Rare gemstones possess a timeless beauty, but even the massive Hope Diamond only weighs a measly 9g. That's like a tenth the weight of a quarter-pounder. And there's no cheese! Moving from expensive stones to cheap eats, the man behind Jax Neighborhood Cafe.
From a former longtime precious gem dealer, Jax is a neighborhood haunt centered around a copper bartop whose base is whimsically inlaid with less-expensive minerals, a corner stage for bands, and a picnic-tabled, pooch-friendly patio, as nothing goes better with cold beer than a hot dog.
Hearty, super-cheap sandos include the 1/2lb Jax Burger with bonuses like bacon, avocado, or bleu cheese, Le Parisian (turkey breast, avocado, brie, red onion, dijonaisse), and the roasted peppers/onions/prov/grated parm Italian Sausage Grinder -- you can also build your own with their Pick a Grinder option, completely inauthentic since they don't offer Apple Bottoms.
For the state-riotic, they also boast 18 TX taps like Austin Amber, Real Ale's Devil's Backbone, and Independence's Stash IPA, all available by pint or pitcher, or get a 6oz "Shorty", which'll fit right into your Chili Palm.
Because pizza is good, Jax is currently working around the clock to adapt a legendary deep dish recipe from the owner's childhood home, a Pennsylvania town with lots of coal, but few diamonds, unless you're pushing grams and can afford to throw some on your grill.