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Association Board of Directors

The Paseo del Rio Association was formed in 1968 to promote, protect and preserve the River Walk. This is done through special events, public education and Rio Magazine. The association also serves as an advocate for member businesses. For more information call 210-227-4262. President Tammy Peacock Werline, Hard Rock Café Past President Justin Holley, ABH Hospitality Treasurer Pierre Oliver, Casa Rio Restaurant secretary Andy Hearon, El Tropicano Hotel Officer At Large John Carbajal, Rio Rio Cantina Chair, Operators Committee Andreas Esparaza, Boudro’s

Executive Director Maggie Thompson, Paseo del Rio Association Ex-Officio Jim Mery, Center City Development and Operations Department Anthony Piazzi, Centro SA Steve Schauer, San Antonio River Authority Board of Directors Maria Martinez, Marriott Plaza

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Shanon Miller, Office of Historic Preservation, COSA

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Ric Morales, Silver Eagle Distributors

Terry Corless, MadDogs British Pub

Andres Munoz, San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Publisher Louis Doucette Louis@travelingblender.com Editor Paula Schechter editor@paseodelrio.com

Howdy Pardner! The cowboy culture is alive and well in San Antonio. Albeit not like the old western days but in a completely authentic and 21st century sort of way. It is an important and colorful thread in the fabric of our city. Tell me another city who can boast a 135-year old tradition like The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum? Shortly after opening in 1881 the owner realized cowboys traveling the ol’ dusty trails didn’t have much money so he began accepting horns and antlers in exchange for beer and whiskey. During prohibition he started selling food and showing off his collection. Today, cash or credit are acceptable forms of payment but the antlers are still on display as a reminder of their history. The more recently opened Briscoe Western Art Museum, located on the River Walk, is dedicated to the preservation of the art, history, and culture of the American West. It is filled with art and artifacts that bring the old west to life. Don’t miss two fantastic cowboy sculptures located on the exterior of the museum; one at street level and the other on the River Walk. And how many other cities have a cattle drive on a major street through downtown? The Western Heritage Parade and Cattle Drive (photo above), February 6th- off Houston Street and Alamo Plaza, 9am-1pm is an amazing site. Please enjoy this issue of RIO magazine dedicated to the San Antonio traditions of cowboys, the old west and rodeos.

Business Manager Vicki Schroder Vicki@travelingblender.com Contributing Writers Claudia Alarcon Ron Aaron Eisenberg Bob McCullough Carole Miller Susan Yerkes Advertising Sales San Antonio: Janis Maxymof janismaxymof@gmail.com Gerry Lair gerry@travelingblender.com Janet Sandbach janet@travelingblender.com Austin: Sandy Weatherford sandy@travelingblender.com Graphic Design 2 Rare Birds Creative info@2rarebirds.com

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Here is what we know for sure: the word barbecue is derived from barbacoa, which Taino Indians in the Caribbean used to By Claudia Alarcon describe a wooden rack on which they cooked game by slow smoking at low temperatures. The word barbacoa first appeared in print in Spain in the 1526. Eventually, it expanded to include the instrument, the cooking method, and the food itself. In fact, the word barbacoa is still used to describe a traditional Mexican dish of slow cooked meat without smoke. Many parts of the United States have their own unique barbecue cultures. And although we can agree that cooks in all regions smoke their meat low and slow, usually over wood, the similarities end there. In South Carolina, whole-hog barbecue with mustard sauce reigns supreme, often served cafeteria-style with diners choosing the cuts of their liking: inside and outside meat, skin, ribs, or a combination. But in different part of the state there are other sauce traditions, including tomato-based, ketchup-based, and vinegarpepper. North Carolinians also give pork the nod, but depending on the region they go whole hog or just shoulder, roughly chopped and slathered in a peppery vinegar sauce, served as a sandwich. Kansas City and St. Louis love their molasses-based sauces, while in Memphis it’s all about that perfect dry rub.

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Of course, Texas is big enough to have a variety of barbecue styles. East Texas ‘cue is based on Southern African-American and soul-food traditions, where pork and ribs are predominantly served alongside smoked brisket simmered in barbecue sauce until it melts in your mouth. Central Texas barbecue is a product of Czech and German immigrants, and beef brisket is the centerpiece, closely followed by spicy pork or beef sausages. Some places serve the leaner ‘first cut’ from the top half of the brisket, while others serve the whole brisket, which includes a layer of fat between two layers of meat. Many Central Texans are of the purist, no-sauce school, preferring their meats seasoned with ultrasecret dry bubs and accompanied by white bread, pickles, and raw onions. Others fiercely defend their right to slather their barbecue in sauce, and jealously guard their recipes which often include “secret” ingredients. The River Walk offers a number of establishments where visitors can sample various Texas BBQ styles. Lone Star Café is 100 percent laid-back, decked with tin signs and a balcony that overlooks the River Walk. Here you’ll find Texas fare like chicken fried steak and chuckwagon chili, but they also pride themselves on their ‘cue, which is served at lunch and dinner. The chopped brisket and pork sandwiches are both high sellers, but if you want to www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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sample a bit of everything order the Leon Springs BBQ Combo. This hefty platter includes a smoked chicken leg quarter, sliced brisket and a sausage, accompanied by the traditional beans and potato salad and a homemade BBQ sauce that’s slightly sweet. They also serve a half rack of pork ribs.

Q Kitchen at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio

Q Kitchen at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio is a casual affair, with a modern twist of rustic chic. Here, you’ll find a South Texas vibe in a warm, inviting, and cozy atmosphere. Their barbecue runs the gamut from slow smoked brisket to St. Louis-style ribs, served with sides like buttermilk coleslaw and burnt-end baked beans. They offer three house-made sauces to pair with each dish: a peach BBQ sauce that’s on the sweet side, a traditional tomato-based sauce, and a vinegary mustard sauce. The menu also includes a not-to-be-missed creamy mac ’n cheese, loaded with brisket and topped with BBQ potato chips. But the epitome of Texas BBQ on the River Walk is definitely the famous County Line. Here, meats are slow smoked for up to 18 hours with green oak - recently cut wood that has a lot of moisture, which creates more smoke. Beef and pork ribs are top sellers, and in fact is one of the few places where you can find beef ribs. They do serve a slightly spicy tomato-based sauce, as well as a pork sauce made with brown sugar and orange juice, but the meats are succulent and flavorful on their own for those who shun the whole sauce thing. Atmosphere is fun and familyoriented, with a side of Texas kitsch and walls decorated with historic photographs of the making of the River Walk. Right above the County Line is Barriba Cantina, the restaurant’s lively upstairs bar. This new concept offers BBQ and Mexican food - it is not uncommon for South Texans to be raised eating barbecue with rice and beans and a couple pickled jalapeños for good measure. This is a great option if your party can’t decide between San Antonio’s most iconic cuisines you can have a little bit of both. www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com RIO Magazine 13


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The River’s Edge Café & Patio Bar 200 S. Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 270-0786 www.riversedgecafesa.com American 2

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Acenar 146 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2362 www.acenar.com Mexican Barriba Cantina 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 228-9876 www.barribacantina.com Mexican La Paloma river walk 215 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-0566 www.lapalomariverwalk.com Mexican

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Las Ramblas 306 W. Market San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-9222 www.thehotelcontessa.com Spanish

The Republic of Texas 429 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-6256 therepublicoftexasrestaurant.com American

Landry’s Seafood House 517 N. Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-1010 www.landrysseafood.com Seafood

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Q kitchen | Bar 123 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-1234 www.qriverwalk.com BBQ Guadalajara Grill 306 W. Market San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-9222 www.thehotelcontessa.com Spanish

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Mad Dogs 123 Losoya Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-0220 maddogs.net British Pub

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Saltgrass Steak House 502 River Walk San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-9092 www.saltgrass.com Steakhouse

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Rio Rio Cantina 421 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-8462 www.rioriocantina.com Tex-Mex

Texas Land & Cattle 201 N. St. Mary’s San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2263 www.texaslandandcattle.com Steakhouse

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Tony Romas Rivercenter 849 E Commerce St San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-7662 tonyromas-sanantonio.com Ribs, Seafood, Steak

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Dick’s Last Resort 406 Navarro San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-0026 www.dickslastresort.com American

Michelino’s 521 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 223-2939 www.michelinos.us Italian

Hard Rock Café 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-7625 www.hardrock.com American

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RAINFOREST CAFé 110 E. Crockett San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 277-6300 www.rainforestcafe.com American

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County Line Barbeque sports bar 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 229-1941 www.countyline.com BBQ

Charlie Wants a Burger sports bar 223 Losoya San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-0864 www.charliewantsaburger.com Burgers-Craft Beer

Maria Mia 849 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 272-0403 mariamiamexicanbistro.com Mexican Café Ole 527 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 223-2939 www.cafeole.us Tex-Mex

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Ben & Jerry’s 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 220-3770 www.benjerry.com/riverwalksouth Ice Cream

Casa Rio 430 E. Commerce San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 225-6718 www.casa-rio.com Tex-Mex Rio Rio Cantina 421 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-8462 www.rioriocantina.com Tex-Mex

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Rita’s 245 E. Commerce Suite #100 San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-7482 www.ritasontheriver.com Tex-Mex

Luke 125 E. Houston San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-5853 www.lukesanantonio.com French/American

The Original Mexican Restaurant 528 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 224-9951 www.originalmexican.com Tex-Mex

Bella on the River 106 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 404-2355 www.bellaontheriver.com Mediterranean/Southern European Ostra 212 W. Crockett San Antonio TX 78205 (866) 605-1212 www.mokarahotels.com Seafood

FINE DINING Biga on the Banks 203 S. St Mary’s San Antion, TX 78205 (210) 225-0722 www.biga.com American Citrus 150 E. Houston San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-9700 hotelvalencia-riverwalk.com American figtree 515 Villita Street San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 224-1976 www.figtreerestaurant.com Las Canarias 112 College Street San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 518-1000 www.omnilamansion.com American

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Paesanos Paesanos River Walk 111 W. Crockett #100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 227-2782 www.paesanosriverwalk.com Paesanos Lincoln Heights 555 East Basse Rd. (210) 828 5191 Paesanos 1604 3622 Paesanos Parkway (210) 493 1604 Italian Little Rhein Steakhouse 231 S. Alamo San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 225-2111 www.littlerheinsteak house.com Steakhouse

W h AT S A M h O U S T O N R E A L Ly S A I d

— Sam Houston

Had Sam Houston and General Santa Anna sat at a Boudro’s riverside table to share a Blackened Prime Rib and a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, things may have turned out more amicably. So, if you want to write some Texas history for yourself, join us for lunch or dinner. Frommers says “Everybody loves this old standby on the River Walk.” Join us riverside, inside or (with reservations) on a barge dinner cruise.

A T E X A S B I S T R O on the R I V E R W A L K

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La Villita 418 Villita Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Collection of Unique Local Shops

Starving Artist Gallery La Villita - Bldg. 12 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.226.3593 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

La Villita History Exhibit La Villita - Bldg. 15 Learn more about the history of La Villita with this exhibit. 210.207.8614

Village Gallery La Villita - Bldg. 10 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-0404 www.waltglasspottery.net Art Gallery

Copper Gallery La Villita - Bldg. 11 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.271.3856 www.thecoppergallery.com Art Collectibles

Scentchips USA La Villita - Bldg. 21 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.223.2267 www.lavillita.com Candles

Mustang Grey’s La Villita - Bldg. 17 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.222.1894 www.lavillita.com

B & C Leather Designs & Unique Finds La Villita - Bldg. 24 San Antonio, Texas 78205 210-724-8521, 210-464-1126

Angelita La Villita - Bldg. 2 San Antonio, TX 78205 210- 224-8362 www.lavillita.com Womens Fashions & Jewelry

Aeropostale Rivercenter Mall San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 www.aeropostale.com Clothing

Villita Stained Glass La Villita - Bldg. 1 San Antonio, Texas 78205 210-223-4480 www.sparkleonsa.com Art Gallery

Foot Locker Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-8383 www.footlocker.com Athletic Shoes

Little Studio Gallery La Villita - Bldg. 23 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-8893 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

Casa Manos Alegres La Villita - Bldg. 6 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-313-7293 www.lavillita.com Mexican Cultural Gifts

Populux Commissary/ House Paint La Villita - Bldg. 3 San Antonio, Texas 78205 populuxcommissary/facebook.com 210-883-4259

Hot Topic Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-7680 www.hottopic.com Clothing

Garcia Art Glass 123 Losoya Street, No.5 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-1400 www.garciaartglass.com

Village Weavers La Villita - Bldg. 8 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-222-0776 www.villageweavers.com Woven Art & Rugs

Plaza Taxco La Villita, Bldg.16B San Antonio, TX 78205 210-994-5259 www.plazataxco.com

Langford Market Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-0200 www.langfordmarket.com Clothing

River Art Group La Villita - Bldg. 14 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-8752 www.rivergroup.com Art Gallery

Equinox Gallery La Villita - Bldg. 4 San Antonio, Texas 78205 www.alejandrosifuentes.com 210-281-0706 Jewelry Metal Gallery

Marisol DeLuna New York La Villita, Bldg. 22 San Antonio, TX 78205 646-449-9108 www.marisoldelunafoundation.org

U.S. Polo Assn Rivercenter mall San Antonio, TX 78205 210-444-1040 www.uspoloassn.com Clothing

A Blend of Tradition and Innovation

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//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Primarily Purple Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 General Merchandise The Body Shop Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-5446 www.thebodyshop-usa.com Gift for Body Fletchers Jewelry Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-299-5240 www.fletchersjewelers.com Jewelry Harris Jewelry Rivercenter Mall San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 www.harrisjewelry.com Jewelry Zales Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-270-7770 www.zales.com Jewelry Aerosoles Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-354-1840 www.aerosoles.com Shoes

Claire’s Rivercenter Mall - Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 www.claires.com Shoes

Gamestop Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-4412 www.gamestop.com Video Ganmes & Equipment

Journeys Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level 210-224-6898 www.journeys.com Shoes

Express Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-5212 www.express.com Clothing

Shoe Palace Rivercenter Mall - Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-527-9700 Shoes Champ’s Sports Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 www.champssports.com Sportswear Sunglass Hut Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-271-7550 www.sunglasshut.com Sunglasses Sunglass Icon Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-3942 www.sunglassicon.com Sunglasses

Wandering Cowboy Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-3434 Zumiez Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-228-9373 www.zumiez.com Pearl Brewery 250 E Grayson San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-7260 www.atpearl.com Unique Local Shops & Restaurants

Victoria’s Secret Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-7072 www.victoriassecret.com Womens Lingerie Papaya Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-2100 www.papaya.com Shasha Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-4772 www.shasha.com Spencers Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-6898 www.spencersonline.com

Five & Dime General Store 512 Riverwalk San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-4825 www.fiveanddimegs.com General Merchandise 79

Cowboy’s Alamo City Harley Davidson 111 West Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-4461 cowboysalamocityharley.com/ boutique General Merchandise/Clothing

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San Antonio Nightlife

on tHe SAn AntonIo RIveR WALk.

