Control Data Australia Memories compiled by Brian Membrey
THE Red Pepper
363 Chapel Street, Prahran
Chapel Street, west side, around 40 metres north of Commercial Road
This was the "in" Friday pizza spot well after I left -
Somewhat confusing , but sorted after more research than most of the restaurant entries..
When I loaded this section of the site mid-
At the expense of some shoe leather and after being assured by Bryan Gardiner that it was still operating, I discovered it's actually now called The Old Pepper (I guess if a Pepper is 20 plus years old ... it's probably a better name than The Mouldy Pepper or The Shrivelled-
(The Architect and Designer of this culinary masterpiece confesses that the only difference between this and the Standard Special offering was that it forbade the addition of green capsicum and anchovies -
Two other pizza restaurants rated a mention at the October, 2013 lunch and we wonder whether it was illegal to run such an establishment without a having a P (phonetically pronounced "pee").
We had PePe's, the Red/Old PePPer and the other two that came up in conversation were PoPPa's Pizza Parlour and Pinocchio's, both in Toorak Road (there must have been a PePPeroni's somewhere!)
I certainly recall the latter two names, but I can't bring an image to mind. I remember an Italian/pizza restaurant south side about 30 metres east of Chapel Street and visiting two or three times with C.D.A. people and thought it may have been Poppa's, but Sparky reckons Poppa's was west of the railway line (and it's still there after a quick web search).
Great minds (and ours) think alike. Sparky and I are both right -
Not sure when Poppa's went westwards, but they were still at 172 in 1974.
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