An open letter (not really) from the bottomless chicken fried steak offer happening this Wednesday, October 15, through Friday, October 26, at Texaz Grill, the neighborhood bar and restaurant, in east Phoenix.
Dear Endless Breaksticks and Salad from Olive Garden,
Shhh. Do you hear that? Yes, the laughing. The loud, obnoxious laughing. That's me Olive Garden: bottomless chicken fried steak. And I'm laughing at you. Yeah, that's right. YOU.
Think you've got the endless thing all figured out with your cheap bowls of iceberg lettuce and baskets of half-baked bread bars? Sure you have -- if you're feeding rabbits all day. Me? I'm what carnivores dream about: a never-ending plate parade of crispy breaded and fried steak smothered in thick Southern-style gravy. Add some football and a belt with extra holes in it and now you're talkin' a chicken-fried dream supreme.
And for $15 per person, my chicken-fried, keep-it-comin' freak-on doesn't stop until that carnivore calls, "Uncle!"
Why all the endless fuss? Easy. Texaz Grill is celebrating their 27th anniversary which just happens to fall around National Chicken Fried Steak Day (October 26). Coincidence? Hardly.
What's that Olive Garden? You don't have a day dedicated to your endless salad and breadsticks?
Well, ain't that a shame. Perhaps my endless flow of fake tears will make you fell better. If not, it's back to the maniacal laughing. AHH-HA-HA-HA-HA!
Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.