV # 9 on Mc Dougall and Kirby. He was funny , Bob Bennett that is.
Post Number: 2429
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 12:12 pm: || |
"Whats everyone's fav' filling? Im partial to the fruit kind."
Real ones actually have no filling. Yeah - imagine that.
Post Number: 33
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 12:12 pm: || |
Post Number: 257
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 1:06 pm: || |
I went to New Palace last night to avoid the rush. There was a FOX2 van parked on the side street already. I didn't see any reporter or cameraman, though. They probably just wanted to get a good spot before the onslaught today.
New Palace was selling something they call a "Hamtramck Boat". It looked like 2-3 paczki covered with some confection. I forgot to ask what was in the "Boat", but it looked like an artery clogger for sure.
Post Number: 199
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 1:30 pm: || |
Post Number: 32
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 2:08 pm: || |
Karl jr. is right!,
Post Number: 107
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 2:21 pm: || |
Lots of traffic this morning, I almost forgot it was Fat Tuesday. I can vouch for Sunnyside Bakery...good stuff. I sometimes go there when the Nortown Bakery is closed (although I have never seen paczki at Nortown..it's a good bakery anyways. Nice friendly people and traditional Romanian products). If you can get apricot filling, that is also a nice traditional one but a little harder to find.
Post Number: 450
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 2:34 pm: || |
NPR radio news from L.A. this morning featured newscaster (Scott Jaygal) talking about this thing called a "Paczki" and how places with eastern european populations like them on this day..He had never heard of this tradition. Then they interviewed someone from our own Martha Washington Bakery in Hamtramck to tell more,, He seemed very interested,, It was so funny, something we take for granted and the Californians havent a clue..One of things that makes me like Detroit and its culture.
Post Number: 408
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 2:38 pm: || |
Quote: "I sometimes go there when the Nortown Bakery is closed (although I have never seen paczki at Nortown..it's a good bakery anyways. Nice friendly people and traditional Romanian products)"
Friendly people? There's one guy who works and lives there. Who are these people you've seen there??
Post Number: 14
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 2:54 pm: || |
A CBS news crew is also in Hamtramck covering the festivities. I think the feature will air on Sunday, but I'm not sure on what show.
Post Number: 343
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 6:49 pm: || |
Whiskey in a jar was rockin! Polish Muslims were great.Post 10 was rockin with Danny D !
Post Number: 427
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 8:31 pm: || |
The name of the show IS Sunday morning.
9 am on Ch. 62.
Post Number: 739
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 9:43 pm: || |
My favorite Paczki is custard and so is Mr. Eriedearie's.
The bakeries in and around Windsor now make them. But to me the REAL ones can only be had in Hamtown!
Post Number: 98
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 10:19 pm: || |
Sounds like there is still a Polish bakery left on the SW side? If so, good news.
Goes to show what I know out here in DC, where, by the way, it was 65 degrees today with no snow and no paczki! In previous years, I made them or went to Baltimore, where they're still available in a few spots in the old Polish neighborhood of Fells Point.
Man, I miss home.
Post Number: 451
|Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 1:01 am: || |
So... Did anyone have a jello-shot or Jagrmeister Paczki?
I'm timid. I just had a raspberry and a blueberry filled.
And the "Bob Bennett Memorial Cup" was won by some guy who ate 16+.
Post Number: 21
|Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 3:11 am: || |
Suzy's in Hamtramck had a Jezynowka filled paczki. A blackberry brandy flavor. Pretty good stuff
Post Number: 24
|Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 6:03 am: || |
Post Number: 345
|Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 7:31 am: || |
Norwalk-where does Melody work? I thought i saw you at Whiskey In A Jar.
Post Number: 195
|Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 10:58 am: || |
don't know that but I was At the Whiskey , the Belmont, PLAV and.......................
Post Number: 3831
|Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 11:26 am: || |
I couldn't get my hands on a single paczek yesterday. Damn.
Post Number: 3438
|Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 12:54 pm: || |
I couldn't get my hands on a single paczek yesterday
Too slippery from the grease?
Post Number: 119
|Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 1:30 pm: || |
The CBS news crew was for the CBS Evening News... they were at the New Dodge yesterday morning filming the Muslims.... not sure when it will air though (I should have asked them), hopefully not yet, I have to get the TIVO ready!
Post Number: 114
|Posted on Thursday, February 07, 2008 - 12:22 am: || |
I was at Whiskey in the Jar twice, the first time during the Kielbasa Kings' set, the second time was during the WRIF broadcast. I also spent several hours at the Belmont (three times), and also went to Small's, Paychecks, Roosevelt Bar and New Dodge. We started there but it was too hot and the crowd had 15+ years on us so we took off to find our friends. I tried Small's paczki bomb and it was okay. It was a mini paczki that had vodka poured into it. I didn't finish it.
I started at noon and didn't get home until after 3 a.m., so I think I did pretty good considering I didn't fall down and my boyfriend didn't get into any fights. We also made a point to walk everywhere, even when it was raining and offered a ride. Overall I had 1/2 a paczki, one perogi, one kielbasa, two shots of Jezy and about 20 beers. Boy was it fun!
Post Number: 15
|Posted on Thursday, February 07, 2008 - 7:14 am: || |
I don't know whether the story was also aired on CBS Evening News, but the crew, with Mo Rocca in tow, was doing a feature for the show Sunday Morning.
Post Number: 108
|Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 5:44 pm: || |
Hockeyplayer: I go in in the mornings and sometimes there is a Romanian lady there because I spoke with her a time or two. Perhaps it's the owner's wife or perhaps it is just another Romanian that I happened to run into, but she seemed to know the owner, so I assumed family. There aren't that many Romanians in my area (namely my husband and I) so us Romos tend to seek each other out
Post Number: 57
|Posted on Saturday, February 09, 2008 - 6:32 pm: || |
Hey Ray1936, where can I get paczki here in Vegas?
Post Number: 372
|Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 9:23 am: || |
today cbs Sunday Morning showing clip from Hamtramck.9 am, right now
Post Number: 143
|Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 4:33 pm: || |
See video at http://hamtramckstar.com
They even visited Theresa Witkowski, winner of the 2008 paczki making contest, who made homemade paczki! Too bad the Polish Muslims got cut.
CBS Sunday Morning 2/10/08
Mo Rocca on Passing the Paczki
With Mo Rocca, we’ll go to Hamtramck, Mich., right outside of Detroit, to celebrate its biggest holiday of the year: Paczki Day. And just what are paczki, you may well ask? Well, the easy answer is they’re a kind of jelly donut, Polish-style. But don’t say that in Hamtramck, where every year on Fat Tuesday, folks line up for their favorite treat, and spend the day celebrating with polka, beer, and, of course, paczki.
The Polish Muslims are a band offering a whole array of paczki-related songs. Check out their Web site: www.thepolishmuslims.com
Also, the bakery featured in the piece is the New Martha Washington Bakery, in Hamtramck, Mich.
(Message edited by Gingellgirl on February 12, 2008)