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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 PRESIDENT-ELECT Laurence Seiterle Zurich Properties Treasurer Pierre Olivier, Casa Rio Restaurant secretary Andy Hearon, El Tropicano Hotel member At Large Maria Martinez Marriott Plaza San Antonio

Chair, Operators Committee Andreas Esparaza, Boudro’s Executive Director Maggie Thompson, Paseo del Rio Association Ex-Officio John Carbajal San Antonio Restaurant Association Jim Mery, Center City Development and Operations Department Anthony Piazzi, Centro San Antonio Steven Schauer, San Antonio River Authority Board of Directors Shanon Miller, Office of Historic Preservation, COSA

Mark Bohanan, Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood

Ric Morales, Silver Eagle Distributors

Bob Buchanan, The Original Mexican Restaurant Kevin Donohue, Donohue Media

Andres Munoz, San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau

Michael Dudek, The Westin Riverwalk

Chris Oviatt Shops at Rivercenter

Mae Escobar, aMAEzing Marketing Group

Brad Parscale Giles-Parscale

James Kinney Splashtown

Kevin Latone Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk

John Seabers, Sinclair Broadcasting Ryan Wood Dick’s Last Resort

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The Official Magazine of the River Walk

The Armed Forces River Parade, May 21 at 6pm, salutes the USO on 75 years of supporting the troops.

Show Them You Care! Today, we have no military draft in the United States. Those who enlist, do so of their own free will, yet all Americans reap the many benefits that come from their personal sacrifice. Freedom has a price: time away from family, missing the birth of child, a graduation, a funeral, a wedding and sometimes, permanent injury or life itself. Since we all benefit from the sacrifice made by soldiers shouldn’t we all be duty-bound to honor those who chose a life of bravery over personal freedom? I encourage you to visit someone in a VA hospital, lay flowers on a grave of a soldier, and support causes that support our veterans and active duty military. Even exercising your right to vote in our upcoming election is a clear message of appreciation that our many freedoms are made possible through the personal sacrifice of soldiers. The River Walk shows admiration and respect to the men and women of the military during the fifth annual Armed Forces River Parade, on May 21 where each branch of the service is represented. The free parade is visible from anywhere along the downtown portion of the River Walk. Please join us to celebrate the soldiers who make our freedoms possible. This year, our Armed Forces River Parade salutes the USO for 75 years of supporting our troops. Entertainer and recording artist, Patsy Torres, avid supporter of our armed forces and the USO, will serve as Grand Marshal. Year-round, countless businesses along the River Walk and throughout the city offer a token of appreciation through discounts. Please see a list of some on page 12.

Publisher Louis Doucette Louis@travelingblender.com Editor Paula Schechter editor@paseodelrio.com Business Manager Vicki Schroder Vicki@travelingblender.com Contributing Writers Jackie Jordan Bob McCullough Carole Miller Eric Moreno 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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Folks in San Antonio are proud to call this town Military City USA. For more than a century, the Army and Air Force bases here have been among the most important institutions in town, providing jobs and economic benefits for generations of citizens, and a hefty helping of civic pride. The River Walk is a hot leisure spot for servicemen and women stationed here, and for their relatives visiting for graduation ceremonies from the 37th Training Wing at Lackland (USAF Basic Training), the Army Medical School, Medical Education Training Campus, SAMCY Medical School, 12th Flying Wing and other programs. In fact, between these graduations and hundreds of military meetings, conventions and symposiums, around 5 million visitors come to town on military-related business every year – most of them staying in local hotels, renting cars, dining out and enjoying local attractions – particularly the River Walk. And while it’s common to hear San Antonians greet military folks with a heartfelt “Thank you for your service!” it’s also common for businesses to back up that thanks with discounted prices for the military. For decades, the city’s leaders have worked hard to promote San Antonio’s great military presence. City Councilman Joe Krier, who served as CEO of the Greater Chamber of Commerce for years, is one of them. “It’s one thing to say we’re Military City USA, and it’s another thing to walk that walk, and ensure military folks really feel that they are an important part of our San Antonio family. A great way to do that is by giving military discounts,” Krier says. 12

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In recent years, more and more businesses have gotten on the military bandwagon, according to San Antonio Tourism Council Executive Director, Marco Barros. “We’ve seen an incredible increase in places offering military discounts recently, especially on the River Walk and downtown,” says Barros. “Just in the last three years I would say it has tripled, especially on the River Walk. And I think there will be even more in the future.” Most downtown hotels, from the budget-conscious Drury Inn to the elegant Omni La Mansion and Hotel Valencia, offer military or government discounts, room upgrades, or other perks. Many car rental companies also have competitive military or government rates. Sea World San Antonio’s Waves of Honor program offers a free day pass to active duty military and up to three family members, and has veteran’s discounts, too. Many museums and theaters offer discounts, too. The city’s bus system, VIA Transit, gives active duty military discounted fares, and offers special routes from Joint Bases Lackland and Fort Sam Houston to the USO downtown. At Scooter Power Tours, owners Julio Vasquez and Jose Flores have personal reasons for offering a 20 percent military discount. “We’re proud of being Military City USA,” Vasquez says. “And it’s also personal. My my sister is in the Army, and several of Jose’s family members and friends are Marines. It’s our way of saying thank you.” “We think it’s the right thing to do,” says Ryan Wood, the sales and marketing manager of Dick’s Last Resort. Wood say Dick’s started offering 15 percent discounts to the military last year. This year, they raised the discount to 20 percent. “We get a lot of military folks in here,” Wood says. “And when a waiter says ‘I see by your uniform that you’re a brand new airman – did you know you get a discount?’ it makes everybody feel really great.” Wood says he is currently working with local bases to create a big Military Wall of Honor at Dick’s featuring photos of deserving servicemen and women. While many River Walk restaurants offer military discounts, not all do, and the amount varies. For instance, Charlie Wants a Burger offers 10 percent and Rio Rio Cantina offers up to 25 percent. (Discounts usually don’t apply to drinks). For folks like Dwayne Helton, offering military discounts is one of the most rewarding things about his job. Helton, a retired Air Force Major who was www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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stationed at Lackland for years, works for a business group that includes Rita’s on the River, Pizzarita’s, Justin’s Ice Cream, and the Bonitarita’s and Mercadorita’s boutiques. Rita’s On the River offers a hefty 50 percent discount on food for military folks in uniform, and 25 percent off for those with a military ID. Pizzarita’s offers the same discounts on a pizza and Justin’s offers half off ice cream for uniformed service folks. The two boutiques give 10 percent military discounts.

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“One reason I took this job was the chance to be down here on the River Walk, and see how much folks here appreciate the military, and what we can do for them,” Helton says. “I have the most fun talking to the young servicemen and women who come down here to enjoy themselves. They make me proud.” In a nutshell, that’s what military discount programs are saying: ”You Make San Antonio Proud.“

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

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Rio Rio Cantina 421 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-8462 www.rioriocantina.com Tex-Mex The Shops at River Center 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 Hard Rock Café 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-7625 www.hardrock.com American Lone Star Café 237 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-9374 www.lonestarcafe.us American

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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

RAINFOREST CAFé 110 E. Crockett San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 277-6300 www.rainforestcafe.com American County Line Barbeque sports bar 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 229-1941 www.countyline.com BBQ

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

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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

Las Canarias 112 College Street San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 518-1000 www.omnilamansion.com American

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

Luke 125 E. Houston San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-5853 www.lukesanantonio.com French/American Bella on the River 106 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 404-2355 www.bellaontheriver.com Mediterranean/Southern European

Guadalajara Grill 301 South Alamo Street San Antonio, Texas 78205 210-222-1992 www.guadalajaragrill.us Tex-Mex

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

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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

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— 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.

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

The Body Shop Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-5446 www.thebodyshop-usa.com Gift for Body

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

Fletchers Jewelry Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-299-5240 www.fletchersjewelers.com Jewelry

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

Harris Jewelry Rivercenter Mall San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 www.harrisjewelry.com Jewelry

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

Zales Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-270-7770 www.zales.com Jewelry

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

Aerosoles Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-354-1840 www.aerosoles.com Shoes

Primarily Purple Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 General Merchandise

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

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

Journeys Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level 210-224-6898 www.journeys.com Shoes Shoe Palace Rivercenter Mall - Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-527-9700 Shoes

Victoria’s Secret Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-7072 www.victoriassecret.com Womens Lingerie

Champ’s Sports Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 www.champssports.com Sportswear

Papaya Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-2100 www.papaya.com

Sunglass Hut Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-271-7550 www.sunglasshut.com Sunglasses

Shasha Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-4772 www.shasha.com

Sunglass Icon Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-3942 www.sunglassicon.com Sunglasses Gamestop Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-4412 www.gamestop.com Video Ganmes & Equipment

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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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kid stuff May 4 @ 10 a.m. Playdates: Faces in Art San Antonio Museum of Art May 6-12 Children’s International Puppet Festival Tobin Center May 6-7 The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik Deep Sea Explorer Tobin Center May 11 @ 10 a.m. Playdates: Strike a Pose San Antonio Museum of Art May 18 @ 10 a.m. Playdates: Lovely Landscapes San Antonio Museum of Art May 25 @ 10 a.m. Playdates: Chinese Bats San Antonio Museum of Art

art May 3 @ 6:30 p.m. 210|West Gallery Talk: Selling the West Briscoe Western Art Museum May 10 @ 6:30 p.m. Briscoe Book Club: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Briscoe Western Art Museum May 13 @ 5:30 p.m. Art Party: Rodin the Human Experience San Antonio Museum of Art

exhibitions May 27-30, all day Memorial Day Artisan River Walk Show River Walk near Shopsat Rivercenter

MUSIC May 3-8 Motown the Musical Majestic Theatre May 6-7 Saint-Saens Piano Concerto Tobin Center May 8 @ 3 p.m. Mother’s Day featuring the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio Tobin Center 7:30 p.m. May 9 Gipsy Kings Majestic Theatre May 9 @ 7:30 p.m. Graham Nash: This Path Tonight Empire Theatre May 10 @ 7 p.m. Celtic Woman Destiny World Tour Majestic Theatre May 12 @ 8 p.m. John Fogerty Majestic Theatre May 13-15 San Antonio Symphony Patriotic Pops Tobin Center

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May 16-17 SOLI Chamber Ensemble: Under the Ligurian Sun Tobin Center May 17 @ 7:30 p.m. Bebel Gilberto Tobin Center May 20-21 Sarah Chang-Bruch Violin Concerto Tobin Center May 21 @ 8 p.m. The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses--Master Quest Majestic Theatre May 21 @ 7:30 p.m. A Minimal (Re)Composition featuring Chamber Orchestra San Antoino Tobin Center May 22 @ 7 p.m. Youth Orchestras of San Antonio YOSAPalooza Tobin Center May 22 @ 7 p.m. John Waite Tobin Center

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May 18 @ 7:30 p.m. 53 Million & One Tobin Center

MUSEUMS Briscoe Western Art Museum 210 W Market San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 299-4499 briscoemuseum.org 57

May 21 @ 8:30 p.m. South Texas Comedy Showcase Improv Comedy Club Rivercenter May 22 @ 8:30 p.m. No So Latino Comedy Improv Comedy Club Rivercenter May 23-26 Aida Rodriguez Improv Comedy Club Rivercenter

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Battle For Texas, The Experience Shops at Rivercenter BattleforTexas.com

Rio San Antonio Cruises 205 N Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-5700 riosanantonio.com

TOURS

May 28 @ 8:30 p.m. South Texas Comedy Showcase Improv Comedy Club Rivercenter May 29-31 Jim Short Improv Comedy Club Rivercenter

34 city sightseeing double decker san antonio (210) 224-8687 CitySightseeingSanAntonio.com

film May 17 @ 6:30 p.m. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Briscoe Western Art Museum

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grand double decker tours (210) 492-4144 citytoursinc.com

May 23 @ 7:30 p.m. Peter Frampton Tobin Center May 25 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Wind Symphony Tobin Center May 26 @ 7:30 p.m. Taylor Hicks Tobin Center May 28 @ 8 p.m. The Eric Stanley Project with special guest Kara-Nicole Robinson Tobin Center May 28 @ 8 p.m. Chicago Majestic Theatre

live theater May 12-15 Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus Tobin Center

comedy May 2-6 Drew Fraser Improv Comedy Club Rivercenter May 7 @ 8 p.m. Funniest in South Texas Contest Improv Comedy Club Rivercenter May 8 @ 8:30 p.m. Lost Tres Friends Improv Comedy Club Rivercenter May 9-13 Kevin Downey Jr. Improv Comedy Club Rivercenter May 14-15 @ 8:30 p.m. South Texas Comedy Showcase Improv Comedy Club Rivercenter May 16-20 Al Ducharme Improv Comedy Club Rivercenter

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FESTIVALS & events Armed Forces River Parade May 21, 2016

5pm-6, 5th Army Band, Arneson River Theatre; 6-7pm Parade, Downtown River Walk

This parade is dedicated to the men and women of the Armed Forces; past and present. 26 patriotically-decorated floats carry military personnel and nonprofit organizations who support veterans. This year’s parade will salute the USO for 75-years of supporting the troops. Seven floats will depict key eras through décor, music and costume ranging from WWII-Korean War-Vietnam War-Gulf War/Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom. This is one of the largest Parades held on the River Walk. It is televised live locally and syndicated in 26 markets throughout the United Sates including the Pentagon Channel. The presenting sponsor is Budweiser. TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com Memorial Day Artisan River Walk Show

May 27-30, 2016

Opening day, 11am–11pm, Middle day10am–11pm, Final day, 10am–8pm

River Walk Extension (close to Shops at Rivercenter) Vendors display and sell beautiful handmade merchandise along the San Antonio River Walk. Artisans are different for each show but usually include pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork and more.

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

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

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

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

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

Populux Commissary/ House Paint La Villita - Bldg. 3 San Antonio, Texas 78205 populuxcommissary/facebook.com 210-883-4259 Plaza Taxco La Villita, Bldg.16B San Antonio, TX 78205 210-994-5259 www.plazataxco.com

Little Studio Gallery La Villita - Bldg. 23 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-8893 www.lavillita.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 210-239-9989 www.marisoldeluna.com

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

Mustang Greyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s La Villita - Bldg. 17 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.222.1894 www.lavillita.com

Marisol DeLuna Foundation 210-239-9989 marisoldelunafoundation.org Creative Educational Programming/ Fashion Apparel

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

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

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

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

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

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Bes Arte La Villita - Bldg. 17 San Antonio, Texas 78205 Bes Arte-La Villita/Facebook.com 210-232-0661 Guadalajara Grill 301 South Alamo Street San Antonio, Texas 78205 www.guadalajaragrill.us. 210-222-1992

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Guide to San Antonio & the River Walk 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.

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 multimillion 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

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 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

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 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! 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-the-

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art 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 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 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 up-close 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. 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.

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

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: 7pm2am • 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 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

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Guide to San Antonio & the River Walk continued 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 award-winning margaritas. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11am- 10:30pm • Fri-Sat: 11am12am. • 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 • 210227-0864 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. 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, threestory 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. • 210-224-7625 www. hardrock.com Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar A great place to relax along the Riverwalk. With our swanky Agave Room bar enjoy tasting one of over 120 different tequilas 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! Highest Rated Mexican Restaurant on the Riverwalk in Trip Advisor 2015 & 2016. 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

Visit San Antonio’s Newest Treasure.

