I always thought I came from an family. For as long back as I can remember, my family ordered from Eve's Lunch (back when it was on Sandy Hill Road). I had been hooked on their tuna zep (my favorite) at a young age and in my travels had yet to find in equal.
Weekends, work functions, family gatherings that called for food on the less formal side – we always called in an order and somehow I always managed to be the one picking it up. (I didn't mind so much because I could make sure to get a few extra sides of peppers.)
So you can imagine my surprise when my brother suggested that we stop off at for lunch one day not too long ago. I was genuinely surprised. I grew up in Norristown and I had certainly been to Lou's on more than one occasion, but I was craving a tuna zep and as far as I knew there was only one place for that.
When I asked about the sudden switch in sandwich-shop loyalty, my brother informed that he'd been going to Lou's for years. I assumed he picked up the habit working at the , though my father had worked there for decades and still maintains his preference for Eve's. A quick poll of the family and I discovered that quite a few of us were nipping off to Lou's now and again behind Eve's back. How could we?
Well, mostly because Lou's makes great food. I'm not ashamed to say that I sometimes crave a little variety and step out on my best girl once in a while (in a purely sandwich-related metaphoric sense), but I always find my way back it seems.
Since my stomach can't seem to stay loyal, I wondered if anyone else's was. So I've decided to make it a proper contest with my readers making the call. Who do you think does it better? Do you get your zeps at Eve's or a Lou's?
Vote in our poll or tell us why you love one over the other in our Comment section. The sandwich shop with the most votes by the end of the day Friday will get an award from Norristown Patch and my exclusive tuna zep-related business for the rest of the year. More importantly, they'll get the bragging rights to say that they were picked as Norristown's best zep shop.