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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 Your Hands Dirty at Mermaid Inn’s Crab Boil

A few weeks back, I was craving seafood, so met my friend Jess at Mermaid Inn, on 88th and Amsterdam. We didn’t intend to go for the

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crab boil, but it just so happened this special was going on.  For $26, we were able to get a bucket of steamed Maryland [...]

Deal Alert! 1954 Prices Tonight at Veselka!

Here’s a place that I guarantee will be crowded tonight from 6 – 6:54 pm – Veselka, located on 2nd Ave and 9th Street. According to Grub Street, you’ll enjoy prices from 1954 tonight, so that means 25 cent egg creams, $1.50 pierogies and more. Check out the menu below.

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Fabulous Freebie! Free Coffee in Astoria!

  This just in from our friends at We Heart Astoria! Caffino on Crescent and 30th   Ave is offering a free single origin drip coffee from 9am – 2pm on Thursday.

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 [...]

This Weekend: Big Apple Barbecue

This weekend is the Big Apple BBQ.  From 11am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, head to Madison Square Park and you’ll see dozens of BBQ vendors from across the country.  Admission to the event is free, but if you want to eat ribs, brisket or pork, it’s just $9 a plate.  To further [...]

My Favorite Meal of 2014: Comodo

I know there have been a lack of reviews on the blog lately – I haven’t been going out to dinner nearly as much as I did a few

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years ago, and when I do, it’s to my old favorites. When my client came to town a [...]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Egg Cremes in Brooklyn!

Swing by Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain today in Brooklyn Heights (513 Henry St between Sackett & Union) for a free egg creme, plus ice cream tastings from Adirondack Creamery. These freebies are available anytime from 10am – 10pm, with music from 7-9pm. All of this is in celebration of a new book, The [...]

Five Dishes You Should Order at Bagatelle

Last month, I was fortunate enough to attend a blogger tasting at Bagatelle in the Meatpacking District.  It was an incredible experience where we were able to try essentially the entire menu, which consists of French and Mediterranean fare. We dined family style, and just when you thought you had enough to eat, another round [...]

Deal Alert! $10 Lunch at Pop @ Pod!

Swing by the recently opened Pop @ Pod on 51st between 2nd and 3rd for a $10 lunch special. From 11am-5pm daily (all week!), you’ll be able to enjoy for $10:

Select your choice of classic sliders (Original, Gobble Gobble, Invisible Burger) A pint of draft beer  (like Voodoo Pillzilla or Captain Lawrence [...]

Giveaway! Win Concert Tickets at Carnegie Hall!

CONGRATS TO MIKE AND LIZ (#11 and #13)

Guess what? We’re giving away two tickets to two Carnegie Hall concerts! One lucky winner will see Of Life and Liberty on Sunday, January 19th at 2pm and another winner will see The Music of Karl Jenkins on Monday, January 20th at 7:30pm. These tickets are courtesy of Distinguished Concerts [...]

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