Local Lady We Love, and Where to Meet Her
Meet Pantea. She's just finished up a stint as the GM over at Samar by Stephan Pyles (don't worry, Samar'll be back in a few short months), and this is her discovering for the very first time that there's a "hidden" teddy bear statue collection over in Highland Park.
Reasons we love her: 1) She's at Vickery Park so often, she's got her own name for her regular fireball shot (hint: wildfire). 2) When the heat isn't ridiculous (hellooo 90s!), she can't wait to hit a patio with a bunch of friends and toss back "some watermelon-infused cocktaily thing". 3) Possibly unrelated to said cocktaily things, her preferred method of picking up guys "is always in the look -- read it right and it's game on!" 4) She spent eight weeks as a freshman at SMU pretending to call alumni for donations while actually heading out to McFarlin for "more fun activities".
Bonus tip: If you're trying to get the best table at a great resto, just be sincere -- tipping the host or hostess is nice, but (getting a table) "just because you have an extra $20? Not in my house!"