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Ike's appears to be opening a new shop near 16th and sanchez

I was walking down 16th Street this weekend.
There is construction going on right next door to tangerine (1 door east on the same side of the street) with a new "Ike's Sandwiches" sign in the window.

From the looks of it, they'll be ready to open within a month.

This is within sight of their old location, this time next to Tangerine.

I sure hope they have things worked out with their neighbors this time!
If they get a line, and it goes eastward, they'll be blocking a set of steps to a triplet of apartments (a perfect set of steps to sit on and eat a sandwich, btw). And if it goes to the right, it will block two doors flush with the sidewalk, before passing directly in front of the windows of Tangerine.

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  1. The neighbors were able to get Ike's evicted because he didn't have the right permits. The new shop won't have that problem:

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/c...

    1. Eater said they were preparing to open today.
      "It's officially official. Ike's Place @ Lime will close today at 2pm so that we can move to our permanent location at 3489 16th Street. Right across the way from the Original Ike's between Sanchez and Church. We will be having our Grand Opening week starting Mon April 11! Thank you so much to everyone that made this possible, including you--yes, YOU! I appreciate you all so much! [sic]"

      1. That blog post I linked to says the new space is ten times larger and he's going to have an iPhone app to let people know their orders are ready to pick up.

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        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          Yup, sounds much better.

          I'd be less skeptical if I hadn't tripped over the obnoxious lines on the sidewalk by Lime, with giant SUVs double-parked on Market.

            1. re: Frosty Melon

              Huge, messy grease bombs with faux clever names. The secret sauce isn't bad, if they used 1/10th of what they do.

                1. re: Frosty Melon

                  i like 'em. i just get steak, cheese and shrooms, pretty simple. yum.

                  1. re: Frosty Melon

                    Rhea's Deli sandwiches are much better. Because of Ike's, I'm guessing I'll never get to park close to my favorite yarn store again.

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                    Rhea's Deli
                    800 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

                    1. re: Atomica

                      oh i do have to agree with that. but i think they're a totally different animal. i love Rhea's.

                2. re: Robert Lauriston

                  The iPhone app has been available for a while. You can see the menu, place an order for a pickup time. Order is paid for from the phone, so no waiting in line. It is password protected so you don't have to enter a credit card each time. I have used it twice. The first time the order was ready on time. The second time, there was a 10 minute delay.

                  1. re: Thomas Nash

                    What sandwiches do you recommend?

                    1. re: Windy

                      The ones they sell at Courtney's up on Castro and 14th.

                      1. re: pauliface

                        Aren't those good? And ridiculously inexpensive. Thanks for the reminder.

                        I always pick one up with a carrot ginger or watermelon juice when I'm heading that way.

                        1. re: Windy

                          "I like Ike" 's Paul Reubens.
                          Paul Reubens sliced corned beef, homemade poppy seed coleslaw, french dressing, swiss

                          1. re: Windy

                            I love Courtney's.
                            I always get sandwiches from them:
                            -- when I go to the beach
                            -- when I go on an airplane
                            -- when I walk up to Buena Vista or Corona Heights park.

                            1. re: pauliface

                              If you haven't tried Courtney's Kerry sandwich, you should. My favorite version is made with ham and potato salad (it's better than it sounds) on ciabatta. They also make lower fat versions with Turkey instead of ham, and mustard instead of mayo, but I go for the full flavored versions.

                              Every once in a while, I'm in the mood for a liverwurst sandwich, and Courtney's has them if you get there early.

                              Their PBJ on marble challah bread makes a nice snack. Sometimes they throw in fresh strawberries!

                              They have great prices on good quality fresh fruit too, though often the price labels are missing. They usually have the lowest prices in the neighborhood on cherries and other seasonal fruit.

                        2. re: Windy

                          Ex Boyfriend.

                          Can't get beyond that sinful avocado, bacon, salami, cheese, veggies,... combo to try anything else. On sourdough or dutch crunch.

                    2. Besides having a truncated menu, is there a difference between Ike's Lair and Ike's Place?