Foodie Friday: Local Restaurants Featured in DFW’s 20th Annual Restaurant Week

It’s one of my favorite weeks of the year! Monday marks the official beginning of DFW’s 20th Annual Restaurant Week. The 3-week event benefits the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope Home. Last year they were able to raise $711,000!

You can make all of your reservations on OpenTable. And you can make reservations at as many restaurants as you think you can visit during those 3 weeks! Just be sure to check which dates each restaurant is participating.

You’ll enjoy special two- or three-course, prixe-fixe meals at each restaurant and the cost is $20 for lunch and $39 or $49 for dinner.

And the most exciting part is that we have several Foodie Friday restaurants who are participating in this year’s event! Check out the local restaurants who are participating below.

Bistecca – An Italian Steakhouse

You can join Chef Morris Salerno for a truly special dining experience. They’ll be serving an option Calloway course for an additional $5, two salmon dish options for the first course, either Black Drum or a Akaushi beef brisket for the main entree, and either strawberry pie or chocolate mousse for dessert.

Bistecca is participating during the Preview Weekend (this weekend!) as well as all next week (August 7-13). The cost for the three-course dinner is $49 or $69 with their recommended wines. Make your reservations here!

Carvao Prime Brazilian Steakhouse

Or you can check out Carvao in Lakeside DFW. They have a fantastic salad bar with 60+ items to choose from. But the best part is enjoying their 16 cuts of meat served tableside.

Carvao also has a fantastic wine list and bar offering drinks for before, during and after your meal.

They are offering a $49 dinner and are participating from August 7-13. Make your reservations here!

Prime Farm to Table

Flower Mound’s Contemporary American restaurant, Prime Farm to Table, offers customers truly unique dining experiences. Chef Chris Flahaven is constantly coming up with special dishes to serve his customers to allow them to try things they never have before.

Prime Farm to Table is serving dishes on their prixe-fixe menu like Chilled Melon Soup, Grilled Spanish Octopus, Ricotta Gnocchi, 24 Hour Short Ribs, Olive Oil Cake and Chocolate Terrine.

They are participating from August 7-20 and their 3-course meal will be $39 per person or $55 per person with paired wines. Make your reservation here!

Yellow Rose Steak and Chop House

You can also check out another one of Flower Mound’s steak houses, Yellow Rose Steak and Chop House, in Parker Square.

Yellow Rose will be serving dishes like a Citrus Summer Salad, Char Grilled Salmon and Shrimp, 10 oz Prime Rib, and Bread Pudding.

They are participating all three weeks of the event (August 7-26) and are offering both special lunch and dinner menus. Make your reservation here! 

Jay Around Town: August Events Happening Around Flower Mound

August already? Here are some events for you to check out and enjoy these last few weeks of summer before the kids head back to school!

Flower Mound

Friday, August 4-Sunday, August 6: Friends of the Library Pre-Sale/Sale at Flower Mound Public Library

Wednesday, August 9 @ 11:00am-1:00pm: Mission Moms 6th Annual Blessing of the Backpacks at Shiloh Family Church

Friday, August 11 @ 7:30-9:00pm: Friday Movie Madness – Hook at Flower Mound Community Activity Center (CAC) Indoor Pool

Sunday, August 13 @ 6:00-9:00pm: Back to School Bash at Flower Mound CAC Outdoor Waterpark

Saturday, August 26 @ 11:00am-2:00pm: Back to School Showcase at Flower Mound Public Library

Monday, September 4 @ 1:00-5:00pm: Outdoor Waterpark Splashtacular at Flower Mound CAC Outdoor Waterpark

Highland Village

Friday, August 18-Sunday, August 20: 30th Annual Highland Village Balloon Festivalat Unity Park

Saturday, August 26 @ 7:00-9:00pm: Concert in the Park – Infinite Journey at Doubletree Ranch Park

Lewisville

Thursday, August 10 @ 7:00pm: 5th Annual Root Beer Float Party at Lewisville Public Library

Saturday, August 19 @ 9:30am-5:00pm: 2017 Clear the  Shelter at Lewisville Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

Saturday, August 26 @ 8:00pm: Texas Tunes Encore – Walk Wilkins and Susan Gibsonat MCL Grand

Foodie Friday: Mugs Cafe & Bakery in Downtown Roanoke

I love exploring new areas and testing out their cuisine, so when we found ourselves near Downtown Roanoke this week, we knew we needed to find one of their many fantastic restaurants to try!

As we were strolling along checking out all the shops and restaurants, we stumbled upon Mugs Cafe & Bakery and the intoxicating smell of fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies drew us inside.

 What we found was a charming bakery with a fabulous assortment of sweet treats as well as some delicious sandwich options which sounded like just the perfect solution for our hungry stomachs.

