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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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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 […]

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 […]

AYCD Brunch For Under $20? Yes, Please!

I don’t do brunch too often, but when I do I want to be sure it’s a good time. Some of my favorites include Calle Ocho, Sunburnt Calf, and Van Diemens (have we really not written about Calle Ocho and Van Diemens yet?!). I went with two friends over MLK weekend and Calle Ocho […]

DiWine is the Perfect Date Spot

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If you are in Astoria and looking for a date spot, look no further than DiWine.  I went to DiWine last Monday, and this wine bar was pretty quiet (I’ve heard it gets busier especially towards the weekend).  The cool thing about it being kind of empty was that […]

Donnybrook Brunch is Perfect for Lightweights

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After discussing brunch for a few weeks, I decided to meet up with my friend Tim one Sunday for brunch and drinks.  Since it was just the two of us, we knew we didn’t need to take advantage of an all you can drink deal, so when we stumbled into […]

Great Food And Even Better Service At Piccolo’s

My mom came in for a quick visit on Saturday so I needed to find a nearby place for brunch. There aren’t a ton of options in Gramercy, so I racked my brain as we walked down Third Avenue. After perusing a few menus, we decided on Piccolo Italian Restaurant’s $13 brunch menu […]

Blockheads…for brunch?

Guest Post by Jenni Maier, Editor of the Post Grad Blog

Editor’s note: We love Blockheads and have written about it as a lunch and dinner spot.  Want to know though what goes on at brunch?  Keep reading!

I’m extremely anal (I know, bad word to use in a blog about food) when […]

Great Brunch in Midtown

Guest Blog Post by Jenni Maier, Editor of The Post Grad Blog

I’ve recently read that Cer té (55th between 5th and 6th), a small midtown lunch place, has phenomenalsandwiches. So I checked out their menu and was thrilled to discover they also offer a great brunch (not on Sundays) at reasonably low prices. […]

A French Cafe on the Upper East Side

I seem to generally stick to my three favorite cuisines – Thai, Mexican and Italian – so I thought it’d be best for me to branch out a little and try a French restaurant. Luckily I had a City Shuffle Diner’s Deck to the small French bistro Mon Petit Cafe on the Upper East […]

The Famed Brunch Broke the Bank

I guess I was naïve. I thought that the much hyped brunch at HK Cafe was $13 for your meal and AYCD. I’m an idiot. I figured this out upon arrival, but was met with another little surprise: the price of AYCD has risen to $15. I don’t do brunch very often, so maybe […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost