I wasn’t quite sure if Jimmy’s would live up to my expectations when I first found the place. I’ve always heard how great the sandwiches are and how much I’d love the food. At first glance, I wasn’t convinced.
The market-style restaurant threw me off initially, until I got a good look of the layout of the place. I couldn’t help but notice the funny looks given to me and D Magazine’s shopping intern, Maggie, when we walked in wearing heels and holding our iPhones. It’s not the type of place where a dress code is enforced. Continue reading "The Dallas Must-Do List: Eat a Jimmy’s Sandwich"
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I’ve been told the best restaurants are found in the worst places. You know, those old hole-in-the-wall joints that always seem to have lines stretching down the street. Who knew I would happen upon one such place today in my quest to try the cinnamon roll at the Mecca restaurant?
So far I have done just 10 of the Things Every Dallasite Must Do, so I set out to accomplish No. 11: consuming the aforementioned breakfast treat. Among the tire stores, carpet warehouses, and gentleman’s clubs on Harry Hines Boulevard, I couldn’t help but worry that I had chosen the wrong adventure. Surely nothing delicious could come from such an out-of-the-way area. Raised in a growing Dallas suburb where Starbucks mounts every corner and there are pastry shops aplenty, I was skeptical as I parked in the dusty parking lot and shuffled into the crowded old diner where I had called earlier to reserve two cinnamon rolls (I was told that if I didn’t reserve them, my trip would probably be in vain). Continue reading "Dallas Must-Do List: Eat a Cinnamon Roll at Mecca"
I know it’s embarrassing, but I’ve only done 4 of the Things Every Dallasite Must Do. This only encourages me to set out and accomplish as many as I can. First on my to-do list is: Eat chicken fried steak at Babe’s in Roanoke.
There’s something about coming to Roanoke to eat at Babe’s chicken that really sets the mood for fine dining. Of course, “fine” is a term used loosely, considering Babe’s in Roanoke has been around for 18 years and your chances of running into a local hillbilly greatly increase when walking in. But regardless of the way the restaurant looks, you know for a fact you’re going soon to be eating your weight in chicken or chicken-fried steak, as those are your only two options on the menu.
Though the restaurant has nine locations now, I’m partial to the original in Roanoke, since I live only 5 minutes down the road from it. So it came as a shock to me when I realized I had never actually ordered the chicken-fried steak. Time and time again I would resort to my usual order of fried chicken, but on Monday night, I ventured off and ordered what was said to be so legendary. Continue reading "The Dallas Must-Do List: Eat Chicken-Fried Steak at Babe’s Chicken Dinner House in Roanoke"