National Food Challenge Finder

Izzy’s wasn’t the only restaurant Adam Richman featured.  The Travel Channel series “Man vs. Food” was one of the most watched shows on the network throughout the shows 4 season existence from 2008 to 2012. The first three seasons consisted of Adam Richman completing various insane and difficult eating challenges. The fourth season however, Adam acted as a coach to other people who would be taking on these challenges as Adam himself had retired from competitive eating.

This interactive map outlines all the information they could ask for about every restaurant and food challenge featured on the show!

 

Izzy’s Brat Reuben

Izzy’s has done it again. I’m sure some of you feel that the classic Izzy’s Reuben is perfection, so why mess with perfection. The newest variation on the Cincinnati staple is further proof that there is no wrong way to enjoy a Reuben. Perfect for summertime, the brat Reuben is a portable porker piled high with classic Reuben fixings. The bratwurst is topped with sweet relish, horseradish-infused spicy brown mustard, sauerkraut, and a healthy dose of shredded swiss cheese. The real game-changer here is the soft pretzel bun. I want all my summer sausages served in one of these. As always, Izzy’s plus Reuben equals delicious!

You know Adam Turer from his attempt to take down Izzy’s 110 Reuben on Travel Channel’s Man V Food Nation.  Join us as Izzy’s challenges Adam to eat  his way through Izzy’s menu.  Adam will share his thoughts as he tries each and every Izzy menu item, while journeying to all local locations throughout the year. Got a specific twist or combination you want him to try?  Leave us a comment on our Facebook page or our twitter account and we will have him try it for you.  As we gave our challenge to Adam, we only had two words: COME HUNGRY!

The Double ZZ Burger

This is not your average burger. I really wasn’t sure what to expect when I finally tried the  Double ZZ Burger. There’s no bun. There’s no cheese. It’s not exactly a sandwich, but not exactly a traditional burger. It was loaded with grilled onions. I’ll admit, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The beef patty topped with pastrami and the aforementioned onions on rye toast was delicious. You can also choose Izzy’s famous corned beef instead of the pastrami. The flavors complemented each other nicely, without any ingredient dominating. I only added a little bit of ketchup. This was another shining example of why you should leave your comfort zone and try something new on your next Izzy’s visit.

You know Adam Turer from his attempt to take down Izzy’s 110 Reuben on Travel Channel’s Man V Food Nation.  Join us as Izzy’s challenges Adam to eat  his way through Izzy’s menu in one year.  Adam will share his thoughts as he tries each and every Izzy menu item, while journeying to all local locations throughout the year. Got a specific twist or combination you want him to try?  Leave us a comment on our Facebook page or our twitter account and we will have him try it for you.  As we gave our challenge to Adam, we only had two words: COME HUNGRY!

Izzy’s Eye Opener

Admit it. There are nights you fall asleep dreaming of Izzy’s world famous corned beef. You wake up hungry, look at the clock, and count the hours until you can grab a reuben for lunch. You may not realize that you don’t have to wait until lunchtime to devour your favorite deli meat. The Main Street location serves several breakfast options, including the Izzy’s Eyeopener. That famous corned beef is chopped and cooked into a fried egg, topped with gooey melted cheese and served on an English muffin. Grab a coffee with it and get your day started right.

Make Izzy’s Your Own!

The day before the Super Bowl, I went into my local Izzy’s and didn’t order anything on the menu. I just needed 3/4 a pound of Izzy’s scrumptious pastrami, my favorite deli meat. I was making a hot pastrami reuben dip for my Super Bowl party the following day.

(recipe here: http://sarahsprague.com/2010/10/06/the-friday-football-foodie-hot-pastrami-reuben-dip/)

While I was sitting at the counter waiting for my bag of perfectly sliced meat, I struck up a conversation with another Izzy’s patron. He was at the counter to order a pound of Izzy’s famous corned beef, to take home and use in his own corned beef hash recipe. If you have a favorite Izzy’s ingredient, you can go to any Izzy’s location and request whatever you need to complete your dish. I also included plenty of Izzy’s pickles, sold at Kroger, in my recipe. Like the Izzytizers I’ve ordered for the party in past years, the hot pastrami reuben dip was a hit. Whether it be corned beef, pastrami, pickles, or any other ingredient, Izzy’s ingredients will boost your recipe and help make your dish irresistible.

Bread Bowl with Soup

There’s a new way to experience one of your favorite comfort foods. Warm up this Winter with your choice of Izzy’s delicious soups, now served in a bread bowl. The chicken noodle I had was tasty as always. The best part was the flavor soaking into the bread bowl. After I finished my soup, I added pickles and hot sauce to the flavorful bread and made myself a little pizza-like snack. Use your culinary imagination however you like, but don’t let that delicious bread bowl go to waste.

