Jimmy's Food Store

My opinion of Dallas just got a little better. Foodie-Friend-Yvonne, introduced me to a new beacon of hope . . . Jimmy's Food Store. Imagine an Italian specialty store in New York transplanted to the streets of Dallas. I'm in heaven. It is run by the DiCarlo family (The picture above is Marie DiCarlo making her famous meatballs.) They have rack after rack of Italian wine, Italian brands you can't find anywhere, and sandwiches that bring people out of the woodworks. I asked the Sandwich Guy if they sold pork shoulder, and he bent down and pulled out a 6 1/2 pounder. I seasoned it up, and the pork shoulder pernil I wrote about earlier is now roasting in the oven. Here are a few favorites I spotted: