CAFFE DANTE MILADY’S CLOSE Due To Greedy Landlords

 

CAFFE DANTE
In Better Days
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MILADY’s
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VESUVIO BAKERY
ITALIAN BREAD BAKERS
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JOE’S DAIRY
Used to Make Fresh Mozzarella
for It’s GREENWICH VILLAGE ITALIAN CLIENTS
photo Copyright Daniel Zwicke

The OLD ROCCO’S SIGN

The traditional Italian restaurant Rocco in Greenwich Village has closed due to “greedy landlords,” as Rocco’s owner Antonio DaSilva says on the now-defunct restaurant’s voice greeting.

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THE OLD ROCCO’S SIGN

 

“Yes the Old Sign with CARBONE Superimposed

Over ROCCO

photo Copyright Daniel Zwicke
 
GREENWICH VILLAGES LOSES CHERISHED CAFFE RESTAURANT BAR 

            and BAKERY (Vesuvio’s)
First it was Rocco’s a couple years ago. Rocco’s Restaurant on Thompson Street was just one of few surving Old-School Italian Red-Sauce Restaurants left in New York’s Greenwich Village .. As per usual with greedy-landlords and insane skyrocketing rental priced, the rent on Rocco’s was jacked-up by another “Greedy Landlord” and Rocco’s was “pushed out of business” and forced to shut its doors after almost 90 years in busines (Since 1922).
Milady’s, one of the last remaining old-school neighborhood bar was forced out of business by “greedy landlords” and served their last Beer to sad and loyal customers on Sunday, Juanuary 12, 2014 …

The beloved classic Italian Caffe, “CAFFE DANTE” Closed on Sunday, January 19, 2014

“What is this World Coming to?”
Reported From The VILLAGER   …….. January 19, 2012


In November of last year, the New York City restaurant blog Eater reported that the traditional home-style dining spot’s lease was up at the end of 2011. And to renew that lease the landlord was asking for $18,000 a month — a $10,000 monthly increase from what DaSilva traditionally paid.
Assuming the lease are young up-and-comers Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi, both chefs belonging to the Torrisi Italian Specialties team. Together with partner Jeff Zalaznick, the group operates a mini-chain of restaurants with two spots in Little Italy and a stand at Yankee Stadium.
Word is the Torrisi team struck a deal with Rocco restaurant’s landlord and then slyly advertised the restaurant takeover in a 16-second video on their Web site.
“It’s pretty bad and it’s a shame,” said Ralph Redillo, the superintendent of the restaurant’s building. “A lot of outsiders came into the neighborhood just for Rocco’s.”
 
Pat Gombos, a neighborhood regular of Rocco’s says, “Great prices, great food and great atmosphere,  I’ll totally miss it.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“La TAVOLA” Is GREENWICH VILLAGE ITALIAN

 

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DANNY BOLOGNESE Meets With ANGELO GAJA

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The “GREAT” ANGELO GAJA And DANNY BOLOGNESE CHATTED at WS GRAND TASTING NEW YORK … Angelo POURED Danny a GLASS of HIS GAJA BARBARESCO 2009 … ANGELO’S DAUGHTER GAIA GAJA Tasted DANNY on THE GAJA COSTE RUSSI 2009, BAROLO DAGROMIS and GJA BRUNELLO

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SASSICAIA WINEMAKER “SEBAStIANO ROSA” TOAST A GLASS of SASSICAIA Then BARAU With Author “La TAVOLA,  SUNDAY SAUCE)  DANIEL BELLINO-ZWICKE at WINE SPECTATOR NEW YORK WINE EXPERIENCE GRAND TASTING at MARRIOTT MARQUIS,  NEW YORK,  NY ..  October 25, 2013

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GAIA GAJA at TERLATAO GAJA TASTING NEW YORK “Yes ANGELO’S DAUGHTER”     

GAIA GAJA Is Almost LIKE SHRIMP SCAMPI  or “SHRIMP SHRIMP”

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ITALIAN WINE GUY / WRITER DANIEL BELLINO-ZWICKE With Two of HIS IDLES  MARCHESE LAMBERTO FRESCOBALDI And His UNCLE “MARCHESE LEONARDO FRESCOBALDI” DANIEL SANDWICHED IN-BETWEEN The TWO MARCHESE’S

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Sebastiano Rosa, Daniel Bellino, Giovanni Folnari

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WINE-DIRECTOR  DANIEL BELLINO-ZWICKE With CAVALIER LUIGI CAPPELLINI of CASTELLO VERRAZZANO (Owner) at DeGrezia Restorante NEW YORK …. CHIANTI !!!

 

It has Been a Busy 2 Weeks .. Met with and tasted Wine with Some of Italy and The WORLD’S Top Wine People, Estate Owners and Winemakers alike .. Winemakers like the Great SEBASTIANO ROSA Winemaker of SASSICAIA and His Sardegnian Property Producing “BARRUA” … Other Great Winmakers included the Talented ALESSANDRO CELLAI, Winemaker at CASTELLARE Which Produces wonderful CHIANTI, Lush VIN SANTO, and The Famed Flagship Wine of The Estate of which Alessnadro tasted me on at DeGrezia Restorante “I SODI SAN NICCOLO”  2008  “LOVE IT !!” To start off the 2 weeks of Heavy Hitting Italians and Other WINE LUMINARIES, my good Friend CAVALIER LUIGI CAPPELLINI came to See Me at Degrezia, hueling his llatest Vintages from his renowned Wine Estate CASTELLO VERRAZZANO in GREVE in CHIANTI CLASSICO .. LUIGI Had Me Taste His CHIANTI CLASSICO, VERRAZZNAO ROSSO “MiniTuscan” VINO SANTO and HIS Fabulous CHINATI RISERVA “SASSELLO” a Marvel of a Wine, “Just Love It” !!!

This Past MONDAY I Had Dinner with CINZIA TRAVAGLINI of The Famed Travaglini ESTATED and WORLD FAMOUS GATTINARA WINES … We Had a Great Meal, Joined By GUGINO CHEF LUIGI … Graet Food and Great Wines; Nebbiolo and The World’s Best GATTINARA From CINZIA’S FAMILY’S ESTATE .. The Dinner / tasting was Amazing …

Then I had ALESSANDRO CELLAI of CASTELLARE Visit me Friday Afternoon to Tatse Me on CASTELLARE CHINATI and The FLAGSHIP CASTELLARE Wine “I SODI SAN NICCOLO” Vintage 2008, a Truly Amazing Wine .. Can’t Wait to Put it on Our List .. “Next Week”  Later That Night it was On to One Of New York’s and America’s Most Prestigious Wine Night of The Year, akin to THE ACADEMY AWARDS or Shall I Say “The SUPER BOWL of WINE” The Wine Spectator Grande Tatsting “New York Wine Experience” at The Marriott Marquis in Time Square, NEW YORK, NY

 

More to report on Later … To MUCH STUFF RIGHT NOW  “Daniel”