Wednesday, October 25, 2006

something cool from J. Greenberg

this is right up some of your alleys:

Hi folks,
I try hard not to let my various endeavors overlap. But tomorrow
night, Wednesday at 7pm, KVIE will air a program that I produced, and
that I'm very proud of. If you have an interest in Sacramento History
-- particularly the strange stuff that doesn't make it into the history
books -- then I hope you'll tune in to Channel 6 for HIDDEN HISTORY...
In this program, hosted by comedian Jack Gallagher, we visit sites like
the Old City Cemetery and the Sacramento Archives to unearth strange
tales of Sacramento history. Things airship hovering over
the Capitol dome seven years before the Wright Brothers made their
famous flight. Or an amateur filmmakers' club that saved the American
River Parkway...
I'd be eternally grateful if you tune in tomorrow (Wednesday) night at
7pm...and even more in your debt if you'd e-mail me and let me know
what you thought of the show. We're hoping to produce more of these
programs under the same banner, and viewer feedback woudl go a long way
toward helping that cause...
Take care,

Another cool thing is that Sampino's Towne foods on 16th and F already seems to be more successful than the owner had hoped. Smiller went by there yesterday and the guy was stoked that he had made 178 sandwiches yesterday! He sole us some excellent cod and gave smiller half a chicken for free! It makes me happy to see a new, independent business prosper right off the bat.


Anonymous said...

Good Lord, Beckler, you've become my one-woman peanut gallery! Thanks for helping to get the word out. I'll have to give you and smiller half a chicken next time I see you...

Take care,

Josh Nice said...

is that show going to be available on DVD? how can we get it if we're not in sacto?

beckler said...

i could try and record it on scott's vcr. do you have a vcr over there in libraria? congrats on the job!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Josh, I just took a look at your blog; fascinating stuff about a part of the world I know too little about. I'd be glad to send you a DVD of the show. Just e-mail me your address at Take care, and keep writing...


Josh Nice said...

no vcr, but thanks anyway. rad that smiller still has one. funny for a sec i had to sit and think about what vcr stands for. i thought it was some new technology that i wasn't hip to.

Smitty said...

Speaking of Sac, Morants got a mention at

beckler said...

that's a cool post. I've only had morants sausage once, when michele bought an assortment for camping, and if i remember correctly only one, or maybe two of the three were standouts, but the ones that were good were fucking good. can anyone remember which one was the best? i think it was a german one, and that the hot one was way too hot. was there a merguez? i also grilled up a fra'mani that night, which is one of the best sausages evs!

Anonymous said...

I think I remember the bratwurst being the best; the boerwurst was too salty and a bit dry (maybe it was overcooked), but still good. Was there a third? If so, I can not remember it. We got cold cuts, too, like lyonerwurst, which turned out to just be a sort of bologna.


beckler said...

Hi Ben!
I am pretty sure there was a really spicy one, too. Man, that fra'mani sausage is really amazing. I wish I trade you guys some for some bagel hole bagels. I'm eating a safeway bagel for lunch, tragic.