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2014-04-10 01:56:16 PM  
FTFA But why so pricey? Well here are the ingredients: black Iberico ham from pigs who have roamed "free in the pasture, eating acorns" because obviously, artisan sourdough bread, 40-year aged cheddar infused with 24k gold flakes, 100-year-old aged balsamic vinegar, white truffle aioli, foie gras, heirloom tomatoes and a duck egg. Oh and it comes with a portion of lobster mac 'n' cheese.

Any of these that use gold are just doing to to pump up the price.  Why have an ingredient that imparts no actual flavor?
 
2014-04-10 03:08:29 PM  
Um, that's a ham sandwich.
 
2014-04-10 03:09:30 PM  
Is there a pickle shpear on the side?
 
2014-04-10 03:09:51 PM  
Ditch the gold (WTF?) and foie gras and i'll try it. Not for $100, but I would eat it if someone gave it to me.
 
2014-04-10 03:10:04 PM  

jigger: Um, that's a ham sandwich.


We're done here.
 
2014-04-10 03:10:40 PM  
A little silly that they talk about the animal welfare of "pigs who have roamed 'free in the pasture, eating acorns'" yet another ingredient is foie gras.
 
2014-04-10 03:11:45 PM  

ichiban: A little silly that they talk about the animal welfare of "pigs who have roamed 'free in the pasture, eating acorns'" yet another ingredient is foie gras.


They were both slaughtered, amirite?
 
2014-04-10 03:11:52 PM  
Vincent Vega wants to know why a sandwich cost $100.
 
2014-04-10 03:11:58 PM  
cdn.uproxx.com
 
2014-04-10 03:12:02 PM  
100$ for a meal is stupid priced unless its 4 people and its a reasonably large meal.

/yes i'm cheap

// expensive food 8 times out of 10 not worth it.
 
2014-04-10 03:12:44 PM  

Moleculo: jigger: Um, that's a ham sandwich.

We're done here.


But you know someone has got to add their opinion...

I'd go as high as 24.00 just because of the lobster as a side seems fair.
 
2014-04-10 03:13:15 PM  
That's not a "grilled cheese," and it sounds pretentious as fark.
 
2014-04-10 03:13:20 PM  
A) No it is not warranted
B) Not a grilled cheese sandwich (it's a foie gras and duck egg sandwich with cheese from the look of it)
C) Gold flakes?  Why the fark are people paying for food with gold flakes in it?  It doesn't add anything to the flavor.  You could just sprinkle some body glitter on it.
 
2014-04-10 03:13:34 PM  

ichiban: A little silly that they talk about the animal welfare of "pigs who have roamed 'free in the pasture, eating acorns'" yet another ingredient is foie gras.


It's not about their welfare. It has to do with their environment and diet affecting the taste of their meat.
 
2014-04-10 03:15:08 PM  
Forget the gold, the 40-year old cheddar goes for something like $10/oz or more.
 
2014-04-10 03:15:30 PM  
Gold doesn't taste like anything. Anytime any chef puts gold in a dish or drink, it's just to claim it's the most expensive whatever.

Truffles are almost as bad, though they at least taste like something.
 
2014-04-10 03:16:47 PM  

jigger: Um, that's a ham sandwich.


Thank you.
 
2014-04-10 03:16:47 PM  
This is how a fool and his money are parted.
 
2014-04-10 03:17:13 PM  

KeeptheChief: ichiban: A little silly that they talk about the animal welfare of "pigs who have roamed 'free in the pasture, eating acorns'" yet another ingredient is foie gras.

They were both slaughtered, amirite?


"'Well', says the farmer, "you don't eat a pig like that all at once...'"
 
2014-04-10 03:17:14 PM  
I prefer my gold schlagered, like my women.
 
2014-04-10 03:17:54 PM  
I think anyone willing to pay for this should get a bonus ingredient:

kukhahnyoga.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-04-10 03:18:20 PM  
Comes with a blow job?

*click*

Nope!

//If it has meat it cannot be a "grilled cheese sandwich" at most it can be a "melt"
 
2014-04-10 03:18:37 PM  
Given the link is not labelled "NSFW", I highly doubt the sandwich is worth $100
 
2014-04-10 03:19:27 PM  
 
2014-04-10 03:19:48 PM  

timujin: FTFA But why so pricey? Well here are the ingredients: black Iberico ham from pigs who have roamed "free in the pasture, eating acorns" because obviously, artisan sourdough bread, 40-year aged cheddar infused with 24k gold flakes, 100-year-old aged balsamic vinegar, white truffle aioli, foie gras, heirloom tomatoes and a duck egg. Oh and it comes with a portion of lobster mac 'n' cheese.

Any of these that use gold are just doing to to pump up the price.  Why have an ingredient that imparts no actual flavor?


It's assumed you have a chamber maid that will empty your chamber pot - and the gold is for the lulz to be had when the maid sees your sparkly turd and says to herself: "He actually does shiate money!"
 