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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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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. Onsite 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 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 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) 277-6300 • 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

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Guide to San Antonio & the River Walk continued 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) 2268462 • Fax: 210-226-8443 www. rioriocantina.com

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

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

Three Saltgrass locations to serve you: 502 Riverwalk, corner of North Presa at Crockett, 210-222-9092; 11745 IH-10 West in the Huebner Oaks Shopping Center, 210-641-6447; 16910 U.S.Hwy. 281 between Donella and Thousand Oaks, 210- 402-6621

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

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-theart 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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Show Them You Care with Ribbons of Honor By J.E. Jordan

“Thank you for your service.” We say it to men and women in uniform and to veterans wearing caps or shirts from their era of service. Perhaps we spot our heroes eating in a restaurant and clandestinely buy their lunch. It’s a great way to show appreciation —for strangers. But what about the people closer to us—­family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, employees? How can we show our appreciation for their sacrifices? Perhaps there’s something we can do.

What if our love and pride showed up along the River Walk in shades of vibrant yellow for millions to see? Show them you care, through the sponsorship of a yellow ribbon in honor of a friend or loved one who currently serves or has served in the past. Millions of people visit the River Walk each month and this offers a strong visual to all the men and women in the service who are visiting. “It’s a powerful message of honoring and appreciating those who sacrifice so much of themselves to keep our nation safe,” stated Maggie Thompson, Executive Director of Paseo del Rio Association. On Saturday, May 21st, the Paseo del Rio Association will salute the USO during the Armed Forces River Parade – the only river parade in the nation honoring the armed forces. “The parade winds through the downtown area of the River Walk past all the beautiful ribbons. Thousands come out to the parade and countless soldiers ride in the parade. We can’t think of a nicer way to show them we all care,” Thompson added. This year the parade will features seven floats with period costumes, decorations and music to recall each decade the USO

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has supported the troops during their rich 75 years. Since the parade is televised live locally and syndicated in 26 markets throughout the United Sates including the Pentagon Channel, many thousands will see how our city honors our nation’s heroes. As the floats wind along the San Antonio River, their route will be marked by hundreds of yellow ribbons attached to trees along the way. Each ribbon is bought by someone who wants to honor a current or former member of the armed forces. They are placed by volunteers -- like the boys off Scout Troop No. 398, who took a little detour on their way to a camping trip, to help out before last year’s parade. “It was a natural for us,” said Scout master Michael Snell. “It’s just a continuation of what we do to honor troops. We have a lot of families that are active military, so it’s kind of close to home.” Funds from sale of the ribbons ($5 each or five for $20) underwrite the cost of the free parade. To buy ribbons (available online only) go to TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com. Honorees names will instantly appear on the website. Ribbons remain in place from May 7 to May 21.

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1 Ristorante Pico de Gallo

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23 San Antonio General Store

4 La Margarita Mexican

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31 Guiness World Records Museum

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35 Tobin Center

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Downtown

Military City USA remembers By Eric Moreno

The City of San Antonio has long enjoyed a special relationship with the United States military. For almost 300 years, SA has been the home of a continuous military presence. The city is home to one of the nation’s largest active and retired military populations in the country.

Home to Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base, Fort Sam Houston, Brooke Army Medical Center, all call San Antonio home and all are part of why San Antonio has earned the name of “Military City USA.” The City and its residents have long honored its military heroes. Veterans Memorial Plaza was established as a way to honor the men and women who have served our country. Built in the shadow San Antonio’s Municipal Auditorium (now known in all its revamped and refurbished glory as the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts), which was itself built as a memorial to American soldiers killed during World War I, the Veterans Memorial Park was born out of a desire to construct a memorial honoring Vietnam War veterans during the 1980s. It has since grown to include the 32

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Memorial Plaza and a series of monuments alongside the Tobin Center honoring Medal of Honor recipients. “When I witnessed the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., I saw how the veterans and families reacted to that, and I felt something really special had occurred,” said John D. Baines, Chairman and Founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. “I believed that not everyone would be able to travel to Washington, D.C. to see that memorial and pay their respects. I thought it would be appropriate to have a memorial here, in Military City USA, where veterans could see how much we all appreciated their sacrifices. That’s how the Vietnam Veterans Memorial began and that eventually turned into the Veterans Memorial Park.” www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com


by just small donations. People wanted it and rallied around it and paid for it. It was an incredible experience to see the city and the citizens really come together to support this project.” In addition to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, several other sculptures adorn the plaza district. The War Mothers Memorial, built as a tribute to the mothers whose sons served during World War I was erected in 1938. A Korean War memorial depicting two soldiers in anthill-like foxhole entitled “Night Watch” was dedicated on the plaza in 1994.

