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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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Tons of Deals at Cafetasia

Last night I checked out Cafetasia on 8th St between University and Greene. I picked this Thai spot simply because you could receive 30% off (up to $50) thanks to a Scoutmob code. For those who don’t know Scoutmob, you flash a code on your phone and get 30% off.

Courtesy of Yelp

While looking over […]

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 […]

Disappointing Pad Thai at Red Basil

Over the weekend I was craving Thai, so I decided to order from Seamless ($5 off your first order when you sign up for Seamless!). Anyways, I saw a new Thai place I hadn’t tried before, and tried Red Basil Thai Kitchen.

My delivery showed up in its delivery window.  Off the bat, I […]

Deal Alert! $6.95 Thai Lunch Special!

When I asked what you’d like to see more of on the blog, some of you said lunch specials.  Well if you work or live near 49th Street and 9th Ave, take advantage of this lunch special. V{iv} offers a $6.95 special where you can get an appetizer (like spring rolls and fried calamari) […]

Revisiting the Review: A+ Thai Still Delicious

Earlier this week, Caryn suggested all of us girls grab dinner at A+ Thai.  She had reviewed it on the blog a few years ago, but I had never been. Reasons why we decided to give it a try was because 1) it was still BYOB and had only a $5 corkage fee and […]

Revisiting the Review: 3 Years Later, Bangkok Tasty is Still Tasty

This past weekend when I was visiting the Ditmars area of Astoria, I decided to grab some takeout at Bangkok Tasty. As you may recall if you read this blog back in 2009, Bangkok Tasty was one of my favorite Thai restaurants in the neighborhood.  However, since the restaurant doesn’t deliver to the Broadway […]

Tasty and Historical Food Tour of Little Italy and Chinatown (and a Deal Alert!)

Several months ago Laura (thoughts in italics) and I purchased vouchers for Ahoy NY Tours & Tastings‘ food tour of Little Italy and Chinatown (look below for your own discount). We knew we liked the cuisines that both areas had to offer, but we weren’t sure what to expect of the 3 hour tour. […]

Can’t Go Wrong at Tai Thai

My friends and I were wandering around the LES last weekend looking for a quick dinner to kick off Saturday night. We stumbled upon Tai Thai on 1st Street and were lured in by the chalkboard outside touting $3 beers and $2.50 glasses of wine. The place is small and cutely decorated, but you’d […]

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 […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost