Up early, so let’s bang out a post before work. Yesterday I posted how a friend of mine, who grew up in the South, has never had chicken fried steak, and I posted tips on how to get a good chicken fried steak. I would like to continue the discussion for a moment. In 2000 I was driving back to Memphis from San Diego. I was passing through New Mexico, I believe, when I saw a billboard with the words “CHICKEN FRIED STEAK,” the exit to get to the gas station restaurant that serves it, and a picture of a chicken holding a skillet. You KNOW that’s some damn good chicken fried steak right there.
Chicken fried steak may be the only food on Earth for which billboards can be used to judge quality.
Saturday I ran into my BBQ team head cook Frank at the Memphis Farmers Market. He is the market’s board president, and he asked me to mention once again a fun MFM event that is coming up this Saturday at 5 PM. The Rock ‘n Wild Picnic is a picnic at the market pavilion, and you’re welcome to bring a lawn chair, picnic blanket, or whatever you would like to plop down on. Your $30 ticket gets you pizza by Rock ‘n Dough, wraps by So Fresh, and four drink tickets. You can use these on beer by Rock ‘n Dough or wines by Frederick Wildman and Sons. Additional drink tickets/bottles of wine can be purchased. Live music by The Three Kings. There is a $15 ticket for those under 21 and those who choose not to drink alcohol.
All right, got more news but it’s time to jump in the shower. Probably back either at lunch or after work with another post.