2014-04-10 03:20:29 PM  

surviver: Forget the gold, the 40-year old cheddar goes for something like $10/oz or more.


I found some 2-year-old cheddar at the bottom of the fridge, but I doubt anybody'd want to eat it much less pay for it.
 
2014-04-10 03:21:48 PM  
Uh, no, it is not...
 
2014-04-10 03:22:09 PM  
And I agree if you eating something with gold flakes you are just trying to be an pretentious asshole.

Also the idiot who gets the $16 "Kobe" burgers you see in tourist traps, especially cooked medium well, you are just an idiot. (For various reasons)
 
2014-04-10 03:22:50 PM  
Anyone paying $100 for any grilled cheese sandwich should be beaten in the head with an iron pipe.
 
2014-04-10 03:24:00 PM  
Does it come with a beej? No?

Not warranted.
 
2014-04-10 03:24:07 PM  

jigger: Um, that's a ham sandwich.


Done in two.  OR.........................

HAM THREAD!?

i62.tinypic.com
 
2014-04-10 03:25:18 PM  

tiamet4: Why the fark are people paying for food with gold flakes in it? It doesn't add anything to the flavor. You could just sprinkle some body glitter on it.


While it's true that the gold adds no flavor, you can't just replace the gold with body glitter, as the body glitter DOES have a flavor. It tastes like desperation, tears, and daddy issues.

Also...

Unless that sammich is being handed to me by a naked hooker with a line of blow on her tits, it ain't worth a C-note.
 
2014-04-10 03:27:17 PM  
(ctrl+f)
blowjob
(0 of 0)

No sir, I don't like it...
 
2014-04-10 03:27:23 PM  
That didn't look anything like Dr. Ruth.
 
2014-04-10 03:27:34 PM  

Carn: jigger: Um, that's a ham sandwich.

Done in two.  OR.........................

HAM THREAD!?

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upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-04-10 03:28:28 PM  

AxemRed: That's not a "grilled cheese," and it sounds pretentious as fark.


I see what I came to say is covered.

/loves grilled cheese
 
2014-04-10 03:28:50 PM  
If you put meat into a grilled cheese it ceases to be a grilled cheese.  It is now a panini named after whatever meat is in it.  Also gold in anything makes me not want to eat it.  Why would I intentionally ingest metal?

Beyond that, I hate foi gras, so I would nix that, but everything else sounds kind of good.  Not $100 good, but I would pay up to $40 to try that meal (with the lobster mac and cheese).  However, I better taste the truffles for that price.  I'm basing this on the fact that I order a lot of lobster mac and cheese, and usually that alone is around ~$25-35 at many "nicer" places.
 
2014-04-10 03:28:58 PM  

viscountalpha: 100$ for a meal is stupid priced unless its 4 people and its a reasonably large meal.

/yes i'm cheap

// expensive food 8 times out of 10 not worth it.


More like 4 outta 5.
 
2014-04-10 03:29:15 PM  
This is as stupid as those 85 layer hamburgers people are always posting here that nobody would ever eat.
 
2014-04-10 03:29:23 PM  
If you ever get a chance to have a poached oe duck egg served on your steak do it.
 
2014-04-10 03:31:34 PM  
I don't care what any of you say, I would order that right now if I lived anywhere remotely close to that restaurant. I want to make my doody twinkle :(
 
2014-04-10 03:33:34 PM  
Because you get $96 back in change??
 
2014-04-10 03:35:16 PM  
Its a ham sammich and mac and cheese on the side.

Carn: jigger: Um, that's a ham sandwich.

Done in two.  OR.........................

HAM THREAD!?

[i62.tinypic.com image 491x645]


global3.memecdn.com
 
2014-04-10 03:35:18 PM  
Not a grilled cheese sandwich, but a grilled sandwich with cheese on it.
 
2014-04-10 03:35:23 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Is there a pickle shpear on the side?


There better be.  I get pissy when they forget my pickle spear

/ >:(
 
2014-04-10 03:35:40 PM  

probesport: Carn: jigger: Um, that's a ham sandwich.

Done in two.  OR.........................

HAM THREAD!?

[i62.tinypic.com image 491x645]

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i61.tinypic.com
 
2014-04-10 03:36:41 PM  
For $100 it better come with a hooker for a few hours and free beer. Otherwise no.
 
2014-04-10 03:37:06 PM  

jigger: Um, that's a ham sandwich.


For that you win a real grilled cheese.

I think the fanciest one I ever ate had three types of cheese and a spicy mustard
 
2014-04-10 03:41:10 PM  
Well here are the ingredients: black Iberico ham from pigs who have roamed "free in the pasture, eating acorns" because obviously, artisan sourdough bread, 40-year aged cheddar infused with 24k gold flakes, 100-year-old aged balsamic vinegar, white truffle aioli, foie gras, heirloom tomatoes and a duck egg.

