Chicken-fried steak is a staple in Southern cooking, and it's equal parts mind-boggling and sad when one encounters a Northerner who's never had the pleasure. Traditionally made with tough cuts of cube steak that were pounded out, dipped in eggs, and coated in flour before being fried, today some restaurants have taken it to a more elevated place with classier cuts like New York strip. When you need your CFS fix, these are the 10 Austin establishments you should hit:
It's always wise to have some substance in your stomach before venturing up and down Dirty Sixth. The Old School Bar & Grill is smack in the middle of the action, and its chicken-fried steak (a battered New York strip, see!) is a fine way to start the night. It's cooked up on the flat top, served up with garlic mash and Texas toast, and it'll keep you going longer than you ever thought possible.