Pizza Sola Fans
Many of you have been asking about it for a long time… And it’s finally here! Pizza Sola is proud to announce that delivery service is now available at our Cranberry location.
For all of you pizza connoisseurs who might be too busy to pick up a pizza yourself, we’re bringing it to you! That’s right; you don’t even have to leave your house for a slice of Pittsburgh’s Best Pizza! Our Pizza Makers in Cranberry are now sending pizza out the door and straight to wherever you might be!
This service is for you, our customer, so take advantage of it! The temperature is rising so don’t let your temper get even hotter in all of the traffic out there! Just call in, order from us, and we’ll bring the pizza right to your door!
You say you’re trying to get in shape for beach season? No problem! Order one of our Margarita Pizzas, or maybe an Herbivore for a light or health conscious option. Why not order a Hawaiian Pizza to put you in the mood for summer? Even better, why not create your own style, and let us know how it is! We would love to hear what types of Pizza you think are the best in the summer time.
Most importantly, the Buccos are finally back in town which means it’s baseball season so sit back, give us a call, and enjoy the game while we bring the pizza to you!
We know pizza is one of the most popular foods. We’ve done a blog on its history. And we serve it up – fresh and yummy - every day. So, we know our pizza….but even we were surprised by some of these fun pizza facts!
So, here’s sharing some awesome trivia facts. Category? Pizza!
The Margherita Pizza was named after a Queen.
Approximately 3 billion pizzas are sold each year in the United States…and that may be a low-ball estimate!
Popular international toppings include, but are not limited to: pickled ginger, minced mutton, and tofu in India, squid and Mayou Jaga (mayonnaise, potato and bacon) in Japan, curry in Pakistan, and green peas in Brazil. In Russia, they serve pizza covered with mockba, which is a combination of sardines, tuna, mackerel, salmon and onions. Red herring is also popular in Russia. In France, a popular combo is called the Flambee, with bacon, onion and fresh cream. Australians enjoy shrimp and pineapple on their pizzas; while Costa Ricans favor coconut. Yup — coconut on pizza!
America’s first known pizza served was in New York in the year 1905.
Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza each day!
93% of Americans eat at least one pizza per month.
The number one day for U.S. pizza consumption is Super Bowl Sunday, and second is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving — which is also one of the biggest drinking nights of the year!
Pepperoni is the favorite topping in the U.S.
Pizza is one of the “most-craved” foods in America. Also on the list? Cheese, chocolate, and ice cream.
For more fun pizza facts, check out this infographic!
~~ Ashley Boynes-Shuck
Pizza. We accept it as a staple of our culture, but did you ever wonder where it all began?
The history of pizza is an interesting one.
Pizza. You’d think it’s been around forever….and you’d be correct. Historically speaking, pizza is a type dish that has existed since time immemorial in both Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines. By the year 997, the term had appeared in Medieval Latin, and in 16th century Naples, flatbread was referred to as a pizza.
Back then, it was a dish of poor people, sold in the streets and not really considered a standard recipe for a long time thereafter. Before the 17th century pizza was covered with red sauce and then eventually replaced by oil, tomatoes or fish.
In June 1889, to honor the Queen consort ofItaly, Margherita of Savoy, the Neapolitan chef RaffaeleEsposito created the now-popular ”Pizza Margherita,” a pizzamade with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil, to represent the colors of the Italian flag. A fun fact? He was the first guy to add cheese. (THANK YOU for that!)
However, the sequence of events through which the earlyflavored flatbreads of ancient and medieval Mediterranean became the typical pizza dish popularized in the 20th century is not really fully understood.
One thing’s for sure – everyone from college students to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, from suburbanites to cultured foodies, can appreciate a good slice of pizza. Whether traditional or gourmet, pizza is here to stay. So stop by Pizza Sola for the best slice in the ‘Burgh!
~~ Ashley Boynes-Shuck
We all enjoy a good slice of pizza now and then. But, did you know that there is some science behind the reason why?
Other than the obvious fact that it is amazingly yummy and totally delights our tastebuds (especially when it comes from Pizza Sola!) recent studies have found that comfort foods like pizza actually cause a positive chemical reaction in our body! According to Psychology Today and CNN, studies have confirmed what we already know — that comfort food – specifically pizza – not only makes us feel better, but also shows that that these kinds of foods change us even on a biological level.
Just think – now you can satisfy those late-night cravings without guilt — after all, you now know that it’s just that simple — we’re hard-wired to enjoy pizza!
~~ Ashley Boynes-Shuck