Forget some fancy survey from the NY Times—there are far easier ways to tell where someone’s from. Ask ‘em about pizza. Regional pizza is a real thing—with a Wikipedia page to prove it—and much like sports teams, people have their loyalties. For instance, I may or may not have told a Texan classmate that she would never know what true pizza tasted like until she had her first bite of a NY-style slice, and a certain Supreme Court justice may have issued some fighting words concerning the validity Chicago deep dish as a pizza.
In today’s issue of Supreme Court Justices Say the Darnedest Things, we have Justice Antonin Scalia who, on a good day, some might call opinionated. While giving a speech at the Union League Club of Chicago on Valentine’s Day, Scalia showed no love to Chicago’s signature slice, saying that the deep dish za “shouldn’t be called pizza.” Being born in Jersey and raised in Queens may indicate a bit of bias on Scalia’s part when it comes to the depth of pizza and order of ingredients. The question remains whether the rest of the New York bloc hold a similar opinion.
All I have to say is that if Scalia can’t handle deep dish, what’s he going to say about the new 3-year pizza?