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2010 Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday celebrations in Atlanta

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It's Fat Tuesday, time to nosh on treats like this traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras King Cake from Haydel's Bakery in Jefferson, La. For me, pass the paczki!

It’s the best Tuesday of the year, the one where we get to eat a lot of sugar and channel New Orleans’ spirit, no matter where we are. Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, yes, Mardi Gras!

In my native Michigan, we celebrate with paczki, a massive, special jelly doughnut loaded with enough of everything bad for you that it comes back around to good again.

Here, the variety is shockingly wider. (Seriously, they’re really big doughnuts.) King Cake, paczki, sandwiches, drinks…

Here’s a list of Atlanta Mardi Gras events put together by Jon Waterhouse, and there are many more in the AccessAtlanta.com calendar.

What other Mardi Gras celebrations are out there? Share in the comments!

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