I’ve been hearing about this Italian food store in Dallas called Jimmy’s Food Store for quite some time, and today I finally had the chance to check it out. Think Eatzi’s meets local Italian flare. It has the ambiance of a village market with a wide variety of meats, cheeses, pastas, wine, dessert, and fresh produce.
Aside from all of the market varieties offered, they also have a great deli with some delicious Italian Sandwich selections. I opted for the Muffaletta and in return received quite the monstrosity. This sucker was huge. Laced with delicious Mortadella, Ham, Provolone, Genoa Salami, and Olive Salad it was packed full of flavor and absolutely big enough for two.
Jimmy offers Saturday food tastings and monthly wine tastings and today we got to sample a little of both. After tasting some delicious Mionetto Prosecco and “Barbera D’Alba” from the Pertinace winery, we have two more reasons to stay inside this Halloween weekend. 🙂
Chef Gorji was also on hand to cook up some of his specialty dishes from his Mediterranean restaurant, Canary, in Addison. His line of sauces and dipping oils were absolutely divine. His Mediterranean pizza, served on pita instead of traditional pizza crust, was delicious. Chef Gorji’s cuisine comes to life from his vast experience in Greek, Italian, Spanish, French, Middle Eastern and North African cuisine. I will definitely be checking out his restaurant and giving a full report soon.
Matt and I rarely go out to eat Italian food so needless to say it dominates my kitchen menu. Due to the high fat content and sky high calorie count, I prefer to cook it at home where I can control how much cheese and oil go into the dishes. So a place like Jimmy’s is definitely a go to spot for the at home Italian cook. If you don’t cook, then no worries, they have a huge selection of frozen pastas and sauces.
Go check it out if you’re in the Dallas area. It’s a fun spot to kill a few hours on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon!
Frank Sinatra:I tried to think of some new artist I’ve been following or song I’m loving at the moment, but you just can’t talk Italian food and not think Sinatra. I’ve included him on posts in the past…and here’s another one!