$75 burger? There’s the beef

Would you spend $75 on a hamburger?


No? Then you obviously don’t live in Manhattan, because that’s the latest craze sweeping this competitive metropolis.


Call it The Burger Wars.


It all started last fall, when Daniel Boulud, the current heavy-hitter among New York restaurateurs, opened his db Bistro Moderne and placed a $45 (all prices Canadian) burger on the menu as the signature dish. The place was packed and everyone thought that would be the novelty item of the season.


Then, on Jan. 13, the venerable Old Homestead Steakhouse jumped into the fray by adding a $65 burger made from Kobe beef imported from Japan.


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