Duchebag level: John Hodgeman*

=Smidge=
*The character, not the actual guy.
 
2014-04-10 03:42:13 PM  

Stoker: I'd go as high as 24.00 just because of the lobster as a side seems fair.


But it is mixed with mac & cheese!  Why mix lobster with trailer park food? I mean, I like mac & cheese, but the taste would overpower the lobster.

And also no, $100 is certainly not warranted.
 
2014-04-10 03:44:15 PM  
Only two of the ingredients they listed actually belong in a grilled cheese sandwich.  And I'd substitute the 40-year-old cheddar with something far milder (and without the stupid gold flakes), because extremely sharp cheddar in a grilled cheese sandwich is overpowering.
 
2014-04-10 03:45:58 PM  
They only way its worth it is with a Ultrafark-Platinum-level membership for a month.
 
2014-04-10 03:46:00 PM  
I'd hit it... then quit it, roughly 18 hours later.
 
2014-04-10 03:50:57 PM  
They call it the zillion dollar cheese sandwich......but it's not a cheese sandwich and it doesn't cost a zillion dollars.....are we even sure this is food?
 
2014-04-10 03:51:05 PM  

rich_mitch: This is how a fool and his money are parted.


Yep.

They shoulda left it at "more money than sense" and been done with it.
 
2014-04-10 03:51:33 PM  

Goatwhore: viscountalpha: 100$ for a meal is stupid priced unless its 4 people and its a reasonably large meal.

/yes i'm cheap

// expensive food 8 times out of 10 not worth it.

More like 4 outta 5.


80%, tops
 
2014-04-10 03:56:22 PM  

Dragonflew: Stoker: I'd go as high as 24.00 just because of the lobster as a side seems fair.

But it is mixed with mac & cheese!  Why mix lobster with trailer park food? I mean, I like mac & cheese, but the taste would overpower the lobster.

And also no, $100 is certainly not warranted.


Duck Dynasty & Honey Boo Boo, that's why. They are catering to trailer trash with coin.
 
2014-04-10 03:58:08 PM  
And the next day it will be pooh.
 
2014-04-10 03:58:25 PM  

Random Internet Persona: I get pissy when they forget my pickle spear


Sometimes, I'll admit, I don't eat my pickle spear. I just throw it away. I guess that makes me a pickle spear chucker.
 
2014-04-10 03:58:33 PM  
When I read about food having gold in it, I can't help but think about that scene in Cryptonomicron where the Japanese WW2 vet has the main character drink something that has gold in it as a test, and they both agree that it's stupid.

/Eating and drinking things with gold in it is stupid.
 
2014-04-10 03:58:42 PM  

KeeptheChief: ichiban: A little silly that they talk about the animal welfare of "pigs who have roamed 'free in the pasture, eating acorns'" yet another ingredient is foie gras.

They were both slaughtered, amirite?


Actually, they were put into a comfortable enclosure and subjected to The Smith's MEAT IS MURDER on
endless loop and dropped dead of depression.
 
2014-04-10 03:59:20 PM  
Having a grilled cheese sandwich right now .Rosemary bread ,gouda and Merican cheese,onions . good times .
 
2014-04-10 03:59:52 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Random Internet Persona: I get pissy when they forget my pickle spear

Sometimes, I'll admit, I don't eat my pickle spear. I just throw it away. I guess that makes me a pickle spear chucker.


Depends how you do it.  Might just make you a tosser.
 
2014-04-10 04:00:42 PM  

bikerbob59: Because you get $96 back in change??


NO CHANGE!!!
 
2014-04-10 04:01:17 PM  

Moleculo: jigger: Um, that's a ham sandwich.

We're done here.


^
 
2014-04-10 04:02:54 PM  

Dragonflew: Stoker: I'd go as high as 24.00 just because of the lobster as a side seems fair.

But it is mixed with mac & cheese!  Why mix lobster with trailer park food? I mean, I like mac & cheese, but the taste would overpower the lobster.

And also no, $100 is certainly not warranted.


Because mac and cheese with lobster is awesome.  If you think that's trailer trash food then you're doing it wrong.  Very wrong and you should feel bad for being a bad person and a lousy cook.
 
2014-04-10 04:03:45 PM  
I'd try it, once, if I was travelling on business and could expense it.

I'd ask for the gold flakes on the side though. Ew.
 
2014-04-10 04:04:26 PM  

Goatwhore: viscountalpha: 100$ for a meal is stupid priced unless its 4 people and its a reasonably large meal.

/yes i'm cheap

// expensive food 8 times out of 10 not worth it.

More like 4 outta 5.


I'd say closer to 80%
 
2014-04-10 04:04:26 PM  

Goatwhore: viscountalpha: 100$ for a meal is stupid priced unless its 4 people and its a reasonably large meal.

