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The cocktail thing, when they're using a high-end $70/$80 (retail) liquor as the base, I don't think it's hard to justify that price. I think Sneak got a standard screwdriver or something at the same price, which is unfair.

 

The grilled cheese does come with tomato soup, but if that's $30, do the burger with (real, allegedly) black truffle sauce for $35.

It does bring up the issue of whether one should be using an $80 hooch in a cocktail in the first place...

 

The burger seems the better sandwich option, though my distrustful mind is always wary when an expensive menu item says “black truffle” without “Perigord” (or at least “winter”) preceding it. Though surprise cheap(er) summer truffles are a far lesser offense than a surprise mouthful of 2,4-dithiapentane.

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