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.

The rest of their menu can be found on


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.

They even cater. Check out