Chowing Down on Gargantuan Chimis in Jamaica Plain, Boston
Not familiar with the chimi? Meet your new, delicious amigo. At Alex's Chimis in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood , this succulent sandwich from the Dominican Republic contains shredded chicken, pork, and beef topped with red onion, cabbage cucumbers, mayo, and ketchup. It's served on a grilled, nearly foot-long crusty roll and, at a mere $5 each, you won't find a cheaper, more filling meal. There's no formal posted menu, so knowing a bit of Spanish will take you a long way. However, when in doubt, just point—fragrant, crispy-skin rotisserie chicken (some say the best in Boston), sweet plantains, rice, beans, and more. Alex's Chimis is a JP institution that has garnered business not only from the local Latino community (on any given afternoon, the lunchtime crowd in the simple storefront stretches out the door), but even from members of the Boston Red Sox, who look to this homage to their homeland to fuel their home runs.