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Graydon Carter's Restaurant Caste System

Ever try and fail to get a seat at a New York hot spot like Monkey Bar or Waverly Inn? That’s because Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter has deemed you unworthy. An article in today’s New York Times Style section reveals the totally unsurprising caste system with which Carter, who owns both restaurants, that puts PYTs up front in an area known as “the pit” and A- and B-list celebrities in the booths surrounding. “When Madonna comes in, she gets a black booth,” the article says, as reported by Gawker. What’s more, Carter and his staff watch guests throughout their stay, making notes of misconduct or poor manners. Enough strikes will presumably get you banned from the Winner’s Circle of which Carter is the ringleader—chilling!