Former Mafia Member Allegedly Behind Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith Restaurant Chains

"We ... do not have a business relationship with the developer. They are not authorized to use our name in any way," Rascal Flatts wrote on Instagram.
Jelisa Castrodale

Mafia Boss Who Murdered 150 People Memorialized with Espresso

The police department said that the coffee products would allow the family to profit from its own illegal activities.
Jelisa Castrodale
Organized Crime

The Dark Side of the Pie: Heroin, Mob Cheese, and New York Pizza

We spoke to experts on pizza and organized crime about the historical overlap between crime and America's favorite food.
Nick Rose
Organized Crime

I Worked in a Mob Restaurant

We spoke to a waiter who spent the summer working in a restaurant known as much for its organized crime clientele as for its food.

Vandals Drained $500,000 Worth Of Wine From an Italian Estate

The vandals who broke into the Conte Vistarino vineyard in the dead of night last week dumped wine from a variety of white grapes, including pinot grigio, riesling, and chardonnay.
Wyatt Marshall

The Mafia Is Alive, Well, and Controlling Bread Prices in Italy

The police allege that bread retailers of all sizes, whether a street vendor or a supermarket, have had to buy their bread from bakeries tied to the Camorra Mafia for years.
Wyatt Marshall

Tiki, Crime, and Rock ‘n’ Roll at Paris’s Dirty Dick

We spoke to Scott Schuder about the finer points of tiki and what exactly brought him from the high desert of California to the sleazy streets of Paris to sling tropical cocktails.
Nick Rose

Italian Cops Busted a Mob Boss by Disguising Themselves as Pizza Delivery Guys

On Saturday night, Italian polizei dressed up as pizza delivery boys busted a boss in the infamous Camorra family in Naples, arresting him while dropping off some ‘za that he planned on enjoying while watching a soccer game.
Wyatt Marshall

Italians Are Taking a Stand Against Mafia-Themed Pasta Sauce

Italian farmers organisation Coldiretti has called out foreign food manufacturers who use mafia nicknames, fictional mafiosos, and even guns to market supposedly Italian products.
Phoebe Hurst

Naples's Best Pizza Maker Is Loved and Hated for Good Reason

Gino Sorbillo is considered Naples's best Neopolitan pizza maker, but between run-ins with the local mafia, a restaurant fire, and an influx of tourism, his road to success hasn't been easy.
Alberto Mucci

This Naples Restaurant Is Fighting the Local Mafia

Casal di Principe is a Sicilian town that has been ravaged by the Camorra, the local mafia, but one local restaurant is fighting back with food.
Alberto Mucci

The German Fish Mafia Is Blowing Up Cars and Making Bombs Over Sandwiches

Bomb threats, batons, and acid attacks are just a few of the rather extreme measures taken by a German "fish mafia" to drive away competition in the local herring sandwich trade.
Hilary Pollack