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Storied: San Francisco

Dec 23, 2020

In this episode, Ike picks up where he left off in Part 1. After a short time in Davis, he came back to The City and found work in a market at 16th and Mission. He would make sandwiches for himself on the job, and one day, a customer who caught a whiff of what Ike was cooking up asked for a very specific type of...

Dec 21, 2020

Ike Shehadeh has pretty much always made sandwiches.

In this podcast, the founder of Ike's Love and Sandwiches takes us back to 1968, when his dad arrived in San Francisco from Saudi Arabia. A decade or so later, his dad met his mom, and Ike, the first of a few kids for the couple, was born.

He describes what it was...

Dec 17, 2020

In this podcast, Brenda and Libby pick up right where they left off in Part 1, with the story of their meeting. It involves Delessio Market and Martuni's, two San Francisco spots we love.

The bulk of this episode is the story of opening a restaurant in San Francisco that was an almost-immediate smashing success....

Dec 15, 2020

Brenda Buenviaje grew up across the Mississippi River from New Orleans.

In this podcast, we get to know Brenda and her life/business partner, Libby Truesdell. Brenda describes her mixed heritage (Filipino and Creole, mostly) and shares stories of growing up in southern Louisiana, fishing and foraging, among other...

Dec 10, 2020

In this podcast, Rodrigo picks up where he left off in Part 1. He came back to the Mission to go to middle school at Horace Mann, where he met many of his lifelong friends. He ended up at Lowell High School near Lake Merced and temporarily lost touch with those friends.

From there, Rodrigo went to San Diego for...