by 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
by 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
by Steven Doyle
Recently I met with Jeffrey Yarbrough, the driving force behind Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day, at one of our favorite spots in Dallas for the dish – Allgood Café which is located in Deep Ellum. Joining us for the luncheon was Allgood owner Mike Snider who regaled us with beautiful stories of music, Deep Ellum, Terlingua, and of course Chicken Fried Steak It was a historic Texas day. It is easy to see why so many flock to the tiny café for their fried steak fix when in Texas, and many have over the years.
Of course we took a tour of the kitchen and found part of the secret to the delight of the Allgood CFS. Snider uses beef tenderloin for make his thick slab. It is well seasoned, and battered before deep frying, which always makes for great dining. Continue reading
by Jennifer Thomas photo by Steven Doyle
The tastiest holiday of the year is upon us – Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day. The official Texas holiday celebrates the soul food of the Lone Star state with restaurants across the state participating by offering chicken fried steak specials, entertainment and a whole lot of chicken fried every year on October 26.
In 2011, Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day Founder and bigInk PR CEO Jeffrey Yarbrough worked to have October 26 officially recognized as Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day. On May 30, 2011, State Representative Ralph Sheffield, Speaker of the House Joe Straus and Chief Clerk Robert Haney signed the resolution proclaiming the holiday. Continue reading