Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sammy's latest arrest...and a wine competition

It would be funny if it weren't so sad: everybody's favorite failed restaurateur Sammy Settembre has been arrested AGAIN. I can't add much to the Advocate story, so here's the highlight:

"Stamford Police Sgt. Peter diSpagna said police got several complaints from companies, including one from Dec. 8, in which a company booked a Christmas party at the restaurant and paid a $4,100 deposit.

The company gave the restaurant a corporate credit card number, and there were unauthorized charges made on the card amounting to $20,000, diSpagna said; the charges went toward Sabatiello's restaurant."

In more pleasant Stamford news, there's a local competition for amateur wine-making! Who knew?

It's the 17th annual event, and it takes place this Friday at 7:30 at the Italian Center, 1620 Newfield Avenue. Here's the Advocate article.

My favorite quote: "Doesn't matter if we win," concurs his son. "Either way, I've got 40 to 50 gallons to myself."


Kevin McKeever said...

Sammy - you're making our city proud.

Anonymous said...

You missed an arrest. He got arrested by the state in July 2009 for tax evasion.

Anonymous said...

Sammy must have the same exact blood line as the idiot that I used to work for in Plum Borough, just 14 miles east of Pittsburgh, PA.

Yelled at employees the same way, even called his own mother names which can't be typed in this comment.

As a Sous Chef, a word of caution...pick any other owner to work for - except a cheap Italian with NO cooking skills, or customer service training.