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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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Going Greek at Telly’s Taverna

After a full day of moving into my new apartment, my boyfriend and I headed over to Telly’s Taverna on 23rd Ave in Astoria. We were invited in to check out this Greek restaurant by the owner, and I was very excited to try a place I had never visited before in my neighborhood. […]

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,

Courtesy of Amuse Bouche

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

Hanger Steak with Two Sides for $25? I’m in!

A couple weeks ago, I was invited to try Aged on the Upper West Side. Aged actually has two steakhouses, one on Broadway and 88th, and one in Forest Hills, and I was honestly surprised how big Aged was – dimly lit, but lots of tables, perfect for both big parties or dates.

We […]

Delicious Pizza at 900 Degrees

The other day, I had the pleasure of joining Jason from I Dream of Pizza for his monthly pizza club.  Pizza Club is basically a group of Jason’s friends who get together at a pizza joint for some ‘za.

We headed to the West Village to try out 900 Degrees – and if you are […]

Great Korean Barbecue at Shilla

Recently we (Caryn’s thoughts in italics) were fortunate enough to be asked to review two Korean restaurants. We eagerly jumped on the opportunity to try a new cuisine (this was a first for both of us) and headed over to Shilla, a Korean restaurant located in Korea Town, for a spin.  If you aren’t familiar with […]

My New Obsession: Nana Sushi

A few weeks back my former intern Elle told me about a new sushi restaurant that had opened in Murray Hill.  As soon as the words BYOB were out of her mouth, I had plans with my roommate for Saturday night.

My roommate Al and I headed over to Nana Sushi on a Saturday […]

Average Dinner at East of Eighth

Saturday night my roommate and I headed out to dinner with a few friends.  Since two of the six of us live on the West Side, we decided to try the dining scene out on the West Side for once.  About 20 places were booked for the night for a table of six, but […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost