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Archive for Saturday, April 11, 2009

Chicagoans miffed at Obama’s pizza order

April 11, 2009

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— The news is hitting Chicago deep dish pizza makers’ eye like a big pizza pie.

President Barack Obama had 140 people over to the White House Friday night for a some deep-dish pizza — St. Louis deep dish pizza.

It seems during his campaign he had pizza from a restaurant called Pi in St. Louis. That’s the story Pi assistant manager Lindsey Tornetto tells.

Whatever happened, the restaurant says the owner and his partner packed dough, cheese and pizza pans in their suitcases and flew to Washington.

It all has Marc Malnati — owner of 30 Lou Malnati’s Pizzarias in the Chicago area — shaking his head. He says he likes Obama’s economic policy, but thinks the president’s pizza policy should change.

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