Went to Don Pepe (844 McCarter Highway, Newark, NJ) with my mom, my sister and Mrs. McGinty to celebrate Mother's Day. We always invite McGinty to come with us because her son Michael always blows her off for his mother-in-law. His father (God bless him, one of the most amazing, larger than life people I've ever had the good fortune of meeting) is probably SO disappointed in him from Heaven, or wherever great people go when they die too soon.
OK - enough of that. The restaurant was this amazing Spanish place I've been wanting to go to for years. I'm happy to report that it did not disappoint. Here's what I ate:
Fried Calamari - Perfect consistency. Not at all rubbery.
Clams Casino - Yummy toasted breadcrumbs, whole clams and BACON. I love you Clams Casino.
2 1/2 lb. Steamed Lobster - This is what gets me out of bed every morning.
Perfectly crispy homemade potato chip type things (maybe cottage fries?), saffron rice and green beans
90,000,000 glasses of sangria (red)
1 Iced Tea