Wednesday, February 08, 2017

At last, something to celebrate: Tomorrow (Feb. 9) is National Pizza Day!


If you'd like to celebrate the big day with Slow-Cooker Pizza-Stuffed Peppers, you'll find the recipe here.

by Ken

Yes, of course, the news lately, ricocheting between bad and worse, has been grim, and we know that, looking into the future, the worst is surely yet to come.

Now you probably thought, when you first laid eyes on the start of the above post title, "At last, something to celebrate," that I meant to subject to you to yet more harassment and propagandizing on behalf of that fake holiday Valentine's Day. You know, the day set aside for the candy and flower lobbies to induce us to empty your wallets on expensive nothings either because we don't have a significant other or, perhaps more cruelly, because we do -- one who's likely to be out of our lives long before the "holiday" rolls around again, or who we'll come to wish was.

But no, I'm not celebrating that miserable made-up holiday. I'm celebrating a day that will do way more than all the combined efforts of the so-called Trump administration ever will to Make America Great Again: National Pizza Day. Which falls tomorrow, February 9.

If you aren't already in a festive mood, here's an example, courtesy of, of how to honor this great day:

Deals and steals for National Pizza Day


Thursday, February 9 is National Pizza Day!

Social media is sure to be buzzing with pictures of pizza all day sparking your cheese cravings so here is a list of deals that will make indulging even better.

Sabarro: Get a free slice of pizza when you join the Sabarro Slice Society
Papa John’s: 40% off any pizza at regular menu price with code 40PIZZA – Until March 5
PizzaHut: Medium three topping pizza for $6
Dominos: Choose any two or more on select items for $5.99 each
Del Vecchio’s, Norfolk: Delivery specials on 18″ pizzas and one topping specials for pickup
Reginella’s Trattoria & Pizzeria, Chesapeake: Lunch specials until 3:30 p.m. – 2 slices and a drink combo and 12″ two topping pizza for $8.50
Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, Greenbrier, Chesapeake and Landstown, Va. Beach – After 10 p.m. half off pizzas and appetizers
Adamo’s New York Pizzeria, Virginia Beach: Two 14″ one topping pizzas for $17.99
Jet’s Pizza, Virginia Beach: One topping pizza and wings (small: $15.49, medium: $16.49, large: $19.49)

Eat up!
And just to show that Melissa is serious about this, there's not a single picture of pizza to spark our cheese cravings! Of course these tidings aren't of much use if you don't happen to be in the WTKR service area, which would appear to be the Hampton Roads (VA) area. This is why I haven't worried overmuch about the above "links" not being live. (If you do happen to live in the WTKR service area, just follow the link to Melissa's post.) Still, this should help imbue you with the spirit of the occasion.


The folks at have you covered, in "Any Way You Slice it, it's National Pizza Day!" "Whether you’re in the mood for a classic pie or a twist on tradition," they've got "12 ways to enjoy your pizza day," each accompanied by an, er, appropriate picture, like the one above of the Slow-Cooker Pizza-Stuffed Peppers.

Pizza Spaghetti Casserole
"Thai Chicken Party" Pizza
Slow-Cooker Pizza Chicken
Slow-Cooker Pizza Soup
Stuffed-Crust Pepperoni Pizza
Italian Pizza Bake (Cooking For 2)
Impossibly Easy Pizza Bake
White Spaghetti Pizza Bake
Stuffed Pizza
Extra-Easy Pizza
Gluten-Free Pizza
Slow-Cooker Pizza-Stuffed Peppers


Or maybe this is the day to go hog wild and bust right out of those routines! Either way, you know you've got the full weight of that great traditional day of commemoration National Pizza Day behind you as you approach the great day.

As they say at WTKR: Eat up!

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At 2:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hate to be a Debbie Downer, but did you see the huffPo article which says that President Bannon believes the Apocalypse is nigh and war is inevitable? He must die or we all will

At 3:08 PM, Anonymous Hone said...

Thanks, Ken. Good to know! I would love to get pizza tomorrow but a snow storm might prevent me from going out. I will try.

Much better to focus on pizza than politics, at least for one day.

Pizza before the apocalypse!

At 4:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, this sent me on a little inquiry into Bisquick, which it turns out is flour, baking soda, salt, oil, and some other stuff we should forget about. Apparently you can make a pretty good pizza without going nuts. I also stumbled onto this. Betty Crocker influenced a whole generation or two of kids! Frightening:

Thanks for the recipes!

At 9:11 PM, Blogger KenInNY said...

"Pizza before the apocalypse!" I like that, Hone!

And, I'm thinking, pizza for the apocalypse, but anyone who's planning on takeout should get their order in as early as possible -- can you imagine how backed up deliveries will get on the big day?

Sausage on mine, please.


At 6:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would anyone patronize Papa John's after their CEO declared that he wouldCut Hours To Rob Employees of Healthcare?

Let that wealthy weasel choke on his "pizza".

At 8:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BBB-But... papa john has commercials with PRO FOOTBALL PLAYERS and shit. How can I not buy his pizza? Shakey's went out of business and Dominos sucks. Besides... Peyton fucking Manning!!!

We should sell naming rights for the apocalypse. And have it catered.

The KKKoch industries apocalypse catered by kkkarl's jr., InBev, Hostess and PepsiCo. has a nice ring to it.


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