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UPDATED: Italian Food Truck Dago Joe’s Under Fire for Unsavory Mozzarella Stick ‘Joke’

"Not just breaded, they're battered, like your wife."

Dago Joe's.
Dago Joe's.
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Italian food truck Dago Joe's is facing criticism over an unsavory menu description, following a report today by WXYZ's Ronnie Dahl. Dahl received a tip from a viewer who was offended that the truck's mozzarella sticks were advertised as "battered, like your wife."

When questioned by Dahl, owner Joe Sciamanna, attempted to explain away the description. "It's just a joke. No we don't condone that at all." Judging from the layer of permanent marker scribbled over the truck's menu, it appears this wasn't the first time Joe's has caught heat for the description. The phrasing can still be found on the company's website menu. The mobile restaurant, which opened in 2012, doesn't appear to shy away from offensive slang either. "Dago" is pejorative term for Italians. Eater has reached out to Dago Joe's for further comment.

Update, 04/09, 3:03 p.m.: Dago Joe's owner Joe Sciamanna has cut the phrase from his menu.

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