In a move that beautifully illustrates everything terrible about lists and the void-staring media butt-scratchers' obsession with defining "hipster," Forbes.com comes along and uses a dang formula ("a quantitative approach") to come up with a Top 20 of places everyone already recognizes as "pretty cool" now designated "hipsterdom."
And what's even better, it includes the Warehouse District, a haven for lost tourists and "art lovers," home of the towering Entrepreneur Spire the IP Building and upscale loft dwellers with vague job descriptions.
"No, that can't be," says infuriated card-carrying hipster-hating New Orleans Resident, as their straw fedora pops off in a fit of steaming rage. "Marigny. Bywater. That's where they are. Riding bikes and being vegan, all over my Epic Bacon."
The contrarian tastemakers at Forbes have defied you, New Orleans Resident:
Forget the French Quarter, NOLA's brand of hipster hangs here. The neighborhood, also known as the Arts District, touts amazing restaurants (including Emeril Lagasse's original restaurant), access to the Crescent City farmers market, and a collection of galleries and museums that include the Contemporary Arts Center and the National World War II Museum.
Emeril Lagasse: Hipster