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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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$1 Fish Tacos Every Thursday at Dempsey’s Pub

Last week I told you about some of the great happy hour deals at Dempsey’s Pub in the East Village, on 2nd Ave and East 4th Street. Here’s another deal that they have going on

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all night Thursday. Swing in for $1 fish tacos all night long. […]

I’m Back! Plus Happy Hour Deals at Dempsey’s!

So if you have been checking this blog for updates and realized there haven’t been any…I’m sorry! I got married a few weeks back and then went on my honeymoon, hence the lack of posts. Normally when I go away, I post a bunch in advance, but between wedding planning and finishing work, there […]

Get Your Hands Dirty at Mermaid Inn’s Crab Boil

A few weeks back, I was craving seafood, so met my friend Jess at Mermaid Inn, on 88th and Amsterdam. We didn’t intend to go for the

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crab boil, but it just so happened this special was going on.  For $26, we were able to get a bucket of steamed Maryland […]

Restaurant Week Meal was Mucha Buena at Yerba Buena

I’ve been cutting back on Restaurant Week lately and have been choosing to do just one or two dinners to not go too overboard with my wallet. This week, my friend and I tried Yerba Buena in the East Village, a restaurant featuring Latin cuisine. Wish I could tell you how we ended up […]

Revisiting the Review: A Taste of Italy at Cucina Di Pesce, Plus 20% Off Your Bill!

This week my boyfriend and I were invited to come back to Cucina Di Pesce (disclosure: we received a comp’d meal).  Caryn had been there a year and a half ago, and we were asked to give it a try.

It was my first time to the restaurant, and after speaking with the […]

Sometimes I Need to Just Dance at Bowery Electric

Ask Caryn, and she’ll probably give you a different review of this spot, but if I need to dance it out, the first place I’m going is Bowery Electric.

Frankly, it has everything I hate – a line to get in, it’s crowded and there’s a special section that is the best spot in […]

Mediocre Italian Meal in the East Village

Last week, my friends and I decided to catch up over dinner.  We all agreed that we wanted to be on the East side, and before I knew it, we planned on Via Della Pace.  We scooped up a restaurant.com gift certificate at a 70% off discount and were ready to enjoy our meal.

We […]

Cucina Di Pesca’s Happy Hour Delights!

This past weekend my boyfriend and I used a LivingSocial voucher to try out the Italian restaurant Cucina Di Pesca in the East Village.  We had some time to kill before our reservation and I remembered reading about a happy hour on the website, so we decided to see what it entailed.

Grabbing a […]

5 Fro-Yo Flavors + 15 Toppings = 16 Handles

A couple weeks back, I made the trip to 16 Handles with my old roommate Crystal.  If you aren’t familiar, 16 Handles is in the East Village on 2nd Ave between 9th and 10th.  Unlike other fro-yo shops, 16 Handles gives you full control of making your sundae, and charges you by the weight, […]

Delicious DIY Japanese Barbecue at Gyu Kaku

Guest Post and Photography by Katie Miervaldis, Red Headed Correspondent

Have you ever wanted to be on Top Chef, but feared Padma’s judgment and Tom Calicio’s piercing blue eyes?

Well I have and if you’re like me, Gyu-Kaku, a Japanese BBQ joint in the East Village, just might be your heaven.  It has all the exotic […]

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