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Twitter Is Pointing & Laughing At This Grody-Looking Steak From Trump Tower

By Stephen Gossett in Food on Sep 28, 2017 5:25PM

The gleeful mocking of President Donald Trump's culinary choices has become something of a contemporary pastime, from his diehard affinity for fast food, to his using a fork to eat pizza and Kentucky Fried Chicken, to his preference for steak so well done that "it would rock on the plate," as an assistant told the New York Times. But the latest collective food-related savaging wasn't pointed directly at Trump, but rather a restaurant that calls Trump Tower home.

The Trump Hotels account tweeted out a photo of its hanger steak and sides with the self-admiring message, "Our prime hanger steak served with romesco, roasted cauliflower and mustard jus is absolutely mouthwatering."

The plate featured in the photo, attributed to Instagram user rayspicksnyc, comes from Sixteen, the upscale, white-tablecloth restaurant that takes roost on the 16th floor of Chicago's Trump Hotel and Tower, according to the Tribune. And plenty of folks online were quick to eviscerate the high-end slabs, which users seemed to think resemble a rocky outcrop (on the top left) and "a festering wound" (bottom right) more than tasty protein and took to task the apparently suspect plating.

It goes on like that, of course, for some 800 replies. Although as the Trib notes, Sixteen does actually have a fairly vaunted rep, with two Michelin stars to its name. So what say you? Appetizing, or the polar opposite?