Senators mock photo of 'Brooklyn barbecue'

Senators mock photo of 'Brooklyn barbecue'
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A few senators took to social media on Sunday and Monday to share their disapproval with a story touting “Brooklyn barbecue.”

Munchies, the food-focused vertical of Vice, tweeted out a story on Sunday morning titled “Why is Brooklyn barbecue taking over the world?” The accompanying photo featured a sparse tray of food, and quickly went viral on social media.


Texas Sens. John CornynJohn CornynSenate GOP attempts to wave Trump off second Putin summit Senators push to clear backlog in testing rape kits Senate approves resolution warning Trump not to hand over US officials MORE (R) and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenators push to clear backlog in testing rape kits Russia raises problems for GOP candidates Deal to fix family separations hits snag in the Senate MORE (R) appeared to find the photo inferior to their home state's barbecue offerings.

“Bless your hearts,” Cruz tweeted.

“Ha. Looks pretty unsatisfying,” Cornyn tweeted, later adding a link to a Wikipedia post titled “Barbecue in Texas.” 

Sen. Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisKey GOP senator says ‘no question’ Russia is meddling in U.S. affairs GOP Senator: 'Very inappropriate' for Trump to discuss allowing Russia to question US citizens Anti-Trump protesters hold candlelight vigil by White House MORE (R-N.C.) weighed in with his culinary expertise, as well.

“Fact Check: A) This isn’t barbecue. B) The only two types of barbecue worth eating are Eastern and Western,” he tweeted, referencing two styles of barbecue famous in North Carolina. 

Numerous journalists and other Twitter users also responded to the Munchies post, with many taking time to post photos of “real” barbecue.