After lengthy discussions with the San Antonio City Council and an even longer period of private fund raising, “Hill-881 South,” San Antonio’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial, was dedicated in 1985 at the Auditorium Circle Historic District. The larger than life bronze statue depicting a Marine Corps radio operator giving aid to a fallen comrade, celebrates the brotherhood and kinship that all veterans share. It, along with the other memorials in the plaza, are celebrated “It was amazing and uplifting to see how much this project was embraced by the people of San Antonio,” said Baines. “It was unlike almost any other project in the city in that it was paid for www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

The Medal of Honor River Portal, located alongside the Tobin Center down to the Museum Reach of the Riverwalk, celebrates the 32 Congressional Medal of Honor winners who have ties to San Antonio. Seven bronze monuments sitting atop black granite plinths will carry pedestrians up limestone stairs, down to the river or up towards the Plaza. President Theodore Roosevelt and Gen. Douglas MacArthur are just two of the heroes represented by the monuments. “This is a very significant memorial,” said Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff in an

interview prior to the portal’s opening in 2014. “One, it’s connected to the San Antonio River, the reason our city exists, and two, you walk up through the river portal and see the Medal of Honor monument, and then you see the plaza that was dedicated to World War I veterans when the Municipal Auditorium was built, and that leads you to the World War II and Korean War memorials.” The Auditorium Circle Historic District, which was officially changed to the Veterans Memorial Plaza District in 2006, consists of four buildings and the plaza located along the northern downtown stretch of the San Antonio River. The City of San Antonio was gifted the monuments after the creation of the plaza. Under the auspices of the Parks and Recreation Department, the city maintains the area. Along with the Tobin Center are the Southwestern Bell Building (now home of AT&T), the Martin Wright Building, and the Hotel Havana. “We’re very proud of the Memorial and the Plaza,” said Baines. “When we started, we wanted people to be able to celebrate the memories and the legacies of our veterans. All of them. I think this project, these memorials, truly do that.” RIO Magazine 33


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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 The Granary 602 Avenue A San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 228-0124 www.thegranarysa.com Barbeque El Mirador 722 South St. Mary’s St San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 225-9444 elmiradorrestaurant.com Mexican Pat O’Brien’s 121 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 220-1076 www.patobriens.com Cajun/New Orleans Luciano Ristorante 849 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-0500 lucianorestaurants.com Italian Sazo’s Latin Grill 101 Bowie St. San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 554-6180 www.sazoslatingrill.com Latin American Mi Tierra 218 Produce Row San Antonio TX 78207 (210) 225-1262 www, mitierracafe.com Mexican Pico de Gallo 111 S. Leona San Antonio, TX 78207 (210) 225-6060 www.picodegallo.com Mexican Sushi Zushi 203 S. St. Mary’s San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 472-2900 www.sushizushi.com Sushi La Margarita 800 Dolorosa San Antonio, TX 78207 (210) 227-7140 www.lamargarita.com Mexican

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

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

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

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

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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

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FAMILY DENNY’S 903 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 210 223 4321 www.dennys.com American 24 hours Lulu’s Bakery & Café 918 N. Main San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 222-9422 lulusbakeryandcafe.com Bakery/Café 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

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Texas de Brazil 313 E. Houston San Antonio., TX 78205 (210) 299-1600 www.texasdebrazil.com Brazilian Steakhouse

Jerry’s Chicago StyleHot Dogs 149 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 465-8200 Hot Dogs

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

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 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-3101 toweroftheamericas.com Seafood/Steakhouse

Boiler House 312 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 354-4644 www.boilerhousesa.com American La Frite Belgian Bistro 728 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-7555 www.lafritesa.com Belgian Feast 1024 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 354-1024 www.feastsa.com Small Plates Toscana Ristorante 301 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2865 toscanaristorantes.com Italian

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

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

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

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

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

Del Sol of San Antonio 321 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-231-0900 www.delsol.com Clothing 6 Paris Hatters

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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FROM CANNON TO BELL The bell at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in downtown San Antonio was cast from a bronze cannon most likely from the Battle of the Alamo. The cannon was found by Samuel and Mary Maverick, buried in their yard, located near the Alamo.

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

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

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

Out West 215 1/2 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, Texas 78205 Phone (210) 224-8804 Clothing & Gift Shop

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

Rocket Fizz 513 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-229-1077 www.rocketfizz.com Soda Pop & Candy Shop

COL. TRAVIS Col. William Barret Travis was the first soldier killed in the battle of the Alamo, ironically he was first in command. He sent eight letters during the two weeks the Alamo was under siege. The first six letters were sent to officials requesting aid. The last two were personal about his likely death.

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BATTLE OF THE FLOWErS PARADE President Benjamin Harrison attended the very first Battle of Flowers Parade on April 24, 1891 to honor fallen soldiers of the Alamo. The parade got its’ name from throwing flowers at the Alamo. That parade continues to this day.

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TMI GRAD First Sgt. Douglas MacArthur graduated first in his class from Texas Military Institute prep school in San Antonio in 1897. He went from TMI and then onto West Pointe and later became General MacArthur. He was class valedictorian.

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May 15 @ 6:30 p.m. Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral Silk Sojourn San Fernando Cathedral

comedy May 20 @ 8 p.m. Katt Williams Illusions Theater Alamodome

MILITARY OUTPOST In 1718, San Antonio was established as a Spanish military outpost, they originally called their headquarters the Mission San Antonio de Valero. It was later dubbed the Alamo.

