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    Jul 22, 2013

    16 Ways Foodies Drive You Crazy

    Don't worry, we're probably all guilty of one of these foodie faux pas.

    1. Holding up the whole table for food photos.

    Eh, we all flaunt our food sometimes. Use your discretion. Your camera shouldn't turn heads.

    2. Correcting other people's pronunciation of foreign cuisine.

    "It's, um, pronounced cccccccrêpe?" [Phlegmy throat noises]

    3. Writing Yelp reviews with world-travel humblebrags.

    Via society6.com

    "My girlfriend and I had real bisque while traveling in Hokkaido/Sicily/Chiang Mai/Barcelona... TWO STARS!"

    4. Captioning every Facebook food photo with this:

    Via smosh.com

    5. Judging restaurants by their trendiness.

    Does food taste worse when it's out of fashion?

    6. Insisting that everyone goes to the sketchy, 'authentic' ethnic restaurant.

    Via awkwardnames.com

    To my friend Tommy who I lured into a food poisoning: I'm so, so sorry.

    7. Facebook check-ins at expensive restaurants.

    Via yelp.com

    We're noshing on limp pizza and we have to see your $500-per-head omakase meal too? Hecka conspicuous consumption, man.

    8. Insisting on dragging poorer friends to up-market eateries.

    9. Ordering for the whole table without asking others.

    10. Summer #LobsterRolls on Instagram

    I know it's summer, but did you get me a lobster roll too? No? You didn't? Then I don't want to see this.

    11. Foodie O-faces. Folks who PDA their brioche rolls.

    12. Having loud pro/anti-vegan opinions.

    Via portland.thephoenix.com

    Live and let live, yall. As long as they're not intruding on your choices, let people have their food habits in peace.

    13. Assuming gluten-free diet is just a fad.

    Via mimiandeunice.com

    Some of us have Celiac's and it legitimately blows :(.

    14. Bandwagonning on food trends.

    As a Taiwanese person, I'm so relieved that Taiwanese food is not trendy.

    15. Using the f-word to describe themselves.

    16. Bravely snarking on Olive Garden/Red Lobster/Applebee's.

    View this video on YouTube

    Next you're gonna bravely inform me that you don't listen to Nickelback or something.

    On the other hand: If you cook your own awesome meals, I kind of want to date you?

    Being enthusiastic about food (just like geeking out about anything) is a wondrous thing. Be a geek, not a snob.