Dallas has few diversions other than eating, drinking and shopping.....and shopping does not interest us.
So we spend our time hopping from restaurant to restaurant and to every pub that we can find in search of the perfect meal and the perfect beer.

We randomly review restaurants and bars, dishes and beers at whim and give our brutally honest opinions of our findings. And while we concentrate on Dallas, we travel far and wide to sample cuisine from all regions of the country and beyond.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Heart Attack of the Month - September 2011

Babe's Chicken House - Cedar Hill

So we were sitting around one night having a spirited discussion on who makes the best Chicken Fried Steak in the area and before you ask, yes, we actually fuss about food.... and beer.  The central subjuct came down to not who has the best CFS, but whether or not there is actually a superior CFS in DFW and while a few of us were on the side of there not being a superior offering one Snob was quite adamant that there is indeed a superior offering and it can be found at Babe's.  So, off I went to try it out and what I found was quite a revelation.  Not because I found a great Chicken Fried Steak, but because I stumbled across what may the singularly most unhealthy meal that I have ever had.

First though, let me give a quick synopsis of the Chicken Fried Steak.  The meat was fine quality indeed, tender, with no surpises ... no lumps of fat, gristle or connective tissue to be found.  The breading was crisp and firmly attached, but with the taste of the grease overpowering the unseasoned meat.  Pretty good, but not great.

I was astounded at the quantity of food served ... and this was at lunch.  It must be just this side of heaven for the rotund overeaters who are really only interested in quantity.  The meal starts with the server bringing you some freshly made biscuits and a salad.  The biscuits were strangely 2 dimensional and I know what you are going to point out,  yes, there was a salad and it has the potential to be healthy.  However it was iceberg lettuce (no nutritional value whatsoever) drowned in a super sweet, sugared vinaigrette.  Then comes the parade of vegetables.  "Wait what?  You said vegetables, those are healthy you nob!"  Yes, or rather, no.  Mashed potatoes (not so healthy you must admit), sweet corn (again, no nutritional value at all) sweetened with additional sugar, green beans ("Aha!" you say) that were cooked in bacon fat ("Aha!"  I say back) and all with buckets of gravy and as many free refills as you can stuff in your fat face.

So go ahead and visit Babe's Chicken House and leave pleasantly full, or queasy from the greasy.  I guess it depends on your perspective.

Babe's Chicken House, Cedar Hill
200 South Main St.
Cedar Hill, Texas 75104

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