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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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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

Courtesy of Yelp

means I’ll spend the rest […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Addicted to the Green Sauce at Tu Casa

Last week, my boyfriend and I were invited to try Tu Casa, a Spanish and Peruvian restaurant which has locations in Kew Gardens and in Astoria.  We decided to check out the Astoria spot, and despite living here for nearly two years, I had never noticed this place on Steinway and 30th Ave.

We […]

A Taste of Spain in Astoria

My boyfriend and I had been discussing our study abroad semesters for so long that we decided we would show our photos to each other, and then visit the cuisine of that country (me Italian, him Spanish).

Last night we headed over to La Rioja on Broadway and 34th Street in Astoria. I pass […]

Revisiting the Review: 3 Years Later, Bangkok Tasty is Still Tasty

This past weekend when I was visiting the Ditmars area of Astoria, I decided to grab some takeout at Bangkok Tasty. As you may recall if you read this blog back in 2009, Bangkok Tasty was one of my favorite Thai restaurants in the neighborhood.  However, since the restaurant doesn’t deliver to the Broadway […]

Revisiting the Review: Ornella’s Offers $10 Pasta and $14.95 Steak Nights

Last week, I happened to be on a date and suggested that we head over to Ornella’s in Astoria.  I hadn’t been in nearly two years, but remembered our meal was fabulous.  When I walked in, I was shocked when the owner recognized me, and was also shocked that it was $10 pasta […]

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