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  • Post #61 - September 5th, 2015, 8:31 am
    Post #61 - September 5th, 2015, 8:31 am Post #61 - September 5th, 2015, 8:31 am
    WBEZ's Curious City had a segment on the Jim Shoe this week. http://www.wbez.org/series/curious-city ... ods-112815
  • Post #62 - February 7th, 2017, 7:15 pm
    Post #62 - February 7th, 2017, 7:15 pm Post #62 - February 7th, 2017, 7:15 pm
    Papa's Philly 3224 W. Foster has a Jim Shoe on the menu. Could this be the furthest northwest place serving a shoe in the city?
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #63 - February 7th, 2017, 11:08 pm
    Post #63 - February 7th, 2017, 11:08 pm Post #63 - February 7th, 2017, 11:08 pm
    stevez wrote:Papa's Philly 3224 W. Foster has a Jim Shoe on the menu. Could this be the furthest northwest place serving a shoe in the city?

    There's a spot on Kimball, just south of Lawrence, also serving a Jim Shoe . . . haven't tried it yet though.
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  • Post #64 - February 8th, 2017, 3:41 pm
    Post #64 - February 8th, 2017, 3:41 pm Post #64 - February 8th, 2017, 3:41 pm
    Habibi wrote:While I haven't found anything similar in New York, one common junk food treat is the bodega "hero" or "sub" sandwich. Basically a griddled, soft Italianesque long roll (with or without seeds) stuffed with whatever meats you like, usually chopped and gridlled on a flattop.

    One of these bodega heros, the chopped cheese, has been getting a lot of publicity lately (Anthony Bourdain on Parts Unknown, New York Times, etc). Here's a 19-minute video that gives a good introduction to the sandwich. Parallels with the Jim Shoe story will be obvious. Not surprisingly, given all that publicity, you can now get a semi-upscale chopped cheese in Chicago at Mikkey's in Hyde Park.

    stevez wrote:Papa's Philly 3224 W. Foster has a Jim Shoe on the menu. Could this be the furthest northwest place serving a shoe in the city?

    Depends on how you define “furthest northwest.” Papa’s Philly is 5200N 3200W. Flavor Shack (2305 W Devon; I mentioned their halal Jim Shoe here previously) is 6400N 2300W, so +1200N -900W, for a net north and/or west shift of a few blocks.

    As I understand (courtesy of laikom), Papa’s Philly on Foster traces their lineage to the South Side, being run by relatives of the folks who own Papa’s Philly and Fish at 75th & Cottage.

    BR wrote:There's a spot on Kimball, just south of Lawrence, also serving a Jim Shoe . . . haven't tried it yet though.

    Makki Fast Food & Grill (4702 N Kimball) was mentioned here briefly by Da Beef, but I'm not sure he ate there.

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    That's the Jim Shoe (another halal one!) I sampled at Makki with Monica Eng when she was doing her WBEZ story a couple years ago. It's simply pieces of the three meats on a roll with lettuce, tomato and onion, but no sauce, cheese or giardiniera and no kat-a-kat action whatsoever (we simply ordered a Jim Shoe without further instructions). It's not a bad sandwich (actually, the well-charred gyros chunks were well above average), but it's hardly a Shoe. The Northwest Side seems to be carving out a niche for itself as the place to go for halal Jim Shoes.
  • Post #65 - March 24th, 2017, 1:22 pm
    Post #65 - March 24th, 2017, 1:22 pm Post #65 - March 24th, 2017, 1:22 pm
    A Jim Shoe (or Gym Shoe in this case) has been spotted just west of the Loop at the new 16" on Center deli, The Ruin Daily on 328 S Jefferson.

    I went with a reuben (which was quite good), as I need to avoid a post-lunch naptime at work this afternoon, but I'll be ordering a Gym Shoe next time. This version consists of: Sliced Lamb, Corned Beef, Sliced Beef, Tzatziki Mayo, Giardiniera, Shredded Lettuce, Italian Baguette $11
  • Post #66 - March 24th, 2017, 1:58 pm
    Post #66 - March 24th, 2017, 1:58 pm Post #66 - March 24th, 2017, 1:58 pm
    fresh wrote:This version consists of: Sliced Lamb, Corned Beef, Sliced Beef, Tzatziki Mayo, Giardiniera, Shredded Lettuce, Italian Baguette $11


    An $11 Jim Shoe??? That's the craziest shit I've read in a while.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #67 - March 24th, 2017, 3:15 pm
    Post #67 - March 24th, 2017, 3:15 pm Post #67 - March 24th, 2017, 3:15 pm
    stevez wrote:
    fresh wrote:This version consists of: Sliced Lamb, Corned Beef, Sliced Beef, Tzatziki Mayo, Giardiniera, Shredded Lettuce, Italian Baguette $11


    An $11 Jim Shoe??? That's the craziest shit I've read in a while.

