Kenta Ramen is the latest entry into the intense pool of San Mateo area ramen shops. The new spot specializes in a spicy taro ramen with pork and tofu, but also offers 16 versions of ramen, udon, and soba. The mammoth menu covers many corners of Japanese cuisine. You can start with crispy chicken ka ... More >>
Men's Health, currently soliciting public votes for the Manliest Restaurants in America, has a curious Bay Area nomination for the Best Sandwich Shop category: Bakesale Betty.
The official reasoning: "While the name Bakesale Betty is distinctly girly, the sandwich isn't. In fact, Cal football fans ... More >>
A local nonprofit scored three months' worth of Ike's Place sandwiches to hand out to the city's homeless youth, thanks to a successful Facebook campaign."At the Crossroads" has been working with kids from the Tenderloin and Mission neighborhoods who haven't had a stable or consistent place to call ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene.
Beloved sandwich shop Ike's Place may be headed to the other side of the Bay Bridge. Grub Street reports, via Berkeleyside, that owner Ike Shehadeh is looking along Berkeley's Bancroft Avenue for a potent ... More >>
Chris MacArthur/SF WeeklyEater was all over the Twitter Thursday, pulling out the news that officials flashed Ike's Place green-light approval to return to 16th and Sanchez. Good news for lovers of the dirty sauce, though for Castro neighbors who were glad to see Ike's go, the thought of Ike ... More >>
Dawn M./YelpIke Shehadeh wants to return to 16th and Sanchez, but he needs help.Nobody ever said it was easy being a sandwich impresario. For Ike's Place to return to 16th Street in the Castro ― half a block from the storefront the sandwich shop was forced to abandon back in September ― o ... More >>
Ike Shehadeh/TwitterIs Ike getting the last laugh?Looks like Ike's Place might be trailing lines along 16th Street in the Castro after all, according to Eater guest editor Laura Beck. After an eviction struggle sticker than a steering wheel smudged with Dirty Sauce, owner Ike Shehadeh has app ... More >>
Chris MacArthur/SF WeeklyAt 1 p.m. today, conflicting information about whether Ike's Place was closing for good moved up and down the line.Although a Superior Court judge ruled this morning that Ike's Place would face eviction today, a technicality has left that null. In court this morning, ... More >>
Chris MacArthur/SF WeeklyFans of Ike's Place might have thought they were paying their last respects today. Turns out they were wrong. Castro sandwich machine Ike's Place dodged a bullet the size of a Dutch crunch roll today. After a Superior Court judge ruled they'd be evicted today, a filin ... More >>
Dawn M./YelpIke Shehadeh says he still hsan't received formal notice of eviction.Ike's Place owner Ike Shehadeh told SFoodie he's looked at between 40 and 50 potential new locations in San Francisco for his wildly popular sandwich spot. This morning, SFGate reported that Ike's received an evi ... More >>
Carolyn AlburgerIt looks like Ike's Place has dodged a huge bullet in its ongoing eviction threat. This morning, the hearing for summary judgment went in favor of the Castro sandwich shop, meaning that Ike's worst-case scenario ― eviction within three days ― isn't happening.
"It was the ... More >>
slowpoke_sf/FlickrThe eviction case has been as slow as Ike's lunchtime sandwich line.A month after going public with news of his threatened eviction, the owner of Ike's Place is still awaiting a trial date. Ike Shehadeh said he's surprised by the delay ― three weeks have passed since his a ... More >>
Linda A. Cicero/Stanford MagazineIke Shehadeh.With the possibility of eviction looming, and relations with a handful of neighbors that owner Ike Shehadeh calls straight-up harassment, why doesn't Ike's Place just move on from 16th Street? Simple ― it can't.
Shehadeh says he's stuck ― he ... More >>
Premshree Pillai/FlickrNeighbors have had enough of scenes like this.Fans of Ike's Place know how hard it can be to battle the epic lines to score a Fat Bastard sandwich. Next week, owner Ike Shehadeh will likely find out how hard it'll be to stay in business on 16th Street.
The New York Ti ... More >>