Garlic Jim’s is a go

Final word from the proprietor of The Junction’s new pizza joint, the plan to open tomorrow @ 11 am is a go. (By the way, according to a newspaper in Everett, home to GJ’s corporate HQ, this is the chain’s first sit-down location ever.) We’ll open a thread tomorrow for early reviews. Now, attention turns to The Junction’s northernmost block — who’ll open next, Shadowland, Spring Hill, or the bakery?

13 Replies to "Garlic Jim's is a go"

  • Gina March 26, 2007 (9:05 am)

    If there is any fairness with the permit process, I would hope that Shadowland opens first.

    Not that I am prejudiced in the matter…

  • Sue March 26, 2007 (11:43 am)

    Does anybody know if Garlic Jim’s will be selling slices, or just whole pizzas? There aren’t too many places around that seem to sell just a slice of pizza.

  • Keith March 26, 2007 (11:52 am)

    Sue, they sell slices at Talarico’s. Big ones!

  • Administrator March 26, 2007 (12:35 pm)

    The place going in at Westwood Village, “Giannoni’s” or something to that effect (still can’t find any evidence of who they are), has had a big banner at the construction site, “pizza by the slice.” Metal framework is up now so that one might just be a few months away.

  • Anonymous March 26, 2007 (1:02 pm)

    Sorry Sue…no slices at Garlic Jim’s. Just pies. Whole ones. Big ones. Just get the whole thing and use the leftover as individual slices throughout the week. Besides, with their INCREASED delivery area (ahem, Pags)…how can you go wrong? Stay home and order a pizza already!

  • Michelle March 26, 2007 (2:22 pm)

    I’d say its a good thing that Talarico’s slices are big because you just may starve to death while you’re in there…every time I’ve been there the service has been horrible. Maybe I’m asking too much, but I think it should take less than 1-1/2 hours to get a simple slice of pizza…

  • Mike M March 26, 2007 (3:06 pm)

    Weird. I go to Talarico’s a couple times a month and have aways found the service to be fantastic. However, I mostly sit at the bar.

    The Coppola is amazing…love that place.

  • Jiggers March 26, 2007 (3:21 pm)

    Garlic Jim’s was giving away free sample slices over a week ago. I was lucky enough to be passing by and popped in for about six slices. I think my faorite was the Chicken with BBQ flavor.

    I personally never had a problem with Talarico’s service simply I avoid the Friday/Saturday prime time dinner crowds. If you can, just go like around 5pm on Fridays or Saturdays because it’s happy hour, empty, and the slices are even cheaper. Bigger doesn’t necassarily mean better. But two of us couldn’t handle a whole pizza from Talarico’s, too much food. Talarico’s pizza is decent but not outstanding. The drink prices at Talarico’s will break your wallet if you don’t bring enough cashola. Kind of like drinking at a downtown Seattle posh bar. $6 for a shot of Jack Daniels should give you an idea.

  • Sue March 26, 2007 (10:41 pm)

    Too bad about no slices at GJ’s. Yes, I’ve been to Talaricos, but it’s nothing exceptional. there are great places to eat in the Junction, but sometimes I just want a cheap piece of pizza. I’ll definitely try their pizza though, at least once. Looking forward to the one at Westwood Village since I’m within walking distance. Thanks!

  • some guy March 27, 2007 (9:32 am)

    We ordered a pizza from GJ’s last night (large Hawaiian on thick crust) and I must say it was quite delicious. Fast service too – called in the order on the way home and it was ready 15 minutes later. GJ’s will be our default pizza place from here on, supplemented occasionally by Spiro’s just for a change of pace. Good to have you in the neighborhood GJ’s!

  • Jiggers March 27, 2007 (12:28 pm)

    Too bad they can’t incorporate a sald bar in their as well. Damm I miss Godfathers.

  • A dude March 27, 2007 (2:55 pm)

    Salad Bar? This aint Sizzler! Hello, 1984 called, they’d like their salad bar back please!

  • some guy March 27, 2007 (4:45 pm)

    I’d like the steak and Malibu chicken please.

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