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Arby's Smokehouse Brisket Sandwich

Here's a recent review
http://www.grubgrade.com/reviews/revi...

Kind of pricey, but looks pretty delicious. I think I'll go out of my way to give this one a try. Now if they would just put it on a Hawaiian Roll....

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    1. I'll give it a go, as well. I will admit that I like Arby's, and after not living anywhere near one for years, I stop there with some regularity now.
      And I love smoked gouda!

      1. Nobody smokes brisket in Florida, so it's gonna be Arby's or nothing. I don't mind pricey if it's close to the real deal. Has anyone tried one?

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        1. re: Veggo

          Veggo, if you're anywhere near Orlando, Gainesville, or Jacksonville, you need to go to 4 Rivers Smokehouse. It's the best barbecue place in Florida, and they specialize in brisket.

        2. The sandwich just seems too busy with so many ingredients.
          Don't normally eat cheese with brisket ..or mayo.

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          1. re: rochfood

            They put mayo and cheese on their "barbecued" brisket? Heresy. Now I know why I never eat there. I lived in KC for 50+ years. Oklahoma Joe's Zeeman excepted, you rarely see cheese on barbecue, and never mayo.

            This is like me going to NYC and ordering pastrami on white with mayo. Or putting ketchup on a hot dog. I'd expect to be hung by the neck until dead.

            1. re: chileheadmike

              I like gouda, but I have never had it on Q. Good smoked brisket doesn't need the boost. The mayo on it (blech) seems to indicate the sandwich may be too dry without it. (another blech). Arby's test kitchen guru's must be a bunch of damn Yankees who don't know much about brisket Q.

              1. re: Veggo

                They had a coupon in the paper for a free one so I tried it, It's terrible. Dry, you can't slice a properly cook/smoked brisket that thin. Bad bad bad.

                1. re: mrbigshotno.1

                  Thanks for taking one for the team - I'll steer clear.

            2. re: rochfood

              I love Arbys roast beef sandwiches though. (the Mid)..perfect meat to bread ratio.
              What makes it good is the simplicity of it. Roast beef...toasted bun.. and Arbys sauce. Pretty simple and unadorned.
              A lot of people may not like arbys roast beef. I happen to love them.
              The brisket is another attempt to get u to spend 5 bucks for one item.

            3. I gave in to the marketing and bought one of these sandwiches today. The very thin-sliced brisket looks like it's made with actual whole muscle meat, with visible grain and fat striations and everything, but it has an eerily uniform soft texture just like regular Arby's beef. I think we are looking at some advanced level food engineering technology here. Taste-wise it's like a smoky version of bologna, or maybe like microwaved bacon.

              I would say that I got about $3 worth of enjoyment out of this sandwich, which is too bad because the actual price is close to $6.

              1. Mayo and gouda on a brisket sandwich. Now I've seen everything.

                SO glad I have a Roy Rogers near me, where they actually know how to prepare roast beef.

                1. I thought it was small and dull. Or what's the old joke? "The food is terrible, and such small portions!"