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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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Five Dishes You Should Order at Bagatelle

Last month, I was fortunate enough to attend a blogger tasting at Bagatelle in the Meatpacking District.  It was an incredible experience where we were able to try essentially the entire menu, which consists of French and Mediterranean fare. We dined family style, and just when you thought you had enough to eat, another round […]

Going Greek at Telly’s Taverna

After a full day of moving into my new apartment, my boyfriend and I headed over to Telly’s Taverna on 23rd Ave in Astoria. We were invited in to check out this Greek restaurant by the owner, and I was very excited to try a place I had never visited before in my neighborhood. […]

Why You Should Try The Pitch & Fork on the UES

A few weeks back, I was invited to check out The Pitch & Fork on the UES, on 1st Ave between 83rd and 84th. Here’s five reasons why you should check it out too:

1). The croquettes: We started the meal with the gruyere croquettes with a horseradish sauce. We thought these were delicious […]

Beet: A Grown-Up Spot on the UES

A few weeks back, I was invited to try Beet, a new American restaurant on the UES on 2nd between 84th and 85th.  As someone who used to live on the UES, this restaurant felt like a grown up restaurant in the neighborhood, different than one of the restaurants that has a huge bar […]

Tons of Deals at Cafetasia

Last night I checked out Cafetasia on 8th St between University and Greene. I picked this Thai spot simply because you could receive 30% off (up to $50) thanks to a Scoutmob code. For those who don’t know Scoutmob, you flash a code on your phone and get 30% off.

Courtesy of Yelp

While looking over […]

Trying Italian in Financial District at Fino Wall Street

Last week, I was invited in to try Fino Wall Street. I’m not even going to tell you where it’s located, because I got incredibly lost trying to get there – I will say, just google Haru Financial District, and Fino Wall Street is located right downstairs.

Since the restaurant is located downtown, it […]

A Taste of Thai in Murray Hill

A few weeks back I was invited to E-San Thai to try some of their dishes. After going to check out the new Disney movie Oz in Kips Bay with the BF (for free, thanks to How About We), we decided to swing by this spot for dinner.

The restaurant was empty at 9:30 […]

A Taste of China in Times Square

Often, my friends and I head to a Broadway show, and we struggle where to eat dinner beforehand. Our concern is we want to go somewhere that can get us out in an hour, has good food, and isn’t over run with tourists. Earlier this month, I was invited in to try Grand Sichuan, […]

5 Reasons to Check Out Tufino Pizzeria Napoletana

Last week, my fabulous friend Bradley at Amuse*Bouche invited me to a blogger tasting with some Astoria folks at this new pizza spot off of Ditmars and 36th Street,

Courtesy of Amuse Bouche

Tufino Pizzeria Napoletana. After trying six types of pizza, a fried calzone and much more, here are five reasons why you […]

Hanger Steak with Two Sides for $25? I’m in!

A couple weeks ago, I was invited to try Aged on the Upper West Side. Aged actually has two steakhouses, one on Broadway and 88th, and one in Forest Hills, and I was honestly surprised how big Aged was – dimly lit, but lots of tables, perfect for both big parties or dates.

We […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost