Mayor Gets Piece of NYC’s Mind on Pizza Etiquette

Sunday Jan 12, 2014
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio eats pizza with a fork at Goodfellas Pizza in Staten Island
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio eats pizza with a fork at Goodfellas Pizza in Staten Island   (Source:AP Photo/New York City Hall)

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio got his pizza with smoked mozzarella, sausage and a dash of scandal.

The newly installed mayor unintentionally spiced up a political meeting at a Staten Island pizza joint Friday by digging into his slice with a knife and fork.

That’s a no-no for many New Yorkers, who believe pizza should be folded and eaten with their hands.

Photos of a utensil-wielding de Blasio spread across Twitter and prompted mock outrage, some even calling for his impeachment. It was reminiscent of a "Seinfeld" episode in which characters make a stir by eating a candy bar with flatware.

De Blasio, who prides himself on his Italian-American heritage, later explained that he eats pizza the way they do in Italy. He starts with a knife and fork, then uses his hands.

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  • GAG’EM, 2014-01-13 22:32:17

    Did nothing newsworthy happen in the world last weekend?


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