By Brent Hofacker
Foodies who spent up to $75 a ticket for the New York City Pizza Festival over the weekend are calling the event a “total scam“ that took place in a “shady parking lot“ and featured very little pizza. “It was like the people from Frye Festival decided to throw a pizza party,“ festival attendee Connell Burke told Gothamist. “There’s three pop-up tents to my left, one where they’re taking cold pizzas out of delivery boxes and cutting them. Those pictures don’t do it justice, because they look like they’re normal-sized plates but they’re actually cake-sized, like what you’d use for cake at a children’s birthday party. They’re small, tiny little slivers of pizza.“ Organizers for the event responded to the backlash on social media by explaining that they’d been hit by “delays in pizza delivery“ and that a make-up tasting would be announced soon. However, some people are threatening legal action against the festival and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office has opened an investigation into the event .
New York Pizza Festival Causes Outrage Over ’Tiny Slivers of Pizza’: http://people.com/food/new-york-brooklyn-pizza-festival-fyre-festival/
Furious Foodies Call Brooklyn Pizza Festival The ’Fyre Festival’ Of NYC Food Events: Gothamist: http://gothamist.com/2017/09/11/pizza_festival_bushwick.php#photo-3