Your River Walk Stop for Breakfast, Burgers & Beer. • Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAILY • Happy Hour DAILY 3pm-6pm and Reverse Happy Hour 9pm-close • $12 domestic beer buckets • Full bar with craft, draft and bottled beers, handcrafted margaritas, sangrias and mojitos • 11 mega-TVs–Catch all the sports at Charlie Wants A Burger!

Cut Our Coupon in back for savings that will have you coming back for more! www.charliewantsaburger.com

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The Bonham Exchange 411 Bonham San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 271-3811 www.bonhamexchange.net Dance Club

The Local Bar 600 N Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 267-9885 www.thelocalbarsa.com Bar

The Brooklynite 516 Brooklyn Avenue San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 444-0707 www.thebrooklynitesa.com Wine Bar

Mad Dogs British Pub 123 Losoya, Suite 19 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-0220 www.MadDogs.net Pub, Live Music

charlie wants a burger sports bar 223 Losoya San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-0864 www.charliewantsaburger.com Burgers-Craft Beer

the naked iguana lounge 421 East Commerce San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 226-8462 www.rioriocantina.com/ Naked_Iguana Margaritas, Well Drinks, & Beer

Coyote Ugly Saloon 409 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 465-8459 www.coyoteuglysaloon.com Bar

nectar wine bar & ale house 214 Broadway Street San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 375-4082 nectarsa.com Wine Bar & Ale House

The Davenport 203 N Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-5635 www.the-dav.com Dance Club

1919 1420 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 227-1420 Bar

dick’s last resort 406 Navaro St, San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-0026 www.dickslastresort.com Gastro Pub

on the rocks 270 Losoya, Suite 19 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 228-0000 ontherockspubsatx.com Pub

Drink Texas 200 Navarro, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-1031 www.drinktexas.com Bar

SoHo Wine & Martini Bar 214 W Crockett San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 444-1000 www.sohomartinibar.com Bar

Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub 200 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-1400 www.durtynellspub.com Pub

Swig 111 W. Crocket St, Suite 205 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 476-0005 www.swigmartini.com Martini Bar

Esquire Tavern 155 E Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2521 www.esquiretavern-sa.com Gastropub

tex’s river walk sports bar 200 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 270-0786 www.palaciodelrio.com Sports Bar

The Friendly Spot 943 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-2337 www.thefriendlyspot.com Icehouse

The Ticket 420 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-9722 www.ticketsportspub.com Sports Bar

Howl at the Moon 111 W. Crockett St, Suite 201 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-4695 www.howlatthemoon.com Piano Bar

Waxy O’Connors 234 Riverwalk San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-9299 www.waxyoconnors.com Pub

Kremlin/ Havana Ultra Lounge 212 College St. San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 220-1972 www.kremlinsa.com Dance Club

The Worm 123 Losoya, River Level San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-7266 facebook.com/TheWormTequilaBar Tequila Bar

Liquid Monkey Lounge 248 Losoya, Suite B San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-4980 Bar

Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar 207 N Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-2900 www.zincwine.com Wine Bar

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MUSIC Joshua Bell, violin with Sam Haywood, piano 2/2, Tue @ 7:30pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center Madeon 2/2, Tue @ 8pm Aztec Theatre Hinder 2/4, Thu @ 7pm Aztec Theatre San Antonio Symphony Las Americas Festival From Bernstein to Piazzolla 2/5-6, Fri-Sat @ 8pm Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor Juan Pablo Jofre, bandoneon Symphony Mastersingers John Silantien, director H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center Cradle of Filth: Inquistional Tourture 2016 2/12, Fri @ 6pm Aztec Theatre Children’s Chorus of San Antonio with Doc Watkins an his Orchestra Live at the Copa Havana 2/16, Tue @ 7:30pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center Arts San Antonio Band of HM Royal Marines 2/17, Wed @ 7:30pm Lila Cockrell Theatre SiriusXM Outlaw Country Presents Jamey Johnson 2/20, Sat @ 7pm Aztec Theatre Vikki Carr featuring Marichis Aztlan 2/20, Sat @ 8pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center Musical Offerings Las Americas Festival Concert 2/21, Sun @ 3pm San Antonio Museum of Art Patio Andaluz Reunion 2/21, Sun @ 7pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center Jesse James Decker 2/26, Fri @ 7pm Aztec Theatre San Antonio Symphony Bravo Broadway 2/26-27, Fri-Sat @ 8pm Akiko Fujimoto, conductor Christiane Noll and Doug Lebreque, vocalists

H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center

The Molly Ringwalds 2/27, Sat @ 8pm Aztec Theatre Youth Orchestras of San Antonio Side-By-Side with San Antonio Symphony 2/28, Sun @ 3pm Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor Troy Peters, conductor H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center

live theater Live at the Copa Havana 2//16, Tue @ 7pm SA Children’s Chorus & Doc Watkins & Orchestra Tobin Center Tobin Center Edge Series Late Nite Catechism: Las Vegas 2/25-28, Thu @ 7:30pm Fri @ 8pm, Sat @ 2pm & 8pm Sun @ 2pm & 7pm Carlos Alvarez Studio Theatre at the Tobin Center

dance Ballet San Antonio Peter Pan 2/12-14, Fri @ 7:30pm Sat @ 2pm & 7:30pm Sun @ 2pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center

comedy Mike Burton 2/3-6, Wed-Thu @ 8pm Fri-Sat @ 7:30pm & 9:45pm Improv Comedy Club San Antonio Rivercenter

BRISCOE WESTERN ART MUSEUM Pony Express Love Letters 2/1-11 Briscoe Book Club “Black Indians” by William Lauren Katz 2/9, Tue @ Time 6:30pm SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART

Corita Kent and the Language of Pop 2/13-5/8

miscellaneous Spy: The Exhibit Now thru 5/31 Rivercenter Front Row with Verne Lundquist and Charles Barkley 2/23, Tue @ 6pm Marriott Rivercenter

Realms of Earth and Sky: Indian Painting from the 15th to the 19th Century Now thru 2/14

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Briscoe Western Art Museum 210 W Market San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 299-4499 briscoemuseum.org

TOURS

34 city sightseeing double decker san antonio (210) 224-8687 city-sightseeingsanantonio.com 59 grand double decker tours (210) 492-4144 citytoursinc.com

Rio San Antonio Cruises 205 N Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-5700 riosanantonio.com P A S E O

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Patty Vasquez 2/10-14, Wed-Thu @ 8pm Fri-Sat @ 7:30pm & 9:45pm Sun @ 7:30pm Improv Comedy Club San Antonio Rivercenter

Mardi Gras Artisan River Walk Show

Nick Guerra 2/24-28, Wed-Thu @ 8pm Fri-Sat @ 7:30pm & 9:45pm Sun @ 7:30pm Improv Comedy Club San Antonio Rivercenter

Over 30 local and out of state vendors display and sell handmade merchandise along the San Antonio River Walk. Booths sell clothing, jewelry, caricatures, art, sculptures, woodworking, pottery and much more.

children’s Children’s Fine Arts Series and The Tobin Center Present Clifford The Big Red Dog Live! A Big Family Musical 2/19, Fri @ 6pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center

EXHIBITIONS

February 5-7, 2016, 11am–11pm Opening day; 10am–11pm Middle day; 10am–8pm Final day,

River Walk Extension (close to Shops at Rivercenter)

Bud Light Mardi Gras on the River Walk February 6, 2016, 1-6pm 1–6pm – Concert at the Arneson River Theatre by Soul Track Mind; awardwinning 7-piece band; 4pm – River Rat Brass Band, on a pre-parade float playing jazz along the River Walk; 4pm & 5pm – 45-minute parade runs twice, throughout downtown area of River Walk

The River Walk will transform into a Bourbon Street-style party complete with live entertainment and dancers located throughout downtown area of the River Walk. Restaurants and bars will decorate, play music, and offer New Orleans-style food and drink specials. Don’t miss 10 Mardi Gras floats carrying costumed revelers throwing lots and lots of beads!!

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GO DEEPER INTO THE

wild

SeaWorld® kicks off Wild Days every weekend in February, bringing you closer to the wild, wonderful world around us. Learn from top animal ambassadors like Jack Hanna, get up-close to amazing animals and be inspired through interactive experiences.

SeaWorldSanAntonio.com © 2016 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Q: A:

How do you tell if someone is from Texas? Just give them a few minutes and they will tell you.

Texans are proud of their state, heritage and history and for good reason.

Interesting facts about Texas H To prepare the AT&T Center for the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, the same 2,160 tons of dirt is trucked in to cover the floor every year. The rodeo has been using the same dirt since 1988. H The Capitol dome in Austin is the only dome in the United States which is taller than the Capitol building in Washington, DC. It is taller by 7 feet. H Oscar, the Academy Award statuette, was named for Texan Oscar Pierce, whose niece worked in Hollywood for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. When she saw the gold statuette, she reportedly said, “Why, that looks just like my uncle Oscar.” H Texas is largest petroleum-producing state in the U.S. and if it were an independent nation it would rank as the 5th largest petroleumproducing nation. Only 34 Texas counties have no known natural gas within their boundaries. H There are more than 70,000 miles of highways in Texas; of which approximately 41,000 are paved farm and ranch roads. Along Texas roads, there are more than a million signs and markers. Texas uses 1.6 million gallons of white and yellow paint to paint the stripes along its highways.

february

Important dates in the history of Texas for the month of February. February 24, 1836

William Barrett Travis wrote his famous letter addressed “To the People of Texas and All Americans in the World.” In the letter he pledged that he would “never surrender or retreat” and swore “Victory or Death.” February 19, 1846

The First Legislature of the State of Texas convened in Austin. The flag of the Republic of Texas was lowered, and the flag of the United States was raised; The Lone Star Republic had become the Lone Star State. February 11, 1850

The first railroad in Texas, The Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado (BBB&C) Railway, was chartered marking the beginning of the railroad age in Texas. February 15, 1876

Citizens of Texas adopted the Constitution of 1876. The document is the sixth constitution by which Texas has been governed since declaring independence from Mexico. Despite having been amended more than 230 times it remains the basic law of Texas today. February 1, 1882

Building Commissioners Nimrod Norton and Joseph Lee turned the first shovel of dirt for the present Texas Capitol located in Austin. February 12, 1899

Tulia, Texas reported the coldest temperature ever recorded in the state -23 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature was matched in 1933 in Seminole. These fun and interesting facts are provided courtesy of The Republic of Texas Restaurant celebrating 40 years on the San Antonio River Walk. Visit their restaurant and use this interesting trivia to earn your Republic of Texas Citizenship certificate. www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com RIO Magazine 21


Tour San Antonio Like A Local

ATTRACTIONS

Guide to San Antonio & the River Walk

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS MUSEUM TOMB RIDER 3D RIPLEY’S HAUNTED ADVENTURE Experience the best Alamo Plaza has to offer. See the Amazing Book come to life in the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS MUSEUM! Adventure Seekers... this one’s for you - TOMB RIDER 3D, a Journey down into the tomb of Anubis for an action-packed adventure you won’t soon forget! For the fearless, we dare you to visit RIPLEY’S HAUNTED ADVENTURE. This multi-million dollar haunted house includes special effects, live actors and animatronics that are sure to leave you thrilled from the moment you enter until the time you escape!. Open Daily at 10:00 a.m. Directly across from the Alamo • (210) 226-2828 www.AlamoPlazaAttractions.com The Amazing Mirror Maze— A 4D Experience San Antonio’s newest attractions are located across from the Alamo! Ultimate Mirror Maze Challenge – a unique, eyepopping experience

that is fun for any age. Explore endless hallways and thousands of mirrors as you try to find the end and go back again – it is never the same experience twice. Can you find your way out of a maze composed entirely out of mirrors? The Vault Laser Challenge – It is a Mission Impossible themed game. A state of the art laser alarm system, your challenge is to make it through without setting off any of the lasers. Will you make it on our top 10 list? Hours of Operation: Open Daily at 10AM (210) 224-2288 • www.amazingmazes.com Briscoe Western Art Museum The Briscoe Western Art Museum features nine galleries spread across three floors featuring art in the form of artifacts, paintings, and sculptures. Video interviews with artists, collectors, and others can be found throughout. Collection highlights include fine saddles and spurs; pieces from the Spanish colonial era; Pancho Villa’s last known saddle; diorama of the Alamo; and Santa Anna’s sword. The adjacent Jack Guenther Pavilion serves as an event space and visitors can enjoy the lush Sculpture Garden during Museum hours.

AngelBuys.com – the best discounts on local hotels, restaurants and attractions.

Buckhorn Saloon & Texas Ranger Museum The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum is proud to welcome a new generation of visitors. San Antonio’s oldest Saloon has recently completed a major renovation. Explore the remodeled animal halls and prepare yourself for a Texas-sized adventure! Practice your sharp shooting skills in our Shooting Gallery and see hundreds of handguns, badges and photographs from famous rangers in The Texas Ranger Museum. Open daily at 10AM. (210) 2474000 www.buckhormuseum.com The Edward Steves Homestead This elegant mansion, located in the King William neighborhood, was built in 1876 for the founder of San Antonio’s first lumber company. The Homestead offers visitors the rare opportunity to imagine living the lifestyle of German settlers of this era. Contact: The Edward Steves Homestead 509 King William (210)-225-5924 www.saconservation.org La Villita A Historic Arts Village since 1939. More galleries & shops in one square block than anywhere else in San Antonio. Unique art by local & regional artists featuring oil paintings, sculpture, watercolors, metal art, rock art, textiles, copper work, pottery, jewelry, stained glass & regional folk art. La Villita is a cluster of small buildings in downtown San Antonio. Once a residential district beginning in the late 1700’s, the area now houses specialty shops filled with unique gifts, restaurants, and beautiful plazas. In 1939 Mayor Maury Maverick spearheaded a project to

Some things are not to be missed. R I S TOR A N T E

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The River Walk. The Alamo. And the Shrimp Paesano

at Ristorante Paesanos. For more than 40 years, locals and visitors alike have enjoyed the contemporary setting, Italian/Mediterranean cuisine and Old World service of these culinary landmarks. Join us on the River Walk, near the Quarry Market in Lincoln Heights or at Loop 1604 Northwest. Lunch

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North Central North West Paesanos LincoLn HeigHts Paesanos 1604 555 East Basse Road 3622 Paesanos Parkway (210) 828-5191 (210) 493-1604 Downtown Paesanos RiveRwaLk 111 West Crockett Street (210) 227-2782 Complimentary House Dessert* with order of an Entrée. Offer only vailid at Paesanos Riverwalk location.

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SeaWorld of San Antonio This year, SeaWorld of San Antonio enjoys a Sea of Surprises during SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration with new interactive pathway experiences, more upclose animal encounters and the Surprise Squad, treating guests with prizes and special experiences every day. Plus, enjoy thrilling rides, animal attractions and our newest attraction, Roa’s Aviary, at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark.

establish La Villita as an area for arts and crafts with the help of Works Progress Association funding in the early 1940’s. La Villita is also famous for the many festivals that take place here year-round including the world famous A Night in Old San Antonio. For more information, visit us at www. lavillita.com or call us at (210) 207-8614 LOUIS TUSSAUD’S WAX WORKS Features over 200 life-like wax figures in themed settings of Hollywood,History, Children’s Land of Make Believe, Heroes of the Lone Star, Horror, Heroes of Mexico, Passion of Christ and much more!

SPLASHTOWN Splashtown is 20 acres of Family Waterpark Fun featuring 38 water slides, 1/2 million gallon Wave Pool, 1/4 mile long Siesta Del Rio and for our smaller guests the all new Splash Island featuring a 4 story ride complex with 6 slides, 500 gallon tidal wave, 50’ dancing waters, tipping buckets and 2 kiddie pools. Also the Crystal Falls activity pool featuring slides, lily pads and water basketball! Guests will also enjoy the sand beach volleyball and water volleyball! Splashtown offers a variety of tasty foods, snacks and beverages for your enjoyment. Splashtown is conveniently located just 3 minutes North of Downtown on IH 35 at the Splashtown Exit, and always offers Free Parking. For rates, hours and special events, surf on over to SplashtownSA.com.

RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! Odditorium is one of the newest, largest and most i nteractive in the United States featuring over 500 unique one-of-a-kind exhibits on three floors. RIPLEY’S MOVING THEATER 4D— Cutting edge technology and incredible six channel digital surround sound. Ride the movie and experience every bump, dip and turn! State-of-theart motion simulator! Get your hand cast in wax at our wax hand booth! Take a photo of yourself in a themed setting! Shop in our cargo hold gift shop for unique, unusual gifts. Snack bar and arcade on premises. Ripley’s outdoor patio can accomodate up to 250 people. 301 Alamo Plaza (corner of Alamo Plaza and Crockett Street) • 210-224-9299 • www. sanantonio.ripleys.com

Tower of the Americas The Tower of the Americas offers the most breathtaking view of the Alamo City - from 750 feet high! Visitors can enjoy fine dining at the Chart House revolving restaurant or enjoy the scenery from the Flags Over Texas observation deck while learning about the history of Texas The Tower of the Americas’ newest addition is the Skies Over Texas 4-D theater ride that will stimulate all your senses as you see, hear, and feel all Texas has to offer. 600 Hemisfair Park • (210) 223-3101 www. TowerOfTheAmericas.com

Natural Bridge Caverns Natural Bridge Caverns is so much more than one of the most treasured natural attractions Texas has to offer. This beautiful and historical cavern system offers an experience that is high energy, educational, fun and family oriented. Whether you are a first timer, an avid caver or someone in between, Natural Bridge Caverns awaits with a once in a lifetime experience you’ll never forget. 26495 Natural Bridge Cavern Road • Natural Bridge Caverns, TX 78266 (210) 651-6101 • www.naturalbridgecaverns.com

ENTERTAINMENT Coyote Ugly Saloon The most famous bar on the planet with a spectacular view of the river from an outside patio. We offer food until 7pm and happy hour drinks from 4pm 8pm. Available for all party needs. Hours: Mon - Sun 11am - 2am (210) 465-8459 • 409 E Commerce. Howl at the Moon Live nightly entertainment with dueling baby grand pianos, today’s popular songs, parodies and audience participations. Come early to enjoy the evening festivities and imbibe your favorite libations. Always guaranteed to have a very amusing time. Reservation packages are available. Please call (210) 212 - 4770 to book yours. Hours: Sun-Thurs: 7pm-2am • Fri: 5pm-2am Sat: 6pm-2am • (210) 212-4695 111 Crockett St. West, Ste. 201 Mad Dogs British Pub Indulge in servings of cool refreshments, delicious fare and energetic entertainment all wrapped in lavish servings of fun. During the day, breathe in spectacular views from our tropical terrace, while sipping on award winning margaritas and watching the river flow by. Later, party on with non-stop entertainment from ‘the pub that thinks it’s a club’, with nightly action featuring live bands, DJ’s and a daringly different karaoke crew. (210) 222-0220 123 Losoya Street Suite 19 • www.MadDogs.net

FOOD & DRINK Barriba Cantina The Barriba Cantina located above the famous County Line Barbeque is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week, featuring Mexican street food that is available until closing time, along with an endless list of handmade seasonal cocktails. Barriba also offers live local music seven days a week, from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m., AND during the day on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. There is no cover charge for the music. The restaurant and bar for Barriba Cantina is located on the street level with balconies

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CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN CUISINE ON THE RIVERWALK

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Guide to San Antonio & the River Walk continued and patios overlooking the River Walk. The top floor contains a large meeting space with balconies and patios overlooking the River Walk, and the covered outdoor patio with view of San Antonio’s downtown skyline and the river. 111 W Crocket Street • 210228-9876 www.barribacantina.com Bella On the River Bella is an independent and locally-owned restaurant on the River Walk featuring Southern European, mostly Mediterranean food. Food. Chef Sean Fletcher’s menu features the signature Eggplant Josephine, Fresh Mussels, Carpaccio, Antipasto, Frito Misto, Fresh Salads, Seafood Paella, Texas Red Fish, Pasta, Lamb, Duck, Steak, Tournedos Rossini, Salted Caramel Ice Cream and Virginia’s Pistachio Cake. The Bella Bar features Prosecco and Port Cocktails, Sangria, Ports and Sherry, ice cold Beer, over twenty Wines-by-the-Glass, and a gently-priced and wellpaired Wine List. Atmosphere. Bella’s small, intimate dining room is one of the most unique and special on the River Walk. It’s like walking into a small Spanish bistro or Tuscan grotto, with its natural limestone rock walls, candle-lit tables, and casual, cozy, and comfortable atmosphere. Service. Bella’s service staff is friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable, with a “we’re really glad you’re here” attitude. Dinner: Monday – Saturday 5 - 10pm|Closed Sunday. Bella On the River, 106 River Walk|210-404-2355|www. bellaontheriver.com/”www.bellaontheriver.com Reservations Strongly Encouraged biga on the banks Chef Bruce Auden’s award winning Biga on the Banks sits above a tree lined bend of the River and within easy walking distance of all hotels and the convention center. Fine dining does not mean fussy at Biga the ambiance is definitely upscale but relaxed- San Antonio style. Serving dinner nightly with a daily changing menu to highlight the bounty of the season and the State, usually featuring beef, seafood and wild game options, Sticky toffee pudding for dessert is a must. Extensive wine list and hand crafted cocktails. Private event

rooms with views and terraces. Reservations recommended www.biga.com. 210.225.0722 203 S St Marys at Market Boudro’s on the River Walk Paris has the romantic Left Bank. The River Walk has Boudro’s. Enjoy guacamole prepared tableside, house smoked shrimp and gulf crab enchiladas and more. Finish with a trio of summer sorbets and a fine cognac. River barge dining available by reservation. Sun.-Thurs. 11am-11pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-midnight (210) 210 224-8484 • 421 East Commerce www.boudros.com Cafe Olé The ultimate: beef, chicken or shrimp fajitas served on a sizzling skillet with all the traditional condiments. Flavorful quesadillas, enchiladas, chicken Acapulco, fried ice cream, and awardwinning margaritas. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11am10:30pm • Fri-Sat: 11am-12am. • 527 River Walk (210) 223-2939 Casa Rio San Antonio-style Mexican food. Serving on the banks of the River Walk since 1946. Dinner boat parties and banquet facilities available. Hours: Daily: 11am-11pm (210) 225-6718 • 430 E. Commerce • www.casa-rio.com Charlie Wants a Burger Sports Bar Charlie Wants a Burger Sports Bar is a sports bar that’s unique to the River Walk. Dishing up homemade American food, we’re family-friendly and dogs are welcome on our outdoor patio. Handcrafted margaritas, draft beer and more. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Happy Hour 2 – 6 daily. 223 Losoya on the River Walk • 210-227-0864 www.charliewantsaburger.com Chart House at the Tower of the Americas With its carefully crafted menus, impeccable service, and a 360-degree revolving vista offering guests the most magnificent views of the Alamo City, the

Chart House restaurant at Tower of the Americas is in a class by itself. Enjoy our award-winning menu featuring top of the catch seafood, succulent steaksand decadent desserts. 600 Hemisfair Park • (210) 223-3101 County Line Barbecue Serving up the biggest, leanest, most consistently delicious barbeque in San Antonio for over 30 years. On the scenic Riverwalk in the South Bank Complex (next to The Hard Rock), The County Line is a great place to enjoy an ice cold beer or a frosty margarita at the open-air bar. Inside the funky Texas roadhouse atmosphere and friendly service will make you feel like you’ve wandered out into the Texas Hill Country. Private Party Barges are also available. At the County Line they’ll tell you its barbeque so good you’ll want to “Get it all over ya’!” Hours: Open Daily 11am (210) 229-1941 • 111 West Crockett. Dick’s Last Resort This is the joint your mama warned you about. Dick’s serves up buckets of barbecued ribs, chicken, catfish, shrimp and crab legs. Platters include steaks, crabby cakes, salmon and even salads for the wimpy eater. Lunch includes sandwiches, salads and buckets of good food. The wait staff is irreverent by design, and the decor is local garage-sale stuff. Seventy-four kinds of beer. Live music, no cover, no dress code and definitely no class. Billed as “The Rowdy of the River.” Admission: None • Hours: Daily, 11am-2am (210) 224-0026 • 406 Navarro St. Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub Sing along to your favorite songs with one of our crowd pleasing piano players. Established in 1974, Durty Nelly’s features imported and domestic pints as well as a full bar. Fish & Chips, Grilled Reuben’s & Capt. Robbie’s Fried Shrimp Basket served until 7:00pm with an appetizer menu served until 11:00pm nightly. You haven’t been to San Antonio until you visit World Famous Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub Durty Nelly’s is located on the River Walk at the Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel.

Visit San Antonio’s Newest Treasure.

