Pete & Sam’s, from the ashes, celebrates 70th anniversary

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 20, 2018 2:07 PM CT | Published: September 17, 2018 7:28 PM CT
In 1948, Sam Bomarito was back from the war, settled back in his hometown and had about $3,000 to put in a business. His cousin, Pete Romeo from Chicago, had about the same. They teamed up and opened Pete & Sam’s, but Pete wasn’t long for a sleepy river town.


Memphis restaurants Pete & Sam's Sam Bomarito
Jennifer Biggs

Jennifer Biggs

Jennifer Biggs is a native Memphian and veteran food writer and journalist who covers all things food, dining and spirits related for The Daily Memphian.


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