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New Flower Mound restaurant plays up the flavor and history of Texas

New Flower Mound restaurant plays up the flavor and history of Texas

Rustico 1845 flower mound
There'll be steaks, seafood, smoked meats, sandwiches, and salads. Nick Allen Photography

A Brazilian steakhouse in Flower Mound is stepping aside to make room for a new restaurant with a Texas theme.

Called 1845 Taste Texas, the restaurant will open at The Shops at Lakeside, at FM 2499 and Lakeside Parkway, in the space at 2401 Lakeside Pkwy. previously occupied by Carvao Prime Brazilian Steakhouse. Carvao had been in The Shops at Lakeside since 2016 when the project was first getting off the ground.

But enough about Carvao, let's get back to 1845, an authentic Texas restaurant serving steak, seafood, smoked meats, sandwiches, and salads. It's from Marty and Alan Mann, who recently opened Rustico Grill in northern Flower Mound.

In a release, Marty says the name references Texas history.

"The best way to describe our restaurant is in the name," he says. "1845 is the year that the Republic of Texas was annexed to the United States of America, becoming the 28th U.S. state. We want our restaurant to embody the flavor of our great state of Texas."

The menu will include dishes such as:

  • West Texas quail lollipops
  • shaved short rib sandwich
  • coffee-braised brisket tacos
  • jalapeƱo bacon mac & cheese

They'll also offer a variety of alcohol from Texas distilleries and the beef will be sourced from 44 Farms in Cameron, Texas.

The restaurant will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. They'll do daily happy hour specials, and live music on Saturdays in the courtyard in front of the restaurant.

The release says they'll open in April.

"We are thrilled to be joining the bustling Lakeside community," Marty says. "We chose to call Lakeside home because of the energetic atmosphere and continued growth in the area. Most importantly, we chose Lakeside because we felt like we were joining a family. We are excited to share our love of Texas cuisine with the residents of Flower Mound."