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Jon Stewart Calls Truce After Deep-Dish Pizza Fight With Rahm

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It was a response to a previous Daily Show segment Stewart said that Chicago's deep dish style pizza is really more like a casserole than a pizza.

"I don't know whether to eat it or throw a coin in and make a wish," Stewart said during the segment.

Emanuel then sent the Daily Show offices Chicago-style pizza with anchovies, (a reference to a story about Emanuel sending a rival a dead fish, Godfather-style) with a note tagged "Jon, Deep Dish with Dead Fish. Love, Rahm." The Daily Show staff hit back with a Vine of a dog sniffing some deep dish pizza then walking way.

During the most recent Daily Show on Wednesday, Stewart highlighted some angry responses he got from viewers about the pizza argument.

"Apparently Chicago has television," Stewart said before showing a tweet from a Chicago-style pizza fan saying "fuck you."

Stewart then brought out guest Marc Malnati, owner of the Chicago pizzeria Lou Malanti's to try some of his restaurant's deep dish pizza.

"It's very very tasty and I apologize. Truce," Stewart said to Malnati while shaking the pizza maker's hand.

But Stewart didn't end the segment without throwing a punch at some kinds of pizza.

"At least let's face facts, we're not California pizza," Stewart said. "And I say this with all due respect to Californians, that is vile as shit."

Watch the latest Daily Show segment below:

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Daniel Strauss is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. He was previously a breaking news reporter for The Hill newspaper and has written for Politico, Roll Call, The American Prospect, and Gaper's Block. He has also interned at Democracy: A Journal of Ideas and The New Yorker. Daniel grew up in Chicago and graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in History. At Michigan he helped edit Consider, a weekly opinion magazine. He can be reached at daniel@talkingpointsmemo.com.