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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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Delicious Indian Dinner at Tulsi

A couple weeks back, I was invited to try Tulsi, an Indian restaurant right by Grand Central.  When I saw that the restaurant’s executive chef is a Michelin star chef, I had to give it a try.

My boyfriend and I checked it out, and while I’m not one to notice the decor, I [...]

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. [...]

Why You Should Try The Pitch & Fork on the UES

A few weeks back, I was invited to check out The Pitch & Fork on the UES, on 1st Ave between 83rd and 84th. Here’s five reasons why you should check it out too:

1). The croquettes: We started the meal with the gruyere croquettes with a horseradish sauce. We thought these were delicious [...]

Beet: A Grown-Up Spot on the UES

A few weeks back, I was invited to try Beet, a new American restaurant on the UES on 2nd between 84th and 85th.  As someone who used to live on the UES, this restaurant felt like a grown up restaurant in the neighborhood, different than one of the restaurants that has a huge bar [...]

My First Trip to Curry Hill

Courtesy of Yelp – the Interior

Last night a friend and I decided to grab dinner in Murray Hill, and figured the perfect place to go was somewhere in Curry Hill. We ended up at Chote Nawab on Lexington between 27th and 28th Street.

What I liked about Chote Nawab was the modern [...]

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,

Courtesy of Amuse Bouche

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

Hanger Steak with Two Sides for $25? I’m in!

A couple weeks ago, I was invited to try Aged on the Upper West Side. Aged actually has two steakhouses, one on Broadway and 88th, and one in Forest Hills, and I was honestly surprised how big Aged was – dimly lit, but lots of tables, perfect for both big parties or dates.

We [...]

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

Photo courtesy of Amuse*Bouche

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 [...]

Five Reasons Why Pazza Notte is My Girlfriend Go-To

Whether it’s getting together to celebrate an engagement, or just catching up with a girlfriend, Pazza Notte on 56th and 6th is my new girlfriend hangout. Here’s why (and thanks to my gal pal Wix for introducing me to this place!):

1). Two for one martinis- grab two drinks for the price of one [...]

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