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Arby’s Begins Testing Brunch Sandwiches At Select Stores

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Arby’s has always been my go-to fast food chain when I just want to indulge my palette on some meaty vices. Between their brisket and roast beef, I’m usually down to sink my teeth into some meaty sandos whenever the craving surfaces. Never once did I consider that Arby’s would offer something to help with my more frequent breakfast cravings, however.

Chewboom revealed the addition of two new fast food Brunch Burgers: The Bacon, Ham & Egg Brunch Sandwich and The Brisket, Avocado & Egg Brunch Sandwich.

Ham, freshly cracked egg, cinnamon-sugar bacon, a potato cake and French Toast sauce rounds out the ingredients of The Bacon, Ham & Egg Brunch Sandwich. The Brisket, Avocado & Egg Brunch Sandwich boasts egg, potato cake, cheese, and an avocado spread.

Chewboom reports that the sandwiches are currently being tested at select Arby’s locations in Ohio. Hopefully these massive brunch beauties get a national release. Good lord.

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Firehouse Subs Serves Up Nashville Hot Brisket

We’ve seen shrimp get the Nashville Hot treatment this week at Red Lobster, but never would I have imagined beef brisket could be served Nashville Hot. Like with most things in my life, I was wrong.

Firehouse Subs just announced the release of a Nashville Hot Brisket Sandwich.

The sub is loaded with slow-smoked USDA Choice beef brisket that’s sliced up and coated with a spicy Nashville Hot seasoning. It’s then topped with spicy pickle chips, mayonnaise, a sweet and tangy coleslaw, and melted pepper jack cheese on a toasted cornbread roll.

Curious to see if it leans more towards Nashville Hot chicken or tender smoked brisket, either way my curiosity is piqued for a sub.

You can find this hot sandwich at participating Firehouse Subs locations across the nation.

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Come Get This Unbelievably Tender Wagyu Brisket At Upcoming Queen Mary Cook-Off

As a barbecue enthusiast, the quality of the meat you choose is essential to a proper beef brisket. If you’re using any kind of inferior meat, you better be a master of the smoke because you’re pretty much in an uphill battle. Now I’ve had briskets made with amazing cuts of beef before, but I’ve yet to see one that’s smoked with Wagyu meat.

For the unfamiliar, Wagyu beef is widely regarded as ultra-premium quality beef that’s of the utmost level of tender. And Wagyu beef brisket is exactly what The Q Joint BBQ is bringing to the world of barbecue.

Slicing up USDA Prime Wagyu Brisket, The Q Joint is an Irvine, California-based barbecue company that offers a plethora of smoked and grilled meats. This includes smoked, deboned chicken thighs, St. Louis-style ribs, and their 12-hour hickory-smoked brisket.

All their items come together in what they call The Judge’s Box which boasts: 1 chicken, 2 ribs, pulled pork, 2 slices of brisket, and 2 burnt ends.

This incredible platter of smoked delights can be found at The Queen Mary’s Waterfront Cook-Off. The annual event will be held on May 11 from 12PM to 5PM. There will be two competitions held during that day, one that pits BBQ masters together in a smokey cook-off. The other brings together some of the country’s best chili cooks to see who can craft the most delicious bowl of chili.

Sounds like heaven on earth.

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This Is How Gordon Ramsay Makes BBQ Brisket At Home

Sometimes you just crave a good homemade BBQ Brisket. Unfortunately, you can’t bust a grill out and smoke meat for 12 hours in the middle of a work week. Half your day’s gone at that point. You want something quick and easy that you don’t have to constantly check on. Here’s where chef Gordon Ramsay steps in to share his homemade BBQ brisket recipe that you can make easily from the comfort of your own kitchen.

This method is more like a roast than a traditional smoked brisket. Even so, it should be more than enough to satiate any barbecue cravings — at least until you have a free day to set up that smoker.

Chef Ramsay and his daughter Tilly team up in this video to serve this juicy cut of BBQ-flavored beef. The Ramsay duo of father and daughter use herbs and spices to recreate the flavor of an outdoor BBQ.

Check out Chef Ramsay’s BBQ Brisket recipe

Overall, it takes a little over three hours to cook. Compared to the traditional 12-hour smoked brisket, this is merely a fraction of the time and mess of the traditional. However, you should always experience the joy of smoking your own brisket outdoors at some point.

Check out the video above to see Ramsay and his daughter banter in the kitchen while cooking a BBQ brisket. The elder Ramsay even squeezes in the occasional dad joke in the video.

Also, if you’re a fan of fried chicken, be sure to check out his fried chicken tips.

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Lucille’s Brisket Mac Melt Is A Magnificent Marvel Of Barbecue

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Since the art of barbecue has been around, smoked brisket and mac ‘n cheese have always existed in complete harmony. In homage of this perfect culinary marriage, Chris Ferrell, Executive Chef at Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que at MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana, California, created a new Lucille’s BBQ Brisket Mac Melt Sandwich, a beautifully stacked masterpiece of barbecued goodness.

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For barbecue fans, there might not be anything more delicious than this combination of soft and juicy, perfectly smoked brisket, paired with the smooth creaminess of velvety soft mac ‘n cheese.

