Category Archives: CFS Challenge

A series of articles related to the search for the best chicken-fried steak in the greater Houston area.

CFS Challenge: Barbecue Inn vs. Triple A Restaurant

Barbecue Inn Houstonians have a lot of choices when it comes to comfort food. Unfortunately most of the family-run cafes and diners have been pushed out by ubiquitous corporate boxes like Chili’s, Cracker Barrel and Cheddar’s. But a few traditional … Continue reading

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CFS Challenge: Mama’s Cafe vs. Frank’s Chop House

Mama’s Cafe – Houston This challenge features two oft-mentioned destinations for great CFS in Houston: Mama’s Cafe vs. Frank’s Chop House. Both of these west Houston joints feature big menus full of the most comforting of comfort food, but diverge … Continue reading

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CFS Challenge: Kelley’s Country Cookin’ vs. Tel-Wink Grill

Kelley’s Country Cookin This is the “coulda shoulda woulda” chicken-fried steak (CFS) challenge. Two old-school Houston diners square-off, with opposite results. One contestant just missed being the city’s top CFS experience, while the other narrowly avoided the ignominious F grade. … Continue reading

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CFS Challenge: Mel’s vs. Goodson’s

Mel’s vs. Goodspn’s When it comes to arguing about the best chicken-fried steak (CFS) in the greater Houston area, there’s no greater rivalry than the one between Mel’s Country Cafe and Goodson’s Cafe in Tomball. These are two old-school cafes … Continue reading

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CFS Challenge: Black-eyed Pea vs. Saltgrass Steak House

Chicken fried steak at Black-eyed Pea We continue our search for the best chicken-fried steak in Houston by visiting two chain restaurants known for tasty CFS. The Black-eyed Pea restaurant chain has been around for decades, and in its earlier … Continue reading

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