Scout Notes: It’s somebody's birthday today. But it’s ok if you forgot a card, because you’re the...It’s somebody's birthday today. But it’s ok if you forgot a card, because you’re the one who’s going to be opening a birthday gift. Consider it a thank you for all you’ve done over the past four years. In 2007 (on today’s exact date), Ike Shehadeh, Ike’s Place’s owner, opened a regular ole sandwich shop and didn’t sell a thing (hard to believe, right?). He re-opened in November and was lucky to sell nine sandwiches. He decided to get a little creative, and voilá – the Elvis Kieth was born. As the menu continued to grow, so did the business, until the original location had to close and Ike was forced to look for a larger space. After a short stay at temporary location that greatly tested the business, he’s finally settled in to his new spot on 16th near Sanchez, and thanks to your insatiable appetite for his sandwiches, things couldn't be going better. Even after three closures and two moves, Ike’s fans have been loyal and 2011 will bring record sales. As if Ike hasn’t thanked you enough by supplying you with consistently delicious sandwiches, he’s now giving away the creation that sparked a sandwich revolution.
Besides a list of sandwiches that could supply you with a new choice every day of the week for months, Ike’s followers know it’s all about the famous dirty sauce. It’s a garlic aioli that’s not only brushed in to the fresh bread baked here (gluten free also available!), but generously drizzled over all the ingredients before the sandwich is topped off with another piece of bread and wrapped tightly in brown paper for your to-go convenience.
We’ve been to a few birthdays in our time, but the goody bags we got on the way out the door don’t even come close to what you’ll find in your Ike’s brown bag. Happy birthday, Ike’s Place, and you are so welcome.
Dirty Chips, $1.50
Bottle Drinks, $2.49
Can Drinks, $1
Menage A Trois – halal chicken, real honey, honey mustard, bbq, pepper jack, swiss, cheddar, $11.11
Matt Cain – roast beef, turkey, salami, godfather sauce, provolone, $9.99
Paul Reubens – pastrami, homemade poppy seed coleslaw, french dressing, swiss, $9.99
Monday – Thursday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.