Hello, New Jersey folks. I'll be attending the Dodge Poetry Festival this Thursday through Sunday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. I am looking for suggestions for the following:
*Dinner. On this board I've read recommendations of Portuguese and Spanish restaurants in the Ironbound. (And there will be a shuttle to the district.) But if there are under-the-radar places or one that stands out for you (Portuguese, Spanish or other), I would be happy to hear about them.
*Standout lunch near NJPAC.
*Great coffee and/or pastry near NJPAC.
*A great bar in Newark.
I look forward to your suggestions.