I know it must seem, over the past week, that I report on nothing but the death of Gino. What can I say? I can't help myself. Plus, I don't think I exaggerate when I say that it's a big story. It really is. What that place has got, we ain't never gonna get back.
Or will we? This is exactly why I'm posting today. One of the things I learned last night at Gino, as the curtain rung down on the 65-year-old place, is that the restaurant will likely return is some shape or form. A couple past articles have already reported that co-owner Michael Miele, who is the chef, would like to open a new restaurant. This was affirmed last night by a few regulars I talked to. In fact, these regulars all told me that Miele was determined to open a new joint. It's going to happen, they said. No question. And the new place has a name already: Michael of Gino's.