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National Deep Dish Pizza Day

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About National Deep Dish Pizza Day

When is National Deep Dish Pizza Day? This holiday is always observed on April 5

Many major cities have a culinary specialty that they are known for. Chicago, Illinois is famous world-wide, for it’s Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza.  These pizzas are so great, that Chicago couldn’t keep the recipe a secret. Nowadays, you can get a deep dish pizza almost anywhere in the U.S., and in many parts of the world, too. Many people say Chicago makes the best pizzas in the world. So, it only stands to reason, that the best deep dish pizza is only made in Chicago. We concur.

 Today, people all over the world celebrate Deep Dish Pizza Day.  We have no doubt about what you will do today, to savor and enjoy this special holiday.

The deep dish pizza was created in 1943 in Chicago, Illinois. It was created by Ike Sewell, founder of Pizzeria Uno. The deep dish pizza recipe calls for a deep, buttery, and crunchy crust. If you follow the original recipe, and we hope you do, the cheese is on top of the dough, and the sauce is on top of the cheese. You can add any other toppings, as you prefer.

Did You Know? The first pizza was made in the country of Greece…. not Italy.

How to Celebrate National Deep Dish Pizza Day

  • Celebrate today with a Chicago-style deep dish pizza, with any and all of your favorite toppings.
  • Make the pizza yourself.
  • Enjoy it for lunch or dinner. If there is any leftover, it’s tomorrow’s breakfast.

Today's Quote

“You’d better cut the pizza into four slices because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.” – – Yogi Berra

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History and Origin of National Deep Dish Pizza Day

Our research dug deep, to find as much as we could about Deep Dish Pizza Day. Chicago, IL-based Uno Pizzeria and Grill created this holiday to celebrate the opening of their first restaurant outside of Chicago on April 5, 1979, in Boston, MA.

When this holiday event was first created, it was called Deep Dish Pizza Day. The word “National” was somehow incorrectly added by some websites in 2017, for no apparent reason. Uno Pizzeria and Grill did not make this alteration.

We did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations making this a true national day.

Definition of “National” Days – and why it is important to distinguish true National days.

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