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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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Bison, Elk or Ostrich Burgers? Oh My!

One of my go-to restaurants in Astoria is Bareburger.  Now before you roll your eyes and think this is another Astoria review, Bareburger also just launched a location in Greenwich Village.

Now as you can probably tell, Bareburger is a burger joint.  The Astoria location is always packed, so best if you have a […]

El Mariachi Makes Great Tacos

I’m not going to lie – I can eat Mexican pretty much for every meal. On Sunday, my roommate and I were hoping to check out the infamous taco truck in Astoria, but when we couldn’t find it, we settled on a new Mexican favorite – El Mariachi.

We went in and sat at […]

Tenzan Sushi Earns a 10 in My Book

When I moved to the Upper East Side, I knew I had to scout out a few staples: my new pizzeria, bagel shop, Thai restaurant and sushi restaurant. Those are my “must haves.” While it took a few tries for me to find my new Thai spot (posts on that journey to come), I […]

Try This Trick! Dine Out, Earn Airline Miles!

Flying home from Barcelona in 2009

A few months ago, my friend Yael tipped me off to airline dining programs.  While I don’t have a credit card that earns airline miles, I can enroll my credit cards into dining airline mile programs and earn miles in addition to my usual credit card rewards.


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