Omnivore - Guest blogger: Burger economy
Haute vs. Budget
By Lindsey Zuckerman
In years past, burgers werent served at fancy restaurants and toppings didnt get much more exciting than cheese, bacon or chili. But today, you can find burgers at all price points with a huge array of possible ingredients and toppings. Of course these haute cuisine burgers come at a price, so you better save up for a $16 wagyu beef burger at Shauns or a $150 double truffle burger at DB Bistro Moderne in NY.
So, is there cause for burgers to cost more than $8? The Wall Street Journal doesnt think so. It called the Ghetto Burger at Anns Snack Bar the best burger in America, and there is nothing fancy about it. Anns is an old school hole-in-the- wall that serves up big, sloppy burgers. For less than half the price of a fancy-pants Kobe beef burger, Ann will serve up two-giant patties topped with bacon, American cheese, and chili. Its a delicious mess.