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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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It’s Only Natural That We Celebrate a Serbian at a Vietnamese Restaurant

Last week Doug and I went out to lunch to celebrate a co-worker’s birthday. Yes, it’s sad that only two of us showed up, but it’s not terribly surprising. If it was Tonic surely Larry would have joined, maybe even Tim. But in honor of Milos‘ affinity for ethnic food, and Doug’s fear of […]

More Than Just Tacos at Taco Taco

Instead of heading out for Wednesday Friendsday, this week we decided to have dinner on Tuesday night – or as I like to call it, Tuesday Boozeday.  We thought the perfect way to start off the week was with some Mexican and drinks (or in my case, a strong glass of H2O as I’m […]

Good Enough To Eat is Better than Good

After getting tired of spending Saturday and Sunday mornings at bagel places on the UES, my boyfriend Ben and I headed over to the UWS for brunch last Sunday.  After reading reviews on Yelp, we decided to take the crosstown bus over to Good Enough to Eat.

As we walked down Amsterdam, we saw […]

Award Winning Burgers on the Cheap

Guest Post By Rob Longert, Health Conscious Correspondent

Ever get a hankering for a good, greasy burger? Ok, that is a dumb question because we all need some grease now and then.

I was introduced to Five Guys and Fries in my past life prior to my Weight Watchers days (Over the past year […]

Deal Alert! 25% off at Red Mango

While the BOGO coupon that we told you about for Pinkberry expired last Saturday, fear not, we have something else to help you indulge in your fro-yo sweet tooth until the end of the month. We just learned from the Skint that Red Mango is offering a 25% off coupon at New York and […]

Cute Spot for Some Wine and Small Plates

My friend (and ex-coworker) and I attempted to try out the new ‘inoteca spot in Gramercy a few weeks ago, but the 1+ hour wait at 7:30 on a Wednesday night deterred us. Instead we ended up at Cavatappo a few blocks north. Andrea had been to its uptown location before and recommended it, […]

Surprisingly Satisfactory Sushi

After reading four star reviews on Yelp for Ichiro, I decided to check out this sushi establishment on the Upper East Side on Second Ave between 87th and 88th. Although I’ve lived in the neighborhood for several months, I still haven’t found my go-to sushi place so was eager to give this place a […]

Disappointing Nachos at Soho Bistro

Before my flight to Spain last week, I was looking for something in terminal 8 at JFK to hold me over until my wonderful airplane dinner.  My friend Doug and I believe the best thing that can happen to any airport terminal is a Chili’s, with unlimited chips and salsa.  Unfortunately, the best option […]

Third Time’s The (Irish) Charm

On Tuesday night, I, like everyone else in Manhattan, was out celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. It was difficult to find a bar that was bearable (i.e., not too loud, cramped or smelly), but on our third try Doug and I finally ended up at Barfly on 20th and 3rd. Since it’s so close to […]

A Trip To Georgia(‘s)

Guest Post by Sarah Coniski, Upper West Side Correspondent

As a resident of the Upper West Side, one of my favorite weekend activities is going for walks in Riverside Park with a pastry in hand (and mouth) from one of the bakeries in the area. There are a number of bake shops where the […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost