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Twitter Blasts Trump Tower Restaurant Over Ugly Plating

The "prime hanger steak" didn't thrill would-be diners

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Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

While some believe the restaurant inside Trump Tower isn’t receiving enough attention in Chicago due to politics, over the past week the Internet has been pounding Sixteen with insults over a photo of a steak. Tweeps haven’t taken too kindly to the presentation of a prime hanger steak served with romesco, roasted cauliflower, and mustard served at Sixteen, a Michelin two-starred restaurant. The item’s been called “table scraps” and another user said it looked “like a child just dropped their food on the floor.”

It’s not the first time President Trump and steak have come together to create a story. Tales of ketchup and ordering beef well done have regaled the Internet. The stories continue even though one of his employees at D.C.’s Trump Hotel, chef David Burke (who also worked in Chicago), has attempted to debunk the tale about ketchup.

Here’s the post in question published on Monday afternoon:

Check out the following reactions:

Earlier this year, Sixteen’s chef left to return home to Detroit. Thomas Lents didn’t say if politics played a part in his departure. He has since been replaced by Nick Dostal, a chef who Fooditor praised earlier this year. Trump has yet to comment over the matter.


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