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
Mexican Sugar, The Shops at Legacy restaurant known for Mexican comfort food with a Latin-inspired twist, is celebrating Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and opening their doors to all souls to join in the festivities October 31 through November 2, as well as hosting a Clase Azul Tequila Dinner featuring a five-course meal paired with Clase Azul cocktails on November 1. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
We are in celebration mode this week as we seek out the very best Chicken Fried Steaks in the DFW area and around the state of Texas. It is research that is heartfelt, and I am sure our heart is feeling all the fried beef we have consumed for the large list we will present last in the week as we pay homage to Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day.
Chicken-fried steak is a dish in which a cut of beef, usually thin and selected from the round, is breaded and fried. (Occasionally, some restaurants have also cooked a cut of pork.) The method of preparation is similar to that of fried chicken, which explains the name. The Texas staple is most often served with mashed potatoes and covered with cream gravy. Continue reading
With hundreds of thousands of catchable-size rainbow trout coming to 150 public water bodies across the state this winter, Texas anglers have plenty of cool-weather fishing opportunities to look forward to in the coming months.
A total of 18 Neighborhood Fishin’ lakes and ponds located in Texas’ 11 most populated urban centers will be the first of the season to offer rainbow trout fishing. Stockings start Nov. 22 in most locations and continue every two weeks. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Since its founding in 1973 by Jack and Dolores, Cakebread Cellars has been famous for its warm, gracious hospitality and unmatched wines. With an enduring commitment to quality, the belief that life’s occasions are elevated by good people, good food, and good wine flows through everything we do.
With 40 harvests under their belts, and the second generation of winemaking Cakebreads now running the winery, the little family winery has become one of the most successful and respected wineries in America, renowned for its world-class vineyards, wines, and hospitality. Continue reading
33 Restaurant Group announced the opening of The Yard, The “farmhouse chic” eatery in the heart of McKinney. The Yard serves-up classic backyard grub for friends and family in one of McKinney’s most historic homes – with no yard work required.
Backyard fare including Yard Bird Wings, Beer Cheese Dip, Church Street Club as well as the signature Yard Burger and Front Porch Nachos compliment classic BBQ beer selections and cocktail offerings including Well Water (prepared with Casamigos Blanco), as well as frozen and tapped signature spirits including the Yard Smash (Knob Creek, TX honey, blackberry and mint), Perl Frosé and Backyard Punch. Continue reading
by Alex Gonzalez
Combining the arts and science behind whiskey blending, Scotland’s own Kelsey McKechnie has perfected the craft of bourbon. McKechnie, a blender at William Grant & Sons, has created Fistful of Bourbon, a 100 percent straight American whiskey consisting of five bourbons. These two-year aged bourbons when combined together pack a potent, powerful punch.
At a preview party, selected writers and influencers were invited to try a selection of Fistful of Bourbon-based cocktails at Trick Pony in Deep Ellum. Continue reading