As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the cheap, but all are delicious to the extreme. Don't hesitate to share your own nominations in the comments. More of the dish's tasty details are after the jump.
No. 76 Meatball Sub at Jimmy's
For a mere 5.99 you can enjoy a true taste of Italy while soaking up a bit of Dallas history in what some residents of east Dallas fondly call the "flavorhood".[jump]
Jimmy's Foodstore is tucked away, hidden from the street hustle of imperial food giants, and enjoys a loyal clientele in search of fresh pastas, sauces, cheese and fresh meats. Jimmy's also carries an extensive line of Italian wines and other products, but those in the know succumb to the hand made meatballs that are lovingly made each day with mammas recipe.
To enjoy the meatballs as owners the Dicarlo family might in their own home, order a fresh made and lightly toasted sandwich that includes fresh mozzarella, sweet grilled peppers and onions, and their own marinara sauce.
There cannot be a Top 100 list in Dallas without including this legendary sandwich. May we also suggest a freshly filled canoli on the side?
Jimmy's Food Store
4901 Bryan Street, Dallas
No. 100: Oatmeal Pancakes at Legal Grounds
No. 99: Shanghai Buns at Jeng Chi Dumpling House
No. 98: Mashed Tater Parfait at Cowboy Chow
No. 97: Chicken and Waffles at Victor Tango's
No. 96: Colorado Lamb Osso Bucco at Hibiscus
No. 95: Flatbread Pizza at Dish
No. 94: First Chinese Barbecue in Richardson
No. 93: Elotes at Fuel City