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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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Delicious Indian Dinner at Tulsi

A couple weeks back, I was invited to try Tulsi, an Indian restaurant right by Grand Central.  When I saw that the restaurant’s executive chef is a Michelin star chef, I had to give it a try.

My boyfriend and I checked it out, and while I’m not one to notice the decor, I […]

My First Trip to Curry Hill

Courtesy of Yelp – the Interior

Last night a friend and I decided to grab dinner in Murray Hill, and figured the perfect place to go was somewhere in Curry Hill. We ended up at Chote Nawab on Lexington between 27th and 28th Street.

What I liked about Chote Nawab was the modern […]

Great Indian Food at UES’s Tandoor Oven

Let me preface this post by saying I’ve had Indian four times in my entire life – twice in London on the infamous Brick Lane, and twice here in NYC.  When I got invited to Tandoor Oven on the Upper East Side on 83rd between Lexington and 3rd, I was excited to expand my […]

Favorite Food Finds!

Enjoy $40 worth of mussels from the Mussel Pot for only $19. Spend $13 and get $26 worth of food and drink at Bun Soho. Try the French restaurant Serge with a $12 for $30 voucher. If you’re in the mood for Spanish food, check out Spanish Taverna with a $12 for $30 […]

Deal Alert! Half-off Indian Food Today and Tomorrow!

Yesterday Laura tweeted about the free food offered at the new Indian fusion fast-food chain Hot Clay on Maiden Lane.  According to Midtown Lunch, there will also be half-off food available today and tomorrow between the hours of 11 am – 2 pm and 5 pm – 8 pm in honor of its soft […]

Deal Alert! Tabla’s Indian Summer Party!

Caryn tried Tabla’s Bread Bar a few years ago, and really enjoyed it.  Sadly, Tabla will be shutting its doors on December 30, and if you’d like to wish the restaurant and its patio a proper goodbye, swing by tonight from 5-7 pm for an Indian Summer party.  According to the Facebook page and […]

Deal Alert! LUCKYRICE Restaurant Week Starts Today!

Today marks the beginning of a special kind of Restaurant Week – LUCKYRICE, sponsored by the LUCKYRICE Culinary Council. From May 3 – 9th, you can check out some Asian restaurants (and some “not-so-Asian” restaurants, according to the site) to sample some Asian-inspired dishes at a reduced price. The prices really range, so you’ll have to […]

Deal Alert! 8 Cent Chaat at Indus Express!

Vegetable Samosas

8coupons.com is bringing you a new OCHO LOCO! deal with Indus Express. For only 8 cents…that’s right, 8 pennies…you can try Indus Express’ Chaat (normally $5). So what is chaat? It’s a “flavorful Indian appetizer/snack that is easy to eat and comes in a wide array of varieties (e.g., vegetable […]

Tabla’s Street Cart Did Not Impress

After a fun, work-approved outdoor excursion to Madison Square Park last Friday, a few of us decided to stop by Tabla‘s street cart for lunch. On paper this sounds like a great idea – a fantastic restaurant offering its food at the street cart level for a quick lunch – but unfortunately it doesn’t […]

Bread Bar and Tabla’s 10: Two Great Reasons to Enjoy Indian Food

Since I didn’t get around to writing about Bread Bar last week, I figured I’d combine this into one entry. Apologies again, I have no photos.

Two weeks ago I went to Tabla‘s Bread Bar to celebrate a friend’s birthday and I was taken with it. I’d been dying to try Danny Meyer‘s spin […]

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