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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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$2.50 Beers at the Bravest? Yes, Please

One of my favorite bars hands down is the Bravest located on 38th and 2nd.  In fact, I’ve spent my last two Fridays there and I’ve been pretty impressed that we were able to score a table on both occasions.

I like the Bravest because beers are cheap.  No matter what time of day or […]

Gorilla Cheese NYC: Most Disappointing Meal of 2011

Congratulations, Gorilla Cheese NYC.  You win the most disappointing meal I’ve had in 2011.

Gorilla Cheese is a new grilled cheese truck that launched a few weeks back.  When it parked outside my office the other day, I quickly saved the lunch I brought in for the next day, and headed to the truck […]

Spunto Makes a Great Lunch Spot

Caryn and I don’t see each other nearly as often as we’d like, so when she was by my office the other day, she suggested we meet up for lunch.  Since we’re both bargain hunters, Spunto was the perfect spot for a sit-down lunch because of its affordable lunch menu.

Now Spunto is the […]

Hummus and More at Nanoosh

As a contributor to hyperlocal news site Nearsay, I’m invited to check out different events that are part of the site’s concierge program where they reward contributors.  When I saw an opportunity to dine at Nanoosh, a Mediterranean establishment in the East Village, I decided to take advantage of this offer.

I headed over […]

Fabulous Taqueria in Flatiron

I was invited to try a new taqueria in Flatiron, so on Friday night, my roommate and I headed to Choza Taqueria on Madison between 27th and 28th.

Now, you may have heard of Choza before if you work downtown.  There is a Choza down by the Brooklyn Bridge as part of the open […]

Loving the Sandwiches at Local

For lunch yesterday,  my office decided to change it up and instead of our usual Subway run, we went to Local.  Local is a little cafe in “South Village” as Yelp calls it.   The place is small with about three tables, but if you work in the area, it is great for a […]

Me Gusta Vamos

I love Mexican food, so when I was asked to plan a work event, I immediately thought of a great deal I read about at Vamos, on 20th and 1st.  All day on Monday, you can get all you can eat tacos and a margarita for $19.

We were seated inside the restaurant since […]

Decent Lunch Special at Il Corallo Trattoria

The other day my co-workers and I decided to take advantage of the nice weather and find a spot where we could dine outside.  While walking up the streets of Soho, we couldn’t find an affordable spot with outdoor dining (suggestions welcomed), so instead my co-worker Wells directed us to Il Corallo Trattoria, promising […]

Delicious Sandwiches at Lamazou

When looking for a place to grab lunch the other day, I decided to check out Yelp for some great sandwich shops in the Murray Hill area.  Luckily, I stumbled across Lamazou.

Lamazou is a little cheese shop, located on 3rd between 26th and 27th that has imported treats from around the world – […]

Expanding Our Culinary Horizons with Cuban

Last week, my co-worker Alicia suggested that we visit Tina’s Cuban Cuisine after reading about it in Time Out New York’s Cheap Eats Issue.  I’ve tried Cuban cuisine in the past, and was not a big fan, but figured I’d give it one more try before I crossed it off my list.  Our co-worker […]

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