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Bloomberg's Pizza Money

From the Washington Post: The bulk of Bloomberg's spending has gone into television, radio and Web advertising, it said.But some of the money has trickled down to recession-hit small businesses, including Goodfellas Brick Over Pizza on Staten Island and in the Bronx. The Bloomberg campaign has so far forked over $8,892 for pizza at Goodfellas alone. [Hat tip to Will F.]... More

Where the Obamas Eat Pizza

From the New York Times: A good place to experience Hyde Park’s cross-cultural vibe is 57th Street. There are tweedy academics rummaging through the dusty shelves at 57th Street Books (No. 1301; 773-684-1300; semcoop.booksense.com), and dapper African-American families sharing deep-dish pizzas at Medici on 57th (No. 1327; 773-667-7394; www.medici57.com). Indeed, Malia and Sasha Obama have held pizza parties at this popular Italian restaurant; just refer to the menu, where new “Obama Eats Here” T-shirts are on sale for $18.... More

Where to Go Obama Sightseeing in Illinois

While you still can, before the Obamas move to D.C., the Chicago Tribune lists places you might bump into the president-elect and family: "Medici on 57th Street in Chicago: Pick up your "Obama Eats Here" T-shirt and order a pizza." 1327 East 57th Street, Chicago IL 60637; 773-667-7394 (map)... More

No More CPK for Michelle Obama

"Mrs. Obama, a creature of the South Side and of habit, has spent nearly every Saturday for the past 10 years with the same two friends and their collective brood of children, lately at a local California Pizza Kitchen where the group hashes over their weeks together. Now all of that must change." [New York Times]... More

Domino's Analyzes Republican, Democratic Pizza Habits

Atlantic blogger Marc Armbinder finds some political research the folks at Domino's have done: Republicans Spend more per order than other consumersThey rely on credit cards to pay more than other consumersThey tend to order two large pizzas at a time, and they're usually specialty pizzasThey are more likely to order online, and more likely to pick up their orders Democrats Rely on delivery more than RepublicansPay cash more than other consumersLike more variety with their orders, opting for side items, chicken and beverages more than Republicans... More

YTMND: McCainy Love Pizza

This is one of the most bizarre submissions to make-your-own-meme site YTMND: McCainy Love Pizzas! The creator has used one of McCain's crazy faces and mashed it up with Ween's unreleased Pizza Hut Jingle "Where'd the Cheese Go?" (Warning: If you're at work, turn down your volume and/or put on headphones.)... More

Pizza at McCain HQ

GirlSlice: http://www.mccainblogette.com/ GirlSlice: they don't seem to have permalinks GirlSlice: anyway GirlSlice: if you scroll down NYCSlice: yeah. it's nuts. that blog is hard to link to GirlSlice: to the end of the first page GirlSlice: they have a giant GirlSlice: grandma pizza GirlSlice: delivered GirlSlice: it looks like? GirlSlice: I've never seen that big of a rectangular pizza before! NYCSlice: there's a way to find permalinks on that site NYCSlice: but it's screwy NYCSlice: http://www.mccainblogette.com/postings/101008.shtml GirlSlice: have yo uever seen a pizza delivery like that? NYCSlice: not really, but i'm wondering if it's just a trick of the... More

Your Pizza, Your Pol

Yesterday, the New York Times ran a story about "microtargeting," the practice of using purchase data to predict who you might vote for. The paper built profiles of Clinton, McCain, and Obama supporters. In the data were the types of pizza you were likely to buy as a back of each candidate. Hillary Clinton: Amy's Whole Wheat frozen pizza [supporter food profile] John McCain: DiGiorno Stuffed Crust pizza [supporter food profile] Barack Obama: Wolfgang Puck All Natural frozen pizza [supporter food profile] I have a weird thing for Tontino's/Jeno's frozen pizzas. Who the hell am I supposed to vote for?... More

The Political Observations of a Rapping Pizza Slice

This is a couple months old, but I didn't see it until yesterday. And I'm sure you'll see how it's relevant today. A rapping pizza slice on the dynastic nature of the Bush-Clinton-Bush years. Previously: Slice's Primary Candidate Endorsements Link: Hillary Clinton OH, TX Rapping Pizza - Bush Clinton Dynasty [YouTube]... More

Slice's Endorsements for Presidential Nominees

I try to keep things at Slice apolitical. After all, even the slimiest of Republicans and the skeeviest of Democrats enjoys good pizza. But this is an important election, and I figure all you homeslices reading the site could use some guidance as to whom the best pizza candidate might be among the front-runners in each party's nomination race.... More

Spitzer to NYC Pizza: Drop Dead

The New York Daily News is following gubernatorial Eliot Spitzer as he makes campaign stops: Spitzer's tour bus rolled on for the second day of its post-Buffalo statewide sojourn. The News' Celeste Katz reports that Spitzer flipped a pancake at a breakfast at a firehouse in Fayetteville - then proclaimed Cam's New York pizza in Watertown the state's best.For that slight heresy (has Spitzer ever been to Brooklyn's Di Fara Pizza or Grimaldi's?), he deserved what awaited him in Rome, when he listened to concerns of local farmers. Spitzer is in danger of alienating the Slice vote with such talk.... More

What Kind of Pie Do They Mean?

Today's Boston Globe is examining the lesser-known qualities of contenders for the Democratic nomination for president next year: "Like the candidate, Gephardt's campaign lacks bells and whistles. There is none of the innovation or razzle-dazzle of Dean's campaign. That's unless you count The Great Gephardt Iowa Pie Challenge link on his campaign website. There, visitors are invited to 'tell Dick where you think he should go for his next slice?of pie.' "The subject earns snickers from journalists, but the locals, like a standing-room-only crowd at Mabe's Pizza in Decorah, smile when Gephardt, who has been known to make three pie stops... More

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