On Friday, March 16th 2007 XXX, His Excellency, The President appointed Straw Hat Pizza in Carson City, Nevada as the Official Pizza of the Republic of Molossia. In a short ceremony, His Excellency presented a sign to the owner of Straw Hat, Pam Anderson, at the restaurant, which is located on Clearview Road, on the south side of Carson City.
Straw Hat has become the gold standard for pizza in Molossia over the past year, with much of the citizenry patronizing the restaurant on at least a monthly basis. At the same time, The President was seeking the opportunity to recognize a Molossian favorite locale with a "By Appointment To" sign, à la that favored by royalty and especially as seen in the Lonely Planet Guide to Micronations. In that book, under the chapter about the Copeman Empire, King Nicholas I has given "Roy Boy's Quality Curbside Cuisine" special appointment to His Majesty, as an official purveyor of victuals to the King. His Excellency, The President was inspired by this, and set out to create a similar appointment, despite the fact that this sort of special recognition is traditionally only given by royalty. Nevertheless, His Excellency is our own royalty, in a unique Molossian way, so the idea of a special appointment is not that strange - or at least no stranger than any other Molossian custom. Thus, Straw Hat is now the Official Pizza of Molossia, "By Appointment to His Excellency, The President".
In the spirit of détente, Sultan Ali-Ali Achsenfree also attended the ceremony, as a show of friendship toward Molossia.
The webpage for Straw Hat Pizza in Carson City is here
Learn more about Molossia's favorite foods here.
Presenting the sign.
Sultan Ali and The President.
An appreciative crowd.