Yesterday at 7PM Ike's in the Engineering building closed to be replaced by a Stanford-owned eatery next quarter. At 7:01 a student on his knees begged: "Please, I've never had Ike's." They relented. Actually the line of people there at the end wasn't long (most people had already left campus) and STILL the sandwiches took too long to come out.
Apparently last month students protested the closing until the administration said the protest was pointless -- so they stopped. As I heard yesterday, Stanford students are terrible at protesting.
My sandwich (I don't remember the "name" -- teriyaki chicken with wasabi mayo, no cheese) was trashy but ok; I liked the Dutch crunch roll. Not as fresh-tasting as the sandwich I'd had the day before at the museum's Cool Cafe, but the non-Stanford eateries are MUCH better than the ones the school runs. They're going to replace Ike's with a Axe & Palm type place (blech). So maybe the students should've protested harder.