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Sep 26, 2007 10:12 PM

Chicken Fried Bacon!

About a year ago, (on her personal blog), I read a series of posts by Chowhound Yimay detailing her trip to Martha, Tx. It read like Alice in Wonderland as she described in detail her sightings of a Prada store sitting alone - isolated - in a cow pasture, or huge sculptures made out of smashed cars sitting in a massive concrete warehouse.
But what I fixed on was a quick reference, backed up with a picture, of an appetizer she found while following her yellow brick road - Chicken Fried Bacon with Cream Gravy!
Just the thought of it is decadent.
I imagine Caligula ordering his slave boys,
Bring Me Bacon!
Breaded and Deep Fried!
with a side of Gravy.

Do I need to cash in my IRA, quit my job and follow Yimay's trek to Martha?
Or is something as decadent as deep fried bacon with cream gravy available closer to Austin?

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  1. just for clarification, it's marfa, tx. the prada store is an art installation.

    dieing to go, though.

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    1. re: renz

      You would think I would get that right after watching "Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean" at least a dozen times.
      Thanks Renz - Marfa, not Martha.
      and correcting other recent posts...
      1960' style, not 1970's style,
      Chicken is NOT on the regular menu.

      If the Devil is in the details, I guess I'm a going to Heaven, just I always miss the details!

    2. Sodolak's in Snook, TX (just outside of College Station) had them when I was in school. I know they're still around, but there might have been a location change at some point. Best bet would be to call ahead or do some Googling.

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      1. re: jwynne2000

        My cousin mentioned eating it somewhere in the New Braunsfels area. I'll see if he remembers the exact place.
        Here is a recipe, if the desire is there to make it at home:

        1. re: jwynne2000

          Yeah, when I was in school, that's was the place. It's still open as well. Had a friend go there not long ago. He and Yi's photos are on flickr for it: