For paczki obsessives out there looking for yet another way to up their caloric intake on Fat Tuesday, there’s now a pizza for that. The alchemists Woodbridge neighborhood pizzeria Pie-Sci have revealed their salute to Paczki Day: a paczki pizza. The recipe consists of Pie-Sci’s pizza dough, a base of lemon custard “sauce,” basil, doughnuts, mascarpone, raspberry sauce, and powdered sugar. It’s available beginning at 11 a.m. until sold out for those who dare to try it.
The 2019 paczki mania seems to have observably escalated from previous seasons with many more sweet and savory paczki mashups making appearances throughout the region. Detroit City Distillery produced a limited amount of paczki vodka in honor of the Polish doughnut celebration. The spirit sold out on Sunday, March 3, though some Hamtramck bars are serving it today. Breweries such as Brew Detroit and Baffin Brewing Company each produced their own styles of paczki beer for limited release. When compared with the paczki coneys at American Coney Island and the paczki burgers at Motor City Sports Bar in Hamtramck, a paczki pizza — essentially a dessert pizza — almost seems tame.