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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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Petey’s Burger Disappoints

A couple nights ago, I was heading out to dinner in Astoria and figured I’d check out Petey’s Burger, which has been listed as the best new burger in NYC by Time Out New York.

The restaurant is a fast-food establishment, where you order your burger at the counter, and then they call your […]

Fabulous Taqueria in Flatiron

I was invited to try a new taqueria in Flatiron, so on Friday night, my roommate and I headed to Choza Taqueria on Madison between 27th and 28th.

Now, you may have heard of Choza before if you work downtown.  There is a Choza down by the Brooklyn Bridge as part of the open […]

Saucy BBQ at Hill Country

I love barbecued meats and I prefer the saucy, Texas variety, not vinegar-based barbecue or dry rubs. While there aren’t a ton of great barbecue options in the city, Hill Country, Blue Smoke and Dinosaur Bar B Que certainly generate a lot of buzz, but I’m always apprehensive that it will be too dry […]

Cajun Style Pizza? Works For Me!

I’ve heard a ton about Two Boots pizza over the past few years (and we’ve even shared some Deal Alerts), but for some unknown reason I had never been there before. That changed a few weeks ago when my boyfriend discovered there was one a few blocks from me and insisted that we go.


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