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Arby's Roast Beef by the pound?

landon1850 Jan 29, 2009 03:21 PM

Does anyone know if Arby's sells their Roast Beef a la carté? I don't have an Arby's nearby to call so I thought I'd ask here. Thanks!

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  1. ccbweb RE: landon1850 Jan 29, 2009 06:12 PM

    I have got to know: why?

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    1. re: ccbweb
      landon1850 RE: ccbweb Jan 29, 2009 09:36 PM

      I know this will sound strange, but we are having a gray food party - I've always thought of Arby's Roast Beef as being gray. And since I like the way it tastes, and most gray meat would be unappetizing, I figured this was the way to go. There really aren't many gray foods.

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        monku RE: landon1850 Jan 29, 2009 10:17 PM

        Get some haggis....they're gray.

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          ccbweb RE: landon1850 Jan 30, 2009 04:08 AM

          Well...it's _a_ reason. That's danged creative, I'll give you that. I wish I could help answer your question. I know an Arby's around my town in Charlottesville, VA advertises as doing catering but I also know that it's very specific to the one restaurant and not a company wide thing necessarily.

          I'd hypothesize that a few drops of black food coloring into a crock pot of braising roast beef might get you the grey you're looking for. But that's mostly a guess.

          Good luck!

          1. re: ccbweb
            landon1850 RE: ccbweb Jan 30, 2009 09:21 AM

            Yeah, I'm supposed to supply the "meat" dish and I was going to throw some Arby's on these rye buns - which are gray - that they sell at a nearby bakery.

            Technically we're not supposed to use food coloring - but that doesn't mean we can't color using other foods. Like I know dessert is going to be a blueberry cake - it's gray. And at least one person made an appetizer which is homemade blue corn tortilla chips - gray - with a blackbean based dip - also gray. We even found a mulled red wine that actually looks quite gray.

            Oh, and I've had haggis - I didn't mind it too much but I'm willing to bet the rest of the guests wouldn't be too pleased.


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              monku RE: landon1850 Jan 30, 2009 10:10 PM

              Bob Burns birthday was January 25th and most people celebrate it with haggis and if you have a Scottish theme you can serve it.

              Reminds me of a friend who had an annual party called the "Polyester Ball" and everyone had to dress in polyester and don't ask me, but you had to bring dishes made with Spam. Hey, what's wrong with Spam musubi???

          2. re: landon1850
            Bobfrmia RE: landon1850 Jan 30, 2009 11:43 AM

            OK, I know it's really none of my business, but I have to ask.
            What inspired you to have a Gray food party? The curiousity is killing me.
            If I might throw out a guess, 40th or 50th birthday?

            1. re: Bobfrmia
              landon1850 RE: Bobfrmia Jan 30, 2009 01:04 PM

              My family and some other families who are all foodies would have dinner parties with simple themes, like mexican or indian. Then we started getting more specific like Chihuahuan Desert or Tandoori. Now we are just plain weird - you know, like gray foods.

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                Bobfrmia RE: landon1850 Jan 31, 2009 07:12 AM

                That is absolutely hilarious. Please remember this thread, and let me know what comes next. I can't imagine what could come after Gray food.

        2. KaimukiMan RE: landon1850 Jan 30, 2009 11:34 AM

          I am going to be shot dead for saying this, or spend a few decades in purgatory...

          slice any roast beef, lay the slices on a cookie sheet and at low temperature, bake till grey. GAAAK.

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            Bobfrmia RE: KaimukiMan Jan 30, 2009 11:44 AM

            BANG BANG

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              KaimukiMan RE: Bobfrmia Jan 30, 2009 12:55 PM

              thanks, I needed that

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