Photo courtesy Casey Dunn

Located on the River Walk, the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s historic 1930s art deco/neoclassical building houses nine galleries on three levels. Highlights include Pancho Villa’s saddle, a diorama of the Alamo, an authentic Chuck Wagon, and works by Frederic Remington and Taos Society of Artists.

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Iron Cactus A great place to relax along the Riverwalk. With our swanky Agave Room bar enjoy tasting one of over 80 differenttequilas or feast on extraordinary Mexican food in our contemporary dining room. Watch the boats go by with the family on our beautiful Patio or join us for a Tequila Dinner Cruise. With private party rooms, we have something for everyone! The Iron Cactus is the destination for fine Mexican cuisine on the River! 200 River Walk • San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 224-9835 www. ironcactus.com Landry’s Seafood House Landry’s Seafood House echoes the sights, sounds and sensations of a 1940’s seafood house, with its classic, fresh seafood and spectacular scenery. The mouthwatering menu offers the very best from irresistible appetizers like oyster-bar trash (a delicious combination of blackened shrimp and crabmeat) to fresh salads and their world famous seafood specialties, such as freshly prepared Gulf Snapper, Stuffed Flounder and Shrimp Fresca. For those who desire non-seafarer, Landry’s offers tempting steaks and chicken delicacies. Open Daily. Join us at our 517 lounge. Located right on the River Walk. (210) 229-1010 517 N Presa

Lone Star Café The only authentic Texas-style steakhouse on the River Walk. Texas-sized steaks, chicken-fried steak, baked potatoes and onion rings served with your favorite Texas beer or wine. Daily specials. Private party room available. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.10:30 p.m. • Fri.-Sat. 11a.m.-11:30 p.m. (210) 2239374 • 237 Losoya Mi Tierra Since 1941, a lively, family-owned Mexican restaurant in the heart of Market Square. Open 24 hours a day with live Mariachi music nightly. On-site bakery sells fresh Mexican pastries and candies. (210) 225-1262 • 218 Produce Row Michelino’s Enjoy authentic tastes of Italy’s country kitchen. Italian specialties, pasta and pizza made from the freshest poultry, beef and seafood are complemented by flavorful sauces, tantalizing desserts and superb, yet affordable wine selections. Hours: Sun-Thur: 11am-11pm Fri-Sat: 11am-12am • (210) 223-2939 • Fax: (210) 224-8209 521 River Walk Paesanos River Walk Classic Mediterranean and contemporary Italian dining on the San Antonio River Walk. Whatever your inspiration, your guests will enjoy the comfortable contemporary ambience at our unique enclave at the bend in the River Walk. Paesanos River Walk breaks the boundaries of traditional Italian cuisine to explore modern Mediterranean specialties. Enjoy the legendary Shrimp Paesano or Oven-Baked Pizzas piled high with grilled chicken and artichokes, or venture forth to Lemon Peppered Salmon or to our tempting Daily Specials. Choose from inside or terrace seating and enjoy views of the famed San Antonio River Walk. Enjoy a selection from one of the River’s most impressive wine lists, perfectly paired to complement your meal. 111 W. Crocket #100 • San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 227-2782 • paesanosriverwalk.com

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Pico de Gallo Serving authentic Mexican fare popular with tourists and locals alike. Mariachi music on the patio, piano in the dining room. Hours: Mon-Thur: 7am-10pm • Fri-Sat: 7am- 2pm Sun: 8am-10pm • (210) 225-6060 • 111 S. Leona St. PizzaRita’s At PizzaRita’s we combine classic old world Italian flavors with our signature blend of cheese and premium meats, to create authentic mouth watering handmade pizzas. Whether you are in the mood for pizza or a gourmet sub, PizzaRita’s has something for every taste bud. We are located on Crocket St. directly above Ritas on the River. Come by and see us for some delicious fresh food on the quick! 245 E. Commerce #200 San Antonio, Texas 78205 • (210) 293-7482 • pizzaritas.com Pat O’Brien’s San Antonio Pat O’s Courtyard Restaurant offers a unique dining experience as only Pat O’Brien’s can provide. Rain or shine, we offer outdoor dining in a lush, tropical garden. Complete with trees, indigenous foliage, shade umbrellas, and its own Flaming Fountain, the Courtyard is a memorable experience for the whole family. The Menu has something for everyone, including several New Orleans favorites for those with a sense of adventure. To compliment your visit, Pat O’s Courtyard has a full bar, complete with our trademark Specialty drinks, including the Hurricane. The friendly wait staff is always available to help with your selection if you find the choices too overwhelming! Whether searching for a romantic evening under the stars, a fun night out with friends, or an afternoon meal with the kids, Pat O’s Courtyard Restaurant is ready to serve your needs! When a special occasion comes up, Pat O’s Courtyardis available for Private Parties. Hours: Mon-Sun: 11 am-2 am • (210) 220-1076 121 Alamo Plaza • www. PatOBriens.com

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Hard Rock Café “Remember the Hard Rock!” While we’ve never been under siege like Davy Crockett and his men, we always strive to be memorable here in Texas. So why not lead the charge to our accommodating, three-story Hard Rock Cafe in San Antonio? Situated along the city’s famous Riverwalk area, we have three floors of patios where you can be on the lookout for the slow moving tourist boats below. Inside you’ll find gourmet meals in hefty servings, so huge you can cut ‘em with a Bowie knife, and our collection of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia is big enough to fill a Spanish mission. So stop battling those hunger pangs and march ondown to the Hard Rock Cafe San Antonio. 111 W. Crockett St. • 210-2247625 www.hardrock.com

Ticket/Boarding Locations:

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Rivercenter Mall (Commerce & Bowie)

Aztec Theatre @riosanantonio

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Tasha Polizzi • Dian Malouf • Consuela • Free People Virgins, Saints & Angels • Juan Antonio • Cut Loose Flax • XCVI • Sterling and Turquoise by Gundi In Historic La Villita just steps from the Riverwalk 418 Villita St. • www.angelitasa.com (210) 224-8362

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Guide to San Antonio & the River Walk continued The Original Mexican Restaurant The Original Mexican Restaurant offers San Antonio style Tex-Mex specialties and beverages on a large patio with riverside seating, in a festive dining room or at a lively bar. OPEN 24/7 FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE! Breakfast available from 2 am to noon. Hours: 24-hour hospitality! (210) 224-9951 • 528 Riverwalk Rainforest Cafe - RiverWalk You don’t have to travel far to dine in a tropical rain forest atmosphere. Our menu includes a variety of specialty items from seafood, beef and chicken topastas, sandwiches and pizza. Younger guests can enjoy items from our exciting kids’ menu! OurSparkling VOLCANO lights up any meal! Plus, pick up special souvenirs from your visit. Rainforest Cafe, A WILD PLACE TO SHOP AND EAT! (210) 2776300 • 110 E. Crockett Street The Republic of Texas Restaurant Texas-style restaurant that tempts tourists with delectable food and scrumptious drinks. Don’t leave without trying the 46-ounce margarita. Southweststyle cuisine is served at this hot spot on the River. Just look for the Texas-colored umbrellas. Hours: Mon-Sun: 11am-2am, Sat: 9am-2am (210) 226-6256 • 429 E Commerce Rio Rio Cantina Rio Rio Cantina, where California Tex-Mex is the specialty--The best of all that “Mexican” food has to offer. Rio Rio is a colorful fiesta of freshness and that South-of- the-Border flavor, in portions so generous guests often gasp when their order arrives. Dine San Antonio style and start off with Rio’s signature margarita to lift your spirits. Try the Enchiladas Suizas, the Beef and Chicken Fajitas, or the Queso Flameado. If you want a little bit of everything, go for the Botana Grande, a sampling of several Rio Rio items. 421 E. Commerce • San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 226-8462 • Fax: 210-226-8443 www. rioriocantina.com

Rita’s Rita’s on the River is a Tex-Mex and margarita bar locally owned and operated that specializes in cold drinks and hot food. Enjoy your cold beverage in the atmosphere of good music or appreciating the outdoors by the river on our patio. If you’re an early bird, come and enjoy breakfast from 9:00-11:00 AM Saturdays and Sundays. You will come for the food but stay for the ‘ritas. 245 E. Commerce Suite #100 • San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 227-7482 • www.ritasontheriver.com Schilo’s German and American deli favorites since 1917. House specialties include homemade root beer, split pea soup, bratwurst, Reuben sandwiches, wienerschnitzel and cheesecake. Hours: Mon-Sat: 7am-8:30pm (210) 223-6692 • 424 E. Commerce. www.schilos.com Saltgrass Steak House For campfire style Texas fare, head to Saltgrass Steak House – the original Texas Steakhouse serving Certified Angus Beef® steaks. Entrées include Pat’s Ribeye, Maudeen’s Center Cut Filet, Gulf Coast Steak and Shrimp, Chicken Fried Steak and BBQ Baby Back Ribs. If you can,leave room for Saltgrass’ homemade Two-Fork Cheesecake. All breads, dressings, soups and desserts are made from scratch daily. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Spacious banquet room at Riverwalk location, seats 120 people. Great view, air conditioned, groups welcome! www. saltgrass.com Three Saltgrass locations to serve you: 502 Riverwalk, corner of N. Presa at Crockett 210-222-9092 11745 IH-10 West in the Huebner Oaks Shopping Ctr,. 210-641-6447 16910 U.S. Hwy. 281 between Donella and Thousand Oaks. 210- 402-6621

MISCELLANEOUS CENTRAL LIBRARY Designed by world-renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legoretta, Central Library is located downtown and is home to the BookCellar, Café Commerce, the Marie Swartz Art Resource Center, a state-of-the-art Teen Library, the Jobs & Small Business Center, the Latino Collection & Resource Center, and the Texana/Genealogy department. Visit mysapl.org for a list of FREE programs and events happening all year long. 600 Soledad St. • San Antonio, Texas 78205 • 210-207-2500 • www.mysapl.org

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A non-profit performing arts facility in San Antonio, The Tobin Center was built on the grounds of the Municipal Auditorium. While retaining the Municipal Auditorium’s treasured historic presence, the Tobin Center weaves a 291,116 -square foot facility into its framework of public space. It is San Antonio’s new home for the performing arts – touring and local. The Tobin has ten local performing art companies in residency, including the San Antonio Symphony, Opera San Antonio, and Ballet San Antonio.

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In September 2014 the Tobin Center celebrated its one-year anniversary and has continued to wow San Antonio by consistently offering something for everybody from the wonderful wide world of performing arts. There is not a day that goes by that the Center is not abuzz with activity, including free community events on their beautiful River Walk Plaza. Every second Friday of the month they host H-E-B’s Cinema on the Plaza showing a free movie on their 32ft LED screenjust bring a lawn chair and enjoy!

They also host Fitness on the Plaza, free fitness classes sponsored by University Health System. February is a busy month for performances at the Tobin Center, including a special night with an international star who hails from San Antonio, Vikki Carr- February 20 at 8pm. Funny also hits a high note with a run of the hilarious Late Night Catechism- Las Vegas Sister Rolls the Dice, February 25th thru the 28th. March is in like a lion and the Tobin roars all month with a huge selection of world class performances. For a complete list of performances, free community events, and ticket purchases go to their website tobincenter.org. The Tobin Center is located at 100 Auditorium Circle, 78205. The Box Office, located in the Center, is open Monday thru Friday from 10am to 6pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 6pm. www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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1 Ristorante Pico de Gallo

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3 Mi Tierra Cafe Y Panaderia

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4 La Margarita Mexican

30 Ripley’s Haunted Adventure/

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Tomb Rider 3D

31 Guiness World Records Museum

20 Pat O’Brien’s

32 Ripley’s Believe it or Not/

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26 Schilo’s

33 The Alamo

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35 Tobin Center

28 Houston Street Bistro

39 Angelita’s

36 Augies Alamo City BBQ Steakhouse

40 VFW Post 76

37 Bohanan’s

41 Market Square

44 Bourbon Street Seafood Kitchen

42 Spanish Governor’s Palace

River Walk Downtown

45 Schakolad 46 Thai Lao Orchid 47 Kawashi 48 La Boulangerie 49 Saveur 209 50 Nectar Wine Bar and Ale House

HOTELS 12 Wyndham Garden River Walk 15 Crockett Hotel 16 Gunter Hotel 17 Menger Hotel 24 El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel 43 Marriott Plaza San Antonio

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2 Market Square 6 Paris Hatters 7 Buckhorn Saloon & Museum 8 The Pearl 9 RiverCenter Mall

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Cowboy

Couture

Turquoise Trading Company

Hand-tooled belts from El Vaquero.

The allure of cowboy couture starts with a rugged, tall in the saddle, solitary figure of strength who faces danger on the vast plains. The image depicts the fiercely independent Texas cowboy as a true American folk hero. Deep down inside, every man wants to be one and every woman wants to ride off into the sunset with him. A literal trail of money actually began the cowboy legend. By the end of the Civil War there were millions of cattle roaming around Texas. Up North, however, the Union army had exhausted their supply of cattle and urbanized most of their land making a steer worth $4 in Texas cost ten times that much in the North. So the entrepreneurial Texas ranchers, along with their ample supply of longhorns, followed the money and blazed a trail north. Out of necessity, cowboy clothing had to be durable and practical. Their hats had high crowns and wide rims to protect them from the sun and the rain. They wore boots to protect their legs and heels to keep their feet in the stirrups. The dress code created by the early cowboys is still in effect in Texas where cowboy boots are the go-to footwear for men and worn everywhere from work to church and even black-tie gala events. Any true cowboy will tell you a good pair of boots is the most comfortable footwear you will ever own. And the best ones are made of exotic materials like ostrich, alligator, baby goat or premium leather. Luchesse boots have been around for 130 years and are a great choice. The brand is well-known for its soft leather and comfort.

