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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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New Lunch Spot: EXKi on 28th and Madison

I’ve worked over on 30th and Park for a few years (and previously 32nd and Park), so was very excited when I saw a new spot pop up in the neighborhood – EXKi on 28th and Madison. It took me awhile though to make it in- my fiance and I have been really trying to […]

Free Coffee at New Exki

I walked by Exki, a new restaurant on Madison and 28th Street today. There was a sign in the window that said “come on in, take a photo and get a complimentary coffee.”

If my hair wasn’t wet from the gym and I wasn’t in a rush to get to work, I would have […]

Hill and Bay Celebrates Anniversary with Specials

Hill and Bay at the corner of 32nd and 2nd is celebrating its first anniversary with specials  all week long. Enjoy two happy hours from 4-7pm and 10pm -til close. Thanks to our former co-blogger Caryn for sharing this tip!

Deal Alert! $1 Mac and Cheese Today at S’MAC!

Love mac and cheese? In celebration of S’MAC’s 8th birthday today, they are offering the All-American Nosh for $1.00 (Regular, Gluten-Free or Vegan) at their Murray Hill (33rd between Lex and 3rd) and East Village (12th between 1st and 2nd) locations. Note this is a limit of one per person and you cannot do delivery […]

Coming Up! Brother Jimmy’s Valentine’s Schmalentine’s Day Party!

There have been plenty of years that I’ve spent V-Day solo, chugging drinks in a bar. 

If you are going to do that again this 14th, here’s where you should drink – Brother Jimmy’s in Murray Hill (31st and Lexington). Why? Cheap drinks.

This Valentine’s Day, enjoy FREE shots of Baron Tequila with every […]

Coming Up! Brother Jimmy’s Anniversary Party with Free Food – PLUS Giveaway!


Tuesday marks the 5th anniversary of Brother Jimmy’s in Murray Hill on Lexington and 31st and to celebrate, they are giving out FREE food from 4-7pm on Tuesday, August 20. Brother Jimmy’s Backyard BBQ Block Party will feature free concession stands to anyone passing by with enough food […]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Meat Pies at Pie Face!

Today, enjoy free meat pies from Pie Face in exchange for some social media love. From noon to midnight, get a BBQ pulled pork pie at any Pie Face location for the price of a hashtag.  Show Pie Face some love on Twitter @PieFaceUSA, Facebook, or Instagram, and they’ll love right back with a BBQ Pulled Pork pie. Just tag @piefaceusa, or post directly […]

Deal Alert! $1 Mac and Cheese at S’MAC!

In honor of S’MAC’s 7th Birthday, you can snag the All-American mac and cheese (think regular mac and cheese) for $1 today! You’ll be able to get the nosh size for this price – trust me, it’s enough for lunch. Participating locations are 33rd between Lex and 3rd, and 12th between 1st and 2nd.


Fabulous Freebie! Free Thai Samples at E-San Thai!

Remember yesterday when I told you about E-San Thai? Swing by E-San Thai today, March 26 from 3-5 pm in Murray Hill on 2nd Ave between 34th and 35th Street for a free sample of the following treats:

Whole sea bass Volcanic shrimp Green mango salad Chicken curry puff Steamed chicken dumpling Thai fish […]

A Taste of Thai in Murray Hill

A few weeks back I was invited to E-San Thai to try some of their dishes. After going to check out the new Disney movie Oz in Kips Bay with the BF (for free, thanks to How About We), we decided to swing by this spot for dinner.

The restaurant was empty at 9:30 […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost