Wednesday, June 21, 2006

And here's a burger to go with that tequila. . .

Recently, I highlighted a story about the $150,000 bottle of tequila. Well, when you are drinking, and I assume you do so responsibly, it is always wise to eat something. It's the idea of helping your body not absorb the alcohol as fast if you have some food as well. Most people favor light snacks like peanuts and pretzels, or a light finger food like buffalo wings. Of course, you can also drink with your meal. Well, I have found something you can have with that tequila: a hamburger. Now, it is not just any old burger. Oh no, for that tequila, only the best will do, and the folks at a Florida restaurant have just the right thing. According to a story in the Associated Press for June 21, 2006, a Boca Raton restaurant is selling a $100.00 hamburger. So, why so expensive? Well, expensive for someone on a low librarian's salary. From the story:

"At about 5 1/2 inches across and 2 1/2 inches thick, the mound of meat is comprised of beef from three continents — American prime beef, Japanese Kobe and Argentine cattle.

The bill for one burger, with garnishing that includes organic greens, exotic mushrooms and tomatoes, comes out to $124.50 with tax and an 18 percent tip included."

Now, that should get your mouth watering. As for this casual guy, I would rather have a nice homemade burger grilled in the patio. More affordable too. Bon appetit.

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