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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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Try This Trick! Thrillist Rewards!

Every day our “Favorite Food Finds” typically encompass KGB Deals, LivingSocial, Groupon, but there’s another site out there: Thrillist Rewards, brought to your from the folks at Thrillist.  Like most deal sites, Thrillist Rewards offer a discount, but unlike offer $10 for $20 or $25 for $50, I like that Thrillist Rewards offers more [...]

Deal Alert! Win $500 From 16 Handles!

16 Handles is running a promotion to find the perfect name for its new treat: a machine that blends your fro-yo with toppings (think McDonald’s McFlurry’s or Dairy Queen’s Blizzards). They have a naming contest on Facebook that will last until midnight of February 2 and the winner will receive $500. They’ll pick 16 [...]

Coming Up! Idle Hands 2nd Annual Winter Celebration!

One of my favorite things about changing seasons are the changing seasonal beers. Idle Hands is celebrating the return of winter beers with their second annual Winter Warmer Beers party this Friday, December 9th. Starting at 6 pm, 25 winter beers will be introduced to the bar and available for purchase until they [...]

Deal Alert! Twilight Specials at Village Pourhouse Tonight!

The Restaurant Row location of Village Pourhouse is hosting a special Twilight Happy hour from 7-9 pm tonight in honor of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 premieres on Friday. They’ll have raffle prizes (included advanced screening passes), trivia and themed cocktails for $8.

In addition they’ll have their regular Happy Hour [...]

A Yoga Contest From Zeel!

Zeel has another contest!  Enter Zeel’s private yoga sweepstakes and you can win a private hourlong yoga session for you + up to 3 of your friends worth $300 (in your home or her UES studio at Vital Signs Fitness).  The session will be led by NYC yogi and wellness coach Deborah Caruana.

If you need [...]

Coming Up! $16 Four Course Marathon Menu!

Are you running the marathon this weekend? I most certainly am not, but that doesn’t mean I’ll shy away from these marathon deals! The Z NYC Hotel in Long Island City is offering a $16 four-course race-themed menu with three pasta dishes and a dessert all day on Saturday, November 5.  Plus, if you check out Z Roof after your meal, [...]

Deal Alert! AYCE and AYCD at Paradou on Monday!

Paradou is celebrating its 10th anniversary all month long by giving every reservation a bottle of wine to take home, which is pretty awesome in and of itself. But it gets better! On Monday, October 24th, Paradou is hosting an all-you-can-eat pig roast and all-you-can-drink wine and champagne cocktail dinner for $35!

They’ll be [...]

Coming Up! Two Weeks of Special Events and Deals at Idle Hands – Starting Tonight!

One of our favorites, Idle Hands, is beginning a long celebration today in honor of its one year anniversary, coinciding with NY Craft Beer Week and the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. They also recently added That Burger to its kitchen full-time (shared with Billy Hurricane’s upstairs), so you can always get delicious food at the bar (and [...]

A Positively Peculier Pub

Earlier this summer a few of us wanted to get together for some drinks but we were getting antsy to try something new. A little digging online for good beers at good prices brought us to Peculier Pub in the Village.

A favorite among beer enthusiasts (and NYU students apparently, so the summer was [...]

Deal Alert! Get Free Wine With Dinner!

A while back I redeemed a Tenka deal at Hawkers and enjoyed BOGO beers with  my boyfriend. I thought it’d be a bar, but it was really more of a restaurant (serving Asian fusion food). We sat out our beer but agreed we’d be more comfortable returning with the mindset of ordering food along [...]

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