On National Pizza Day, NYPD and Chicago police take friendly beef to Twitter
LauriPatterson/iStock(NEW YORK) — Chicago Police trash talked New York pizza on Twitter.
Then it got really crusty.
Cops in the Windy City reignited the age-old debate on Wednesday, tweeting, “Saturday is #NationalPizzaDay. How will you celebrate, Chicago? Deep dish, or ol’ fashioned thin crust? Either choice beats New York-style slices. Like/RT if you agree.”
The Twitter battle heated up leading up to Saturday, which is National Pizza Day.
The New York Police Department wasted no time in setting them straight, tweeting: “We recognize the slice of pizza on the right, but what’s the one on the left? Is there pasta in it?”
That was almost as cheesy as a South Side deep dish. ALMOST. https://t.co/l5VHueLK7l
— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) February 6, 2019
“That was almost as cheesy as a South Side deep dish. ALMOST,” Chicago police said.
The back and forth did get cheesier. Literally.
Eventually, even Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin jumped in to respond to the NYPD and ask: “Shall I send a dragon?”
Chicago Police responded, politely, but with a burn, “No thank you, good sir. In case you haven’t heard, Winter is already here.”
But New York just responded with a gif of King Joffrey choking.
Eating a Chicago pizza like… pic.twitter.com/9hfHoyvM57
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) February 7, 2019
Both sides took a bite of the opposing team’s pies because every great battle requires sacrifice.
On Saturday, four Chicago cops sampled some New York slices — outside the U.S. Pizza Museum, no less.
“It’s all right, but it’s not Chicago,” he said. “Sorry.”
A few of our brave police officers from @ChicagoCAPS01 took one for the team and subjected themselves to NY-style “pizza.” The verdict: not bad, @NYPDnews. Not bad. Still doesn’t beat Chicago! Happy #NationalPizzaDay 🍕 pic.twitter.com/y52GxPj4QT
— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) February 9, 2019
But the NYPD, being New Yorkers, couldn’t let that be the last word.
On Friday afternoon, a group of cops tasted a Chicago pie outside of Manhattan’s Lincoln Center.
“A little soft. Like your baseball team,” one New York cop taunted.
Ok @Chicago_Police, the bad news is, your pizza didn’t cut it. The good news is, you’re invited to New York for a slice on us any time! Happy #NationalPizzaDay, stay safe and warm! pic.twitter.com/1RS6iF38GY
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) February 9, 2019
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