January 15 is National Hat Day here in the U.S., and Arby's has a promotional gimmick tied to a petition to make the traditional 10-gallon hat of the wild west the official hat of America. If you sign their petition, you get a coupon for 50% off the new Chocolate Molten Lava Cake. A bit incongruous I'll admit, but whatever.
Check it out at arbys.com/hatday.
For a limited time, Arby's is offering this funky new turkey sub sandwich melt thing. The Turkey Three Cheese and Bacon sandwich comes on a toasted sub roll. It has melted Swiss and cheddar cheese and a Parmesan cheese sauce, plus bacon for good measure.
I found the sandwich appropriately cheesy, but felt the need to add some honey mustard sauce for more flavor. Maybe it was just too much cheese and it needed something else. Perhaps it would have benefited from a spicy mayo or something else for variety.
The sandwich is also limited to certain locations, so don't be surprised if you don't see it on your local menu. But if you do come across it, it might be worth a try.
This isn't really fast food. Well, it's sort of a hybrid. There's a local upscale supermarket chain here in Arizona called AJ's Fine Foods. The one near my house has an outdoor grill where they make burgers, sandwiches, etc. I thought I'd share this cool burger I have never seen before. Introducing the 50/50 burger:
What's 50/50 about it? It's ground beef and GROUND BACON mixed together into one patty. Whoa! Let me repeat. Ground bacon. Opening the box, I am greeted by the most pleasing bacon smell and every bite has a perfectly equal beef-to-bacon ratio. Genius!
At $8.50, the sandwich isn't cheap. But it comes with a fun little baggie of side garden items kept cold like the old McDLT. And two strips of white American cheese don't hurt either. Yum!
For the last six years, I meet up with some friends for what we call Schnitzmas, a December lunch at Wienerschnitzel. While hot dogs are de rigueur, my friend Danielle prefers chicken. She got these chicken strips/chunks/whatever:
She said they were tasty, and they sure look well-seasoned. But they aren't on the official menu, so I wonder if this is just a local offering. I remember Wienerschnitzel having chicken sandwiches in the past, but their current offerings don't list any chicken items. Interesting.
Merry Schnitzmas to you and your family and may 2013 be full of flavor!
Just like its beef sibling, the chicken CBO, here the grilled one, is tangy/juicy/savory/salty/meaty goodness on a sturdy bun. I won't dwell too much on the assembly or contents, which apart from the aforementioned meat change, is identical.
McDonald's Grilled Chicken CBO
And the crispy (fried) version is equally tasty. The large crunchy chicken breast finally gets some topping love and is no longer the bland, dry and lonely core of the previous chicken sandwich lineup.
McDonald's Crispy Chicken CBO
Very good, McDonald's. The only thing I worry about is that dang "for a limited time" tag that appears on every new menu item. At this point McDonald's you have a winner. My only advice: keep it!
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