Thursday, January 7, 2010

Jimmy John's

[Elliott Post]

My love affair with Jimmy John's started about the same time as my love affair with my wife. In the fall of 2007 I was traveling for dental school interviews. Alisa and I had been on 2 or 3 dates and earlier in the evening she had helped me over the phone to navigate through the Milwaukee ghetto and find my hotel. After getting off the phone I checked in. Being starved, I asked the young African American gentleman behind the counter if anything was still open (10:30PM).
He suggested pizza... said, "maybe Jimmy John's."
I asked, "what is Jimmy John's?"
He gasped, "you aint never had Jimmy John's? Oh, they deliver"

So, I had found it. He gave me a menu, I called, and within 7 minutes I had a hot 'Billy Club' delivered to my hotel room door. I felt so happy to see this delivery boy and my sandwich that I tipped him more than the cost of the sandwich. I think I gave him $15 for like a $6 sandwich. I have rarely been as happy as after that sandwich.

Ever since, I have been hooked. Alisa had already known about JJ's. Alisa and I have been to Jimmy John's in Denver, Las Vegas, and Tucson in the past year. We have greatly lamented that they skipped the valley of the sun in their locations. WELL EVERYONE, GOOD NEWS. JIMMY JOHN'S TEMPE!!!! Maybe this is old news to some but not to us. We will be celebrating. Our suggestions 1. The Billy Club and Alisa's regular 2. Roast Beef Slim (she loves the bread and the beef).

***We do realize this is the second of the last three posts about a sandwich shop. We have a problem, the first step is admitting and we're working on it.

Also, I felt the baby kick last night. True Highlight of my week. He's got his daddy's soccer legs/stumps.


Sara said...

Love Jimmy Johns. Get it nightly when I am working in Carbondale ER. They deliver until like 3 am. Love it. My fav is the California Turkey.

Kacey said...

I am pleased to have brought this information to your attention. I am sure you will continue to think of me everytime you visit the Tempe location. I feel as if my work is complete now that I have contributed to your sandwich shop obsession. You're welcome.

P.S. If you feel the need to ever repay me for this valuable info, then I will always accept a Beach Club.

Krista said...

Is it open yet??

Alisa said...

Beach Club... pfft. But yes yes, you will be thought of everytime we visit-- which might not be too often since it's on busy busy Mill Ave! And Krista, they opened Dec. 27th (that's right, I called them JUST to ask hah).

6p0120a707012b970b said...

Let me know how you like the Tempe JJ's! Thanks for loving the Jimmy!

Sara said...

yeah, duh. It's not the CA turkey, its the Beach Club. Apparently the Illinois branch of JJ knows what I mean when I order the "California Turkey" :)