Rise and Shine, Park Cities (2-17-11)

As usual, decorated folk are visiting the Park Cities, representing them, and giving us cause to get out of the house. A few award (and ribbon) winners on today’s radar:

1. Highland Park High School’s celebrated Literary Festival kicks off today with the arrival of Tony and Pulitzer-winning writer Doug Wright. You needn’t be a student to get an earful; Wright’s keynote speech is 7 p.m. tonight at the high school, and all are welcome. The Grey Gardens and I Am My Own Wife author is also slated for a 1 p.m. interview with KERA’s Krys Boyd.

2. Kudos to the Highland Belles. The drill team took first place overall at Saturday’s regional competition in Grapevine, and is preparing for more fancy footwork March 5 in Orlando.

3. Now here’s a long title. University Park architect Edwin Smith has received the 2011 award for Best Adaptive Re-Use of an Existing Building in the Stemmons Corridor from the Stemmons Corridor Business Association.

In simpler terms, he’s turned a dated building into a slick piece of work.

Datatech headquarters beforehand:

Datatech headquarters post Edwin-Smith makeover:

Congrats!

8 thoughts on “Rise and Shine, Park Cities (2-17-11)

  • February 17, 2011 at 8:38 am
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    Blah blah blah blah blah.

    Let’s get to the real news of the day…The In-N-Out Burger “coming soon” sign is up!!!

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  • February 17, 2011 at 10:23 am
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    SIGN IS UP? Now that’s exciting! Hey reporters, find the franchisee and get us an opening date on the In-N-Out!

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  • February 17, 2011 at 11:01 am
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    Another fast food joint in the Park Cities? Your kidding, right? Please tell me it will be located on Greenville Ave.

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  • February 17, 2011 at 11:12 am
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    Is Datatech a subsidiary of Intertech? What does Lumbergh think of the design?

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  • February 17, 2011 at 11:14 am
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    @kmom

    In-N-Out is notoriously close-guarded with their release dates, sometimes only announcing them a week ahead of time. But I’ll try!

    –Brad

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  • February 17, 2011 at 11:49 am
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    A California friend tells me there is no franchisee, they are all company owned and operated which sounds like good news. How hard can it be to turn a Steak and Shake into an N-in-Out? They serve burgers, fries and drinks. Period, no chicken, no taco, no breakfast, no McRibs, no toys, just the basics. @G, it’s on Central just north of Southwestern, where the Steak & Shake was, next to Taco Bueno and Guitar Center. Is there any drive thru joint other than Bubbas in all of the Park Cities proper?
    Thanks Brad 😀

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  • February 17, 2011 at 1:26 pm
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    @kmom, thanks glad to hear it’s there. Bubba’s and Chick-Fi-la. That’s enough.

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  • February 17, 2011 at 3:21 pm
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    As a California native, (but I got to Texas as fast as I could) I can tell you that In N Out is a class act. This is not just any fast food place. Clean restaurants, good pay and excellent training for their employees (read better service), and fresh food. Order this way, “Double Double with onion, fries and a shake. And a t-shirt.” If you’re on a diet, skip the shake. Only drawback to this place? The lines! But it’s worth it.

    Here’s what the company web site has to say about the secret menu: http://www.in-n-out.com/secretmenu.asp Here’s another site with off the menu options: http://www.examiner.com/chain-restaurant-in-national/the-full-n-out-secret-menu

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