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Website posts pic of sad-looking plate of BBQ, and Twitter can’t stop laughing

Do NOT mess with the BBQ snobs.


Josh Katzowitz

Internet Culture

Posted on Mar 4, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 10:53 pm CDT

If you talk about politics or religion on Twitter, you can expect that somebody is going to blast you for your opinions. But if you post something barbecue related, be prepared to get fully charbroiled. Especially if all you have is a sad picture of some brisket and a couple of pickles.

Such is the problem for the @munchies Twitter account which posted a link Sunday to its story about how Brooklyn BBQ was trying to take over the culinary world. The story itself isn’t necessarily the problem (though anybody outside Brooklyn would probably shake their head at the assertion). It’s the photo accompanying the link that turned Twitter apoplectic.

The reaction was quick and decisive.

And don’t even think about comparing Brooklyn BBQ to the food that hails from Texas or Kansas City.

All of which is to say: Please don’t try to post a BBQ photo online when there’s nothing but BBQ snobs lurking about. They’ll leave you with nothing but burnt ends.

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*First Published: Mar 4, 2018, 1:34 pm CST