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Beni di Batasiolo Ambassador at Jimmy’s Tonight

stefby Steven Doyle

What a fantastic evening to stroll Jimmy’s Food Store, Dallas’ premiere Italian grocer which also happens to curate the largest selection of Italian wine in the state of Texas.  This evening from 5 to 7pm meet Stefano Poggi, the brand Ambassador for Beni di Batasiolo. For $10 you will be able to taste a variety of the best Italy and graze an antipasti buffet prepared by Jimmy’s staff.  Continue reading

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Special Wine Tasting Tonight at Jimmy’s

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Jimmy’s Food Store will be tasting some great wines from Treasury Wine Estates tonight. Also there will be deep deals on the wines. You don’t want to miss this one.We will also have a large antipasti to go with the wines. So come by and pickup a glass, try some great Italian wine, eat some good food and buy a bunch of wine for the summer.  Continue reading

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Celebrate Meatball Day With Our Favorites

campisiby Steven Doyle

The meatball most Americans encounter are this fat, round composition of ground meats. It works best when made from a combination of lean ground beef and fatty ground pork or veal  along with moist bread or breadcrumbs, herbs, cheese, and a spot of egg to bind the whole mess together. Drenched in marinara and served atop a bowl of spaghetti, the meatball is a staple of Italian restaurants across America.

Food Network’s Mario Batali tells us, “The secret is day-old bread, soaked in milk or water, to bring lightness to the mixture. When you cook beef, pork or veal for too long, it starts to get tougher. But the bread in meatballs never gets tough. Use a lot of bread and your meatballs will be perfectly tender.”    Continue reading

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The Original Muffuletta Is A Mere Seven Hour Drive Away

central groceryby Steven Doyle

Originating n New Orleans, the muffuletta is a sandwich that’s made on a round, disc-like sesame bread filled with cured meats, marinated olives, and pickled vegetables. Though you can buy a muffuletta at any number of places in the city, it all began at Central Grocery in the French Quarter, where it came about as a way for Sicilians to combine the separate ingredients of their meal.

Central Grocery, a great place for fine Italian goods, sells the muffuletta by the round ($17.95) or half-round ($9.50), both of which come in their signature white paper wrappers. Two very hungry eaters may easily  put away the whole round.    Continue reading

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Any Reason To Celebrate A Sandwich Is OK By Us: National Sandwich Day

by Steven Doyle

There is little to make a sandwich wonderful other than  fantastic bread, well thought out seasonings and spreads, and a filling that should be unsurpassed. When deciding a list of our favorites, it seemed a more daunting task than originally thought. So much more came to mind as the list was settled.

With all the heartache of selecting which can stand alone as the very best, we humbly submit in no particular order sandwiches that we enjoy. Tell us your favorites and we will run out today and sample one. Continue reading

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Jimmy’s Food Store News

by Steven Doyle

We love our Jimmy’s Food Store. Not just for the killer good sandwiches, the best price for Parmigiano-Reggiano (the only cheese with their own theme song), and the best horde of Italian wines in the state, but also their email blasts that keep us informed of their doings at the East Dallas grocery,

Located at one of our favorite intersections in Dallas (think Urbano Café, The Dallasite, Mai’s Vietnamese and more) Jimmy’s is a little slice of New York’s Little Italy.   Continue reading

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Unusual Wine of The Week and an Inside Tip on One of the Best Wine Tasting Places in Dallas

IMG_20150119_200232by Andrew Chalk

Check out this wine, available at Dallas’ best Italian wine store, Jimmy’s, for $18. The 2013 Tramin Lagrein from Italy’s northernmost wine making region, Alto Adige. It is made from 100% Lagrein, an indigenous Alto Adige grape variety related to Syrah and Pinot Noir. I found the nose to resemble the lactic and cherry aromas of another Italian grape, Dolcetto. The wine’s representative, Josh Naquin of Republic National Distributing Company, said that with its nose of banana, white pepper and spices it reminded him of France’s cru beaujolais, the finest expression of the Gamay grape.  Continue reading

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