New Paltz NY - Golden Otter
Posted 28 March 2004 - 06:19 PM
Golden Otter is a modern brewpub located on the far west side of New Paltz, NY, on the site of the former Walkill Valley Railroad's station. New Paltz is about seventy miles from Manhattan, the site of a state university, and one of the very few towns in the USA ruled by the Green Party.
Golden Otter typically has 4 or 5 homebrews on tap: a lager, a red ale, a dark ale, and a seasonal are always found. The current special is Get Out of Jail Ale, proceeds from which will help pay legal expenses for their mayor and two Unitarian ministers who've solemnized same sex marriages. The restaurant also has a wide range of lunch and dinner items from burgers ($7.50) to ribeye ($19).
We had the burgers, delightful 10 oz beauties, one with roquefort cheese dripping down the sides. Three beers, two burgers, and a decent tip were about $40. There weren't any celebrations underway when we were there, but it could be a very nice place for an informal, non-vegan, reception
Directions: Exiting the Thruway, head west into New Paltz, stay on the same street, go down the hill on the same street, and the Golden Otter is on your right as the vista opens onto a wide valley.
If you take the trailways bus, the Otter is about three blocks past the bus station.
Contrast this to Rutt's Hut, an old school Jersey hot dog legend. You can't even get across the parking lot without encountering pigeons who are so bold that they try to take bites of hot dogs from people who are walking to their cars. These pigeons are so brazen that they routinely shake down rats for lunch money.
hotdoglover, describing the well known Clifton NJ dog house
Posted 28 March 2004 - 09:43 PM
She lives there now, and wants me to visit. Burgers and brew will be perfect. Thanks, Paul.
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