Boots from Paris Hatters

By Carole Miller

Just like boots, hats should be customized. “You wear the hat, the hat doesn’t wear you,” says Abe the Hatter, owner of Paris Hatters, who has fitted cowboys and celebrities for decades from Johnny Cash to the pope. The rule of thumb to dressing like a cowboy is to look confident, selfassured and have a little swagger. Add a hand tooled, high-quality leather belt or throw on a belt buckle. Cowboys actually earn them at rodeos, but you can buy one, for a true cowboy look. Ladies who want to add more than a little bling should visit Turquoise Trading Company located downtown —silver and turquoise are the accoutrements of choice among cowgirls. Don’t be shy with cowgirl bling! In San Antonio the cowboy couture is alive and well. And don’t worry about breaking the bank for sporting true cowboy couture-there’s something for every budget.

The most important thing to remember when buying a boot is that the beauty is on the outside but the comfort is on the inside, according to the owner of El Vaquero in downtown San Antonio. El Vaquero even offers custom fittings using a high-tech custom pressure system.

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Just like the great State of Texas, cowboy hats have two seasons—hot and cold. In cold weather, wool or fur is the standard. Summer hats are made of straw because it’s more breathable and keeps the head cooler under the summer sun. And if you are looking for the best quality straw hat for your money, get one from Ecuador.

Cowboy-wear is standard attire at the Go Western Gala fundraiser for San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.

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FOOD & DRINK /////////////////////// CASUAL Restaurant Gwendolyn 152 East Pecan Street #100 San Antono, TX 78205 (210) 222-1849 restaurantgwendolyn.com American Guenther House Restaurant 205 E. Guenther San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 227-1061 www.guentherhouse.com Breakfast & Lunch Cured 306 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 314-3929 www.curedatpearl.com Charcuterie

124 Broadway Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 314-1781 Sushi & Asian Cuisine la boulangerie

The Little Aussie Bakery & Café 3610 Avenue B San Antonion, TX 78209 (210) 826-7877 thelittleaussiebakery.com Bakery/Café

Sazo’s Latin Grill 101 Bowie St. San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 554-6180 www.sazoslatingrill.com Latin American

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Green Vegetarian Cuisine 200 East Grayson #120 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 320-5865 www.eatatgreen.com Vegetarian

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El Mirador 722 South St. Mary’s St San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 225-9444 elmiradorrestaurant.com Mexican

Luciano Ristorante 849 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-0500 lucianorestaurants.com Italian

Rosario’s 910 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 225-1806 www.rosariossa.com Mexican

The Monterey 1127 South St. Mary’s St. San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 745-2581 www.themontereysa.com Eclectic

The Granary 602 Avenue A San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 228-0124 www.thegranarysa.com Barbeque

Pat O’Brien’s 121 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 220-1076 www.patobriens.com Cajun/New Orleans

La Margarita 800 Dolorosa San Antonio, TX 78207 (210) 227-7140 www.lamargarita.com Mexican

207 Broadway Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 639-3165 www.laboulangeriesa.com French bakery

nectar wine bar & ale house

214 Broadway Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 375-4082 www.nectarsa.com

Wine Bar and Ale House Saveurs 209 209 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 639-3165 French schakolad chocolate factory

112 Broadway Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 354-3322 schakolad.com/store49 Chocolate Boutique thai lao orchid

Mi Tierra 218 Produce Row San Antonio TX 78207 (210) 225-1262 www, mitierracafe.com Mexican

118 Broadway Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 442-8110

Pico de Gallo 111 S. Leona San Antonio, TX 78207 (210) 225-6060 www.picodegallo.com Mexican

DENNY’S 903 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 210 223 4321 www.dennys.com American 24 hours

Sushi Zushi 203 S. St. Mary’s San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 472-2900 www.sushizushi.com Sushi

Lulu’s Bakery & Café 918 N. Main San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 222-9422 lulusbakeryandcafe.com Bakery/Café

Thai & Vietnamese Cuisine

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/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Fuddruckers 115 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-9944 www.fuddruckers.com Burgers La Villita Café 418 Villita St. #900 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-4700 www.lavillitacafe.com Café Schilo’s 424 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-6692 www.schilos.com Deli Jerry’s Chicago StyleHot Dogs 149 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 465-8200 Hot Dogs PizzaRita’s 245 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 293-7482 www.pizzaritas.com Italian Mexican Manhattan 110 Soledad San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-3913 mexicanmanhattan.com Mexican

FINE DINING Azuca Nuevo Latino 713 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 225-5550 www.azuca.net Latin American chart house Tower of the Americas 739 East Cesar E. Chavez Blvd San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-3101 toweroftheamericas.com Seafood/Steakhouse Texas de Brazil 313 E. Houston San Antonio., TX 78205 (210) 299-1600 www.texasdebrazil.com Brazilian Steakhouse

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Feast 1024 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 354-1024 www.feastsa.com Small Plates

Kings X 206 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-7000 www.kingsx.com Antique Soldier Collectibles

Toscana Ristorante 301 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2865 toscanaristorantes.com Italian

Garcia Art Glass, 715 South Alamo San Antonio, Texas 78205, 210-223-1400, www.garciaartglass. com

Morton’s The Steakhouse 300 E. Crockett San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 228-0700 www.mortons.com Steakhouse

Del Sol of San Antonio 321 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-231-0900 www.delsol.com Clothing

Bliss 926 South Presa San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 225-2547 www.foodisbliss.com American

Bohanan’s Prime Steaks & Seafood 219 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 472-2600 www.bohanans.com Steakhouse/Seafood

Boiler House 312 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 354-4644 www.boilerhousesa.com American

The Palm 233 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-7256 www.thepalm.com Steakhouse/Seafood

La Frite Belgian Bistro 728 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-7555 www.lafritesa.com Belgian

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119 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-3453 www.parishatters.com Cowboy Hats Marti’s 310 West Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-9100 www.martis.com Fine Mexican Gifts Casa Salazar 216 E. Houston San Antonio, 78205 210-472-2272 themajestic.com/casa Fine Mexican Imports

Flag World 849 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX, 78205 210-229-1935 Flags

De Jeunes Jewelry 123 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 210-222-2427 Jewelry

Five & Dime General Store 101 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-233-0166 fiveanddimegs.com General Merchandise

Classic Old Time Photos 123 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-475-9899 Photos

Texas Accent General Store 803 S. Zarzamora San Antonio, TX 78207 210-435-2446 General Merchandise Walgreens 300 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-424-3462 www.walgreens.com General Merchandise and Pharmacy

Alamo Plaza Shirts 325 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-2347 Shirts 77T’s Souvenirs & T-Shirts 207 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-549-1279 www.77tshirts.com T-Shirts

El Mercado 514 W. Commerce Gallery Vetro San Antonio, TX 78207 Creative Artglass 210-207-8600 250 E. Houston www.sanantonio.gov/ San Antonio, TX 78205 marketsquare 210-354-0001 Traditional Mexican Glass Art, Jewelry, Gifts Market Penners Downtown 311 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-2487 www.pennersinc.com Iconic Men’s Clothing Store

TPJ Gift Shop 849 E. Commerce #673 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-9066

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Conquistadors 16th century Conquistadors and other Spanish settlers brought their domesticated cattle-raising and horses to the Americas. Horses were previously extinct in the Americas since the prehistoric ice age.

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Dos Carolinas 303 Pearl parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 224-7000 www.doscarolinas.com Custom Handmade Guayaberas Garcia Art Glass 715 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-1400 www.garciaartglass Hand Blown Glass

Melissa Guerra 303 Pearl Parkway #104 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 293-3983 www.melissaguerra.com Latin Kitchen Market

San Angel Folk Art 110 Blue Star San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 226-6688 www.sanangelfolkart.com Mexican Cultural Arts

The Twig Book Shop 306 Pearl Parkway #106 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 826-6411 thetwig.indiebound.com Locally Owned Book Store

Tienda La Garza 110 Broadway, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2133 Mexican Folk Art, Books and Apparel

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Vaquero Spanish influence created a northern Mexican tradition that performed ranch related tasks. The Spanish word vaca means cow. Cow herders took to horseback to move grazing cattle in sparsely grassy areas.

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Cowboy The word cowboy first appears in the English language in 1725 and is a direct translation of the Spanish word vaquero meaning, boy who tends cows. By 1849 in meant adult cattle handler of the American West.

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Wrangler A subtype of the vaquero, the wrangler evolved to tend to the horses used to work cattle.

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Charro The cowboys of the Jalisco and Michoacan regions in Mexico cared for herds belonging to the Spanish missions located there.

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Cowhand or Cowpoke Variations of the cowboy title appeared in 1852 and were designated for men who prodded cattle with long poles to load cattle onto railroad cars.

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Cowboy Ethnicities By the late 1860’s freed African-American men and Mexicans were drawn to cowboy life because of less discrimination in the west.

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Buckaroo and Cowpuncher Buckaroo is a name given to cowboys who worked in California and the name cowpuncher granted to those mostly in Texas and surrounding states. By the 1880’s regional traditions began blending.

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Mustang Running From the 18th to the early 20 century cowboys and vaqueros caught, broke and drove wild mustangs to market in Mexico and American territories.

Cowgirls or Cattle Handlers First identified in the late 19th century their role is less-well documented. Modern world North American cowgirls work at virtually identical tasks as their male counterpart. In South America and Australia they are called Cattle Handlers.

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music R5: Sometime Last Night Tour 2/4, Thu @ 7pm Majestic Theatre First Fine Arts Concert Series Camerata San Antonio 2/7, Sun @ 3pm First Baptist Church Arts San Antonio Los Lobos – Fiesta Mexico Americana! 2/12, Fri @ 7:30pm Majestic Theatre Musical Bridges Around The World International Music Festival Persian Impressions 2/13, Sat @ 7:30pm Charline McCombs Empire Theatre First Fine Arts Lenten Series Cheryl Lindquist 2/16, Tue @ 12pm First Baptist Church Warren Haynes 2/18, Thu @ 8pm Charline McCombs Empire Theatre San Antonio Symphony Raiders of the Lost Ark Film with live score 2/19-20, Fri @ 8pm Sat @ 7pm Majestic Theatre First Fine Arts Lenten Series Trinity Chamber Singers 2/23, Tue @ 12pm First Baptist Church The Blind Boys of Alabama 2/25, Thu @ 8pm Charline McCombs Empire Theatre

live theater Zane to Gate 69 2/4-6, Thu-Sat @ 8pm; 2/1213, Fri-Sat @ 8pm; 2/14, Sun @ 7pm; 2/18-20, Thu-Sat @ 8pm -Little Overtime Theater @ The Overtime Theater

Cabaret 2/6-3/6, Fri-Sat @ 8pm Sun @ 4:30pm Cameo Theatre North Park Lexus Majestic Broadway Series Riverdance (touring) 2/26-28, Fri @ 8pm Sat @ 2pm & 8pm Sun @ 2pm & 7:30pm Majestic Theatre Creatures of the Night 2/26-27, Fri-Sat @ 8pm Greg Barrios Theater @ The Overtime Theater

Honoring Texas Military Members Now thru 2/28 Faces of Survival Now thru 3/6 Sikhs: Legacy of the Punjab Now thru 4/24 LINDA PACE FOUNDATION Immersed An exhibition of works from the Linda Pace Foundation Collection Now thru 2/27

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Adam (Public Artwork) By Arturo Herrera Opera Piccola of San Antonio 25’ h x 98’ w, Frost Bank The Abduction from the Garage Seraglio Commerce at Main 2/6-7, Sat @ 8pm Now thru 12/2016 Sun @ 2:30pm Charline McCombs Empire SOUTHWEST SCHOOL Theatre OF ART

dance Dancing with the Stars: Live! 2/6, Sat @ 8pm Majestic Theater

COMEDY Jerry Seinfeld 2/5, Fri @ 7pm & 9:30pm Majestic Theatre

children Pegga Pig Live! 2/11, Thu @ 6pm 2/14, Sun @ 2pm Majestic Theatre James and the Giant Peach 1/22-2/28 For specific days of the week and show times visit www.magiktheatre.org Magik Children’s Theatre

Texas Draws IV 2/11-4/24 Caitlin G. McCollom The Cloud of Unknowing 2/11-4/24 TEXAS A&M CENTRO DE ARTES Nuestra Gente: Celebrating People Past and Present 1/7-5/8

miscellaneous Arts San Antonio Yamato Drummers – Bakuon 2/10, Wed @ 7:30pm Majestic Theatre

SA Public Library Event Meet the Artist: Long-Bin Chen. Saturday, February 20, 2 – 3:30 p.m. New York-based exhibitions artist Long-Bin Chen will visit INSTITUTE OF TEXAN Central Library downtown to CULTURES discuss the process of creating his book sculptures. Visit Asian Festival with the artist as he shares 2/13, Sat / 10am-5pm his process and what inspires him. FREE event. Registration www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com required.


