What You'll Get
Bagels are among the most versatile torus-shaped food, equally delicious bedaubed in butter and covered with cream cheese or hung upon a maypole before the opening ceremony of a child's lacrosse tournament. Rejoice in multifaceted cuisine with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of bagels and other delectable edibles at Ize's Deli & Bagelry in Rockville, Maryland.
This personable eatery serves up a varied menu of fete-ready platters and other deli delights, boasting breakfast, lunch, party eats, and desserts in its husband-and-wife-owned friendly confines. Snag a kettle-broiled, freshly baked bagel with cream cheese prepared Old World-style with crisped skin and a soft, airy inside that's perfectly matched with Ize's handmade spread ($1.99+), or take a romp through delicious greenery with the garden salad, sporting a plethora of verdant varietals ($5.75). Fish platters are styled to assuage savory cravings, adorned with imported cheeses, fresh veggies, capers, and cream cheese with your choice of smoked water residents and accompanying bagels ($14.95/person). Midday meeting munchers and ravenous revelers alike will embrace the party platters and decadent dessert trays, providing handheld noshables perfect for impromptu rounds of mouth-net basketball.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Ize's Deli & Bagelry
Though they sound like names for Paul Bunyan's fists, redwood and burlap are two of the key components for crafting bagels at Ize's Deli & Bagelry. When Angie and Lee Greenberg move their bagels from a broiling kettle to a stone oven, the two materials work to form a pleasantly crispy bagel exterior. Angie and Lee also prepare handmade spreads and cream cheeses to schmear their doughy creations in flavors like strawberry and scallion. This process is a family endeavor—Angie's parents assist in the kitchen to ensure that all bagels are prepared in small, fresh batches.
Guests seated in the cozy dining area reap the benefits of the Greenbergs' lunch and breakfast labors. In addition to their New York–style bagels, the owners serve up omelets, knishes, soups, and deli sandwiches stacked with savory meats. On some of the sandwiches, they swap bread for the venue's namesake: the Empire, for example, features layers of hot roast beef, cheddar, and horseradish mayonnaise on an onion bagel.
Though the staff delights in passing out meals to their countertop customers, they also arrange artful platters for catered events. The gourmet smoked-fish platter nestles lox, whitefish, and tuna salad amid lettuce and imported cheeses, and party servings of bagels and subs accommodate feasting groups.