Here at Little Mosko's we serve great food made with lots of love. We have recreated some of the treasured classics that the "big" Mosko's on Elliston Place made famous for so many years. Little Mosko's will carry on the tradition with daily specials from Chef Alex, and tasty remixes of everyday food at reasonable prices, made fresh when you order. Something new all the time will satisfy your morning to afternoon hankerings.
MEET THE CHEFS
LAUREN MOSKOVITZ: BAKER/OWNER
The Little Mosko has always had a fierce sweet tooth, admiring the homestyle baking of her grandparents, and the magic of a full bakery case at Mosko's & the Muncheonette on Elliston Place, where she was ofter enlisted as a kitchen helper and bagging assistant at the counter. At the time, she had no foresight that 20 years later she would be resurrecting the brand and developing a menu of sweet treats, commanding a cult following.
Lauren first jumped into the cooking industry in 2014, where is was baptism by fire at Miel Restaurant, a Nashville neighborhood gem. After rising through the ranks from pantry to hot line, the time was right to follow her dreams of opening a bake shop. Driven by her insatiable cravings, self-taught and trained at the culinary institute of trial and error, Little Mosko's Bake Shop was born out of her home kitchen in the fall of 2015.
By the holiday season, elbow deep in cookie dough, the demand was real for both cookies and the Turkey Munch sandwich that the original Mosko's were famous for.
After importing her honey, Chef Alex Grainger down from the Big Apple, they decided a partnership in the kitchen was on the table, presenting the ultimate balance between savory and sweet.
ALEX GRAINGER: CHEF/OWNER
Slapping out pizza dough at a local pie shop in Ft. Myers when he was just 15 years old was his first foray into the food scene. It (almost) immediately felt second nature. He really liked feeding people, thus decided to "nourish" his own desires in the big wide world of cuisine.
Alex worked the ranks under some great chefs in Florida and after 10 years earned the coveted chef's title, enduring many burns, belittling and tough love along the way.
Chef A moved to NYC on a whim and cut his teeth in one of the toughest, most competitive food cities in the world. He landed a job as chef de cuisine, working alongside chef/owner Laurence Edelman at his beloved Left Bank restaurant in the west village of Manhattan.
In 2015, the Florida boy moved to Nashville to follow his heart (yep, a girl named Lauren!) and dreams of opening his own place. Alex first joined Silo as the executive chef, working with chef/owner Clay Greenberg. Cooking with the Silo team was the perfect intro to the Nashville food scene, and an amazing experience.
Alex's cooking style is simple. As a purist, he sources regionally with the seasons, to let quality ingredients do the talking. Passionate for fresh and sustainable food, Chef A's daily specials incorporate his high end restaurant experience and classic techniques at his very own fast-casual concept Little Mosko's.
"Great food doesn't have to cost a fortune. Just lots of love and a little heat, that's all you need, really. Keep it simple, stupid." - Chef Alex
Located inside the Entrepreneur Center (EC) digs in the heart of Nashville's SoBro district, you'll find Little Mosko's. We are a destination for coffee, breakfast, lunch and sweet munches.