The popular San Francisco-based restaurant is coming to Aventura, bringing its Dirty Sauce and more than 800 sandwich combinations with it. This will be the first Florida location and the easternmost location of Ike’s, helmed by John Green and his son John Miller, an offensive lineman for the Carolina Panthers. The brand was originally created as Ike’s Place in San Francisco by Ike Shehadeh, who developed a celebrity following after working with a variety of athletes to create namesake sandwiches.
That’s why you’ll find sandwiches called the Madison Bumgarner (steak, Ike’s yellow BBQ sauce, habanero, pepper jack, American cheese); the Steve Jobs (breaded eggplant, pesto, ranch, provolone) and the Robin Williams (halal chicken, mushrooms, Italian dressing, pepper jack). Locals can also try the Dan Marino (tuna, bacon, avocado, American cheese), or skip the Tom Brady (vegan chicken, Italian dressing, mushrooms, avocado and cheddar).
The shop opens at 11 a.m. with Shehadeh photos and autographs opportunity. The first 50 people in line who follow Ike’s on social media get a free sandwich and T-shirt and will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a free sandwich each week for a year. Everybody else gets $5 sandwiches all day.