Let’s make a collective new year’s resolution to keep supporting local restaurants, including neighborhood icon Jimmy’s Food Store.

The family-run store at Bryan Street and Fitzhugh Avenue is a neighborhood favorite for all things Italian food. From imported cheese, wine, and pasta to hot to-go sandwiches, Jimmy’s has been a destination.  Cue the competition— Italian marketplace Eataly opened in NorthPark Center in December.

The chain has locations in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles but there’s only one Jimmy’s.

Neighbor Jacob Boger posted a new “law” on Facebook, and it was shared on Instagram via the account FountBoardandTable, which blacked out the author’s name. He proposes “if you are a Dallasite in good moral standing, you cannot buy something from Eataly if you are able to get it from Jimmy’s. Not one olive nor shred of Parm.”



Jimmy’s has been part of the neighborhood since it opened in 1966. It hasn’t just served us Italian sausage and meatballs, the owners have given back to this community.

On Dec. 28 and 29, the DiCarlo family donated 130 Italian submarine sandwiches with chips to nurses and technicians treating COVID-19 patients at Baylor University Medical Center.

Neighbors returned the love on social media.