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Jim's Experience

donknotts | May 20, 2004 03:55 AM

So tonight I was drawn in the damp of the night to Jim's Original on S. Union. I was shocked to see all the cars when I arrived, and was more shocked to see that roughly 100% of the cars belonged to patrons of Jim's competitor - Maxwell Street (Station?). Undaunted, I parked and the counterman at Jim's waved me up enthusiastically. I got a polish with everything and an orange pop. The guy hanging out at the counter asking for change asked if he could borrow my car - I politely declined. Two dollars and ninety cents later I was back in my car working my way back to the Stephenson.

The polish was absolutely wonderful - by far the best I've had. The onions were great as well, mustard was perfect. The fries were a great and salty compliment to the juicy porky goodness of the polish.

Does anyone know the story with the competitor and why Jim's was wanting for business? Is this the usual state of affairs or was this an anomoly?

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