Lady Montero of Montero’s Has Died

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]