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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 […]

Solid Meal at Village Lobster and Crabhouse

It’s a tradition at work when a new guy starts, we all go to lunch as a group.  As the only girl in the office and a lover of restaurants, I naturally am the one to pick the place.  This time, I thought we’d try the new Village Lobster and Crabhouse.  The restaurant is […]

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 […]

Affordable Thai Lunch Special in Soho

If you are looking to go out for lunch down in Soho, it can be pretty pricey.  Fortunately, my office has discovered Peep Thai, and it has become our go-to whenever we welcome new employees to the office.

For those on a budget, Peep offers a phenomenal lunch special that cannot be beat.  For […]

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 […]

Happy Hour is Great at Hop Devil Grill

A few weeks back, my friend Dan (who had the pleasure of living next door to me growing up) was in town visiting from Minnesota, and we were trying to narrow down a place to go for drinks.  We decided on Hop Devil Grill in the East Village because it was right in the […]

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