Grey Dawg.

Visiting friends who attend NYU, I was brought into The Grey Dog right near campus. The place was packed with college students, and the lines began to go out the door. Happy hour is the prime time to visit–a bottle of wine for $10! I had a panini, filled with chicken, pesto, roasted red peppers, and mozzarella. Every dish comes with potato chips. Heaven.

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Best. Waffles. Ever.


Beans and Leaves on Staten Island has taken Instagram by storm, coining the hashtag #postyourbeans where customers can earn rewards by posting pictures of their meals. Beans and Leaves is a coffee shop located at 422 Forest Ave. They are famous for their decadent waffles, where the toppings range from nutella and fresh fruit, to Cap’n Crunch. Another favorite of mine is their frozen vanilla chai.

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Caprese makin’ me crazay

Shrimp Scampi Caprese

After a long weekend of dancing in four different shows on campus at SUNY New Paltz, my family visited and took me to Coppola’s on 9 in Poughkeepsie, NY. Walking into the cozy restored house were tributes to Italian specialties and customs, equip with a warm fireplace and rustic antique accents. I ordered the Shrimp Scampi Caprese, in a garlic sauce filled with jumbo shrimp, fresh mozzarella and tomatoes, atop a bed of fettuccine pasta. Their garlic bread was an added bonus.

The menu is pretty extensive, so before arriving I would glance through it: Coppola’s menu.

Mother of All Melts

P & G’s is a “cornerstone” of New Paltz, NY, offering some of the best grub in town. A personal favorite of mine is the “Mack Truck Burger” which features an 8 oz. angus beef burger (cooked medium, preferably), atop with mac and cheese, all inside a grilled cheese. It is to die for! Pair it with their ahmazzzinggg eggplant fries for the ultimate meal.

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A Poor Man’s Breakfast


2 eggs, hash browns, and toast. (Sausage not included)

Any college student can vouch for me when I say we love a great deal. At just one dollar and ninety-five cents, Main Street Bistro in New Paltz, NY offers a hearty breakfast of two eggs, hashbrowns, and toast—and no, that was not a typo: all for $1.95! Which means you can have the perfect breakfast plus coffee for less than five dollars. Not to mention, they brew the best coffee in town.

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