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La Villita, south of the River Walk in downtown San Antonio, was originally settled nearly 300 years ago as one of the city’s first neighborhoods. In 1939, La Villita Historic Arts Village was established and the neighborhood was adapted into a center for teaching regional arts and crafts and to serve as an artists market. Today, nearly 30 shops and galleries offer distinct handcrafted items by artists from San Antonio and surrounding areas. You’ll find paintings, folk art, textiles, sculptures, copper wares, jewelry, and more. Plus, in the midst of these tree-lined walkways and plazas, enjoy a savory culinary experience at the area restaurants with options ranging from traditional Mexican flavors to steakhouse favorites.

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8 Alamo Quarry Market

13 Salt Grass - Heubner Oaks

9 Splashtown

14 Salt Grass - Donella

10 Alamo Helicopter Tours

15 Paesanos - Lincoln Heights

11 San Antonio Zoo

16 Paesanos - 1604

12 San Antonio Botanical Garden

26 Augies Barbed Wire Smokehouse

17 K1 Speed

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27 Wise Guys–A Chicago Eatery

18 San Antonio Aquarium

Nothing tops the tower

19 Morgan’s Wonderland ATTRACTIONS & shopping 1 The Rim 2 Six Flags Fiesta Texas

20 The Do Seum missions trail

3 The Shops at La Cantera

21 The Alamo

4 SeaWorld of San Antonio

22 Mission Conception

5 North Star Mall

23 Mission San José

6 The Forum Shops

24 Mission San Juan

7 Vineyard Shopping Center

25 Mission Espada

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The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo…. it’s more than an 8 second ride!

By San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

Every February, for the past 67 years the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has been a tradition in South Texas. But the rodeo has grown to receive international recognition; including receipt of the PRCA Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year award for an unprecedented eleven consecutive years.  www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

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With the largest regular season prize payout in the PRCA, a lavish $1.6 million, and the best bucking stock available—you can be sure the world’s best cowboys and cowgirls come to compete. At the close of each Rodeo world-class performers take the stage, with a diverse lineup of music genres, everyone can find a favorite. Go to SArodeo.com to see the full schedule of performers. Ticket prices includes entrance to the grounds where over 60,000 animals are on show from all areas, including Livestock, Horse Show, Family Fair and Rodeo. Animals parade in and out of the 18-day event, many of them destined to compete in one of the largest Junior Livestock Shows in the world. Buyers and exhibitors travel from across the US and Mexico for the opportunity to show their animals or to bid on the fine stock at the Ranch Gelding and Select Horse Sales, purebred and commercial cattle sales, and Junior Livestock Auction.  Talented

youth spend most of the year working on projects to compete for cash payouts and scholarships. Aside from the main events, don’t miss the many new attractions in Family Fair. Including a “Lego” fan experience with brick building at Brick Fest Live to exotic creatures at Brad’s World Reptiles and of course, the crowd favorite, Swifty Swine Pig Races. Shop till you drop at The Shops at the Rodeo marketplaces—where over 600 themed retailers showcase their wares in climate controlled venues. Refuel at the outdoor food court featuring quirky fair food and healthy options. Discover live music on four stages throughout the grounds.  There is truly something for everyone and you can enjoy all of it for a ticket price starting at just $15!


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FOOD & DRINK /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// casual Boardwalk Bistro 4011 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-0100 www.boardwalkbistro.net American Josephine Street Café 400 East Josephine San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-6169 www.josephinestcafe.com American Two Brothers 12656 West Avenue San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 496-0222 twobrosbbqmarket.com Barbeque Formosa Garden 1011 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9988 www.formosagarden.com Chinese Golden Wok 8822 Wurzbach San Antonio, TX 78240 (210) 615-8282 www.golden-wok.com Chinese Hoffbrau 7310 Jones Maltsberger San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 209-8066 quarryhofbrau.com German-American

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Mimi & Dimi’s Greek House 7159 US Highway 90 San Antonio, TX 78227 (210) 674-3464 www.agreekhouse.com Greek

Piatti’s 255 East Basse Road #500 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 832-0300 www.piatti.com Italian

Taco Haven 1032 South Presa San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 533-2171 www.tacohaven.info Mexican

Big Bob’s Burgers 447 West Hildebrand San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 734-2627 www.bigbobsburgers.com Hamburgers

Tre trattoria 4003 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 805-0333 www.tretrattoria.com com Italian

The Fruteria 1401 South Flores San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 251-3104 www.thefruteria.com Mexican

Sam’s Burger Joint 330 East Grayson San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 223-2830 www.samsburgerjoint.com Hamburgers

Fujiya 9030 Wurzbach Road San Antonio, TX 78240 (210) 615-7553 fujiyajapanesegarden.com Japanese

India Palace 8474 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78229 (210) 692-5262 indiapalacesanantonio.com Indian

La Fogata 2427 Vance Jackson Road San Antonio, TX 78229 (210) 340-1337 www.lafogata.com Mexican

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen 76 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 340-7143 www.pappadeaux.com Seafood

Aldino at the Vineyard 1203 North Loop 1604 West San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 340-0000 www.aldinos.com Italian

La Fonda on Main 2415 North Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 733-0621 www.lafondaonmain.com Mexican

Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano 8539 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78229 (210) 696-2536 www.aldos.us Italian

Paloma Blanca 5800 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 822-6151 www.palomablanca.net Mexican

Two Step 9840 Loop 1604 San Antonio, TX 78254 (210) 688-2686 twosteprestaurant.com Southwestern Barn Door 8400 North New Braunfels San Antono, TX 78209 (210) 824-0166 thebarndoorestaurant.com Steakhouse Koi Kawa 4051 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 805-8111 Sushi

family DeWese’s Tip Top CAFE 2814 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78201 (210) 732-0191 www.tiptopcafe.com American Magnolia Pancake Haus 606 Embassy Oaks #100 San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 496-0828 magnoliapancakehaus.com American Earl Abel’s 1201 Alamo Highway #175 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 822-3358 www.earlabelssa.com Diner Food Chris Marid’s 1900 Blanco Road San Antonio, TX 78201 (210) 735-3552 www.chrismadrids.com Hamburgers Longhorn Café 17625 Blanco Road San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 492-0301 www.thelonghorncafe.com Hamburgers Beto’s 8142 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 930-9393 www.betosinfo.com Barbeque

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//////////////////////////////////////////////// Henry’s Puffy Tacos 6030 Bandera Road San Antonio, TX 78238 (210) 432-7341 www.henryspuffytacos. com Mexican Dough Pizzeria Napoletana 6989 Blanco Road San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 979-6565 www.doughpizzeria.com Pizza Wise Guys– A Chicago Eatery, 441 W. Nakoma St., San Antonio, TX 78216, 210248-9609 Pizza

fine dining Cappy’s 5011 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9669 cappysrestaurant.com American CHEZ Vatel Bistro 218 East Olmos Drive San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 828-3141 www.chezvatelbistro.com European Fleming’s 255 East Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-9463 flemmingssteakhouse.com Steakhouse

Silo 434 North Loop 1604 West San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 483-8989 siloelevatedcuisine.com American Silo 1133 Austin Highway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-8686 siloelevatedcuisine.com American Kirby’s Steakhouse 123 Loop 1604 NE San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 404-2221 www.kirbyssteakhouse. com Steakhouse Myron’s Prime Steakhouse 10003 NW Military Hwy, Suite 2101 San Antono, TX 78231 (210) 493-3031 www.myronsprime.com Steakhouse Perry’s 15900 La Cantera Pkwy #2200 San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 558-6161 www.perryssteakhouse. com Steakhouse

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SHOPPING ////////////////////////////////////////////// Alley on Bitters 42555 West Bitters Road San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 585-3550 www.alleyonbitters.com Unique collection of shops and artists Lucchese Boot Company 255 East Basse Rd #800 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9419 www.lucchese.com Custom Boots and Western wear JR Mooney Galleries of Fine Art 305 South Main #400 Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 816-5106 jrmooneygalleries.com Fine Art Gallery Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art 6496 N. New Braunfels San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-6491 greenhousegallery.com Fine Art Gallery Caliente Harley Davidson 7230 NW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78245 (210) 681-2254 www.calienteharley.com Harley Davidson Rentals

Kendra Scott 310 East Basse Rd. #101 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 591-7980 www.kendrascott.com Jewelry

The Collection 7959 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 826-3130 thecollectionsanantonio.com Shopping Center

Kathleen Sommers 2417 North Main San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 732-8437 kathleensommers.com Local Fashions & Jewelry

Shops of La Cantera 15900 La Cantera Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 582-6255 theshopsatlacantera.com Shopping Mall

Fiesta on Main 2025 North Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 738-1188 www.alamofiesta.com Mexican cultural gifts, pinatas

North Star Mall 7400 San Pedro San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 340-6627 www.northstarmall.com Shopping MalL

The Vineyard 1207 North Loop 1604 W San Antonio, TX 78258 (210) 408-7200 thevineyardshoppingcenter. com Shopping Center Alamo Quarry Market 255 East Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-8885 www.quarrymarket.com Shopping Center

Sloan Hall 5922 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-7738 www.sloanhall.com Unique Gifts, Accessories & Jewelry Los Patios 2015 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 655-6171 www.lospatios.com Unique local shops

Huebner Oaks 11745 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78230 (210) 867-1846 shophuebneroaks.com Shopping Center

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ATTRACTIONS /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// sports San Antonio Spurs Basketball 1 AT&T Center Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 444-5000 ww.nba.com/spurs San Antonio Rampage Hockey 1 AT&T Center Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 444-5000 www.sarampage.com San Antonio Silver Stars Basketball 1 AT&T Center Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 444-5000 www.sastars.com

San Antonio Talons Arena Football 100 Montana St. San Antonio, TX 78203 (210) 207-3663 sanantoniotalons.com

theme parks MOrgan’s Wonderland 5223 David Edwards Dr. San Antonio, TX 78233 (210) 495-5888. morganswonderland.com 4 SeaWorld of San Antonio 10500 Seaworld Drive San Antonio, TX 78251 (800) 700-7786 www.seaworld.com

Mission San Jose Six Flags Fiesta Texas 6701 San Jose Drive 17000 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78214 San Antonio, TX 78257 9am-5pm Daily (210) 697-5050 www.sixflags.com/fiestatexas www.nps.gov/saan 9 Splashtown 3600 IH 35 North San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 227-1400 www.splashtownsa.com

missions Mission Concepcion 807 Mission San Antion, TX 78210 9am-5pm Daily (210) 534-1540 www.nps.gov/saan

Mission Espada 10040 Espada Road San Antonio, TX 78214 9am-5pm Daily www.nps.gov/saan Mission San Juan 9101 Graf Road San Antonio, TX 78214 9am-5pm Daily www.nps.gov/saan

ZOO 11 San Antonio Zoo 3903 N. St. Mary’s St San Antion, TX 78212 9am-5pm 365 days a year (210) 734-7184 www.sazoo-aq.org

San Antonio Charros Association SACharros.org

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Charro, - The Mexican Cowboy By Mario Duran

A charro is a Mexican cowboy and precursor to the American cowboy. The highly-skilled athleticism of charros requires unparalleled strength, agility and skill. Many American cowboys feel the skill level of charros regarding horse riding is far superior to their own. With roots dating back to when the Spanish colonized what is now Mexico, the charro culture has heavily impacted our modern take of equestrianism. Many landowners required locals to train and maintain their horses, and thus began teaching the new generations on equestrianism. As one generation came and went, the traditions were handed down, parent to child. Even this lives on today, as there are no charro schools where these skills can be acquired. It is still something handed down from one generation to the next, along with the sense of preservation and promotion of the time-honored charreria sport. Charreada (pronounced: charr-ee-ada), is Mexico’s national sport, consisting of events similar to the modern rodeo. However, the arena is set up differently. A main circular area hosts the larger, more skilled events. The second area is a long chute, holding events which require cattle to run long distances. The first three events occupy both portions of the arena; cala de caballo (test/reigning of horse), piales (heeling) and colas (steer tailing/wrestling). The show continues into a more contained space, a circular arena. Bull riding is followed by team roping, which showcases not only skill in moving cattle, but a great introduction into the way a charro controls a lasso. Next, there is our version of bronc riding—however our charros ride mares bareback. After being ridden, the mare is then pushed around the arena, where a charro will showcase his best rope tricks before lassoing the front two legs, both while he is on foot and on horseback. Then, in a main-event-style performance, the charreada ends with the last event: el paso de la muerte….the pass of death. A charro riding bareback on his horse, chases a wild mare along the arena wall at full speed. His goal? To leap from his horse to the wild mare and ride her out, all while being pushed by three other charros on horseback. During the charreada, intermissions occur between the men’s events allowing the escaramuzas, female side-saddle riders exhibit their skill in elaborate performances, through extreme coordination not only with each other, but through rider and horse. Simply put, imagine synchronized swimming with horses, running at full speed. The San Antonio Charro Association, established in 1947, is the oldest association in the United States and is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the history and art of Mexico’s national sport. Charreada season kicks off with a gala on February 13 and runs through November. For more information go to SAcharros.org. The typical charro clothing during a charreadea ranges from a simple yet colorful button up shirt and earth-toned pants, to a dressier three-piece suit, all accompanied by equally decorated chaps. Other higher tiers of dress are available, but are reserved for more formal, non-equestrian events such as social events, weddings or galas. All attire is accompanied by a sombrero, belt, and when mounted on horseback, spurs.

