Monday, March 15, 2010

EAT

Empire Diner, Chelsea

22 comments:

Virginia said...

Put the knife in and twist it. KM, I"ve tried my darndest to find out about this dear place. I know it's here in Birmingham but I"ve not found out WHERE. This makes me know I need to start beating the bushes again. When I find it, you're expected to come down here you know!
V
PS I"ve an idea. How about sharing this photo with me. I'll run it on my blog and maybe we'll shake things up.
OK?

Virginia said...

Oh dear, I misread. It's not the Cheyenne but looks just like it! The deal still stands. Send me the Cheyenne photo. We're getting to the bottom of this !!!

Lori Skoog said...

I'll bet you can get a good breakfast here all day long.

How are you doing Ken Mac?

Anonymous said...

...and when there was the new version of KING KONG they had a stuffed Gorilla hanging off the Empire State Building on the roof corner.

You can see only the bottom most part in the photo. The Gorilla was cute and the idea was quite clever.

altadenahiker said...

Snazzy.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I've eaten here. I like your photo Ken.

ChickenUnderwear said...

I had lunch there this summer. Great Black Bean Veggie Burger

http://whatyourdonotknowbecauseyouarenotme.blogspot.com/2009/07/day-6-of-camp-daddy-chelsea.html

Eleonora said...

That's maybe the ONE thing I miss most of not ever having permanently lived in America. Diners.

This one looks fabulous.

Ciao xx

RuneE said...

Somehow it reminds me of an misplaced, old railway dining car. Might be worth trying if I ever gets there.

Yvi said...

Great shot...

I love american diner...

Greetings
Yvi

Anonymous said...

Great One!

PHOTOWSKI
http://photowski.blogspot.com/

Tanya said...

This place looks great...I've never eaten in a diner before, shocking isn't it?!

B SQUARED said...

What's not to like about a diner?

TheChieftess said...

Fabulous diner!!! I can almost see the waitresses in their funky fifties uniforms and sensible shoes!!! And at least one of them taking a smoke break outside!!! Coffee please!!!

James Taylor said...

I ate here the night of my twenty-ninth birthday (my first birthday in NYC). They gave me a t-shirt as a birthday gift: it's black with the word "EAT" on the back. I'd wanted to go here ever since I saw John Baeder's painting on the cover of the Tom Waits compilation "Asylum Years". A digitally-created image of The Empire Diner by Portuguese artist Jorge Colombo is on the cover of this week's New Yorker. It looks like a painting but after looking at the artist's website turns out it was actually created using a brush application on an iPhone. Amazing.

Jarart said...

I love the looks of this place. All that chrome!

Merisi said...

What presence, sitting there,
even the typeface font is special, repeating the lines running along soffit and fascia.
I hope business is good and the place is there to stay!

Melanie said...

Nice shot Ken Mac.

Wayne said...

I thought that would make V. jump. :-) Good strategy for getting her off her butt Ken.

Looks to be made by the same company as the Cheyenne.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» was expecting to see B SQUARED's famous Yugo parked out front...

sonia a. mascaro said...

Great architecture, Ken Mac!

Renee said...

I love these diners. There aren't hardly any left. We have ONE here in Rochester: The Highland Diner.