“A small storefront on Vancouver’s Granville Street is the home of a rare gourmet treat — the $100 hot dog.
And it could soon be in a small storefront near you.
Dougie Dog is owned and operated by Dougie Luv, who is as ambitious as some of his menu items are exotic.
“We want to expand across the country, we want to share the love,” said Luv. “Why should Vancouver be the only place with the greatest hot dog in the world?”
So, what’s with the $100 doggie, Dougie?
Luv explains that this is no ballpark tube steak. It contains Bratwurst, Kobe beef, truffle oil, a dribble of $2,000 cognac and some Atlantic lobster.”
- from ‘$100 hot dog on Vancouver menu’. CBC, 24 Jan 2012
“In what might now be forever known as the “War of the Burger Prices”, the Wall Street Burger Shoppe has just raised the price of their burger to $175, to ensure their place as New York’s most expensive burger. And no, you’re not seeing things. The (burger) is sparkly and gold because their burger is topped with gold leaves. According to Reuters:
The burger, created by chef and co-owner Kevin O’Connell, seeks to justify its price with a Kobe beef patty, lots of black truffles, seared foie gras, aged Gruyere cheese, wild mushrooms and flecks of gold leaf on a brioche bun.”
- ‘America’s most expensive burgers’, Huffington Post, 28 May 2008, shortly before Wall Street imploded.
File under: Socionomics.
We’re sure that industrious readers could find us examples of similar flavour excesses from 1999 and 1929. – vreaa