How are you celebrating National Pizza Day?

According to National Day Calendar, National Pizza Day on Feb. 9 celebrates one of America's all-time favorite foods. Whether it's thin crust, Chicago-style, deep dish or anything in between, pizza is an American favorite. Where in the Hudson Valley will you be grabbing pizza from today?

Some of my favorite pizza around the Hudson Valley includes Poughkeepsie favorites:

A Touch of Naples

A Touch of Naples
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A Touch of Naples is located at 417 Violet Avenue in Poughkeepsie. These guys have won the WPDH Battle of the Best pizza category a couple of times, and are known for their Monster size slices. They also host "Pizza Tuesday" each week at the radio station. Two words: Cheeseburger Pizza. It tastes like a McDonald's Big Mac!

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Mike and Joe's Brick Oven Pizza and Italian Restaurant

Mike and Joe's Poughkeepsie. Photo credit: The Rutigliano Archives
Mike and Joe's Poughkeepsie. Photo credit: The Rutigliano Archives

Located at 64 Creek Rd, Mike and Joe's is under new management as of recent. The restaurant has built a loyal customer following serving delicious pizza and authentic Italian cuisine. They've got some of the best pizza around in my opinion, and I have had it often.

Emiliano's Pizza

Emiliano's in Poughkeepsie. Photo credit: The Rutigliano Archives
Emiliano's in Poughkeepsie. Photo credit: The Rutigliano Archives

Located at 111 Main St, Emiliano's is an enduring pizzeria that has been serving the area for over 23 years with classic and creative pizzas, plus pasta, wings, and subs, in a casual setting. It's been a go-to stop for me for years.

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Some fun facts about pizza:

- Pepperoni is the most popular pizza, making up for 36% of pies ordered. A surprising fact to me as it's probably my personal, least favorite topping.

- 94% of Americans eat pizza regularly.

- Over 5 billion pizzas are sold worldwide each year.

WPDH and Boris and Robyn's Battle of the Best recently took their annual votes on Hudson Valley's favorites, including best pizza in the Hudson Valley. You can vote here for places like Cascarino's in Montgomery, A Touch of Naples in Hyde Park, Savona's in Kingston, Hudson & Packard in Poughkeepsie, and Pizza Mia with various locations. You can also write in your favorite. Winners will be announced soon.

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There are many ways to observe National Pizza Day. One should observe the day by eating their favorite pizza, maybe visiting a local pizzeria, and giving them a shout-out for their fantastic pies. Be sure to check out the Celebration Deals for all the best offers and discounts, and be sure to use #NationalPizzaDay to post to social media.

Check out former President Donald Trump's "cheesiest" commercial ever below. A popular commercial for Pizza Hut in the 1990s.

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