We're wrapping up San Francisco Mission Sandwich Week with the best of the rest. The sandwiches in this list are the odds and ends that were tasty and memorable enough to earn a place in my notebook and camera roll, but didn't fall neatly into my Grilled Cheese, Mexican, or San Franciso-style Sub categories. What we've got here is a mix of fancy, simple, wacky, and otherwise plain delicious options.
I spent five weeks this summer living in San Francisco's Mission District, going to bars that let my dogs roam free, making plans for big hiking trips, and pretending that I was going to learn to surf. Instead, I mostly ate sandwiches. Lots of sandwiches. Over 50 of 'em, from 23 different sandwich shops—that's every single self-proclaimed sandwich shop in The Mission, and then some. Here is my totally personal list of the 9 best sandwiches in the neighborhood.
Jeff Mason of Pal's Takeaway, home of some of San Francisco's best sandwiches, is applying his trademark skills as an expert curator and combiner of wacky flavors to burgers. Starting this Thursday, and continuing every other week, Pal's Takeaway will be converted to Pal's Burger Time, a lunch-only burger operation serving three different burgers.