CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Saturday is National Pizza Day, and the NYPD and CPD are engaged in a little social media sparring.
It's been an on-going debate in Chicago and New York over who's pizza is better: New York thin crust or Chicago deep dish? And most recenly, The New York City Police Department and the Chicago Police Department took to Twitter on Thursday ahead of National Pizza Day in hopes to settle things once and for all.
New York Police Department's Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea tweeted "If it's not from New York, it's not pizza."
The tweet was in response to a Chicago Police Department tweet showing a picture of deep dish and thin crust, reading "Saturday is #NationalPizzaDay. How will you celebrate, Chicago? Deep dish, or ol’ fashioned thin crust? Either choice beats New York-style slices. Like/RT if you agree."
The NYPD's official Twitter page responded, as well, saying "We recognize the slice of pizza on the right, but what’s the one on the left? Is there pasta in it?"
In which, CPD responded, "That was almost as cheesy as a South Side deep dish. ALMOST."
After the back and forth banter, CPD suggested the two settle the debate with a taste test. The two would try each others favorites and document it.
"Only one way to settle this, @NYPDnews. Have your officers taste-test a Chicago-style deep dish, and we'll give your New York-style slices a try this Saturday on #NationalPizzaDay. And DOCUMENT IT," CPD wrote on Twitter. They added a GIF, telling NYPD to assemble their crew
To which, NYPD responded: "Some of y’all have never folded a slice and ate it while running to the subway and it shows. Game on!"
So there you have it, the pizza war in on. Let's hope, for the sake of Chicago deep dish, this debate does not end in a food fight.