Republican presidential candidate John Kasich is in the Bronx campaigning today, and according to reports from the scene, he is truly feasting on Italian sandwiches. The Ohio governor hit up Mike's Deli on Arthur Avenue and was surrounded by piles and piles of sliced meats, olives, cheese, and even a few glasses of wine.
I think Kasich is enjoying the Bronx pic.twitter.com/WXOBhO84my— Jennifer Fermino (@jfermino) April 7, 2016
He reportedly also ate two helpings of spaghetti. After the feast, Kasich said he loves "New York values," meaning "innovation, great neighborhoods, great food," according to NBC — which at least puts him in a better position than last week, when he misguidedly used a fork and knife to eat pizza in Queens.
Update: Here's what Kasich ate, via DNAinfo New York:
The Republican presidential candidate chowed down on the eatery's pasta fagioli and spaghetti bolognese, as well as the Yankee Stadium Big Boy (mortadella, ham, salami, capicolo, mozzarella, lettuce and peppers), and the JK, named after the Ohio governor himself and containing salami, pepperoni, provolone, pepperoncini, pickles and creamy Italian dressing.
He seemed particularly attached to the spaghetti bolognese, as he stopped the staff from taking it away from him when they first tried.
Kasich also tried the deli's Michelangelo (fresh mozzarella and prosciutto), and he sipped on some homemade wine and sparkling water as well.
Deli owner David Greco said he didn't know if he'd vote for Kasich, but he planned to keep the JK sandwich on the menu as long as he's in the race.