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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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Ted’s Montana Grill Introduces Brunch

Last weekend, I was invited in to try brunch at Ted’s Montana Grill. It’s a fairly new offering, so I was excited that we would be one of the first to try it. Here are three reasons why you should give it a try too!

1). Location: I always struggle when I’m in midtown […]

My Favorite Meal of 2014: Comodo

I know there have been a lack of reviews on the blog lately – I haven’t been going out to dinner nearly as much as I did a few

Via Yelp – Brussel Sprout Salad

years ago, and when I do, it’s to my old favorites. When my client came to town a […]

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 […]

Sugar Freak – My Go To Astoria Brunch Spot

Lately if anyone suggests having brunch in Astoria, I suggest Sugar Freak. Here’s three reasons why this has become my top brunch spot.

1). It includes a complimentary beverage. I’m 28. I don’t need an all you can drink brunch spot anymore, mostly because that

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means I’ll spend the rest […]

If You Like Bacon, You’ll Love Baconery

A few weeks back, my boyfriend and I went on one of our How About We dates to Baconery on Columbus between 104th and 105th Street. Everything served at Baconery has bacon in it.

Baconery could best be considered as a bakery or a café, where you can order items to go at the […]

Obsessed with Antika in Astoria

After I saw Antika Pizzeriapop up in Astoria, I was looking forward to my first visit. We checked it out last Thursday, and I could not have

Photo courtesy of Amuse*Bouche

been happier with my visit.

Our group of five was sat a circle table (my favorite for when you are out with […]

Christos Steakhouse is a Great Place for a Special Occasion

Last Friday, my boyfriend, Chris, and I decided to go to Christos Steakhouse in Astoria (disclosure: I was invited in to try it). I’ve lived in Astoria for more than 2 years, and have dated my fair share of dudes in the neighborhood, and had never even heard of the place. Located on 41st […]

Five Reasons Why Pazza Notte is My Girlfriend Go-To

Whether it’s getting together to celebrate an engagement, or just catching up with a girlfriend, Pazza Notte on 56th and 6th is my new girlfriend hangout. Here’s why (and thanks to my gal pal Wix for introducing me to this place!):

1). Two for one martinis- grab two drinks for the price of one […]

Amazing Dinner at La Sirene – and It’s BYOB!

Last night was one of those nights that you wake up the next morning and say, “Wow, I had a really great dinner last night.”

To celebrate my friends’ engagement (yay Amy and Eddie!) we headed to La Sirene on Broome and Varick simply because it was BYOB with no corkage fee.  What we […]

Restaurant Week Meal was Mucha Buena at Yerba Buena

I’ve been cutting back on Restaurant Week lately and have been choosing to do just one or two dinners to not go too overboard with my wallet. This week, my friend and I tried Yerba Buena in the East Village, a restaurant featuring Latin cuisine. Wish I could tell you how we ended up […]

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