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Dec 22, 2010 10:01 AM

New sandwich at Jimmy's

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?

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

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

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

        1. 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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          1. re: demigodh

            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!

          2. 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.