Every year on the last Sunday in August, Boston's North End holds a feast in honor of St. Anthony. It's often referred to as the "Feast of all Feasts," since it's become the largest Italian religious festival in the US. It was established in 1919 by Italian immigrants from Montefalcione, Italy, where the tradition of honoring St. Anthony traces back all the way to 1688.
But we're not sure why August. St. Anthony's actual Saint Day is June 13, and if your name is Anthony and you're particularly fond of Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, this one's for you. The local pizza chain with the old-world style of pizza baking is offering a promotion this Sunday: If your first or last name is Anthony (and you can prove it with ID), you'll receive a free order of meatballs with ricotta cheese. And an added bonus: They're not judging if you're a sinner or a saint.
But, of course, there's a catch. There's only one free plate per party, so if you're Anthony and so are a group of your friends, or you come from five generations of Anthony's and are hoping for a meaty feast, you're out of luck.
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This deal only works on the 13th, but in any of the 20 Florida locations -- including Doral, Pinecrest and Aventura, so go and enjoy, Tony-baby!.