Monday, May 05, 2008

mystery solved

I was perusing the Sacramento Union, and actually kind of enjoying it (is that a measure of how bad the Bee is?), and in an article about a local Olive Garden manager being sent to the Olive Garden insitute in Tuscany (yes, that is a real thing that really happens) was embedded this piece of information: the now defunct Jazzmen's Art of Pasta in Old Sac was so named because the owner had a granddaughter named Jazzmen! That makes it way less insane.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

wait, jazzmen as in jasimine?
Man that really makes a lot more sense.

Ahh yes, old Olive U

-Natalie

Anonymous said...

I used to work there.. in like '90??

-Whause

FFT said...

That K.J. feature was weak, if I may say so.

beckler said...

How was the food? What was the inside like? I never went in there.

Anonymous said...

I went on one of my first dates at Jazzmen's, this would have been like 1993, so I don't know if Woodhouse still worked there. I remember the food being regular mundane pasta dishes, but I was in high school so I wasn't really paying attention. This was the 2nd date, and our first date was at the Spaghetti Factory. He loved nasty pasta! Anyway, I remember that there was a fusion jazz band playing at Jazzmen's the night we were there, and it sort of made me feel sophisticated.

-MH

Anonymous said...

I don't know why the hell I ate there, but I did -- maybe it was when I was dating Woodhouse and I was waiting for him to get off work. All I remember about the dining was that it was 'al fresco' and total shit -- not Chooz a Pasta bad, just Johnny Carino's bad. It was right by that weird record store, right? The one where the dude yells, "Everything is 90% today!!!" but you still end up paying $6 for a Freddy Cannon 45.


-- Patrone

beckler said...

Old Sac is so freaking weird. I try to get into it (that should be their motto: get into the Old Sac) but it's hard. Like I tried to write a review of fanny anns for midtown monthly, but it sucked too bad. I've never eaten at any Fats restaurant, and I don't really want to either.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, they had fuzak in the courtyard, I forgot! I have so many memories from there. The one dude didn't get a raise and pissed on the manager's door, that was awesome. The bar would cut me off after two (whole) pitchers of soda (why am I still alive?). The drummer from Sinz Of The Flesh was one of the managers. "Iron" Stew would make me the best ever not-on-the-menu dinner every night. I got my first raise, 15 cents (ow!!). There was this cool waiter dude who got me into both Miles Davis and Slayer (!). I can still bust out a decent lasagne in a pinch......
---------Whauzerz

Anonymous said...

so how was that Freddy Cannon single?

-omf

Anonymous said...

I'll have you know, Wizenheimer, that I actually bought my one and only Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon 45 at that odd junk shop/drug front The Alamo, now known as WHISKEY WILD!

-- Patrone

beckler said...

hmm...there was an article in the Bee today that California Fats is closing. Crazy.

deeann said...

Whauzerz says....

"The one dude didn't get a raise and pissed on the manager's door, that was awesome."

Hah-ha. I remember hearing about that but can't remember who.

Stew still pops over and whips up some crazy and excellent food.

The 4th & S crew needs to get back together and get in the kitchen so we can have off-menu items at low low prices.

***

Beckler, you've probably already seen this, but California Fats closed.
"Get into the Old Sac" makes me giggle.

Anonymous said...

sins of the flesh drummer! richie?
Ed C.

Anonymous said...

Richie G.! Yup!

-Whoz