Who Is The Restaurantourist?

I originally started this blog as an assignment for my PR Publications class in my senior year of college (shout out to Professor Flayhan: you’re my PR rockstar). My blog started out just writing restaurant reviews about local eateries in New Paltz. That was two years ago. Today, my blog has evolved. I seek out…

When Goals Feel like Tasks

Often times with my blog, I feel as though it’s a job. Yes, it originated as a passion of mine (and still is!), but at times I still can’t help but notice my mind creates this shift whenever I tell myself that I need to write.  I need to write. I should write. Do some…

Why we Choose to Eat

​​Whenever we want to change any sort of behavior for the better, the first step is to acknowledge and understand why those habits initially formed. When I first began to combat my eating disorder, I had to learn all about the different reasons for why I ate, and how it affected my relationship with food….

RestauranTourist’s Approved Sites

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The Bakery

I’ve decided to post a quick review about The Bakery’s dessert. I wanted to keep their food and their desserts separate. Although I’m not a fan of The Bakery’s Irish soda bread, but I did think that these pop up desserts are delicious. Take this almond raspberry tart for example. It is the perfect size…

B-Side Diner & Grill

The RestauranTourist is at it again, and this time I’m coming at you from the B-Side Diner and Grill Newly opened Rock N` Roll eatery, this place is a RestauranTourist MUST TRY! Everything in this restaurant in new paltz–from the staff, to the menu, to the food– is outstanding. My friend and I went to breakfast…

Jordan’s Bistro and Pizza NOW CLOSED

I’ve been to Jordan’s many a time, but don’t be fooled– I wouldn’t recommend going there. It’s mainly good for a quick slice if you don’t have any cash on you (Gourmet Pizza, although better quality, has a $10 minimum on cards, whereas Jordan’s does not have a minimum). The atmosphere is nonexistent at Jordan’s– it…

McGillicuddy’s

So after a stressful week of classes, my friend Joe and I hung out and got a bite to eat at McGillicuddy’s (or “Cuddy’s” for short). Joe likes going to Cuddy’s because they accept hawk dollars (the SUNY NP student currency). We walk in at about 3:30 in the afternoon, and the place is relatively empty–…

Backstage Cafe @ Parker Theater: AKA “Parker”

While campus dining isn’t exactly the most glamorous and desired form of eating, my favorite place to eat at SUNY New Paltz is Backstage Cafe, at Parker Theater, or simply “Parker”. The atmosphere is usually lively due to all the theater kids– I think it’s their natural habitat. It has a college vibe with a…