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Filthy Rich Munchies / 5 of the world’s most expensive junk foods, feat. Kebab with gold, and a hot dog with onions caramelized in Dom Perignon.

Yes, life is good when you drive a gold-plated Lamborghini, date three models at the same time, and use Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne jeroboam 2002 instead of Lidl’s anti-dandruff shampoo.
But then again, when you get the munchies, you just wanna go hardcore: burgers, chips, kebab, and the rest of it.

Here’s a selection of junk foods for the filthy rich. Get fat or die trying.

As reported by DesignTAXI, this is the ‘World’s Most Expensive Bacon Sandwich’
‘Priced at US$237, the ‘Bacon Bling Sandwich’ is made from an impressive list of ingredients—seven rashers of rare breed pig bacon, sliced truffles, a free range egg, saffron and edible gold dust.’

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Pizza, bambino? Here you go: the Luis XIII, a Renato Viola Creation, costs $12,000. Why? Because it takes 72 hours to make, it is topped with bufala mozzarella, three types of caviar, lobster from Norway and Cilento, and it is lightly dusted with hand picked grains of pink Australian sea-salt from the Murray River. The cost includes service, anyway, and this pizza can only be made at home. Three Italian chefs will show up at your villa and make it for you in the comfort of your kitchen.

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Jalla! Jalla! Kebab
Made with saffron-infused flat bread, milk-fed lamb from the Pyrenees and edible gold, the “King of Kebabs” also features champagne-infused mint and cucumber yoghurt, and costs £750.
From The Sun: ‘Chef Andy Bates created the kebab to mark the launch of The Great Food Truck Race TV show, celebrating street food.
Andy said: “It took a fair bit of time to source the best possible ingredients to ensure that this kebab was the most exclusive one out there but I loved every minute.”’

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Hubert Keller’s FleurBurger 5000, named after its price tag, is the most expensive hamburger in the world. Why? According to the WSJ’s food blog, what makes it so pricey is ‘Lots of expensive ingredients. Start with a Kobe beef “patty” (more like a mountain of ground primo cow flesh), then top it with foie gras and black truffles. Oh, and don’t forget the “special sauce,” which is made with – no surprise – more truffles.’ But there is more, as you can read on said blog.

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World’s most expensive hot dog: New York’s 230 Fifth released this $2,300 creation made out of 60-day dry-aged wagyu and topped with Vidalia onions caramelized in Dom Perignon, sauerkraut braised in Cristal, and caviar.’
Read more here: http://tinyurl.com/qjdxmma

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The most expensive bagel in the world is topped with white truffle (from Alba), cream cheese, and goji berry infused Riesling jelly with golden leaves.
The bagel’s $1,000 price tag (including tax).

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Thirsty? Vintage soda!
To make the whole thing work, wash down your kebab or bagel with a 1958 can of Style Line Ginger Ale (Unopened), selling on the Bay for $349.95

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Hurricane Sandy / Social media #fails, fake sharks VS real sharks – feat. Gap and American Apparel.

 The Wall Street Journal: ‘Obama Declares Disaster in New York, Long Island’

The Financial Times: ‘Hurricane Sandy slammed the US east coast on Monday night, knocking out power for millions, disrupting transport and prompting an alert at a nuclear plant’

BBC Breaking News  ‘Hurricane #Sandy death-toll rises to 16 after storm claims lives from US state of Florida to Canada.‘

Other rather catastrophic news: ‘More than 7.5 million people without power right now.’

 

While someone didn’t have a clue of what was going on – see the “Siri incident”, below, and read more here – others had to deal with sharks, seen swimming in New Jersey.

Photoshop? Possibly.


Maybe these sharks are fake, but there were some real – and big – ones out there. Read More…

Ads gone wrong – Sky+, Lily Allen, and the Mockney hipster copywriter.

When billboards try to look like something else, it’s either a  Eureka! moment, or a big fiasco.

Remember The Economist’s Bulb, or the more recent Absolut New York campaigns?

Amazing.

Sky, instead, chose another approach – “Let’s make it look like a Tweet, yeah, super contemporary…And let’s have Lily Allen on it…She’s a young mom, you know, famous but down to earth…Perfect…Let’s use some Tweet-like kinda grammar, and a bit of working class appeal…Cool, very real.” Read More…