Izzy’s provided me a gift card in exchange for this post + giveaway.
I kinda love Izzy’s – a reuben is probably my favorite sandwich and don’t even get me started on the potato pancakes! Other than Gold Star Chili – it’s probably my favorite “Cincinnati food”!
Izzy’s recipes can be traced back to their relatives dating back to 1901! That’s quite a long time to be slinging corned beef – but they do know what they’re doing.
So this Thursday, November 3 – I’ll be heading to Izzy’s because it’s National Sandwich Day! The only thing left to decide is what will I order?
But first – what the heck is National Sandwich Day – well this is a fun story! It commemorates the birthday of John Montagu, of whom it is said was so wrapped up in a 24-hour gambling match that he needed the convenience of eating with only one hand and instructed one of his servants to serve his lunch meat between two pieces of bread, and thus, the sandwich was born! Thank you John!
There’s the Izzy’s Mex with corned beef, onion, jalapenos, melted Swiss and Izzy’s own chipotle sauce on rye.
There’s the Joe Walter with oven roasted turkey, Black Angus roast beef, American cheese, lettuce and tomato on whole wheat bread – and those amazing pickles!!!
And of course – Izzy’s Reuben – piled high with corned beef, sauerkraut, Izzy’s special sauce and melted Swiss.
My favorite might be the Pastrami Reuben with Izzy’s pastrami, sauerkraut, spicy mustard and melted Swiss all on top of a pretzel roll!
Then I just saw a sandwich I never saw before on their menu – the Beef Franks Reuben! Izzy’s beef franks butterflied and broiled, then topped with sauerkraut, melted Swiss, onion and spicy mustard on rye toats. I love any sandwich with hot dogs! I’m a simple girl. 🙂
So no matter what Reuben or sandwich you choose – be sure to ask for a potato pancake and pop open that container of pickles at your table and enjoy National Sandwich Day with my friends at Izzy’s!