NYDailynews - A GANGLAND WAR nearly erupted over pizza — but luckily, cooler heads prevailed during a sitdown at a Panera Bread cafe, a mob turncoat told Brooklyn jurors Colombo associate Francis Guerra flipped his lid when he learned Eugene Lombardo stole the secret sauce recipe from his in-laws’ famed Brooklyn eatery, L&B Spumoni Gardens, to use at an upstart pizzeria, Russo said. Lombardo, whose sons worked at L&B, had opened “The Square” in Staten Island and started serving slices that looked and tasted suspiciously like those at L&B. Russo recalled how he, Guerra and Colombo goon Frank (Frankie Notch) Iannaci took a ride to Staten Island, where they confronted the rival pizza maker. Iannaci started banging on the window where a sign brazenly advertised “L&B-style” pizza. “Gene came out and (Guerra) started yelling at him. He told him he’s a ‘piece of s—, a s—bag, robbed my family, I’ll break your head!’ ” Russo said.
Lombardo agreed to pay $4,000 to settle the dispute. “I told Frank to take the offer. It was ridiculous to go any further with it, just accept the money and move on,” he said.Assistant Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Nicole Argentieri probed further as to what makes L&B so special. “They put the sauce on top of the cheese,” Russo said.
The thing that makes this pizza so good is they put the sauce on top of the cheese? I don’t get it. There is literally sauce on top of the cheese? That doesn’t seem possible. Or does it drip underneath? Seems like it would be messy as shit to have the sauce on top right? I almost want to drive to NY and see what all the fuss is about. Regardless though this kind of has to be a low point for the Mob right? I mean a sit down at Panera bread over stolen pizza recipes? I picture these guys arguing as they separate their silverware from their trays. No way to come across as tough doing that. Bottomline is if this pizza recipe is so important than just whack the guy and shut up. Otherwise just shut up and accept that this is what legitimate businesses call capitalism.