Today, I lined up with my cousin Cable Car Guy and AZee for some popular sandwiches in San Francisco's Mission district at Ike's Place. Again, why am I in line? I hate lineups. It's merely taking time out of my day where I could be doing something else. With anything that requires a lineup, expectations are heighten and hunger begins to set in. I randomly chose the Phil'er Up's KC BBQ which is roast beef slathered in BBQ sauce and Ike's Dirty sauce. Cable Car Guy had the Tony Soprano which consists of turkey, ham and pepperoni. AZee had the Papa Sam which is essentially a wild salmon burger with cheese. So what makes Ike's sandwiches so special? First, it's the aforementioned Dirty sauce, which essentially is a garlic aioli. Second, the bread for each and every sandwich is baked to order. Yes, this is not a typo. They bake your bread when you order. You can't get any fresher than that. When I took a bite into the sandwich, it was messy, it was fresh, it was tasty; but most of all, it had the greatest quality of good food - love. I know it sounds sappy; yet, you can tell when food is made with care.
- Sandwich is made-to-order, including the bread
- They are quite large and full of ingredients
- Reasonably priced
- Lineup anyone?
- Not a whole lot of places to sit, get it for takeout