The host of the podcast The Hilarious World of Depression waded into the murky waters of internet trolling by daring to declare that the soon-to-shutter St. Clair Broiler wasn’t actually all that great of a restaurant. Like any good Minnesotan would, he did add a caveat to his social media feed by declaring in full blasphemous fashion that the 61 year old restaurant was actually not that great and upon further inspection, kind of expensive.
The St. Clair Broiler, home of one of the greatest neon signs in St. Paul will serve its final meal on Saturday September 30 after serving Highland area diners for generations.
(Warning: controversial St Paul tweet) St Clair Broiler was overpriced & bland. Not sad they're closing. I hope they all find jobs, though.— John Moe (@johnmoe) September 19, 2017
As for being over priced, the restaurant’s breakfast menu tops out at $13.95 for a steak and eggs.
The aging eatery wasn’t taking that kind of back talk laying down and soon fired back that Moe was basically a big, fat meanie. It then threw down the gauntlet, inviting Moe to try tacking a turn behind the burners of the grill to see how much work goes into this restaurant.
That was mean. You should only rip a restaurant if you can do better. How about you come over and we'll hand you the grill for an afternoon? https://t.co/1GmbQxtvS4— St. Clair Broiler (@StClairBroiler) September 19, 2017
Moe wasn’t about to let that go. With the vehemence of a grumpy old man hiding a fish in the back of a buddy’s pick up truck he returned fire, criticizing the restaurant’s criticism.
I don't think that's how criticism works. Or how restaurants work. I am criticizing the customer experience. https://t.co/LkVSiaxtQf— John Moe (@johnmoe) September 19, 2017
When the St. Clair Broiler responded in all seriousness, “It's less than a challenge than it is an offer. It would be fun. We actually don't disagree with you. It just made me sad to read it.”
Ouch, Broiler, might need some aloe on that burn you just gave yourself.
Moe called the whole thing off in neighborly fashion by wishing them all well.
Well, I do wish everyone good fortune in their future endeavors and thanks for being a part of the St Paul community for so many years. https://t.co/F0rzfpBKBb— John Moe (@johnmoe) September 19, 2017
It would appear that there will be no Moe burger at the Broiler before the end.
I'm sorry you all had to see that unleashing of burning hot Minnesota rage.— John Moe (@johnmoe) September 19, 2017
This is just about as Minnesota mean as you can get. Hopefully, this Twitter war can end without any further bloodshed.
- John Moe [Twitter]
- The St. Clair Broiler [Twitter]
- The St. Clair Broiler Closing After 61 Years [ETC]