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New York Burger Joint Adds $175 Burger to Menu

The indulgent world of haute cuisine just got a little more luxurious: Yesterday the Wall Street Burger Joint started serving a $175 hamburger. What makes it so special is the use of high end ingredients such as kobe beef, foie gras, exotic mushrooms, and golden truffle mayonnaise. The entire burger is topped with a generous dusting of gold flakes.

While the creation of absurdly expensive dishes is nothing new, I find it interesting that this burger's debut happens to be in the middle of an international food crisis. I couldn't afford to taste this burger myself, but if dining with a high roller, I would definitely indulge in this extreme excessiveness. I might even ask the chef to add imported aged cheddar! If you're going to go over the top, might as well do it in style. Still, there is something as too much. What do you think about this burger? Is it overly outrageous or divinely fabulous?

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LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 7 years
That looks good...mmmm. A little crazy though...
Isista Isista 7 years
I like the $200 burger idea better -- that all the proceeds go to charity. You know somewhere, high rollers would pay for something like this. They might as well give back to the community at the same time. It does sound kind of yummy though; if they gave the proceeds to a good charity, and I was rollin in the dough, I would definitely buy this burger.
gigill gigill 8 years
It's ridiculous - there's a credit crunch going on so I doubt this will appeal to the rich folks who can actually afford this as they'll be likely be ahem (pardon the pun), tightening their belts.
tiggerchick2 tiggerchick2 8 years
A lot of money for something that sounds gross (to me anyway)
darlene darlene 8 years
Thats a lot of money
darlene darlene 8 years
Thats a lot of money
hcrummer hcrummer 8 years
I think it's sort of a joke. It's named after a fictional blogger whose website is a tongue-in-cheek look at the most expensive things in Los Angeles and New York. I'm not sure they really expect anyone to order it, and if someone did, they'd probably laugh at that person behind his/her back.
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 8 years
Vinnie, is *any* of it really necessary?
vinnie vinnie 8 years
were the gold flakes really necessary?
Anabellatc Anabellatc 8 years
Ridiculous! Completely agree that it is insane to pay that much money for a burger when other ppl have nothing to eat. Gold flakes? You gotta be kidding me...!
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 8 years
Are gold flakes ok for your digestive system? Anyways, last night I was at a place that had a $150 BEER on the menu...
eshellmoyer eshellmoyer 8 years
but Daniel Bolud already makes a burger with truffles and foie gras. It costs a lot, but less than that. Gold flakes don't taste like anything, because gold is completely inert. If the gold isn't pure it would taste like other metals. Ooooh yum.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
Brittneylb, your comment is really sobering and totally hits the nail on the head.
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 8 years
Um there is liquor that has gold flakes and it doesn't cost an insane amount of money. I think they are just charging that much cause they can. If I could make burgers and charge that much and someone would pay for them.........damn right!
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
Honestly, i was disappointed I didn't see this on here yesterday. Slackers :)
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Yeah I just don't get the dusting of gold flakes trend. I mean, it was cool taking shots of Goldschlager when I was in high school, but I think I've outgrown that... ;)
Brittneylb Brittneylb 8 years
There's a CNN. com article about a 3- year-old girl in Ethiopia who weighs 10 pounds and is expected to starve to death. The article said there are 120,000 more like her. Meanwhile, Americans are eating $175 burgers dusted with gold flakes. The cost of that burger alone could feed probably feed her for months.
Brittneylb Brittneylb 8 years
There's a CNN. com article about a 3- year-old girl in Ethiopia who weighs 10 pounds and is expected to starve to death. The article said there are 120,000 more like her. Meanwhile, Americans are eating $175 burgers dusted with gold flakes. The cost of that burger alone could feed probably feed her for months.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
That would mean way more dishes. Think I'll stick to In n Out.
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
i saw some wedding cake dusted with gold flakes and was surprised. i guess that's the new highend style. it can't add taste, so it's just for show i guess. seems like it wouldn't be good for you to eat gold.
SugarCat SugarCat 8 years
Ridiculous.
SugarCat SugarCat 8 years
Ridiculous.
Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 8 years
This is like the Birkin bag of hamburgers. Way too extravegant for me! And burgers are my thing too!
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 8 years
ridiculous. especially in light of the economy, and what is going on in the world. i agree with looseseal, this is an attempt at being ostentatious...the best burger i had only cost a couple bucks doubt this would measure up and unlike evildorkgirl, i'd rather use $175 on something substantial rather than something that will just end up in the toilet. sorry to sound crass....
looseseal looseseal 8 years
I think there's a difference between "expensive in order to use the best ingredients and make it taste as fantastic as possible" and "expensive mostly to be ostentatious".I doubt gold flakes makes things taste better, so this would have to be the latter.
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