You know Adam Turer from his attempt to take down Izzy’s 110 Reuben on Travel Channel’s Man V Food Nation.  Join us as Izzy’s challenges Adam to eat  his way through Izzy’s menu in one year.  Adam will share his thoughts as he tries each and every Izzy menu item, while journeying to all local locations throughout the year. Got a specific twist or combination you want him to try?  Leave us a comment on our Facebook page or our twitter account and we will have him try it for you.  As we gave our challenge to Adam, we only had two words: COME HUNGRY!

Chopped Chicken Liver Sandwich

When I committed to try every item on the Izzy’s menu, I knew I’d have to try new things. From what I’ve heard, most patrons either love or hate the chopped chicken liver. It was not what I expected at all. It’s basically a spread with the texture of a thick hummus. The crisp lettuce and tomato serve a nice balance for the creamy braunschweiger. The heaping portion of the liver is a bit much, though. I think that it would go great on a sandwich in a supporting role, rather than as the featured attraction. It was worth trying. If you’re feeling adventurous, add some chopped chicken liver to your next Izzy’s sandwich.

You know Adam Turer from his attempt to take down Izzy’s 110 Reuben on Travel Channel’s Man V Food Nation.  Join us as Izzy’s challenges Adam to eat  his way through Izzy’s menu in one year.  Adam will share his thoughts as he tries each and every Izzy menu item, while journeying to all local locations throughout the year. Got a specific twist or combination you want him to try?  Leave us a comment on our Facebook page or our twitter account and we will have him try it for you.  As we gave our challenge to Adam, we only had two words: COME HUNGRY!

In addition to great food, Izzy’s also serves up some great drinks. In my opinion, nothing washes down a Reuben better than a Dr. Brown’s cream soda. A few locations also serve beer. Florence, the home of Izzy’s monthly craft beer dinners, has the best selection, which is constantly changing.  Florence is also carrying a variety of Boylan’s craft sodas for a limited time.   The root beer is my son’s favorite. Young or old, you can enjoy a unique pop next time you eat at Izzy’s.

You know Adam Turer from his attempt to take down Izzy’s 110 Reuben on Travel Channel’s Man V Food Nation.  Join us as Izzy’s challenges Adam to eat  his way through Izzy’s menu in one year.  Adam will share his thoughts as he tries each and every Izzy menu item, while journeying to all local locations throughout the year. Got a specific twist or combination you want him to try?  Leave us a comment on our Facebook page or our twitter account and we will have him try it for you.  As we gave our challenge to Adam, we only had two words: COME HUNGRY!

Breakfast!

It’s a great way to start the new year and a great way to start any day. A few Izzy’s locations, including Main Street, offer breakfast. I went with my favorite breakfast meat, goetta, with egg and cheese on a bagel. As you can see from the menu, a breakfast sandwich and coffee is one of the best deals in town. Izzy’s offers plenty of variety at great prices. Enjoy the most important meal of the day, starting at 7:00 a.m. every weekday.

You know Adam Turer from his attempt to take down Izzy’s 110 Reuben on Travel Channel’s Man V Food Nation.  Join us as Izzy’s challenges Adam to eat  his way through Izzy’s menu in one year.  Adam will share his thoughts as he tries each and every Izzy menu item, while journeying to all local locations throughout the year. Got a specific twist or combination you want him to try?  Leave us a comment on our Facebook page or our twitter account and we will have him try it for you.  As we gave our challenge to Adam, we only had two words: COME HUNGRY!

Izzy’s Lean

Like Izzy’s famous corned beef, but not all the fixings that come piled high on a Reuben? Craving that delicious lean- cut corned beef but counting calories? Looking for something light to hold you over in between holiday feasts? The Izzy’s Lean is your answer. It’s simple: Izzy’s renowned deli meat on toast, with a side of pasta salad. Add as many pickles and condiments as you like, or enjoy it plain. Yum!

You know Adam Turer from his attempt to take down Izzy’s 110 Reuben on Travel Channel’s Man V Food Nation.  Join us as Izzy’s challenges Adam to eat  his way through Izzy’s menu in one year.  Adam will share his thoughts as he tries each and every Izzy menu item, while journeying to all local locations throughout the year. Got a specific twist or combination you want him to try?  Leave us a comment on our Facebook page or our twitter account and we will have him try it for you.  As we gave our challenge to Adam, we only had two words: COME HUNGRY!