Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The 175-dollar hamburger

Let's see ... how did that Big Mac commercial go?

Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, black truffles, seared foie gras, aged Gruyere cheese, wild mushrooms and flecks of gold leaf on a brioche bun.

Well, that started as the Big Mac. Then it became the Big Stupid when the black truffles were put on. But apparently someone will pay $175 for the burger at the Wall Street Burger Shoppe. It's a lot like the two-dollar version pictured, but it also includes a super-sized shot of pomposity.

"Wall Street has good days and bad days. We wanted to have the everyday burger (for $4) ... and then something special if you really have a good day on Wall Street," said co-owner Heather Tierney.

Or maybe you could spend the $175 on something more special than a freakin' hamburger. But hey, if that's what you want, go for it.

Don't forget to use a napkin if some foie gras and flecks of gold leaf get on your chin. If you don't have a napkin, just use a twenty.