As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
The aromas from The Bistro's diverse menu of sandwiches, fresh seafood, and herb-roasted chicken drift out to diners chatting on outdoor seating that overlooks the Riverwalk. Patrons can fashion a six-wing guitar for an appetizer jam session with a half-dozen wings slathered in a slew of sauces or let forks fall through delicate Maryland crab cakes ($23.50). Shower fresh greens and aged cheddar with an autumnal rain of cranberries and walnuts in the tart apple salad ($8.25) or eschew silverware like a bib model while devouring a sauerkraut-laden turkey Reuben on marble rye ($8.95). As courses vanish in puffs of mouthwatering smoke, skilled chefs pan-sear a fresh salmon fillet beside a steaming garden of green beans and potatoes ($17.50) and promote fruit collaboration with pieces of warm apple and cranberry cobbler ($5.25).
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Vein Associates scares the spiders out of your blood tubes using state-of-the-art sclerotherapy, a safe procedure in which infected vessels are injected with a vein-shrinking solution. To begin your appendage upgrade, board-certified Dr. Martin Franklin will recommend the number and type of treatments needed to fully alleviate symptoms (patients typically require a total of three to five treatments). Then, your limbs will be turned over to the capable hands of one of his certified technicians. Much like wrestling with a lightning bolt, receiving sclerotherapy may cause a slight burning sensation, but the treatment is safe and effective for virtually all skin types. Review before and after images and prepare to free your legs from the tyranny of spider veins.
Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Evil Olive Elixir Lounge, a down-home barbecue joint in San Antonio. Never miss a play with TVs broadcasting the biggest games in the bar area. Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Evil Olive Elixir Lounge's outdoor patio. Dine with fellow dancing machines — the bar is stocked with a lively, open floor.
The bar's "rush" is all weekend long, so diners should be prepared to wait for a table.
For easy dining, Evil Olive Elixir Lounge provides convenient parking in a connecting lot.
Save your pennies for a rainy day — with prices generally under $15, you'll have plenty left over even after dining at Evil Olive Elixir Lounge.