Hipster Checklist

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Hipster Checklist | Slang | A flippant litany of supposed style/motif infractions by a business, usually a restaurant. Sometimes played like a game while dining, much like Bingo. The so-called checklist is ever-evolving and therefore so lacking in consistency as to almost defy definition. Nevertheless, regular items might include such things as:

mason jars
moss-filled terrariums
unnecessarily verbose/pretentious menu descriptions
typewriter font
vintage mismatched dishes
the words “our ingredients are local and organic (whenever possible)”
communal table
no reservations
“reclaimed” wood
skinny chef
plaid, flannel and denim staff uniforms
industrial aprons
old brick
dishes served on cutting boards
bored-looking hostess hating everyone
sleeve and neck tattoos
antlers
vintage stereo hooked up to an iPod (vinyl for show)
clip-on bowtie
suspenders
vegetarian server recommending short rib mac & cheese
“found” items
vintage foreign movie posters in the washroom
thick-rimmed glasses
bushy beards
waxed moustaches
furniture made from recycled cast-iron married to reclaimed wood
exposed light bulbs

Ironically (or fittingly), the Hipster Checklist is only ever brought up by people who score highly on it themselves.

Usage: “The food is amazing. It’s just too bad it’s 10 for 10 on the Hipster Checklist…”

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