Restaurant fires back at NYT columnist after he complained about the cost of his meal: 'Keep drinking buddy'

A restaurant fired back at New York Times columnist David Brooks after he complained Wednesday on social media about the cost of his meal, saying, “This is why Americans think the economy is terrible.”

“This meal just cost me $78 at Newark Airport. This is why Americans think the economy is terrible,” Brooks wrote with a picture of his dinner, which 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. 

“Looks like someone was knocking back some serious drinks – Bar tab was almost 80% and he’s complaining about the cost of his meal,” it wrote. “Keep drinking buddy – we get paid off everything.”

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New York Times columnist David Brooks was recently mocked by social media users after complaining about an expensive airport restaurant bill. (PBS)

Brook’s post went viral on X, formerly known as Twitter, receiving more than 20 million views in under 24 hours. Many who commented on the post mocked the New York Times columnist. 

Co-host of “Breaking Points” Saagar Enjeti said, “Brooks inadvertently proving an important point.

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