This item features a few thick slices of Lucille’s perfectly smoked brisket, a steamy helping of melty, creamy mac ‘n cheese, strips of savory applewood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, and crispy onion straws.

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To top off this behemoth of brisket sandwiches, it’s drenched in Lucille’s famous BBQ sauce and served on two thick slices of crispy Texas toast. 

Think you can conquer this beastly creation of barbecue sandwiches? There’s only one way to find out—you better grab a napkin. 


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5 Must-Visit Spots in LA’s Famous Grand Central Market


Grand Central Market in Los Angeles boasts an impressive 100-year legacy of feeding multi-generations of Angelenos. Having opened in 1917, the market has grown into a bustling food hall constantly buzzing with a combination of innovative vendors and hungry patrons always searching to satisfy their appetites.

Naturally, we had to check it out on Foodbeast terms for our food series presented by Hansen’s. To help us eat our way through this legendary market, we enlisted the help of our friend and fellow foodie, Soy Nguyen. Soy’s no stranger to the food scene, having built up an impressive Instagram following on her @FoodWithSoy account, where she documents tons of delicious eats along her exciting adventures in Southern California.

One of Grand Central’s most recognized vendors, DTLA Cheese, offers the perfect amount of cheesy and savory. Soy ordered DTLA’s Ham & Cheese Sandwich, which we all know is a great combo. Still, there’s nothing more epic than a super stretchy, gooey cheese pull, and Soy made that a priority.

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Continuing our culinary trek through the historic walls of Grand Central Market, we stepped outside to the patio area, to indulge in one of the finest barbeque joints in Los Angeles, Horse Thief BBQ. Horse Thief’s plate of spareribs, with brisket, and sides will satisfy the barbecue craving in all of us.  

After visiting Grand Central favorite La Tostaderia for their Patrona Burger, it was time for dessert — and McConnell’s Ice Cream just happened to have added a new Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake Sundae to their menu. Topped with whipped cream and real strawberries, this sundae should be everyone’s go-to dessert this summer.

Last but certainly not least, Soy made her way to Eggslut. Eggslut is a staple of Grand Central Market and it shows. Even though there’s usually a long line to endure before ordering a savory egg sandwich, the flavor is worth every second. The Fairfax is one of Eggslut’s most popular menu offerings, made with scrambled eggs and chives, cheddar cheese, caramelized onions and sriracha mayo in a warm brioche bun.

It’s safe to say food with Soy is always a great time. Thanks, Soy!


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Little Caesars’ New Smokehouse Pizza Is Topped With Beef Brisket & Pulled Pork, A BBQ Lover’s DREAM

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There’s a soft spot in my even softer belly for Little Caesars. The idea of getting a deep-dish pizza and a bag of Crazy Bread in less than 2 minutes just warms my heart.

Little Caesars has now gone and appealed to the barbecue enthusiast in me. The pizza chain has added a new Smokehouse Pizza that would turn any meat lover’s head. Lil’ C throws pulled pork, beef brisket, Applewood-smoked bacon, and BBQ sauce on top of a Smokehouse seasoned crust.

The pizza is also caked with a gooey layer of mozzarella and Muenster cheeses.

What’s more impressive is the beef brisket and pulled pork are smoked for 8-10 and 10-12 hours, respectively. The Smokehouse will be available beginning Feb. 27 at all participating Little Caesars locations. From 4-8pm, it will also be a Hot-N-Ready option for customers.

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You’ll Want To Lasso This Mac And Cheese Stuffed BRISKET BURRITO

When I think Texas-style BBQ, I think of hearty, tender brisket, awesome smoked sausages, and creamy mac and cheese on the side.

Turns out I don’t have to go Texas to get all three of those things at once. I can get them wrapped up and on-the-go in Huntington Park, CA, a Los Angeles suburb.

Instagram user GrubFiend pointed us to Ray’s BBQ and their monstrous Brisket Burrito. This bad boy comes loaded with everything you’d want in a Texas barbecue-inspired burrito. It starts with a mac-and-cheese base, barbecued beans, tender smoked brisket, and Jalapeno-cheddar sausage links that the owner, Rene “Ray” Ramirez, brings in from Texas. The whole thing then gets wrapped into a flour tortilla, creating a monstrous fusion masterpiece of barbecue and burritos, all-in-one.

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While this may be a fusion item, it’s based on some of the most authentic Texas-style barbecue in the greater Los Angeles area. Rene “Ray” Ramirez, opened up Ray’s in 2014, and it’s quickly turned into one of the top places to get Texan brisket and baby back ribs in SoCal. It’s drawn comparisons to other famous BBQ places in the country, including Franklin’s BBQ in Austin, which is often considered to be one of barbecue’s gold standards.

Ray’s BBQ is already a pretty popular spot in Los Angeles, and is only open for a few hours a day Tuesday through Saturday. Their official hours are from 10-4, but they will close earlier if they sell out, presenting a unique challenge of trying to get your hands on some Ray’s brisket before it’s gone for the day.

If you go to Ray’s, grab one of these burritos to get the full Texas barbecue experience — all wrapped up in a hefty, handheld smorgasbord of flavor.