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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

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means I’ll spend the rest [...]

Coming Up! Keg Party at Katch!

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Normally I wouldn’t tell you about something happening on Sunday until Friday, but given that you are all probably trying to coordinate Labor Day weekend plans (how is it nearly September already?!?!?!) figured I’d flag this keg party to you now.

This Sunday, for $20, you can enjoy all you can drink beers from [...]

Going Greek at Telly’s Taverna

After a full day of moving into my new apartment, my boyfriend and I headed over to Telly’s Taverna on 23rd Ave in Astoria. We were invited in to check out this Greek restaurant by the owner, and I was very excited to try a place I had never visited before in my neighborhood. [...]

Coming Up! $20 Brunch with Bottomless Pints!

On August 10, 5 Napkin Burger in Astoria is throwing a Bacon, Keg & Cheese Party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bottomless pints and a special bacon, egg, and cheese brunch burger will cost $20 for guests sitting on the patio. 5 Napkin is located on 35th Ave and 36th Street. Here’s our review of [...]

Deal Alert! Two Reasons to Visit 5 Napkin Burger!

I’ve told you all about 5 Napkin Burger before (which has a few locations in NYC, including Hell’s Kitchen and Union Square), but here are two reasons to check out the Astoria location on 36th Street and 35th Ave.

Food and Drink Happy Hour:  The food portion of happy hour was just launched, and [...]

5 Reasons to Check Out Tufino Pizzeria Napoletana

Last week, my fabulous friend Bradley at Amuse*Bouche invited me to a blogger tasting with some Astoria folks at this new pizza spot off of Ditmars and 36th Street,

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Tufino Pizzeria Napoletana. After trying six types of pizza, a fried calzone and much more, here are five reasons why you [...]

Deal Alert! Pitchers and Wings Deal for NFL Playoff Games!

Usually a pitcher of beer is $18 at The Garden @ Studio Square, the “new” beer garden in Astoria, so when I saw this deal float in my inbox, I had to tell you guys about it. If you are planning on watching the NFL playoff games at a bar this weekend or next [...]

Obsessed with Antika in Astoria

After I saw Antika Pizzeriapop up in Astoria, I was looking forward to my first visit. We checked it out last Thursday, and I could not have

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been happier with my visit.

Our group of five was sat a circle table (my favorite for when you are out with [...]

Christos Steakhouse is a Great Place for a Special Occasion

Last Friday, my boyfriend, Chris, and I decided to go to Christos Steakhouse in Astoria (disclosure: I was invited in to try it). I’ve lived in Astoria for more than 2 years, and have dated my fair share of dudes in the neighborhood, and had never even heard of the place. Located on 41st [...]

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 [...]

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