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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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I’m Still Stuffed from All the Meat at Texas de Brazil NYC

Last week, my fiance and I were invited to try Texas de Brazil in NYC. It’s a fairly new restaurant that opened earlier in 2014 in Midtown East on 60th and 3rd, where the old California Pizza Kitchen used to be.

I have tried churrascaria or Brazilian steakhouse before and it usually for me […]

Ted’s Montana Grill Introduces Brunch

Last weekend, I was invited in to try brunch at Ted’s Montana Grill. It’s a fairly new offering, so I was excited that we would be one of the first to try it. Here are three reasons why you should give it a try too!

1). Location: I always struggle when I’m in midtown […]

Five Reasons Why Pazza Notte is My Girlfriend Go-To

Whether it’s getting together to celebrate an engagement, or just catching up with a girlfriend, Pazza Notte on 56th and 6th is my new girlfriend hangout. Here’s why (and thanks to my gal pal Wix for introducing me to this place!):

1). Two for one martinis- grab two drinks for the price of one […]

Not Sure if A+ is Top of the Class

Last night I wanted to catch up with some high school friends, so we decided on dinner and drinks. Luckily I walked by Thai restaurant A+ the other day and noticed an ever-so-important sign touting “BYOB, no corkage fee.” Well, that sealed the deal for us.

Located in Midtown, it was an easy location […]

Classing It Up At A French Restaurant

About two weeks ago, Caryn (thoughts in italics) and I were invited to try Le Perigord, a French restaurant in Midtown.  While Le Perigord was a classy French establishment, I went in with the mindset that this is a place I’d take my parents (or have them take me) or go on an anniversary […]

Great Brunch in Midtown

Guest Blog Post by Jenni Maier, Editor of The Post Grad Blog

I’ve recently read that Cer té (55th between 5th and 6th), a small midtown lunch place, has phenomenalsandwiches. So I checked out their menu and was thrilled to discover they also offer a great brunch (not on Sundays) at reasonably low prices. […]

Dinner Date With Laura and My Dad

My dad wanted to take “the girl that writes the blog” out to dinner one night during his vacation, and I was more than happy to set that dinner date up. Laura and I met up with my dad at Murphy’s first for a beer (if you dine with Bill, you need to meet […]

May Meze Madness is Magnificent

Caryn (thoughts are in italics) and I headed over to Pera for the “May Meze Madness” on Thursday.  For $9, we were able to sample 3 different appetizers each.  We sat at the bar and sipped on some recommended cocktails.  I tried the pomegranate martini and found it to be pretty good […]

Award Winning Burgers on the Cheap

Guest Post By Rob Longert, Health Conscious Correspondent

Ever get a hankering for a good, greasy burger? Ok, that is a dumb question because we all need some grease now and then.

I was introduced to Five Guys and Fries in my past life prior to my Weight Watchers days (Over the past year […]

It’s pronounced MO-MA…

One of the best things about our new apartment may be the fact that the previous resident never bothered to update her address on all of her magazine subscriptions.  So when New York Magazine’s “Live Well.  Spend Less” issue arrive, my roommates and I devoured the issue – and discovered that the Museum of […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost