Transcript for February 9th
Welcome to February 9th on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate our love of foreigners and the “carbolicious” melting pot we can’t get enough of. More after the break from our founder, Marlo Anderson.
When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that’s the signal to celebrate National Pizza Day. With Americans consuming an annual average of 23 pounds of pizza a piece, most of us don’t need a reminder to indulge our amore with a thick or thin slice. A whopping 17 percent of all U.S. restaurants are pizzerias, the first one being Gennaro Lombardi which opened in New York City in 1895. While pie lovers argue over who makes it best, National Pizza Day celebrates love, not war with our own unique Valentines of cheesy perfection.
And if you got a thing for carbs, why not throw in a celebration of bagel and lox? Originating in Poland in the early 17th century, a billion dollars worth of bagels are now sold in the United States each year. When paired with perfectly brined salmon belly or lox, batta-boom batta bing, you gotta be crazy not to swoon over this Scandinavian love child. On National Bagel and Lox Day, take a dip in the melting pot, we can all be proud to bring home ta Ma!