I really like the style of these – there’s not a big presentation – you just sit where you want to sit and the server comes over and brings you two glasses and PICKLES! There are also non-beer pairing patrons at the restaurant – so just mention to the server that you’re here for the beer dinner.
Larry loves the pickles as much as I do and decided to dip them in beer – um – sure why not!
We started out with Rueben Nachos and a West Sixth IPA. The fun thing about the beer pairing dinner is that the fantastic folks at Izzy’s get to branch out from their regular Ruebens and have a little fun. These nachos were pretty good – they were topped with corned beef, thousand island dressing and cheese! You can’t go wrong there. It might have been nice if they’d been a little more melty – but I liked them. And I’m NOT a fan of IPA (my husband LOVES it) – but the bite of the IPA really went well with the mellow cheese.
Next up was our entree – a turkey rueben and one of Izzy’s famous potato pancakes paired with the West Sixth Lemongrass American Wheat. I thought this would be my favorite of the beer selections and was right. It was light and refreshing and paired great with the turkey. The turkey rueben is something I would never normally try (the Izzy’s Combo is my regular) so it was fun to try something different.
Why Should You Go? I still can’t believe the deal – 3 full beers, 3 courses and a souvenir – for just $25! You gotta call and make reservations today by calling 859-331-4999! The next one is coming up THIS THURSDAY! It was really fun too – John is a great manager and the staff is very accommodating.
Disclosure: Izzy’s provided this dinner to me in exchange for a blog post but all opinions are my own.
Before dinner – Larry wanted some ice cream – and up the road we came across this Dari-Crest.