The Month’s Final Burger Friday: The World’s Most Expensive Burger

In honor of the holiday that is National Burger Month, I’ve devoted every Friday of the month to the world’s love for the juicy, dripping beast that is The Burger. And let me tell you: it’s been a wild ride. From NYC’s weirdest burgers, best mini burgersbiggest burgersand finest three-day-weekend burgers – we can now say farewell to National Burger Month with crème de la crème: The Most Expensive Burger. Meet Le Burger Extravagant from Serendipity 3 in NYC.

At $295, this is the world’s most expensive burger. The legendary dessert spot known for the world’s most expensive sundae and priciest hot dog extends the spotlight to this extravagant dish that has its own write-up in the Guinness Book of World Records, requires a 48-hour advanced reservation, and comes with a take-home diamond-gold toothpick for the lucky customer. 

Why the price tag? It’s loaded with Japanese Waygu beef, 10-herb white-truffle butter, 18-month-cave-aged cheddar cheese, shaved black truffles, and fried quail eggs – all on a white truffle-buttered Campagna Roll topped with caviar.  With a solid gold-and-diamonds-encrusted toothpick. I spend money just writing about it.

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Burger Friday: NYC’s Top Three Biggest Burgers

In honor of the national holiday that is National Burger Month, I’m devoting Fridays to the world’s love for the juicy, dripping beast that is The Burger. First honored were the weirdest burgers, then the smallest burgers, and today, I’m honoring NYC’s BIGGEST burgers. Oh yes. Size matters. Take a look at these big boys:

Murder by Burger from Marble Lane: this bloody, juicy, off-the-menu secret burger inside the Dream Downtown Hotel has 10 layers, of everything from fried eggs and cheese, to bacon, mushrooms, and onions. The best part: it’s stabbed right in the middle with a steak knife and paraded to your table for all to gawk at. Photo close-up here

The 1lb Burger from The Counter: straight from Santa Monica comes this chain where you make your own burger and can choose the hefty one pounder patty of beef, chicken, turkey, veggie, or bison. From there, you can load it up with any kind of cheese – brie, jalapeño jack – four toppings, like grilled pineapple, spicy pepperoncinis, and fried egg – and a sauce. By the time you’re done, this hunk-a-meat weighs more like a pound-and-a-half.

The F&Kn. Burger With Foie Gras from Pounds & Ouncesthe foie gras at this Chelsea lounge is optional, but that doesn’t stop the 8oz. burger from packing enough layers to have you hibernating through winter. It’s topped with pineapple-braised short ribs and fontina cheese, and sauced with onion marmalade and pickled green-tomato chips on a bread roll. Ten extra bucks get you the foie gras, and at that point – oh, why not.

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Burger Friday: NYC’s Top Three Weirdest Burgers

In honor of the national holiday that is National Burger Month, I am devoting Fridays to the world’s love for the juicy, dripping beast that is The Burger. Today, I’m honoring NYC’s weirdest burgers. This took a good deal of research (eating), as only the absolute strangest and craziest can make the list. Take a look.

The Donut Burger from The Burger Bistro: The most wildly popular dish on their menu, The Burger Bistro’s donut burger is one hunk of juicy beef topped with melted American cheese, fried egg, crispy bacon, sandwiched between a cut-in-half glazed and fluffy donut from local Bay Ridge spot Mike’s Donuts. It’s dinner and dessert.While it runs as a frequent special, you can call one of their Brooklyn and NYC locations a day in advance, and they’ll have it made especially for you. Perfect for a birthday surprise (as it may be your last). Kidding! (probably).

The Kangaroo Burger from The Thirsty Koala: Remember Roo from Winnie the Pooh? Kanga’s playful, roly-poly son? Yeah, well now you can eat him. On a brioche bun. Topped with bacon, grilled pineapple, beet root slaw, caramelized onions, fried egg, and house-made goat cheese. The kangaroo meat – which is actually quite sweet and leaner than beef – comes directly from a ranch in Australia and straight to Bronx Hunts Point Market, where the Astoria restaurant scoops it up and serves it to you with a side of kumara mash yam grown in New Zealand. Farewell, Roo. Hello, yum.

The Mac & Cheeseburger from GO Burger: This NY burger chain combines two of America’s most prized comfort foods; it tops a slab of beef with fried mac & cheese, bacon, caramelized onions, cheddar cheese, and house-made smoked ketchup, all on a  golden-toasted bun. A recipe for greatness. 

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Photo: Thrillist.