Veteran Coney Island Professional
April 12, 2023
The second in our Flint Coney Culture Series is a big one!
For years the debate has raged: What is in the REAL coney island sauce?
In Flint, Michigan that is a very serious conversation indeed. Going back decades, and fueled by everything from online arguments, books, published articles and general rumor.
Now, Fish grew up two blocks from Angelo’s Coney Island, and his mom was eating there from the moment it opened. So the two of them held strong opinions on the topic. In fact...lots of people have strong opinions on the topic. Fish’s mom even made her own version of coney sauce (no one said it was Angelo’s...) Depending on where your favorite coney island was located, you probably had one that was slightly different than your pal's favorite one on the other side of town. That’s because each restaurant would take certain liberties with the sauces to make them their own.
But we digress...back to the flagship coney island for most of the latter half of the 20th century and in to the 21st, the Angelo’s Coney Island recipe. To that end we brought former Angelo’s Coney Island cook, long-time Flintstone and East Sider, Don Mochty, in to the Aquarium to spill the REAL Angelo’s coney sauce recipe. That’s right - it’s Coney Island history being made and nowhere better to do it right? Tracy Fisher chimes in big time too. She is a genuine FOODIE and as such, she works out the details to make sure we get it right. And Don has ALL of those details. It’s a coney island classic!