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 CornynSenators struggle to get spending bills off ground as shutdown looms The 13 Republicans needed to pass gun-control legislation The Hill's Morning Report — Biden steadies in third debate as top tier remains the same MORE (R) and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTed Cruz knocks New York Times for 'stunning' correction on Kavanaugh report 2020 Democrats call for Kavanaugh to be impeached Warren: Kavanaugh 'should be impeached' just like Trump 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 Tillis The 13 Republicans needed to pass gun-control legislation Bolton returns to political group after exiting administration Tillis places big ad buy as he faces wealthy GOP challenger 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.