Lady Montero of Montero’s Has Died

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Cheers to Pilar.

Anyone who's lived in Brooklyn Heights knows that Monteros Bar and Grill on Atlantic Avenue is legit and that Pilar Montero, who opened the bar as a stomping ground for tired and lonely longshoremen in 1947, and who famously served a mean paella, was at the heart of it. Sadly, she died this week at 90 years old. [Brooklyn Paper]