Many a Carroll Gardener will recall hearing from Buddy Scotto about the time he brought Brooke Astor to Casa Rosa back in the day.
Looks like the owner passed away recently too. Another local institution has passed on.
During the Holidays, Reader Ben wrote in to say that Casa Rosa, the old fashioned Italian eatery at 384 Court Street, has closed its doors. Ben reported: "Tables and chairs have been completely cleared out, the store is dark and the door is padlocked. Not surprising -- this kind of Italian food has fallen out of vogue in favor of nouveau Italian like Frankie's. But Vinny's and Red Rose still burn the candle brightly over on Smith."