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Celebrate Texas Independence Day with $3 Off Chicken Fried Steak + Enter drawing for Charley Pride Tickets

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Celebrate

Texas Independence Day

March 2, 2017

$3 Off Chicken Fried Steak All Day!

And enter our drawing to win tickets to CHARLEY PRIDE at Rodeo Austin!

 

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The Story of Chicken Fried Steak

Was it Jimmy Don Perkins or John “White Gravy” Neutzling?

Like many a Texas icon, the history of Chicken Fried Steak is slathered in politics.

First off, you’ve got your Oklahomans who like to think they invented Chicken Fried Steak.  They made it their official state dish in 1988.

We Texans know that dipper don’t hold water.

Then you’ve got Lamesa, a little town just shy of Lubbock. They hold that the first chicken fried steak was made there 100 years ago on accident by short order cook Jimmy Don Perkins.  They even convinced the Texas Lege to pass a law naming the town the “Legendary Home of the Chicken-fried Steak” in 2011.

But hold on — folks from Bandera claim that their own John “White Gravy” Neutzling was the first to bread a steak and chicken-fry it, long before Lamesa’s Jimmy Don was a gleam in his daddy’s eye.

Here at Hyde Park Bar & Grill in Austin, we don’t have a dog in the fight. We’ve served Chicken Fried Steaks since 1982, and our is Texas-Independence good.  Come & get it!

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Real Texans Eat Chicken Fried Steak on Texas Independence Day!

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New at Hyde Park on Duval: Cumberbatch Sweet Tater Torte!

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(photo from Cumberbatch Sweet Tater Torte)

In honor of both Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and a longtime friendship, Hyde Park Bar & Grill on Duval will offer slices of Cumberbatch Sweet Tater Torte this week for $4.50 a slice.

Described by Austin American Statesman food writer Addie Broyles as “unique …The cakelike crust on the bottom and top envelop a sweet, smooth and buttery sweet potato filling,” the torte is handmade with love by Jennifer Cumberbatch. In the 1980’s, Jennifer’s husband Ashton played basketball at Enfield Park with Hyde Park Bar & Grill founder Bick Brown. The 3 cooked up the idea of Jennifer using Hyde Park’s commercial kitchen to make her tortes, which are, in her words “baked from the heart: it is memory, a tribute to those who have gone before, love emanating from the work of my hands, and an ode to family fellowship and the community table.”

After a few years of Jennifer baking the pies, and Hyde Park selling them by the slice while she sold the whole, life took another turn for the Cumberbatches and they put Jennifer’s pie business on the back burner in favor of leading a congregation.

But life has a way of coming full circle, especially when it comes to pies. So when Addie Broyles asked Bick about an article she was writing about Jennifer Cumberbatch’s return to sweet potato torte making, a phone call between Jennifer and Bick stirred their interest in having the tasty, historically-based dessert once again at Hyde Park Bar & Grill.


Come & get some of this beautiful lady’s Sweet Tater Torte!Jennifer Cumberbatch with tortes copyright Jennifer Cumberbatch

(photo from Cumberbatch Sweet Tater Torte)

 

Thanksgiving-Day-Open

Come Home to Hyde Park: Open Thanksgiving Day for Our 22nd Annual Thanksgiving Feast

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Open Thanksgiving Day for the 22nd Annual Thanksgiving Feast!

We serve up turkey and all the trimmings.  You come in with your family, friends, loved ones, not-so-loved ones, whomever …eat and enjoy.  No dishes to wash, no fretting over a turkey, no digging out the fancy tablecloth & china — just great food in a relaxed atmosphere.

Thanksgiving Day Feast 2016

The 22 year tradition continues:  on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday Nov 24, visit either of our locations any time from 11AM to 7PM and enjoy:

  • Roast Turkey Breast*
  • Cornbread Stuffing
  • Giblet Gravy
  • Mashed Potatoes*
  • Cranberry Relish*
  • Fresh Green Beans*
  • Soup or Salad
  • Bread & Butter
  • Tea, Coffee or Soda*
  • Add Pumpkin or Pecan Pie, Chocolate Cake, or Wom Kim’s Peach Pudding for $3.95

Both Locations — 11am to 7pm

21.95  | 15.95 vegetarian | 12.95 for lil’ darlings 10 and under!

  • Gluten Free items

 

Tips for Coming Home to Hyde Park Bar & Grill on Thanksgiving:

  • Seating is first-come, first-serve. In keeping with our 22 year tradition, reservations not required nor accepted.
  • Because we serve only Thanksgiving meals, wait times are reduced.
  • If you have a party larger than 8, we recommend:
    • Have someone from your group arrive early to get your name on the list if there is a wait. We’ll seat you when your entire group arrives.
    • Consider coming in between 3:30 and 5:30pm.
    • Consider visiting Hyde Park Westgate as it seats more people.

 

Celebrating Thanksgiving at home? Take home a Hyde Park Fried Turkey!

 

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Let’s Talk Turkey

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Nothing says Happy Holidays quite like a delicious roast turkey!

Roast Turkey created by Dale Whistler, the artist responsible for some of the coolest public art in Austin!

