Department of Transportation: ‘Drinking and Driving Go Together Like Peas and Guac’

The Arizona Department of Transportation invoked the infamous guacamole debacle of 2015 to remind drivers to stay sober

“Haters make us famous,” the New York Times food editor tweeted in response.

In an effort to keep the roads safe over the holiday weekend, the Arizona Department of Transportation has picked a pretty catchy slogan to remind drivers to stay alert and sober — “Drinking and driving go together like peas and guac.”

The photo was shared by the Arizona DOT on Twitter as “an unusual message to get you to think before you drink.” The sign is a reference to one of the biggest food scandals of 2015, when the New York Times published a recipe for guacamole that called for the addition of peas, prompting some serious Internet outrage, and even a critical tweet from President Obama, who dismissed the extra ingredient.

“Respect the NYT, but not buying peas in guac,” Obama wrote. “Onions, garlic, hot peppers. Classic.”

And in response to the Arizona DOT’s cheeky message, New York Times food editor proudly responded on Twitter with, “Haters make us famous.”