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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Members of the Texas House of Representatives have seemingly had a hard time getting the states fiscal house in order, but during the last legislative session they did take time to designate a new holiday.

Today, October 26 is officially “Chicken Fried Steak Day” in the state of Texas.

House Resolution 1419, sponsored by state Rep. Ralph Sheffield of Temple, made it official.

You know chicken fired steak, right? The beefy, breaded, fried dish, most often topped with cream gravy (we won’t get into the brown gravy argument right now), has been a stable in Texas restaurants for decades, if not centuries.

When the food holiday proposal began every group from the Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association to the Texas Beef Council jumped onboard.

Restaurants across the state are commemorating chicken fried steak day with specials that will probably lead to a lot of belt loosening.

Part of the H.R. No. 1419 resolution reads, “WHEREAS, This signature dish occupies a special place in the in the culinary culture of the Lone Star State, and Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day provides a welcome opportunity to pay homage to that shared legacy.”

Hear, hear, and pass the gravy!