Saturday, August 27, 2005

15th & custer, plano tx


opened on friday 8-26. can east plano be far behind???

25 Comments:

At August 27, 2005 9:18 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

NICE PIC!

 
At August 28, 2005 5:46 AM, Blogger emmmjay said...

oh oh, I can hear the howling starting now.
yes it is a nice pic, t.l.

 
At August 28, 2005 8:10 AM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

that white blob fits in beautifully with the ugly utility poles and dead tree

 
At August 28, 2005 8:26 AM, Blogger TG said...

oh my god, ms.ery, your comment made me BURST out laughing

 
At August 28, 2005 9:15 AM, Blogger Kirk said...

Amen, ms.ery.

TG: If you had just captured one of those 50 ft. tall, galvanized high-voltage poles being installed all over the city this year, I would proclaim you the Margaret Bourke-White of Plano!

http://www.masters-of-photography.com/B/bourke-white/b-w_peck.html

 
At August 28, 2005 10:15 AM, Anonymous Dean said...

Coffee sounds good right about now. Sorry, I mean a grande hazelnut latte.

 
At August 28, 2005 10:28 AM, Blogger emmmjay said...

All over the country there are buildings and signs that draw people to take pictures--hot dog stands that look like hot dogs, orange stands that look like oranges, fried clam stands that look like fried clam boxes, etc.etc.
I can just see this as drawing tourists from all over the country to take a picture; to stand in front of a cup of (whoops I forget the name) will make their day complete!!

 
At August 28, 2005 10:43 AM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

hey, if it's tall enough you could bungee jump from it

 
At August 28, 2005 10:55 AM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

on another front, wanted to report that my daughter and i visited the carvel's at preston and royal yesterday. she had the soft-serve ice cream of her memory and was pleased. there was no maple-walnut, my fave. among the harder stuff. in fact, the choices looked ghastly colorwise, but they did have BLACK RASPBERRY and knowing how much you like that fruit flavor, even when it is imitation, i ordered that. the guy scooping it played around until he had a big scoop of half-melted ice cream, and i hate melty ice cream. when i paid for it, i complained that it was too soft, and the cashier smiled brightly. i repeated myself in a sharper tone, and left. would have just set the cone on the counter but wanted to give a flavor report. little less fruit than dreyer's (and no chocolate, of course), and the waffle cone was tasteless. the store was busy, but don't think i would ever go back.

 
At August 28, 2005 11:12 AM, Blogger TG said...

what an EXCELLENT report from ms.ery on her trip to carvel! imagine how much fun the newspaper would be to read if they had such reporting skills! (to see some fine reporting in the DMN on vintage and collectible items, look for the Vintage Voice column in the H&G section. This week looks at devices designed for '50s housewives.)
my "service experience" at the flower mound carvel, which i believe was the first to open in texas, was also horrible. not sure if this is a result of carvel's "training program" or the local franchiser(s)' hiring "skills". but thanks for taking a hit on the black raspberry! it being a northeast-spawned flavor, it makes sense that carvel offers it. now that i know there's a closer branch than flower mound, i'll have to check it out. thanks

 
At August 28, 2005 11:17 AM, Blogger TG said...

emmjay, re: that starbucks blow-up - in all my years of scouring for new starbucks store openings, i've never seen a blow-up coffee cup like that. i only wished i could've found a passerby who could snap a photo of the magnificent coffee-cup totem with me standing by its side

 
At August 28, 2005 5:01 PM, Blogger TG said...

fyi, food porn watch (basically, an industrious fellow named Jarrett Byrnes) was kind enough to post NYCE in its tally of food blogs. food porn watch is a huge list of just about every food-related blog that's out there.

 
At August 28, 2005 6:25 PM, Blogger emmmjay said...

huge is an understatement! for that web site. humungous is more like it.
I would love to have a picture of you hugging that coffee cup! :-))

 
At August 28, 2005 7:29 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

If a grande is $1.75 and a vente is 2.05, how much is that one?

 
At August 28, 2005 7:43 PM, Anonymous bipolar negri said...

As a close confidant of Waltrina Stovall, I know she would be pleased/dismayed by your mention. She related to me, very unhappily, that her original lede on that column was: "The entertaining season is upon us, and don't you just hate it when a guest chokes on an ice cube?" She was told that was too "flippant." Her rewrite was more staid, but did manage to get in the choking or "frozen lips" problem the Stop=Ice promised to help avoid. Sadly, some editor or copy person garbled the copy. Happily, as a free-lancer yourself you must realize, she still gets paid.

 
At August 28, 2005 8:02 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

Gosh, when you mentioned antiques and collectibles, I couldn't help but be reminded that I have a space in the FORESTWOOD ANTIQUES MALL ob Forest Lane and Inwood, just west of the tollway. Actually. it is a half space, very tiny, specializing in primo kitchen stuff. To the poiint of why nyce shoud be interested: a few days ago, someone who said they were opening a new culinary school in Dallas had the wisdom to make a big, big purchase from the space. Items bought included a huge, primitive yelloware bowl, a wonderful vintage enamel colander, and a camping set -- basically a spaghetti pot filled with every tool from coffee pot to skillet to plates and knives and forks -- that you could need. The latter sale particularly pleased me. I knew the yelloware bowl and colander would be much admired, but I wondered if anyone other that me would ever fall for the camping set. This new culinary school is a smart bunch, and I hope that they notice I have since put in some fabulous cast-iron muffin tins and other items, all reasonably priced.

 
At August 28, 2005 8:25 PM, Anonymous home cook said...

When and where will this culinary school open? I like to take classes.

 
At August 28, 2005 8:38 PM, Anonymous Dean said...

I've always liked that Forestwood place, but don't recall ever having seen the kitchen stuff. I was too busy looking for books (and I couldn't find the one I wanted anyway).

D'ya wanna read something really funny about Starbucks? Here, this one's for you Twisted.

http://www.yankeepotroast.org/
letters/starbucks.html

 
At August 28, 2005 10:24 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

dean: i hope you don't mind that i read the letter you wanted twisted to look at. very funny, though in truth, starbucks didn't start this misnaming of sizes. i believe it was the laundry detergent people or someone like that. (tg: note that i am taking up for *$$$ on one issue)

re your visit to Forestwood to look for books. i assume you visit the big book space in the back left-hand corner. next time, after you have looked at the books, cross the mall to the back right hand corner. you might see something you have to have.

 
At August 29, 2005 8:52 AM, Anonymous Dean said...

Not at all ms.ery. Actually, on my first visit to the antique mall, I looked at every single book (including the "prop" books in the furniture) and only then found the big place in the back!

I passed the old tea room thing and also the watch section. I haven't been in a while, but if I do, I'll now know where to look.

 
At August 29, 2005 9:57 AM, Anonymous The "planO guy" said...

Yeaaaaa another (planO) SBux!!

 
At August 29, 2005 10:07 AM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

home cook: meant to answer your query earlier. i don't know the name of the new culinary school or who the people are who are opening it. just know that they told the sales clerk at the counter that that was what they were buying the things for. i am seldom in the mall except to restock my booth and work my required hours -- for half a booth, that's just half a day.

dean, in case you happen to look at the comments on this item again: what book were you looking for? i have quite a few that i have been meaning to put on the internet including more than 5,000 cookbooks, collected over the last 30-odd years.

 
At August 29, 2005 1:19 PM, Anonymous Dean said...

I was searching for an Oscar Wilde manuscript which was particularly apt for the occasion. All everybody seemed to have was Dorian Gray, and I didn't want that one.

 
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