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Chicago reacts to 'Daily Show' deep-dish diss

November 14, 2013|By Mick Swasko, @swasko | RedEye

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That one cut deep. 

"The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart spent a considerable portion of an otherwise unrelated segment about the Willis and Freedom Tower's height dispute decimating deep dish pizza. Calling it "tomato soup in a bread bowl" a "(bleeping) casserole" and "a corpse made of sandpaper," Stewart railed on one of Chicago's biggest points of pride. 

Whether it's still sore about losing out to the Freedom Tower for tallest building, or because it really is that passionate about its pizza, Chicago was pissed, and it took to Twitter to show it.

Of course, there was some support. 

Chicago deep-dish original Gino's East even jumped in, quoting Windy City native and "Parks and Rec" star Nick Offerman in their retort. 

It even prompted a 140-plus charachter rant from @statschicago:

"My argument, and let me know if I’m being a bit impolite or negative, is that New York pizza tastes like the discarded, rain-soaked, remnants of paper dinner plates after an 8 year old’s disappointing birthday party. The only reason New York developed this style of pizza is because people were brainstorming new uses for expired Catsup and cardboard boxes after the war." 

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