National Pizza Day


Every day is a national day of something, but we don’t pay attention to most of them because they’re obscure or they’re so pointless, it’s just stupid. National Pizza Day is not one of those days. It’s beautiful and if you weren’t eating pizza yesterday, then I’m sorry.

When I was little I used to pick off the cheese and only eat the bread and the sauce, exclaiming that the cheese was “too cheesy.” My parents just shook their head in dismay and probably continually thought “what the actual fuck” during my childhood. These days, cheese and pizza are among my favorite things.

Whether it’s deep dish, thin crust, plain cheese, meat lovers’, or Margherita pizza crafted in the motherland (Italy, obviously), you can’t go wrong unless you’re getting pizza at Subway. And really, why would you do that?

I was casually looking for inspiration on how to do pizza justice with this article, so I just started googling. Okay, I really was googling where I could get free pizza yesterday, but we’re going to file that under inspiration. And the answer is apparently nowhere. Dollar pizza saves the day! Anyway, this is Wikipedia’s definition: “Pizza is an oven-baked flat bread generally topped with tomato sauce and cheese. It is commonly supplemented with a selection of meats, vegetables and condiments.” Of course this isn’t untrue, but we all know that pizza is so much more than that. Really, pizza’s definition should just be “perfection baked in the shape of a pie with tomato sauce, cheese, and whatever the fuck else you want on it. Pizza often causes people to do things that they might do for a Klondike bar.” But maybe I’m only one who thinks this.

Urban Dictionary’s “10 words relating to pizza” really just says it all…


And on that note, go enjoy a slice (or three) because it’s Tuesday and you deserve it.

Post by Lian Weinstein.