Tour of Ironbound District in Newark

09/29/2018 11:33 AM | Anonymous

On a clear and gentle day we followed Newark urbanist Antonio Valla, from Have You Met Newark (, a tour company that specializes in walking tours focused on architecture, history, food, through the Ironbound District, stopping to sample Portuguese sausage, Spanish tapas, Italian ice cream, Brazilian pastries, the tastes from layers of immigration. At the Church of St. Stephen, founded by German Lutherans a hundred years ago, today's Fundamentalist Spanish speaking parishioners were studying for their GEDs when we looked in. Lisbon Wine Shop offered us Vinho Verde and Red Vino Alentejano from the North and South of Portugal. We were wowed by condensed milk based truffles, cookies, tarts and a wedding cake at Brigodero, a hidden away Brazilian shop smaller than a parking space. Thanks to each immigrant group that makes up the District for their particularly good food.

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