Lana Duke – Self-Made Woman

Lana Duke – Self-Made Woman

On January 20 of this year, a couple of hundred people gathered at the Concord Plaza Ruth‘s Chris Steak House to mark the restaurant’s 20th anniversary in San Antonio. With tables laden with food and a New Orleans-style jazz band playing, everyone appeared to have a...

Fighting the Battle of the Bulge

Fighting the Battle of the Bulge

You might be chompin’ at the bit to attack those extra pounds you put on during the annual holiday celebrations last November and December. This war on wider girths becomes even more hard-fought down here in San Antonio, where the beat goes on ... as do the...

The eyes have it

The eyes have it

I’ve always thought it funny how various body parts get paramount protection depending on what type of physician is in the house. For instance, one of our friends is a neurologist. Helmets are a BIG deal at his house. Another family we hang with is covered head to toe...

A Labor of Love in The Dominion

A Labor of Love in The Dominion

Sherry and Laird McNeil had very specific ideas of what they wanted for a new home, but as their Realtor could confirm, theirs was a long and difficult search. The couple wanted a home with an open floor plan with the flexibility for entertaining large groups or...

Is There Healthy Fast Food?

Is There Healthy Fast Food?

Despite the bland appearance of its office-park headquarters, there’s a spicy aroma in the air at MaGi Foods that says something rich and complex is going on there. “Those are the flavors of my life,” says Kathleen Mayes, president of the company she and her husband,...

Itallian Accents

Itallian Accents

Ask any Italian mama, “What’s the single most important item on your pantry shelf?” Invariably, her answer will be pasta. Whether it plays a minor role in a major dinner, or serves as a quick dish to quell ravenous appetites, a bowl of pasta is always gladly received....

The Entrepreneurs

The Entrepreneurs

It is a great undertaking, all right — starting your own business, taking it from dream to inception, and it requires a special kind of person to be a true entrepreneur. We spoke to several successful San Antonio entrepreneurs and asked them to share bits of wisdom...

Career Moms

Career Moms

Only Good Options Asked what her parenting rules are, Jennifer Shemwell, president of Phyllis Browning Real Estate, chuckles and goes to retrieve a list from the kitchen bulletin board where she keeps it for everyone to see. It’s titled “School and Home...

Kellen Kee McIntyre – Fighting for the Arts

Kellen Kee McIntyre – Fighting for the Arts

Back in 1996, newcomers Kellen Kee McIntyre and her husband, Eric Lane, were exploring around one day when road repairs on Fredericksburg Road forced them to detour through the surrounding neighborhoods. “I became enchanted by the architecture of the...

Business Woman Spotlight: Debi Lamb-Burrows

Business Woman Spotlight: Debi Lamb-Burrows

Penguin Suits, Inc. Head Storyteller/President What do you do? We tell our clients’ stories through marketing to help them effectively reach their target audiences and grow their businesses. What is it that you like best about your job? Learning about my clients and...

MexSA

MexSA

In the world of widely respected cuisines, Tex-Mex doesn't get any — respect, that is. Historically, some of the problem has been simple exposure: The food didn't travel well beyond its natural habitat, and when it did end up elsewhere, it was tarred by the Taco-Bell...

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