Do Yelpers qualify as foochebags? Up until recently, the general consensus would have been “no,” or at least “probably not?,” but a couple of recent developments call that judgment into question.

First: Yelp had to aggressively scold its Elite Yelpers in New York City for what Eater described as “degenerate feeding frenzies” at Yelp meet-ups.

Here’s my favorite quote from an email stuffed with great quotes: “Much to our chagrin, the staff at several events has commented on the fact that occasionally some members of the Elite Squad at meals can be likened to an Animal Planet feeding frenzy, as certain people descend on appetizers as though they have not eaten in weeks.”

Second: The word hipster is now an official restaurant descriptor on Yelp, as in: Ambiance: Romantic, Hipster, Trendy, Casual. How trendy and hipster are differentiated is not entirely clear, but, yes, questionable stuff.

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