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 CornynKey GOP senators appear cool to Kavanaugh accuser's demand Trump, GOP regain edge in Kavanaugh battle GOP mulls having outside counsel question Kavanaugh, Ford MORE (R) and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzPoll: Cruz leads O'Rourke by 3 in Texas Senate race Julián and Joaquin Castro to campaign with O'Rourke in Texas The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump rips 'ridiculous' spending bill | FBI dragged into new fight | Latest on Maryland shooting 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 TillisTrump assures storm victims in Carolinas: 'We will be there 100 percent' North Carolina governor: We saw ‘significant damage’ in eastern part of state GOP senator on allegation against Kavanaugh: 'Why on Earth' wasn't it discussed earlier? 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.