Friday, January 11, 2008

Jak-E Potatoe Co. Comes to Nazareth

I didn't know it was there. I've driven by several times without even noticing.

But a friend recommended the place, so I checked it out earlier this week. If you like a good panini sandwich that doesn't cost you an arm and a leg, you should try it, too.

I'm talking about The Jak-E Potatoe Company, which opened for business on December 15. It's located at 52A East Lawn Road in Upper Nazareth, close to Sicily Restaurant, where Fat Daddy used to be located before he underwent a gastric bypass. It's take-out, and the number is 610-759-0146.

Every panini is served with a bag of chips and a big chunk of garlic pickle. I tried the Classic Reuben and sweet potato fries. The Reuben is by far the best I've ever eaten, probably because it's made with Boar's Head meat. There are 25 different kinds of panini from which to choose. If you'[d rather have a burger or a steak sandwich, Jak-E does that, too.

Dave and Laura Jones are the proud owners of this establishment. While waiting for my order, I got to talking with Dave and learned that, like me, he's a frustrated politico. He's so sick he even reads my blog. He reads Joe Owens and News Over Coffee: Nazareth News, too. No wonder he's so smart! We spent about thirty minutes solving the world's problems while I waited for my order. His cute daughter, Abby, a Nazareth middle schooler, got into the act, too. She made the most sense.

If you like politics or a really good sandwich, Jak-E Potatoe is the best place to go. I hope Mike Drabenstott at Beyond Scrapple forgives me for invading his domain, but I want to spread the word about this great sandwich shop.


Blah Society said...

Bernie, sounds like a good place. I might have to let you treat me some time.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I'll treat, but I'm one of those guys who expects something in return.

Incidentally, I know how to spell potato, but the store spells it potatoe.

Anonymous said...

Sounds good I plan to try it out.

I will also clue him in on Owens so he isn't misinformed.

Blah Society said...

Bernie, you dirty, dirty bastard! better be worth it!

Anonymous said...

Excellent cheese steaks, hot wings are good to, sweet at first but leave your mouth tingling. Hope it does well and stays around, we need more than Pizza shops in Nazareth.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Kate's Garden Cafe, on Main St, is also a great place for a sandwich or one of her terrific breakfasts. That's right by my estate so I have my servants carry me there regularly.

J. SPIKE ROGAN said...

Bernie ,
Dan Qualye the owner????

Hey perhaps we should meet up there someday.

So you can have your pic with "the Illegitimate Krucker".

Unknown said...

Does anyone know if there is still a Jak-E Potatoe on Sullivan Trail too?

Bernie O'Hare said...


I believe the owners moved from Sullivan Trail to U Naz, wehere there is more business.

Anonymous said...

"Incidentally, I know how to spell potato, but the store spells it potatoe."

Maybe Dan Quayle really owns the joint?

I'm glad you enjoy Jak-E but I'm so sad they moved - the other location was much closer to me :(

Karen said...

We ordered sammys from there yesterday. Yum O.
They need a bigger sign.

Anonymous said...

i too loved it at Jak-E, very good wings and fries. Has anyone tried that little mexican restaurant, Lillys?

Anonymous said...

I love your site Bernie, finally someone who tells it like it is! Keep up the good work!