here’s to deep pockets & full stomachs


“The Richard Nouveau–boasts 10 ounces of Kobe beef, foie gras, exotic mushrooms, cave-aged Gruyère, and fresh truffles packed in a brioche bun. O’Connell added one more exorbitant topping: gold. ‘It needed an extra kick,’ he says of the decision to mix gold flakes with his truffle mayonnaise. Additional gold is sprinkled atop the burger, serving up a total 750 milligrams of the precious metal with each of the two Richard Nouveaus ordered a week.”

– Rachel Z. Arndt. “Gilded Grub: Burger Shoppe’s $175 Burger.” Fast Company.

You can stalk that beauty of a burger down at Wall Street’s Burger Shoppe (no surprise that the restaurant is strategically nestled between buildings that are home to investment bankers).

Packed with real truffles!? What does gold even taste like? It must be pretty darn good for $175. After all the free burgers I’ve schmoozed from bbqs, I think I’ve saved enough to justify purchasing this one.

But wait! My birthday is coming up… (happy July!) – here’s yet another item to add to my wish list! Damn me and my expensive taste.

Hope everyone has a happy 4th, packed with scrumptious, juicy burgers that hopefully won’t dig too deep into your pockets… and if they do, they better be packed with truffles and gold.


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