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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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Disappointing Pad Thai at Red Basil

Over the weekend I was craving Thai, so I decided to order from Seamless ($5 off your first order when you sign up for Seamless!). Anyways, I saw a new Thai place I hadn’t tried before, and tried Red Basil Thai Kitchen.

My delivery showed up in its delivery window.  Off the bat, I […]

Great Beer Special, Okay Wings at Dillingers

For years, I had been reading about a $10 pitcher and 25 cent wing special every Tuesday at Dillingers here in Astoria. Dillingers is a little big off the beaten path, on 30th Ave but around 46th Street.

My friend and I arrived on Tuesday around 8pm and it was packed.  I initially thought […]

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 […]

Tacos Morelos is Mas o Menos

After a night at Brooklyn Bowl, I smelled tacos on the walk back to the L, and immediately informed my friend Tim that if we found a taco truck, we had to stop.  And then on the corner of North 7th and Bedford Ave, right near the Salvation Army, was Tacos Morelos.

While the […]

Skip Park Ave Summer For Restaurant Week

To kick off Restaurant Week, I headed to Park Ave Summer on Monday with a few of my girlfriends.  I’ve raved about Park Ave Winter before and have claimed that it was one of my better Restaurant Week experiences.  As a result, I was looking forward to trying their summer menu, since the menu […]

Decent Lunch Special at Il Corallo Trattoria

The other day my co-workers and I decided to take advantage of the nice weather and find a spot where we could dine outside.  While walking up the streets of Soho, we couldn’t find an affordable spot with outdoor dining (suggestions welcomed), so instead my co-worker Wells directed us to Il Corallo Trattoria, promising […]

Average Dinner at East of Eighth

Saturday night my roommate and I headed out to dinner with a few friends.  Since two of the six of us live on the West Side, we decided to try the dining scene out on the West Side for once.  About 20 places were booked for the night for a table of six, but […]

A Catholic, A Half-Jew and a Jew Walked Into a Deli…

A few weeks back, my roommate and I were craving a good Jewish deli sandwich all weekend – it may have been the fact this was around Hanukkah (and yes, I’ve been saving this post for quite some time).  So Sunday night, with our neighbor/friend Doug in tow, we headed over to the 2nd […]

Satisfactory Experience at Smith & Wollensky

Monday kicked off Restaurant Week, and I spent it with my roommate Al and our friend Alex at Smith & Wollensky.  Now we’re all looking for a little something different when it comes to this infamous week – Al and I appreciate a good value, while Alex would rather enjoy a meal she couldn’t […]

Sandwiches 2, Apps 0 at Walter Foods

While you may think my first home in NYC was 89th street, at one point in my life, I called Williamsburg my home.  My old roommate Crystal and I decided to meet up for dinner last night, and since she still lives in the neighborhood, I thought I’d head back to my old stomping […]

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