One of the missions of Shitshow Week 2009: Find the biggest rip off on an NYC menu. Every day we'll pit at least two reader-recommended rip offs against each other. On Friday, the winners of the four polls will face off. Have a really good ripoff to recommend? We're listening.
What is the price tag for a hefty dollop of truffles on top of a typically pedestrian dish? At the The Waverly Inn, adding the fancy fungus means a $55 bill for a dish of mac 'n' cheese. Uptown at the Palace Gate and Gilt at the New York Palace Hotel, a Gossip Girl-inspired dish of grilled cheese with truffles alongside a tomato soup is $30-50 depending on the truffle season.