Sandwich savant Adam Mesnick of Deli Board is ready to open his spinoff, The Board, on February 1, pending final inspections and barring last-minute hiccups. The new location at 1077 Mission Street is the former home of Fenix, which closed last spring.
At The Board, Mesnick will have a space to focus on daily breakfast sandwiches, or “breakwiches,” which he only offers on weekends at the Deli Board mothership. He’ll also serve cheesesteaks, Chicago-style hot dogs, and favorites from his now-closed side projects 1058 Hoagie and Rye Project.
“The meat and bread combination we’ve got [at Deli Board] is really something special,” Mesnick told Eater SF last year, announcing the new project. But for a growing group of die-hard fans and regulars, “there’s not much I can do except upset people [with changes].”
With The Board, Mesnick will take some artistic license. Staples are likely to include The Board Cheesesteak (with thin-sliced ribeye, white american cheese, cherry peppers and Board sauce on an Amoroso roll — also available with falafel instead of ribey) and the “Haba” Dog (an all-beef grilled hot dog with habanero-infused sauerkraut, brown mustard, and a poppy seed bun).
Mesnick describes the new space, which boasts an open kitchen, as a conscious “build out on a budget.” Prices, mostly in the $8 to $12 range, reflect his effort to save up and keep things affordable for all of SoMa’s diverse clientele.
The Board Launch menu 2/1/2018
Breakwiches – 9
Bread: English muffin, everything bagel, onion poppy bun
Cheese: white and yellow american cheese, muenster, cheddar
Fillins: sausage patty, bacon, avocado
***All get Board sauce
Board cheeseteak: a little onion, white american cheese, cherry peppers, Board sauce, amoroso roll 12
#1 genoa salami, capicola, mortadella, provolone, cherry peppers, shredduce, salt and pepper onion, house dressing (east coast Italian style) 12
Falafel hummus, muenster cheese, pico de gallo, sprouts, red and green peppers, Board sauce, Frena pita 11
HOT DOG: grilled, habakraut, onion, brown mustard, poppy seed bun 7 or plain with mustard and onion 6
Veggie: Romaine, kale, cucumber, red and green pepper, carrot, baby corn, cherry tomato, gingerette(hibachi style dressing) 9
Meaty: romaine, genoa, mortadella, capicola, provolone, cucumber, red and green pepper, salt and pepper onion, cherry tomato, house dressing 12
Soup – $4 (8 oz.)
Cream of chicken tortilla
Loaded baked potato
Waffle fries with rotating sauce
Board rolls pepperoni, provolone, marinara, fried in egg roll wrap 2 for $7