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Jan 29, 2009 03:21 PM

Arby's Roast Beef by the pound?

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. re: ccbweb

      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.

      1. re: landon1850

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

        1. re: landon1850

'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

            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.


            1. re: landon1850

              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

            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

              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.

              1. re: landon1850

                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. 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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