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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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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 […]

Reminder: Choice Streets Tickets Still on Sale

One of my favorite food events of the year – and quite possibly my favorite – is happening in two weeks –  Choice Streets! Held on the Intrepid on Tuesday, May 5, guests will enjoy samplings from 20+ food trucks and free drinks from 8-11pm. Tickets are $55 and last year, you got passport so you […]

Coming Up! The Big Cheesy – Grilled Cheese Event!

A few weeks ago, I went to the Mac Daddy event at Openhouse Gallery on Mulberry between Kenmare and Spring. I was able to sample 6 different mac and cheeses, and enjoy two Goose Island beers. I left stuffed, and am embarrassed to admit it, but I couldn’t even finish that second beer – […]

Mac and Cheese Event This Sunday – The Mac Daddy!

I LOVE mac and cheese. If you do too, consider checking out this event this weekend – The Mac Daddy. Held this Sunday, March 29, swing by the Mac Daddy at Openhouse Gallery on Mulberry between Kenmare and Spring to sample different mac and cheese dishes from restaurants around the city. Tickets are $30, and […]

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: […]

Try the New Flats at Potbelly

Reader Ludmila sent this over to me – on March 16 from 6-7:30pm, you can head to a few Potbelly locations in the city to try their new thin multi-grain flats. In order to attend at one of the three locations, you must RSVP. RSVP details and locations can be found […]

It’s Pancake Month at Clinton Street Baking Company

February means it’s pancake month at Clinton St. Baking Company. You can enjoy specially-flavored pancakes for breakfast, lunch or dinner on weekdays (Monday-Friday) all month long, from 8am – 4pm, and then from 6pm – 11pm.  Honestly, February 18 and 19 excites me the most – see the menu to the right.

I tried pancake month […]

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 […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost