As we prepare for dinner Thursday, many people are taking to social media to express their favorite dishes.

‘Bless your heart’: Twitter chimes in on Atlanta journalists’ Thanksgiving food choices

If you’ve logged into your social media the last few days, you’ve seen numerous posts purporting “controversial food opinions” just ahead of the unofficial food holiday, Thanksgiving.

On Wednesday, Channel 2’s Mark Arum decided to make the bold move of presenting his preferred dessert choice out for the masses to pounce on — and pounce they did. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Ernie Suggs posted his opinion on macaroni and cheese shortly after Arum, but received a bit more support.

For Arum, he sent out his tweet, which read “Pumpkin Pie is far superior to Sweet Potato Pie. No doubt,” about 6 a.m.


His tweet quickly accumulated dozens of comments and retweets, with most flatly disagreeing with the news anchor.






Suggs’ opinion that “macaroni & cheese is far superior to sweet potato casserole” got a mix of responses from Twitter users.



One user brought up Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her infamous macaroni and cheese, noting she would be “the real authority” on the dish. Last December, Bottoms became the talk of the town when she posted her signature mac and cheese on her Instagram. Several users dragged her for what some called a “dry” version of the dish.


Bottoms has not shared her thoughts with Suggs just yet, but she did joke about her chatter-evoking dish during last Sunday’s Macy’s Tree Lighting. 

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