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25-Mar-2022 Lynn H

Maceo Muffalettas

Galveston Island. Texas

I had a hot, delicious Muffaletta for lunch.

Maceo Spice & Import is famous in Galvestons history. Nowadays, it is for its Muffalettas, made of the finest Italian salami, ham, and provolone cheese in freshly baked round Italian bread
with a specially blended secret family olive dressing, the recipe of which is generations old.

The Maceos were one of the most famous organized crime families in America. For decades, they were running Texas’ most famous Gulf Coast resort town, Galveston.
Salvatore (“Sam”) and Rosario (“Rose”) Maceo, two brothers from a large clan of Sicilian immigrants to Texas, rose to prominence within a short time of their arrival
in Galveston, displacing rival gangs in the area and working as bootleggers, fixers, and drug smugglers during the heyday of Prohibition.
One of their other properties, the Balinese Room became the premier entertainment venue in Galveston: a place where drinking and gambling flowed nonstop,
and where national celebrities such as Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett were known to perform.
The family had many other businesses, including owning the Desert Inn in Las Vegas.

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Mieke WA Minkjan02-Apr-2022 12:08
a great story about the Maceos clan,
like the photo too V
Don Mottershead02-Apr-2022 01:25
Very interesting information. "M" is also for Mafia.
Charlene Ambrose01-Apr-2022 07:51
I like the mural and the history of this place. V
Julie Oldfield01-Apr-2022 00:00
Such interesting information and image. V
Mairéad31-Mar-2022 21:39
Great murals and lots of interesting information.
Liz Bickel31-Mar-2022 21:35
I love Muffulettas, but I had no idea about the history behind them. Lucky you to have such a nice lunch. Striking artwork on the building.
Nick Paoni31-Mar-2022 19:30
So much to see and appreciate here. My favorite features are the rooster and cat.
larose forest photos31-Mar-2022 19:19
Love the shot but what a story to go with it! Really interesting. I had no idea about any of that. V
Walter Otto Koenig31-Mar-2022 13:36
Cool shot and interesting story. Muffaletta sounds good to me. "V"
Alan K31-Mar-2022 04:47
Wow, it's a long, long road from mafiosi to fluffy white kittens and a band with a chicken in it. Which I do trust is not some kind of obscure Sicilian metaphor. This was a good shot with a fascinating story behind it.
Dennis Hoyne31-Mar-2022 03:40
The muffalettas sound quite good, I would love one for lunch. That is quite an
interesting history. Does the family still own this business?
joseantonio31-Mar-2022 03:21
nice image and fascinating history. I had no idea of it before.V.
waterfalls man31-Mar-2022 01:06
Great Shot V!!
Helen Betts31-Mar-2022 00:17
Great shot of this shop with the striking mural, and such an interesting history as well. V.