National Detroit Style Pizza Day

June 23

When is National Detroit Style Pizza Day?

National Detroit Style Pizza Day happens on Sunday June 23, 2024.

Celebrating Squares: National Detroit Style Pizza Day on June 23rd Gear Up for a Cheesy Ride:

Fasten your seatbelts, pizza lovers! On June 23rd, we’re cruising down the delicious lanes of Detroit to celebrate a culinary icon – the Detroit Style Pizza. This isn’t just another slice of the pie; it’s a rectangular, deep-dish journey into the heart of flavor, texture, and tradition. So, let’s rev up our appetites and dive into the cheesy, crusty goodness of National Detroit Style Pizza Day!

A Slice of History:

Born in the Motor City in the mid-20th century, Detroit Style Pizza is the happy result of innovation and a few automotive parts. Originally baked in square automotive drip pans (because why not?), this pizza boasts a thick, chewy crust, edge-to-edge cheese, and a signature stripe of sauce on top. It’s a testament to Detroit’s ingenuity, transforming the humble pizza into a mouthwatering masterpiece.

How to Celebrate in Style:

  1. DIY Detroit Delight: Unleash your inner chef and bake your own Detroit Style Pizza. Focus on getting that airy crust with crispy, cheesy edges. Don’t have an automotive drip pan? Any square or rectangular baking dish will do. Remember, it’s all about the layering: cheese right on the dough, your favorite toppings next, and a generous ladle of sauce on top.
  2. Pizza Crawl: If you’re lucky enough to be in Detroit, embark on a pizza crawl to taste the best of the best. Not in Detroit? Fear not, for Detroit Style Pizza has zoomed past city limits and might just be available in a pizzeria near you. Make it your mission to find the best slice in town.
  3. Share the Love: Host a Detroit Style Pizza party. Invite friends and family to share in the joy of thick crust and cheesy bites. Bonus points for a DIY topping station so everyone can create their dream pizza.
  4. Spread the Word: Take to social media to declare your love for Detroit Style Pizza. Use #NationalDetroitStylePizzaDay to connect with fellow enthusiasts, share recipes, and showcase your celebration.

Topping Ideas to Rev Your Engine:

  • Classic Pepperoni: Layer those pepperoni under the cheese for a crispy edge.
  • Veggie Victory: A medley of mushrooms, onions, and bell peppers for the green-hearted.
  • BBQ Chicken: Drizzle BBQ sauce over chicken and red onions for a smoky twist.
  • The Motor City Special: Feeling adventurous? Top it with Detroit classics like coneys or Detroit-style chili for a truly unique pie.

National Detroit Style Pizza Day is more than celebration of a dish; it’s an homage to creativity, community, and the enduring spirit of Detroit. Whether you’re a seasoned aficionado of this deep-dish delight or a newcomer eager to explore its layers, June 23rd is the perfect opportunity to dive deep into the square. From crafting your masterpiece to embarking on a culinary adventure in search of the perfect slice, there’s no wrong way to honor this iconic pizza.

When does National Detroit Style Pizza Day happen next year?

National Detroit Style Pizza Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Monday June 23, 2025
  • Tuesday June 23, 2026
  • Wednesday June 23, 2027
  • Friday June 23, 2028
  • Saturday June 23, 2029


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