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The $175 burger is a haute handful for rarefied tastes
New York Daily News ^ | May 20th 2008 | RACHEL WHARTON

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.

Literally.

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barbecue; burger; chat; cheeseburger; dining; hamburger


That's gold leaf sprinkled on top. How weird.
1 posted on 05/20/2008 6:17:19 PM PDT by AngieGal
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To: AngieGal

Clearly designed for the frugal limosine liberal — hey, Chuckie Schumer, here is a cheap meal for you....


2 posted on 05/20/2008 6:19:37 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: AngieGal

What would the Obamessiah think of this? How about the rest or the world? Oh the humanity.


3 posted on 05/20/2008 6:22:45 PM PDT by A message
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To: AngieGal

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 !!


4 posted on 05/20/2008 6:23:54 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: AngieGal

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.


5 posted on 05/20/2008 6:26:31 PM PDT by allmost
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To: AngieGal
Real Kobe beef and all the trimmings. But is it a $175 taste? Let your taste buds - and wallet - be the judge.

"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

6 posted on 05/20/2008 6:29:56 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: AngieGal
The $175 burger is a haute handful for rarefied tastes...

And it all comes out the same as a .55 cent White Castle...

Just POOP!

7 posted on 05/20/2008 6:30:54 PM PDT by JOE6PAK (My own business bores me to death; I prefer other people's.)
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To: AngieGal

haha a burger with gold flake dustings? that’s not fine dining, that’s something out of a jay-z video.


8 posted on 05/20/2008 6:33:31 PM PDT by rightwinggoth
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To: allmost
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

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

9 posted on 05/20/2008 6:33:43 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Mr_Moonlight
The $175 burger is a haute handful for rarefied tastes

How about gold suppositories?
10 posted on 05/20/2008 6:45:08 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: AngieGal

I’ll take two, hold the precious metal

large fry and a Dr. Pepper


11 posted on 05/20/2008 6:47:33 PM PDT by daku ("My dream continues with ferocity, thank you.")
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To: aruanan
Hahahahaa ... I was gonna go in that direction, but thought the better of it due to this being a 'family forum' and with the Mod's being especially antsy today due to the Ted K thing ....

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 ???

12 posted on 05/20/2008 6:54:03 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: AngieGal
That's gold leaf sprinkled on top.

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13 posted on 05/20/2008 6:55:28 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: AngieGal
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14 posted on 05/20/2008 6:57:43 PM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben, reports to Parris Island on June 31)
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To: Blue Jays
It's probably a darn fine and tasty burger. I'd love to try one.
15 posted on 05/20/2008 7:00:14 PM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: AngieGal

Shucks, down here we’d call that a K-Yburger..

I’ll take the angus burger with home fries if ya don’t mind.


16 posted on 05/20/2008 7:03:07 PM PDT by billmor
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To: aruanan

"I've been panning for Gold inside the big pipes down there, Ralphie boy"

17 posted on 05/20/2008 7:05:09 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: AngieGal

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).


18 posted on 05/20/2008 7:29:51 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY (Your parents will all receive phone calls instructing them to love you less now.)
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To: AngieGal
A lot of people are making fun of people who would eat a $175 hamburger. But why? Everything is relative.

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.

19 posted on 05/20/2008 7:29:54 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 4 days away from outliving Goose Tatum)
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To: All
I'll bet if someone bought it for her, Kate would eat it...
20 posted on 05/20/2008 7:32:45 PM PDT by FlJoePa (Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good.)
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To: AngieGal

“thats gold leaf sprinkled on top. How weird.”

Probably $2 worth of gold-colored confetti purchased at Hobby Lobby or Michaels... ;)


21 posted on 05/20/2008 7:43:38 PM PDT by Levante
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To: AngieGal
A note on wealthy liberal people.

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.

22 posted on 05/20/2008 7:56:50 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: don-o

LOL!! What restaurant serves that thing??


23 posted on 05/20/2008 8:04:55 PM PDT by Peace4EarthNow (Come to know Jesus as your Savior, so YOU TOO can be saved!!)
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To: SamAdams76
What you say is true; it really is amazing how much money there is in Manhattan.

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?

24 posted on 05/20/2008 8:09:37 PM PDT by Arguendo
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To: SamAdams76

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.


25 posted on 05/20/2008 8:09:39 PM PDT by BraveMan
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To: BraveMan
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?

26 posted on 05/20/2008 8:14:01 PM PDT by cspackler (There are 10 kinds of people in this world, those who understand binary and those who don't.)
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To: allmost

I would wonder if it is healthy to eat gold.


27 posted on 05/20/2008 8:16:08 PM PDT by Peace Is Coming
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To: Peace Is Coming

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. :)


28 posted on 05/20/2008 8:19:57 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Levante; AngieGal

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.


29 posted on 05/20/2008 8:30:42 PM PDT by Sender ("Why is it that I can't just eat my waffle?" - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: cspackler
I gotta ask, if she's naked how can you tell that she's a cowgirl? Are they branded?

I know the answer, but I would be banned if I told you.

30 posted on 05/20/2008 8:39:44 PM PDT by Octar
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To: AngieGal

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.

Mark


31 posted on 05/20/2008 8:56:36 PM PDT by MarkL
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To: cspackler
I gotta ask, if she's naked how can you tell that she's a cowgirl? Are they branded?

Simple, she's wearing nothing but a cowboy hat, boots, spurs, and a smile!

Mark

32 posted on 05/20/2008 8:59:58 PM PDT by MarkL
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To: AngieGal
The Richard Nouveau...

Nouveau riche, get it? Dang, these city fellers are clever.

33 posted on 05/20/2008 9:18:43 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Mr_Moonlight
Hahahahaa ... I was gonna go in that direction, but thought the better of it due to this being a 'family forum' and with the Mod's being especially antsy today due to the Ted K thing ....

Hey, it's in the other direction and nobody was saying anything about the carcinogenic effects of having S for brains.
34 posted on 05/21/2008 3:42:59 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Mr_Moonlight
Hahahahaa ... I was gonna go in that direction, but thought the better of it due to this being a 'family forum' and with the Mod's being especially antsy today due to the Ted K thing ....

Hey, it's in the other direction and nobody was saying anything about the carcinogenic effects of having S for brains. On a related note, my aunt and uncle saw Ted K looking rather glum sitting in a wheelchair at Mayo's in Rochester, MN a month and a half ago. I bet he knew even then about his condition.
35 posted on 05/21/2008 3:44:55 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: cspackler
I gotta ask, if she's naked how can you tell that she's a cowgirl? Are they branded?

She'd be wearing spurs...

36 posted on 05/21/2008 3:51:48 AM PDT by Iscool
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