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River Walk Riverwalk Map

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Shopping

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A Super Moon occurs when a full moon or new moon is at its closest point to earth. The next one is expected to occur on November 15, 2016. This photo was taken by Joe Chidgey. His eye for composition perfectly frames the Tower of the Americas, with the Super Moon and eerie clouds. The 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas is home to the Chart House Restaurant serving lunch and dinner with fabulous views. An observation deck is also available. TowerOfTheAmericas.com

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RIO Magazine is the official publication of the Paseo Del Rio Association. All expressions of opinions and statements of supposed facts are published on the authority of the writer and cannot be regarded as expressing the views of the Paseo Del Rio Association or its Publisher. Advertisements do not imply sponsorship or endorsement by the Paseo Del Rio Association or its Publisher.

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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 Margaritaville 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-OFFICIOS 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

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Shanon Miller Office of Historic Preservation, COSA

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Andres Munoz San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau

James Kinney Splashtown

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Ric Morales Silver Eagle Distributors

Michael Dudek The Westin Riverwalk

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AUTUMN IS OFFICIALLY MY FAVORITE SEASON OF THE YEAR! Technically the season begins in September, but for me it just doesn’t feel like fall until pumpkins line porch steps and talk turns to costumes. The October issue of RIO Magazine is dedicated to nature and Halloween and how to enjoy both in our fair city. San Antonio may not have four distinct seasons, but what we do have is worth celebrating! Such as being a stop in the migratory path of monarch butterflies as they fly between Mexico and Canada twice each year. Read more on page 40. The American Society for Horticultural Science recently named the River Walk one of the nation’s first horticultural landmarks. Find out why with an early morning stroll to enjoy the trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials before the sidewalks fill with visitors. Read more about the glorious river gardens in this very interesting story on page 12. Check out my Top Ten list on page 35 of things to do to celebrate Halloween all month long. From scary theme parks and haunted houses to a cooking class to decorate a candy haunted house or the family-friendly Zoo Boo! at the San Antonio Zoo. But my favorite thing about nature in San Antonio is what we don’t have (at least not often) and that’s snow! I like planning a Halloween costume for my son and not worrying if he will be cold. Bring the whole family to the Bud Light HalloweenFest on the River Walk on Friday, October 29, starting at 6pm. The fun includes trick-or-treating, a night river parade, live music and a $1,000 costume contest sponsored by Dick’s Last Resort. Enjoy the Boo-T-ful fall weather!

Publisher Louis Doucette Louis@travelingblender.com Editor Paula Schechter editor@paseodelrio.com Business Manager Vicki Schroder Vicki@travelingblender.com Contributing Writers Bob McCullough Michele McMurry 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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By Susan Yerkes

RIVER GARDENS

San Antonio’s River Walk provides plenty of sights and sounds, from the art-filled Museum Reach through the deeply shaded, bustling downtown area on to the wide, grassy banks and curving paths of the southern Mission Reach. Each stretch has its own charm, and each is a glorious garden in its own right. The six-mile downtown section of the river, or Paseo del Rio is the oldest and lushest of the river gardens. Towering bald cypress trees, some more than 200 years old, bear stately witness to the river’s importance through the centuries. The banks are shaded by more than 40 species of trees. sycamore, cottonwood, twisted live oak, southern catalpa, cedar elm, pecan and black walnut are in the mix. Willows bend to the water. In the spring, anaqua trees are covered in white blossoms that fill the air with a powerfully sweet perfume, and Texas mountain laurel flaunt their own scented lavender bouquets. Here, some 20 feet below the downtown streets, the climate is cooler and more tropical. Philodendrons, palms, ginger, bananas and ficus thrive here. Bougainvillea and golden esperanza mass in bright splashes of color. Lilies, cyclamen, firebush, hibiscus, snapdragons, roses and caladiums are all tended to by the city’s gardening staff, overseen by Downtown Operations Supervisor Joe Cruz, who has been on the job for nearly 30 years. When visionary architect Robert H.H. Hugman conceived his plan for an “American Venice” of shops and entertainment on the downtown river bend, he included some 11,000 native trees and plants in the landscape drawings. Today, Cruz says, city gardeners put out about 80,000 annuals each spring, in addition to tending to the trees, shrubs and perennials. Cruz is always looking for new and interesting species, such as the blood banana, with red mottling on its leaves, or Hawaiian snowbush. All the care and cultivation was recognized nationally a few years ago, when the venerable American Society for Horticultural Science named the Paseo del Rio one of the nation’s first horticultural landmarks, along with Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello gardens and the U.S. Botanical Gardens in Washington D.C. The gardening operation is unique to San Antonio, too. Since space is tight along the banks in this part of the River Walk, this is one of the few places in the country where most of the gardening job is done from the river itself. Maintenance barges carry plants, mulch, tools and workers up and down the river from a secluded city boathouse. In dry times, river water is pumped from the barges to the banks. No chemical fertilizer is used, and 12

