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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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Try the Meatballs at fresh&co

I know, the title of this post sounds funny as you’d probably expect me to suggest trying the meatballs at an Italian restaurant (like a Luigi’s, Vincenzo’s) but I’ve been raving about these meatballs ever since I tried them right before Memorial Day.

fresh&co recently partnered with Donatella Arpaia and are offering her meatballs – a third-generation […]

We Tried It: Pret A Manger’s Power Lunch

A few weeks ago, I was invited to try a new lunch at Pret A Manger. Normally I bring my lunch and eat at my desk, but since the folks at Pret were kind enough to send me a gift card, I headed over to the 33rd and Park location to give one of their […]

Deal Alert! $3 Lunches!

According to Midtown Lunch, Cowgirl Catering is offering $3 lunches today in honor of their 19th anniversary. Lunch will be $3 from 11:30am to 3pm and they will hand out free hors d’ouvres to people waiting in line. Cowgirl Catering is the company behind Gourmet 53 and is located in the basement food court of […]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Lunch at Times Square or Madison Square Park!

Want free lunch today? If you work near Madison Square Park (5th Ave and 23rd Street) or Times Square (Broadway and 42nd), you can get a free meal thanks to this promotion for the new BBC Show, No Kitchen Required.  You must like No Kitchen Required on Facebook or TWEET #NoKitchenRequired and show your […]

Potbelly: My New Sandwich Go-To

A few years ago, Quiznos was all the rage, and then it was the $5 footlong at Subway.  Now my friends, we have Potbelly.  Potbelly is a Chicago-sandwich chain, that specializes in the art of a warm, toasted sandwich.

When you walk in, you have your choice of some pre-selected sandwiches on a menu, […]

Coming Up! $20 Two-Course Lunches!

We normally wouldn’t plan on telling you about a prix-fixe lunch promotion a week in advance, but since only four restaurants are participating, we figured we’d give you the heads up so you can make a reservation! Chase Sapphire is throwing a promo called Haute Lunch at 4 NYC restaurants next week.  For $20, […]

Deal Alert! Dress Like a Cow and Get Free Chick-fil-A!

According to Chick-fil-A, tomorrow is Cow Appreciation Day and the only way to properly celebrate such a bizarre occasion is to dress as a cow from “head to hoof.” This only seems logical. As a reward for your dedication to the cow, you’ll receive a free meal. And if you’re a “little chicken” as they put […]

Milk Street Cafe Opens Tomorrow – Plus a Deal Alert!

Earlier this month, Caryn (thoughts in italics) and I were invited to a press preview of Milk Street Café.  This is essentially a food hall (fancy way of us saying cafeteria) located in the Trump Building at 40 Wall Street that is opening on Thursday.  There are several different stations inside the hall – […]

Deal Alert! Get Lunch Today In Midtown for $1!

LivingSocial is launching Instant Deals, an iPhone or Android app that allows you to find immediately available deals within a 0.5 mile radius using your smartphone (think Tenka). I can get frustrated having to wait a few days until a deal goes through or closes before I can redeem my voucher, so this is […]

Deal Alert! Get a SeamlessWeb Discount for Restaurant Reviews!

SeamlessWeb is anxious for your feedback on your dining experiences, so to encourage you to take a few minutes and report back on your meal/service, they’re offering an incentive! Between now and April 15th, they’ll give you a 10% discount code to use on the site for each review that you write, up to […]

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