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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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So-So Meal at Stecchino

My girlfriends and I headed to Stecchino recently for dinner. Why? It’s in Hell’s Kitchen so easy for all of us to get home and they were offering a Groupon deal – for $75, we got 4 drinks, 2 appetizers and 4 entrees. There weren’t many restrictions on the Groupon, except you couldn’t order [...]

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 [...]

Satisfactory Pasta at Spina

Last night, my friend Wix and I were en route to redeem a ScoutMob deal when we discovered the restaurant was closed. Since we were in the mood for pasta, we decided to check out Spina on Ave B.

Spina had a happy hour going on til 8, so we took advantage of a meatball dish – [...]

Great Beer Special, Okay Wings at Dillingers

For years, I had been reading about a $10 pitcher and 25 cent wing special every Tuesday at Dillingers here in Astoria. Dillingers is a little big off the beaten path, on 30th Ave but around 46th Street.

My friend and I arrived on Tuesday around 8pm and it was packed.  I initially thought [...]

Decent Meal at Mason Jar

The other night, a couple of my girlfriends (including Caryn) and I were looking to get dinner together in Murray Hill.  We thought we’d try Mason Jar, mainly because we were able to get a $25 restaurant.com gift certificate there for $4.50 with a coupon code (so each of would spend $1, and get [...]

Solid Meal at Village Lobster and Crabhouse

It’s a tradition at work when a new guy starts, we all go to lunch as a group.  As the only girl in the office and a lover of restaurants, I naturally am the one to pick the place.  This time, I thought we’d try the new Village Lobster and Crabhouse.  The restaurant is [...]

Thai in Tribeca

A few weeks back, my friend Yael and I decided to meet for lunch in between our offices.  With my office in Soho, and hers in FiDi, we decided to settle on Tribeca.  Since Yael was craving Thai, we figured 35 Thai might be a safe bet – considering it was one of the [...]

Tacos Morelos is Mas o Menos

After a night at Brooklyn Bowl, I smelled tacos on the walk back to the L, and immediately informed my friend Tim that if we found a taco truck, we had to stop.  And then on the corner of North 7th and Bedford Ave, right near the Salvation Army, was Tacos Morelos.

While the [...]

Skip Park Ave Summer For Restaurant Week

To kick off Restaurant Week, I headed to Park Ave Summer on Monday with a few of my girlfriends.  I’ve raved about Park Ave Winter before and have claimed that it was one of my better Restaurant Week experiences.  As a result, I was looking forward to trying their summer menu, since the menu [...]

Decent Lunch Special at Il Corallo Trattoria

The other day my co-workers and I decided to take advantage of the nice weather and find a spot where we could dine outside.  While walking up the streets of Soho, we couldn’t find an affordable spot with outdoor dining (suggestions welcomed), so instead my co-worker Wells directed us to Il Corallo Trattoria, promising [...]

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