Wednesday, April 10, 2013
I ATE THE ARBY'S SMOKEHOUSE SANDWICH SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO
Who am I to turn down 16 hour hickory smoked meat?
So I jump in the truck and get ready to make the long 2 minute drive to the nearest Arby's.
[SCREECHING TIRES SOUND EFFECTS]
Did I really just say I went to Arby's to eat meat that had been smoked for 16 hours? Yep. I sure did. I ate the whole thing so you don't have to. Well, unless you just want to.
According to the commercial for the Smoke House Brisket Sandwich. Arby's smokes every brisket with hickory for 16 hours. As if 16 hours is some kind of magical number to make moist and succulent brisket.
They even have the BBQ expert who says "That's longer than I smoke my meat."
Of course those of us in the know. Know that brisket is done when it is done. So I'm going to call shenanigans on this so called BBQ expert. I also didn't see a smoker nor smell any hickory at this Arby's
I pulled up to the menu board and ordered my sandwich. I didn't need any sides or any of that other monkey business. I was there to get that magnificent 16 hour smoked sandwich you see on the menu board below.
The young man working the drive-thru window asked if I had tried the Smoke House Brisket Sandwich and when I told him no he gave it very high praise.
Boy oh boy! After that picture and the thumbs up from the enthusiastic employee I couldn't wait to get home and take a bite out of 16 hours of smoky goodness!
So I get home and remove my Smoke House Brisket Sandwich from the bag. My taste buds quivering in anticipation of the first bite of this magnificent 16 hour hickory smoked sandwich.
You remember how you felt on Christmas morning when you thought the box that had a cool remote control car in it turned out to be clothes? No? That never happened to you?
Well I didn't quite feel that level of disappointment but I have to say I was a little... well, a lot, underwhelmed.
So I take the first bite and.......... Well, for a sandwich...... it wasn't half bad!
I thought it was better than one of Arby's roast beef sandwiches and if I was in the mood for fast food. I'd eat it again. Despite the false advertising on the menu board.
So maybe Arby's is on to something with this magical 16 hour hickory smoking thing..... Or maybe this is my late April Fools joke since I spared all of you the obligatory "I'm turning vegan" joke on April Fools Day.