Nick’s Summer Stimulus Package

Nick's Tomato Pie Sign

The Friday Palm Beach Post overflowed with restaurant ads, most of them announcing special pricing – sunset dinners, week night specials, free desserts, etc. One that caught our attention was the summer stimulus special at Nick’s Tomatoe Pie on Indiantown Road in Jupiter.

We’ve stopped at Nick’s once before with positive results so decided to stimulate our appetites. We’d skipped lunch plus it was our last evening in Florida; we were ready to sit back and exhale. Cold drinks were served along with a loaf of bread accompanied with roasted garlic cloves in olive oil. The bread is in a white paper sack, no knife for cutting, the tear off a chunk method is used here. A bowl of the Joe “Mow the Lawn”  green salad served family style soon arrives.

Nick's Tomato Pie Judy and I often share entrees. On this evening we choose shrimp parmigiana served with penne pasta and marinara sauce and rigatoni with prosciutto and peas in a vodka sauce. I don’t think I’ve ever seen shrimp parmigiana on a menu before. There were jumbo shrimp lightly breaded and sautéed in olive oil – absolutely delicious. We also loved the vodka sauce, tearing off additional pieces of bread to soak up every last drop.

For future reference I confirmed with our waitress that next time we could order the shrimp parmigiana with the rigatoni and vodka sauce. I consider that a plan.

Full of bread and pasta we skipped dessert. On our last visit I ordered cannoli to go – well worth the calories.

The dining room wears lots of red, white and green and Sinatra posters with matching music. Booth and table seating with white paper table covering – the easiest way to clean up all those bread crumbs.

Service was efficient but indifferent. I very much dislike a service person slapping something down on the table as if it’s a huge bother and they have better things to do. Our waitress was guilty of little or no eye contact and a minimum of communications. We’re use to friendlier Western hospitality.

Nick’s shrimp parmigiana and the  summer stimulus gives plenty of reason to return.

When You Go: Nick’s Tomatoe Pie, 1697 W. Indiantown Rd. (at Maplewood Dr.), Jupiter, Florida, 561-744-8935.

Nick's Tomatoe Pie - Jupiter, Florida
Nick’s Tomatoe Pie – Jupiter, Florida
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