Flower Mound TX

Foodie Friday: Sonora Factory Grill

Everyone in Texas is very familiar with our well-known Tex-Mex style food that can be found just about anywhere. But when it comes to real, authentic Mexican cuisine – not everyone is so experienced or comfortable. And it’s especially hard to find authentic Mexican cuisine in a fast-casual setting.

Which is why we are so glad to have Sonora Factory Grill here in our Flower Mound community! Sonora Factory Grill is a Mexican-based restaurant concept that was brought here to the States by Frisco residents, Juan and Jackie Carrera. And the Flower Mound location is the first location here in the US! How cool is that?

Juan’s day job is as a Mechanical Engineer and when he came upon the Sonora Factory Grill concept, he was immediately drawn to it because of its innovative cooking technology. Sonora Factory Grill is the only one of its kind in the world. They have a truly unique conveyor grill which is able to cook 12 pounds of steak in just a few minutes. That’s how they are able to serve fresh, made-to-order food quickly to their dine-in customers as well as to their drive-thru customers.

And they have an amazing chef manning that grill. Chef Roberto was most recently a chef at a Sheraton in Panama and has won international competitions in cocktail-making, cooking, and even in making pasta!

As far as Sonora’s food goes – it’s some of the Mexican dishes we’ve all become familiar with like nachos, tacos and burritos but served in an authentic Mexican style. Their tacos and burritos don’t come filled with cheese, lettuce, rice and beans. Instead the focus is really placed on the protein – the Carne Asada, Fajita Chicken, Pastor Pork and Barbacoa.

One of their most popular items is the Tres Amigos which is Carne Asada served with 3 tortillas, salsas, lemon and refried beans so you can assemble your own tacos. The Carne Asada is so tender and has incredible flavor.

Look at the size of that burrito tortilla!

One of Sonora Factory Grill’s other popular dishes is their Super Nachos which come served with refried beans, two kinds of melted cheese, sour cream, guacamole and your choice of protein. And after eating a few bites of some, I understand why this is such a popular choice!

Sonora Factory Grill also has a fantastic bar where they serve margaritas made with the finest blue agave tequilas as well as all your favorite beers.

When we asked Juan why they chose to make Flower Mound the spot for their first location, he said it’s because they knew they wanted to be in a strong community where the residents would push them and give them feedback that would allow them to perfect their model and eventually open other locations. I think that’s an amazing compliment to our town!

I feel honored that we had the chance to sit down with Juan this week and hear his story and I love that he has chosen to do business here in Flower Mound.

*Sonora Factory Grill is located at 1050 Flower Mound Rd, Suite 310, Flower Mound 75028.

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

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!

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!

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