Chicago Is Getting a Pizza Museum and New Yorkers Are Pissed About It
The world is tearing itself in two. No, it's not a line between Democrats and Republicans or even between Slytherin and Gryffindor. The age-old debate between New York and Chicago-style pizza has reignited after last week's announcement of a U.S. Pizza Museum coming to Chicago's South Loop.
The museum, created by Kendall Bruns, is highlighting America's sweeping pizza obsession through memorabilia. New Yorkers have had a strong reaction to the announcement. The logic goes that if anyone is going to play host to the U.S. Pizza Museum, it should be the home of the pizza rat.
The rage has been boiling over on social media even though it wasn't created by the Noid or another nationally recognized pizza luminary. Bruns collected memorabilia and wanted to display it so everyone can enjoy it. The museum's state goal is "to inspire curiosity and new ways of thinking about the rich history and recent developments in the world of pizza by collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting pizza-related items." Ultimately, Bruns lives in Chicago, reports the Chicago Tribune, and so the museum does, too. It wasn't the nefarious work of Thanos or a secret pizza cabal looking to rile up New Yorkers.
Nonetheless, the pizza rage was real.
Why stop with the Chicago Pizza Museum?— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) August 6, 2018
The Bagel Institute in New Orleans
The Jambalaya Museum in Austin
The BBQ Hall of Fame in Brooklyn
The Center for Grits Studies in Trenton
The Beer Foundation in Napa
Places more qualified to have a Pizza Museum than Chicago, ranked:— Mitsu (@MitsuShow) August 6, 2018
4) The Bronx
5) Staten Island
6) Liberty Island
7) Staten Island
8) Long Island
9) Ellis Island
10) Anywhere in NJ
11) Literally anywhere else.
END OF LIST.
That’s cool. Are we also building the Museum of Snow in Miami and the Museum of Sushi in Oklahoma City?— Sami Hamdan (@samihamdan) August 6, 2018
The museum is actually a plane at Ohare that flies you somewhere with good pizza— Max Power (@afern401) August 6, 2018
I can solve this...— Mark Brandenburg (@Brandenburg34) August 6, 2018
Pizza Museum: NY
Hot Dog Museum: Chicago
BBQ Museum: Kansas City
Fish Taco Museum: San Diego
Sandwich Museum: Philadelphia
Of course, there were folks in Chicago who were having a fine old time seeing how upset people were about the situation.
This settles the argument now, right? Chicago style is better than New York style.— Stephen Lamb (@MrLamb45) August 7, 2018
Thank you for correctly recognizing the best pizza and not giving a pizza museum to NY, where they serve greasy cardboard that falls apart every time you pick it up 😷— F A L L☹️N (@Lake_Eerie) August 6, 2018
Still, others raised their hand to remind people in the U.S.'s first and third most populous cities that there are other pizza styles out there.
Just put the pizza museum in Detroit, because that's where the best pizza is.— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) August 6, 2018
The Pizza Museum belongs in one place, and one place only: New Haven, Connecticut. This is a hill I’m willing to die on. If it costs me friendships, I don’t care.— Peter Tinti (@petertinti) August 6, 2018
Anyone who knows anything about pizza and its history in America knows that the only proper place for this museum is New Haven, CT.— Mark Silk (@directorsilk) August 6, 2018
Nonetheless, the U.S. Pizza Museum sits in Chicago, and it opens on August 10. Tickets are free for a limited time.
all the salty new yorkers and the chicago folks need to come together and unite against the true enemy: LA pizza— DSA Fake Elon Caucus (@ConradPolloi) August 6, 2018