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EVENTS ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// La Maquinara Nolrtena 2/21, Sun @ 7:30pm

music Def Leppard 2/2, Tue @ 7pm AT&T Center San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo - AT&T Center Hunter Hayes 2/11, Thu @ 7pm Martina McBride 2/12, Fri @ 7:30pm Pitbull 2/13, Sat @ 1pm & 7:30pm Becky G. 2/14, Sun @ 1pm Toby Keith 2/15, Mon @ 7pm Casting Crowns 2/16, Tue @ 7pm Jason Derulo 2/17, Wed @ 7pm Randy Houser 2/18, Thu @ 7pm Billy Currington 2/19, Fri @ 7:30pm Trace Adkins 2/20, Sat @ 1pm Chris Young 2/20, Sat @ 7:30pm Old Dominion 2/21, Sun @ 1pm

Alan Jackson 2/22, Mon @ 7pm Brad Paisley 2/23, Tue @ 7pm Brantley Gilbert 2/24, Wed @ 7pm Gary Allen 2/25, Thu @ 7pm Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo 2/26, Fri @ 7:30pm Turnpike Troubadours 2/27, Sat @ 1pm Chris Stapleton 2/27, Sat @ 7:30pm Fort Sam Houston Jazz Brian Culbertson / The Azul Experience 2/12, Fri @ 8pm Fort Sam Houston Theater Camerata San Antonio Camerata Salon 2/14, Sun @ 3pm University of the Incarnate Word Recital Hall Musical Bridges Around The World International Music Festival L’historie du Soldat 2/14, Sun @ 3pm

Jo Long Theatre @ The Carver Singing Strings 2/20, Sat @ 7:30pm Incarnate Word Chapel Souvenir de la Russie 2/21, Sun @ 3pm McAllister Auditorium @ San Antonio College San Antonio Piano Competition Piano Series Beethoven Sonata for Piano and Violin Part 3 2/13, Sat @ 8pm Baya Kakouberi, piano Gary Levinson, violin University of the Incarnate Word Concert Hall Tuesday Musical Club David Portillo 2/23, Tue @ 2pm Laurel Heights United Methodist San Antonio Chamber Music Society The Shanghai Quartet with Wu Man 2/28, Sun @ 3:15pm Temple Beth-El

Live theater Stage Kiss 2/5-14, Fri-Sat @ 8pm Sun @ 3pm Cellar Theatre at The Playhouse San Antonio

The Diviners 2/4-28, Thu @ 7:30pm Sat @ 8pm; Sun @ 2:30pm (no shows Fridays ) Sheldon Vexler Theatre Rock of Ages 2/5-3/6, Fri-Sat @ 7:30pm Sun @ 3pm Woodlawn Theatre Jesus Christ Superstar 2/5-3/6, Fri-Sat @ 8pm Sun @ 3pm Russell Hill Rogers Theatre at The Playhouse San Antonio The Seagull 2/12-3/6, Fri-Sat @ 8pm Sun @ 3pm The Classic Theatre of San Antonio

comedy Jerry Rocha 2/3-6, Wed-Thu @ 8pm Fri-Sat @ 8pm & 10:15pm Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Ralph Harris 2/11-14, Thu @ 8pm Fri-Sat @ 8pm & 10:15pm Sun @ 7pm Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Cowboy Bill Martin 2/18-21, Thu @ 8pm; Fri-Sat @ 8pm & 10:15pm; Sun @ 7pm Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Donnell Rawlings 2/25-28, Thu @ 8pm; Fri-Sat @ 8pm & 10:15pm; Sun @ 7pm Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

CHILDREN’S Sesame Street Live 2/6-7, Sat @ 10:30am & 2pm Sun @ 1pm Freeman Coliseum

exhibitions BLUE STAR CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM Landscapes by the Book Featuring Bodil Furu Now thru 2/7 Turn Your Face Toward the Sun Featuring Charlie Morris and Liz Rodda Now thru 2/7 Gift: An Exquisite Exhibition Now thru 2/5 BIHL HAUS ARTS 9th Annual On and Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour 2/20-21

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For those travelers that enjoy off the beaten path experiences the areas surrounding San Antonio are known for their history, small towns, antiques, wineries, scenic views and unique travel experiences. These areas surrounding San Antonio are easily accessed by car or bus.

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Texas Dance Halls by Susan Yerkes

In Texas, before there were movies and TV, there were swing’n dance halls­—THE place where Texans went to socialize, kick-back, or kick-up their heels. A few of those classic dance halls are still going strong. You don’t need a rodeo belt buckle to feel like a cowboy or cowgirl at of the historic dance halls that dot the countryside just outside of San Antonio. From Gruene Hall to Floore’s, Anhalt or Bracken’s Hangin’ Tree Saloon, you’ll find friendly folks, cold beer and hot country tunes. Many dance halls have been or remain, social hubs of their country communities, and even when there’s not a dance in progress you’ll find locals holding court with visitors around the bar. Texas dance halls are more than entertainment – they’re part of a hallowed way of life. The granddaddy of them all is Gruene (say it just like the color green) Hall, north up I-35 on the way to Austin. Built in 1878, it’s the oldest continually operating dance hall in Texas. Back in the day, young George Strait and Lyle Lovett cut their teeth here, and legendary musicians like Willie Nelson, Chris Isaak, Merle Haggard and the Dixie Chicks are among the famous names that dot the dance hall’s calendar, along with up-and-coming future country and rockabilly stars.

Willie Nelson at Floor's Country Store

Gruene Hall GrueneHall.com John T. Floore Country Store LiveatFloores.com Hangin’ Tree Saloon Hangintree.com Anhalt Hall AnhaltHall.com

True to Texas dance hall tradition, Gruene Hall still features its original layout – high, pitched roof, big dance floor, picnic tables ,a bar in back and a small stage up front. When the big names hit the stage the crowd fills the dance floor. But there’s always room to take a twirl in the beer garden outside. The dance hall and the popular Grist Mill Restaurant next door are such popular destinations that a thriving little town has grown up around them, filled with Texas-themed shops, restaurants and B&Bs. For more than 60 years, Floore’s Country Store has been a hot spot for boot-scootinn’. Don’t let the “Country Store” fool you – this is a true Texas dance hall. Located in Helotes, just northwest of San Antonio, Floore’s has hosted many musical legends, from Hank Williams and Patsy Cline to Robert Earl Keene and Dwight Yoakum. Willie Nelson immortalized the name in his classic song “Shotgun Willie. There are free and ticketed dances and concerts on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays. Even if you can’t make it to a dance, Floore’s is well worth a visit for the Honky Tonk Café next door, where “world-famous tamales” and Tex-centric attitude” top thee traditional Texas menu . The Hangin’ Tree Saloon is night life central for the tiny burg of Bracken, just up I-10 north of San Antonio. Friday and Saturday nights, country music rules in this cozy little dance hall. The historic building opened in 1914 as a nine-pin bowling alley and the heart of the town. The bowling alley moved to new digs across the street in the 70’s, and a few years later the old building got new life as the Hangin’ Tree Saloon. From noon to midnight most days, the Hangin’ Tree is a friendly country bar, with pool and darts inside and shuffleboard and horseshoes outside. But on Friday nights, when live bands play, and Saturday “free jukebox: nights, the dance floor heats up with two-stepping country couples and city visitors out for some western swingin’ fun. Anhalt Hall is another historic classic – the original meeting hall for the Anhalt Verein, the association of German farming families who settled Southwest Texas in the 1800s. The town has dried up and blown away, but the massive old hall, with a breezy walkway behind shaded by towering live oaks trees, remains a gathering spot, and the monthly dances bring country and city folks together in a celebration of Texas’ still-swinging musical roots.

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FOOD & DRINK//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// casual Dodging Duck Brewhaus 402 River Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 248-3825 www.dodgingduck.com American Grist Mill River Restaurant & Bar 1287 Gruene Road Gruene, TX 78130 625-0684 gristmillrestaurant.com American High’s Café & Store 726 High Street Comfort, TX 78013 (830) 995-4995 highscafeandstore.com American Huisache Grill & Wine Bar 303 W. San Antonio St. New Bruanfels, TX 78130 (830) 620-9001 www.huisache.com American Lincoln Street 111 South Lincoln Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-8463 www.lincolnst.com American Mike’s in the Village 2355 Bulverde Road Bulverde, TX 78163 (830) 438-2747 mikesinthevillage.com American

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Pecan Street Brewing 106 East Pecan Avenue Johnson City, TX 78636 (830) 868-2500 pecanstreetbrewing.com American Scenic Loop Café & Bar 25615 Boerne Stage Rd. San Antonio, TX 78255 (210) 687-1818 scenicloopcafe.com American The Creek 119 Staffel Street Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 816-2005 texaslandandcattle.com Steakhouse Cypress Grille 170 South Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 248-1353 cypressgrilleboerne.com American Bluebonnet Café 211 US Highway 281 Marble Falls, TX 78654 (830) 693-2344 bluebonnetcafe.net Diner Food Little Gretel 518 River Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 331-1368 littlegretel.com German

Valeria Farm-to-Table Restaurant 109 Waterview Pkwy. Ste 105 Boerne, TX 78006 (830)-331-1393 valeriarestaurant.com American Hoffbrau 18403 IH 10 San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 877-1500 hofbraurim.com German American Piatti’s 17101 La Cantera Pkwy Bldg 7 San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 251-3542 www.piatti.com Italian El Chaparral 15103 Bandera Road Helotes, TX 78023 (210) 695-8302 elchaparral.com Mexican Cowboy Steakhouse 416 Main Street Kerrville, TX 78028 (830) 896-5688 cowboysteakhouse.com Steakhouse Hermann Sons Steakhouse 577 US Highway 90 Hondo, TX 78861 (830) 426-2220

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family Camp Verde General Store 285 East Verde Creek Rd Camp Verde, TX 78010 (830) 634-7722 campverdegeneralstore. com

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Po-Po Family Restaurant 829 FM 289 Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-4194 poporestaurant.com American Cranky Franks BBQ Company 1679 South US Hwy 87 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-2353 crankyfranksbbq.com Barbeque Rudy’s Barbeque 24152 IH 10 West Leon Springs, TX 78257 (210) 698-2141 www.rudysbbq.com Barbeque Sammy’s 202 Highway 90 East Castroville, TX 78009 (830) 931-2204 sammysrestaurant.com Diner Food Alamo Springs 107 Alamo Road Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-8004 alamospringscafe.com Hamburgers

Longhorn Café 23775 West IH 10 Leon Springs, TX 78257 (210) 698-7766 thelonghorncafe.com Hamburger

Le Chat Noir 1403 Angelo Street Castroville, TX 78009 (830) 583-9347 lechatnoireatery.com French

La Hacienda de los Barrios 18747 Redland Road San Antonio, TX 78259 (210) 497-8000 www.lhdlb.com Mexican

Welfare Cafe 223 Welfare Waring Rd. Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-3700 www.welfaretexas.com German

Fine Dining The Grill at Leon Springs 24116 IH 10 West Leon Springs, TX 78257 (210) 698-8797 leonspringsgrill.com American Hilltop 10661 Highway 87 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-8922 www.hilltopcafe.com American Sustenio 17103 La Cantera Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 598-2950 www.eilanhotel.com American August E 203 East San Antonio St Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-1585 august-es.com Asian

Francesca’s at Sunset 16641 La Cantera Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 558-6500 resortlacantera.com Southwestern Navajo Grill 803 East Main Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-8289 www.navajogrill.com Southwestern Grey Moss Inn 19010 Scenic Loop Rd. Grey Forest, TX 78023 (210) 695-8301 grey-moss-inn.com Steak Bob’s Steak & Chop House 5815 Rim Pass Dr. San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 222-2627 bobs-steakandchop.com Steak Myron’s Prime Steakhouse 136 North Castell New Braunfels, TX 78130

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ATTRACTIONS /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// bat caves Railroad Tunnel 10619 Old San Antonio Rd Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (866) 978-2287 Dawn - Dusk Daily

bourbon distillery Garrison Brothers 1827 Hye-Albert Road Hye, TX 78635 (830) 392-0246 www.garrisonbros.com 8am-5pm M-F

caverns 1 Cascade Caverns

226 cascade Caverns Road Boerne, TX 78015 (830) 755-8080 www.cascadecaverns.com 9am-4pm M-F, 9am-6pm Sa-Sun Cave Without a Name 325 Kreutzberg Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-4212 cavewithoutaname.com 9am-6pm Daily

2 Natural Bridge

Caverns 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd San Antonio, TX 78266 (210) 651-6101 9am-5pm daily naturalbridgecaverns.com

distillery Rebecca Creek Distillery 26606 Bulverde Road San Antonio, TX 78260 (830) 714-4581 12pm-5pm Sat rebeccacreekdistillery.com

entertainment 4 Morgan’s Wonderland

5223 David Edwards Dr. San Antonio, TX 78233 (210) 495-5888 morganswonderland.com ZDT’s amusement park 301 W Kingsbury Seguin, TX 78155 (830) 386-0151 zdtamusement.com

glider rides San Antonio Soaring Society 400 Boerne Stage Airfield Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 981-2345 By Appointment

golf courses Cedar Creek Golf Course 8250 Vista Colina San Antonio, TX 78255 (210) 695-5050 alamocitygolftrail.com Tapatio Springs Resort & Golf Couse 1 Resort Way Boerne, TX 78006

