Restaurant offers $175 hamburger

May 20, 2008 8:24:51 AM PDT
Does that come with fries?

Despite the economic downturn, a Lower Manhattan restaurant is now offering a $175 hamburger.

It's made of Kobe beef, topped with gold flakes, black truffles, a thick slab of seared foie gras and aged Gruyere cheese.

Wall Street Burger Shoppe co-owner Heather Tierney thinks of it as "a work of art."

Tierney says the item attracts Wall Street types who down a few beers and then fork over $175 to "show off in front of their friends."