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G Wiv wrote:LTH,
Jack's is a large scale coffee shop/restaurant with Jewish, as opposed to Greek, sensibilities.
Olde School wrote:Pork roast, pork loin, and pork chops, however, are problematic.
midas wrote:I just find it hilarious that this is the first line of your post and you then go on to talk about the bacon. It's not that I disagree with your assesment. I just find if funny.
David Hammond wrote:My daughter has a vegetarian friend who sucks her bacon.
riddlemay wrote:Lovers of thick-cut/slab bacon will want to know that the calf's-liver-and-bacon at The Erie Cafe comes with like an eight-inch length of it sitting atop the liver.
eatchicago wrote:David Hammond wrote:My daughter has a vegetarian friend who sucks her bacon.
Can I get that quote printed on a t-shirt? I nearly fell out of my chair.
Michael / EC
G Wiv wrote:Matzo Ball Soup
Cathy2 wrote:Erik M and I thought the thick slab bacon just might be deep fat fried.
Mhays wrote:If the Matzo Ball fills the soup bowl, how do you know if it's a floater or a sinker?
Mhays wrote:We stopped at Jack's for dinner once fortuitously on Prime Rib Special day. It was quite a while ago, but IIRC we were very pleasantly surprised.
G Wiv wrote:My bride is the occasional fan of Jack's prime rib, not exactly Lawry's...
ronnie_suburban wrote:Then Jack's ceased to be open 24 hours and it lost a bit of its appeal . . . and no more pictures of staffers on the wall, either. It just ain't that kind of place anymore. Yeah, things change. Sucks, doesn't it?
riddlemay wrote:Sadly, not even Lawry's is exactly Lawry's anymore--based on my last visit there a few months ago, which was my first visit in more than twenty years.
iblock9 wrote:ronnie_suburban wrote:Then Jack's ceased to be open 24 hours and it lost a bit of its appeal . . . and no more pictures of staffers on the wall, either. It just ain't that kind of place anymore. Yeah, things change. Sucks, doesn't it?
I put Jacks in the same category as the once great Barnum & Bagel. When I was a kid I remember waiting in line at both places on Sunday nights with my folks and my grandparents. half hour waits were not uncommon and the food justified the crowds. It also probably didnt hurt that you could feed a large 3-generational family for sub-$50. Later, when home from college, Jacks was a must stop on the 3am ride home from whatever place had quarter beers on special. Often times I have found myself stopping a Jack or in the past B & B for a bowl of soup on the way home from the airport.
Now, for whatever reason, the food and atmosphere hasnt held up. Things changed for me when that curmudgeonly AK "Mike" stopped working the front of the house...the fries got a little soggier, the soup a little saltier....gradually the place became a pass by of little consideration on the way from here to there. Sadly things change, and it sometimes sucks. I put Jacks soundly in the same category as Barnum & Bagel in my heirarchy of Jewish-leaning coffee chops--a fond memory and not much more.