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Cruz and his crew employ organic pesticides such as soap and plant oils, since runoff goes straight into the water table. Different species flourish on the Museum Reach. The wide banks sport smaller trees, farther from the river channel, so there’s almost three times as much sun for more than 100 mostly native species shrubs and grasses. This three-mile Photo by Bob Howen, courtesy of VisitSanAntonio.com stretch of river features more space, too for banks of plants like salvia and other species that serve as food for hummingbirds and migratory Monarch butterflies that pass through the city each spring and fall. Small sculpted stone ponds make ideal sites for water lilies and other aquatic plants. The landscape changes more dramatically to the south, along the Mission Reach. Here the native landscape seems more organic and serene, with tall native grasses and plants. Wildflowers spring up among the grassy areas – goldenrod, daisies, pink primrose, blue sage, Indian Blanket, white prickly poppy, and in spring, blankets of Texas bluebonnets. Agarita, redbud, huisache, red mulberry and possumhaw are among the more than 30 native shrubs and trees that have been replanted already. Restoration of the natural river and woodland ecosystem that will continue for decades. Along the banks, you’ll find placards bearing information about the species of plants, animals, fish and birds that make their home in the area, as well as the river itself and the banks and parkland beyond. Today’s extended River Walk encompasses a broad array of settings, from lush, cool and tropical to the wide-open wildscapes. Whether you’re sipping margaritas in the cool shade of mighty cypress trees downtown or relaxing along the Mission Reach on a sunny morning, you’ll find surroundings to suit you in one of the River Walk’s many different gardens. To request a botanical barge tour of the downtown River Walk and Museum Reach, contact Rio San Antonio Cruises: requests@riosanantonio.com, or (800) 417-4139. For more information on the Mission Reach project, see www.sanantonioriver.org www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com


Mission Reach portion of River Walk. Photo by Bob Howen, courtesy of VisitSanAntonio.com

THE BEN MILAM CYPRESS One of the oldest trees along the Photo by Bob Howen, courtesy of VisitSanAntonio.com

downtown section of the River Walk has achieved its own place in San Antonio legend. The Ben Milam Cypress, as it’s known to locals and most tour guides, stands majestically just to the south of the Commerce Street Bridge near St. Mary’s Street. If you take a river barge tour, you’ll probably hear the story of Ben Milam, who led a successful group of Texian volunteers to oust Mexican forces from the Alamo in late 1835, just months before the more famous Alamo battle in which William Travis, Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and their companions died in the quest for Texas independence. Milam was killed by a Mexican sniper just before the 1835 battle began. Some folks swear the sniper was hiding in the towering cypress, which arborists say is more than 200 years old now. Yet others have called it the “Geronimo cypress” for generations, although there is little lore to explain the nickname. These riverside giants, known as bald or swamp cypresses, have been known to survive as long as 1,000 years. Ben Milam, on the other hand, was 47 when he died. His remains are buried beneath a statue of him, rifle raised to rally his Texian troops, which stands in Milam Park, between Santa Rosa Hospital and El Mercado.

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Downtown River Walk. Photo by Bob Howen, courtesy of VisitSanAntonio.com

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80 TEX’S RIVER WALK LA PALOMA RIVER WALK 215 Losoya SPORTS BAR San Antonio, TX 78205 200 S. Alamo (210) 212-0566 San Antonio, TX 78205 www.lapalomariverwalk.com (210) 270-0786 Mexican www.palaciodelrio.com American 53 LANDRY’S SEAFOOD HOUSE 4 IRON CACTUS MEXICAN GRILL 517 N. Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 & MARGARITA BAR (210) 229-1010 200 River Walk www.landrysseafood.com San Antonio, TX 78205 Seafood (210) 224-9835 www.ironcactus.com LAS RAMBLAS Tex-Mex 306 W. Market San Antonio, TX 78205 Q KITCHEN | BAR (210) 229-9222 123 Losoya www.thehotelcontessa.com San Antonio, TX 78205 Spanish (210) 222-1234 www.qriverwalk.com 11 MAD DOGS BBQ 123 Losoya Street 91 GUADALAJARA GRILL San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-0220 306 W. Market maddogs.net San Antonio, TX 78205 British Pub (210) 229-9222 www.thehotelcontessa.com 53 SALTGRASS STEAK HOUSE Spanish 502 River Walk 13 RIO RIO CANTINA San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-9092 421 E. Commerce www.saltgrass.com San Antonio, TX 78205 Steakhouse (210) 226-8462 www.rioriocantina.com TEXAS LAND & CATTLE Tex-Mex 201 N. St. Mary’s 66 TONY ROMAS San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2263 The Shops at River Center www.texaslandandcattle.com 849 E Commerce St Steakhouse San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-7662 tonyromas-sanantonio.com Ribs, Seafood, Steak

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ZOCCA 420 W. Market San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 444-6070 www.zoccariverwalk.com Italian LA VILLITA CAFÉ 515 Villita Street San Antonio TX 78205 210.223.4700 www.lavillitacafe.com Café Tap Room

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DICK’S LAST RESORT 406 Navarro San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-0026 www.dickslastresort.com American

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MARBLE SLAB The Shops at Rivercenter 210-227-9100 Ice Cream & Pretzels 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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RAINFOREST CAFÉ 110 E. Crockett San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 277-6300 www.rainforestcafe.com American

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COUNTY LINE BARBEQUE SPORTS BAR 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 229-1941 www.countyline.com BBQ

BEN & JERRY’S 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 220-3770 www.benjerry.com/ riverwalksouth Ice Cream 18

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CAFÉ OLE 527 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 223-2939 www.cafeole.us Tex-Mex 61

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CHARLIE WANTS A BURGER SPORTS BAR 223 Losoya San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-0864 www.charliewantsaburger. com Burgers-Craft Beer

89 GHIRARDELLI ICE CREAM & CHOCOLATE SHOP Shops at Rivercenter, River Level San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 627-6064 Ghirardelli.com Ice Cream, Chocolate

MARIA MIA 849 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 272-0403 mariamiamexicanbistro.com Mexican

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OSTRA 212 W. Crockett San Antonio TX 78205 (866) 605-1212 www.mokarahotels.com Seafood

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

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BIGA ON THE BANKS 203 S. St Mary’s San Antion, TX 78205 (210) 225-0722 www.biga.com American

CASA RIO 430 E. Commerce San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 225-6718 www.casa-rio.com Tex-Mex

FIGTREE 515 Villita Street San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 224-1976 www.figtreerestaurant.com

RIO RIO CANTINA 421 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-8462 www.rioriocantina.com Tex-Mex RITA’S 245 E. Commerce Suite #100 San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-7482 www.ritasontheriver.com Tex-Mex

14 THE ORIGINAL MEXICAN RESTAURANT 528 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 224-9951 www.originalmexican.com Tex-Mex

PAESANOS Paesanos River Walk 111 W. Crockett #100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 227-2782 www.paesanosriverwalk.com Paesanos Lincoln Heights 555 East Basse Rd. (210) 828 5191 Paesanos 1604 3622 Paesanos Parkway (210) 493 1604 Italian

LITTLE RHEIN STEAKHOUSE 231 S. Alamo San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 225-2111 www.littlerheinsteak house.com Steakhouse RUTH’S CHRIS 600 E. Market San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-8847 www.ruthschrissa.com Steakhouse

LAS CANARIAS 112 College Street San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 518-1000 www.omnilamansion.com American 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/So. European

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— Jim Bowie

Had Boudro’s been serving on the River Walk back then, Jim Bowie could have carved his Center Cut Top Sirloin with a butter knife. Prime steaks, Gulf Coast seafood and the best Margaritas around have made Boudro’s one of the Alamo City’s most loved restaurants. 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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COMEDY Oct. 7 @ 8 p.m. Chris D’Elia Empire Theatre Oct. 12- 16 April Macie Improv Comedy Club Oct. 19- 22 Peyton Clarkson Improv Comedy Club Oct. 23 @ 7 p.m. The Hodgetwins Improv Comedy Club Oct. 26- 30 Thai Rivera Improv Comedy Club Oct. 28 @ 8 p.m. Trevor Noah, Lost in Translation­— Live on Tour Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

DANCE

FITNESS

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Oct. 8 @ 10 a.m. Fitness on the Plaza with JoyRide San Antonio Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Plaza Oct. 23 @ 7 p.m. Fitness on the Plaza with Vinyasa Yoga Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Plaza

KIDS

Oct. 3 @ 6:30 p.m. Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters--An African Tale Children’s Fine Art Series Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Oct. 6 @ 6 p.m. Octonauts Live! And the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure Majestic Theatre

SPECIAL EVENGS

Oct. 9@ 7 p.m. Russian Grand Ballet presents Swan Lake Majestic Theatre Oct. 14- 16 Don Quixote, Ballet San Antonio Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

October 1 & 2 10a - 4p Yanaguana Indian Arts Market The Briscoe Western Art Museum

Oct. 4@ 7:30 p.m. The Beach Boys Majestic Theatre Oct. 4@ 8 p.m. Die Antwoord Aztec Theatre Oct. 6@ 7:30 p.m. The Ja.m.es Hunter Six, Blues Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater Oct. 6@ 7:30 p.m. Yellowcard: The Final World Tour Aztec Theatre Oct. 7@ 8 p.m. The Time Jumpers featuring Vince Gill & Kenny Sears Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Oct. 7@ 8 p.m. Patrizio Buanne Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater Oct. 7@ 8 p.m. ScHoolboy Q Blank Face Tour Aztec Theatre

Oct. 8 @ 8 p.m. Jon McLaughlin Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater

Oct. 13 @ 8 p.m. Jonny Lang Aztec Theatre

Oct. 21 @ 7:30 p.m. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars Empire Theatre

Oct. 15 @ 7:30 p.m. 20th Century Icons, Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater

Oct. 8 @ 8 p.m. Kris Kristofferson Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Oct. 8@ 8 p.m. Smokey Robinson Majestic Theatre

Oct. 21 @ 8 p.m. Buddy Guy Aztec Theatre

Oct. 15 @ 8 p.m. The Vox Populi Tour 2016: Bad Religion and Against Me! Aztec Theatre

Oct. 8 @ 9 p.m. Foals Aztec Theatre Oct. 9 @ 7 p.m. Chante Moore with special guest D. Elli$ Mr. Entertainment Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater Oct. 9 @ 7 p.m. The B-52s Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Oct. 10 @ 7:30 p.m. Together Again SOLI Cha.m.ber Ensemble Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater Oct. 12 @ 7:30 p.m. Lori McKenna with special guest Drew Kennedy Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater

Oct. 16 @ 4 p.m. SA Choral Society: The Best of Broadway (Pops) Empire Theatre

Oct. 22 @ 8 p.m. Toadies Aztec Theatre Oct. 23 @ 7:30 p.m. Celtic Thunder Majestic Theatre Oct. 26 @ 8 p.m. Melanie Martinez Aztec Theatre

Oct. 16 @ 7 p.m. Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater

Oct. 27- 29 @ 7:30 p.m. Carmen, OPERA San Antonio Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Oct. 27 @ 8 p.m. The Fray with special guests Oct. 16 @ 7 p.m. A.m.erican Authors The Noise presents Parkway Aztec Theatre Drive Unbreakable Tour Oct. 28 @ 8 p.m. Aztec Theatre GHOST POPESTAR Tour Oct. 19 @ 8 p.m. presented by SiriusXM’s Machine Gun Kelly Octane Aztec Theatre Aztec Theatre

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BRISCOE WESTERN ART MUSEUM 210 W Market San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 299-4499 briscoemuseum.org

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BATTLE FOR TEXAS, THE EXPERIENCE Shops at Rivercenter BattleforTexas.com

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RIO SAN ANTONIO CRUISES 205 N Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-5700 riosanantonio.com

October 7-9 Friday, 11am– 11pm, Saturday 10am–11pm, Sunday, 10am–8pm

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CITY SIGHTSEEING DOUBLE DECKER SAN ANTONIO (210) 224-8687 CitySightseeingSan Antonio.com

Vendors display and sell beautiful merchandise along the San Antonio Artisans are different for each show include pottery, textiles, jewelry, paintings, beadwork and more.

