sand·wich /ˈsanˌ(d)wiCH/ Noun – an item of food consisting of two pieces of bread with meat, cheese, or other filling between them, eaten as a light meal
By definition, the sandwich is a simple food. Just a couple slices of bread, some meat/not-meat and cheese filling, and violà – you’ve got a sandwich. There’s not much more you can do with a sandwich to make it more savory. Unless, of course, you’re Ike Shehadeh, Founder of Ike’s Place.
Ike’s Place opened its doors on Halloween of 2007 in San Francisco with the goal to make you feel like the unique individual that you are. This is expressed by its friendly staff, lively atmosphere, and above all else, the sandwich itself: the bread is baked fresh to order and the “Ike’s Dirty Secret Sauce” is spread on every sandwich and baked right in the bread, and then another layer is spread on afterwards to give it that extra flavor. Is it delicious? Let’s ask Adam of Man vs. Food:
Since the opening, Ike’s Place and also Ike’s Lair have expanded their locations all over the Bay Area – serving up the best sandwiches to countless customers just waiting to take a bite. (*If long lines aren’t your thing, you could always call in an order or download the apps [iTunes link: Ike's Place and Ike's Lair] to order ahead of time.) Each location has essentially all the same great sandwiches with some location-specific specials. On a recent visit to Ike’s Lair in Cupertino, I got the chance to catch up with a few of my favorites: Steve Jobs (sandwich), Brother Acon (sides), and Mr. Molé (more sides) all packed together with their signature “Dirty Sauce” in a savory Dutch Crunch roll (pictured above). It was so delicious! Ike’s sandwiches make me so happy!
So, if you ever find yourself looking for that perfect spot to satisfy your sandwich cravings – Eat at Ike’s! You could always ask around, but I’m willing to bet they’ll recommend Ike’s Place, too. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!
*Disclosure: nobody paid me to write this. I just absolutely love to devour IKE’S sandwiches.