Steve Mosco

Steve Mosco, the former editor-in-chief at Anton Media Group, is a columnist for Long Island Weekly's food and sports sections. He fancies himself a tastemaker, food influencer and king of all eaters.

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The Savory Side Of Chocolate

There’s the sweet tooth, and then there’s the meat tooth Every year around this time, you stock your home with as much chocolate as possible because you’re absolutely sure that despite all evidence pointing to the...

Pie Is Better Than Cake (And Other Pie Facts)

Every year when your birthday inevitably rolls around and you are hurtled one step closer to your eternal doom, some well-meaning soul drops a fiery candle-festooned cake in front of you and demands you make...

In Defense Of Pineapple Pizza, And Other National Pizza Month Highlights

Pineapple pizza is delicious. Deal with it. That’s right, and I’m Italian. This is pure sacrilege to some, but those chunks of sweet, perfectly acidic fruit go great with mozzarella cheese—and when paired with ham on...

That ’70s Food! Eating During The ‘Me Decade’

The first time I ever heard the word “smörgåsbord” was on an episode of The Brady Bunch. I have no memory of which episode it was or what the context of its use was, but...

From The Bee’s Mouth To Yours

The sweet celebration of National Honey Month When you think about it, honey is basically a human-imposed tax on bees. Those winged workers spend their entire lives building nests, serving their queen, and making honey—before eventually a...

Dolce Cafe & Gelateria Churns Traditional Italian Treats

Crossing over Hempstead Turnpike headed south on Franklin Avenue into Franklin Square, you’re greeted for the most part by blue collar storefronts featuring a certain and undeniable air of industrial manufacturing. But that slate of...

I Spy With My Drunk Eye…The Shaken And Stirred History Of The Martini

The movies will lie to you like a drunken lout in a bar at 3 a.m. who promises to pay you back after just one more drink. In Sir Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels, the secret...

To Sandwiches, With Love

In praise of our greatest kitchen creation Where do I even begin with sandwiches? This is a food item so ubiquitous in culinary pop culture that focusing on any one style in particular would be an...

Food Finds In The Real Chinatown (Downtown Flushing)

One food writer’s quick sprint through the real Chinatown This past June, I had a few hours to myself while my wife, Jules, was busy running a marathon at Citi Field. She was bettering herself with...

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A Weekend Of Entertainment

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Could A Gap Year After High School Make Financial Sense?

In some parts of the world, a gap year—a year-long break between high school and college—is the norm. It’s starting to catch on in...

Memorial Day Parades Around Long Island

On Memorial Day we remember those who died in active military service by placing American flags on graves, wearing poppies and attending parades featuring marching bands,...
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