Worst Food Faux Pas: Cynthia Nixon's bagel order or Bill de Blasio's pizza? | The Tylt
Worst Food Faux Pas: Cynthia Nixon's bagel order or Bill de Blasio's pizza?
So, who do you think committed the biggest Food Faux Pas? Don't forget to click on the rest of the debates below and vote!
Erstwhile New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon caused waves for myriad reasons during her brief campaign. But in the waning days of the primary season, it wasn't her liberal agenda or steely resolve that was turning heads in New York. No, it was something far more important that New Yorkers were mulling over while trapped underground on subways that barely ever work: her bagel order.
Nixon hit up Upper West Side staple Zabar's to grab a bagel topped with cream cheese, lox, red onion, tomato, and capers—a classic New York order. Yet, the bagel supporting the weight of these toppings? Cinnamon raisin. Cinnamon raisin. Can you even imagine the gooey sweetness of cinnamon raisin bagel followed by an explosion of red onions? New Yorkers and lovers of bagels everywhere were shocked. According to Eater:
Nixon is up against fellow New Yorker, Bill de Blasio. De Blasio, who touts himself as a man of the people, caused more outrage than the subways on a weekday morning when he busted out some silverware to slice and dice up a piece of pizza.
While in other locales, silverware is a reviled yet acceptable way to get your pizza into your mouth, that is not the case in New York. Did pizza rat use silverware? No, he did not. He shoved that whole slice in his mouth and dragged it down the 1 train with his teeth like a REAL New Yorker. None of this namby-pamby, clean finger nonsense. Just hot grease pouring straight into your open mouth while you scream "I'm walkin' here!" at passing taxis, that's how REAL New Yorkers eat pizza.
De Blasio claimed he was merely adhering to his roots, eating some pizza like his mother taught him. Per the New York Times:
Confronted by reporters about his use of utensils, Mr. de Blasio argued that he was simply being authentic to his Italian roots.
“In my ancestral homeland, it’s more typical to eat with a fork and knife,” Mr. de Blasio, whose mother was Italian, said. He noted, by way of explanation, that the slice he was served on Friday “had a lot on it.”