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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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The Water Club: Just Average

With my parents in town last week, I decided that we’d experience an extended Restaurant Week menu.  My mom and dad have heard about my many meals during various Restaurant Weeks, so I thought it’d be nice for them to try out the infamous three course menu for the first time.

Since we all […]

The Divine Chinese Brasserie

By Rob Longert, Health Conscious Correspondent

New York is as famous for good “Chinese” food as it is for good pizza in my book, and I grew up on it. I am used to the standard General Tso (how do you say this one anyway? Chow T-so Tow, Tao? An American mystery if you […]

Frank Delivers Great Value As Promised

Before my friend Andrea left NYC for Kansas City, she made a list of restaurants she always wanted to go to, and I was more than happy to accompany her on a few before she headed out of town. So back in July we went to Frank, the famous East Village Italian restaurant known […]

Deal Alert! Cheap Pizza, Steaks and Soda at Patsy’s!

I have been trying to go to Patsy’s Pizzeria for weeks now, but haven’t made it up to East Harlem just yet.  If there ever was a time to go, it’s today.

Patsy’s, located on 1st avenue between 117th and 118th, is celebrating its 76th anniversary with 90 cent steaks, 60 cent pizza pies […]

Deal Alert! Free Vivanno Smoothie at Starbucks!

Note:  We’ve been asked to remove the coupon.  Out of courtesy and the fact that I’d never be able to afford to fight it (after all this is a deals blog), the coupon has been removed.

I’ll confess, I’ve never tried a Vivanno Smoothie at Starbucks – but if it’s free, […]

Stay Far Away From La Palapa

I’ve been making my way through the Diner’s Deck cards and was in the mood for Mexican a few weeks ago. La Palapa is the third Mexican spot I tried in the deck (I previously hit up Diablo Royale and Mexican Radio), and by far the greatest disappointment. The other two had some really good […]

Carnegie Deli, Serving Up Delicious Sandwiches

Guest Post by Andy Zanzal, My Dad, Tourist Correspondent

If you’re looking for an intimate pre-matinee lunch in the theatre district, the Carnegie Deli on 7th Avenue near 55th Street is not the place to find it. In this very busy establishment, diners are seated about as close together as US Airways economy […]

Lobster Rolls in NYC

The blue skies have finally arrived, the heat is unbearable – it’s most definitely summer, so I needed my summer lobster roll fix. As a kid I went to Montauk for family vacations and I was used to having my “Lunch” lobster roll every year. Now nothing can quite compare to Lunch/The […]

Delicious Sandwiches at Lamazou

When looking for a place to grab lunch the other day, I decided to check out Yelp for some great sandwich shops in the Murray Hill area.  Luckily, I stumbled across Lamazou.

Lamazou is a little cheese shop, located on 3rd between 26th and 27th that has imported treats from around the world – […]

Deal Alert! Get $5 Free at Duane Reade!

Yes, I know it’s old news that you get $5 free at Duane Reade after you earn 100 points, or in other words, spend $100. But the newly renovated Duane Reade at 34th and 3rd is upping the deal. Spend $15 before August 21st and you get 100 points (aka $5 free) on your […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost