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 Yarbroughin 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 →
While we’re still feeling the effects of the pandemic, there is never a shortage of chicken fried steak in Texas. Times may be tough, but we still find comfort in this comfort food.
A chicken fried steak is a cut of tenderized that is battered and fried, crafted in a way to appear similar to a piece of fried chicken. It is a southern staple with a rich history in Texas. October 26th is Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day, and this year marks the sixth anniversary of the event.
In 2004 Yarbrough opened his then public relations firm, BigInk, using his knowledge of the hospitality industry to assist other restaurants and venues. His firm details all aspects of the industry from training, public relations to real estate.
In 2016, the Texas Restaurant Association inducted Jeffrey into the Hall of Honor. A long standing Texas Restaurant Association tradition, outstanding individuals are inducted to the Hall of Honor each year to recognize their significant contribution to the Texas restaurant industry and to the association.
You may be aware, Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day is October 26th. We will be digging up plenty of information on the subject, but here is the first restaurant to add one to their menu.
Chicken Fried Steak is a quintessential Texas dish, but it’s not something you often find on the menus at upscale steakhouses. III Forks, one of North Texas’ most iconic steakhouses, offers a twist on the traditional comfort food. The restaurant will celebrate National Chicken Fried Steak Day, which falls on Monday, Oct. 26, with its Chicken Fried Filet Mignon. The dish, which debuted on the menu earlier this year, sells for $20.
As we celebrate Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day (see history here), Texas all across the great state raise their tongs as they pay homage to this fine example of Texan ingenuity and deliciousness. Continue reading →