Yours for all tine,

Hyde Park Fork

 

PS I’m always open to your ideas on what should be on the Fork next! Put your suggestions in the comments on this page.

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Take Home A Fried Turkey For Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving at your place?   Take home a Hyde Park Louisiana-Style Fried Turkey!

ORDER NOW — We Sell Out Every Year — CALL (512) 899 2700

Hyde Park Bar & Grill South in Austin, TX is again offering a limited number of Cajun Fried Turkeys for Thanksgiving.  You’ll pick up your fried bird at our south location at 4521 WestGate on Tuesday or Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

Our turkey team has mastered the dangerous art of deep frying turkeys.  (Don’t try this at home!)  Gobblers are injected with a 5-spice Cajun seasoning before taking the plunge into our state-of-the-art frying system. It’s an incredibly flavorful turkey — a juicy moist bird with a crisp golden skin.

Your $70, pre-paid turkey order includes:

  • a 12 – 14 pound turkey, fried with signature Cajun seasoning in classic Louisiana style (feeds 5 – 8, depending on appetite)
  • oven bag packaging, ready for warming
  • warming instructions
  • pick up turkeys at Hyde Park WestGate only

Hurry!  Quantities Are Limited.

Orders taken starting: Monday, Nov 1.

TO ORDER CALL (512) 899 2700: 

Prefer to eat at the restaurant?  We’ll be open Thanksgiving Day, 2015 for our 22nd Thanksgiving Feast!

 

 

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Eat Tony’s Southern Fried Chicken every Mon & Tues after 5pm!

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You may have heard about Tony’s Southern Fried Chicken from Texas Monthly or Rob Balon or one of the many highly respected Austin food bloggers.  You may have heard that this chicken is THE classic Southern Fried Bone-In Chicken, so good it could make you elbow your grandma out of a church supper buffet line. So good we have to treat like a controlled substance. Offered only on Mondays and Tuesdays so we have time to put in the LOVE.

Chef Tony Herring & his brother Jed. Fantastic fried chicken is a Herring family tradition!

Chef Tony Herring & his brother Jed. Fantastic fried chicken is a Herring family tradition!

If so, you heard right.

The secrets to perfect fried chicken lie in the meat preparation, the breading, and in clean, high quality oil held at the ideal temperature throughout the vat.  It takes special attention and time.  That’s why we offer this dish only on Monday & Tuesday nights, which are typically less crowded than the weekends, at a time when we can give this chicken the care it deserves.   But be aware:  this chicken’s so good, we’ve been known do land office business on Mondays & Tuesdays, so come on in early before we run out!

Tony’s Southern Fried Chicken

Mondays & Tuesdays after 5pm

both Hyde Park Bar & Grill locations

CALL (512) 899-2700 for reservations to be sure you get a table (not required)!

People Magazine Names Our Fries In The 15 Best French Fries In America!

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Hyde Park Fries

We are pleasantly surprised and pleased to find our fries named one of the Top 15 French Fries in America by People Magazine!   People teamed up with the Tennis Channel and some well-known French chefs, then sent out anonymous reviewers to more than 50 restaurants across the US to rate the fries on specific criteria.

Check out the full article HERE, including the other 14 winners.

 

Proud To Be Listed Among America’s Best Fries

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Hyde Park Fries

  Many thanks to The Daily Meal for including us in the Top 30 French Fries in America!   ”

22) Hyde Park Bar & Grill, Austin, Texas

Consistently voted as the best in Austin by the public and food experts alike, the fries at Hyde Park Bar & Grill are hand-cut from Idaho potatoes, dipped in buttermilk, then battered with seasoned flour and fried to crispy perfection. Get them served straight up with the restaurant’s special sauce or splurge for a side of homemade cheese sauce to dip the fries in.”

http://www.thedailymeal.com/americas-15-best-french-fries

Hipstercrite names us one of “Austin’s Best Restaurants That Don’t Cost An Arm And A Leg”

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Hipstercrite, a.k.a. Lauren Modery, covers pop culture & lifestyle in the ATX

There’s a blogger in Austin you really should make it a point to read: Hipstercrite, created by the lovely  and talented 20-something writer / filmmaker / fashion & design maven Lauren Modery.

She’s a New York transplant by way of LA who wised up and made the move to Austin just in time to build an enthusiastic following for her lively, entertaining blog and be named Austin’s “Blogger of the Year” at the Austin Blogger Awards in 2010. Her work has been mentioned in Texas Monthly, Mental Floss, Mashable, HuffingtonPost, Houston Chronicle, Le Temps and Le Soir.  The short film she co-wrote and co-produced,  Loves Her Gunwon the Louis Black Lone Star award at SXSW 2013.

Creative and resourceful, she’s exactly the kind of person we want to have make our fair, weird city home.  So we urge you to read her work, hire her to write for you, support her film projects, and say howdy when you see her.

She recently named Hyde Park Bar & Grill, along with several of our long-time restaurant brethren in a list of  “Austin’s Best Restaurants That Don’t Cost An Arm and a Leg.”   We are pleased and flattered and wanted to return the favor, hence this tip of our hat to you, Hipstercrite.  May Austin be the home that you want it to be!