NYC restaurant offers $175 burger topped with gold

Burger - A very special hamburger
United States
June 1, 2008 3:49pm CST
A Manhattan restaurant is offering a burger topped with gold flakes and served with truffles for $175. I can't imagine paying that much for a burger....unless it was going to satisfy my hunger for the next month or so. And who is actually purchasing these things?
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@Allie_xoxo (1064)
• Canada
2 Jun 08
I'd skip all the gold just for a big beefy burger with mayo ketchup, letuce pickles and onions....:P
• United States
2 Jun 08
Right on Allie! My ideal burger is cooked medium with cheese, mustard, lettuce, tomato and pickle. And darn now I'm real hungry!!!
1 Jun 08
Does gold taste good?! I can't imagine why anyone would want to eat gold, what a strange idea. $175 is about the equivalent of £90, which would easily feed myself and my partner for a month of home-cooked food. The thought of spending that on one meal is insane! I too, would really like to meet someone who's eaten one of these burgers. Mainly to see if they're still alive after eating gold!
• United States
1 Jun 08
Yeah eating gold in moderation is safe. I have also heard of gold flake cakes and also an ice cream sunday with gold flakes as well. Not too long ago I posted a thread about people who are getting facials that cover their face in gold flakes.
@myklj999 (34098)
• Olney, Illinois
1 Jun 08
I think I'll just make one at home and keep the change!
• United States
1 Jun 08
Good idea. I'll consider cheese my gold. Cheddar please!