Thursday, March 31, 2011

Texas Tidbits: A Chicken Fried Steak Festival!

Send. Me Some.
I just learned something that doesn't surprise me, but I don't think I've ever heard of it before. Being a Texan, I have of course been to Chili Cookoffs and Bar B Q competitions, but until just a short time ago, I have never heard of a Chicken Fried Steak Cookoff! Well, now I have! CFS is one of my favorite vegetables and the good people of Lamesa, Texas have captured a special place in my heart for Eternity by holding Lamesa's Original Chicken Fried Steak Festival on April 30. I bring this particular event up so far in advance because there is some stiff competition from other outstanding events all over Texas, but you must not miss the CFS Cookoff if at all possible. There are few foods of any ethnicity that rival a good chicken fried steak covered with creamy white gravy. Throw in some smashed taters and some juicy, buttered up sweet corn and I would slap my own Mama away from the table to stuff myself like a Thanksgiving turkey. Sadly, I am 2000 miles away from Lamesa, but I'll damn sure be there in heart...and stomach. has more info on CFS Festival. There are a ton of activities besides the cookoff...things like "the sounds of local talents, relax under shade trees, eating great food from vendors, classic car show, kids games, pony rides, and take a tour of our very own Delaney Vineyard Winery. Chicken Fried Steak Cook-Off, Team Roping, 5K Run, Classic Car Show, Childrens Costume Contest, Pet Costume Contest, Live Entertainement, Food booths, Art & Craft Booths, and so much more. Vendors and Booth Registration call 806-872-4322 or 806-872-4345".

If you can't have fun at a party like that, then you need to have your pulse checked. Lamesa is a great setting for such a gathering and I know that the town's folks would love to see you there. They'll treat you so many ways, you're bound to like one of 'em. Oh, yeah...a personal request here. Somebody Fed Ex me some Chicken Fried steak !!! Thank you.  :)

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