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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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Sugar Freak – My Go To Astoria Brunch Spot

Lately if anyone suggests having brunch in Astoria, I suggest Sugar Freak. Here’s three reasons why this has become my top brunch spot.

1). It includes a complimentary beverage. I’m 28. I don’t need an all you can drink brunch spot anymore, mostly because that

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means I’ll spend the rest […]

So-So Meal at Stecchino

My girlfriends and I headed to Stecchino recently for dinner. Why? It’s in Hell’s Kitchen so easy for all of us to get home and they were offering a Groupon deal – for $75, we got 4 drinks, 2 appetizers and 4 entrees. There weren’t many restrictions on the Groupon, except you couldn’t order […]

Beet: A Grown-Up Spot on the UES

A few weeks back, I was invited to try Beet, a new American restaurant on the UES on 2nd between 84th and 85th.  As someone who used to live on the UES, this restaurant felt like a grown up restaurant in the neighborhood, different than one of the restaurants that has a huge bar […]

Tons of Deals at Cafetasia

Last night I checked out Cafetasia on 8th St between University and Greene. I picked this Thai spot simply because you could receive 30% off (up to $50) thanks to a Scoutmob code. For those who don’t know Scoutmob, you flash a code on your phone and get 30% off.

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While looking over […]

If You Like Bacon, You’ll Love Baconery

A few weeks back, my boyfriend and I went on one of our How About We dates to Baconery on Columbus between 104th and 105th Street. Everything served at Baconery has bacon in it.

Baconery could best be considered as a bakery or a café, where you can order items to go at the […]

A Taste of Thai in Murray Hill

A few weeks back I was invited to E-San Thai to try some of their dishes. After going to check out the new Disney movie Oz in Kips Bay with the BF (for free, thanks to How About We), we decided to swing by this spot for dinner.

The restaurant was empty at 9:30 […]

My First Trip to Curry Hill

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Last night a friend and I decided to grab dinner in Murray Hill, and figured the perfect place to go was somewhere in Curry Hill. We ended up at Chote Nawab on Lexington between 27th and 28th Street.

What I liked about Chote Nawab was the modern […]

A Taste of China in Times Square

Often, my friends and I head to a Broadway show, and we struggle where to eat dinner beforehand. Our concern is we want to go somewhere that can get us out in an hour, has good food, and isn’t over run with tourists. Earlier this month, I was invited in to try Grand Sichuan, […]

5 Reasons to Check Out Tufino Pizzeria Napoletana

Last week, my fabulous friend Bradley at Amuse*Bouche invited me to a blogger tasting with some Astoria folks at this new pizza spot off of Ditmars and 36th Street,

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Tufino Pizzeria Napoletana. After trying six types of pizza, a fried calzone and much more, here are five reasons why you […]

Obsessed with Antika in Astoria

After I saw Antika Pizzeriapop up in Astoria, I was looking forward to my first visit. We checked it out last Thursday, and I could not have

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been happier with my visit.

Our group of five was sat a circle table (my favorite for when you are out with […]

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