If you’ve ever stopped by the Conroe location of Russo’s New York Pizzeria, you’re certainly familiar with the care and quality we put into our pizzas. No matter what day it might be, you’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who’s not in the mood for a slice or two. (Maybe more.) And we especially want to see your smiling faces on September 5th. Why this day in particular? Well, this happens to be National Cheese Pizza Day! That’s right, one of America’s favorite gourmet treats has a holiday, which is dedicated to the consumption and enjoyment of this tasty dish.
One of the things that people love the most about pizza is just how customizable the dish is. With a variety of ways it can be prepared, cooked, topped, and served, there are an endless amount of combinations that can be enjoyed. Many favor mozzarella, but ghoda, cheddar, provolone, pepperjack, and all sorts of other varieties of cheeses have found their way to being topped on a pizza.
Like all types of food that have enjoyed an upward trajectory in popularity, there’s a most delicious history and lineage that’s attached. While there’s a relative amount of speculation on how the cheese pizza first came into existence, the popular legend dates back to 1889. Raffael Esposito, an Italian chef, authenticated a recipe in honor of Queen Margherita of Savoy. The dish consisted of mozzarella cheese, marinara sauce, and basil leaves. These ingredients were chosen to honor the three colors of the Italian flag, and the love affair with the dish has continued ever since.
Like so many foods that have found their way into the lexicon of American pop culture, pizza was brought over to our shores by way of many Italian immigrants. While the precise location has been lost to history, it’s been commonly attributed to New York’s Little Italy neighborhood in 1905 as the birthplace of the Americanized pizza that we’ve all come to know and love today.
While many holidays have their traditions as to how they’re celebrated, here at Russo’s New York Pizzeria, we feel the best way to honor the lineage of the cheese pizza is to find some happiness between the sauce and cheese and dig in! We invite you to come celebrate with us at our Conroe shop, located at 3915 W Davis St #180, or give us a call at 936-539-5900 for delivery.