For last week's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we've been counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me.
Pizza from Jimmy's that also makes your home smell ridiculous!
Many readers submitted suggestions for this year's 100 Favorite Dishes. Some made the list, some of them gave me a stomach ache. But the recommendation for "DIY pizza from Jimmy's with frozen pizza dough, Mama's meatballs and fresh cheese" stood out so far above the rest that I had to save it for No.1. Don't mistake me, I cooked the pizza the day after I got the email, but I saved my photos and notes so this dish could take its place at the top where it belongs.
In another life, in a city far, far away, I was a bit of a pizza addict, making pies three or four at a time on weeknights whether I had the guests there to eat them or not. But since moving to Dallas, my pizza-making had crawled to a stand still. I hadn't made a pie in more than three years, and here I was with a single dough ball, four meatballs and a can of tomatoes. I was nervous. Sure, I could run back to Jimmy's and get everything I needed to start it all over if I really muck things up, but this was a matter of pride. I wanted to pull a beautiful pie from my oven right from the start.More »