In talking to one of the owners, Lainie, we learned that she and her mother, Kim, have been serving up their baked goods in Roanoke since 1996. We also learned that Mugs Cafe & Bakery is the only place in DFW where you can find a chocolate dipped brownie! (Holy delicious!)

They have over 20 other pastries to choose from including Napoleons, Eclairs, Macaroons, Cheesecakes, Cookies, and Bars.

As far as their sandwich options go, they have a Chicken Salad, a Club, a Veggie, and a Holiday (cream cheese, cranberry and turkey) among others. And you can choose whether you want it on white, wheat, sourdough, or a croissant.

And if you need a wedding or special occasion cake of any kind, Mugs Cafe & Bakery can help you with that as well! They do made-to-order custom cakes or if you need one last-minute they have some ready in the bakery at all times you can pick up as well.

This was the perfect lunch spot for us this week and we loved getting to spend some time in Downtown Roanoke. The next time you’re down that way, be sure to stop by Mugs Cafe & Bakery for a sweet treat, a drink or a sandwich!

*Mugs Cafe & Bakery is located at 103 N Oak St, Roanoke TX 76262 (right across the street from Babe’s Chicken).

Jay Around Town: Flower Mound’s New Town Hall

If you’re curious like we are about how Flower Mound’s new Town Hall is coming along, did you know that they have a project camera so you can see real-time progress of the project? Click here to check it out for yourself!

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Town officials broke ground on the 46,000-square-foot facility in late June at the current Town Hall location on the corner of FM 1171 and Morriss Road. The plans for the two-story building include a larger council chamber and public spaces as well as staff offices separated by an open lobby entrance.

You can see renderings of the project in the first few minutes of this Town Matters update from the Town of Flower Mound.

The Town anticipates that the project will take approximately 15 months to complete, so Flower Mound residents should have a new Town Hall to enjoy next year!

Foodie Friday: Prohibition Chicken Serving Up More Than Just Great Fried Chicken

I love a restaurant that provides a full, fun, unique dining experience in addition to fantastic food. If you haven’t experienced Prohibition Chicken in Old Town Lewisville yet, you’ll be finding a way to get there as soon as possible by the time you’re finished reading this blog post – trust me!

Prohibition Chicken was created by four local guys (Chef Roger Kaplan, Ken Johnsen, Josh Babb, and Sean Clavir) who have a passion for two things: chicken and whiskey. And Prohibition Chicken perfectly marries those two passions together.

Two of the owners: Josh Babb and Sean Clavir

Customers can enjoy family-style dining and drinks in the main dining area. Or if you really want to enjoy the full prohibition experience, head on back to their speakeasy through the telephone booth where you can enjoy their full menu as well as some truly unique cocktails created by their Cocktail Enthusiast, Tyson.

I had no idea that this place had a hidden speakeasy in it, and when I found that out, I was so excited!!

The menu at Prohibition Chicken is simple – you choose the protein (chicken, beef or fish) and then pick four family-style sides to go along with it. You can also add on salad for $1 per person and a basket of their incredible homemade cornmeal biscuits. (We definitely recommend adding both on.)

They have four chicken options you can choose from if you decide to go the chicken route. Their most popular options are the Crispy Fried and the Smoke Fried (a combination of their Crispy Fried and their Pecan Smoked). We had some of their Smoke Fried and it was fantastic. The skin had incredible flavor to it and the chicken was deliciously tender. If you want a gluten-free option, their Pecan Smoked is perfect because it’s not fried in a batter. And if you like a little bit of spice, you’ll love their Hot Chili-Fried Chicken dusted with a Jalapeno Ranch.

We also ordered their Beeman Family Ranch Akaushi Tri-tip which also had incredible flavor and was cooked to perfection.

To go along with your protein, you get to choose four family-style sides for the table to share. They’ve got a great mix of hot and cold sides to choose from. We went with their Classic Creamy Southern Slaw (which has some jalapenos in it for some added heat); the Smoked Cheddar Ale Mac ‘n Cheese (so creamy and delicious); Smashed Potatoes (their version of mashed potatoes made with parsnips and cream); and Smoked Cheddar Grits (a little bit of a sweet option).

We also recommend you not leave Prohibition Chicken without trying one of their desserts (if you can manage to find the room in your stomach)! Their regular dessert item is their Sticky Biscuit made with gooey caramel pecan apple goodness and a dollop of whipped cream. We chose to go with their seasonal dessert options which were a Granny Smith Apple Cobbler and a Peach Cobbler both topped with a vanilla bean cream.

Be sure to check out Prohibition Chicken’s hours that we have below so that you don’t miss out on your chance to experience this fantastic new restaurant in Lewisville!

*Prohibition Chicken is open as follows: Monday – Closed; Tuesday-Thursday – 4:30-9:00pm; Friday-Sunday – 11:00am-9:00pm.

**Prohibition Chicken is located at 201 W Church St, Lewisville TX 75057.

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