Yesterday I had the best sandwich ever. I am prone to exaggeration, yes. But this time I mean it. Want proof? The husband claimed the same, and he is a sandwich regular. My god, I don't know why I had never been to Ike's before! I find myself second-guessing my choice of friends - I mean, who are these people to not know of this place and tell me about it? Are they all elsewhere, eating second-rate sandwiches like I was? They are the unenlightened! Now that I have been to Ike's, sandwiches elsewhere are ruined for me. This is not a bad thing.
In fact, the only bad thing is that getting your sammy here takes a while. We got there a little after 2:00 and got ourselves on the long ass line. We were eating at 3:00. Yeah, it's nuts:
However, while in line we learned that you can call your order in, and then just swing by to pick it up like 45 minutes later. We will be doing this often in our future.
As for the specifics, I had the "Backstabber" done vegan of course.
Every single one of their concoctions can me made vegan. I love this about them. My evil-sounding lunch was "chicken breast", artichoke hearts, pepperoncinis, onions, pickles, soy cheese, lettuce, tomato,and their vegan "dirty sauce" (a vegan mayo-based spicy sauce) all served warm on a toasted sour dough roll. Holy crap. The perfect ratio of every delicious ingredient in each bite. I swooned. Then I looked over at the husband and found his eyes rolled back in his head as he devoured his "Meatless Mike" - a veggie meatball sandwich.
We will never eat sandwiches anywhere else and like it. I can promise you this. Take your other and go, or better yet, grab the phone and call your order in ahead of time. Just make sure you're sitting down when you eat, lest you injure yourself when your knees go weak. Consider yourself enlightened.