Restaurant review: Sacred Pepper is 'burb-dacious

May 18, 2016

What's this itemChef James Maita is in the house, and there’s a major new addition to the Bay area’s restaurant scene. He’s not breaking new boundaries, but his kitchen delivers an exquisite Mediterranean twist on refined American cuisine amidst Enrique Crespo’s striking decor. about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

Tampa Resident Reveals True Colors In Newly Designed L.A. Townhouse

May 13, 2016

What's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...Bright, bold and a bit unconventional. What describes a newly decorated, vibrantly designed, Los Angeles townhouse owned by a prominent Tampa family, applies to more than just the stylish space; it’s also an apt description of homeowner Candy DeBartolo, who collaborated with Tampa Bay design professional Enrique Crespo, to furnish and finish rooms to reflect her fashion sense, fearlessness and individuality.

Metro Pix: DeBartolo Celebrates Sacred Pepper

April 22, 2016

Sacred Pepper opened in North Tampa and the DeBartolo Family Foundation presented the “Spirit of Humanity Award”
Owner Candy DeBartolo, General Manager Chad Bash and Interior Designer Enrique Crespo hosted a media tour prior to “Charity Night” at Sacred Pepper, DeBartolo Holdings’ new restaurant concept opening in North Tampa.


New Sacred Pepper brings bold flair to North Tampa

April 16, 2016

Given the proliferation of chain restaurants in North Tampa, Candy DeBartolo was eager to launch a bold dining destination. 

Opening Tuesday, DeBartolo Holdings' new restaurant, Sacred Pepper, is set to offer contemporary American cuisine with a bit of Mediterranean influence. The eatery, whose tagline is “Food. Flavors. People. Style,” is located at 15405 N. Dale Mabry Highway, where Grille One Sixteen previously operated.

Candy DeBartolo brings a family approach to Sacred Pepper, her new Carrollwood restaurant

April 14, 2016

The recipe for homemade marinara sauce isn't a secret here.


Instead, it's written out in beautiful, cursive handwriting, scrolled across the lofty mirrored wall in the dining room.


The recipe and the handwriting come from Candy DeBartolo, owner of Carrollwood's newest restaurant. For her, the family recipe symbolizes sharing good times with friends and family, and using her own handwriting on the reflective wall is just one way she adds a personal touch.

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