Good hospital food is not always an oxymoron
Latest visit: February `5, 2013
First visit: April 28, 2012
Jersey Jacks makes delicious made-to-order sandwiches with the freshest and finest ingredients available. With a full breakfast menu for early risers to salads and sandwiches available daily from 6am – 10pm except Sunday, 6am – 8pm.
Nice surroundings in the modern Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion. Jersey Jacks beats the Subway just outside the Lomas entrance (beating Subway is real easy, though). Better than anything I have found at Pres downtown.
There are usually few passable dining choices when you are visiting in a hospital. There is a cantina with steam-table food on the second floor East of UNMH, and I walked in, looked around, and beat a hasty retreat. I have respect for my digestive system, and nothing in here looked even the slightest bit respectable.
Surprise! The food at Jersey Jack’s is much better than I expected. I had a really good 6-oz. GCCB that was juicy and tasty, with lots of smoky green chile that was hotter than I expected (about 8 on a 1 – 10 scale). While good, this burger will not earn a place on my GCCB Hall of Fame, but it was vastly superior to the below ordinary stuff available at such undeservedly popular places as Blakes. Good, but not great, fries. Depends on whether or not the cook is watching the fry basket.
#1 Two Country Fresh Eggs
Cooked any style served with hash browns, toast and your choice of bacon or sausage.
The scrambled eggs breakfast with sausage patties and hash browns is more that adequate. Potatos are a tad mushy, sausage is like supermarket stuff, but the freshly cooked eggs are really good if you ask the cook for them wet. Beats the rubbery steam table eggs you get upstairs or in other food service places.
#51 Frank Sinatra
Corned beef, coleslaw, melted Swiss cheese, thousand island dressing on grilled rye.
Absolutely loaded with lean, juicy, and remarkably good corned beef. Beautifully grilled. This sandwich ranks right up there with some of the best deli sandwiches in town. It’s really that good. Probably the best thing I’ve had here.
This is the most popular eating place within the confines of UNMH. Just don’t expect gourmet stuff in any hospital. You are captive here, so enjoy what you can.
Jersey Jacks UNMH