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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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Free Cheese on Friday!

Love cheese like me? According to Gothamist, there are two free cheese events going on Friday, May 15. 

The Cheeses of Europe is hosting a free cheese-tasting event at The French Cheese Board in Midtown from 11am – 7pm Gorilla Cheese NYC is offering free grilled cheeses and mac and cheese samples from 11:30 – 3pm with half-priced […]

Eating Event! Mutz Fest!

As many of you know, I’m a big fan of cheese. This Sunday in Hoboken, swing by the Elk’s Club at 1005 Washington Street for the first annual Mutz Fest. There will be tastings and demos of one of my favorite cheeses – mozzarella. The event is free for kids, but $10 for everyone […]

Giveaway! Win a Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Gift Box

As you all know, I love cheese.  I love cheese so much that my future husband better let me name my kids Brie, Jack and Colby, after my three favorite cheeses.

When Caryn and I were offered a giveaway for a holiday cheese basket, we both jumped on the chance! After all, who doesn’t […]

Deal Alert! Free Drinks and Apps at Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse!

Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse was kind enough to let us know about some weekly promotions they have, and we thought you’d like to know about them as well!

Wine Tasting Wednesday: From 5-7 pm in Manhattan (6-8 pm in Bayside), you can sit up at the bar and take part in a complimentary […]

Who Doesn’t Like Fondue?

My affinity for cheese drew me to Artisanal to try out its Fondue Month, a month-long celebration of fondue made with a different cheese each day. While February has come and gone, you can enjoy Artisanal’s fondue year-round.

I went last Wednesday when the cheese of the day was raclette. Even after many trips […]

Pancake and Fondue Specials (Just Don’t Eat Them Together)

February is Pancake Month at the Clinton St. Baking Company. Voted “Best Pancakes” by New York Magazine, you can enjoy specially-flavored pancakes for breakfast, lunch or dinner on weekdays all month long (the only exception being February 14th). Some particularly interesting flavors include strawberries and champagne zabayon, crunchy banana with cinnamon-chili-chocolate sauce pancakes, and […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost