has captured all the buzz in Glen Cove, as the storied tradition once again hit the city during the last week of July.
The feast returned after a one-year hiatus.
"The feast is back, it was off for one year, and everyone missed it," said Reggie Spinello, chairman of the feast. "But the reception this year, and the reaction from the community has been great."
Spinello noted some fun facts about the "Best Feast in the East".
"The average lady preparing food is 85 years old," Spinello said. "We sell over 5,000 meatballs, thousands and thousands of sausage and pepper heroes, several thousand chicken cutlets, about 200 trays of eggplant; and everything is homemade."
John Zozzaro, co-owner of the , volunteered at the sausage and pepper booth. After learning of last year's cancellation, Zozzaro had created a Facebook site, which now has over a thousand members, in support of the church and its feast.
Zozzaro downplayed his role in feast's return: "I think it has more to do with just a grassroots passion and history that we all share," he said.