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Jay Around Town: September Happenings

I know it’s still technically August, but tomorrow is September 1st (can you believe it?). So in an effort to make sure you’re aware ahead of time of everything happening in our area during the month of September, here’s a comprehensive list for you!

Flower Mound

Monday, Sept. 5 @ 1:00pm-5:00pm: Labor Day Splashtacular at Community Activity Center’s Outdoor Waterpark

Saturday, Sept. 10 @ 11:00am-1:30pm: Grandparent’s Day Party at Flower Mound Senior Center

Saturday, Sept. 10 @ 6:30pm: Lewisville ISD Education Foundation’s Evening for Education at Hilton Garden Inn in Lewisville

Saturday, Sept. 17 @ 11:00am-2:00pm: Back to School Showcase at the Flower Mound Public Library

Saturday, Sept. 24 @ 8:30am-1:00pm: Trash Bash and Environmental Fair at Home Depot – Flower Mound

Tuesday, Sept. 27 @ 7:00pm: Let’s Talk College: What You Need to Know Right Now at the Flower Mound Public Library

*For Flower Mound High School’s (FMHS) full Varsity Football Schedule click here.

*For FMHS’s full Varsity Volleyball Schedule click here.

Highland Village

Saturday, Sept. 10 @ 10:00am-12:00pm: NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition at Brazos Park

Sept. 29-Oct. 1: Marcus High School Theatre’s Production of “You Can’t Take It With You” at Marcus High School

*For Marcus High School’s (MHS) full Varsity Football Schedule click here.

*For MHS’s full Varsity Volleyball Schedule click here.

Lewisville

Friday, Sept. 2-Sunday, Sept. 4 @ 8:00pm: 52nd Annual Labor Day Rodeo at Lewisville Rodeo Arena

Thursday, Sept. 15 @ 6:00pm-9:00pm: Fourth Annual Art & Wine Walk at Castle Hills Plaza

Friday, Sept. 23-Saturday, Sept. 24: Western Days Festival in Old Town Lewisville

Saturday, Sept. 24 @ 9:00am-1:00pm: Classic Car & Truck Show at Castle Hills Plaza

Friday, Sept. 30 @ 7:30pm: Battle of the Axe (Lewisville HS vs. Marcus HS) at Max Goldsmith Stadium

*For Lewisville High School’s (LHS) full Varsity Football Schedule click here.

*For LHS’s full Varsity Volleyball Schedule click here.

Two-sday 200: Charming Home with Elegant Hardwood Floors

From the moment you pull up to 1336 Edmonton in Lewisville, you’re charmed by its exterior appearance with its numerous windows and painted front door. And it only continues to charm you as you continue on inside the home!

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The entrance leads you to the formal living and dining areas with the gorgeous nailed-down hardwood floors.

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The spacious island kitchen opens up to the family room, which is a great feature for entertaining guests!

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The master suite is separate from the other three bedrooms offering peace and quiet.
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Must-See Monday: Custom One-Story Home in Flower Mound

Custom single-story homes of this size aren’t easy to come by, so when we find one, we always make sure to make all of our followers aware of it!

2308 Bella Lago Drive is a beautiful custom home that sits on an acre lot in Bella Lago, located near Lake Grapevine.

I love the beautiful wood work that is found throughout the home between the built-ins, custom wood floors, beamed ceilings and crown moulding.

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The home also features a gorgeous study with built-ins and a fireplace; a spectacular kitchen with stunning cabinets, custom island and state-of-the-art appliances including Sub-Zero, Miele, and Wolf brand; a spacious master suite with wood floors, private sitting area, extra-large vanities and a gigantic walk-in shower; and a large media/game room with kitchenette.

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My other favorite area of this home is the humongous outdoor covered living area complete with fireplace, outdoor kitchen, ceilings fans and panoramic view of the private nature preserve this property backs up to.

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If you’d like to schedule a private showing, call Jay Marks – your local real estate expert – today at 972.724.2540!

*This home is listed on the MLS by Keller Williams Realty.

