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Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day

Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day

By Dana Goolsby

Chicken Fried Steak Pour House

TEXAS- Oct. 26 is officially Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day as proclaimed by the Texas Legislature. Chicken fried steak is the ultimate soul food of the Lone Star State. It’s been three years since chicken fried steak was given its proper dues, and I hope you will celebrate this day somewhere tomorrow!

When I ask people where the best chicken fried steak in East Texas is, more often than not someone tells me, “in my granny’s kitchen,” or “at my mama’s house.” I happen to feel the same way! My grandmother and mother make the best chicken fried steak I have ever laid tongue to. And I am no slouch myself when it comes to frying up the Texas delicacy. But if I am being totally honest, I have eaten some amazing chicken fried steak outside of my mother’s and grandmother’s kitchens as well. Although we all know there is nothing like soul food made with love, there are some mighty fine chicken fried steaks to be had at several East Texas restaurants.

Chicken fried steak happens to be my favorite Texas dish! Can you imagine my excitement when I discovered that tomorrow is my new favorite day of the year?! I immediately started thinking about where I will celebrate. I have a few places in mind, but would love to hear your suggestions!

So now it is time to answer the ultimate question. Which restaurant in East Texas is home to THE BEST chicken fried steak in the Piney Woods?

Email your suggestions to 

MYETX also wants to know what you think the perfect sides are for chicken fried steak. Are mash potatoes and gravy a chicken fried steak-must? Do you like green beens or corn with yours? Maybe you like your chicken fried steak cold, slathered in ketchup. Or perhaps you like to enjoy it on a bun. Do you take your chicken fried steak with gravy on the side, or right on top. Is there such a thing as too much gravy? Do you prefer your chicken fried steak to be swimming in gravy when it arrives? We want to know!

MYETX will take your suggestions and undertake a mission to name the Top 10 places to eat chicken fried steak in East Texas by Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day 2014! Drop MYETX a line with your pick for the Top 10 places to eat chicken fried steak in East Texas.

In the mean time, check out the Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day Facebook page!




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