The September issue of Esquire magazine features a mouthwatering spread entitled The Esquire Almanac of Steak, including a listing of The 20 Best Steaks in America by John Mariani. "This may be the last article worth reading about American steak," reads the prologue, and Mariani proceeds to list a score of meaty meals from restaurants across the country. Wishing to represent what he refers to as "Diversity of Preparation", Mariani includes not only classic seared steakhouse sirloins, but various other regional and international specialties.
As I scanned the list (Peter Luger's Porterhouse, Skirt Steak at El Raigon in San Francisco), one item in particular caught my eye: Paris Coffee Shop, Fort Worth, Texas - Chicken Fried Steak. Is it so? Is this the best CFS around? Have I been hiding under a rock? Have you tasted it? How was it? My curiosity is piqued!
p.s. I have my doubts, as the piece mentions that the CFS in question is "deep fried", but I still want to get to the bottom of this matter.