Last Saturday night, I had exactly $7 warming my pocket in the River North area. I could have whipped out a credit card for dinner, but didn't want to invest too much time in a restaurant. I was tired and wanted to go home. I also needed something to eat.
I stopped by Jim's for a Polish dressed with grilled onions and mustard and a side of crispy fries for $3.25 plus a Pepsi for $0.85 for a grand total of $4.10. In a moment of generosity, I gave them a tip of $1. There is nothing better than eating a Polish while listening to the radio and looking at the billion dollar Chicago skyline.
Well, not on a Saturday, but...
its February again, Black History Month again. Realized this (sad to say) only when I happened to be in the Taylor/Roosevelt area at about 3:30pm a couple of days ago, and so stopped in to Jim's, and saw the signs
The "all sandwiches with fries for $1.50" deal - only the greatest food deal in all of Chicagoland for the year - is back! Its only between 3pm and 5pm (on, I think, Monday thru Thursday?), but its back. And a quite ridiculous deal it was, too - a couple of very good sandwiches and good fries, for the grand total of 3 bucks including tax! The sandwiches were very good on the day, and even the fries were pretty damn good.. probably because the food was so hot and fresh and turning over so fast (there was a little bit of a line building, by the time I was done it was increasing even more).
One has the option of pretty much any sandwich and fries for 1.50, BTW - Polish, Beef Polish, PorkChop, Burger, Cheeseburger, or Double-Cheeseburger(!), even Chicken or Fish IIRC. Probably only 1 week left for this deal now.. but if anyone happens to be the vicinity of Taylor/Roosevelt between 3 and 5pm next week, Id strongly recommend stopping in - due to the very very rapid turnover (probably), both the sandwich and the fries were even better than they had been for me the past couple of times at Jim's (at relatively unusual times - like evening once, 2am once, that sort of thing