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Waiter Tipped $500 By Celebs Is Cliffside Park Dad Living American Dream

Peter Mascrokalos, 43, of Cliffside Park, works at Molos Restaurant in Weehawken where the Gorgas from "Real Housewives of New Jersey" tipped him $500.
Peter Mascrokalos, 43, of Cliffside Park, works at Molos Restaurant in Weehawken where the Gorgas from "Real Housewives of New Jersey" tipped him $500. Photo Credit: Contributed/Melissa Gorgas
Melissa Gorgas celebrates 38 at Molos Restaurant in Weehawken.
Melissa Gorgas celebrates 38 at Molos Restaurant in Weehawken. Photo Credit: Contributed

CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. — Celebrity couple Joe and Melissa Gorga couldn't have guessed how hard their waiter from Cliffside Park has been working to provide for his family when they gave him a $500 tip over the weekend.

Peter Mascrokalos, 43, didn't tell the couple — known from "Real Housewives of New Jersey" — anything about his personal life when they came into Molos Restaurant in Weehawken on Saturday.

The Gorgas might be happy to know, though, that their act of kindness has enhanced their waiter's American Dream.

"Besides the generous gesture, they were very nice and it was an absolute pleasure to have them at Molos," said Mascrokalos, who moved to the U.S. from Greece years ago for a brighter future.

" People like the Gorgas make you feel great about what we do in the hospitality business."

As for the money? It's going to his two children.

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