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They Want HOW MUCH?

scrumptiouschef | | Oct 14, 2008 09:18 AM

Friends are in town.Well heeled so they're staying at the Driskill on 6th st.Thought about meeting for a good breakfast before sending them to Dead Man's Hole and Poodies so I called the cafe inside the hotel to make sure they had plenty grease before bending me over for a pricey breakfast.

THIRTEEN DOLLARS for a bacon,egg and cheese breakfast taco with a cup of coffee.

Which set me to thinking.Given our current economic condition what restaurant has given you acute sticker shock on their pricing?

It can be humble[Dirty Martin's $9 plus Bacon Cheeseburger,Onion Ring and lemonade Combo....Frisco Shop's BLT,Fries and a Coke for $9 plus]or it can be grandiose[help me here].

Does anyone remember the scene in Network[the movie]when Peter Finch screams out the window:"I'm mad as Hell and I'm not going to take it anymore"?

I do.

And when the phone person at Driskill casually informed me of how much I would be paying for the humblest of breakfast foods[the taco]and the most common of morning drinks[coffee]I raised my window and let forth a torrent.

Let's hear your torrent...