Jump to content
  • Welcome to the eG Forums, a service of the eGullet Society for Culinary Arts & Letters. The Society is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the culinary arts. These advertising-free forums are provided free of charge through donations from Society members. Anyone may read the forums, but to post you must create an account.

Toliver

Arby's - The Topic

Recommended Posts

I was floored to see that Arby's was offering, for a limited time only, a Smokehouse Pork Belly Sandwich (click). O.o  In a fast food restaurant?

Has anyone tried it?  Their Smokehouse Brisket sandwich looks good, as well.

This is ain't my Dad's Arby's! Someone at Arby's is certainly changing things up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I tried the smokehouse brisket sandwich a while back, it's okay at the best. The meat was quite tender but really lacked smoke flavor. The price difference I'd rather have their original.

 

Of course now they have Italian and gyro sandwiches which is certainly getting away from their classic styles. Haven't tried either of them and don't plan on it.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've had the pork belly -- I thought the cheese on it was superfluous, but otherwise liked the sandwich.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We tried it, could have done without the cheese but otherwise very tasty. DH works for Tyson who is the processor for making Arby's roast beef and other meats. Yesterday he brought home a 10 pound piece of Arby's roast beef that was already cooked. Hopefully Tyson will give employees some of that pork belly next month!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I haven't eaten at an Arby's in decades. I just never cared for their "meats" which were processed and pressed rather than roasted and sliced real meat. My husband stopped at an Arby's a year or so ago when he was traveling and raved about whichever sandwich he had. I had forgotten about it until I saw this thread. Maybe I will breakdown and give them another try the next time fast food is a consideration--although I don't go for fast food very often.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My DH who was very picky normally actually loved Arby's Reuben Sandwich.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, Maison Rustique said:

I haven't eaten at an Arby's in decades. I just never cared for their "meats" which were processed and pressed rather than roasted and sliced real meat. My husband stopped at an Arby's a year or so ago when he was traveling and raved about whichever sandwich he had. I had forgotten about it until I saw this thread. Maybe I will breakdown and give them another try the next time fast food is a consideration--although I don't go for fast food very often.

 

Yeah, I'm old enough to remember when Arby's had real roasted meat, sliced to order. It was really good back then.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/28/2016 at 1:28 PM, Chris Hennes said:

I've had the pork belly -- I thought the cheese on it was superfluous, but otherwise liked the sandwich.

I've questioned the cheese on a pork sandwich, as well. I guess because it's fast food they're thinking "We'll just throw some cheese on it. People like cheese, don't cha think?". Maybe not so much...

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/2/2016 at 0:34 PM, GlorifiedRice said:

Well, that's saying something, isn't it? I wonder if it depends on the location/area? I don't think deer meat would go over so well out here.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

On ‎02‎/‎11‎/‎2016 at 3:34 PM, GlorifiedRice said:

 

The photo of the sandwich accompanying the article looks pretty decent. If it was offered here I'd be tempted to try one.

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, Toliver said:

Well, that's saying something, isn't it? I wonder if it depends on the location/area? I don't think deer meat would go over so well out here.

 

You might be surprised, Toliver. There's no shortage of "foodies"/food curious folks in California.

 

I'd certainly give it a try, now that my source of local venison and striped bass has moved out of the neighborhood, if it were offered here at a local Arby's.

 

I can't resist saying that my ex-neighbor was on the cover of a fishing magazine for her skills after she won a tournament. I'm not enough of a fishing nerd to recall which one (they're all small circulation). It was a very big deal around here, though, and I sure enjoyed the bounty for the many years it lasted. :) 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/26/2016 at 2:57 PM, GlorifiedRice said:

Arby's is adding deer meat/venison to its menu http://6abc.cm/2eSiuzm

The article:

"Arby's Is Bringing Back Its Venison Sandwich"

And this year they're adding elk. O.o

Added emphasis is mine:

Quote

Arby’s is bringing back its limited edition venison sandwich, and this time it’s going to be available nationwide...