    There's a pretty picture of it on their website.

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    -Mary
  • Post #68 - March 25th, 2017, 9:52 pm
    Post #68 - March 25th, 2017, 9:52 pm Post #68 - March 25th, 2017, 9:52 pm
    stevez wrote:
    fresh wrote:This version consists of: Sliced Lamb, Corned Beef, Sliced Beef, Tzatziki Mayo, Giardiniera, Shredded Lettuce, Italian Baguette $11


    An $11 Jim Shoe??? That's the craziest shit I've read in a while.


    Looking at their menu online, based upon the appearance of that sandwich, $11 doesn't seem all that outrageous once one factors in perceived quality of ingredients plus assumed cost of location. However . . . $10 for a Green Flash West Coast IPA????? Are you FKM? THAT is the craziest shit *I* have read in a while.
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  • Post #69 - March 31st, 2017, 2:18 pm
    Post #69 - March 31st, 2017, 2:18 pm Post #69 - March 31st, 2017, 2:18 pm
    The same argument is happening in NYC regarding high end Chopped Cheese sandwiches. What is sold for anywhere from $3.50 to $5 in Harlem, Spanish Harlem and bodegas elsewhere is now offered at restaurants and butcher shops with upgrades such as grass fed beef, designer cheese and artisan bread and better greens etc... for $11 and higher. The debate continues whether the upgrade is a true Chopped Cheese.
    What disease did cured ham actually have?
  • Post #70 - May 16th, 2017, 12:54 pm
    Post #70 - May 16th, 2017, 12:54 pm Post #70 - May 16th, 2017, 12:54 pm
    Nice to see the 'shoe at Southtown Subs get a shout-out from Nick Kindelsperger in the Trib's current roundup of Chicago's top sandwiches.
    Definitely one of the more memorable sandwiches I've experienced. :shock: :wink:
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/fo ... llery.html
  • Post #71 - May 16th, 2017, 1:56 pm
    Post #71 - May 16th, 2017, 1:56 pm Post #71 - May 16th, 2017, 1:56 pm
    Nice to see the 'shoe at Southtown Subs get a shout-out from Nick Kindelsperger in the Trib's current roundup of Chicago's top sandwiches.
    Definitely one of the more memorable sandwiches I've experienced. :shock: :wink:


    The "High Street" featured in that roundup is recognizable to anyone from Philly as a Roast Pork sandwich. Glad to see it becoming a more regular sasndwich option in these parts.
  • Post #72 - August 15th, 2017, 12:02 pm
    Post #72 - August 15th, 2017, 12:02 pm Post #72 - August 15th, 2017, 12:02 pm
    I need to order in today and I'm contemplating whether I should behave myself (Yassa) or go all in for a Jim Shoe.

    Available places: Nadia, JP Subs, JB One, Sammy's Red Hots, Captain Hook's, and Taste of Chicago 2. Anyone familiar with those? I see they're not in the article and wondered if that's because they weren't worth a shot or they weren't tried. Thanks!
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
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  • Post #73 - August 15th, 2017, 1:07 pm
    Post #73 - August 15th, 2017, 1:07 pm Post #73 - August 15th, 2017, 1:07 pm
    This sandwich had been on my mind lately and I figured I had created a map in the past. Yup! Can't authenticate it's accuracy after all this time (4 years) but... Their might also be additions later on in the thread.

    Panther in the Den wrote:Map
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  • Post #74 - August 15th, 2017, 1:54 pm
    Post #74 - August 15th, 2017, 1:54 pm Post #74 - August 15th, 2017, 1:54 pm
    Panther in the Den wrote:This sandwich had been on my mind lately and I figured I had created a map in the past. Yup! Can't authenticate it's accuracy after all this time (4 years) but... Their might also be additions later on in the thread.

    Panther in the Den wrote:Map


    Sweet! Thanks!

    I ordered from LP Subs. Not bad; too sour. I think it was the giardiniera. And too much sauce. The fries were a letdown; cheap, limp, I think frozen. I see another Shoe in the future though to compare, so I'll keep this handy.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    Read "Cooking for One" at Literary Orphans via my author page.

    Late-Nite Eats Database

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