We love Izzy’s. From the sandwiches to the potato pancakes to the truly amazing and addicting pickles. Ft. Wright Interior We devour a bowl of those pickles at every visit and I keep a jar in the fridge for spontaneous snacking and sandwich emergencies.  I’m pretty focused when we head to Izzy’s for dinner and have a preset selection of items I gravitate towards.  Not to say that I don’t sometimes stray and try other items, but you know how it is…once you find that perfect sandwich (or 4) you tend to go for the gold and not mess around.

And then Izzy’s homemade soups came into my life. It’s been so dang cold and gray and wintery that I’ve been obsessing over soups lately, even buying canned soups to take to work with me.  There’s really nothing like a delicious bowl of hot, steaming soup when you are chilled to the bone. Now that I’ve had Izzy’s soups, though…well, I’m not sure that canned stuff will ever be the same.

Izzy’s has a great selection of homemade soups that are available all day, every day, and one extra special soup that they carry on Friday only.

  • Chicken Noodle – All white meat diced chicken breast and fresh vegetable in a deliciously seasoned chicken broth with bow tie noodles.


    From the top: Broccoli Cheddar, Chicken Noodle, Sweet-n-Sour Cabbage soups

  • Broccoli Cheddar – Chopped broccoli, shredded carrots and a blend of seasonings served in a creamy cheese sauce.
  • Beef Barley – Plump pearl barley, fresh vegetable and chunks of beef cubes, simmered in a seasoned beef broth.
  • Sweet-n-Sour Cabbage – Chopped cabbage and chunks of lean beef cubes simmered with select seasonings in beef broth.
  • Matzoball Soup — Served on Friday only and worth the special trip. Delicious broth, tender veggies, bowtie pasta and a delicious matzoball right in the center waiting for you to dig in and enjoy!

The Matzoball Soup — it is going to haunt me until next Friday. I mean seriously — look at this:

matzoball soup

Perfect comfort food any time of day. All soups are served with a slice of bread and crackers but I dove straight into that soup and never looked back. Really you can’t go wrong with any of these soups and I’d be hard pressed to pick a favorite because the Broccoli Cheddar is absolutely delicious as well and the Sweet-n-Sour Cabbage soup is at the top of my list too.

It wasn’t all about the soup this visit, we all ordered some of our favorite sandwiches too: Boneless Fried Cod on rye bread with tartar sauce, Turkey Reuben, Joe Walter, and kids Grilled Cheese. And potato pancakes, of course. And Oh….don’t forget the pickles!

Izzy's sandwich collage

And then there was dessert. Cinnamon rolls were consumed as well, but I knew better than to try to get a picture and come between the boys and their pastries…I like my limbs intact, thanks. But oh the Carrot Cake…Mmmm.



Let’s just say, we had a delicious family dinner (and I didn’t have to do dishes – score!) My only regret is that I didn’t order a second bowl of Matzoball Soup to bring home for lunch the next day. It was amazing.

Izzy’s has given me a $25 gift card to share with my readers so that you can explore their delicious, homemade soups for yourself. Read on for details on how to enter!



Winner will receive a $25 gift card good at any Izzy’s location.

To enter to win just answer the following question:

Which Izzy’s homemade soup are you excited to try?

Seriously — it might be a difficult decision for you but if you had to narrow down your choices to just one which would it be? No pressure.

Want a couple of extra entries?  Do one, or both, of the following (and leave a separate comment for each one):
  • Check out In A Galaxy and Izzy’s on Facebook.
  • Tweet the giveaway and tag @Rosemamie and @IzzysReubens
  • Find me on Instagram – @Rosemamie, and Izzy’s – @IzzysReubens and post your soup photos and tag #IzzysCincy

That’s it!  Four ways to enter, four chances to win.  Now for those details:  Must be 18 and a resident of the Greater Cincinnati area to win. Winner will be drawn using the WordPress plugin ‘And The Winner Is’ on Friday, February 13 and notified via email as well as posted on the In A Galaxy Facebook page and will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn.

Good luck! For more information on Izzy’s menu items, nutritional info, and locations visit their website: www.izzys.com

You can sign up for email updates and receive coupons and savings sent straight to your inbox here: http://izzys.com/emaillist.php   Their Try-It-Tuesday feature is fantastic — $3 off a different menu item every week, Tuesday only.  Don’t miss out! 

Disclosure:  I was provided a $25 gift card to give away to one of my readers, along with a gift card for my personal use, in exchange for reviewing Izzy’s homemade soups and sharing my thoughts with you. All opinions above are 100% my own.