Lana Duke – Self-Made Woman

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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 good time, but for owner Lana Duke it was […]

Fighting the Battle of the Bulge

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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 festivities. During the first five or six months […]

The eyes have it

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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 with long sleeves and zinc oxide […]

A Labor of Love in The Dominion

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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 intimate dinner parties, with no yard to care […]

Is There Healthy Fast Food?

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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, Matthew, founded in 2007. No wonder it’s a multifarious […]