Archive for February, 2013

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!