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Arby's Smokehouse Brisket Sandwich

Firegoat Sep 17, 2013 07:30 AM

Here's a recent review

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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    ennuisans Oct 21, 2013 12:55 PM

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

    1. monkeyrotica Oct 21, 2013 09:57 AM

      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. RealMenJulienne Oct 18, 2013 03:23 PM

        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.

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          rochfood Oct 10, 2013 06:58 PM

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

          5 Replies
          1. re: rochfood
            chileheadmike Oct 11, 2013 05:51 AM

            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
              Veggo Oct 11, 2013 06:10 AM

              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
                mrbigshotno.1 Oct 11, 2013 06:17 AM

                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
                  Veggo Oct 11, 2013 06:19 AM

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

            2. re: rochfood
              rochfood Oct 11, 2013 12:49 PM

              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. Veggo Oct 9, 2013 05:34 PM

              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
                Big Bad Voodoo Lou Oct 10, 2013 01:11 PM

                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.

                1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou
                  Veggo Oct 10, 2013 01:42 PM

                  Nice. Duly noted, thanks BBVL.

              2. alliegator Sep 27, 2013 09:07 AM

                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. mrbigshotno.1 Sep 19, 2013 03:39 PM


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