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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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Three Food Trucks You Need to Visit This Summer

A few weeks back, I went to the Choice Streets event, which is a ticketed event where you can try samples from 20+ food trucks which are parked on the Intrepid. I’ve been a huge fan of Choice Streets – I like it because it’s outside, you don’t feel cramped like other food events […]

My Top Picks from Choice Eats

Last Friday, I went to Village Voice’s Choice Eats event. Held at the Metropolitan Pavilion, I was able to try samples from 60+ restaurants from around the city. Here were my top picks that I recommend you check out:

Rubirosa: Located on Mulberry between Prince and Spring, this restaurant served a delicious osso buco […]

Choice Streets Pre-Sale Starts Today

I haven’t even written my recap post from Choice Eats yet (coming soon!) but today at 10am, Village Voice will start a pre-sale for Choice Streets tickets, if you use the code STREETSEM.  Ticket sales for the general public start March 25 at noon.

What is Choice Streets? Held on the Intrepid on Tuesday, May […]

How to Survive a Food Event

Today marks my favorite food event of the year – Choice Eats (and tickets are still available!)! With more than 68 restaurants offering samples tonight from 7-10pm at Metropolitan Pavilion (General admission hours), it’s easy to get stuffed – so we’re here to tell you how to survive a food event.

Pair off: […]

Village Voice Choice Eats – Pre-Sale Begins Today

One of my favorite food events of the year is the Village Voice Choice Eats.  This event is basically a food festival where you’ll enjoy samples from 50 different restaurants, complimentary craft beer pairings, wine and liquor beverages and a dessert sampling. This year, the event will be hosted on Friday, March 13 from 7-10pm at […]

My Top Picks from Choice Streets

Last week, I went to the Choice Streets event, which is a ticketed event where you can try samples from 20+ food trucks which are parked on the Intrepid. This year the event was a little different and guests got passports, so that everyone could get a sample at each truck. Here were my […]

Favorite Spots from Choice Eats, Plus Choice Street Tickets On Sale This Week

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Last Tuesday, I went to Village Voice’s Choice Eats event. I describe this event as my Christmas – so many samples you get to try from different restaurants all over the city. I ate my way through 80+ food vendors, but here’s my top 5 that I recommend you […]

Tasty and Historical Food Tour of Little Italy and Chinatown (and a Deal Alert!)

Several months ago Laura (thoughts in italics) and I purchased vouchers for Ahoy NY Tours & Tastings‘ food tour of Little Italy and Chinatown (look below for your own discount). We knew we liked the cuisines that both areas had to offer, but we weren’t sure what to expect of the 3 hour tour. […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost