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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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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 […]

Trying Italian in Financial District at Fino Wall Street

Last week, I was invited in to try Fino Wall Street. I’m not even going to tell you where it’s located, because I got incredibly lost trying to get there – I will say, just google Haru Financial District, and Fino Wall Street is located right downstairs.

Since the restaurant is located downtown, it […]

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 […]

Deal Alert! Discounted Prices at Cucina di Pesce!

UPDATE: Here’s the discounted menu and the prices! Some pastas are just $5.95!

Cucina di Pesce is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and tonight through September 13, the restaurant is bringing back its dinner menu from its first few years of opening (1991), including the prices – so expect some discounted meals. I checked […]

A Great Italian Sunday Dinner in Forest Hills

Sometimes readers say that I write about the same neighborhoods repeatedly.  Well folks, I’ve made it out to Forest Hills.

Earlier this month, my boyfriend and I were invited to try La Vigna, an Italian restaurant out in Forest Hills.  Since we live in Queens in Astoria, it was about a 15-minute subway ride, […]

Revisiting the Review: A Taste of Italy at Cucina Di Pesce, Plus 20% Off Your Bill!

This week my boyfriend and I were invited to come back to Cucina Di Pesce (disclosure: we received a comp’d meal).  Caryn had been there a year and a half ago, and we were asked to give it a try.

It was my first time to the restaurant, and after speaking with the […]

Satisfactory Pasta at Spina

Last night, my friend Wix and I were en route to redeem a ScoutMob deal when we discovered the restaurant was closed. Since we were in the mood for pasta, we decided to check out Spina on Ave B.

Spina had a happy hour going on til 8, so we took advantage of a meatball dish – […]

Deal Alert! Cheap Lunch at Lanza’s!

A reader alerted us to this special yesterday afternoon! Unfortunately, it ends today, but if you can make it to Lanza’s from 12- 2:30 today, you are in for a treat. This restaurant, located on 1st Ave and 10th Street, has rolled back its prices in honor of its 108th anniversary.  Chicken Marsala is […]

Revisiting the Review: Ornella’s Offers $10 Pasta and $14.95 Steak Nights

Last week, I happened to be on a date and suggested that we head over to Ornella’s in Astoria.  I hadn’t been in nearly two years, but remembered our meal was fabulous.  When I walked in, I was shocked when the owner recognized me, and was also shocked that it was $10 pasta […]

Deal Alert! Free Wine and Tiramisu at Savoia!

To mark its 10th year, Savoia Restaurant in Carroll Gardens is offering patrons a free glass of wine and serving of tiramisu with each dinner order tomorrow, January 10th from 4:30-6:30 pm. Additionally,  from 5-6 pm there will be free cooking demonstrations and tastings of their signature Rigatoni ala norma (no dinner purchase required) […]

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