FINALLY got to Krug’s today for the first time, and my first thought was that I can’t believe I haven’t seen a thread about it here. For those who haven’t heard of it, Krug’s is a legit dive bar way down Ferry Street in the Ironbound. I know–I know. You go to the Ironbound for Portuguese or Spanish or Brazilian food, but if you should find yourself craving an EXCELLENT plate of wings or an EXCELLENT burger with a stunning crust, this is a place you should try.
I worked in Newark for a decade or so and never heard of it, but the place has been there since the early 1930s and I absolutely loved it. I had to be in NNJ and called on a couple of pals to meet me, and will absolutely be back. For those of you who remember Chef Carl Ruiz (yes, the one who was on Guy’s Grocery Games and a few other Food Network shows), he loved the place. It absolutely exemplifies #Ruizing. Here’s the website. They have a small parking lot in the back, but for those who are worried, it’s a perfectly safe part of Newark.
My chef pal posted the best chef-y descriptions and photos here on his IG, so I’m sharing that link instead of my own. And yes, I’m still full 8 hours later.