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EVENTS festivals

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Tours The Barwalk

May 7-8 Cyber City Con Marriott Plaza of San Antonio

210-774-0962 www.thebarwalk.com Historic Bar Tour

May 21 @ 9 a.m. Basil Fest Pearl Farmers Market

DeckerToursCitysightSeeing SanAntonio.com

exhibitions March 1 through May 8 Nuestra Gente: Celebrating People Past and Present Texas A&MSan Antonio Educational & Cultural Center March 3 through May 8 Works Progress, Justin Boyd, Do It & Do It Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum

City Sightseeing Double

Scooter Power Tours

505 E. Travis ScooterPowerTours.com 210-530-1944

SegCity Segway Tours

124 Losoya Street 210-224-0773

2015 Armed Forces River Parade

San Antonio has been home to a consistent military presence for nearly 300 years. It’s why we are called Military City USA. About 85,000 military personnel live in San Antonio today.

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HISTORICAL LANDMARKS Fort Sam Houston, Hangar 9 at Brooks City-Base and Randolph Field Historic District are 3 military related National Historic Landmarks in San Antonio.

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AIR FORCE GRADUATION Since 1943, all Air Force cadets graduate in San Antonio. Graduation ceremonies are held 50 weeks each year with an estimated 132,000 grads annually. It wasn’t until 1989 that family and friends were invited to attend.

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VFW POST 76 The oldest VFW Post in Texas is located on the Museum Reach section of the River Walk. It is housed in a 17 room mansion built in 1904 and is open to the public.

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9 Splashtown

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10 Alamo Helicopter Tours

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11 San Antonio Zoo

GRUENE15 Paesanos - Lincoln Heights

12 San Antonio Botanical Garden

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AUNFELS 26 Augies Barbed Wire Smokehouse 27 Wise Guys–A Chicago Eatery

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History co m es to life at Military M u se u m s By Carole Miller

Kris Kristofferson and the Medal of Honor It was November 8, 1965, near Bien Hoa, or “Warzone D” in the heart of  Vietnam when Spc.  Lawrence Joel, an Army medic, and his battalion found themselves in the middle of a Viet Cong  ambush. The battle lasted 24 hours but Joel continued to shout words of encouragement to his fellow soldiers. Even after being shot twice, Joel hobbled around the battlefield using a makeshift crutch and attended to thirteen troops. He saved the life of one soldier after his medical supplies were depleted by placing a plastic bag over a severe chest wound to congeal the blood. For his bravery on the battlefield, Joel became the first medic to earn the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam conflict and the first living black American to receive this medal since the Spanish-American War. His story touched so many generations that in 2006, country music duo Big & Rich wrote a Grammy-nominated song about the battle, “8th of November.” It begins with a spoken introduction by Kris Kristofferson about how many men the brave Lawrence Joel saved that fateful day. A legendary outlaw and a sweet serape According to legend, an infamous Mexican outlaw shot a man when he was 16, became leader of a gang of cattle rustlers, robbed banks and rich haciendas and gave the money and cattle to feed the poor. Others say he ruled over northern Mexico like a ruthless warlord and financed his “army” by trading beef from stolen cattle to the United States for guns and ammunition.  This notorious bandito was none other than Francisco “Pancho” Villa. During a time of peace, he showed his gentler side and gave Gen. John J. Pershing the gift of a beautiful, monogrammed serape. That serape is on display in San Antonio at the Ft. Sam Museum. Canines and coffee On July 1, 1965, SSgt. Terry K. Jenson was delivering coffee to one of the guards at Da Nang Air Base, Vietnam, when he came under Viet Cong mortar

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fire. After being shot in the abdomen, he returned fire and moved to the rear of his truck where he took up a defensive position and continued firing. Unfortunately, Jenson became the first Air Policeman killed in action during the Vietnam Conflict that day. At the time, Air Police leadership advocating the use of canine teams and felt the tragedy might have been avoided had they been authorized to employ canines. Because of the death of SSgt. Jenson, approximately two weeks later, 40 canine teams were shipped to Vietnam as part of a test program called Top Dog that ended up saving countless lives and continues today. What do Chuck Norris, Charles Bronson, Bob “Happy Little Trees” Ross, Johnny Cash and Flip Wilson all have in common? They all enlisted in the United States Air Force! Since 1946, more than seven million young men and women have entered Air Force basic military training right here in the Alamo City. Visit military history in San Antonio Learn about these brave men, women and dogs at one of San Antonio’s many military museums located at both Fort Sam Houston and Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) Lackland. Fort Sam Houston, one of the Army’s oldest installations, is located about 10 miles northeast of downtown. The Fort Sam Houston Museum depicts its rich history including the development of the installation. The mission of the U.S. Army Medical Department Museum, also located at Ft. Sam Houston, is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret historically significant property related to the history of the Army Medical Department. Lackland is located about 13 miles west of downtown. The Airman Heritage Museum offers a wonderful opportunity for the families and friends of Lackland basic trainees. And the USAF Security Forces Museum is the only establishment in the world dedicated to honoring the history of military first responders, military law enforcement, the Air Force police force and special security programs. www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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“The perfect complement to your Alamo visit!” – BATTLE FOR TEXAS: THE EXPERIENCE is a fully immersive museum adventure showcasing over 250 historically rare Alamo artifacts staged in an authentic recreation of the mission as it stood in 1836. This is the most comprehensive collection of Alamo artifacts ever to be displayed under one roof.

