Having a guy like Alefantis with a place where they can have parties with perverse art is a good way for them to "feel out" new members and launder money. The pizza parlor as a mob front is a cliche for a reason. Possibly links in with the email about Obama having $65,000 in hot dogs flown in to the white house for a party.
Spirit cooking is a similar thing. People who would be dangerous to them (i.e., anyone who isn't horribly fucked in the head) either won't go or will go once and and never come again.
Yeah, that makes a lot more sense.
However, the $65k in pizza and hot-dogs isn't just pizza and hotdogs, but also transporting them, keeping them fresh, and if he sent Air Force One and a security detail, that's part of that 65k. It might be like getting cheesesteaks from Pat's, or ice cream from the Penn State Creamery. My question is, is there a particular well known "best" chicago-style pizza place? But even if there is, weren't the dogs just generic dogs from Wrigley field?