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Arby's - The Topic

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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.

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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.

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

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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!

 

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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.

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

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

 

 

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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. :) 

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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:

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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