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Foodie Friday: Street-Style Tacos and More at Flower Mound’s Taco Urbano

One of the greatest perks that we’ve found the past three years as we’ve been doing Foodie Friday is getting to see some of the Foodie Friday restaurant owners growing, expanding and trying new things. And that’s what makes this week’s post so special to us – we got to visit with our old friends, Lynne and David Cerda, at their new Flower Mound restaurant, Urbano Enchilada & Taco Bar, to celebrate their latest adventure!

We first met David and Lynne when we visited their previous restaurant, Mi Sueno Tex Mex in the Bartonville Town Center. And we fell in love with their award-winning menu full of delicious Tex-Mex choices.

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After deciding they wanted to bring their love of Mexican food to a different customer-base in the area, David and Lynne found the available spot in the Pines of Flower Mound on the corner of FM 3040 and Gerault Rd to open up their brand new restaurant concept, Urbano, which serves up an incredible selection of tacos and enchiladas.

The whole restaurant has an industrial, urban vibe which we love. David and Lynne really made use of some cool ideas like the furniture they built in the waiting area made out of wood pallets and the planters Lynne made using the old duct work from the roof.

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If you were a fan of the margaritas at Mi Sueno – have no fear! Urbano has an incredible selection of hand-crafted margaritas as well with some unique flavor combinations like what you find in their Spicy ‘Rita (jalapeno-infused tequila with blood orange liqueur).

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Before we even get to the tacos and enchiladas, however, we MUST talk about their Mexican Street Corn. Lynne told us they come close to selling out of their street corn on a daily basis, and after having some we can totally understand why! You can order it on the cob or cut, and it’s smothered in a fantastic combination of Urbano Street Sauce, queso fresco, cilantro and a dusting of cayenne pepper. Just look at it…

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When it comes to their tacos, you can order them truly street-style with a corn tortilla or you can opt for a flour tortilla as well. And you can choose from any number of taco fillings and flavors including: carnitas with cilantro, onions, lime and queso fresco; brisket with pickled onions, jalapenos, queso fresco, cilantro and guacamole; spicy chicken with red chile sauce, jack cheese, pico de gallo and sour cream; and baja fish with beer battered or grilled white fish topped with a cabbage slaw, cilantro and special cream sauce.

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And they have a great selection of enchilada options as well! We tried their special Aguacate Enchiladas which come filled with marinated fajita chicken, grilled onions and peppers, jack cheese, apple-smoked bacon and topped with a creamy avocado sauce. Does that sound delicious or what?

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We’re so happy that Urbano is finally open here in Flower Mound and that we get to see David and Lynne again! They are extremely grateful for the warm reception they’ve already enjoyed and look forward to bringing their love and passion for their food and their customers to a new crowd.

So, go sit out on their beautiful patio this weekend and try out one of their margaritas and some street corn to celebrate surviving the first week of school!

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Have a great one, Foodies!

*Urbano Enchilada & Taco Bar is located at 1121 Flower Mound Rd Ste 570, Flower Mound TX 75028.

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New Construction: Two Britton Homes Communities in Highland Village

This week we were invited to attend the Grand Opening Celebration for one of two new communities from Britton Homes in Highland Village – Wichita Estates. And we also had the opportunity to visit the model home for Britton’s other Highland Village community, Highland Oaks.

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Wichita Estates offers beautiful 80′ treed lots that back to Corp property. Residents will be able to enjoy stunning natural community features like parks, green spaces, mature trees and Highland Village’s system of hiking and biking trails. Home prices will start in the mid-$500’s and will range from 2,839-4,421 square feet.

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Highland Oaks‘ new model home is now open and showcases Britton’s unique architecture and pristine finishes. This community is located east of FM 2499 and north of 407, which means residents will be close to Highland Village shopping, dining, major thoroughfares, and community parks and lakes. Highland Oaks will also feature 80’ lots with homes starting in the mid-$500’s.

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If you are interested in learning more about either community, we’d love to schedule an appointment to take you through Britton’s model home in Highland Oaks.

Call your local new construction expert today at 972.724.2540!