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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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Sugar Freak – My Go To Astoria Brunch Spot

Lately if anyone suggests having brunch in Astoria, I suggest Sugar Freak. Here’s three reasons why this has become my top brunch spot.

1). It includes a complimentary beverage. I’m 28. I don’t need an all you can drink brunch spot anymore, mostly because that

Courtesy of Yelp

means I’ll spend the rest [...]

French Toast Stuffed with Nutella? Yes, Please!

Every time I pass Aroma 31 a block away from me, the restaurant is absolutely empty. After hearing that the place had a brunch special for $12, we decided to check it out – and now I’m wondering how this place is empty.

For $12, you get your choice of a mimosa or sangria with any [...]

Deal Alert! 3-Course Brunch + AYCD Sangria for $19!

Interested in a great brunch this weekend? We’ve reviewed a number of places here, but the brunch special at Don Pedro’s recently caught my eye: $19 for a 3-course brunch AND all-you-can-drink sangria (while you eat, so you can’t linger for hours).

I’m not sure if I’d want to eat so much food while tossing back bottomless drinks, but [...]

AYCD Brunch For Under $20? Yes, Please!

I don’t do brunch too often, but when I do I want to be sure it’s a good time. Some of my favorites include Calle Ocho, Sunburnt Calf, and Van Diemens (have we really not written about Calle Ocho and Van Diemens yet?!). I went with two friends over MLK weekend and Calle Ocho [...]

Eat, Drink, Shop & Be Merry Party (Plus a Deal Alert!)

If you have to spend your precious weekend hours doing some last-minute Christmas shopping, you might as well be eating and drinking while doing it! You can eat brunch, drink holiday cocktails, and shop from vendors around the city as the Eat, Drink, Shop & Be Merry Holiday Brunch Party at Hudson Terrace this Sunday, [...]

5 Reasons Why Harry’s Brunch is 5 Stars

If you’ve seen me at all in the past month, I’ve raved about Harry’s to you.  Frankly, I think it’s one of my favorite brunch spots.  Here’s why:

1). The price: No matter what you order, Harry’s includes all you can drink Kir Royale, Blood Orange Mimosas and Peach

Photo via Yelp

Bellinis. [...]

Fiddlesticks Offers a Great Brunch Deal

If you are looking for a brunch deal that isn’t all you can drink because you want to be productive on a Sunday, consider Fiddlesticks in Greenwich Village.  Caryn and I decided to try it for brunch with a few of our girlfriends last weekend because it offered a fabulous deal.  For $10, we [...]

Stellar AYCD Brunch at the Sunburnt Calf

The Sunburnt Cow is an AYCD New York City brunch institution and its sister restaurant, Bondi Road, is supposed to be great too. Earlier this year the Moo Life Group expanded and opened the Sunburnt Calf on the Upper West Side.  Apparently they all serve the same food with the same prices and specials, [...]

Donnybrook Brunch is Perfect for Lightweights

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After discussing brunch for a few weeks, I decided to meet up with my friend Tim one Sunday for brunch and drinks.  Since it was just the two of us, we knew we didn’t need to take advantage of an all you can drink deal, so when we stumbled into [...]

Deal Alert! More World Cup Specials!

In honor of the US’s victory yesterday, we thought we’d share a few more World Cup specials around the city (again, these are not exactly hard to come by, so we’re just picking out a few that we like).

One of our favorites is at Exchange Bar & Grill in Gramercy. If you’re watching [...]

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