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Today turned out to be a good day. My wife and I hit the road this morning headed to Brenham, Tx. (75 mi one way from our house) to check out a cabinet door making business. Well, wouldn't ya know we got into town just in time for lunch. We ate at a KBob's restaurant. The chicken fried steak was wondermous. (Rick, Google it, it is a southern thing!)

Once we were satisfied, we headed off down the street to find the business. The place is called Evans Cabinet and Doors. Turns out they used to have a cabinet shop there for many years but closed that part down. Now they make doors, drawer fronts and drawer boxes.

The guy was really nice, laid back and answered all of our questions. He had a wall of sample doors and three different styles of drawer fronts. He described each part of the door and the options available. There are many.

After a 20-30 minute chat, he asked "wanna take a tour of the shop?". Why heck yeah! So, off we went meandering through the tools and workers. I estimate about 15 or more. I didn't take a head count. But I sure like some of the tools...wide belt sanders, shapers, all sorts of tools with feeders...and a no nonsense glue rack. It looked like a rotisserie without the chickens on it! And there were two of them sitting side by side.

That was fun. My wife is in the kitchen right now cleaning out the cabinets. She is pumped! Cabinets will be coming down, maybe tomorrow...or maybe tonight if I stay out of her way.

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I can picture you just sitting there waiting for that question......LOL

Sounds like a great place to shop....

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I love chicken . Would love to try your version in Texas as I did see a program on how it was done , and hot dam did it look good! I could live on KFC if I didn't think it would give me a coronary lol.
Sounds like a nice place seeing as they let you take a tour and all . I find those places interesting also

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I can picture you just sitting there waiting for that question......LOL

Sounds like a great place to shop....
Some of that equipment I have never seen in person, just pics and videos. It was tough trying to take it all in and remain cool, calm and collective. :-)

We walked through several buildings in and around the guys so he could show us the dovetail drawers, one large building that is for lumber storage and all sorts of machines, some which are computer controlled. I guess I was like a kid in a candy store!

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I love chicken . Would love to try your version in Texas as I did see a program on how it was done , and hot dam did it look good! I could live on KFC if I didn't think it would give me a coronary lol.
Sounds like a nice place seeing as they let you take a tour and all . I find those places interesting also
Rick, you're killing me. My sides are hurting! Chicken fried steak ain't got nothing to do with chicken. It is a tenderized piece of round steak (usually to whole piece) deep fried in a batter. Beat several eggs, dip the meat in it to coat it. Then dip the meat in a flour mixture that has salt and pepper and a few other secret ingredients. Then deep fry it in hot oil until the crust is golden brown. It'll make you slap yo mamma!

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hahaha, I love it..

Chicken fried steak.....
Chicken fried chicken.......LOL.

must add this to the list for the next trip....

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Who cares about cabinets when there is chicken fried steak. Whenever we head Tejas way (yearly), that's one of the ways that my cholesterol numbers take a major hit. We can't seem to get decent CFS here in Yankeeland - but we do have reasonably priced really fresh lobstah that was swimming the day before. (Sorry if I digress)

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Rick, you're killing me. My sides are hurting! Chicken fried steak ain't got nothing to do with chicken. It is a tenderized piece of round steak (usually to whole piece) deep fried in a batter. Beat several eggs, dip the meat in it to coat it. Then dip the meat in a flour mixture that has salt and pepper and a few other secret ingredients. Then deep fry it in hot oil until the crust is golden brown. It'll make you slap yo mamma!
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Chicken fried steak is not just a southern thing anymore. It is served in every major truck stop in the US. It's just another piece of Americana. Although Texas does have some of the best in the country.

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Excuse me while I double down on my vegi-burger.
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