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2016 Bud Light HalloweenFest Friday, October 28 (6-9:30pm) Trick or Treating for little goblins is from 6-7 PM starting at the Briscoe Western Art Museum. Costume contest registration at La Vallita from 6:307:15 PM. $1,000 Costume contest at Arneson River Theatre from 7:30-8:15 PM. River parade makes 2 laps in downtown area including Arneson River Theatre from 8-9:30 PM. The fun includes music, food and drink, awesome self-zone and much more. Details on TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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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 $15 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

JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE-SAN ANTONIO, THE SHOPS AT RIVER CENTER 849 E Commerce Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-973-5911 Restaurant and 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

CASA MANOS ALEGRES La Villita - Bldg. 6 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-313-7293 www.lavillita.com Mexican Cultural Gifts

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

RIVER ART GROUP La Villita - Bldg. 14 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-8752 www.rivergroup.com Art Gallery STARVING ARTIST GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 12 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.226.3593 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

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MUSTANG GREYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S La Villita - Bldg. 17 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.222.1894 www.lavillita.com ANGELITA La Villita - Bldg. 2 San Antonio, TX 78205 210- 224-8362 www.lavillita.com Womens Fashions & Jewelry

VILLITA STAINED GLASS La Villita - Bldg. 1 San Antonio, Texas 78205 210-223-4480 www.sparkleonsa.com Art Gallery

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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 B & C LEATHER DESIGNS & UNIQUE FINDS La Villita - Bldg. 24 San Antonio, Texas 78205 210-724-8521, 210-464-1126 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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angelita Tasha Polizzi • Dian Malouf • Consuela • Free People Virgins, Saints & Angels • Juan Antonio • Cut Loose Flax • XCVI • Sterling and Turquoise by Gundi In Historic La Villita just steps from the Riverwalk 418 Villita St. • www.angelitasa.com (210) 224-8362

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Tour San Antonio Like A Local

ATTRACTIONS

Guide to San Antonio & the River Walk

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS MUSEUM TOMB RIDER 3D RIPLEY’S HAUNTED ADVENTURE Experience the best Alamo Plaza has to offer. See the Amazing Book come to life in the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS MUSEUM! Adventure Seekers... this one’s for you - TOMB RIDER 3D, a Journey down into the tomb of Anubis for an action-packed adventure you won’t soon forget! For the fearless, we dare you to visit RIPLEY’S HAUNTED ADVENTURE. This 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 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

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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. BUCKHORN SALOON & TEXAS RANGER MUSEUM The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum is proud to welcome a new generation of visitors. San Antonio’s oldest Saloon has recently completed a major renovation. Explore the remodeled animal halls and prepare yourself for a Texas-sized adventure! Practice your sharp shooting skills in our Shooting Gallery and see hundreds of handguns, badges and photographs from famous rangers in The Texas Ranger Museum. Open daily at 10AM. (210) 2474000 www.buckhormuseum.com THE EDWARD STEVES HOMESTEAD This elegant mansion, located in the King William neighborhood, was built in 1876 for the founder of San Antonio’s first lumber company. The Homestead offers visitors the rare opportunity to imagine living the lifestyle of German settlers of this era. Contact: The Edward Steves Homestead 509 King William (210)-225-5924 www.saconservation.org

LA VILLITA A Historic Arts Village since 1939. More galleries & shops in one square block than anywhere else in San Antonio. Unique art by local & regional artists featuring oil paintings, sculpture, watercolors, metal art, rock art, textiles, copper work, pottery, jewelry, stained glass & regional folk art. La Villita is a cluster of small buildings in downtown San Antonio. Once a residential district beginning in the late 1700’s, the area now houses specialty shops filled with unique gifts, restaurants, and beautiful plazas. In 1939 Mayor Maury Maverick spearheaded a project to 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.

ENTERTAINMENT 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

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BELLA ON THE RIVER Bella is an independent and locally-owned restaurant on the River Walk featuring Southern European, mostly Mediterranean food. Food. Chef Sean Fletcher’s menu features the signature Eggplant Josephine, Fresh Mussels, Carpaccio, Antipasto, Frito Misto, Fresh Salads, Seafood Paella, Texas Red Fish, Pasta, Lamb, Duck, Steak, Tournedos Rossini, Salted Caramel Ice Cream and Virginia’s Pistachio Cake. The Bella Bar features Prosecco and Port Cocktails, Sangria, Ports and Sherry, ice cold Beer, over twenty Wines-by-the-Glass, and a gently-priced and wellpaired Wine List. Atmosphere. Bella’s small, intimate dining room is one of the most unique and special on the River Walk. It’s like walking into a small Spanish bistro or Tuscan grotto, with its natural limestone rock walls, candle-lit tables, and casual, cozy, and comfortable atmosphere. Service. Bella’s service staff is friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable, with a “we’re really glad you’re here” attitude. Dinner: Monday – Saturday 5 - 10pm|Closed Sunday. Bella On the River, 106 River Walk|210-404-2355|www. bellaontheriver.com/”www.bellaontheriver.com Reservations Strongly Encouraged BIGA ON THE BANKS Chef Bruce Auden’s award winning Biga on the Banks sits above a tree lined bend of the River and within easy walking distance of all hotels and the convention center. Fine dining does not mean fussy at Biga the ambiance is definitely upscale but relaxed- San Antonio style. Serving dinner nightly with a daily changing menu to highlight the bounty of the season and the State, usually featuring beef, seafood and wild game options, Sticky toffee pudding for dessert is a must. Extensive wine list and hand crafted cocktails. Private event rooms with views and terraces. Reservations recommended www.biga.com. 210.225.0722 203 S St Marys at Market BOUDRO’S ON THE RIVER WALK Paris has the romantic Left Bank. The River Walk has Boudro’s. Enjoy guacamole prepared tableside, house smoked shrimp and gulf crab enchiladas and

Some things are not to be missed. The River Walk. The Alamo. And the Shrimp Paesano at Paesanos Riverwalk. For almost 50 years, locals and visitors alike have enjoyed the contemporary setting, Italian/Mediterranean cuisine and Old World service you won’t soon forget it.

