3. Take A Bite Outta SummerSure, I served dessert first, and we had to have a cocktail, too. Can you blame me? When you’re ready for a magnificent and low-maintenance summer meal, however, you can do no better than Jimmy’s Food Store (4091 Bryan St., Dallas). This gem has been open since 1966, providing East Dallas with authentic Italian ingredients since day one. Lucky for us, Jimmy’s also takes those ingredients and crafts a menu of to-die-for double-stuffed sandwiches. I recommend The Italian Stallion, piled high with Mortadella, Soppressata, Pepperoni, Provolone, Mozzarella, Prosciutto, and more, for just $5.99. Keep in mind that indoor seating is very limited, and Jimmy’s is closed on Sunday. All the better to pick up a few items to make your own Italian meal at home while you await your next summer adventure! Jackson is the President of FLUENT, a premier luxury lifestyle management company based in Dallas. As the past Corporate Concierge for Barneys New York, Jackson is recognized as one of the most respected concierges in all of Dallas. From the social and cultural scenes, to dining and entertainment, this Dallasite truly has a finger on the pulse of his city. For more on Jackson, visit our Contributors Page. Images shown are general examples of summer treats highlighted in article, not necessarily exact products of businesses listed.
Hello again, beautiful people. Summer is here, and it’s time for more of my irresistible insider tips for navigating our city in style. Read on for a new and delicious list. Aunt Stelle’s Sno-Cones (2002 W. Clarendon Dr., Dallas). This family-owned business has absolutely perfected the ultimate snow cone. Ice, just right, is topped with house-made syrups in flavors from raspberry and lime to the best-selling Pink Lady. When you go, keep in mind that Aunt Stelle’s is a cash operation, open from 2 – 9 p.m. from the last Saturday in April through Labor Day. There will likely be a line, so plan extra time to chat with fellow Aunt Stella devotees as you await your sweet treat.