Restaurant fires back at NYT columnist after he complained about the cost of his meal: ‘Keep drinking buddy,’ Fox News, Gabriel Hays.
When does a smoked burger by a reputable restaurant cost $78? When you add 4 drinks to the bill along with the $17 burger. No word on the tip left by New York Times columnist David Brooks. Bet it was not much. The “1911 Smoke House Barbeque” is now offering a special in Brooks’ honor:
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“This meal just cost me $78 at Newark Airport. This is why Americans think the economy is terrible,”
Brooks commented on the bill along with a picture of his dinner. It consisted of a cheeseburger, fries and what appears to be an alcoholic beverage.
However, the restaurant 1911 Smoke House Barbeque pushed back on Brooks’ post on Facebook Thursday. It wrote:
“Looks like someone was knocking back some serious drinks – Bar tab was almost 80% and he’s complaining about the cost of his meal. “Keep drinking buddy – we get paid off of everything.”
Restaurant owner Maukrice Hallett also guessed Brooks ordered “two doubles” of whiskey which cost between $28 and $29. The owner explained prices are more expensive at the airport due to a partnership with a food travel company.
Unless you are drinking a cheap whiskey, $28 per double is about right in an airport. I will pay $18 -$19 for a double of Basil Hayden. File this under good publicity (for the restaurant).
AB: Brooks making a fool of himself after two doubles. Old men need to cut back to reality.