NYC’s Ice Cream Truck Turf War

Sunny Anderson tells guest Charles Holmes about the time two rival ice cream truck companies nearly came to blows in a Midtown Manhattan turf war. Produced by Paradiso Media for Food Network.Sources:“46 ice cream trucks are being seized in a New York City crackdown.” CNN.  “Ice cream truck driver gives us the Inside Scoop on New York turf wars.” CBC.  “Mister Softee has team spying on rival ice cream truck.” New York Post.  “34 Ice Cream Trucks Towed in Midtown ‘Operation Meltdown.’” The New York Times.  “The Magic of the Mister Softee Jingle.” Braithwaite.  “Mister Softee, Inc. v. Tsirkos.” Casetext.  “Mister Softee, Inc. v. Tsirkos.” Casetext.  “Mister Softee of Queens Inc. et al v. Tsirkos, No. 1:2014cv01975 - Document 51.” Justia US Law.  “Mister Softee and New York Ice Cream Lock Horns in Gritty Summertime Turf War.” Eater New York.  “Melting Profits Threaten the Ice Cream Man.” The New York Times.  “A Renegade Muscles In on Mister Softee’s Turf.” The New York Times.  “Operation Meltdown: De Blasio Administration Seizing 46 Ice Cream Trucks Involved in Shell Company Scam to Dodge $4.5 Million in Traffic Violations.”  “Our History.” Mister Softee.  “Judge Holds Ice Cream Truck Owner in Contempt in Cone War.” The New York Times.  “As Summer Begins, NYC’s Soft-Serve Turf War Reignites.” Eater NY.  “Master of Disaster Mister Softee Spinoff Banned by Judge.” NY Daily News. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

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Sunny Anderson hosts Cooked and Booked, the podcast where food and true crime get blitzed, blended and baked into one deliciously dangerous dish. Sunny is best known as a Food Network host, but she’s also a true crime obsessive. In each episode she walks guests through wild stories of scams, heists and criminal capers with tasty twists. Like any good menu, this podcast has a wide array of offerings. Some stories are savory, like one man’s multi-year scam to create and sell millions in fake vintage wine. Others are spicy, like a Michelin food critic who blows the lid off the whole “starred” system. And a few are sweet, like the orchestrated robbery of literal tons of maple syrup. Every episode is filled with decadent drama in culinary cahoots.Produced by Paradiso Media. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.