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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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Tasty and Historical Food Tour of Little Italy and Chinatown (and a Deal Alert!)

Several months ago Laura (thoughts in italics) and I purchased vouchers for Ahoy NY Tours & Tastings‘ food tour of Little Italy and Chinatown (look below for your own discount). We knew we liked the cuisines that both areas had to offer, but we weren’t sure what to expect of the 3 hour tour. […]

The Queens Kickshaw: My 2011 Resolution

Astoria has been getting some great restaurants lately. The latest addition to the neighborhood is The Queens Kickshaw, that’s a coffee shop specializing in gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. I’ve been twice and I loved it both times. First, I love cheese. You may recall I plan on naming my kid Brie, Colby and Jack […]

Try This Trick! $50 Credit to Zeel!


Alright, alright, I know 89th and Broke is strictly all about food and food deals, but when a site is doubling the credit you get to join, I can’t help but tell you all about it.

Introducing Zeel a site that reminds me of Lifebooker.  On both these sites, you can receive discounted prices […]

Can’t Go Wrong at Tai Thai

My friends and I were wandering around the LES last weekend looking for a quick dinner to kick off Saturday night. We stumbled upon Tai Thai on 1st Street and were lured in by the chalkboard outside touting $3 beers and $2.50 glasses of wine. The place is small and cutely decorated, but you’d […]

Outstanding British Food at Jones Wood Foundry

A few weeks ago Laura (thoughts in Italics) and I were kindly invited to dine at Jones Wood Foundry, a “food driven pub” (love that) tucked away off of First Avenue on the Upper East Side. Besides fish and chips, Shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash, and beer, I wasn’t exactly sure what else constituted British cuisine, so I […]

Decent Meal at Mason Jar

The other night, a couple of my girlfriends (including Caryn) and I were looking to get dinner together in Murray Hill.  We thought we’d try Mason Jar, mainly because we were able to get a $25 restaurant.com gift certificate there for $4.50 with a coupon code (so each of would spend $1, and get […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost