Celebrating International Beer and Pizza Day in SA

2017-10-09 11:45 - Unathi Nkanjeni
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Cape Town - International Beer and Pizza Day is on 09 October, and there is no better way to celebrate this popular fast food and beverage than by joining the world in commemorating this annual celebration.

International Beer and Pizza Day - an official food holiday that began in 2016 - pays homage to one of the most iconic food and drink combinations we have today.

Both beer and pizza come in countless number of flavours and tastes, and are both enjoyed by many different cultures all over the world. From small-town breweries to huge beer corporations and from local pizzerias to world-wide pizza chains, International Beer and Pizza Day can be enjoyed by all of those who are over the legal drinking age.

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Pizza and beer beginnings

Beer is one of the oldest beverages produced by humans, dating back to the fifth millennium BC, recorded in the written history of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.

Chemical tests of ancient pottery jars have revealed that beer was produced as far back as about 7 000 years ago. In Mesopotamia, the oldest evidence of beer is believed to be a 6 000-year-old Sumerian tablet depicting people drinking a beverage through reed straws from a communal bowl. 

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The history of pizza begins in antiquity when various ancient cultures produced flatbreads with toppings. The word pizza was first documented in AD 997 in Gaeta and successively in different parts of Central and Southern Italy. 

Pizza was mainly eaten in Italy and by emigrants from there, but this changed after World War II when Allied troops stationed in Italy came to enjoy pizza along with other Italian foods.

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Places to celebrate

Col'Cacchio pizzeria - various locations in SA

In honour of one of the most iconic food and drink combinations, Col’Cacchio has teamed up with Stella Artois, one of the world’s best-selling beers, to ensure that you celebrate the right way. 

Purchase any Col’Cacchio pizza and get a Stella Artois draught free when you order in store – the more pizza you order, the more beer you get.

Col’Cacchio offers a wide variety of gourmet pizza options filled with flavourful taste combinations. Whether you’re looking for something traditional or to blaze a trail to pizza deliciousness, you’re bound to find a pizza that will satisfy your palate.

NOTE: This offer is available for all in-store purchases only, so don’t miss out.

Pepperclub Hotel - Cape Town

Enjoy a #BeerAndPizzaDay combo at Sinatra’s restaurant and indulge in a cold, chilling beer and decadent pizza of your choice for the price of R109 per person.

NOTE: Call 021 812 8888 for bookings. 

Blue Peter Restaurant

Judging from its many reviews on travel site, TripAdvisor, "this is the place to enjoy pizza and beer overlooking Table Mountain".


Well, if you're 'pre-occupied' then UberEATS will come to your rescue.

Teaming up with some of the best pizza places, including Col'Cacchio pizzeria, UberEATS is delivering delicious meals at your doorstep.

NOTE: Pizza customisation will be charged at standard prices.

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