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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!

Cumberbatch Sweet Tater Torte

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)

 

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Hyde Park Fries Named in Food Network’s Top 10!

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Hyde Park Bar & Grill French Fries in

Food Network Magazine in America’s 10 Best French Fries

Our fries garnered top honors in Food Network Magazine’s search for the 10 best French fries in the USA! Look for us in space #7 on the list. 

We’ve added this award to being listed in People Magazine’s listing of our fries in the 15 Best French Fries in America list.

Both nationally-recognized publications conducted thorough, nation-wide searches for the best French fries in America, singling out Hyde Park’s buttermilk-dipped, seasoned-flour breaded, hand cut Idaho potato fries with the signature mayo-jalapeno sauce for top honors.

We celebrated our award with 1/2 price fries on National French Fry Day, Monday, July 13, 2015!