Argyle TX

Foodie Friday: Bumbershoot Barbecue

I’m not sure there’s any better way to enjoy some delicious barbecue than under lights while enjoying some live music on a beautiful, summer night. Which is exactly what I did at Bumbershoot Barbecue in Argyle last weekend!

Bumbershoot is one of the newest additions to the same restaurant group that opened LSA and Barley & Board in Denton, as well as Earl’s 377 on the same corner in Argyle.

Similar to their other restaurants, Bumbershoot has an incredible atmosphere. You order your food from the 32-foot trailer, all their meat is smoked in an adjoining trailer, and you get to enjoy your food at one of the picnic tables situated under a canopy of lights.

We were there on a stormy Saturday night and the place was still packed. Threats of thunder and lightning weren’t going to stop people from eating here!

And the food was well worth it. Pitmaster, Jason Ramey, and Executive Chef, Chad Kelley, have created a fantastic menu. Bumbershoot serves up all your traditional barbecue favorites: brisket, turkey, ribs, chicken sausage and pulled pork. You can order your meat by the pound, on a plate served with two sides, or served up on a sandwich.

But if you really want to try something unique to Bumbershoot, you’ve got to try their Loaded Tater Tots which are a mountain of tots topped with melted shredded cheddar cheese, chopped brisket, sour cream and jalapenos.

They’ve also got some unique twists on classic barbecue sides. We had some of their Slaw which was made with apples and jalapeno. It was so fresh and had some heat to it from the jalapeno. The perfect, light compliment to the rich and smoky meat. We also had some of their Baked Beans which were a delicious, peppery take on the classic.

And if you want some dessert, you can walk just a few feet away to get yourself a Gnome Cone!

This weekend should be the perfect weekend for you to visit Bumbershoot Barbecue if you haven’t already. Plan out some time to just sit under the summer night sky and enjoy some fantastic food, live music and games. It’s a place the whole family will love and we’re glad to have it right here in our backyard.

*Bumbershoot Barbecue Hours:

Closed Mondays

Tuesday-Sunday: 11am-Sell Out || 5pm-Sell Out

**Bumbershoot Barbecue is located at 425 US-377 S, Argyle TX 76226.

New Construction: Music on the Green at Canyon Falls

Curious what life is like living at Canyon Falls? This Sunday they’re giving everyone a great opportunity to come check out their community and see what they’re all about!

Canyon Falls is hosting a “Music on the Green” event this Sunday, March 26th from 2:00-4:00pm where they’ll have live music, food trucks and balloon art for the kids (or adults!).

While you’re there, it will also be a great opportunity to tour their Canyon Falls Club and their 11 model homes throughout the development.

If you’d like some more information about Canyon Falls before you head out there, or if you’d like us to accompany you to tour through their amenity center and model homes, give us a call at 972.724.2540!

Foodie Friday: Authentic Texas ‘Cue at 407 BBQ in Argyle

After much begging and pleading from their loyal catering customers, there’s a new Texas BBQ spot in town – 407 BBQ located off FM 407 in Argyle near the Paradise gas station on the west side of I-35W.

Owner Bryan McLarty and his team have been serving up authentic ‘cue via their catering business for around 17 years and decided in the last year to satisfy their customers’ demands and open up a restaurant location where people could come enjoy their food fresh from the kitchen. But they still offer full catering services too, so it’s really the best of both worlds!

You can tell that Bryan and his staff LOVE what they do. Each person that walks through their door is made to feel like their most favorite customer – even if you’re a first-timer! And when we asked them which of their cuts of meat was their favorite, each of them had a different answer before basically telling us, “It’s just too hard to choose just one.”

Before I even get around to telling you about their incredible food, let me preface this post with this one thing. 407 BBQ is a truly authentic Texas BBQ spot – you can tell that with every bite of their food that you taste. That also means that their food is served on a first-come first-serve basis. Once they sell out of something, they’re out for the day! So, we recommend getting out there as soon as possible to make sure you can try as many things as possible. Because it’s all delicious.

We were able to try out a whole smorgasbord of their meats including: jalapeno cheese sausage, hickory sausage, sliced brisket, pulled pork, turkey breast, and ribs. We had ours in the form of a meat plate, but you could also get it served up on a sandwich bun, stuffed in a baked potato, by the pound, or served up family style.

Now, here’s how I know I’m eating great barbecue – YOU DON’T NEED THE SAUCE. The flavors incorporated in the meat should always be able to stand alone, and the sauce should just be extra. And I can honestly say that I could have eaten every single cut of meat we tried without the sauce. But don’t get me wrong, their BBQ sauce is delicious too. It’s the perfect combination of sweet with a little kick of heat that gets you after you take a bite.

407 BBQ serves up some delicious and traditional Texas barbecue sides as well including baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, baked potatoes and smoked corn. And on Tuesdays and Wednesdays they serve mac ‘n cheese which we heard is delicious. So, looks like we’ll be heading back on one of those days soon.

407 BBQ may be small in size but it packs a big punch. We loved every minute we were there and even met a few other first-timers who were just as smitten with this place as we were. So, while it may be a bit of a drive for us Flower-Mounders, it’s definitely worth it!

*407 BBQ is located at 1213 FM 407, Argyle TX 76226.

Foodie Friday: Celebrating a Fantastic (And Delicious) 2016!

We’ve been blessed to have visited so many fantastic new restaurants this year! And our blog has grown more than ever, so we want to thank you for all your support and loyalty to both us and our local restaurant owners!

Check out this video recap full of all the restaurants we’ve added to our Foodie Friday family this year.

You can read the blog post for each of these restaurants by clicking here to head to our Foodie Friday archive.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Foodies!

New Construction: Beazer Homes’ “Happy Holidays” Party in Canyon Falls

If you want to check out a beautiful model home while enjoying some holiday treats while also helping the Day Resource Center for the Homeless, come with us to the Beazer Homes Happy Holidays Party at their model home in Canyon Falls next Friday, December 16th.

Beazer Homes will be serving food and egg nog during the event that takes place from 2:00-5:00pm. AND Santa will be there as well!

They’re also asking for guests to bring with them a new, unwrapped toy in its original packaging that they can donate to the Day Resource Center for the Homeless.

Send us an email or give us a call if you’d like to attend this event with us – 972.724.2540!

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Beazer Homes in Canyon Falls start in the $270’s and they offer 7 floor plans that range from 1,651-3,052 square feet with anywhere from 3-6 bedrooms and 2-4 baths. They currently have 4 quick move-in homes (2 available now and 2 available in February).

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Canyon Falls is a new home community located in Flower Mound with close proximity to I-35W and Hwy 377 and with homes priced from the mid $200’s to $600+. The large community offers a rolling terrain and first-class amenities including resort-style pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a dog park, and walking and biking trails.