Saturday, September 19, 2009

Hell's Kitchen isn't a DMZ

Last Friday, Cheryl and I went to see The Cult at Terminal 5, in Hell's Kitchen, and then went out for burgers afterwords at Five Napkin Burger, in the same neighborhood. Great show1, great burger2.

Twenty years ago The Cult mentioned this neighborhood in their song "New York City", describing it as "a DMZ", a "Disneyland trash can", and, "a crazy place". That was back in the pre-Giuliani days though. Hell's Kitchen is pretty gentrified these days.

1Before the show, venture capitalist Fred Wilson mentioned in a comment thread that Terminal 5 was "too up and down", i.e., that it's got steep staircases. True, but not really an issue if you stay on one level, as we did. With a bar and bathrooms on that level, there wasn't any need to wander up and down.

2Coincidentally, when Binging for "Five Napkin Burger" while writing this, I found this post by Fred's wife, where she gave the place a thumbs up.


Ron Paul with co-author Bill O'reilly said...

A 10-oz. cheeseburger with fries.

Better not let Comrade Obama find out or he'll tax it to punish you for consuming too many calories and over burdening our helathcare system.

DaveinHackensack said...

"A 10-oz. cheeseburger with fries."

On a buttery brioche bun, no less. I cleaned my plate.