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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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Brunch Deal at Galway Pub

I stopped in my tracks when I saw an ad walking down 36th Street yesterday.

Galway Pub located on 36th between 5th and Madison has a great brunch deal on Saturday – for $20, enjoy unlimited mimosas or bloody marys plus a brunch entree. Deal runs from 11:30 am – 3:30 […]

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

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means I’ll spend the rest […]

Coming Up! $20 Brunch with Bottomless Pints!

On August 10, 5 Napkin Burger in Astoria is throwing a Bacon, Keg & Cheese Party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bottomless pints and a special bacon, egg, and cheese brunch burger will cost $20 for guests sitting on the patio. 5 Napkin is located on 35th Ave and 36th Street. Here’s our review of […]

Coming Up! Kegs and Eggs Party!

Come out to 5 Napkin Burger in Astoria tomorrow, April 27, for a Kegs and Eggs party. Sit outside on the new patio, and for $20, enjoy bottomless pints from 11am – 2pm and bring your shades because Saturday is supposed to be a beautiful day!   You must sit outside to get this deal.

There […]

Deal Alert! $13.50 Brunch Special – With Unlimited Drinks!

My friend Tim is a big fan of the boozy brunch. Earlier this week, he shared his favorite brunch spot with me, and boy, was I surprised at how much of a steal this is!

Epstein’s on the Lower East Side (on Stanton between Allen and Orchard) offers a $13.50 brunch every Sunday.  This […]

French Toast Stuffed with Nutella? Yes, Please!

Every time I pass Aroma 31 a block away from me, the restaurant is absolutely empty. After hearing that the place had a brunch special for $12, we decided to check it out – and now I’m wondering how this place is empty.

For $12, you get your choice of a mimosa or sangria with any […]

Deal Alert! 3-Course Brunch + AYCD Sangria for $19!

Interested in a great brunch this weekend? We’ve reviewed a number of places here, but the brunch special at Don Pedro’s recently caught my eye: $19 for a 3-course brunch AND all-you-can-drink sangria (while you eat, so you can’t linger for hours).

I’m not sure if I’d want to eat so much food while tossing back bottomless drinks, but […]

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 […]

Eat, Drink, Shop & Be Merry Party (Plus a Deal Alert!)

If you have to spend your precious weekend hours doing some last-minute Christmas shopping, you might as well be eating and drinking while doing it! You can eat brunch, drink holiday cocktails, and shop from vendors around the city as the Eat, Drink, Shop & Be Merry Holiday Brunch Party at Hudson Terrace this Sunday, […]

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