Archive for February, 2012

The Cod Reuben!

Stop. If you haven’t tried Izzy’s Cod Reuben yet, do yourself a favor and go get one today.

Stop. If you have tried the sandwich also known as The Codfather, you can end your search for Cincinnati’s best sandwich.

Izzy’s did all of us a favor last year, when it added this formerly seasonal item to the permanent menu. If you’re looking for the best piece of fish on a Friday this Lenten season, go to Izzy’s for lunch and maybe again for dinner. You don’t have to wait for a Friday during Lent to enjoy this masterpiece of succulent fried cod topped with a slice of cheese and sweet-n-sour coleslaw. You can get it 365 days a year. It will soon be one of your favorites. You’re welcome.

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 Daily Special

You’re not feeling well, but you dragged yourself out of bed in the morning to face the workday despite feeling under the weather. The clock slowly ticks toward lunchtime. You need something to make you feel better and help you get through this day. You need a hot bowl of chicken noodle soup. I don’t like to drink broth, and Izzy’s gives you plenty of noodles, veggies, and chicken to fill your bowl.  You can get that, plus a slice of Izzy’s fresh rye bread, half a sandwich of your choice, and a potato pancake, all for just $8. The Daily Special is the most customizable way to get all of your Izzy’s favorites in one meal. A bowl of soup of your choice plus half a sandwich of your choice. The rye, the pancake, and the limitless pickles are also included. Pair it with a Dr. Brown’s cream soda, and head back to work feeling much better. If you already felt good, you’ll spend the rest of your day feeling great.

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!

Turkey Sandwich!

Keep it simple. Every time I open the Izzy’s menu, my eyes naturally gravitate to the famous Reubens and Izzy’s specialties in the center. Don’t sleep on the left side of the menu, though.  I had a simple turkey sandwich and it was just the comfort food I needed.  Turkey, lettuce, and tomato on rye bread. I like to add Izzy’s classic pickles to all my sandwiches. Izzy’s is famous for its specialties, but it is still a top-notch deli at heart, serving all kinds of quality sandwiches.

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!

Craft Beer Dinner Review by Adam Turer

If you were not at the inaugural Izzy’s craft beer dinner in Florence on February 7, you missed out on a great event.  Store manager John Bent did a terrific job organizing the dinner.  The featured craft beers came from Widmer Brothers brewery in Portland, Oregon.  Their local rep, Tyler, did an excellent job of telling the company’s history and giving background on the three different beers we were offered that evening. Pairing the brews with a three-course meal of Izzy’s favorites was a hit.  I did not think that Izzy’s perfect pickles could possibly be improved upon. I was wrong. The first course was an appetizer of fried pickles with Widmer Brothers’s Rotator IPA-O’Ryely.  If the next two courses were more plates of fried pickles, nobody would have complained.  Next was soup.  I went with beef barley and I find it hard to believe that Izzy’s makes a better soup.  The soup, potato pancake, and half of a reuben were paired with Widmer Brothers’s Drifter Pale Ale.  I, along with several other patrons, needed a to-go box for most of my sandwich.  Finally, John brought out several mini cheesecakes to pair with the final beer, the W Series Dark Saison, just released this week. More than 30 people in attendance enjoyed a night of great beer and better food.  I am very much looking forward to the next 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 Pastrami Reuben!

 

 

Pretzel bread. Pretzel bread. How I love you, pretzel bread. You could put just about anything between two slices of Izzy’s delectable pretzel roll and I’d enjoy it.  The Pastrami Reuben features pastrami (my favorite Izzy’s meat), swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and spicy mustard.  All of those ingredients are great, but they take a backseat to the perfectly doughy pretzel roll.

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!

Izzytizer’s for your Super Bowl Party!

Shortly after Man vs Food Nation: Cincinnati premiered, we hosted a viewing party for family and friends.  Plenty of food was served, but the first things to disappear were the Izzytizers.  A tray full of tiny versions of Izzy’s favorites: the classic Reuben, the Mex, and the roast beef.  My friends devoured the sandwiches and the accompanying tray of pickles within about 20 minutes.  We’ll be ordering Izzytizers for our annual Super Bowl party this Sunday.  I think this time we might order two.  You can call your local Izzy’s today and they will have your order ready to pick up before the game on Sunday.

 

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!