Pizza is one of those things that we all sort of hold sacred - but are willing to be flexible about. Some people prefer deep dish, others thin. Some prefer New York or maybe Chicago. Everyone has toppings they love and toppings they hate. Some folk are really into vegan pizza, white pizza, or even Hawaiian pizzas. We mostly just roll with it because hey, it's pizza! It should be personal and wonderful! Having said that, just as pineapple on pizza has divided us in the past - and don't even get us started on that peas and mayo pizza - this new trend coming out of New York is causing a schism in the pizza loving universe.
Lions & Tigers & Squares (points for an amazing name) is a pizzeria in Chealsea. They're already made a name for themselves serving up Detroit-style deep square pizzas - but their newest twist has the internet in an up-roar. Get it, roar? 'Cause lions & tigers? Okay we'll stop. Sorry.
The pizzeria has taken that classic New York staple - a corned beef sandwich - and turned it into a pizza. The pie is topped with corned beef, sauerkraut, and about a half a pound of cheese. Unique, but not worthy of an internet war ... yet. The toppings are all well and good, but it's what's underneath them that has people talking. Lions & Tigers & Squares has opted to ditch the tomato sauce that would normally be found in a pizza and replace it with mustard.
So ... we're not going to give our opinions on whether this is an Oh Myyyyyy or an Oh My God No... we'll turn to Twitter for that.
@InsiderFood Mustard is gross by itself but y’all putting on PIZZA now? EW https://t.co/18ZOikAjQQ— Badbitch69 (@Badbitch69)1536183896.0
@FoxNews The real terrorists have just played their greatest card. God save us all.— Scott J. (@Scott J.)1536315180.0
@nerdist https://t.co/X6Z3BRXTbH— Stewbaca (@Stewbaca)1536352761.0
@InsiderFood They are making it wrong. 😫😫😫 Crust, thin coating of mustard, tomato sauce, cheese, toppings. Way of life, not a gimmick.— WhatDoesLisa (@WhatDoesLisa)1536291273.0
yall out here gettin mad at ppl for eating pineapple on pizza but theres ppl eating pizza with mustard on it https://t.co/L1hbrZ9JUM— Namjoon Shakur (@Namjoon Shakur)1536378977.0
If I ever see mustard on my pizza i'm bulldozing your kitchen and stealing your plates. https://t.co/aShxChqqnL— YuYu (@YuYu)1536329055.0
@nerdist Depends on if the person who ordered it wanted mustard on it. If they did then yes it belongs on a pizza.… https://t.co/girauNOMOY— ᴵ ᵃᵐ ᴳʳᵒᵒᵗ (@ᴵ ᵃᵐ ᴳʳᵒᵒᵗ)1536353388.0
There's a lot of debate going on here on Twitter but if I see any of my friends make a pizza with mustard I'm calling the police— Ian Bosley (@Ian Bosley)1536332193.0
Mustard on pizza may be wrong, but not as wrong as pineapple.— Patti (@Patti)1536190500.0
and yes... I would love to eat a vegan mustard pizza don't @ me 🐮— cow (@cow)1536172662.0
@grumporky @FoxNews Piling a bunch of stuff on a round piece of dough then melting cheese on top doesn’t make it pizza.— Kristen S. (@Kristen S.)1536321943.0
Well ... would you try it? Let us know!