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Foodie Friday: Re-Visiting Mio Nonno

It’s only been six months, but Mio Nonno has already become an institution here in Flower Mound. Whether you go for a business lunch during the week or join them on Friday evenings to enjoy the Lakeside Music Series from their patio, Mio Nonno always provides the perfect atmosphere and is consistent in serving up incredible food.

Noti Krasniqi and Chef Francisco make the perfect team at the Flower Mound location in Lakeside DFW, and their common goal is to introduce locals to the fine dining Italian cuisine you can find in New York City. And Chef Francisco is the perfect choice to create that five-star cuisine as he started as a chef in New York at the age of 17 and worked at restaurants in the city for several years afterward. And he’s cooked for some very notable people over the years including President Reagan, the Rolling Stones and Will Smith. So, if you dine at Mio Nonno, you’re in great company!

All of the food comes from Chef Franciso’s family recipes, but he has created new presentations for those passed down recipes.

One of Noti’s favorite dishes on the menu is their Cacciatore which you can order with chicken or veal and comes served in a delicious tomato sauce and with a side of their fantastic polenta.

When we went for lunch this week, we also enjoyed their Meat & Cheese Board which was full of incredible fresh cheeses and meats, as well as their Pasta Primavera and one of their Chef Specials – their Chilean Sea Bass served with a medley of fresh vegetables.

Mio Nonno has incorporated many more specials into their rotation over the past couple of months, including their Veal Capresa, Bone-in Veal Chops, and Orata (a Mediterranean fish served whole).

Throughout the week, you can also join them for some of their weekly specials including “Wine & Dine Wednesdays” where they serve up luxurious wines at incredible prices and “Ladies Night” on Thursdays where their martinis are $4.

They’re also looking to add an exclusive Sunday Brunch menu starting in the next few weeks. You’ll get to enjoy some delicious brunch dishes as well as some quality mimosas.

Mio Nonno has some big goals they’re working on achieving. And Noti told us that they believe they can achieve them because of the success and support they’ve experienced since opening here in Flower Mound. They are so appreciative of their customers and always want you to feel at home when you’re at Mio Nonno.

Their vision is to “act locally but think globally” and I think that’s an awesome philosophy for all of us to adopt in our businesses. That honestly inspired me for my own real estate business.

We are so grateful to have Mio Nonno here in our community and for all the great meals they’ve served us over the past six months. We wish them all the best success in achieving their goals and hope you all will join us in supporting them!

Go visit them tonight to wind down from the week and enjoy some cocktails and incredible fine Italian cuisine!

*Mio Nonno is located at 2450 Lakeside Pkwy ste100, Flower Mound, TX 75022.

**Check out their full menu here.

Jay Around Town: 3rd Annual Flo Mo Food Truck Fest

You guys know we’re big fans of eating well here at Jay Marks Real Estate. Which is why we are so excited to be a sponsor of the 3rd Annual Flo Mo Food Truck Fest!

The event will take place on October 8th from 11:00am-6:00pm in Parker Square. And yours truly may even have another very special role at the event. But I guess you’ll have to come check it out to see for yourself!

It’s hosted by the Kol Ami Congregation and proceeds go to support Kyle’s Place and the Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation.

In addition to the 25 food trucks participating, they’ll also have live music from Van Gogh’s Ear and Kris “Mudbone” Colwell as well as a Kid’s Zone with a zip line and inflatables and a Pet Zone.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased on the Food Truck Fest’s official website. 

We look forward to eating lots of delicious food truck food with you guys on October 8th!

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.

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: 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!

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