Archive for January, 2012

Florence offers a Great Chicken Sandwich

There is an Izzy’s less than five minutes from my home in Anderson.  There is an Izzy’s less than five minutes from my office downtown.  Regardless, I think I might start visiting the Izzy’s in Florence on a regular basis. The Florence location is across the street from the mall, next door to Starbucks.  For now, it is the only place to get the Spicy Chicken Sandwich, which is even better than I expected.  Instead of the typical breaded chicken doused in buffalo sauce, Izzy’s Spicy Chicken is a lightly breaded fried chicken breast, topped with lettuce, cheese and an outstanding sweet chili sauce, served on sourdough bread.  I’ll be back in Florence on February 7 for the inaugural Izzy’s Craft Beer Dinner and I hope to see you there.

 

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 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 Corned Beef Everything and Online Ordering!

 

The Corned Beef  Everything really does have it all. It will satisfy your craving for Izzy’s at any time of day.  I was in the mood for brunch one day, but was busy working downtown.  I used Izzy’s convenient online ordering (available at both downtown and the Covington locations) and my order was promptly ready for pickup.  The Everything is Izzy’s famous corned beef piled high on a toasted everything bagel, topped with a thick slice of tomato and Izzy’s special dijon cream cheese.  One of my favorite things about Izzy’s is how customizable the menu is and how much the staff respects its customers.  I decided to add my own twist to the sandwich and had a fried egg (over hard) added to the bagel.  I got back to my office and savored every bite of this creation, along with a side of chunky applesauce.  It was a terrific twist on brunch, regardless of the fact that it was 1:00 in the afternoon.

 

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 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!

Adam Turer checks out the Corned Beef and Egg Salad

One of my favorite things about Izzy’s is all the various combinations of meats, cheeses, sauces, toppings, and breads.  The variety and creativity makes every trip to Izzy’s a new experience.  Rarely do I settle for a two-ingredient sandwich. Hiding near the bottom of the menu is a simple but creative creation: corned beef and egg salad on rye toast. I tried this at the Anderson location and learned that it was a customer suggestion that put this item on the menu. I went with a side of pasta salad in lieu of the famous potato pancake.  The boy was happy with his kids grilled cheese with the very popular mini-cakes. I was surprised at how well the egg salad complemented the corned beef and the rye is quickly becoming my favorite bread at Izzy’s.  I hope you come up with your own Izzy’s creation and maybe someday it will be added to the menu.

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 gave our challenge to
Adam, we only had two words: COME HUNGRY!

The Andy Furman

Even though his newest radio show (with Artrell Hawkins) has gone national, Andy Furman remains a Cincinnati personality.  His namesake sandwich at Izzy’s features roast beef topped with coleslaw on pumpernickel bread.  It’s a surprisingly simple creation named after an often controversial character.

 

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 gave our challenge to Adam, we only had two words: COME HUNGRY!