LYD Recommendation: Sandwiches are never just sandwiches at Jimmy’s, and they really should be treated as treasured creations of the Dallas food community! Just make sure you snatch up a bag a chips, a cream soda, and a chocolate canoli, and unwrap that sandwich fast! Bon appetit y’all!
Some days you just don’t have time to sit down and enjoy a meal at the dinner table, and if you are like LYD, you might need a tasty refueling every now and again to keep up your energy. Jimmy's Food Store in East Dallas at Fitzhugh and Bryan St. will make a quick and satisfying meal in less than 15 minutes guaranteed! They can get you set up with snappy pick-up phone orders as well, ready and steaming for when you walk the door!
Jimmy’s has survived 44 years in an ever-evolving neighborhood, several changes of ownership within the DiCarlo Family, and a nearly destructible fire. Attributing to Jimmy’s long-term success is most likely due to its loyal fan base, excellent customer service, ability to adapt to customer requests, thousands of unique and imported products, and most importantly those saucy, spicy, hearty, and ever-savory meatballs which are still true to Mama DiCarlo’s original recipe. Jimmy’s is not your typical restaurant, it is actually a family-owned and fully operational grocery store with aisles of fresh produce, meats and sausages packaged on site, canned jams, authentic Italian noodles, imported cookies, homemade pastries and desserts, and racks of red and white wine straight from the hills of Tuscany. Glaze your eyes on the thousands of offerings this Italian ‘Supermercado’ has down each aisle. The Italian focus began a little over 10 years ago and since then, most brands have been imported from the Mother Country or made by Jimmy’s themselves. Jimmy’s sausage is stuffed on site and is featured all over the the city on different restaurant menus to support the local but delicious DiCarlo namesake. When you walk into Jimmy’s, head straight to the back to the deli counter and order a one of their unforgettable sandwiches, salads, handmade sausages, fresh noodles, or Tiramisus. Then while you wait to unwrap your sandwich delight, take a jaunt around the store and grab a beer, some ingredients for your dinner tomorrow, and a canoli that even Don Vito Corleone would approve of. Jimmy’s has it all!
Jimmy’s Food Store has all of your favorite sandwiches and that includes the Italian Sub, the Cuban Sandwich, the classic Meatball Sub and other Jimmy’s specials, a Muffaletta as flavorful as the New Orleans night life, and different types of crispy Paninos, among others. The Italian Sub is a simple sandy stuffed with meats such as mortadella, capicola, sopressata, pepperoni and topped with provolone cheese on your choice of white or wheat sub. Don’t forget to top it off with some garden fresh veggies: crisp romaine lettuce, juicy but sweet tomatoes, sour pickles, tear-jerking onions, and spicy peppers, and really have it your way! If you have few minutes to spare, the meat-filled toasted Cuban sandwich is prepared hot and one of the top picks at Jimmy’s; but beware that eating this sandwich will have a side effect of future cravings so bad you’re going to want to get it again and again! It is layered with tender ham, moist roast pork, creamy melted swiss cheese, pickles with just the right spice, and a mojo sauce that is sure to give you a kick. Jimmy's mojo sauce can either be ordered mild or spicy, and LYD who is never afraid of a challenge or any spice, definitely says Jimmy’s “spicy” is HOT as fire! Be careful before requesting this extremely tasty green sauce at this level of spice because it will be setting off all alarms in your mouth! With a little bit of research, LYD found out that typically Cuban mojo sauce is made from the juice of very sour oranges, tons of garlic, vinegar, and salt and pepper. But if you're looking for the ultimate fan fave sandwich, according to LYD’s sandwich maker, get the Italian Sausage Sandwich. It is crammed with a hearty marinara sauce, Jimmy’s special sausage, lavish amounts of mozzarella cheese, and infused with plenty of bold and zesty spices. It may look like a giant sandwich at the beginning, but your stomach is going to be challenged to finish it bite after bite If you are in the mood for a light but filling sandwich on a hot, hot day then make sure to try the Prosciutto Panino, which is big enough for two. It’s a 6 inch circular Italian bread bun overflowing with smooth and fresh mozzarella, juicy plum tomatoes, and salty but slightly sweet prosciutto drizzled with olive oil and topped with basil leaves for the extra pizazz your mouth needs.
No dinner is complete without dessert (at least not in LYD’s mind) and Jimmy’s Food Store has plenty of choices: hand-made canolis, Tiramisu, Italian cream cakes, eclairs, and gooey chocolate cake! No matter what you choose, you won’t be disappointed because these desserts are all made right in the store in Jimmy's special way. Grab an Italian cream soda, an Italian beer, or any of the refreshing and unique canned drinks Jimmy's has to offer and wash all this goodness down.
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