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The Ultimate DFW (and Beyond) Chicken Fried Steak List

babesby Steven Doyle                                                  Babe’s CFS

Today is a day of celebration and joy as we mark the very first official Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day. The day’s founder, Jeffrey Yarbrough, said on this auspicious occasion, “I am honored to have worked closely with restaurateurs Tom Perini and Ralph Sheffield to elevate this savory southern dish that reflects our state history. Besides my wife and kids as the loves of my life, creating the official Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day has been a dream come true and makes me so proud to be a Texan.”   Continue reading

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Chef Mo Assi Made Me a Chicken Fried Steak Taco, Bless the Man

crush-cfsby Steven Doyle

When preparing for Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day I reached out to a handful of chefs to get their take on the day, and to uncover where the pro’s find their fix of cream gravy. One of the chefs I spoke with was Mo Assi (formerly exec at Perry’s Steakhouse and Capital Grille) who will soon be opening his first restaurant, Crush Taco.  In actuality I was pressing for more information on the new venture.  Continue reading


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Jimmy Baldwin Sings Our Chicken Fried Anthem

jimmyby Steven Doyle

While we continue to bring you up-to-the-minute reports on chicken fried steak sightings today, we wish to share the very anthem that sheds the spot light on Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day from the Vivador himself, Jimmy Baldwin, another man who serves as one of our great modern Texas heroes. Continue reading

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How Jeffrey Yarbrough Grabbed His Place in Texas Chicken Fried History

jeffrey1by Steven Doyle

Each year we celebrate October 26th as Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day, and we do so by one of the state’s sons, Jeffrey Yarbrough.

Yarbrough has a colorful history himself. You may remember Dallas’ original four-clubs-in-one complex, including Art Bar, Blind Lemon, Club Clearview and Red in Deep Ellum, one of Yarbrough’s entertainment feathers.   Continue reading

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Cedars Backyard Opens November 4th


Business partners Jeffrey Yarbrough and Chad Boyle are pleased to announce the opening of The Cedars Backyard, Friday, November 4 in the dynamic Cedars neighborhood.

The concept is a first of its kind in Dallas, utilizing a shipping container as a fully operational bar. Guests have the option to enjoy one of the fifteen beers on tap, tap cocktails, or traditional well cocktails, all while hanging out and enjoying the best possible view of the Dallas skyline. The Cedars Backyard provides a kitschy trailer park vibe, but more Airstream than Winnebago.   Continue reading

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The Chuckwagon Master Grady Spears Serving Up Chicken Fried Goodness

horseshoe1by Trey Moran

It’s been well over a year since I caught up with Fort Worth icon Grady Spears but it seems like things at his chicken fried steak centric Stockyards café, Horseshoe Hill, are going well. He’s still serving up chicken fry 5 different ways:   Continue reading

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Celebrate Dia de los Muertos November 1st at Oddfellows

aqby Steven Doyle

Chef Anastacia Quinones is one of our favorite chefs in Dallas for a reason. Versatility. She is definitely the master of Mexican cuisine and turns out a pretty amazing mole. As you might be aware Chef AQ is newly planted (in July of this year) at Oddfellows in the Bishop Arts District of Oak Cliff, and has already caught the attention of many satisfied diners.   Continue reading

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