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Guide to San Antonio & the River Walk continued 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 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

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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. 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 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 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

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Guide to San Antonio & the River Walk continued 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: 8am10pm • (210) 225-6060 • 111 S. Leona St. 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: 24hour 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. Southwest-style cuisine is served at this hot spot on the River. Just look for the Texas-colored umbrellas. Hours: MonSun: 11am-2am, Sat: 9am-2am (210) 226-6256 • 429 E Commerce RIO RIO CANTINA Rio Rio Cantina, where California Tex-Mex is the specialty-The best of all that “Mexican” food has to offer. Rio Rio is a colorful fiesta of freshness and that South-of- the-Border flavor, in portions so generous guests often gasp when their order arrives. Dine San Antonio style and start off with Rio’s signature margarita to lift your spirits. Try the Enchiladas Suizas, the Beef and Chicken Fajitas, or the Queso Flameado. If you want a little bit of everything, go for the Botana Grande, a sampling of several Rio Rio items. 421 E. Commerce • San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 226-8462 • Fax: 210-226-8443 www.rioriocantina.com 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: 7:30am-7:30pm (210) 223-6692 • 424 E. Commerce. www. schilos.com SALTGRASS STEAK HOUSE For campfire style Texas fare, head to Saltgrass Steak House – the original Texas Steakhouse serving Certified Angus Beef® steaks. Entrées include Pat’s Ribeye, Maudeen’s Center Cut Filet, Gulf Coast Steak and Shrimp, Chicken Fried Steak and BBQ Baby Back Ribs. If you can,leave room for Saltgrass’ homemade Two-Fork Cheesecake. All breads, dressings, soups and desserts are made from scratch daily. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Spacious banquet room at Riverwalk location, seats 120 people. Great view, air conditioned, groups welcome! www.saltgrass.com THREE SALTGRASS LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU: 502 Riverwalk, corner of North Presa at Crockett, 210-222-9092; 11745 IH-10 West in the Huebner Oaks Shopping Center, 210-6416447; 16910 U.S.Hwy. 281 between Donella and Thousand Oaks, 210- 402-6621

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More Than You Remember. Just steps from the legendary Alamo on the banks of the Riverwalk, we invite you to come see what’s new. Shops at Rivercenter is a mix of over 100 stores, restaurants and entertainment for the entire family, including Macy’s, H&M, Improv Comedy, AMC Rivercenter 11 with Alamo Imax. Plus, many more dining and shopping options.

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18 Francesco’s Gelato 20 Pat O’Brien’s 25 Juice Central

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36 Augies Alamo City BBQ Steakhouse 37 Bohanan’s 44 Bourbon Street Seafood Kitchen River Walk Downtown

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33 The Alamo 35 Tobin Center 39 Angelita’s 40 VFW Post 76 41 Market Square

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11 Magik Theatre - The Magicians Agency, Live Show

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Downtown

Bird Traffic Control: A Birdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eye View of San Antonio By Carole Miller

They say being an air traffic controller is one of the most stressful jobs. Well, try being a bird traffic controller!

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All photos courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife

But here at Bird Traffic Control, we love what we do. And since Texas is, by far, the most bird-diverse state in the nation, we stay pretty busy in our control nest. Here’s a bird’s eye view of who and where to see them. The River Walk is home to many ducks including mallards, black-bellied whistling ducks (known for their bright pink bill, long-legged silhouette, grayish face and broad white wing stripe) and the white ducks with orange beaks and feet are Pekin ducks. And the Lone Star State is home to more Mexican freetail bats than any other state. Every night from May through October millions of them emerge from their caves at dusk for their nightly insect hunt. The favorite (free) bat viewing location for this awe-inspiring emergence is under the Camden Street overpass at IH-35 downtown along the Museum Reach stretch of the River Walk. Or venture just outside of town to the Bracken Bat Cave—home to the largest colony of Mexican free-tailed bats in the world (about 20 million). There are monthly public viewing nights and tours are available to members (memberships start at $30 and admit up to four people). The Bracken Bat Cave is located in Comal County off IH-35 and is about a 45-minute drive from downtown. Visit www.batcon.org for more information.

as well as blue-gray gnatcatchers, western scrub-jays, painted bunting and lesser goldfinch. It is open 7 days a week and is located on 233 acres in Texas Hill Country. Friedrich Park is about 15 miles north of downtown San Antonio off IH-10 (as the crow flies). And if you’re not the type to fly by the seat of your pants, don’t worry. You can go on a guided birdwalk with the experts. Things to bring: binoculars, field guides, bug repellent, water, a hat and sunscreen. The San Antonio Audubon Society leads weekly weekend field trips open to anyone who wishes to attend. For dates, locations and times, visit their website: www.saaudubon.org. The San Antonio Botanical Garden, located just north of downtown off Broadway, has hummingbirds, long-billed thrashers, Verdin, Bell’s verso, black-bellied whistling ducks, wood ducks, green heron and common moorhen. Walk with a birding docent during their monthly birdwalks. More than 228 bird species have been sighted at the Garden! And Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, located about 15 minutes south of downtown, also offers weekly birding tours. Black vultures, blue jays, roseate spoonbills, ladder-backed woodpeckers and roadrunners have all been sighted here.

Just 3-miles north of downtown, Brackenridge Park’s Avenue A has become known as one of the premier birdwatching spots in the city. Look for passerines, red-shouldered hawk, golden-fronted and ladder-backed woodpeckers, white-winged doves, wood ducks, yellow-crowned nightherons, Carolina wrens, green herons, the black-crested titmouse, Carolina chickadees, and American robins.

