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Fat Tuesday

(Keith Beiler makes fasnachts at his family's bakery stand in the Reading Terminal Market.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

The Day Before Lent, A Sweet Tradition at Reading Terminal Market

“Fat Tuesday, the fasnacht donut, is a potato donut fried up, just plain or powdered with cinnamon and sugar,” explains Keith Beiler of Beiler’s Bakery.

03/04/2014

Monsignor Michael Magee (credit: Dan Wing/KYW)

For Catholics, Tuesday Marks Last Day Before Official Start Of Lent

Tomorrow marks Shrove Tuesday for members of the Catholic faith, the last day before the official start of Lent.

03/03/2014

Avery Goldman, owner of 'The Baker's Jar' (credit: Coleman Yunger)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Cake In Jars, Fat Tuesday Fundraiser & Restaurant Deals In Chestnut Hill

Get ready for a unique new bakery, some great deals at restaurants in Chestnut Hill and some fun on Fat Tuesday.

02/27/2014

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Guide To New Orleans’ 2014 Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras 2014 may be a few weeks away, but Carnival season has already begun in New Orleans, with brightly colored parades throughout the city and much more to come.

02/18/2014

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Top Bars To Celebrate Mardi Gras In Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love has its fair share of Bourbon Street-worthy establishments standing by to help Philly-area residents and visitors roll out the good times, Big Easy-style.

02/17/2014

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Top Bars To Celebrate Mardi Gras In Philadelphia

Of course, everyone would like to be celebrating on New Orleans’ infamous Bourbon Street. But Philadelphia has its fair share of amazingly festive places that can temporarily transport you to New Orleans.

02/07/2013

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Top Places To Party For Mardi Gras 2012 In Philadelphia

Whether you’re looking to dine on authentic New Orleans food such as gumbo, jambalaya, bananas foster, and king cake; celebrate with the shuffle beat, boogie-woogie piano sounds of this holiday; tip a glass of specially […]

02/16/2012

(Photos by Paul Kurtz)

Center City Jazz Club Serves Up Mounds Of Crawdads For Mardi Gras

A center city Philadelphia jazz club and restaurant is celebrating Fat Tuesday today with a bounty of crawfish.

03/08/2011

Mayfair Bakery has been making fastnachts in the Northeast since 1965. (File photo provided by Mayfair Bakery)

Fastnacht Lovers Line Up At Philadelphia Bakeries

For the Mayfair Bakery and makers of fastnachts all over the city, business will be booming today.

03/08/2011

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