Finding a Good Burger Is Hard to Do

Oh, New York City. I’ve missed you so much. I’ve missed exploring and experiencing what this city has to offer, and my sister was nice enough to treat me to a 4-day trip! It kind of became a sibling trip: my sister, her boyfriend, his brother, and me. We stayed at a hotel in Chelsea, and thankfully, it was barely a minute walk to the nearest subway station.

This trip was touristy, which I had mixed feelings about at first. I had no desire to go to Times Square, but one person in our group had never been to NYC. We planned to see this New York City landmark our first night in the city.

We all agreed that the first stop had to be food. Narrowing down a list of restaurants for this trip was so hard because there are too many places to choose from. American food was what we ended up going with this whole trip.


Black Iron Burger & Beer Co. is about a 10-minute walk from Times Square, which was perfect. We had to wait about 10 minutes for a table and chose to wait outside since the space to wait was super small and cramped. The wait time was better than I thought it would be on a Friday night in New York City.


The restaurant itself is a little tight. You have to squeeze between the tables to get to your seat, which is a pain. The music selection was great, and the food got to our table rather quickly. I ordered the Masterpiece burger and Ai-Oli fries. This beef burger has Swiss cheese, an organic fried egg, and Applewood Smoked bacon on it. I opted out of the onions. This side of fries has scallions, bacon, and Black Iron Burger’s special Ai-Oli dressing. I was torn between those fries and the Loaded fries, which have cheddar, scallions, bacon bits, and ranch dressing. My sister and I decided to each get one and share them since she wanted to try both, too.


The Masterpiece burger and Ai-Oli fries


The burger was absolutely perfect. The sunny side up egg was a great touch, but also made it a little messy. The Ai-Oli fries were okay, and I probably wouldn’t get them again. I would absolutely get the Loaded fries again. This meal was more than enough, and I probably could’ve saved some for later, but where’s the fun in that? Reheating fries doesn’t always go well, and I really couldn’t see myself not finishing that burger there. It was absolutely delicious.

I’d say our first night in New York City was a success.

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Until next time.


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