/yes i'm cheap

// expensive food 8 times out of 10 not worth it.

More like 4 outta 5.


You sure it's not 16 out of 20?
 
2014-04-10 04:04:30 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Dragonflew: Stoker: I'd go as high as 24.00 just because of the lobster as a side seems fair.

But it is mixed with mac & cheese!  Why mix lobster with trailer park food? I mean, I like mac & cheese, but the taste would overpower the lobster.

And also no, $100 is certainly not warranted.

Because mac and cheese with lobster is awesome.  If you think that's trailer trash food then you're doing it wrong.  Very wrong and you should feel bad for being a bad person and a lousy cook.


Agreed. There's many things wrong with this sandwich but leave the mac and cheese out of this!
 
2014-04-10 04:05:00 PM  

ichiban: A little silly that they talk about the animal welfare of "pigs who have roamed 'free in the pasture, eating acorns'" yet another ingredient is foie gras.


I saw some goose farmers performing the "force-feeding" once, those damn geese came RUNNING when it was funnel-in-the-mouth time!  I so much wanted to hate the cruel, cruel farmers, but the geese really seemed (anthropomorphism aside) pretty happy.

I'm still torn...
 
2014-04-10 04:05:43 PM  

Siberian Khatru: Goatwhore: viscountalpha: 100$ for a meal is stupid priced unless its 4 people and its a reasonably large meal.

/yes i'm cheap

// expensive food 8 times out of 10 not worth it.

More like 4 outta 5.

80%, tops


Damnit.
 
2014-04-10 04:06:38 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Dragonflew: Stoker: I'd go as high as 24.00 just because of the lobster as a side seems fair.

But it is mixed with mac & cheese!  Why mix lobster with trailer park food? I mean, I like mac & cheese, but the taste would overpower the lobster.

And also no, $100 is certainly not warranted.

Because mac and cheese with lobster is awesome.  If you think that's trailer trash food then you're doing it wrong.  Very wrong and you should feel bad for being a bad person and a lousy cook.


Like I said, I like mac & cheese. I like lobster. But just because I like them both does not mean they should be mixed. Like ice cream & gravy.
 
2014-04-10 04:08:56 PM  
Done in two.
 
2014-04-10 04:09:52 PM  

Barbeaubot: Siberian Khatru: Goatwhore: viscountalpha: 100$ for a meal is stupid priced unless its 4 people and its a reasonably large meal.

/yes i'm cheap

// expensive food 8 times out of 10 not worth it.

More like 4 outta 5.

80%, tops

Damnit.


great minds do math alike
 
2014-04-10 04:09:57 PM  
Trader Joe's Tuscan Pane
Trader Joe's Salted Butter
Trader Joe's Smoked Gouda
George Forman Grill

Great sandwich under a buck.
 
2014-04-10 04:11:12 PM  

Dragonflew: Like I said, I like mac & cheese. I like lobster. But just because I like them both does not mean they should be mixed. Like ice cream & gravy.


Mmm...gravy.

What kind of gravy? Do not harsh on the gravy, man. I love gravy.

/not fat
//no, really
///do I smell gravy?

blogs.sfweekly.com

After this GIS, I've decided that there is probably a "rule 34" for food, too.
 
2014-04-10 04:13:18 PM  
If I get to bang a hot waitress on the table after I finish eating this stupid sandwich, sure. Otherwise this is just stupid.
 
2014-04-10 04:13:28 PM  

anfrind: Only two of the ingredients they listed actually belong in a grilled cheese sandwich.  And I'd substitute the 40-year-old cheddar with something far milder (and without the stupid gold flakes), because extremely sharp cheddar in a grilled cheese sandwich is overpowering.


Yeah. Maybe a nice Emmental or Gruyere on that artisan bread. The aioli can stay. But the cheese has to be the star.
 
2014-04-10 04:15:00 PM  

Dragonflew: Smeggy Smurf: Dragonflew: Stoker: I'd go as high as 24.00 just because of the lobster as a side seems fair.

But it is mixed with mac & cheese!  Why mix lobster with trailer park food? I mean, I like mac & cheese, but the taste would overpower the lobster.

And also no, $100 is certainly not warranted.

Because mac and cheese with lobster is awesome.  If you think that's trailer trash food then you're doing it wrong.  Very wrong and you should feel bad for being a bad person and a lousy cook.

Like I said, I like mac & cheese. I like lobster. But just because I like them both does not mean they should be mixed. Like ice cream & gravy.


Lobster mac and cheese is actually very common, and pretty damn delicious.  If you like both things you will almost definitely like them together.
 
2014-04-10 04:17:09 PM  
Dragonflew: Smeggy Smurf: Dragonflew: Stoker: I'd go as high as 24.00 just because of the lobster as a side seems fair.

But it is mixed with mac & cheese!  Why mix lobster with trailer park food? I mean, I like mac & cheese, but the taste would overpower the lobster.

