[Photo by @polimorfos]
On Friday, friends and family paid their respects to Adela Fargas, owner of the Avenue C institution Casa Adela, who died last week at the age of 81.
There was a well-attended viewing Friday from 4-9 p.m. at the Ortiz Funeral Home on First Avenue.
The entire LES & PR/Latino community came out tonight to pay our final respects to one of the LES matriarchs: #AdelaFargas from #CasaAdela — having a meal at Casa Adela meant that your soul, heart and belly would be filled with love as well as authentic PR cooking. QueDescansePaz pic.twitter.com/rk3hxhzGnQ— Rosie Mendez (@RosieMendez) January 20, 2018
The Puerto Rican restaurant, which opened in 1976 here between Fourth Street and Fifth Street, will be closed until Thursday.
Previously on EV Grieve:
RIP Adela Fargas