As you know from the commercials, Arby’s has the meats — and this Saturday only, its new Manhattan location will offer a rare one: venison.
An employee at the 32 E. 23rd St. store confirmed the big event, reported earlier by Grubstreet. The quantity is limited: About 1,000 sandwiches will be on sale, at a price of $5 for just the sandwich. For an extra two bucks, you can make it a meal.
The location, near Madison Square Park, is the second Arby’s in Manhattan. The chain, famous for its roast beef, has been selling “thick-cut” venison (for any innocent city-slickers, that’s deer) sandwiches in popular hunting markets like Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, in November.
Despite Staten Island’s rapidly growing deer population and Harlem’s late one-antlered mascot, New York City is definitely not a hunting market — those outer-borough bucks are getting vasectomies rather than being shot, after all — which perhaps explains the limited time the sandwiches will be available.