Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has issued perhaps one of his most controversial decisions yet — at least to Chicagoans: The deep-dish slice the city's known for is not really pizza.
Chicago-style pizza is "very tasty," Mr. Scalia said, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. "But it's not pizza."
Mr. Scalia — the son of Sicilian immigrants and a native of Queens, N.Y. — issued the finding at the Union League Club of Chicago's 126th annual George Washington's Birthday celebration, the New York Post reported.
He said that while he enjoyed the deep-dish — which is a combination of tomato sauce and spices poured over cheese, then baked until bubbly — most people, at least outside Chicago, see the deep-dish as a fake and inferior option to the New York-style pizza that has a thin crust.
"It shouldn't be called pizza," Mr. Scalia said, indirectly upholding another celebrity-level opinion on the matter issued from Comedy Central's Jon Stewart.
The New York Post reported Mr. Stewart said on his "Daily Show" last year that Chicago deep-dish is "tomato soup in a bread bowl. ... an above ground marinara swimming pool for rats."
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