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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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Get ‘Em Before Price Goes Up – Pub Crawl Tickets

Last year, Caryn, myself and several of our co-workers and friends went to a Cinco de Mayo pub crawl, which forever will be known to us as Tres De Mayo.  We had a great time during the event and fondly remember it as one of the best days of spring.  Well folks, the pub [...]

Burgers, Pancakes, and LES, Oh My

Joint Post by Caryn and Laura, Caryn’s Thoughts in Italics

After writing about the pancake special at Clinton St. Baking Company earlier this month, we clearly had to swing by to check the restaurant out. We headed over with a few of our friends on a Tuesday night. With a group of 5, we [...]

Quiznos – Discriminating Against New Yorkers

After posting about the Million Sub giveaway at Quiznos yesterday, I was so excited to not have to worry about packing a lunch to take to work, and instead get to have a free meal.  I was so excited that I even registered for two Quiznos coupons and sifted through my spam folder to [...]

Get a Good Deal this Mardi Gras

Looking to head out this evening for Mardi Gras?  Before leaving the office and indulging in some drinks and appetizers, be sure to check out this guide to see which bars will have Mardi Gras parties and what drinks will be on special.

Caryn and I, on the other hand, will not be at [...]

Move Over Thai – I’ll Try Vietnamese

After weeks of reviewing pad thai places, I decided to expand my horizons and try something new – Vietnamese.  I didn’t want to give up pad thai, but after my friend Doug referred to our blog as 89thandthai.com, I figured it was time to make a change.

So on Sunday night, we headed over [...]

Deal Alert! Free Subs at Quiznos

This deal alert just came in from McKenna, a “poor college student” who works with us part-time: Quiznos is giving away 1 million free subs! All you need to do is register online and you’ll receive a confirmation email with your coupon. Apparently you’ll be able to pass on your free sub coupon [...]

It’s Not Easy to Beat This Burger Deal

Now I’m not saying it can’t be beat, but Choice Kitchen is definitely offering one of the better burger deals in Manhattan: a burger, fries and beer for $10…oh yeah, and the food is really good too. Wined and Dined has a great compilation of burger and beer specials, and from the rave reviews [...]

Better Than Subway’s $5 Footlong?

My sister and I needed to find a quick place to grab a bite before she headed to Penn Station to catch a train, so I suggested trying the new sandwich shop Defonte’s of Brooklyn. It just opened up on 21st and 3rd, so it couldn’t be closer to me. Technically it doesn’t open [...]

Middle Eastern Food, Strike 2

Headed over to Turkish Kitchen for dinner the other night because we had a 20% off coupon.  I won’t leave you in suspense – I’m starting to think I might not like Middle Eastern food that isn’t served from a street cart.

I walked into Turkish Kitchen, and immediately smelled a whiff of B.O.  [...]

Where’s the rest of the sour cream?

While researching Happy Hour specials before Yelp’s Inaugural Ball last month, I came across Still’s Tuesday night deal. Although we didn’t try it that night, I kept it in mind for a future Tuesday, and last night I had the chance to check it out.

Still offers a pretty incredible deal: $1 Bud/Bud Light [...]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost