Tomorrow is Chicken Fried Steak Day. Plan Accordingly.

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It's almost arrived. After months of anticipation, your artery walls will finally get to celebrate Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day tomorrow.

Norma's Cafe is getting in on the action. If you eat there tomorrow, you'll be entered into a drawing to win free chicken fried steak for a year, which will definitely kill you.

Ed Murph, the owner of Norma's, thought up the contest. He grew up in Oak Cliff and bought the restaurant 25 years ago. He says he "couldn't pass up a good thing." Norma's has been open 55 years.

"We use an inside round because of the consistency and flavor," Murph told me. The man likes his CFS with a little bit of chew. I do too.

Norma's double batters the meat. From a buttermilk to breading, back into buttermilk and then breading again, all before they toss the whole thing in the deep frier. A little country gravy and your choice of side and the plate comes to your table. I prefer mashed potatoes. The mac and cheese is good too.

Murph lives in North Dallas now, and helped champion the effort to make the holiday a reality. "It's been around a long time and needs to be honored," he said.
Mayor Mike agrees. He signed a city proclamation so that Dallas could have its own Chicken Fried Steak Day. So be a good citizen. Go eat some.

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Norma's Cafe

17721 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

Norma's Cafe

1123 W. Davis St., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

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PlanoDave
PlanoDave

Got my fixin's for tomorrow and I can't freaking wait. 

The kitchen in Casa de Dave will be ready to go with CFS, fried Okra, mashed potatoes, cream gravy and Dos XX Amber.  Perfect meal to go with a Rangers win!

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

You need to be MidCities or Fort Worth Dave...me and Mrs. Broken would bring the shrimp stuffed bacon wrapped jalepeno's!

Nic Rodriguez
Nic Rodriguez

I don't know that I've ever had a CFS here in Dallas.

The best I've had in a long time was on a drive out west. Mary's in Strawn. Used to be a stop on the way out to Abilene, Lubbock, and parts in between.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Mary's is still there and she's doing fine..we get by there every couple of months.  Try a burger sometime, it's biggger than you head. 

When out West of the plex check out Boo Ray's in Weatherford, their CFS is very good..and the andouille gravy is absolutely amazing...never had anything like it anywhere else. 

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Dont foget about the greatness of Sweetie Pies CFS, might fine serving.  Now the CFS i got today was red in the middle and un chewable.  Yuk

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Never been, took a customer to that BBQ joint in Grapevine a while back..with talent for servers.  They were better than the BBQ.

Nic Rodriguez
Nic Rodriguez

I'll have to do that. 

Nothing against the CFS here in the D/FW, but I don't think I've ever ordered one at a restaurant. I may have to try one on this list or one of the ones someone mentions in here. 

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

My fav. CFS right now is from Matt's Rancho Martinez. Damn good.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Boy, I am in redneck hell!  Chicken fried steak.......bleckkkktt!  I'd rather eat Armadillo, Amarillo, and/or Anadarko.  That stuff is flat out nasty; when are we having Chix Parm day?  People that eat CFS turn into Oklahoma women, replete with a ripped Looney Tunes t shirt, ciggy cackle, and Lake Lewisville mouth.  Go Walmart ladies!  Especially the ones that smoke under the waterfall at Chickasaw.  

Mary
Mary

You are so boring and droll. You just love yourself and think your shit don't stink. Don't you. Well, I hate to tell you, it does stink. Real bad too! Really tired of reading you here.I'd take Jack Perkins over you. ANYDAY!

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Thank you Mary, this post made my day!  A couple more of these, and I''ll consider my day a success.  Oh crap my boss is coming.............(Kergo) "just working on those TPS reports, Mr. Shmedly, sir!"  OK, where were we?  Oh yeah, Jack Perkins.  Who?  Is he the utility infielder for the Cubs who had a swim through Clee?  I'm glad you told me my poo poo smells, cause I didn't ACTUALLY know that it did!  All this time I've been pooping on my neighbors lawn thinking he would ENJOY the smell.  Oh darn, oh hicky darn doodle.  Now, if I hear anything methinks is negative towards the Kerg's, I'll post "best of" for two weeks straight with recipes, my top ten trips, top ten hikes, my synopsis of Hunter S. Thompson's life,  and rambling prose about my summer at Walden.  Just try me.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

You would not care for grilled armadillo, you have to marinate and chicken fry it...trust me.

NewsDog
NewsDog

Not gonna even take the bait... douche.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

I'll draw you offsides sometime today under my many incarnations you smelly languid, crumpled old turd with legs and no soul.  Douche? Who's last name is Massengil?   Hmmm buddy?  Tollway troll?  hMMMMMM?  Huh little buddy?  AND thats what you bring?  I've been insulted by the best over the years, and you bring that?  LAME

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