(830) 537-4197 tapatio.com/golf Canyon Springs 24400 Canyon Golf Road San Antonio, TX 78260 (210) 558-2365 lacanteragolfclub.com TPC Golf Course 23808 Resort Parkway San Antonio, TX 78261 (210) 558-2365 www.tpc.com/ tpc-san-antonio The Palmer Course 16641 La Cantera Parkway San Antonio, TX 78255 (210) 558-2365 lacanteragolfclub.com

hiking Cibolo Nature Center 140 City Park Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-4616 8am-Dusk www.cibolo.org Enchanted Rock 16710 Ranch Road 965 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 685-3636 8am-10pm Daily

Spring Branch, TX 7 8070 (830) 438-2656 8am-10pm Daily

dance halls John T. Floores Country Store 14492 Old Bandera Road Helotes, TX 78023 (210) 695-8827 liveatfloores.com Gruene Hall 1281 Gruene Road New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 606-1281 www.gruenehall.com

live entertainment Luckenbach 412 Luckenbach Town Loop Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-3224 9am til close www.luckenbachtexas.com

horse racing Retama Racetrack 1 Retama Parkway Selma, TX 78154 (210) 651-7000 10:30am-11pm Daily retamapark.com

museum

Government Canyon 12861 Galm Road San Antonio, TX 78254 (210) 688-9055 F-M 7am-10pm

LBJ house 199 Park Road 52 Stonewall, TX 78671 (830) 868-7128 8am-5pm Daily

Guadalupe River State Park 3350 Park Road 31

National Museum of the Pacific War 340 East Main Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-8600 9am-5pm Daily pacificwarmuseum.org Agricultural Heritage Museum 102 City Park Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-5509 10am-4pm Sat agmuseum.us

OLD WEST VILLAGE Enchanted Springs Ranch 242 State Hwy 46 West Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-8222 10am-5pm Sat-Sun enchantedspringsranch. com

OLIVE OIL FARMS Bella Vista Ranch 3101 Mount Sharp Road Wimberley, TX 78676 (512) 847-6514 www.texasoliveoil.com Sandy Oak Olive Orchard 25195 Mathis Road Elmendorf, TX 78112 (210) 621-0044 9am-4pm Tu-Sat sandyoaks.com

SHOPPING Bass Pro Shops 17907 IH 10 West

San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 253-8800 9am-9pm Daily basspro.com

WILDFLOWER FARM Wildseed Farm 100 Legacy Drive Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (800) 848-0078 9:30am-5pm Daily www.wildseedfarms.com

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WIILDLIFE RANCH Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch 26515 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd San Antonio, TX 78266 (830) 438-7400 wildliferanchtexas.com

WINERY Becker Vineyards 464 Becker Farms Road Stonewall, TX 78671 (830) 644-2681 beckervineyards.com Bell Mountain Vineyards 463 Bell Mountain Road Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 685-3297 10am-5pm Sat bellmountainwine.com

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EVENTS //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// music Houston Ebony Opera Guild 2/4, Thu @ 7:30pm Chapel of the Abiding Presence Texas Lutheran University Seguin Texas State Encore Series Kate Campbell 2/5, Fri @ 7:30pm Price Senior Center San Marcos Boerne Performing Arts The Hollywood Concert Orchestra: A Night at the Oscars 2/6, Sat @ 7:30pm Boerne Champion Auditorium Blue Water Highway Band 2/6, Sat @ 9pm Luckenbach Dancehall Fat Tuesday with Alex Meixner 2/9, Tue @ 7:30pm Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre New Braunfels Dale Watson 2/12, Fri @ 8pm Luckenbach Dancehall Camerata San Antonio Camerata Salon 2/12, Fri @ 7:30pm Boerne First United Methodist 2/13, Sat @ 3pm Kerrville First Presbyterian

Gary Puckett and the Union Gap 2/13, Sat @ 7:30pm Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre New Braunfels Gary P. Nunn 2/13, Sat @ 8pm Luckenbach Dancehall Bobby Jordan & Ridgecreek 2/13, Sat @ 8pm Kendalia Halle

Getting Sara Married Playhouse 2000 2/5-14, Fri-Sat @ 7:30pm Sun @ 2:30pm VK Garage Theater Kerrville

Symphony of the Hills Shakespeare Fest: A Musical Tribute to the Bard 2/25, Thu @ 7:30pm Eugene Dowdy, conductor Kathleen C. Cailloux Theater Kerrville

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change 2/5-27, Fri-Sat @ 7:30pm Sun @ 2pm Elizabeth Huth Coates Indoor Theatre -Ingram

Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay 2/26, Fri @ 8pm Luckenbach Dancehall

Cory Morrow 2/19, Fri @ 8pm Luckenbach Dancehall Chamber Orchestra Kremlin U.S. Concert Tour 2/20, Sat @ 4pm Jackson Auditorium Texas Lutheran University Seguin

Lend Me A Tenor The Wimberley Players 2/12-3/6, Fri-Sat @ 7:30pm Sun @ 2:30pm Wimberley Playhouse

San Antonio Choral Society Tribute to Downton Abby 2/27, Sat @ 7pm Oblate School of Theology 2/28, Sun @ 4pm First United Methodist Boerne

Blanco Performing Arts Victoria Luperi, clarinet 2/20, Sat @ 7:30pm Uptown Blanco Ballroom Blanco

The Color of Stars 2/18-3/6, Thu-Sat @ 8pm Sun @ 2:30pm Spotlight Theatre (S.T.A.G.E) Bulverde

Thomas Michael Riley Outdoor Show 2/28, Sun @ 1pm Luckenbach Dancehall

Fredericksburg Music Club 4 Proches 2/21, Sun @ 3pm Fredericksburg United Methodist Mid-Texas Symphony Concert Four 2/21, Sun @ 4pm

David Mairs, conductor Performing Arts Center Canyon HS New Braunfels

New Braunfels Theatre Company Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Raincoat 2/19-21, Fri @ 8pm Sat @ 2:30pm & 8pm Sun @ 2:30pm Brauntex Theatre Performing Arts Theatre New Braunfels

live theater The Crazy Quilt Club 2/4-6, Thu @ 7:30pm Fri-Sat @ 8pm Sun @ 2:30pm Boerne Community Theatre

Into the Woods 2/19-3/6, Fri-Sat @ 7:30

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SHOPPING /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Cosas 1109 South Main Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-1500 cosasonline.com Cultural Art and Collectibles

Fiesta on Main 436 South Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (210) 319-3236 www.alamofiesta.com Mexican cultural gifts, pinatas

JR Mooney Galleries of Fine Art 8032 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-8214 jrmooneygalleries.com Fine Art Gallery

Bass Pro Shops 17907 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 253-8800 www.basspro.com Outdoor Hunting & Fishing

Las Finezas 210 South Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 331-9272 www.lasfinezas.com Fine Imported Gifts

The Shops at La Cantera 15900 La Cantera Parkway San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 582-6255 theshopsatlacantera.com Outdoor Shopping Mall

Ranch at the Rim 18007 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 319-3001 www.ranchattherim.com Fine western wear

Tanger Outlets 4015 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-7446 www.tangeroutlets.com/sanmarcos Outlet Mall

Busseys flea market 18738 IH 35 North Schertz, TX 78154 (830) 609-0800 www.busseyfm.com Flea Market

San Marcos Prime Outlets 3939 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2200 www.premiumoulets.com Outlet Mall

Kendra Scott 15900 La Cantera Parkway #2290 San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 399-2854 www.kendrascott.com Jewelry

Garden Ridge Pottery 17975 IH 35 North Schertz, TX 78154 (210) 599-5700 www.gardenridge.com Pottery, Furniture & Crafts

The Forum at Olympia Parkway 8320 Agora Parkway San Antonio, TX 78154 (210) 566-7604 shoptheforumsa.com Local Fashions & Jewelry

Red 307 East Main Street Frederickburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-0700 www.redinfred.com Unique Collection of items for the Home

The Twig Book Shop 306 Pearl Parkway #106 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 826-6411 thetwig.indiebound.com Shopping Center

Traditions at the Depot 518 South Main Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 816-2795 traditionsatthedepot.com Women’s Fashions

The Rim 17503 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78230 (210) 641-1777 www.therimsa.com Shopping Center Main Street Boerne Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (800) 322-3868 mainstreetinboerne.com Texas Antiques, Art, Restaurants Fredericksburg 302 East Austin Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-6523 visitfredericksburgtx.com Texas Antiques, Art, Restaurants New Braunfels Art League 239 W. San Antonio Street New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 629-8022 newbraunfelsartleague.org Texas Fine Art & Jewelry

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10% MILITARY DISCOUNT

to those in uniform or with an active duty military ID.**

charliewantsaburger.com Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily. Dog-Friendly Patio, Restaurant & Sports Bar. *With purchase of any entrée. One per table of 4. **Military discount on food only.

$

3

Complimentary House Dessert with order of an entrée. 111 W. Crockett Street, Suite 101 (210) 227-2782 paesanosriverwalk.com Not valid with any other offer or discount. Offer only valid at Paesanos Riverwalk location.

OFF

111 W. Crockett Street, Located on the River Walk (210) 224-ROCK Hardrock.com

ADULT OR CHILD TICKET

301 Alamo Plaza •210-224-9299

RIPLEYS.COM/SANANTONIO

Not valid with any other offer. Good up to six people. Expires 2/29/16 • ©RIPLEY ENTERTAINMENT INC. - RIO MAG

PRESENT THIS AD AND RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY HARD ROCK SOUVENIR WITH $20 PURCHASE Valid only at San Antonio Location. Not valid with other offers. One person per visit. Expires 2/29/16.

10

Save up to

$

On the San Antonio River Walk 421 E. Commerce St. (210) 226-8462 rioriocantina.com

FREE

Chile con Queso OR Guacamole & Chips with purchase of entrée.*

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily. Texas-Sized Mexican Food. * One complimentary order of Chile con Queso OR Guacamole and Chips per table. Purchased entrée does not include daily specials, appetizers, happy hour, alcohol or desserts. One offer per table, not to be used in conjunction with other coupons.

NAKED IGUANA SAVE up to $10

FREE Chile con Queso OR Guacamole & Chips with purchase of entrée.* Happy Hour Every Day 3pm–6pm & 9pm–11pm: House Wine $4.25 • 9oz Rio Rita $3.75 Well Drinks $3.75 + Beer Specials!

*Purchased entrée does not include daily specials, appetizers, happy hour, alcohol or desserts. 1 offer per table, not to be used in conjunction with other coupons. On The Riverwalk • 421 East commerce • (210) 226-8462

Tower of the Americas

Parties of LESS than 8

FREE FLAUTAS

(seasoned chicken rolled up in a tortilla)

with the purchase of 1 entrée Parties of 8 or MORE

LA PACHANGA APPETIZER (Cup of Queso, beef tacos and flautas)

with the purchase of 2 entrées Coupon not valid with other offers or coupons. Please present coupon to server at time of ordering.

110 E. Crockett on the Riverwalk 210-277-6300

FREE CHEF’S APPETIZER OF THE DAY

2

$

OFF TOWER TICKET

701 Bowie, San Antonio, TX 78205

210.223.3101

Toweroftheamericas.com Ticket includes unlimited access to Observation Deck, Flags over Texas & 4-D Theater Ride. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Limit one $2.00 off coupon per person. No cash Value. Expires 2/29/16

$

2

an Adult Entrée with this ad Ice Cold Drinks & Good Texas Food Breakfast Fri-Sun from 9am-11am Happy Hour Mon-Fri 3-6pm

245 E. commerce River Level at Navarro & Crockett 210-227-RiTA • www.ritasontheriver.com

One coupon per table per visit. Offer at Riverwalk location only. Must present coupon. Expires 2/29/16.

Valid only for lunch and Dinner, coupon good for up to 2 entrees at a table

2

Redeem this coupon for one complimentary bowl of our award-winning and completely irrisitible queso.

200 River Walk Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-9835 • ironcactus.com Not valid with any other offer, one per table, not valid during happy hour. Expires 2/29/16.

OFF

With the purchase of an adult entrée.

$

QUESO, SO DELICIOUS & TOTALLY FREE

FREE DESSERT

With a purchase of 2 Entrees & 2 Beverage Riverwalk level of the Hyatt Regency Maddogs.net • (210) 222-0220 One Coupon per table per visit. Expires 2/29/16.

ZOCCA Cuisine D’itAliA OFF TICKET

Receive a FREE Appetizer with Purchase of Entrée

$5 OFF Limited to 1 per person, M-F.

Located in Rivercenter Mall on 3rd Level 849 East Commerce 210-229-1420 www.sanantoniocomedyclubs.com Not valid with special events. Expires 2/29/16

AmeRicA’S PRemieR indOOR KARTing cenTeR

Offer not valid withany other discounts, race, or group packages. Adult racers are 4’-10” and up. Junior racers are 4’-4’9” * Limit one coupon per person. Not combined with any other offers

1-888-k1-kARTS • k1SPEED.com

www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com RIO Magazine 53


“LIKE THE ICONS OF EGYPT, STONES & METALS CARRY THEIR OWN MYTHOLOGICAL VALUE. BUT LIKE THE LIFE OF EACH PERSON, EACH MATERIAL TAKES ITS OWN UNIQUE JOURNEY. I AM BUT A TURNING POINT IN THE PLOT OF MY OWN LIFE.”

G A L L E R Y

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Happy 2016!

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www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

RIO Magazine February 2016  

The Official Magazine of the River Walk

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