And also no, $100 is certainly not warranted.

Because mac and cheese with lobster is awesome.  If you think that's trailer trash food then you're doing it wrong.  Very wrong and you should feel bad for being a bad person and a lousy cook.

Like I said, I like mac & cheese. I like lobster. But just because I like them both does not mean they should be mixed. Like ice cream & gravy.

Lobster mac and cheese is actually very common, and pretty damn delicious.  If you like both things you will almost definitely like them together.


Mind you, don't try it with REAL(tm) Frozen Lobster Meat Product and Kraft Mac and Cheese... go someplace respectable or get a good recipe online.
 
2014-04-10 04:17:31 PM  
That looks terrible.

And seriously? 24k gold flakes?

Yes, tasteless, odorless, gold.
 
2014-04-10 04:18:41 PM  

Dragonflew: Stoker: I'd go as high as 24.00 just because of the lobster as a side seems fair.

But it is mixed with mac & cheese!  Why mix lobster with trailer park food? I mean, I like mac & cheese, but the taste would overpower the lobster.

And also no, $100 is certainly not warranted.


I highly doubt that they just got a box of Kraft Mac&Cheese and threw some lobster on top.
 
2014-04-10 04:19:08 PM  

GnomePaladin: Dragonflew: Smeggy Smurf: Dragonflew: Stoker: I'd go as high as 24.00 just because of the lobster as a side seems fair.

But it is mixed with mac & cheese!  Why mix lobster with trailer park food? I mean, I like mac & cheese, but the taste would overpower the lobster.

And also no, $100 is certainly not warranted.

Because mac and cheese with lobster is awesome.  If you think that's trailer trash food then you're doing it wrong.  Very wrong and you should feel bad for being a bad person and a lousy cook.

Like I said, I like mac & cheese. I like lobster. But just because I like them both does not mean they should be mixed. Like ice cream & gravy.

Lobster mac and cheese is actually very common, and pretty damn delicious.  If you like both things you will almost definitely like them together.

Mind you, don't try it with REAL(tm) Frozen Lobster Meat Product and Kraft Mac and Cheese... go someplace respectable or get a good recipe online.


Word. Lobster tail on a smoked gouda mac & cheese is awesome.
 
2014-04-10 04:20:08 PM  

KeeptheChief: ichiban: A little silly that they talk about the animal welfare of "pigs who have roamed 'free in the pasture, eating acorns'" yet another ingredient is foie gras.

They were both slaughtered, amirite?


Maybe the pig was hit by a car.
 
2014-04-10 04:21:04 PM  
There is an excellent restaurant in my tiny little town that occupies a turn-of-the century bank building and is run by an insanely talented chef who believes strongly in farm to table food (and there are many farms and vineyards just outside of town).  Her lunch menu offers a "grilled cheese of the day" special for $7 that features whatever combination of bread, cheese and other ingredients strikes her fancy that day.

The Last time I ordered it I literally found myself laughing out loud for joy at how absurdly delicious it was (bacon, several artisinal cheeses I was unfamiliar with, crusty brown bread with raisins)
 
2014-04-10 04:21:23 PM  

Fusilier: KeeptheChief: ichiban: A little silly that they talk about the animal welfare of "pigs who have roamed 'free in the pasture, eating acorns'" yet another ingredient is foie gras.

They were both slaughtered, amirite?

Maybe the pig was hit by a car.


www.carfind.ca
 
2014-04-10 04:23:01 PM  

tiamet4: A) No it is not warranted
B) Not a grilled cheese sandwich (it's a foie gras and duck egg sandwich with cheese from the look of it)
C) Gold flakes?  Why the fark are people paying for food with gold flakes in it?  It doesn't add anything to the flavor.  You could just sprinkle some body glitter on it.


Because, as Dave Chappelle once pointed out...it'll make your doody twinkle
 
2014-04-10 04:23:21 PM  
Holy shiatsparkles.
 
2014-04-10 04:24:05 PM  

SewerSquirrels: Dragonflew: Stoker: I'd go as high as 24.00 just because of the lobster as a side seems fair.

But it is mixed with mac & cheese!  Why mix lobster with trailer park food? I mean, I like mac & cheese, but the taste would overpower the lobster.

And also no, $100 is certainly not warranted.

Duck Dynasty & Honey Boo Boo, that's why. They are catering to trailer trash with coin.


Chicago? More likely targeted at NBA players.
 
2014-04-10 04:27:53 PM  

probesport: GnomePaladin: Dragonflew: Smeggy Smurf: Dragonflew: Stoker: I'd go as high as 24.00 just because of the lobster as a side seems fair.

But it is mixed with mac & cheese!  Why mix lobster with trailer park food? I mean, I like mac & cheese, but the taste would overpower the lobster.

And also no, $100 is certainly not warranted.

