I had a weird dream last night. I usually always have weird dreams. I won't go into the whole thing, but it involved roast beef sandwiches.
I was a vegetarian for nine years and I still have "issues" with meat and textures, especially.
There are times I can enjoy a roast beef sandwich, but ordering roast beef at a restaurant is a very iffy proposition.
At places I feel very at home, I will ask about the roast beef before I order it.
One place I never had to worry about was Subway. It was always fresh and never fatty or undercooked.
Until about a month or so ago, when we picked up Subway for our Saturday Night Special. I got the $5 foot long roast beef sub. It was disgusting. The only thing I can figure is that with their $5 foot long promo, they had changed distributors and the quality had gone WAY down.
Then, there was one time at Mayberry's where I received a very fatty "Opie" sub (roast beef, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, banana peppers, mayo).
When I woke up this morning and recalled my dream involving gristly roast beef sandwiches, I decided - at that moment - that roast beef is completely dead to me now. I will never order it again.
Then, the Evil Twin and I got to talking about Arby's. I maintain that their roast beef product is a chopped and re-formed meat block. There's never any fat on their sandwiches. I'm really not sure what the deal is.
So, I suppose I will continue to eat the occasional Arby's sandwich, but all other roast beef offerings are off the menu, for me.