Around the Web today

Our old pal Tom Ziller has his official Kings 2009-2010 preview up at Sactown Royalty. Though since we’ve already played a game I guess that makes it just his view now. “Last Year’s Record: No Comment.” Heh.

And a little blog called the New York Times has “36 Hours in Sacramento.” The discuss Ella, Tower Cafe, Old Sac, the CA budget crisis, and Faces. They also slyly call our “more trees per capita” status into question. It’s not like we say “prettiest trees in the world,” right? It’s a statistical fact that should be easy to confirm. Big city jerks.

Your Sac Raggers on Twitter!

There’s a new shopping-list aggregator slash celebrity-death announcer program on the market called Twitter, and some of your favorite Sac Rag contributors are on it! Follow @CoolDMZ, @RonTopofIt, @stickiepants, @SinghintheCity and of course @TheSacRag.

We are jumping into this new media world with both feet. “With both feet” means you wait until something’s saturation borders on disgusting before you try it, right?

New favorite blog: Perfecto Taco de Sacto

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I just discovered my new favorite blog via Urbanspoon: Perfecto Taco de Sacto

We’re just two hungry kids on the lookout for Sacramento’s best taco. Soft or crunchy, flour or corn, pollo, asada or carnitas: if they’re tacos we’ll try ’em.

The hungry kids in question, Pablo and Tara, have hit up dozens of restaurants in the area. While I’m more of a burrito man myself, their chercher d’taco is a quest I can get behind.

Epicureanized! at Boon Boon

Mrs Cool and I try to patronize Boon Boon at least every couple of weeks. I heard somewhere that the economy is bad (…), and since Boon Boon is located in a major dead zone, we like to do our part to stimulate the micro-economy of this odd little fusion restaurant.

I’m not accustomed to seeing any other patrons at the ‘Boon, but this particular visit the place was packed, with a massive party of diners who almost filled the place to capacity. The small crew was working like mad — there is usually one one gal manning the counter, with a small cooking crew in the back making with the yummy. The massive group of diners seemed to have a leader who was picking up hosting duties, passing out some appetizers and, ahem, spicy Thai soup. Turns out it was none other than the Sacramento Epicureans and their fearless leader, Paul Somerhausen. I checked in with Paul about their meal.

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New film blog/community debuts

Andy Richter Jack Nance in “Eraserhead”

Film critic extraordinaire and die-hard zydeco apologist DB, launches a new site Monday (November 10), The E Street Film Society. DB writes:

Any of you who have followed my other blogs (The Barnesyard and Movie City USA) know what you are in for, but this blog will lean much heavier towards movie reviews, discussion, and interactivity. My goals are threefold:

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Yogurt + Monkey = Awesome

Not unlike the Ouroboros, frozen yogurt has become today’s version of smoothies, which were the then-updated version of frozen yogurt, which was the answer to hippie elixirs, which were the answer to the malteds, which were the answer to the original Coca Cola (with gen-u-ine narcotics.)

It’s the trite adage that “everything old is new again,” much like the kids who are wearing ’80s fashions (and shame on you for the adults who are — if you’re old enough to remember it from the first time, you’re too old to be wearing it now.)

Here’s what I know now about the local fro-yo joints:

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