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

pauliface Apr 11, 2011 02:34 PM

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. Robert Lauriston RE: pauliface Apr 11, 2011 02:39 PM

    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:


    1. wolfe RE: pauliface Apr 11, 2011 02:41 PM

      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. Robert Lauriston RE: Windy Apr 11, 2011 02:49 PM

        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
          Windy RE: Robert Lauriston Apr 11, 2011 02:55 PM

          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: Windy
            Frosty Melon RE: Windy Apr 11, 2011 03:03 PM

            But how are the sandwiches?

            1. re: Frosty Melon
              Windy RE: Frosty Melon Apr 11, 2011 03:09 PM

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

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                Melanie Wong RE: Frosty Melon Apr 11, 2011 03:11 PM


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                  mariacarmen RE: Frosty Melon Apr 11, 2011 07:08 PM

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

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                    Atomica RE: Frosty Melon Apr 12, 2011 05:44 AM

                    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.

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

                    1. re: Atomica
                      mariacarmen RE: Atomica Apr 12, 2011 12:42 PM

                      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
                  Thomas Nash RE: Robert Lauriston Apr 11, 2011 03:57 PM

                  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
                    Windy RE: Thomas Nash Apr 11, 2011 04:17 PM

                    What sandwiches do you recommend?

                    1. re: Windy
                      pauliface RE: Windy Apr 11, 2011 04:28 PM

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

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                        Windy RE: pauliface Apr 11, 2011 04:30 PM

                        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.

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                          wolfe RE: Windy Apr 11, 2011 04:41 PM

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

                          1. re: Windy
                            pauliface RE: Windy Apr 11, 2011 04:42 PM

                            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
                              johnrsf RE: pauliface Apr 18, 2011 05:30 AM

                              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
                          Thomas Nash RE: Windy Apr 12, 2011 11:03 AM

                          Ex Boyfriend.

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

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                      cheesecakeking RE: pauliface Apr 21, 2011 05:53 PM

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

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