Skip to comments.The $175 burger is a haute handful for rarefied tastes
Posted on 05/20/2008 6:17:19 PM PDT by AngieGal
Forget talk of a recession - a new $175 burger has set the city's gold standard for conspicuous consumption.
The Richard Nouveau - from the Wall Street Burger Shoppe, natch - comes topped with a blizzard of real gold flakes, plus 25 grams of black truffles, a seared slab of foie gras and an aged Gruyere typically reserved for a high-class cheese tray.
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Clearly designed for the frugal limosine liberal — hey, Chuckie Schumer, here is a cheap meal for you....
What would the Obamessiah think of this? How about the rest or the world? Oh the humanity.
Totally ridiculous and snooty for no other reason than to appear ‘snooty elite’ .... heck, whats next(?), some rich elite schumck going one better and demanding a “Platinum Burger” ??? GEEZ !!
Why would you want to eat gold? Goldshlager’s good every now and then but why put it on a burger. Kind of curious as to what it tastes like now though.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
And it all comes out the same as a .55 cent White Castle...
haha a burger with gold flake dustings? that’s not fine dining, that’s something out of a jay-z video.
It prolly tastes just like metal, like any other metal, ever bite into a tear of tin-foil? Prolly tastes like that.
Next up it'll be Platinum, and then Titanium, and before ya know it --- Uranium 235 (just for the thrill of the half-life)
Maybe they should just stick with Lithium Burgers though ..... /laughs
I’ll take two, hold the precious metal
large fry and a Dr. Pepper
Otherwise .... $175 for a hamburger? Totally ridiculous ... and with Gold topping $900 an ounce, do these Wall Streeter's *really* want to drop those Gold chips in the the Hudson via the sewer ???
Shucks, down here we’d call that a K-Yburger..
I’ll take the angus burger with home fries if ya don’t mind.
"I've been panning for Gold inside the big pipes down there, Ralphie boy"
I had sake with gold leaf in it in Japan. Didn’t do anything for me (the gold, not the sake. That got me hammered).
For example, to the people of Africa, where you can feed a child for a year on $25 according to certain charities, Americans chowing down on $2 Burger King Whoppers must seem like utter decadence to them.
Well some people on this thread might find it hard to believe, but in New York City, $175 is not a big deal for many people living there.
Let's say that you are an executive in Manhattan who makes about $875,000 a year. Well, to you, spending $175 on a hamburger for lunch is the exact same as a construction worker making $40,000 spending $8 for a hamburger lunch at Applebees.
Divide $175 into $875,000 and that represents .02% of that executives income. Divide $8 into the $40,000 income of the contruction worker and you get the exact same .02% ratio.
Therefore, the executive is no more decadent than the construction worker. And if Donald Trump or Warren Buffet go in for that $175 hamburger than they are probably slumming.
So in conclusion, I think it's a good thing that there are people out there who can easily afford $175 for a hamburger.
“thats gold leaf sprinkled on top. How weird.”
Probably $2 worth of gold-colored confetti purchased at Hobby Lobby or Michaels... ;)
It seems that many of them heed the old saying- "You can't take it with you". They seem to try to waste, utterly and completely, good old fashioned money. The old fashioned conservative, while pretty greedy, would at least try to spin some money off to a good cause.
One could go to certain modern art. Millions spent on a piece of junk. Easy come, easy go.
So it goes.
LOL!! What restaurant serves that thing??
Nonetheless, putting gold on a hamburger does strike my New England-influenced sensibilities as excessive. Kobe beef, aged Gruyere, and truffles I can see, but gold?
Conservatives are an inherently frugal bunch. I don’t see an issue with the price as much as the value.
Speaking strictly for myself, if I’m paying that much for a burger, it better be delivered hot & tasty by a naked cowgirl at the snap of a finger.
I gotta ask, if she's naked how can you tell that she's a cowgirl? Are they branded?
I would wonder if it is healthy to eat gold.
I’m not sure what your body would use it for. It’s relatively inert, the main reason for it’s value, so I guess small flakes wouldn’t hurt you too bad. Probably wouldn’t taste too good picking it out of your teeth after the burger though. :)
It’s probably real gold leaf flakes. Gold can be made into incredibly thin flakes. I have several envelopes of the stuff I bought on eBay. It’s real gold, but the total weight is maybe a gram or two. I’m thinking of a gold flake pulled pork BBQ sandwich, with slaw. Now that’s haute cuisine.
I know the answer, but I would be banned if I told you.
I spent $3.24 today for lunch at Mickey D’s today... 2 double cheeseburgers and a $1, 42oz iced tea.
I’m a cheapskate.
Simple, she's wearing nothing but a cowboy hat, boots, spurs, and a smile!
Nouveau riche, get it? Dang, these city fellers are clever.
She'd be wearing spurs...