Burgers are the ultimate American food. Not those stale, thin, tasteless patties found on every corner in every city. No, the true burger is thick, full of flavor, the meat just ground, the buns fresh.
A great burger offers simple but powerful flavors. It's hot and easy to chew, and the juices drip down your chin, sending an atavistic memory of primal feasts racing through your nerves. If the burger is particularly good, you might catch yourself snorting in pleasure, thoughtlessly licking a finger, or grunting an answer to a question.
But imagine ordering a hamburger and getting a bill for $124.50 — without tax, tip or beverage (I don't know if you get fries with that). This particular burger is served at the Florida's Boca Raton Resort and Club and is made using two 10-ounce patties of Kobe beef. If you want to economize on your premium burger, DB Bistro in New York offers a burger that does come with fries, truffles and foie gras for $29.