The Best Chicken Fried Steak in Texas!
Since the late 70’s, I have been searching for the best Chicken Fried Steak in Texas. I have been from El Paso to Amarillo, Texarkana to Brownsville and all points in between.
There was a chain in the late 70’s in East Texas (Longview) called Claim Jumpers. Hands down, they had the best. It was like eating Colonel Sanders meets Prime Beef. Unfortunately, after opening stores all over east Texas, their accountant ran off with all the money and they had to close. I would pay good money for their recipe but all the ex-employees and managers were very tight lipped.
Recently, I was visiting with Abbas and Chef Alberto Baffoni at Bestecca in the late morning. They shared with me their lunch menu now includes a Chicken Friend Steak. I had to try it! (Chef Baffoni is a genius, not to mention a world class chef.)
I hope your sitting down!! The Best Chicken Fried steak I have had in 50 years is now in Houston!!!! I kid you not! It is available during lunch at Bistecca at 224 Westheimer. This incredible lunch is $19.95 and includes mashed potatoes, cream gravy and green beans. Chef uses a very flavorful, seasoned, thin sliced rib-eye. His crust is incredible. No beaten round steak allowed!
So, go, visit, taste and let me know what you think. I know you too will be a believer!