Summer House Café

   April 19, 2011 5:35 pm    2

 

Busy with a pretty good-sized lunch crowd, I was surprised to be seated immediately at the Summer House Cafe.  Lunchtime didn’t start well seeing as how it was snowing on our walk inside.  Our server told us about the specials, none of which were sandwiches (but all still sounded amazing), and grabbed us some drinks. Every sandwich on the menu sounded appetizing to me; I knew this was going to be a tough decision.  When Amanda made her choice of the Hot Cuban, that eliminated one of my two finalist options.  Now I had the chance to try both of the sandwiches I wanted.  The server returned and Amanda ordered the Cuban and I went with the Bub’s Dread.

Amanda got a cup of Tuscan chicken soup which came out first.  Large chunks of tomatoes, onions, asparagus and chicken were in a Mediterranean chicken broth.  Though extremely hot, the flavors were delicious (once the burning stopped).  The sandwiches arrived next and both looked tasty.  The Bub’s Dread is hickory smoked turkey breast and corned beef topped with bleu cheese coleslaw & 1000 Island dressing.  All of this is served on a buttered and toasted hoagie roll and covered in melted Provolone cheese.   The sandwich drips with the combination of coleslaw and dressing, but it’s worth the mess.  The bleu cheese slaw has caraway seeds and that combined with the rye taste really adds a depth of flavor to the meat.  With a feel very similar to a Reuben, this sandwich is a winner in my book.

The Hot Cuban was also incredible.  Fresh roasted pork loin is topped with hard salami and Virginia ham on a rosemary focaccia roll.  A thick slice of Swiss cheese is melted on top with a few Kosher dill chips and whole grain Dijon mustard. Everything melts together in such a perfect way when it gets toasted.  The mustard and Swiss melted down through the meat and into the bread.  The rosemary focaccia was my favorite part.  It added just the right amount of herb flavor.  It was not as messy as the Bub’s Dread, but every bit as delicious, if not more so.

Though we just ordered water, our meal came in at $18.76 and made for a quick and affordable lunch.  Dinners are slightly higher priced, but a $20 meal is easily doable.  Thank you again to everyone at Summer House Cafe.  I always leave satisfied.

To enter for a chance to eat with me, send me an email with your name, address and telephone number to Akochirka@goerie.com.

Until next time,

Andrew – Beard vs. Food

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2 Responses to “Summer House Café”

  1. Rob says:

    I love this place – from awesomely creative soups to really good desserts this place rocks. I usually get their eggs benedict but when I can pry myself away from that any of the sandwich choices are great. The meatloaf is very good and I love the turkey with jalapeno peach jam. Next time I will definitely try one of these. By the way if you sign up for their newsletter you get the specials emailed to you and occasionally a coupon for a free full-sized dessert!

  2. Kelly says:

    If you haven’t tried their made-from-scratch desserts, you are missing out! I recommend the apple pie, YUM.

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