Or you can birdwatch all day during Mitchell Lake’s Hoot & Harvest Festival and Native Plant Sale on Saturday, October 29, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. This free event features pumpkin decorating, live owls, crafts for kids, a native plant sale, nature walks, local art and food trucks and everyone is encouraged to dress in costume.

Another fantastic place for early birds is Friedrich Wilderness Park. There are endangered species golden-cheeked warblers and black-capped vireos

As you can see, Alamo City Bird Traffic Control is quite busy but it’s not work if you love what you do. Gotta fly!

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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

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

PIZZARITA’S 245 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 293-7482 www.pizzaritas.com Italian

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MEXICAN MANHATTAN 110 Soledad San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-3913 mexicanmanhattan.com Mexican

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 NECTAR WINE BAR & ALE HOUSE

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

Wine Bar and Ale House

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209 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 639-3165

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SCHAKOLAD CHOCOLATE FACTORY

112 Broadway Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 354-3322 schakolad.com/store49 Chocolate Boutique THAI LAO ORCHID

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

Thai & Vietnamese Cuisine

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

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

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

PICO DE GALLO 111 S. Leona San Antonio, TX 78207 (210) 225-6060 www.picodegallo.com Mexican

FUDDRUCKERS 115 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-9944 www.fuddruckers.com Burgers

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

LA VILLITA CAFÉ 418 Villita St. #900 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-4700 www.lavillitacafe.com Café

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

SCHILO’S 424 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-6692 www.schilos.com Deli

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

JERRY’S CHICAGO STYLEHOT DOGS

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149 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 465-8200 Hot Dogs

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 TEXAS DE BRAZIL 313 E. Houston San Antonio., TX 78205 (210) 299-1600 www.texasdebrazil.com Brazilian Steakhouse

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

MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE

300 E. Crockett San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 228-0700 www.mortons.com Steakhouse BOHANAN’S PRIME Steaks & Seafood 219 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 472-2600 www.bohanans.com Steakhouse/Seafood

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GARCIA ART GLASS 715 South Alamo San Antonio, Texas 78205, 210223-1400, garciaartglass.com

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 FIVE & DIME GENERAL STORE 101 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-233-0166 fiveanddimegs.com General Merchandise 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

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 San Antonio, TX 78207 210-207-8600 www.sanantonio.gov/ marketsquare Traditional Mexican Market TPJ GIFT SHOP 849 E. Commerce #673 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-9066 DOS CAROLINAS 303 Pearl parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 224-7000 www.doscarolinas.com Custom Handmade Guayaberas GARCIA ART GLASS 715 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-1400 www.garciaartglass Hand Blown Glass MELISSA GUERRA 303 Pearl Parkway#104 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 293-3983 melissaguerra.com Latin Kitchen Market THE TWIG BOOK SHOP 306 Pearl Parkway #106 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 826-6411 thetwig.indiebound.com Locally Owned Book Store SAN ANGEL FOLK ART 110 Blue Star San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 226-6688 www.sanangelfolkart.com Mexican Cultural Arts

GALLERY VETRO CREATIVE ARTGLASS 250 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-354-0001 Glass Art, Jewelry, Gifts

TIENDA LA GARZA 110 Broadway, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2133 Mexican Folk Art, Books and Apparel

PENNERS DOWNTOWN 311 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-2487 www.pennersinc.com Iconic Men’s Clothing Store

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

CLASSIC OLD TIME PHOTOS 123 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-475-9899 Photos

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

ALAMO PLAZA SHIRTS 325 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-2347 Shirts

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

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DOS CAROLINAS 303 Pearl parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 224-7000 www.doscarolinas.com Custom Handmade Guayaberas GARCIA ART GLASS 715 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 354-4681 www.garciaartglass Hand Blown Glass GARCIA ART GLASS 123 Losoya Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-1400 www.garciaartglass Hand Blown Glass

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

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

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

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Oct. 30 @ 4 p.m. Zombie Walk Tower of the Americas

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Oct. 13 @ 7:30 p.m. Keith Urban’s RipCORD World Tour Alamodome

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Oct. 29 @ 6 p.m. North Texas v. UTSA football Alamodome

Thru Oct. 15 Obstacle Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum

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HALLOWEEN BOO BASH, Sunday, October 23

BOOtanica AT THE SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDENS, October 23 This family-friendly annual event features a plant sale and festival that includes story time, games, arts and crafts. SABot.org

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CENTRAL MARKET HALLOWEEN-THEMED COOKING CLASSES, October 29-31 Decorate a Haunted House, prepare a spooky meal, or enjoy a cooking demo of Italian inspired pumpkin recipes at San Antonio’s premiere cooking school. centralmarket.turnstilesystems.com/LocationDetail. aspx/SanAntonio

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13th FLOOR HAUNTED HOUSE, October 1-31 Featuring two haunted attractions each housing some of the country’s most intense scares. Located downtown on E. Commerce Street. Reservations suggested at 13thfloorsanantonio.com. Too intense for children under 12 yrs. old.

