Deep Diss: Justice Scalia Blasts Chicago Pizza

Antonin Scalia: "It's not pizza"

By Marcus Riley
|  Wednesday, Jan 5, 2011  |  Updated 2:30 PM CDT
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The latest ruling on the Chicago versus New York pizza debate comes from a pretty high authority.

Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia -- who we should point out is a New Yorker -- has some unkind words for the Chicago pie.

In an interview with the publication California Lawyer Magazine, Scalia had this to say about New York pizza:

    I think it is infinitely better than Washington pizza, and infinitely better than Chicago pizza. You know these deep-dish pizzas—it's not pizza. It's very good, but ... call it tomato pie or something. ... I'm a traditionalist, what can I tell you?
We object, your honor. And we're not the only ones.

We asked Lou Malnati's for comment and received offered the following response:

    "We were excited to hear an Italian was on the Supreme Court and then we hear this. After taking a look at his record, it sounds like he often takes the dissenting opinion, so we aren't surprised he is going against us. Maybe he has tried some other Chicago deep dish pizzas, but he needs to have Lou Malnati's, and then we want a retrial."
A good point indeed. One shouldn't be making such accusations based purely on hearsay.

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