Ike’s unveils $100 sandwich at new Las Vegas location
San Francisco's own Ike's Love & Sandwiches has recently expanded – not only to a new location in Las Vegas, but also in size with a curious culinary offering.
The new $100 sandwich – dubbed the "Howard Hughes" after the high-rolling business tycoon and filmmaking mogul – boasts more than two pounds of meat on about 17 inches of bread. If this isn't exactly your idea of "treating yourself," not to worry – the spectacle of a sandwich is only available at the Fashion Show Mall on the Strip.
"...I've always loved the city," founder Ike Shehadeh told the Las Vegas Sun. "It's been my dream for a long time to have a business that I owned be there among all the lights."
The sandwich starts with Ike's white-truffle secret sauce. Then, it's slathered with a Vegas-exclusive "Silver BBQ" and toasted. Stacked on top are chunks of cheddar cheese, a ½ pound of prime rib, and another ½ pound of brisket. If that's not already an outrageous amount of meat for you, then you're in luck: The masterpiece is then topped with an additional pound of Wagyu beef.
Pickles, lettuce, tomato and duck bacon finish off the sandwich intended for two hungry people, though Ike says it can feed four. He usually only finishes a quarter of the sandwich himself.
"I've been messing around with it for about three months," Shehadeh told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "I wanted to make something delicious but also high-end."
It's one of three extravagant sandwiches featured on the new "High Roller" menu at the Vegas location. Customers can also choose between an Italian-style sandwich called the "Bugsy Siegel" or the "Queen of Hollywood's Royal Cheesesteak" for $69.
Marshawn Lynch made a special appearance in celebration of the new location late last month, serving sandwiches to fans. Shehadeh hopes to expand the Ike's franchise to the Strip and outer parts of the Vegas area.
Amanda Bartlett is an SFGate editorial assistant. Email: [email protected]