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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Only in New York

New York City that is. The other day I was checking out some
stories on the Reuters website, and came across this tidbit, 
about the most expensive burger in NYC, and I would dare to 
say, probably anywhere. The Wall Street Burger Shoppe recently
unveiled a deluxe burger priced at $175....that is NOT a typo!
Now we all know that the Big Apple is known for excess and
high prices, but this is definitely over the top. The owner of this
establishment justifies the price by detailing the ingredients :
Kobe beef patty, an abundant amount of black truffles, wild
mushrooms, seared foie gras, and aged gruyere, all topped with
flecks of gold leaf and served on a brioche bun. Well alrighty 
then! The scary thing is that the eatery sells approximately
20-25 of these pricey dish per month, no doubt to the well-
heeled, pretentious clientele. I love a good burger like most
anyone else (vegetarians excluded of course!), but forget all
that exotic stuff, give me some good old fashioned lettuce, 
mayo, bacon, a portobello mushroom maybe, blue cheese if I
want to get fancy, and I am good to go, all for under 10 bucks!

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