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SIX FLAGS FIESTA TEXAS-FRIGHT FEST, through October 30th By day little ghouls will enjoy trick or treating with Looney Tunes characters and shows. At night experience scare zones that will leave you running for your life! www.sixflags.com/fiestatexas/specialevents/festival/fright-fest

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HALLOWEEN AT THE McNAY MUSEUM, Sunday, October 30 Enjoy the classic film, The Princess Bride as a treats for kids of all ages. Costumes welcome. 1 PM tour of the exhibit Telling Tales, 1:30 enjoy treats, 2pm movie, Event included with museum admission. 19 yrs. old and under are free. MCNayart.org/events

SCOOTER POWER TOURS 505 E. Travis ScooterPowerTours.com 210-530-1944

ZOO BOO!, weekends in October

From 12:30-4:30 PM Trader’s Village will be loaded with Halloween entertainment for the whole family. Music, Bootastic Parade, trick or treating and more. Event free, $4 for parking. Tradersvillage.com/ san-antonio

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

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SEAWORLD’S HOWL-O-SCREAM, select nights through October 31

Every weekend in October little ghouls and goblins under 12 years of age can trick-or-treat inside the San Antonio Zoo in a safe non-scary habitat. The event is included with zoo admission. Non scary costumes encouraged. Adults asked not to wear masks. SAzoo-aq.org/events/ zoo-boo

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BUD LIGHT HALLOWEEN FEST, Friday, October 28

30-acres of tormenting surprises and unexpected terrors around every corner. Intended for mature audiences. Included in regular admission. HowlOScream.com

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Trick or treating, $1,000 costume contest, music, food, and night parade. All family-friendly. Details on TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com.

Oct. 11 @ 11:30 a.m. Southern Miss v. UTSA football Alamodome Oct. 22 @ 6 p.m. UTEP v. UTSA football Alamodome

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Paesanos RiverWalk Famously Fresh. Locally Beloved.

Established in 1969 by Joe Cosniac, Paesanos is an iconic San Antonio Italian restaurant popular among locals and visitors. Paesanos is well–loved for its hearty Mediterranean dishes, handcrafted cocktails and exceptional wine list. This is casual-upscale dining at its best.

Paesanos ever-popular Shrimp Paesano with lemon butter garlic sauce is not to be missed. It’s almost as famous as the Alamo. For a starter, sautéed Mussels Paesano served with a white wine sauce is an excellent choice. The menu features dishes that are a happy marriage of classic and contemporary Italian. Pork

Osso Buco with pancetta gnocchi and asparagus, Stuffed Shells with Italian sausage, spinach, Portobello and tomato cream sauce, and Parmesan Crusted Snapper in a lemon butter garlic sauce with seasonal vegetables and wild rice capers and lemon butter are just a few of Paesanos’ favorite comfort foods. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily serving until late night. It features daily lunch specials. A spacious riverside patio is the perfect perch for people watching and taking in the natural beauty of the famed River Walk. There are a few coveted tables at the water’s edge so come early and stay late. If you are looking for handcrafted cocktails, look no more. Paesanos’ elite bartenders are renowned for their house-made Limoncello and Amaretto. Pair either with our signature Lemon Mascarpone Cream Cake. And no trip to San Antonio is complete without sampling Paesanos’ signature Blood Orange Margarita. For wine enthusiasts, Paesanos Riverwalk features a state-of-the-art wine dispensing system that allows the restaurant to serve prestigious labels such as Opus One, Rombauer, Cakebread Cellars and more by-the-glass. Cheer in the holiday season on Friday, November 25 at the Ford Holiday River Parade when the switch is flipped to illuminate the River Walk with over a hundred thousand colorful lights. Paesanos Riverwalk features Prix Fixe menus for adults and children that include parade seating. For parade reservations call 210-226-8490. Call for dining reservations 210-227-2782. For directions and complete menus, visit www.paesanosriverwalk.com. 36

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LOCATIONS LISTING RESTAURANTS

7 Vineyard Shopping Center

13 Salt Grass - Heubner Oaks

8 Alamo Quarry Market

14 Salt Grass - Donella

9 Splashtown

15 Paesanos - Lincoln Heights

10 Alamo Helicopter Tours

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11 San Antonio Zoo

26 Augies Barbed Wire Smokehouse

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ATTRACTIONS & SHOPPING 1 The Rim 2 Six Flags Fiesta Texas 3 The Shops at La Cantera 4 SeaWorld of San Antonio 5 North Star Mall 6 The Forum Shops

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18 San Antonio Aquarium 19 Morgan’s Wonderland 20 The DoSeum 27 Flipz Trampoline Park MISSIONS TRAIL 21 The Alamo 22 Mission Conception 23 Mission San José 24 Mission San Juan 25 Mission Espada

The Alamo Exceptional dining at chart house

Observation deck with incredible views

4D Theater Ride: Skies over texas

Look for our ad on coupon page

739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. 210-223-3101 toweroftheamericas.com www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

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Each October, San Antonio hosts a royal procession—­the fall migration of millions of monarch butterflies as they flutter southward to spend the winter in mountainous forests northwest of Mexico City. The magnitude of the streaming mass of delicate-yet-tough creatures in vivid orange, black and white boggles the mind. Aside from the sheer numbers of butterflies taking flight, the distances they cover from Canada and the northern U. S. to Mexico can run into the thousands of miles. San Antonio happens to be an important weigh station along the flyway, offering resources like nectar, water and cover that are critical to the monarchs’ survival. Two San Antonio organizations with a keen interest in the environment­­—the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) and the San Antonio Zoo— head the welcoming committee. Particularly in the fall, monarchs feed on nectar plants such as the Maximilian sunflower, goldenrod, fragrant mistflower and Gregg’s mistflower for nutrition and energy to make the long trek. SARA has added these plants along the Mission and Museum reaches of the San Antonio River. The Museum Reach’s landscaped walkways extend north of downtown toward the zoo, while Mission Reach pathways head south of downtown and help serve as a gateway to Spanish colonial missions that last year earned World Heritage status. Host plants such as various types of milkweed—along with coneflower, American basketflower, cutleaf daisy and the like—play important roles in spring migrations. Monarchs lay their eggs on milkweeds, and then the plants become food for the newly hatched caterpillars. Milkweeds also provide protection; they contain toxins that are harmless to the monarchs but poisonous to predators. SARA, which has been assisting monarchs for 40

