Video Of Salt Bae Mutilating A Baguette In The Name Of Fine Dining Goes Viral For Sheer Absurdity

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Is America the land of opportunity or what?

A guy sprinkles salt over a plate weirdly and he’s rewarded with 39 million Instagram followers, a $50 million net worth, restaurants in the most expensive cities in the world, customers who are willing to pay $15 for a Red Bull, and an inflated sense of self-worth.

Mr. Bae already went viral this week after a patron at Salt Bae’s London restaurant, Nusr-et Steakhouse, posted a photo of his $2,457 dinner tab for four people. The bill included four Red Bulls for $59.66 and a gold leaf tomahawk steak for a bonkers $854.

English chef Tom Kerridge, who owns the first pub ever to hold two Michelin stars, reacted to the Salt Bae’s viral craze with a sign outside one of his restaurants.

Salt Bae must’ve been a leper in a previous life because another clip has gone viral of the chef constructing what can best be described as ‘Drunk At 3 AM And I’m Fresh Out Of Groceries.’

And have absolutely no idea what this monstrosity is but I can guarantee it is two months rent.

America. Land of opportunity indeed.

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Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.