...The chain is also launching a new elk sandwich, which rolls out Oct. 21 as well, and will be available at three locations only — one each in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana.

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My DW and I recently stopped at an Arby's that had dreadful service, a half an hour for a 2-sandwich order. That issue aside, we were struck by the overblown, trying to be too many things for too many people menu. The only thing they sell that I stop for normally are dragon's eggs, better known as Jalepeno Bites or such.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In the old days at Arby's, they used to sell potato cakes/triangles for their breakfast. They totally rocked. 

Alas, they stopped selling them. These days the Arby's around here don't even do breakfast. 

Coincidentally(?), you can't even find potato triangles in the freezer section of your grocery stores, either. :( Those Ore-Ida bastards are to blame! >:(xD

 

I will stop by Arby's once in a blue moon when I get a hankering for their Jamocha Shakes.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎10‎/‎13‎/‎2017 at 12:53 PM, Toliver said:

In the old days at Arby's, they used to sell potato cakes/triangles for their breakfast. They totally rocked. 

Alas, they stopped selling them. These days the Arby's around here don't even do breakfast. 

Coincidentally(?), you can't even find potato triangles in the freezer section of your grocery stores, either. :( Those Ore-Ida bastards are to blame! >:(xD

Must just be a California thing, probably California declare the potato triangles carcinogenic or something stupid like that. They still have them around here and also still serve breakfast around here. I've never looked for the potato triangles in the grocery store however. I do agree that they very much like Ore-Ida Potato Crowns & Potato Tots whether they are made by Ore-Ida or not I'm not sure.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/2/2016 at 3:34 PM, GlorifiedRice said:

^^^Arby's sells out of venison sandwiches on first day (with pics)

 

I saw something elsewhere - unfortunately in a place I can't recall - that the whole 'we sold out' thing was sort of a set-up.  They only stocked enough product to sell 70 sandwiches a day.

 

A quote from the linked article seems to confirm...

 

UPDATE: ... The Arby's on Rosa Parks Blvd. sold out of venison sandwiches on the first day, effectively ending the promotion that was scheduled to continue through Nov. 3.



 

"We stuck a nerve, in a good way, with hunters," said Luke DeRouen of Arby's, confirming that the Nashville location went through more than 250 sandwiches in 5 hours. "Some people drove from an hour away to try it," he said.

 

So they sold 250 sandwiches in 5 hours and are now out for the rest of the promotion.

 

Hey wait, this article was from last year. xD

 

Oh well, probably the same routine this year.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With the deer overpopulation only increasing, anything that gets people eating them is only going to lessen the burden on the roadkill pickup crews.  They've got no predators other than cars nowadays.  Will have to see where the nearest Arbys is and pay them a visit.


Edited by cdh (log)
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/30/2017 at 9:50 AM, cdh said:

With the deer overpopulation only increasing, anything that gets people eating them is only going to lessen the burden on the roadkill pickup crews.  They've got no predators other than cars nowadays.  Will have to see where the nearest Arbys is and pay them a visit.

 

Except that around my parts, you can't just carry off a deer that you hit with a car. You need to wait for the police or warden to come by—their concern is poaching.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My thinking is more that they're going to get herded off to USDA approved slaughter, so there will be less live ones prancing along the road and less dead guys rotting on the side of the road.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here a person can harvest a roadkill deer, elk, moose or.antelope if they download a free permit within 24 hours.

More than 800 permits were issued in the first year.(this state has a very small population)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Arby's Just Added Slow-Smoked Beef Short Rib to Its Menu"

Quote

Arby’s is beefing up its menu with three new meaty munchies.

For a limited time only, fast food fanatics across the U.S. will find slow-smoked beef short rib on two sandwiches and curly fries as part of the Smokehouse lineup.

I've seen the television commercials and it looks very good.

Has anyone tried it?

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×