Some Downtown updates for you: first, MACHINE COFFEE & DELI is having its grand opening/ribbon cutting this Thursday August 9th with Mayor Ed Lee. And then it’s time to release the sandwiches, featuring meats from Foreign Cinema’s in-house charcutier, Peter Temkin. The sandwiches feature house-smoked, natural meats including ham, turkey, pork loin, pastrami, and sirloin roast beef (try The Axle, with roast beef, provolone, spicy broccoli rabe, and onion jam, or the Reuben-like Drill Press). The coffee drinks (made with Four Barrel coffee) include pour-over, French press, and espresso. Open daily 8am-5pm. It’s worth noting that the Machine Deli pop-up lunch will continue at Laszlo Bar, adjacent to Foreign Cinema, serving sandwiches Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm. a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 1024 Market St. at Golden Gate, 415-913-7370.
More sandwich action: opening today in the Metreon is SPLIT BREAD, a new quick-service concept from Andrew Swallow and David Silverglide of Mixt Greens. The highlights: made-to-order sandwiches featuring rotisserie meats (porchetta, rib-eye, leg of lamb), freshly baked artisanal breads, and chef-made condiments, plus organic salads, side dishes, and desserts. The place will also be completely cash-free: you either pay by debit, credit card, or via some cashless payment technology they have (you can order online). Yes, the future is here. Hours are 11am-10pm daily. 145 4th St. at Mission, 415-603-2000.
Eater announced Curtis Kimball of Crème Brûlée Cart fame is opening his CRÈME BRÛLÉE SHOP on Friday August 10th; he’s opening in the former Goody Goodie Cream & Sugar window next to Vega in SoMa. Hours will be 12pm-6pm to start on August 10th and 11th; check his Twitter feed for updates. 1246 Folsom St. at 8th St.
Machine Deli’s Axle sandwich, with roast beef and provolone. Photo: © tablehopper.com.