110 South Jackson St.
Media, PA 19063
In continuing my quest for the best sandwiches in Delco and beyond, I stumbled upon House in downtown Media and gave it a try.
It's a corner spot – a quaint and well cared for little tudor-style joint for the architecture enthusiasts out there.
The decor is straight out of Pinterest and appealed more to my *a hem* feminine side. If that even exists...
But all of that aside, it was time to try the Frenchie. Did I say feminine?
This one features smoked ham, double creme brie, caramelized onions, honey-dijon aioli and is served on a crusty baguette.
They also threw some mixed greens in there for a smack of crisp freshness. The ham was meltingly tender and masculinely thick. There were no chewy bits, every time I sunk my teeth into that pink meat, it cut right through without hesitation. Not to mention the generous portion of Brie that came along with it, all cut with some tangy-sweet, whole seed mustard spread. It's a well balanced, flavorful & generous portion of fancy ingredients for a meager $6.50.
Next item was the Southwestern Panini with house roasted turkey, roasted peppers, cheddar, bacon and chipotle remoulade.
Here was another stack of thick-cut meat with similar tenderness. The turkey looked like it was going to be too much and too dry, but when I took my first bite, I was surprised by the rich balance of ingredients. The turkey was anything but dry and the chipotle kick kept my mouth watering for more.
It was cooked just so all ingredients could meld together - nothing was left in the cold here.
Probably the highlight of my meal was the blue cheese and bacon potato salad. It doesn't get any better than this. Between the thoroughly mixed hints of blue cheese, the hearty pieces of bacon and the vinegar tang of the mustard, I was in flavor explosion heaven.
Another perfectly balanced flavor explosion.
Between the architecture, decor and all of the menu items I chose to sample, House certainly knows how to strike the right harmony in everything they present to their customer. Go see for yourself.