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michele cindy Jun 1, 2011 05:36 AM

Did anyone else see the report on the news today of Trump and Palin dining on pizza? They chose La Famiglia. Of all the pizza places in NYC, I can't fathom why they chose this place. Granted, it is in Times Square, but my guess is Trump owed someone a favor. On the Ch 4 News report they showed a few shots of their slice. Donald took his plastic fork and lifted what looked like plastic cheese off of a cardboard crust. The newscaster commented that Melania "was not very hungry". I wonder why? If I were a PR person for NYC I'd be really upset having our great pizza portrayed in this manner.

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    HillJ Jun 1, 2011 05:44 AM

    http://www.alan.com/2011/05/31/trump-...

    ugh. they say you are what you eat....

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    1. linguafood Jun 1, 2011 05:45 AM

      Dunno. Trashy people eating shitty food? Works for me.

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        coney with everything Jun 1, 2011 07:09 AM

        cosign, linguafood

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          Davwud Jun 1, 2011 11:38 AM

          With ya.

          DT

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      2. monkeyrotica Jun 1, 2011 05:49 AM

        They ate their pizzas with a knife and fork. Says it all.

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        1. JungMann Jun 1, 2011 06:37 AM

          I don't think the Donald puts as much thought into his meals as the average Chowhounder. But then again, I don't think we put as much thought into self-promotion as the average publicity hound. La Famiglia is convenient, located not far from the networks with enough space that the families and entourage would not inconvenience patrons and large streetside windows that would provide the perfect frame for earned media. These media factors probably far outweighed any culinary points. That said, La Famiglia isn't very good, but also isn't atypical of the average slice, most of which isn't worth eating either.

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            jessicheese Jun 3, 2011 06:04 AM

            I've heard more than once that he eats his steak cooked well done and served with ketchup, no matter what the restaurant or cut of meat. That says it all about his tastes in food, IMO.

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            charmedgirl Jun 1, 2011 07:15 AM

            La Famiglia was featured in the first episode of this last season of Celebrity Apprentice. The teams had to run a pizza place for a few hours. One of the locations was in Times Square, the other was near NYU. The owner appeared in a few clips and donated a bunch of money to the winning project manager's charity at the end of the task. (I'm a fan of the show; so sue me.) Clearly, he maintains a relationship with the company, so this was probably just another chance for him to give them some publicity. I'm sure they'll do something nice for him in return.

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            1. mamachef Jun 1, 2011 07:26 AM

              Ugh on the pizza, and the rest of the equation as well.

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              1. DoobieWah Jun 1, 2011 10:39 AM

                I am sure she would have preferred to Kill-And-Grill a caribou, but I suspect you would have frowned on that too.

                ;-)

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                  gyc Jun 1, 2011 10:58 AM

                  Maybe if she ever gets together with Mark Zuckerberg they can go hunting together.

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                2. MGZ Jun 1, 2011 11:07 AM

                  Yeah, I never thought either of them would be 'hounds. Now, however, I'd bet Chris Christie has a map of Manhattan "by the slice" sewn into his blazer, "just in case he finds himself on that side of the river."

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                    viperlush Jun 1, 2011 03:41 PM

                    If the Star Ledger still does the Munch Mobile, I wouldn't mind seeing a tour based on his favorite places.

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                      piccola Jun 1, 2011 07:55 PM

                      They still do it, though I'm not sure that's on the agenda.

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                      chowdom Jun 3, 2011 09:35 AM

                      Your post has had me laughing out loud for ten minutes...

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                        MGZ Jun 3, 2011 09:49 AM

                        Just think, half a day later, I could have gone with "just in case his copter pilot 'inadvertently' lands on the wrong side of the river."

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                    3. Jim Leff Jun 1, 2011 10:25 PM

                      Everyone -

                      Do NOT miss the Daily Show treatment of this story (from tonight, Thursday June 1). Not only by far the most Chowhoundish segment ever on the show, but Jon Stewart's palpable rage at Trump for choosing this crappy pizza and eating it with a FORK fer crissakes is pure catharsis. Should be up on http://www.thedailyshow.com later this morning. REally, don't miss it.

                      Edit: here's the link (thanks, Pitu!):
                      http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed...

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                        roxlet Jun 2, 2011 04:05 AM

                        I saw that. Spot on as usual. I love how Palin was crowing to her kid about having had "real NY pizza," while Jon showed that this is a crappy chain that has stores in airport food courts. Some NY pizza.

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                          DPGood Jun 2, 2011 04:50 AM

                          That was terrific. Thanks.

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                            viperlush Jun 2, 2011 06:14 AM

                            Thanks for the link, it was great.

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                              berkleybabe Jun 2, 2011 10:53 AM

                              It was brilliant! Stewart at his best...sounds like my NYC cousins, in a good way.

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                                pitu Jun 2, 2011 03:03 PM

                                http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed...
                                (it's perfect)

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                                  Davwud Jun 2, 2011 03:35 PM

                                  Finally got a chance to see this. OM <beep> G

                                  DT

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                                  Fydeaux Jun 2, 2011 06:18 AM

                                  There are no two people in the world that I care less about what they eat. But it would not surprise me to see a quote from the resigned Alaska governor, something to the effect of, "I LOVE having pizza in New York City! It's SO much easier than going to Israel for it!"

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                                    Monica Jun 2, 2011 06:28 AM

                                    OMG, i laughed so hard on this one, thanks!

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                                      Davwud Jun 2, 2011 07:31 AM

                                      Nice.

                                      I Love this quote.
                                      "Based on how you eat pizza, Donald, I want to see your long-form birth certificate. I don't think you were really born in New York."

                                      DT

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                                        Withnail42 Jun 2, 2011 05:08 PM

                                        Good one!

                                        Although it would most likely be 'havin'' and 'goin''

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                                        lbs Jun 3, 2011 09:45 AM

                                        This just reminds me of when Michael Scott (The Office) went to NYC and was doing a talking head about how he can't wait to go to his favorite place for NYC pizza and the camera pans up to the Sbarro store that he's walking into. Some people are just clueless. At least that was a made up character.

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                                        1. The Chowhound Team Jun 3, 2011 01:44 PM

                                          Folks, there doesn't seem to be much to say here besides bashing on Trump and Palin for things that have little to do with food. We're going to lock this thread up now.

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