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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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Eating Event! Choice Streets Tickets on Sale at Noon!

Today at noon, Village Voice will start selling tickets to Choice Streets. Held on the Intrepid on Wednesday, May 7, guests will enjoy samplings from 20+ food trucks and free drinks from 8-11pm. Tickets are $50 and you will get a passport so you can get a sample at each truck that you visit (pending availability). [...]

Favorite Spots from Choice Eats, Plus Choice Street Tickets On Sale This Week

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Last Tuesday, I went to Village Voice’s Choice Eats event. I describe this event as my Christmas – so many samples you get to try from different restaurants all over the city. I ate my way through 80+ food vendors, but here’s my top 5 that I recommend you [...]

Eating Event! Taste of 7th Street!

Years ago, I went to the Taste of 7th Street festival. It was an eating event where you got a ticket and got to sample food from a few different restaurants along 7th Street, like Luke’s Lobster.

Well, good news. The festival is back this weekend. Tickets are $25 and you can go Saturday [...]

Pre-Sale Tickets to Choice Eats

One of my favorite food events of the year is the Village Voice Choice Eats.  This event is basically a food festival where you’ll enjoy samples from 50 different restaurants, complimentary alcoholic beverages (beer and wine) and a dessert sampling. This year, the event will be hosted on March 25 from 7-10pm at Basketball City [...]

Eating and Drinking Event! Sixpoint Beer and Food Crawl!

If I wasn’t celebrating my best friend at her bachelorette this weekend, here’s what I would be doing – the Sixpoint Craft Beer and Food Crawl. Tickets are $29.00 (plus $2.59 handling fee) and you’ll visit 11 bars in LIC and Greenpoint. Check-in is from 12:30 – 3, but the entire event runs from [...]

Eating Event! Big Apple BBQ This Weekend!

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 clarify, it’s [...]

Eating Event! Taste of Times Square Tonight!

Visit 46th Street between Broadway and 9th Ave tonight from 5-9pm for the Taste of Times Square. Feast on food from some of New York Cities favorite restaurants including  Shake Shack, Junior’s, Barbetta, B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, Ruth’s Chris, Havana Central, Firebird, Carmine’s, Toloache, Virgil’s Real BBQ, Le Rivage and more!  Most dishes are priced [...]

Try These Food Trucks: Choice Streets Recap

Last week, I went to the Choice Streets event. Choice Streets is the cousin of Choice Eats (yes, the event I refer to as my personal Christmas). Basically, Choice Streets is a ticketed event where you can try samples from 25+ food trucks which are parked on the Intrepid. Samples are unlimited, and you [...]

Eating Event! Chinatown Restaurant Week!

Now through March 31 is Chinatown Restaurant Week. Nineteen restaurants are participating, and you’ll be able to get a meal for $20.13 (one menu I looked at included an appetizer, entree and a choice of noodle, another had a soup, appetizer, entree, duck and dessert). Please note that some restaurants offer this special for [...]

Eating Event + Giveaway! Grilled Cheese Competition – The Big Cheesy!

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Head to Openhouse Mulberry on March 23 and 24 for the Big Cheesy, a grilled cheese competition! Located on Mulberry between Spring and Delancey, you’ll enjoy grilled cheese from returning champ Melt Shop (midtown), 2011 champ Milk Truck (roving), last year’s bronzed Lucy’s Whey (Chelsea Market), empire-expanding Murray’s Cheese Bar (Bleecker St), a catering [...]

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