It's National Pizza Day! Always a worthy celebration for the Keeler household. I've definitely eaten more than my fair share, particularly during law school. And it is one of the dishes the kids will consume happily.
Pizza has to be nearly the perfect food. All food groups in a single delicious dish. It can be a single filling deep dish slice or a perfect binge food. Crust to your preference, zesty tomato sauce, melted mozzarella cheese, and virtually unlimited combinations of toppings.
I love it all. From thin neopolitan to Chicago deep dish. From the authentic pizza we got in Florence to the cheap oven bakes. As an 80s kid, nothing beats Pizza Hut for nostalgia.
I like white pizzas with alfredo sauce. I like buffalo or barbecue chicken pizza. I'll even take pineapple on pizza with a good Hawaiian style. With the kids, I'm growing to appreciate just a classic cheese pizza.
I do miss the buffet. I know Cicis still offers it, but I miss the Pizza Hut buffet. Or Mazzios. Or Gattis.
I think the best we've had has been a quattro formaggi in Florence (Jamie cried over this one) and The Malnati Classic Chicago at Lou Malnati's.
This has to be one of the benefits of moving to Indiana. Not that we didn't have good pizza in Texas, but we've moved close to several great pizza parlors. We have our favorites here in town like Rockstar Pizza, and we're really close to Chicago to get Lou Malnati's when it strikes our fancy.
So, grab a slice in celebration today. And this year in particular, why not support your local pizza place and show them some love. We want to make sure pizza is here to stay and not just at the national chains.