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txram Dec 22, 2010 10:01 AM

Forgive me if this has already been discussed, but I couldn't find anything about it on the board...

Went over to Jimmy's to pick up some lasagnas for Christmas and noticed that they're serving a new sandwich. The "Philly Roast Pork" has thinly sliced roast pork, au jus, cheese (for the life of me I can't remember what kind), broccoli rabe and red peppers. While I'm familiar with this type of sandwich - DiNic's at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia comes to mind - I've never had one, so I've got nothing to compare it to.

Having said that it, Jimmy's was pretty darn good. Soaked and swimming in a pool of au jus (just like a really well dipped Italian beef), the pork was tender and flavorful. The partially melted cheese and red peppers were good as well. My only "complaint" - if you want to call it that - was that it was loaded with broccoli rabe. I'm not a huge fan of it in general, so I did take a little of it off the sanwich.

Overall, it was $6.99 well spent and I'll be having it again!

Anyone else try it yet? Thoughts?

 
  1. DallasDude Dec 26, 2010 02:16 PM

    Sound like an homage to DiNic's in PA market area. See pic below...

     
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      94degrees Dec 25, 2010 09:17 AM

      txram, it's like you're me....from the future! I was going to post a review to make the same comments.

      The broccoli rabe was a bit much. I never had it before but I liken it to turnip greens. The amount added too much bitter taste and made the bread a wet mess.

      I kept looking around for some pepper vinegar sauce to cut the bitterness. Everything else was good, though.

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        demigodh Dec 22, 2010 03:08 PM

        I've ordered it a couple of times for takeout and driven 5 minutes with it back to my house. By the time I would open 'em, they were a little too soggy for my taste. That said, they are phenomally tasty and I think I will order one tonight.

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          txram Dec 22, 2010 05:44 PM

          I'll agree with you that it gets pretty soggy, pretty quickly. I ate there, but by the time I got to the second half of the sandwich, it was pretty drenched.

          Definitely not one for me to pick up and drive home to McKinney to eat!

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          planojim Dec 22, 2010 02:41 PM

          In Philly, they use sharp provolone on the roast pork sandwiches.

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            head Dec 22, 2010 12:15 PM

            I saw the Man V Food about DiNic's and have been craving something similar ever since, will be sampling next week.

            1. twinwillow Dec 22, 2010 11:16 AM

              I'll be on it like flies on horse dung!

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