Are you an Anthony? If so, there are balls in your future. Meatballs, that is.
On Wednesday, June 13, Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza is giving away an order of meatballs with ricotta cheese to anyone with Anthony as a first or last name (which means equal opportunity for ladies to get in on the action).
This annual promotion, in celebration of St. Anthony's day, is available at all 34 locations of the coal-fired pizza maker and started when founder Anthony Bruno's grandmother would prepare his favorite meatballs on St. Anthony's day in honor of his name saint, St. Anthony of Padua, patron saint of the poor. The Catholic church observes the date of his death, June 13, as the Feast Day of St. Anthony to commemorate his life and works.
The offer is good for dine-in service only and open to anyone named Anthony. If you're not named Anthony, we've come up with a list of some famous people named Anthony who might be persuaded to share their free meal:
We're thinking this Anthony would love to be invited for some meatballs. Having played Hannibal Lechter, he would surely welcome a plate of meatballs... perhaps with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.
This singer has a home in nearby Miami, so there's a good chance you might get a dinner date out of an invitation.
He may have the Spanish version of the name, but this actor is an Anthony all the same. Best part of inviting him to dinner? He's bound to bring a few bottles of his Anta Banderas wine with him.
Since Tony's such a fan of Italian food, we're sure he'll skip his usual dinner at Vesuvio's for one night with an offer of free meatballs. Just be prepared to pick up the tab for the entourage of wise guys he brings with him.
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We're thinking Anthony Bourdain could work a free order of meatballs into an episode of The Layover in which he spends 24 hours in Fort Lauderdale, drinking his way through all the beach joints on A1A before passing out on the sand.