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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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Eggs and Ratatouille? Take It From Me, It’s Amazing!

Over two months ago now (yikes!), my mom took me out to La Boqueria in Soho for my birthday dinner. Choosing a birthday dinner spot can be stressful, but thankfully the bargain-hunter inside of me made it easy. I had a BlackBoardEats code that was going to expire that day and I simply could not […]

Welcome to Miami (Bienvenido a Miami) Part II

Before I jump into day two of Hotel Thrillist, make sure you read about day one!

Anyways, I woke up on Saturday, surprisingly without a hangover – got to love those Bacardi Torched Cherry and diets.

Katharine of NYC Recession Diary and I scarfed down some fresh fruit, coffee, sausage and eggs and headed […]

Welcome to Miami (Bienvenido a Miami)

It all started a few weeks back when Katharine of NYC Recession Diary instant messaged me asking what I had planned for the first weekend of June.  “Umm..don’t we have some kind of food festival” was my response, to which she said, “I have something better.”  Next thing I know, a save the date […]

Classing It Up At A French Restaurant

About two weeks ago, Caryn (thoughts in italics) and I were invited to try Le Perigord, a French restaurant in Midtown.  While Le Perigord was a classy French establishment, I went in with the mindset that this is a place I’d take my parents (or have them take me) or go on an anniversary […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost