Friday, June 25, 2010
I was saddened to learn this morning driving on Main Street in Melrose that the ZaZa King Don Michele Caruso, died at the age of 80. A memorial photograph was posted on the front door and an announcement of the closing posted on the store window. Don Michele was a character and his restaurant was a throwback to the old days -- a little eccentric in design but very comfortable and a nice place to eat Old World cooking. The decor of his restaurant demonstrated that he certainly was a proud Italian. And he was a follower of Padre Pio. He will be missed in Melrose and beyond. Up above Padre Pio is guiding his soul.