mmm-yoso!!!, the food blog you are perusing, is just that-a blog about food. Kirk, Ed (from Yuma) and Cathy share writing time here. Today, it's Cathy, because the boys are *still* too busy to write.
This is another birthday week of meals post. The Mister and I don't cook much at home during the week between and beginning and ending with our respective celebratory days. Jimmy's is locally owned, close and we really like the food here.
Located on the corner of Mission Gorge and Olive- the other side of Olive is Town Center Parkway and is anchored by Costco- Jimmy's is where Family Dining Style is embraced.
Breakfast is served all day here.
The Espresso Bar area, added a few years ago is where you can get a nice cup of latte and fresh pastry without having to go to a separate Coffee House, if you don't want a full meal.
In the back of the restaurant is a 'Sports bar" area, filled with televisions and an area which serves beer and liquor. The area is used for meetings in the mornings.
Speaking of, here's a recent chalkboard breakfast special- Steak and eggs ($8.95) a nice size rib eye, cooked medium rare, with poached eggs (made correctly), rye toast and Monterey potato cake (sometimes made with mashed potatoes; the version here is made with hash browns, eggs, Monterey Jack cheese and lots of fresh parsley).
The Mister ordered a veggie cheese omelet ($9.65), which included his choice of hash browns (home fries are another option) and rye toast (two pancakes are another option) and also included a beverage. The omelet was basically a lot of vegetables- broccoli, mushrooms, fresh tomato red and green bell peppers (and no onions by request) and cheddar cheese-all mixed with egg and folded over like an omelet. A tasty, easy way to get protein and fiber in a meal and start the day off right.
I must admit sometimes I come here just for the house made Thousand Island salad dressing, especially in the Summer. The simple, always crisp lettuce mix, mixed with cabbage, tomato and cucumber is always complimented by the eggy fresh dressing here. A House salad alone is $3.10.
For this lunch, I chose a cup of house made chili (also $3.10) which is perfect every time I have it- meaty, made with beans and a great mix of spices, making the result both sweet and hot and topped with cheese and onions, I am always happy with this as a meal.
For another lunch, the soup of the day was cream of mushroom (bowl of soup and salad is $6.20), which I *always* order when it's on the menu. Made with fresh mushrooms, real cream and perfect light spices, ths soup is a meal in itself. As you can see- the salad in the photo has Bleu Cheese dressing- the flavor The Mister craves.
This is the Cobb Salad ($9.95). It's served in a large salad bowl-not placed on a plate, which makes the mixing easier (you get one of those cups used for soup or chili filled with your choice of dressing) There is some lettuce on the bottom, along with cucumber and tomato wedges and then the toppings- Blue, Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, turkey, bacon chunks, avoocado, eggs and olives are in abundance and all very fresh. This is always more than one meal in a bowl.
On my birthday, the daily special was liver and onions($10.45); another favorite of mine that I just don't make at home. There is a lot (two large and one smaller piece) of nicely cooked beef liver topped with a choice of fried onions or bacon. It comes with soup or salad as well as a choice of potato (the mashed here are real and I don't always want a baked potato), the vegetable of the day (carrots with green beans this day) and a roll with butter. So good. This 'specials' price was even less than the 'Senior menu' price.
Here's a link to my other Jimmy's post. Even though it's from 2007, Jimmy's is on 'our' rotation, as are many 'Family Style' places and we do like it here.
Jimmy's of Santee 9635 Mision Gorge Road Santee, Ca 92071 (619) 448-8994