Two decades after New Jersey native Rich Pepe opened his first Carmel café, his Pèpe International enterprise includes Little Napoli on Dolores Street in Carmel, Pèppoli at the Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach, Carmel Bakery on Ocean Avenue in Carmel, Pèpe Wine and Pèpe & Pants pasta sauces. In July, Pèpe opened Vino Napoli on Dolores Street in Carmel for wine tasting and light bites, just weeks
Ciao Amici (hello friends),
We are excited to announce the arrival of Marchese Piero Antinori, our partner at Pèppoli at Pebble Beach. Piero, legendary ambassador of Italian wines will be here visiting from his home in Florence, Italy and will be here to help celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Pèppoli Restaurant. While this is certainly just a fraction of the over 600-year history of the Antinori family wine empire, we are all very proud of this accomplishment. Piero will be joined by his renowned chef Cinzia Nenci, from the Antinori estate of Fonte de Medici.
Three wonderful events are planned and
Dear Mr. Italy,
Here in America I see today’s chefs put salt and black pepper on EVERYTHING! But yet when I travel abroad, I rarely see black pepper used much at all, especially in Italy. And growing up Italian-American, I don’t remember my mom and grandmothers using it much either. What’s the story?
Gina Raggazina, Brookline, Mass.
On Friday, April 25th, it is time for our 3rd Annual Run/Walk on Carmel Beach with Jeff Galloway. Runner, walker, trainer, author, motivational speaker, race director and former Olympian…there may not be a stronger voice in the world of running & fitness today than Jeff Galloway.
Jeff has developed a Run/Walk Program, which is designed so everyone goes at their own pace and accomplishes their own goals. Jeff has completed over 120 marathons and competed in the 1972 Olympics in Munich.
Little Napoli, my restaurant in Carmel-by-the-Sea, is a BRONZE LEVEL SPONSOR of the Big Sur Marathon, and this event coincides with
Inviting accommodations and genuine hospitality create an indulgent retreat after a day experiencing the incomparable Pebble Beach Resorts. Why not come a day early and stay for a game of golf? Most rooms feature a private patio or balcony with magnificent views of forest, fairways or ocean, along with a cozy fireplace too..
The Greatest Boxer Singer of them all!
Frank Sinatra at the Hoboken YMCA
My dad, Johnny Pepe, and Frank Sinatra grew up together in Hoboken, NJ. Back in the 20's and early 30's the best place to hang around (if you wanted to stay out of trouble) was the Hoboken YMCA. My dad wrestled on the team there, and Frank on occasion would put on the gloves. Frank's father fought professionally under the name of Marty O'Brien, but Frank soon realized he'd make a better singer than a fighter,
Community role models don't come any better than Kathy and Max Garcia. Owners and operators of Salinas-based Garcia Boxing, the husband-and-wife team runs a successful business and uses their success to reach out to help young people in the community.
Kathy and Max Garcia
"Kids need to develop good character, good morals and healthy habits early," says Kathy. "Why wouldn't we want to provide that opportunity where we can?" Garcia Boxing has become one of the most respected boxing organizations in California and has generated a winning style in the ring and in the community. The training and national success
Italians have gained great notoriety and fame in the boxing ring. In fact, three of the most famous boxing movies were biographies of Italians: Rocky Graziano (Somebody Up There Likes Me), Jake LaMotta (Raging Bull), and Rocky Balboa (Rocky). OK, that last one was fiction, but here is a short list of famous paisanos who held world championships.
Jimmy "White" Amato