Because mac and cheese with lobster is awesome.  If you think that's trailer trash food then you're doing it wrong.  Very wrong and you should feel bad for being a bad person and a lousy cook.

Like I said, I like mac & cheese. I like lobster. But just because I like them both does not mean they should be mixed. Like ice cream & gravy.

Lobster mac and cheese is actually very common, and pretty damn delicious.  If you like both things you will almost definitely like them together.

Mind you, don't try it with REAL(tm) Frozen Lobster Meat Product and Kraft Mac and Cheese... go someplace respectable or get a good recipe online.

Word. Lobster tail on a smoked gouda mac & cheese is awesome.


Now THAT I would try. Gouda has a very mild taste and would not interfere with the lobster.
 
2014-04-10 04:29:26 PM  

WayToBlue: That looks terrible.

And seriously? 24k gold flakes?

Yes, tasteless, odorless, gold.


You can get heavy metal poisoning from gold.
 
2014-04-10 04:32:05 PM  

special20: Dragonflew: Like I said, I like mac & cheese. I like lobster. But just because I like them both does not mean they should be mixed. Like ice cream & gravy.

Mmm...gravy.

What kind of gravy? Do not harsh on the gravy, man. I love gravy.

/not fat
//no, really
///do I smell gravy?

[blogs.sfweekly.com image 450x440]

After this GIS, I've decided that there is probably a "rule 34" for food, too.


I mean, what's not to like? Custard, good. Jam, good. Meat, good!
 
2014-04-10 04:33:52 PM  
Unless it's a grilled cheese sandwich as big as two cars, there's nothing that warrents a $100 grilled cheese sandwich.
 
2014-04-10 04:34:25 PM  

special20: [blogs.sfweekly.com image 450x440]

After this GIS, I've decided that there is probably a "rule 34" for food, too.


I think that is mashed potatoes in the cone, not ice cream. Looks tasty though.
 
2014-04-10 04:36:07 PM  

PillsHere: If you put meat into a grilled cheese it ceases to be a grilled cheese.  It is now a panini named after whatever meat is in it.  Also gold in anything makes me not want to eat it.  Why would I intentionally ingest metal?

Beyond that, I hate foi gras, so I would nix that, but everything else sounds kind of good.  Not $100 good, but I would pay up to $40 to try that meal (with the lobster mac and cheese).  However, I better taste the truffles for that price.  I'm basing this on the fact that I order a lot of lobster mac and cheese, and usually that alone is around ~$25-35 at many "nicer" places.


Why would you want to ingest metal? Gee, I dunno. Maybe so you can continue being alive?
 
2014-04-10 04:41:00 PM  
No, it isn't.
 
2014-04-10 04:44:36 PM  
I prefer my gold in glitter form on a stripper's tits. Make me a grill-cheese sammich, Sparkle-Tittie.
 
2014-04-10 04:46:05 PM  

Whatchoo Talkinbout:  Sparkle-Tittie.

 
2014-04-10 04:46:43 PM  

Dragonflew: Whatchoo Talkinbout:  Sparkle-Tittie.


Well, my picture of Morgan Freeman didn't post. :(
 
2014-04-10 04:48:48 PM  

lockers: You can get heavy metal poisoning from gold.


Only organo/complexed gold. Your stomach acids aren't strong enough to do anything to elemental gold.
 
2014-04-10 04:53:08 PM  
So can you poop into a miners pan and recover the gold the next day?
 
2014-04-10 05:00:19 PM  

groppet: So can you poop into a miners pan and recover the gold the next day?


You could, but they only put like $0.25 worth of gold in the meal to begin with. Gold leaf is incredibly thin.
 
2014-04-10 05:04:42 PM  
I thought Chicago banned fois gras years ago?
 
2014-04-10 05:12:51 PM  

Dragonflew: Dragonflew: Whatchoo Talkinbout:  Sparkle-Tittie.

Well, my picture of Morgan Freeman didn't post. :(


I had no idea 'Sparkle-Tittie' was one of his nicknames.
 
2014-04-10 05:21:58 PM  

Whatchoo Talkinbout: Dragonflew: Dragonflew: Whatchoo Talkinbout:  Sparkle-Tittie.

Well, my picture of Morgan Freeman didn't post. :(

I had no idea 'Sparkle-Tittie' was one of his nicknames.


It's not.
 
2014-04-10 05:22:26 PM  
Yay.  Yet another restaurant publicity stunt by combining as much of the most expensive shiat into a dish that can be called the most expensive whatever.
 
2014-04-10 05:23:28 PM  
For $100, that thing better be delivered to your table by monkey butlers in their finest tuxedos
 
2014-04-10 05:25:18 PM  

timujin: FTFA But why so pricey? Well here are the ingredients: black Iberico ham from pigs who have roamed "free in the pasture, eating acorns" because obviously, artisan sourdough bread, 40-year aged cheddar infused with 24k gold flakes, 100-year-old aged balsamic vinegar, white truffle aioli, foie gras, heirloom tomatoes and a duck egg. Oh and it comes with a portion of lobster mac 'n' cheese.

