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Vivador Jimmy Baldwin’s Tune Named Official Song of Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day (Video)


Texas has its own day to celebrate the almighty chicken fried steak and it is on October 26. The day was created by seventh-generation Texan and local entrepreneur, Jeffrey Yarbrough in 2010. Last year there was an addition of “Peace, Love, and Chicken Fried Steak” by Jimmy Baldwin as the day’s statewide anthem performed and filmed at Allgood Café .

Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day came about when Yarbrough realized one of Texas’ beloved food groups was not receiving the recognition it deserved. With the assistance of several other restaurateurs such as State Representative and Las Casas Restaurant (recently closed) owner Ralph Sheffield, Yarbrough was able to get the resolution signed on May 2, 2010 for Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day. Continue reading

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The Ultimate DFW (and Beyond) Chicken Fried Steak List 2021

babesby Steven Doyle                                                  Babe’s CFS

Today is a day of celebration and joy as we mark the 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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Upcoming Omakase Experiences at Make Your Life Sweeter

by Alex Gonzalez

A spooktacular dessert experience has popped up at Galleria Dallas. Founded by entrepreneur Yasmeen Tadia, Make Your Life Sweeter is offering a 13-course Spooky Omakase from now until Halloween. For $65, diners can taste a multitude of desserts and mocktails. 

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Deep Ellum’s Harpers Rolling Out Brunch Oct 30th

Dallasites will soon have the opportunity to wake up and transport their senses to destinations across the globe when Harper’s starts serving brunch on Oct. 30.

Available every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests will be able to delight in globally inspired cuisine and handcrafted cocktails while relaxing inside or on Harper’s enclosable patio. What will start as a great, ambient atmosphere for brunch will end in a highly energetic, buzzing setting supported by entertainment such as a saxophone player and DJ who will start at 1 p.m.

During brunch, guests can explore worldly flavors intertwined with American roots through gourmet fare, such as:


  • Whole Lobster Benedict – Poached Maine Lobster, toasted English muffin and choron sauce.
  • Japanese Pancakes – Blueberry compote and whipped créme fraîche.
  • Steak & Eggs – 6oz. Grilled beef tenderloin, panko crusted poached egg and Harper’s Sauce.

Brunch Spreads

  • Brioche French Toast – Fresh berries, whipped cream, maple syrup, preserves, local honey and sweet cream butter.
  • Oak Smoked Salmon – Toasted mini bagels, dill cream cheese, quick pickles and traditional accoutrements.


  • Parmesan Fries – Black truffle aioli.
  • Grilled Avocado – Togarashi, sesame and ponzu.


  • A Summers Day – Ketel One Cucumber Mint Vodka, Canton Ginger Liqueur, fresh lemon juice, strawberry reduction and sparkling wine.
  • The Italian Flower – Aviation Gin, italicus, crème de Violette, St. Germain, fresh lemon juice, gum syrup and sparkling water.
  • The Geisha Mary – Ketel One Vodka, furikake rim, rosemary sprig, jalapeño slice and KK’s Asian Bloody Mary Mix.
  • Mimosa In Bed (great for sharing) – Fresh seasonal berries, orange juice, cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, select spirit and sparkling champagne.

“Brunch is arguably the most important meal of the day for Dallasites, so it was imperative for us to curate the perfect menu featuring exceptional food and drinks before its launch,” said Co-Founder and CEO of Milkshake Concepts Imran Sheikh. “Since opening, we’ve seen an exceptional response to Harper’s elevated menu paired with its alluring atmosphere, exceptional service and entertainment. Our iteration of brunch will undoubtedly make it Dallas’ new go-to weekend destination. Whether you’re in the mood for a large, shareable Waffle Spread, Steak and Eggs or Lobster Benedict, our new brunch has it all with a distinctive twist that can only be found at Harper’s.”

Located at 2525 Elm St. in the new Epic development – nestled between Deep Ellum and Downtown – Harper’s features dark wood, bold accents and striking light fixtures with a beautifully lit, fully enclosable patio that’s perfect for brunch and makes guests feel like they’re dining in a night garden after dark. Harper’s elevated menu draws on wanderlust through its globally inspired cuisine and handcrafted cocktails. It’s the ideal destination for business and social dinners, date nights, happy hour, late night drinks and momentous celebrations.

Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made here. For more information, visit harpersdallas.com or follow Harper’s on Instagram.

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The Chicken That Makes The Coyotes Howl On The Ranch At Las Colinas

ranch5by Steven Doyle

The Ranch at Las Colinas is just that. It is like being invited to dinner at a giant hacienda, and all your friends are there. On a most recent visit I flipped out over the fried chicken, which is the most unusual and flavorful I have tasted ever. The fried chicken at Stampede is pretty remarkable, with its oozing honey pot center, but this is much different. The chicken is first smoked, then fried. If I was some sort of spiritual speaker I would take this opportunity to lean down in front of you and repeat, “smoked… then fried!” Can I get an amen?   Continue reading

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Halloween Trinity Groves Style

Halloween comes around just once per year, but Trinity Groves is ensuring you make the most of it by starting the celebration one day early. On Saturday, October 30, the dining destination that features some of the city’s best restaurants with views and its only art-themed beer garden is pulling out all the stops for kids and adults alike. Throughout the day, Trinity Groves restaurants and shops will offer candy for the kids, food and drinks specials and fun photo opps.

Each venue with a pumpkin outside the door is handing out candy, so bring the whole family for a little trick-or-treating and keep your eyes peeled, then stay for lunch or dinner. See all the offerings below, and make your plans to partake in the merriment on October 30.

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