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.

Must-See Monday: NOW PRE-SELLING in Trailwood of Flower Mound

Don’t miss your chance to be one of the first to get in on one of Flower Mound’s newest New Construction communities, Trailwood. Trailwood will be located on the Southwest corner of US 377 and FM 1171 and will feature homes from Drees Custom Homes, Plantation Homes and K. Hovnanian Homes.

Residents will have the chance to enjoy the natural beauty of nearby rolling hills and creeks as well as access to the community’s amenity center which will host a resort style pool, playgrounds and play fields.

K. Hovnanian is exclusively offering 62′ homesites within the community. Their prices will start in the $430’s and they are offering 10 floor plans to choose from including both one- and two-story options. Each home includes fantastic design features including gourmet kitchens with 42″ cabinets, luxe master baths, crown moulding, and energy efficient appliances.

Their first round of inventory homes are anticipated to be available in December or January and their on-site model home should have its Grand Opening in September.

We would love to help you schedule an appointment with K. Hovnanian’s Sales Counselor at Trailwood, so email or call us today so that we can help you get more information about this fantastic new community!

Foodie Friday: Gearing Up for the Grand Opening of Mi Dia From Scratch

It’s an exciting time to be a Foodie here in Flower Mound with the opening of so many fantastic restaurants in our area recently!

We know many of you are on pins and needles waiting for the Grand Opening of Mi Dia From Scratch here in Flower Mound, so this week we visited the original location in Grapevine to get a little sneak peek as to what you Flower Mound Foodies can expect when our location opens.

As much as I can’t believe I’m going to admit this – I had never been to Mi Dia before! And I’m now really upset that it has taken me this long to eat there. But it also made me incredibly excited for their Flower Mound location to open!

We got to sit down with Executive Chef Gabriel DeLeon who opened the original location in Grapevine back in 2011. Gabriel comes from a family familiar with the restaurant business. His father opened La Margarita in Irving nearly 30 years ago and his uncle opened  Esparza’s in Historic Downtown Grapevine.

At a young age, Chef Gabriel wanted to master the art of preparing and serving five-star cuisine, so he attended culinary school and then spent several years studying at restaurants in Mexico City and New York. When he returned to Dallas, Chef Gabriel took his father’s classic Mexican dishes from La Margarita and added his own flair, incorporating ingredients like duck.

And just as the name suggests, everything is made from scratch in the restaurant. Which gives every dish and even their cocktails a fresh, authentic taste.

We couldn’t come to Mi Dia and not sample a couple of their cocktails, so we asked our waitress to choose a couple of their most popular and unique drinks to bring out. She chose their Heart of the Desert which is a margarita made with a blood orange liqueur and their Hibiscus Champagne Margarita made with a hibiscus sorbet and dry ice. It came out bubbling like a witch’s potion – very neat!

Many of you know that I’ve recently committed myself to losing 100 pounds. And if you didn’t already know, now you do and you can help support me along my journey. Because of my new commitment, I asked our waitress what the best option for a low-carb diet would be. So, Jay’s Healthy Choice option this week is their Carne Asada with a side salad instead of the rice and beans. The steak was so tender and had incredible flavor. It was a fantastic suggestion, and I was able to leave still feeling good about myself!

If you have dietary restrictions of your own, Mi Dia offers a special menu which is organized according to dietary needs. So whether you’re gluten-free, vegetarian, etc. they make it easy for you to find a dish that will work for you!

We ordered a wide array of other entrees from Mi Dia’s dinner menu as well, including: Steak and Relleno, Duck Two Ways, Wood Grilled Banana Leaf Wrapped Salmon, Pollo Agave, and Chipotle Ribs.

If you like something with some heat to it, definitely try the Steak and Relleno which is grilled skirt steak served with a relleno stuffed with jack cheese and topped with New Mexico Red and green chile sauces.

If you’re a fan of duck, their Duck Two Ways is fantastic. My wife, Stacy, who doesn’t even usually like duck was a fan of this dish!

Their Banana Leaf Wrapped Salmon was FANTASTIC. It was cooked perfectly and had amazing flavors.

If you want something kind of creamy, their Pollo Agave was a fantastic option as it comes served with a Shitake cream reduction and whipped potatoes.

And their Chipotle Ribs were fall-off-the-bone delicious and were also packed full of flavor.

Then we topped things off with a special birthday treat for Kathy in our office – their Rocky Road Bliss which they make right there in the restaurant. SO good.

We’re all aboard the Mi Dia bandwagon now and absolutely cannot wait for their Grand Opening. Which is expected to happen mid-August, so we don’t have that much longer to wait, Foodies! Their Flower Mound location is designed exactly like their Grapevine location, so it will feature the same great bar, decor and patio area that you’ve grown to love. 

We can’t wait to welcome Mi Dia to Flower Mound, and in the meantime, we might be taking a couple more trips to Grapevine.

*Mi Dia From Scratch in Flower Mound will be located at the corner of Windsor and FM 2499 – across the street from Flower Mound Presbyterian.

Jay Around Town: Camping in Texas Made Possible Thanks to Twin Coves Park

July may not be the most ideal time for traditional camping here in Texas, but Twin Coves Park located near Lake Grapevine now has options that allow us Texans to camp year-round with their cabin and RV slip rentals.

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Twin Coves Park celebrated their Grand Re-Opening last Friday, July 7th where they unveiled their 19 furnished cabins and 18 new RV slips. They also added a few other amenities including a fishing pier, kayak launch, boat ramp, fire pit, disc golf course, playground and more.

The new cabins offer sleeping accommodations for up to six people and have all the comforts of home including appliances, ceilings fans,  linens, and dinnerware. Oh, and most importantly – AIR CONDITIONING. That’s my kind of camping right there. Rates vary depending on the time of year and you must be 21 to make a reservation.

Or if you really want to be brave and bring your own tent to sleep in, Twin Coves still offers traditional campsite rentals.

There’s still plenty of summer left to take the family camping, and with all these fantastic new amenities, Twin Coves Park has made it easier than ever!

Click here to make your reservation! 

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