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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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Delicious Indian Dinner at Tulsi

A couple weeks back, I was invited to try Tulsi, an Indian restaurant right by Grand Central.  When I saw that the restaurant’s executive chef is a Michelin star chef, I had to give it a try.

My boyfriend and I checked it out, and while I’m not one to notice the decor, I […]

Deal Alert! 50% off the Menu at Bengal Tiger Indian!

According to Midtown Lunch (and the restaurant’s website), you can save 50% today at Bengal Tiger Indian, in honor of their grand opening. The restaurant is located on 56th St between 5th and 6th. Looks like they have a lunch combo for $8 and a dinner combo for $10, so this would make for […]

My First Trip to Curry Hill

Courtesy of Yelp – the Interior

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 […]

Great Indian Food at UES’s Tandoor Oven

Let me preface this post by saying I’ve had Indian four times in my entire life – twice in London on the infamous Brick Lane, and twice here in NYC.  When I got invited to Tandoor Oven on the Upper East Side on 83rd between Lexington and 3rd, I was excited to expand my […]

Deal Alert! $5 Curry at Go Go Curry!

May 5 is Go Go Curry’s 5th Birthday.  To celebrate, from 10:55 am to 9:55 pm on Saturday, swing by their two locations to get  a single size curry for $5 (reg.price 5.55 to 7.50) with 5 free topping coupons. Also, lucky 5, 55th, 155th, 255th, 355th, 455th, 555th customers will win  GO GO CURRY Original T-shirts.  The two locations […]

Deal Alert! Free Chicken Biryani!

According to Midtown Lunch, Bombay Palace is offering free servings of their signature chicken biryani from noon to 3pm. You don’t have to order anything else, but note that this is dine-in only.

Deal Alert! Tabla’s Indian Summer Party!

Caryn tried Tabla’s Bread Bar a few years ago, and really enjoyed it.  Sadly, Tabla will be shutting its doors on December 30, and if you’d like to wish the restaurant and its patio a proper goodbye, swing by tonight from 5-7 pm for an Indian Summer party.  According to the Facebook page and […]

Deal Alert! Tacos, Pigs and 5 Course Meals!

If your perfect Sunday consists more of cheap eats rather than NFL playoffs, take advantage of these three great deals.

Mayahuel, down on 6th Street between 2nd and 1st ave, offers $1 tacos from 2 p.m. to midnight on Sundays.  Tacos typically cost $12, so get them on Sunday! According to Eater, Double Crown […]

Tabla’s Street Cart Did Not Impress

After a fun, work-approved outdoor excursion to Madison Square Park last Friday, a few of us decided to stop by Tabla‘s street cart for lunch. On paper this sounds like a great idea – a fantastic restaurant offering its food at the street cart level for a quick lunch – but unfortunately it doesn’t […]

Bread Bar and Tabla’s 10: Two Great Reasons to Enjoy Indian Food

Since I didn’t get around to writing about Bread Bar last week, I figured I’d combine this into one entry. Apologies again, I have no photos.

Two weeks ago I went to Tabla‘s Bread Bar to celebrate a friend’s birthday and I was taken with it. I’d been dying to try Danny Meyer‘s spin […]

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