From the Daily News:
Send back the lobster. Can the caviar. All Mayor Bloomberg wants is a wiener.
The mayor was in the Hamptons on Sunday at a horse show.
But he wants you to know: Even if he's hangin' with the rich and famous, he's just plain ole Bloomy from the block.
"I'm not into this fancy food, like shrimp, caviar and lobster," said Bloomberg. "I like hot dogs, hamburgers and fried chicken the best. I like real food for real people."
True to his word, the billionaire mayor chomped on a hot dog, turning his back on piles of lobster salad sandwiches and platters of filet mignon that surrounded him in the VIP tent.
"I'm a true New Yorker," he said. "I love hot dogs."
Bloomberg Watch isn't buying it:
C’mon, who are we kidding? Of course Bloomberg likes fancy food. If he didn’t, why does he go to all those fancy restaurants?
Here’s the New York Post’s David Seifman in 2003:
Bloomberg dined at expensive Manhattan eateries ranging from the Palm steakhouse in Midtown to Plumeri in TriBeCa, which provided an out-of-the-way setting when he and New York Stock Exchange Chairman Richard Grasso lunched last Oct. 1.