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89th And Broke

I'm a young professional living in Astoria (formerly of Williamsburg, the UES and Murray Hill - I move a lot!). I'm always looking for something fun to do or the best place to grab a drink and dinner at an affordable price around the city. Have a suggestion? Email me at Laura AT 89thandbroke DOT com.

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Guess I’ll Keep Fishing for a Good Seafood Restaurant

Headed over to Atlantic Grill for the annual “Restaurant Week Meal with the Girls”.  In our past few restaurant weeks together, Dory, Alex and I have been to Zoe and Spice Market, neither which were particularly good (another time we had to cancel our reservations at Indochine because Dory had to interview the Jonas […]

Deal Alert: Restaurant Week Extensions

As much as I love Restaurant Week, it’s hard on your wallet and schedule to make countless reservations in two weeks.  Luckily, several restaurants are extending their restaurant week menu during these tough economic times – including some really big names like Le Cirque.  While many are extending through February, some are even through […]

Not too shabby: $15 for Food and Booze

Guest Post by Caryn Donohue, Gramercy Correspondent

Last week my roommate and I were looking for a cute, but more importantly, cheap, restaurant for a catch-up dinner.  I dug around a little and came across Luca Bar in the East Village which is part of the Luca Lounge restaurant/bar group…but I heard Luca Lounge […]

Traveling Treats: Weaver D’s – Automatic for the People

Guest Post by Larry Hahn, Southern Correspondent

Nestled inconspicuously among modest homes and gravel parking lots just east of downtown Athens, GA is Weaver D’s Delicious Fine Foods, perhaps one of the finest eating establishments that the Classic City has to offer. Until you eat at Weaver D’s, you have no idea what fried […]

Fast-food Mexican Gets an Upgrade

Guest Post by Caryn Donohue, Gramercy Correspondent

I love Mexican food – it’s one of my top favorite three cuisines (Italian and Thai being the other two) – but I can’t stand places like Chipotle, Qdoba or Moe’s. I think the food’s nasty and I always end up with vicious stomach pains after […]

Battle of the Astoria Delis – Othello’s

After I learned that Sal, Kris & Charlie’s Deli in Astoria closed early, I decided to come prepared the next time I headed to Astoria.  As a back up, I found Othello’s on Yelp, another highly rated deli, which was open much later hours.  Although my visit to SKC was successful the second time, […]

Battle of the Astoria Delis – Sal, Kris & Charlie’s

When I saw that one of the highest rated restaurants on Yelp was a deli in Astoria, I was making plans to visit this deli faster than you can say “hold the mayo”.  So one Thursday night around 8:45, I got off the Ditmars Blvd stop in Astoria, practically skipping to this mecca of […]

Try This Trick: Don’t Leave Home Without Your City Shuffle Decks

Guest Post by Caryn Donohue, Gramercy Correspondent

If you haven’t heard of the City Shuffle Decks, then listen up.  For only $30 you can purchase $10 gift certificates to 52 pre-selected restaurants in Manhattan. That’s a $520 value for only $30!  The restaurants are organized by neighborhood and cuisine which is really helpful, and […]

Restaurant Week Kicks Off at Primehouse

To kick off 2009 Winter Restaurant Week, the boyfriend and I headed to Primehouse on Sunday night.  I really appreciate that Restaurant Week has expanded to Sunday this year and it was nice to be able to enjoy a relaxing meal before MLK day without having to worry about rushing to work the next […]

Celebrate Arctica’s 2nd Year Anniversary with a Free Happy Hour

Guest Post by Caryn Donohue, Gramercy Correspondent

Arctica Bar & Grill in Murray Hill is celebrating its 2nd year anniversary this Thursday in 89thandBroke style: free happy hour from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Happy hour specials ($6 martinis, $4 select drafts and $3 Miller Lites) will continue all night after 7:30, so it’s […]

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