Archive for December, 2011

Eat Different in 2012!

If you’re like me, you’re once again resolving to eat healthier in the new year.  You can do it without compromising great taste.  Izzy’s offers a variety of salads, including the Reuben Salad.  It takes all your favorites from the classic Reuben off of the bread and places them on top of fresh greens.  Corned beef, sauerkraut, shredded swiss cheese, diced pickles, and Izzy’s famous dressing combine to form one of the best and most creative salads I’ve had.  This is a dish you should experience in 2012.

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 9 local locations throughout the year.  Got a specific twist or combination you want him to try? Leave us a comment here, on our Facebook page or our twitter account and we will have him try it for you.  As we lay down our challenge to Adam, we only had two words: COME HUNGRY!

Adam Turer tries the Hot Brown

 

It looks like the cold weather of Winter is here to stay.  On my latest trip to Izzy’s, my eyes fixed on the menu and instantly gravitated to the word “Hot”.  I tried the Hot Brown, Izzy’s unique take on the Kentucky classic.  It warmed me up, tasted great, and was definitely the most unique menu item I’ve tried so far.  If you really want to “Eat Different” at Izzy’s, the Hot Brown is an excellent choice.

 

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 9 local locations throughout the year.  Got a specific twist or combination you want him to try? Leave us a comment here, on our Facebook page or our twitter account and we will have him try it for you.  As we lay down our challenge to Adam, we only had two words: COME HUNGRY!

Adam Turer Checks Out the Turkey Wrap, Co-Star Tries the Kids Reuben

After spending a long day at Redsfest, my son (and Man vs Food Nation co-star) and I were hungry.  I asked him where he wanted to stop for dinner on the way home.  His first suggestion?  Izzy’s.  It was a great call, especially because on Saturdays, kids eat free at the Anderson location.  He ordered the Kids Reuben, which he declared was his version of the 110.  It came with mini versions of Izzy’s famous potato pancakes.  I tried something a little lighter, and enjoyed the Turkey Wrap.  I thought the bruschetta on the Turkey Wrap was a very creative and delicious condiment.  We dined in and watched some football while we enjoyed the staff’s excellent service.

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 9 local locations throughout the year.  Got a specific twist or combination you want him to try?
Leave us a comment here, on our Facebook page or our twitter account and we will have him try it for you.  As we lay down our challenge to Adam, we only had two words: COME HUNGRY!

Interview with Chris Hartranft -110 Reuben Challenger

 

 

Today we share a recent interview with Chris Hartranft, who completed the 110 Reuben Challenge in our Florence location.  He is from Knoxville, TN and drove to Northern Kentucky to take the challenge after promotions began for Travel Channel’s Man V Food Nation Cincinnati episode.

 

How did you fare?

I completed the challenge in 29 minutes 40 seconds.

 

What brought you in to do the Challenge?

I found the challenge on the Travel Channel’s website promoting the Man v. Food Nation episode featuring Cincinnati.

 

Have you done other challenges and if so, how did the 110 Reuben compare?

I’ve completed about a dozen other challenges to date.  The 110 Reuben is one of the most difficult challenges I’ve encountered.

 

What was your favorite part of the challenge?

It’s tough to isolate a single element of this challenge to pick as a favorite.  First, I’d have to say the people.  John Bent and his staff were great!  They were as much a part of my challenge experience as the 110 Reuben itself.  In addition to the people, I’d have to say the food quality.  The Reuben was delicious.  This definitely contributed to my success in the challenge.

 

What put a hurt on you?

The bread…  While delicious, and absolutely perfect for the Reuben, It’s a lot of bread.

 

Best quote to summarize your experience

I departed Knoxville, TN on a Saturday morning to take on a food challenge at Izzy’s in Florence, KY that afternoon.  When I arrived, I got the challenge I was looking for, and more.  Not only was the sandwich enormous, it was delicious.  In addition, John Bent and his staff were great!  They seemed to be as excited about the challenge as I was.  It was a long way to go for “lunch” but it was definitely worth the drive.

 

I am envious of Adam Turer and the new challenge Izzy’s has offered to him.  I’ve browsed the menu on the Izzy’s website.  I don’t see a single item that I wouldn’t thoroughly enjoy.

 

Interview with 110 Reuben Competitor Matt Roberts

 

Today, we interview Matt Roberts who recently took the 110 Reuben Challenge at our Forest Park Location.

How did you fare?
I got half of it down and with about 8 minutes left I was completely
full and couldn’t finish it. TOO MUCH BREAD! I wasn’t ready for that.

What brought you in to do the Challenge?
I heard about the 110 before I heard Man Vs Food did it and had it
planned.

What was your favorite part of the challenge?
The food! Izzy’s food is awesome. The best Reuben’s anywhere.

What put a hurt on you?
The bread. The bun is just so big, and I’m not a big fan of rye
anyway, so that’s what did me in.

Best quote to summarize your experience
Well worth the effort. Izzy’s is great.

Any advice for future competitors?
Put the bun off to the side to start. I tried it, but after eating a
quarter of the sandwich, and the bun was already working on me. Also,
make sure to keep eating!

Any other thoughts, comments, etc
I can’t wait for my next visit to Izzy’s. A Goetta Reuben is calling my name.

Check out the video of me on my website, drunkmanvsfood.com.

Thanks! Everybody I was in contact with at Izzy’s was phenomenal.
Their hospitality was just as great as the food!