Today is National Pumpkin Day, but for Texans, Oct. 26 is much more important.
According to Texas House Resolution 1419, as of 2011, Oct. 26 is Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day.
That’s right. We made it a legislative matter. And, to borrow a bit from Aziz Ansari, that doesn’t mean we Texans think that low of our legislative process; that just means we think that highly of chicken fried steak.
Check out the language used in H.R. 1419 to describe this wonderful slice of culinary heaven:
“Whereas, Texans are renowned for their love of chicken fried steak, that exceptional dish that elevates the hearty flavor of beef to new heights by coating it in batter and breading and frying
it until the ingredients are melded in a blissful union…and Whereas, this signature dish occupies a special place in the culinary culture of the Lone Star State, and Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day provides a welcome opportunity to pay homage to that shared legacy; now, therefore, be it resolved, that the House of Representatives of the 82nd Texas Legislature hereby recognize October 26, 2011, as Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day.”
With that in mind, it is our right, nay, our duty as patriotic Texans to hunt down the best Texas chicken fried steak we can find today, and feast.
To help you out, here’s a brief list of some of the best spots in Austin for chicken fried steak.Threadgill’s
Because it’s a tradition.Hoover’s
You get more if you order the Hoover Size.Hill’s Cafe
You can choose either yellow cheesy gravy or white gravy, and it’s considered some of the best chicken fried steak in town.Luby’s
Don’t laugh. You know you want to go back to those moments you had as a kid filling your cafeteria tray on post-Sunday lunch stops with your parents.Broken Spoke
Chicken fried steak as famous as the music venue next to it.
Now, go forth and enjoy some chicken fried steak. Any questions?