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"I am from [insert city], so I know good food"

Bhutani | Jul 22, 2008 10:51 AM

Am I the only one that gets irked when I see a post prefaced by this phrase? I know I am probably being overly sensitive, but that statement just reeks of arrogance. I didn't put specific cities in the title but I usually see it from NY or SF, but I have seen others. I understand that these are great restaurant towns and there is a certain amount of envy on my part that I don't have ready access to such great restaurants. However, people that live outside these cities can "know food" as well. What does the above statement imply to those that aren't so lucky to live in those cities? Just because you come from specified city doesn't automatically imply that you know food. By posting on a site such as this, it is implied that you, and those that you are seeking assistance from, know food. Why then make mention of how much you know food just because you come from wherever?

I have no issue when a person is looking for suggestions when travelling to another city and mentions where they are from. That assists other CHs in offering suggestions that they might not find in their hometown. In this case, though, it goes beyond just mentioning where you are from.

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