Paterson, the bus driver poet played by Adam Driver in Jim Jarmusch’s new movie of the same name, finds inspiration in the routines of his blue-collar community, composing verse while sitting on a bench facing the Great Falls. Something about Paterson, New Jersey, and its waterfall, has attracted dreamers and storytellers for centuries. (more…)
Kearny, NJ 07032
- Cost: $$
- Alcohol: Full Bar
- Parking: Street, Metered
March 15, 2010
Make sure you’re hungry when you arrive at Oh! Calamares. The portions are huge. We barely put a dent in the mountain of arroz chaufa (Peruvian fried rice). Start with the Choritos a la Chalaca (New Zealand mussels topped with vinegar-marinated onions and Peruvian large-kernel corn) or any of the ceviches. There is a good version of fried yuca with Huancaina sauce. I had the Picante de Mariscos, a delicious bowl of shellfish in a yellow chili pepper cream sauce.
Oh! Calamares is a festive neighborhood spot with a full bar. Friendly service in both English and Spanish. We went with the kids on a Friday night around 7 pm without a reservation and got a table right away. By the time we left, there was a wait and some musicians were setting up for live music.