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Jan 11, 2014 01:39 PM

Disaster -- New York mayor eats pizza with a fork (aka Forkgate)

"There's certain things New Yorkers just don't do to their food - like putting ketchup on a hot dog - and Mayor Bill de Blasio broke the other primary Big Apple food taboo when he took a knife and fork to a slice of pizza in Staten Island."

LMFAO. After the recent Jon Stewart debacle, Chicagoans are probably happy that New York no longer has credibility.

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  1. I eat pizza with a knife and fork. I'll forgive Mayor de Blasio even though I don't necessarily agree with his politics.

    But call me a fusspot. I even eat fried chicken, and club sandwiches, with a knife and fork.

    But ketchup on a hot dog -- that's just *wrong*.

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    1. re: shaogo

      New York is doomed

      *sorry Shaogo I didn't intend to reply to your post, fat thumbs, small phone.

      1. re: shaogo

        Do you eat candy bars with knife & fork, a la Seinfeld?

      2. I was minorly dressed down by the bar man at Rutts Hut when I insisted on ketchup on my ripper last weekend. A hotdog without ketchup is like a day without sunshine.

        Regarding pizza, depending on the amount of stuff on it, it's impossible to fold and eat like you do with a NYC slice.

        Still, he looks a bit too fussy eating that pizza....

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        1. re: C. Hamster

          I've been folding all the "new-fangled" $$$ Neapolitan pizzas out there ....... arugula, prosciutto, brussel sprouts or whatever else are on them !

          1. re: pikawicca

            A pretty hilarious dig at Chicago "pizza." Go check the interwebs.

            1. re: pikawicca

              Jon Stewart also did a bit two years ago when he went ballistic on Trump for eating his pizza with a fork and knife when Palin was in town with him. Funny bit but who the heck cares if you use your hands or not, sometimes I use my hands sometimes I don't depending on the type of pizza, dough & the temp of the pizza. I also sometimes put ketchup on my dogs, people take life too seriously, chill folks.

              1. re: JerkPork

                It's not taking things seriously... just the opposite.

                1. re: JerkPork

                  Yeah, classic bit. Stewart ripped on Trump not only for the fork and knife but also for taking Palin to an undistinguished chain resto rather than a real NYC destination place.

              2. Folded, and held by hand, is the only way to go.

                DD pizzas are exactly what Jon said, they're CASSEROLES !

                1. Michael Bloomberg (who I admire endlessly), go ahead and fork it.
                  de Blasio, a newly elected Italian, forking pizza in his jurisdiction and voting community?
                  Maybe this will take some heat away from Chris across the bridge, but I doubt it!

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                  1. re: Veggo

                    Billy boy there was born William Wilhelm Jr. Papa is German, Mama is Italian. That might explain it ;-)

                    Bloomberg FTW.

                    1. re: LotusRapper

                      And he took mama's name? Curious. Thanks.

                      1. re: Veggo

                        Read the article in the NYT magazine. You will understand why. Complicated family life there.

                    2. re: Veggo

                      Maybe Chris and Rob (*that* Rob ....) can take turns with grabbing media attention.