Visitors will feel the battle brought to life through sights, sounds, and smells as they embark on an emotional journey through the 13 fateful days that gave birth to the great state of Texas. The attraction is fun for the whole family and includes interactive elements including rolling cannons into firing position and creating your own flags.

BATTLE FOR TEXAS: THE EXPERIENCE is located just steps from the Alamo at the newly renovated Shops at Rivercenter in downtown San Antonio.

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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

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

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

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

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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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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

Dough Pizzeria Napoletana 6989 Blanco Road San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 979-6565 www.doughpizzeria.com Pizza

Kirby’s Steakhouse 123 Loop 1604 NE San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 404-2221 www.kirbyssteakhouse. com Steakhouse

Wise Guys– A Chicago Eatery, 441 W. Nakoma St., San Antonio, TX 78216, 210248-9609 Pizza

Myron’s Prime Steakhouse 10003 NW Military Hwy, Suite 2101 San Antono, TX 78231 (210) 493-3031 www.myronsprime.com Steakhouse

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

Perry’s 15900 La Cantera Pkwy #2200 San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 558-6161 www.perryssteakhouse. com Steakhouse

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

Sloan Hall 5922 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-7738 www.sloanhall.com Unique Gifts, Accessories & Jewelry

Alamo Quarry Market 255 East Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-8885 www.quarrymarket.com Shopping Center Huebner Oaks 11745 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78230 (210) 867-1846 shophuebneroaks.com Shopping Center

Los Patios 2015 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 655-6171 www.lospatios.com Unique local shops

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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

Six Flags Fiesta Texas 17000 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 697-5050 www.sixflags.com/ fiestatexas 9 Splashtown 3600 IH 35 North San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 227-1400 www.splashtownsa.com

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missions Mission Concepcion 807 Mission San Antion, TX 78210 9am-5pm Daily (210) 534-1540 www.nps.gov/saan Mission San Jose 6701 San Jose Drive San Antonio, TX 78214 9am-5pm Daily www.nps.gov/saan Mission Espada 10040 Espada 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

MISCELLANEOUS Flip’z Trampoline Park 910 SE Military Drive, #123 San Antonio, Texas 78214 210-927-1234 www.flipztrampolinepark.com

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

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EVENTS ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// music May 1 @ 7 p.m. KLOVE presents: The Bible Tour Laurie Auditorium May 6 @ 8:30 p.m. Flans Lila Cockrell Theater May 13 @ 8 p.m. Alfredo Rodriguez Carver Community Cultural Center May 11-15 Tejano Conjunto Festival Guadalupe Theater May 28 @ 8 p.m. An Evening with Savion Glover & Jack Dejohnette Carver Community Cultural Center May 29 @ 12 p.m. River City Rockfest with Disturbed and The Scorpions AT&T Center

live theater

May 6-June 5 A Chorus Line The Playhouse May 20-June 18 The Supper Hour in Hell Overtime Theatre May 20-June 12 Tribes The Playhouse May 31-June 5 The Wizard of Oz Majestic Theatre

art May 15 @ 12 p.m. Spotlight Celebration: Marsden Hartley’s “Portrait Arrangement” McNay Art Museum

comedy May 13-15 Brent Morin Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

April 29-May 28 The Gingerbread Lady Harlequin Dinner Theatre

May 18-22 Nick Griffin Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

May 6-7 @ 5:30 p.m. Memphis Woodlawn Theatre

May 25 @ 7:30 p.m. Joshua D. Evans Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

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dance May 1 @ 2:30 p.m. Dance Kaleidoscope Carver Community Cultural Center May 7-8 Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre: Alice! A Ballet Wonderland Carver Community Cultural Center

exhibitions Sept. 9, 2015-June 5 Wings of the City San Antonio Botanical Garden March 5-July 10 Storybook Houses San Antonio Botanical Garden May 14-Sept. 5 Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed Witte Museum

festivals May 20-22 Culinaria Festival La Cantera Hill Country Resort

sports May 7 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio FC v. Rio Grande Valley FC Toros Toyota Field May 14 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Silver Stars v Atlanta Dream AT&T Center May 19 @ 11 a.m. San Antonio Silver Stars v Connecticut Sun AT&T Center May 21 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio FC v. Oklahoma City Energy Toyota Field May 25 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio FC v. Rio Grande Valley FC Toros Toyota Field May 27 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Silver Stars v Chicago Sky AT&T Center

May 21 @ 10 a.m. Four Seasons Spring Indian Market Mission San Juan Capistrano

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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.

SURROUNDING AREAS 1 Cascade Caverns 2 Natural Bridge Caverns 3 Schlitterbahn 4 ZDT’s

MARBLE FALLS

FREDERICKSBURG

JOHNSON CITY

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IIII Pacific War Stars IIII The National Museum of the Pacific War in downtown Fredericksburg pays tribute to the brave men and women who fought in World War II under the command of Fredericksburg native Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.

