Houston, Texas: Grave of Chicken Fried Steak

Chicken Fried Steak "died" -- it was taken off the menu -- at this high-end Texas steakhouse in July 1985. A tombstone outside the restaurant entrance marks the menu item's final resting place.

Taste of Texas

Address:
10505 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX
Directions:
Taste of Texas. I-10 exit 755 eastbound, or 754 westbound. Get on the eastbound Frontage Rd and drive two miles. Cross under the freeway interchange at Beltway 8. Turn right at the Taste of Texas sign, just past the Goodwill and Bed Bath and Beyond. You'll drive to a covered entrance to the restaurant. The tombstone is on the far side of that entrance, facing the parking lot.
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Chicken Fried Steak grave.

Grave of Chicken Fried Steak

Long ago (circa 1985) the Taste of Texas restaurant decided to quit selling chicken fried steak -- a Texas staple -- and evolved into a premium steakhouse specializing in Angus beef. So many patrons kept asking about what happened to the chicken fried steak, that the restaurant installed a tombstone outside its entrance to stop the questions.

[Ron Mogel, 06/12/2018]

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