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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.
Don’t do this. It’s just embarrassing https://t.co/1Ic6JVpOVe— Jason Cole (@JasonCole62) March 4, 2018
A tray of sorrow. https://t.co/xMc3uVmeCe— Don Van Natta Jr. (@DVNJr) March 4, 2018
CC everywhere outside of Brooklyn, just give up. The cool kids have discovered BBQ. https://t.co/Lbs4cO9Syv— Lifetime Loyola Fan (@TomFornelli) March 4, 2018
No. Just stop before all the other BBQ embarasses you. https://t.co/lA1rF69Vog— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) March 4, 2018
Lonely is the perfect word. It looks like the brisket is saying hellooooooooooooooo to the sad little rolls. https://t.co/sXX6pOBMTY— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) March 4, 2018
This is what a BBQ plate should look like. pic.twitter.com/Hk71rXTGck— George Merritt (@gsm1060) March 4, 2018
And don’t even think about comparing Brooklyn BBQ to the food that hails from Texas or Kansas City.
Compared to this in Austin? Nah, not so much. pic.twitter.com/u7zMeEY1rd— Travis Reier (@travisreier) March 4, 2018
Or this in Lubbock. pic.twitter.com/6RrBCopNKX— Travis Reier (@travisreier) March 4, 2018
Don’t forget Cooper’s & Inman’s in Llano on the drive between Austin & Lubbock. pic.twitter.com/STxYqQb7Zq— Impeach & Replace (@KeithDobermann) March 4, 2018
Kansas City looking at that plate of hot ass like..... pic.twitter.com/ePiqgAfDMh— KEVO (@Kevo_Bevo) March 4, 2018
Don't bother coming to KC. pic.twitter.com/IcNHwIluZC— Mat Love (@KCDeathMachine) March 4, 2018
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.
Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.