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There's a new breed of food snob that revels in one-upmanship, on getting a reservation at the newest "temple of gastronomy" and then blathering on about it on Twitter; of ordering the most expensive wine on the list, not because it's exquisite but so it can be bragged about. This money-flashing, fast-talking breed is the gastrocrat, says Josh Ozersky, in his recent column for Time, and he's damn sick of it.
Ozersky, former Slashfood writer, and author of The Hamburger, A History, was prompted by a Craigslist offering of a reservation at the new Grant Achatz place, Next, for $3,000. Says Ozersky, "It's clear to me now. It's gotten out of hand."
Read more about Ozersky's blame game against the gastrocrats at Time.com.