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Chow Bella: 100 Favorite Dishes- 56 Chicken Fried Steak at TEXAZ Grill

Michele Laudig
Phoenix New Times
July 28, 2010

Hungry yet?

We're working up our appetites for our huge Best of Phoenix issue, out September 30, with daily servings of Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes from across the Valley -- in no particular order.

Number 56: Chicken fried steak at Texaz Grill

Don't bother wearing tight pants to Texaz Grill. This place is devoted to the down-home eats of the Lone Star State, and portions are just as huge. To really get the full experience, you have to eat with abandon.

Because why would you want to exercise restraint when faced with chicken-fried steak that's practically bigger than the plate they serve it on? It's the house specialty here for good reason.

Texaz takes a tender slab of beef, double-dips it in batter, fries it to a golden, gently crispy state, and then blankets that baby with creamy country gravy. The pleasure definitely outweighs the guilt here, but if you need a little liquid courage to forget about that diet you're blowing, just wash it down with a few Shiner Bocks and you'll be fine.