Better Burger Chelsea
178 Eight Avenue at 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
Ever since the Empire Diner mysteriously closed for renovations, Chelsea has become a wasteland for food. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure there's lots of absolutely delicious edibles and libations to be had in Chelsea. Just not for my slim, broke-as-a-joke budget. So I've started what's become a tradition--before a long night of wine-sipping and art-viewing, I bolster my tum-tum with a good, dense sandwich from Better Burger on 8th Ave and 19th St. With leaner, healthier options like buffalo and ostrich burgers, air-baked fries, and pre-packaged meal salads for those who don't want the meat, Better Burger is great place to start the night--and at around $7 a burger, it's real easy on the coinpurse.