NY Times Columnist Complains About Cost Of Airport Meal; Restaurant Says Bill 80% Alcohol

  • 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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