More than 70 years later, it’s still hard to fathom how the U.S. military prevailed in the Pacific Theater during World War II, given the vastness—63.7 million square miles—of the combat zone. But prevail the Americans did, thanks to gritty sailors, soldiers and Marines and gifted leaders like Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, who grew up in Fredericksburg, Texas, 200 miles from the sea but later attended the U. S. Naval Academy and ultimately attained five-star rank. What he accomplished along with hundreds of thousands in military uniform serve as the reason for the intriguing National Museum of the Pacific War at 340 E. Main St., in downtown Fredericksburg. After the war, a group of local businessmen approached Admiral Nimitz and asked him if they could build a museum in his honor. The answer was “no,” but later he gave permission to put his name on the museum if it focused on the brave men and women who served with him. The museum opened on the admiral’s birthday, February 24, 1967, and in the five decades since, it has grown to six acres, 50,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space and multiple outdoor artifacts and displays on the museum grounds. The reswtored Nimitz Hotel on Main Street is now the Admiral Nimitz Museum, which spotlights the life and distinguished career of the www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

The National Museum of the Pacific War attracts approximately 150,000 visitors a year.

commander-in-chief of the Pacific. The young admiralto-be spent the first six years of his life in this hotel operated by his grandfather.

The George H. W. Bush Gallery houses perhaps the most intriguing object—one of five Japanese two-man submarines that took part in the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. There’s also a B-25 bomber similar to those used in the surprise Doolittle Raid on Tokyo in 1942 and the casing of an atomic bomb identical to one housing the weapon known as Fat Man that was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945. The two-acre indoor/outdoor Pacific Combat Zone includes a massive map of the Pacific Theater, the PT 309 (patrol) boat exhibit and a TBM Avenger (torpedo bomber) exhibit that illustrates what it was like below the deck of an aircraft carrier in preparation for a mission. Next year, an expansion will mean the Zone’s Living History Battle Field can better showcase the landing on Okinawa. On weekends throughout the year, volunteers dressed in World War II uniforms convey the war experience from both American and Japanese points of view. Ten monuments in the Plaza of the Presidents honor the men who served as commander in chief or who served in military uniform during World War II, while 2,000 plaques in the Memorial Courtyard honor military units, ships and service RIO Magazine 47


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members. The Japanese Garden of Peace, a gift from the people of Japan, underscores the friendship and cooperation that have emerged following bitter conflict. More information about the museum can be found at www.PacificWarMuseum.com. It’s open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The seven main areas of the National Museum of the Pacific War comprise an impressive tribute to the men and women­­—the war stars of the Pacific—who fought valiantly to secure victory and preserve freedom for the United States of America.

Multiple artifacts and displays at the National Museum of the Pacific War help tell the story of how America’s military island-hopped en route to subduing Japanese forces.

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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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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

WATERPARK

3 Schlitterbahn

400 North Liberty Avenue New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 625-2351 www.schlitterbahn.com

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 ///////////////////////////////////// festivals

music

May 7 @ 9 a.m. Kindermasken Parade Main Plaza, New Braunfels

May 7 @ 10:30 p.m. Boz Scaggs Gruene Hall

May 7 @ 9 a.m. Hauptstrasse Quiltfest Downtown Boerne

May 7-8 The Bellamy Brothers & Mike and the Moonpies Freiheit Country Store

May 7 @ 12 p.m. Wein & Saengerfest Downtown New Braunfels May 14 @ 9 a.m. Herb Fiesta! Conservation Plaza, New Braunfels May 14 @ 11 a.m. Third Annual Family Fun Day Gruene Harley-Davidson May 21 @ 12 p.m. Amateur Wine/Mead & BBQ Festival Blue Lotus Winery, Seguin

May 8 @ 12 p.m. Mother’s Day Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist Gruene Hall May 13 @ 8 p.m. Asleep at the Wheel Gruene Hall May 14 @ 9 p.m. Ronnie Milsap Gruene Hall May 15 @ 8 p.m. The Charlie Daniels Band Gruene Hall

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May 20-21 @ 9 p.m. Jerry Jeff Walker Gruene Hall May 27 @ 8 p.m. Hal Ketchum Gruene Hall May 28 @ 7:30 p.m. Concert in the CaveAxiom Quartet Cave Without a Name, Boerne

sports May 15 @ 7 a.m. Rockin R Triathlon & Kayak Triathlon Rockin R in New Braunfels

other May 30-June 5 American Heroes Week at Schlitterbahn- (first responders & military personnel admitted free this week)

2015 Armed Forces River Parade

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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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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 5/31/16

$

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 5/31/16.

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

ZOCCA

2

Cuisine D’itAliA OFF TICKET

Receive a FREE Appetizer with Purchase of Entrée

www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

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 5/31/16.

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 5/31/16.

ShOPS aT RIvERCENTER Alamo Plaza at Blum St. Downtown - San Antonio BattleForTexas.com

Save $2.00 on up to 4 Full Price Adult Tickets

Located in Rivercenter Mall on 3rd Level 849 East Commerce 210-229-1420 www.sanantoniocomedyclubs.com Not valid with special events. Expires 5/31/16

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

OFF

With the purchase of an adult entrée.

$

QUESO, SO DELICIOUS & TOTALLY FREE

* Limit one coupon per person. Not combined with any other offers

Show this ad at the Box Office Some rules & restrictions apply. RIO Magazine 53


THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO.

PROUD PARTNER

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RIO MAGAZINE MAY 2016  

The Official Magazine of the River Walk

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