Spaghetti, like a hammerhead shark, is rigid and boring until it’s submerged in water, at which point it quickly springs to life and develops a taste for swimmers. Celebrate this predatory noodle with today’s Groupon to Jimmy’s Place in Forest Park. Choose between the following options:
- For $24, you get a dinner for two (up to a $47.97 total value) that includes the following:
- One appetizer (up to a $7.99 value)
- Two entrees, pastas, or 12” pizzas (up to a $19.99 value each)<p>
- For $45, you get a dinner for four (up to a $95.94 total value) that includes the following:
- Two appetizers (up to a $7.99 value each)
- Four entrees, pastas, or 12” pizzas (up to a $19.99 value each)<p>
Jimmy’s Mediterranean flavormasters furnish plates with a menu of authentic, made-to-order Italian. Start a round of stomach charades with an appetizer of breaded zucchini sticks or stuffed mushrooms. Like a hamburglar’s satchel, the braciole, or rolled flank steak, brims with savory beef. Card-carrying pasta connoisseurs can tuck into the baked mostaccioli, and bird buffs can weave nests out of the chicken marsala’s bed of angel-hair pasta. Or, feed yourself and a ravenous invisible friend with a small 12-inch pizza sprinkled with an array of meat and veggie toppings.
In Jimmy's Place's kitchen, chefs cook chicken vesuvio in a finely-tuned blend of olive oil, garlic, and Italian seasonings. According to a December 2011 article in the Forest Park Review, this signature dish is a favorite of Food Network star Jeff Mauro, who featured it on his show Sandwich King. The crispy Italian-American meal uses a recipe passed down through owner Jim Jodoin's family—as does the rest of the menu. Years of culinary tradition are written into the housemade marinara sauce that blankets the restaurant's chicken parmesan, the meat that stuffs its housemade ravioli, and the weighty toppings that keep its pizzas from floating up to the ceiling.
Out in the dining room, these meals pair with a distinctly local atmosphere—newspaper clippings and photos of customers line the walls, and bartenders pour drinks at a full bar as flat-screen TVs beam in sports.
7411 Madison Street
Forest Park, Illinois 60130Get Directions