Sunday, May 23, 2010


310 E Johnson Hwy
Norristown, PA 19401
(610) 277-6600

I heard tales from my Dad about the "Zep" that he used to love to eat way back when in Norristown, so I decided to pick a couple of them up to give him a jog down memory lane (which coincidentally you will need after eating a zep).

From the outside, Eve's is a rather unassuming place in a strip mall, and upon entering, it is not much different. I liked it immediately.

The medium Zep is about $5.50, and well worth it.

So what is a Zep? Well, it is basically an Italian hoagie with no lettuce. And by basically, I mean that's exactly what it is. At Eve's they slice the tomato fresh, and certainly are not stingy with the onions. They were, however, a bit stingy with the hot pepper spread. Luckily, I was able to add some when I got home. The salami is great, riddled with whole peppercorns, and the cheese is standard provolone, but generously applied. The bread is fresh from Conshohocken Bakery, and is light and airy, a perfect vessel to deliver this package of meat and cheese. The Zep is a good sandwich, and I really enjoyed it, but mostly to reminisce with my Dad. It was hardly ground breaking, but to get a taste of how things used to be, Eve's delivers.

1 comment:

HungryChic said...

As a New Yorker, I had no idea what a Zep was when I moved to Norristown. Shortly after I moved here, Eve's closed for over a year while the relocated to where they are now. My husband was in Zep withdrawal. Other places serve them, but Eve's is THE place for them. Incidentally, they usually feature cooked salami instead of Genoa. The onion stay with you all day to remind you of your great sandwich!