It's getting hard to find a good chicken fried steak in Austin, Texas. Much like a bowl of Texas Red, the cfs has vanished from local menus and when you do find it, it's often a pale shadow of what used to be both delicious and commonplace.

Not so out in Liberty Hill at Dahlia Cafe.

The pounded-out, hand-breaded chicken fried steak being served up on the Edward's Plateau could leave the kitchen at Old Spanish Trail in Bandera and nobody would be the wiser.

It's that good.

Gravy had a working relationship with a cow, green beans had been grown in soil, tea had cane sugar in it. Lots of details that we should be able to take for granted but can't are in abundance at Dahlia Cafe in Liberty Hill.

further Austin Daily Photos http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/index.cfm/Austin-Da

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great, multi-year long thread on cfs running on roadfood http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/Chicken-Fried-Steak-m806