Any of these that use gold are just doing to to pump up the price.  Why have an ingredient that imparts no actual flavor?


Done in one, stopped reading comments here.

Anyone who buys this is an over-moneyed douche.
 
2014-04-10 05:32:24 PM  
sounds good, but anything with gold flakes in it
 is meant for morons

you heard me, goldschlager..you are unfit for consumption
 
2014-04-10 05:34:34 PM  
With those ingredients, I'd bet good money that a Big Mac and fries is actually less fat-laden, sodium-filled, and calorie-dense than that meal. I'm not a health nut by any means, but that sandwich appears orchestrated to make my gut very unhappy. Also, strong flavors competing with subtle ones and you don't have anything like  a balanced taste profile.
 
2014-04-10 05:36:14 PM  

Canton: anfrind: Only two of the ingredients they listed actually belong in a grilled cheese sandwich.  And I'd substitute the 40-year-old cheddar with something far milder (and without the stupid gold flakes), because extremely sharp cheddar in a grilled cheese sandwich is overpowering.

Yeah. Maybe a nice Emmental or Gruyere on that artisan bread. The aioli can stay. But the cheese has to be the star.


The other problem you will likely have with cheese that aged is that it won't melt smoothly, but will separate into oil and solids.
 
2014-04-10 05:37:54 PM  

groppet: So can you poop into a miners pan and recover the gold the next day?


If your goal is to recover the gold I can think of an easier way...
 
2014-04-10 05:56:01 PM  
I'm not sure what people don't understand about this, but: a sandwich with stuff on it other than cheese is not a grilled cheese sandwich.

The sandwich described in the link is a ham and cheese sandwich. Nothing wrong with that, but it's not a "grilled cheese sandwich."

A sandwich with SOME KIND OF MEAT + cheese is a SOME KIND OF MEAT sandwich, with cheese.

This isn't that hard.
 
2014-04-10 05:58:57 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Dragonflew: Stoker: I'd go as high as 24.00 just because of the lobster as a side seems fair.

But it is mixed with mac & cheese!  Why mix lobster with trailer park food? I mean, I like mac & cheese, but the taste would overpower the lobster.

And also no, $100 is certainly not warranted.

Because mac and cheese with lobster is awesome.  If you think that's trailer trash food then you're doing it wrong.  Very wrong and you should feel bad for being a bad person and a lousy cook.


One of those odd times you and I agree.


Protip: When making mac and cheese, cook up some bacon, and use the fat/grease from that instead of butter. You're welcome.
 
2014-04-10 06:04:53 PM  

jdjoker: Canton: anfrind: Only two of the ingredients they listed actually belong in a grilled cheese sandwich.  And I'd substitute the 40-year-old cheddar with something far milder (and without the stupid gold flakes), because extremely sharp cheddar in a grilled cheese sandwich is overpowering.

Yeah. Maybe a nice Emmental or Gruyere on that artisan bread. The aioli can stay. But the cheese has to be the star.

The other problem you will likely have with cheese that aged is that it won't melt smoothly, but will separate into oil and solids.


Hmm, true.

Might also be true for a harder Swiss, actually. Maybe a nice Havarti, then. You can't go wrong with Havarti.
 
2014-04-10 06:05:41 PM  

lockers: WayToBlue: That looks terrible.

And seriously? 24k gold flakes?

Yes, tasteless, odorless, gold.

You can get heavy metal poisoning from gold.


Not really, gold is chemically inert. It can be alloyed with things that could cause you problems, but 24 carat gold won't hurt you unless you are allergic to it.
 
2014-04-10 07:28:20 PM  

jigger: Um, that's a ham sandwich.


Convene a Grand Jury?

/sorry, the thread was left open after your post for some reason so i posted;p
 
2014-04-10 07:35:39 PM  

WayToBlue: That looks terrible.

And seriously? 24k gold flakes?

Yes, tasteless, odorless, gold.


I want my sammich with Latinum
 
2014-04-10 07:44:43 PM  

probesport: Fusilier: KeeptheChief: ichiban: A little silly that they talk about the animal welfare of "pigs who have roamed 'free in the pasture, eating acorns'" yet another ingredient is foie gras.

They were both slaughtered, amirite?

Maybe the pig was hit by a car.

[www.carfind.ca image 350x254]


Hey, isn't that the Vonage pig ?
 
2014-04-10 07:57:40 PM  

anfrind: Only two of the ingredients they listed actually belong in a grilled cheese sandwich.  And I'd substitute the 40-year-old cheddar with something far milder (and without the stupid gold flakes), because extremely sharp cheddar in a grilled cheese sandwich is overpowering.


