As Americans, we hold this truth to be self-evident: Not all sandwiches are created equal.
Thankfully, Split Bread, the new lunch and dinner spot from the gents behind Mixt Greens, is endowed with 100 percent seasonal produce and all-natural, slow-roasted meats.
Ditch your everyday chicken pesto for the No. 21, a porcini-crusted Prime rib-eye sprinkled with Maldon sea salt and topped with Sonoma olive oil on a sourdough baguette. Or the No. 7, a spit-roasted leg of lamb with salsa verde, lemon cucumber, and treviso on a toasted ciabatta roll.
Vegetarian and salad dishes come with fresh ingredients (as in no tomatoes in winter). Drinks include eighteen boutique beers and wine by the glass.
The best part: It’s cash free. Place your order online in advance, in-store with a card, or at your table by scanning a QR code into your (wicked) smartphone.
Split Bread, 145 4th Street, at Mission Street (415-603-2000 or splitbread.com).
Photo: Lucas Fladzinski / Courtesy of William Duff Architects, Inc.