A family-owned restaurant named for the most important meal of the week is opening in Forney: Called Nina's Brunch, it'll serve breakfast, lunch, and last but not least, brunch.
They have "brunch" right in their name. This is the kind of dedication we're talking about.
Nina's will open at 471 Marketplace Blvd., in front of the Kroger and next to Pet Supplies Plus, in a new little strip center with a growing cluster of restaurants.
The menu is extensive, with omelets, benedicts, pancakes, sandwiches, salads, burgers, and panini.
There are spicy migas. A CFS made with a black Angus cutlet. And egg combos featuring eggs with corned beef hash, with biscuits & gravy, and with chicken-apple sausage.
Seven omelets include one with ham & cheddar cheese topped with Hollandaise, and another with egg whites, spinach, mushoom, and red pepper.
Pancakes range from classic buttermilk to healthy multgrain to decadent chocolate chip and Oreo crumble.
Their signature dish is Nina's stuffed French toast, featuring two pieces of French toast stuffed with cream cheese glaze.
They have chicken & waffles and "skillets" containing hash browns topped with eggs and ingredients like fajita chicken, or the Tex-Mex topped with chorizo and jalapenos, served with salsa.
There's also oatmeal, yogurt with berries, and avocado toast.
Sandwiches include fried chicken with Frank's hot sauce, BLT and club sandwich, a turkey bacon melt, and two wraps.
Weekend brunch includes bagels & lox, crab cake benedict, and a Monte Cristo sandwich, plus a clever menu of mimosas in five varieties: orange, pomeganate, raspberry-lemonade, strawberry-pineapple, and poinsettia, IE cranberry juice and champagne.
Owner Bashkim "Bobby" Ibraimi and his family moved to the Dallas area in the spring from Wisconsin where they had a similar restaurant called Red Apple Cafe.
"We have family here — after several trips to Texas, we fell in love with Forney's rustic charm, and knew it would be the perfect location for Nina's," Bobby says. "We strive to provide the best quality food and speedy service, and we believe Forney could use that."
The hours will be 7 am-2:30 pm and they're planning on a mid-November opening.
Ibraimi will be helped out by family members, including his mother. "Her name is Nina, that's who the restaurant is named for," he says.