Skip to comments.Bloomberg Refused Second Slice of Pizza at Local Restaurant
Posted on 05/03/2013 5:11:38 AM PDT by GreenAccordEdited on 05/03/2013 5:15:47 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
The owners of Collegno's Pizzeria say they refused to serve him more than one piece to protest Bloomberg's proposed soda ban,which would limit the portions of soda sold in the city.
Bloomberg was having an informal working lunch with city comptroller John Liu at the time and was enraged by the embarrassing prohibition. The owners would not relent, however, and the pair were forced to decamp to another restaurant to finish their meal.
Witnesses say the situation unfolded when as the two were looking over budget documents, they realized they needed more food than originally ordered.
"Hey, could I get another pepperoni over here?" Bloomberg asked owner Antonio Benito.
"I'm sorry sir," he replied, "we can't do that. You've reached your personal slice limit."
Mayor Bloomberg, not accustomed to being challenged, assumed that the owner was joking.
"OK, that's funny," he remarked, "because of the soda thing ... No come on. I'm not kidding. I haven't eaten all morning, just send over another pepperoni."
"I'm sorry sir. We're serious," Benito insisted. "We've decided that eating more than one piece isn't healthy for you, and so we're forbidding you from doing it."
"Look jackass," Bloomberg retorted, his anger boiling, "I ******* skipped breakfast this morning just so I could eat four slices of your pizza. Don't be a schmuck, just get back to the kitchen and bring out some ******* pizza, okay."
"I'm sorry sir, there's nothing I can do," the owner repeated. "Maybe you could go to several restaurants and get one slice at each. At least that way you're walking. You know, burning calories."
Witnesses say a fuming Bloomberg and a bemused Liu did indeed walk down the street to a rival pizzeria , ordered another slice and finished their meeting.
New York's so-called "soda ban" would have limited the size of sweetened beverages served in restaurants to 16 oz (0.5 liters). The plan, backed by Mayor Bloomberg, is currently being held up by a U.S. district court.
Bloomberg has been the mayor of New York City since 2002. Theretofore he was the CEO of Bloomberg LP, the world's leading financial data firm. His personal fortune is estimated at around $27 billion.
This is your official notice that you have made my day!
“You’ve reached your personal slice limit.”
If this is actually true, then I think this pizza shop is going to experience booming business from this point on.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA good for them!!! And that hizhonnor did not take it in stride is priceless.
I may have to go to NYC just so I can give some business to Collegno’s Pizzeria. Way to go!
It was my understanding that, delightful as this is, it’s fiction.
This needs to be listed as SATIRE.
This did not really happen.
Let me be the first to call BS before this gets pulled for the f word
Great story. I only hope it’s true.
The sad part is that Bloomberg is too stupid to learn the lesson the Pizza guy tried to teach him.
What’s good for the goose is good for this liberal pandrer.
He’s such a good liberal. When he doesn’t get his way he resorts to verbal attacks and foul language.
This was reported as if it was a legit news by Quinn of Quinn & Rose (syndicated talk radio) at the top of the 8am EDT intro.
Apologies, as I didn’t catch that it was satire. It is interesting that twitter is sort of going crazy on this (lot’s of tweeterdoodles or whatever the heck they’re called) with lots of re-tweets of this news story.
Satire but the USELESS EATER TOTALITARIAN POS shouldn’t be allowed ANY slices from any “free” person who produces or makes food or drink.
Let him forage in the wilderness for his own food.
I love it when jerks like Bloomberg get a li’l slice of karma.
..although satire, it’s very close to reality. Bloominidiot is a fussy pants....likes to straighten people’s ties and lapels in hallways,....thinks nothing of commenting on dress choices of others....wouldn’t put it pass him to wet his thumb with spit and wipe a smudge from a underling’s face.
That annoying compulsive Aunt comes to mind.
I personally think satire has no place at FR, as it always has the potential to make us ALL look like jack-asses. This is supposed to be a NEWS site.
OK, it’s satire & the best satire gets painfully close to the truth & fools lots of people. Got it. But if this were an actual confrontation between Nanny Bloomberg & the pizza shop, my comment would have been.
“Collegno’s Pizzeria swarmed by city health inspectors in three...two...one...”
Ha.Ha. Hope this is true. Karma bites.