Last Desserts: Michael Mercogliano, Owner of Mike's Pastry, Dies
If any of you guys have followed my foodie blog at ps561.com, you would know a few things about me, one of which, is that I grew up in the Boston area and have an unhealthy obsession for some traditional New England favorites that I am unable to acquire living down here in South Florida, one of which being pastries from Mike's in the North End...
Of course, If I were to move back up north, I would instantly miss the availability of good Cuban and Caribbean foods, one of my staples down here, so there you go. The grass is not always greener. Anyhow, I found out that Michael Mercogliano, the owner of the famous Mike's Pastry shop in Boston's North End, has passed away, at age 90. My wife and I were there a few weeks ago and enjoyed (actually inhaled) a couple of cannolis and some Italian cookies, all while sitting nearby in "the park with a statue of Paul Revere" in it, one of those quintessential "Boston" spots that you really don't need to see at all.
Aaron Merullo is the owner of the PS561 food truck.
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