500BestSquareItalian Sausage @ Mosca’s

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Johnny Mosca left us a few years ago, but his legacy remains. He held steadfastly to his family’s way of cooking its unique Italian eats, including its homemade Italian sausage. It’s perfectly spicy, meaty, fatty, and anise-tinged, and after being grilled a marvelous accompaniment for spaghetti bordelaise. I have always suspected that there’s a little of that sausage in the Italian oysters there. Problem: most of the time, it’s not available. But I always ask, and am ecstatic when I score the stuff.

Chicken grandee, sitting in for Italian sausage, which weren' available this evening.

Chicken grandee, sitting in for Italian sausage, which weren’ available this evening.

Mosca’s. Westwego: 4137 US 90. 504-436-9942.

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