Overpowerfuly awesome, I love some 5 year old Kerygold Chedder on fresh Tuscan bread from the local grocery store =)
 
2014-04-10 08:04:52 PM  
I could make 3-4 of those for about $20 or less, minus the unnecessary gold flake.  One gram of broken sheets of gold leaf only costs $2.75.  The Iberico, foie and truffles are the pricey ingredients, but those look shaved thin on that sandwich.  I could sell those tomorrow for $25 and make a nice profit.  Chances are that they are using truffle oil in the aioli, anyhow.  100% synthetic bullshiat that only poorly informed foodies like. Unless you make your own truffle oil, it's fake.  And if you are making it, you're risking botulism.  That's why garlic-infused oils aren't sold.
 
2014-04-10 08:26:03 PM  

Corvus: And I agree if you eating something with gold flakes you are just trying to be an pretentious asshole.

Also the idiot who gets the $16 "Kobe" burgers you see in tourist traps, especially cooked medium well, you are just an idiot. (For various reasons)


leonel: Unless it's a grilled cheese sandwich as big as two cars, there's nothing that warrents a $100 grilled cheese sandwich.


Sir, do you have a newsletter available?

Dragonflew: Dragonflew: Whatchoo Talkinbout:  Sparkle-Tittie.

Well, my picture of Morgan Freeman didn't post. :(


It's okay.  I heard it in his voice.

natas6.0: sounds good, but anything with gold flakes in it
 is meant for morons

you heard me, goldschlager..you are unfit for consumption


Try Goldwasser if you can find it.  Very complex flavors and herbacious scents.  It's actually worth ingesting and passing $.02 worth of shiny heavy metal.  Gold leaf is really cheap.  It's shiny, but not expensive.  And it's chemically inert, it just passes as glitter.  Goldshlager is for drunken bridesmaids.  Yummy drunken bridesmaids that imbibe far too much and are easy pickings at 2am.  There is nothing like watching a horned up and drunken bridesmaid rip off her own attire, willingly and forcefully.  She hated that dress.  The panties were the victim as she tears them violently to the side.

Ah, I'll be in my bunk, reminiscing.  I love working 20-30 weddings a season.
 
2014-04-10 08:26:06 PM  
Every time there's an "amazing food" article on here, the actual contents are always disgusting foodie masturbation.  That sandwich does not look appetizing at all and is so far removed from a "cheese sandwich" that I'm not even sure what to call it.  With $100 one could buy some really nice cheese, really nice bread and a few quality extras or condiments to preference, make a delicious sandwich, and have enough left over to take the family out for a nice dinner tomorrow.
 
2014-04-10 08:30:31 PM  

MylesHeartVodak: Corvus: And I agree if you eating something with gold flakes you are just trying to be an pretentious asshole.

Also the idiot who gets the $16 "Kobe" burgers you see in tourist traps, especially cooked medium well, you are just an idiot. (For various reasons)


Oops, I missed this one.  $16 for a "fauxbe" Kobe is way too cheap.  I've paid more than that at Mesa Grill for just a buffalo burger.  And it was very well worth it.  I always pick the lunch prixe-fix in Las Vegas.  Three courses, add in a few overpriced but awesome margaritas, and the bill for two is still under $60-$90.  Well worth it, too.  Cheap lunch in an awesome tourist spot.
 
2014-04-10 09:33:59 PM  
Better come with a half.
 
2014-04-10 10:30:38 PM  
Anymore, these pricey meals sound like somebody playing mad libs with an ingredient list.
 
2014-04-10 11:06:37 PM  

ISO15693: I'd try it, once, if I was travelling on business and could expense it.

I'd ask for the gold flakes on the side though. Ew.


If you have a $1000 expense limit for a night... I'm kinda thinking there may be more... exciting... things you could spend it on.  ;)
 
2014-04-10 11:18:38 PM  

Canton: jdjoker: Canton: anfrind: Only two of the ingredients they listed actually belong in a grilled cheese sandwich.  And I'd substitute the 40-year-old cheddar with something far milder (and without the stupid gold flakes), because extremely sharp cheddar in a grilled cheese sandwich is overpowering.

Yeah. Maybe a nice Emmental or Gruyere on that artisan bread. The aioli can stay. But the cheese has to be the star.

The other problem you will likely have with cheese that aged is that it won't melt smoothly, but will separate into oil and solids.

Hmm, true.

Might also be true for a harder Swiss, actually. Maybe a nice Havarti, then. You can't go wrong with Havarti.


Yeah, aged cheese isn't for melting for the most part.  Its for eating straight-up and refrigerated.  I love all sorts of weird cheeses, but most of them would certainly be gross as hell melted on a sammich.
 
2014-04-11 06:31:12 AM  
$100 for a sandwich? It better be a damn huge... *clicks link*

Oh.

Also if you refrigerate your cheese you are a philistine. It`s like eating stale bread.
 
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