So, yes, we drove six hours to eat the world’s best/largest chicken fried steak. Coupled with the world’s biggest bowl of gravy. And a really delicious fried pie.
|Insulin and chicken fried steak|
In the small town of Strawn, Texas, Mary’s Café is pretty much the only thing around. And, if you’re into food vacations, it’s worth it. You had an option of a small, medium, or large chicken fried steak. I’m not sure how many pounds (yes, POUNDS) the large was, but it was, as you can tell, epic.
I was the only one at the table who ordered a small. And I also was the only one who finished my meal and subsequently was hungry at dinner.
|The remains of the large|
Believe it or not, we did eat again. I did serve as ringleader for the ladies later that evening after our Mexican dinner. We headed to Grand Luxe Café at the Galleria to enjoy late-night dessert and coffee.
And, ironically enough, the next day we headed to a more upscale grocery store to do some shopping. I nearly wept when I saw THREE ROWS of coffee beans, just lined up, waiting for me to buy ALL OF THEM.
I didn’t buy all the coffee. Promise. But I had to have some of this.
This is some of the best coffee in. the. world. It’s not Red Sea Blend (ultimate fav), but it’s outstandingly mouth-watering. Heck, I’m drinking Caribou from the Keurig right now, and I’m thinking how great a cup of Kenya AA would be.
And, after all the food (the chicken fried steak, the breakfasts at the hotel, the desserts, etc.) and our last stop being Central Market, I saw one last item that was necessary to consume on our food vacation: Lavazza coffee. Granted, I was full from total gorging over the past two days, but I fell in love with Lavazza in Chicago…and carpe diem, right?
See, folks? THIS is why I run. ;)