Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The $175 burger for idiots

The Wall Street Burger Shoppe of Manhattan is offering a hamburger that costs $175 and is topped with gold. It’s made of Kobe beef. It comes with black truffles, foie gras and Gruyere cheese in addition to gold flakes. You can read more about it here.

Idiots. And you wonder why the economy's going to hell in a handbasket. Wall Street is killing industries with ridiculous expectations. Why? So people can blow money on $175 burgers.

I'll bet anybody $175 that I can get a lot better burger (several actually, plus fries and a drink) with $5 at Troy's Snack Shack in Montezuma, Ga., than that Wall Street burger. If I were a millionaire (as a writer and journalist, slim chance of that happening), I'll still take Troy's over a pretentious Manhattan burger shoppe any day of the week. Just because you throw an unnecessary "e" at the end of your name doesn't make your food worth any more money.

18 comments:

Georgia Road Geek said...

Right on, Chris!!!

There's no way I'd ever pay that kind of money for a burger.

Troy's Snack Shack sounds like a good place to try once I "clinch" Macon County. Thanks for the travel tip, dude. :)

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Anonymous said...

I, for one, am looking forward to trying the gold topped burger. It's sounds like it would be delicious and Im a big fan of foie gras. As for the price, Im sure it's worth every penny considering they use the best beef available. So bon appetit!

alexb said...

wow anonymous your obviously a plant, why would i want to swallow gold, so it can tear up my stomach, wallstreet is ruining america by doing these sorts of things. the day they die they will regret all these things as they look "satan" in the face.

Anonymous said...

alexb,

You can find gold in all kinds of fancy foods. They use (microscopically) thin gold leaf, not chuncks of gold. Since gold is inert, it would have no effect on you and would simply pass through your system.
Not that the idea of a $175 burger isn't stupid. It is. Just not for the reason you stated.

Anonymous said...

I had a fantastic Kobe beef burger at a fancy restaurant (from the lunch menu) for $15 very well spent. The fries were thin and perfectly crisp. Best lunch I ever had. This restaurant's Kobe dinner meal is only $85 for what I've heard is a lot of food.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous--What's the name of that place with fantastic Kobe burger for $15??

I'll go that high if highly recommended--and fries inc'd.

Chris Johnson said...

When it comes to a meal, there's no such thing as "only $85." I'll still put a $5 bag of Troyburgers or a $3 breakfast from Grover's Grits against it any day. It's been my experience that the more you pay, the less you get. Except for parsley. You get way more parsley. Which is good if, you know, you're a rabbit.

MLeaves2 said...

I've always heard that it's not technically possible to get Kobe beef in the US. Perhaps it's Wagyu?

I've had $15 hamburgers before, and they're usually worth it. The $175 price tag isn't for the cost of the ingredients - it's to get all this free publicity, and hopefully scare off people who would actually want them to make this bizarre liver-and-beef burger. Neiman-Marcus always has crazy stuff in their Christmas book, but often no one buys them at all.

Anonymous said...

why would anyone want to eat gold leaf or gold dust? does it taste good?

T said...

Troys Snack Shack is the BOMB!! I'm from Montezuma, but grew up in Albany GA from 1st grade on. Every time I went back to the Zuma, Troy's was the first place we hit. I never knew the ingredients I just knew I wanted 4 all the way with fries (best in the world) and a drink, any drink. At Troys that meal would have been about $3.00 if that. They charge no tax and they cook it right in front of you. Thanks for posting this. I just told a friend I was gonna take her to Troy's one day even though she lives in Atlanta and I'm currently in Alaska. Gotta get back and go to Troy's... lol . And Jimmie's Hot Dogs in Albany would be the equivalent of Troy's. Both cheap and good... no the BEST!!

T-Rock

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You cannot beat Grover's Grits and Troy's Snack Shack.

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