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abolt wrote:They open at 7am for beignets and coffee. If this is on your way to work definitely stop by.
Lamps, not heat lamps, reheated to order.AlekH wrote:The pizza is kept under heat lamps although
G Wiv wrote:Stopped at Jimmy's PC for a couple of slices last week and hit the bonus round, kimchi, mushroom and garlic, no bulgogi on hand. Exceptional pizza, exceptional combination, exceptional flavor, can't wait to try one with bulgogi.
groovedirk wrote:Now he just needs some garlic shakers to go with the oregano (no one has an oregano shaker in NY) and pepper flakes shakers...
groovedirk wrote:I have been to Jimmys a couple times now. The first for beignets, which I liked (but they didn't quite blow me away), and the last two times for pizza. The beignets at Cafe Du Monde in N.O. somehow seem larger than life in my memory. I enjoyed the beignets at Jimmy, and they are the best (only) substitutes in town that I know of, but they lacked a certain something. They reminded me more of the zeppoles, fried dough balls I would get at NY Italian street festivals when I was a kid, just in a square shape rather than a ball. Not a bad thing just not the puffy, beignet feel/taste/experience I get from Cafe Du Monde.
On to the pizza. Being a former New Yorker (born and bred for 19 years) I was excited to try Jimmys pizza and I have to say without reservation it is the best approximation of NY pizza I have had here (and I have tried alot, if not all, of the NY-styled spots). There's a reasonable diversity of slices in NY but this one reminds me so much of a little spot on 8th Street (right next door to Orange Julius, now shuttered) that it was eerie. That wasn't my all-time favorite slice in NY, but I liked it well enough and having an almost carbon copy of it a mile from my home is a very nice thing.
I hope Jimmys is around for a long time.
Now he just needs some garlic shakers to go with the oregano (no one has an oregano shaker in NY) and pepper flakes shakers...
Evolved naturally from a conversation I was having with Jimmy and his mom Sarah.Josephine wrote:Like that innovation in flavor, G Wiv! Was it your idea or was Jimmy serving it up to his family?
Stephen wrote:Someone asked about delivery when i was there and they said it should be starting up fairly soon.
BR wrote:People are always giving me recommendations on New York-style pizza places here in Chicago, and up until my first visit to Jimmy's, I've typically been disappointed in those recommendations.
BR wrote:I didn't try the beignets, but note that they now have cannoli (which I also did not try). They make the filling in-house, but the shells come from elsewhere. I didn't have the nerve to tell him that they should fill them to order (they were pre-filled in the display case).
ronnie_suburban wrote:I would have been grateful to see shakers of parmesan, oregano, chili flakes -- or anything else, for that matter -- because the pizza could have used it but I didn't see any of them.
ronnie_suburban wrote:I thought the sauce was bland.