Teresa Politano writes in The Star-Ledger, January 7, 2014–Before Spain replaced France as the culinary epicenter of the universe, there was the Ironbound section of Newark, where authentic Spanish cuisine flourished.
And if you were in any way a foodie before the turn of the century, you were obliged to dine at one of the many Spanish restaurants in the city. Pick one, you were told, it really doesn’t matter, they’re all fantastic. Yes, Newark has since added to its collection of restaurants, but the culinary reputation and authenticity of the Ironbound, thankfully, remains.
Here’s the link to the full story in The Star-Ledger: http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2014/01/super_bowl_2014_fan_guide_fine_dining_in_newark.html