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A Short History of Route 88
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Not NEBBY enough in the feature episodes? Check out these exciting extra scenes that didn't make the shows' final cuts!
Meat Pittsburgh EXTRA: SALEM'S TEAS
Abdullah Salem gives us a quick tour of the tea shelves in his family's international market called Salem's (2923 Penn Avenue in the Strip District.) Different people in different countries have different expectations when it comes to their favorite beverage! Salem's knows how to give its many customers a taste of home.
Meat Pittsburgh EXTRA: SHOWCASE CORNBREAD CUTTING
Drew Allen from Showcase Barbecue (6800 Frankstown Road in Homewood) makes some great cornbread as well as some stupendous smoked meats and tasty side dishes. He is very particular about how the cornbread is cut! You can call him the Barbecue Bully or @BigBlitzburgh fro Pittsburgh!
Meat Pittsburgh EXTRA: RICCI RECIPES
Ernie Ricci, the Sausage Prince of McKees Rocks, tells the tale of his grandmother's secret recipes and the USDA federal inspection process. Everyone knows it's that extra family touch that makes it so delicious.
Meat Pittsburgh EXTRA: POUNDS FEEDING PIPES
When we were at Pounds Turkey Farm in Leechburg PA just before Thanksgiving in 2017, we learned a lot, but we didn't have time in the program to include everything we learned. Here Rick Pounds explains how they get feed to the turkeys through an underground system of pipes. Cameraman Frank Caloiero also asks about the timetable for these hungry birds.
Meat Pittsburgh EXTRA: WHITFIELD RABBIT PORCHETTA
Chef Beth Zozula at Whitfield in the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh shows how she seasons and ties a rabbit loin into a cool little porchetta. We watched this while gathering video for MEAT PITTSBURGH but couldn't squeeze this sequence into the program. Now it's a NEBBY extra!
ROUTE 88 EXTRA: Greenfield Bend
A piece of the show we ended up cutting. Because we were running long, not because this wasn't interesting and beautiful. And David Safin's closing comment is completely nebby.