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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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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 […]

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 […]

Two Apps + Three Entrees = $12?

Last week I tried a Thai place, Kati, near Stuy Town with an old co-worker (no, not Laura). We decided on Kati because I previously bought a $25 Restaurant.com certificate for it at 80% off (totaling $2), and a financial incentive never hurts.

The place is small and pretty brightly lit, so it’s not an […]

Early Bird Special That’s Not To Be Missed

Toon Thai Cafe just made it cool to dine grandma-style. That’s right, their early bird special is nothing to scoff at. It has to be one of the better deals in the city – $15 for FOUR courses! Every day from 5-7 pm you can enjoy a Thai salad, your choice of appetizer, dinner […]

Food is Not a Gem at Topaz Thai

When our friend Trish was visiting the city from Indiana, we decided to check out a Thai restaurant for dinner, simply because she can’t easily get Thai back home.  Since she was staying over on 54th and 6th, we headed over to the nearby Topaz Thai, thanks to a recommendation from Yelp.

Topaz Thai […]

Did I Order Pad Thai or Lo Mein?

Our little lunch group in the office has expanded from our usual cheap lunch spots – Subway and street carts – and recently began ordering in at least once a week.  Recently, we were attracted to the Thai restaurant Jaiya, because of the lunch specials.

Located in Murray Hill and Long Island City, Jaiya […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost