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
Today's rip off poll focuses on the truly absurd, insanely overpriced dishes for the stupidly wealthy (or the just stupid). Gold flakes, caviar, and lobster abound. But what is worse, a sundae made of gold for $1,000 or a burger topped with some foie for $200? Given no New Yorkers really order them, they still won't be as offensive as a disappointing $22 portobello burger. Please see this Colbert Report video for a more in depth explanation of a few of the selections.