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the past decade, is currently expanding milkweed plantings along the river in both the Museum and Mission reaches. Similarly, the Zoo at the headwaters of the San Antonio River has transformed itself into a sort of resort for monarchs, offering approximately 500 milkweed plants and almost a thousand nectar plants. In addition, it excels in butterfly education to help stem drastic reductions in butterfly populations. Its 6,000-square-foot Butterfly House showcases about 40 tropical species year-round so guests can marvel at 200 or so technicolor creatures, plus learn how to protect butterflies in the wild. The modest $1.50 per person entry fee (over and above regular zoo admission) goes to butterfly conservation projects. That’s important because U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service has estimated a billion monarchs have vanished since 1990 because of habitat destruction, principally the loss of milkweed due to applications of herbicides by farmers and homeowners. For more information about San Antonio’s role in the migratory march of the monarchs, visit www.sazoo-aq.org and www.sara-tx.org. Why is so much attention paid to this species of butterfly? Because many people consider them to be the most beautiful of the butterflies – the kings, or monarchs, among many lesser subjects. So in both fall and spring, the monarchs make their way through San Antonio, and their ardent admirers do their utmost to provide royal treatment.

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FOOD & DRINK ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// CASUAL 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) 290-8066 quarryhofbrau.com German-American MIMI & DIMI’S GREEK HOUSE 7159 US Highway 90 San Antonio, TX 78227 (210) 674-3464 www.agreekhouse.com Greek

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LITTLE ITALY RESTAURANT 824 Afterglow San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 349-2060 Italian SAM’S BURGER JOINT 330 East Grayson San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 223-2830 www.samsburgerjoint.com Hamburgers INDIA PALACE 8474 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78229 (210) 692-5262 indiapalacesanantonio.com Indian ALDINO AT THE VINEYARD 1203 North Loop 1604 West San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 340-0000 www.aldinos.com Italian

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

MAGNOLIA PANCAKE HAUS 606 Embassy Oaks #100 San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 496-0828 magnoliapancakehaus.com American

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

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

EARL ABEL’S 1201 Alamo Highway #175 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 822-3358 www.earlabelssa.com Diner Food

LA FOGATA 2427 Vance Jackson Road San Antonio, TX 78229 (210) 340-1337 www.lafogata.com Mexican 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.AldosSA.com Italian

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

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

TWO STEP 9840 Loop 1604 San Antonio, TX 78254 (210) 688-2686 twosteprestaurant.com Southwestern BARN DOOR 8400 North New Braunfels San Antono, TX 78209 (210) 824-0166 thebarndoorestaurant.com Steakhouse KOI KAWA 4051 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 805-8111 Sushi

FAMILY DEWESE’S TIP TOP CAFE 2814 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78201 (210) 732-0191 www.tiptopcafe.com American

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 HENRY’S PUFFY TACOS 6030 Bandera Road San Antonio, TX 78238 (210) 432-7341 www.henryspuffytacos.com Mexican

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Branching Out

From October through early December, the needle-like leaves of the bald cypress (a deciduous conifer) change color in glorious stages, from green to tan, rust orange and dark brown, before falling off and leaving the tree “bald” until spring. “Knees” are the most distinguishing characteristic – knobby shaped roots growing above ground to help with oxygenation.

By Michele McMurry

The benefits of a healthy tree canopy in any community are multifold, from reducing energy consumption, to bringing cleaner air and shade during blistering summers. Even better, trees are beautiful specimens to behold.

Tumbleweed and mesquite typify Texas plant life in many minds, but the vast Lone Star State, stretching nearly 270,000 square miles, offers a diverse ecosystem unseen in less sprawling parts of the country. Nowhere is this more evident than in San Antonio, which sits at the convergence of three of the state’s ten ecoregions. Here, pecan trees flourish in the south, as do juniper and elm farther north into the Hill Country, with a scattering of oak in between. The banks of the San Antonio River are rich with cypress, a species that thrives near water. Just south of the Commerce Street bridge near St. Mary’s street on the San Antonio River, one can marvel at the city’s most famous bald cypress, commonly known as the Ben Milam after a Battle-ofthe-Alamo soldier, said to be taken out by a Mexican sniper harbored in its branches. Be this truth over a lesser-used reference to the apache warrior, Geronimo, remains up for debate. But its significant size, wide base and circumference exceeding 25 feet tells us it has been here for 200-plus years and therefore worthy of a name. 42

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Cypress trees also inhabit low river crossing areas in Brackenridge Park, and more than 20 mature specimens majestically line the once spring-fed swimming pool at San Pedro Springs Park, a good location for also taking in hundredyear-old live oaks by way of scenic walking trails and paths.

The near evergreen (semi-persistent) live oak keeps its leathery gray-green foliage most of Photo Courtesy the year, dropping leaves in March and quickly of Tim Smith re-pollinating in April. Fall begins acorn season, when the tiny tree nuts carpet the ground and eventually grow into a new crop of lofty trees. Look for small groves (“motts”) of live oaks in La Villita Historic Arts Village, Hemisfair Park and Alamo Plaza. Inside the grounds of the Alamo sprawls a colossal live oak, transplanted there in about 1912 as a beautification effort. Some of the limbs on the 144-year-old heritage tree stretch 50 feet, towering over the barrack and chapel, while others arch and then dip down to the ground. An approximately 175-year-old pecan, the state tree, graces the back lawn as the oldest on site. This year, the City of San Antonio joined 3,400-plus municipalities across the country in becoming a Tree City USA. The program, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Services and National Association of State Foresters, supports direction and a framework for sustainable tree programs, initiatives and ordinances. This year’s Arbor Day celebration takes place Saturday, November 5 at Rosedale Park, where volunteers can help out with annual planting. www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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FOOD & DRINK CASUAL

LITTLE ITALY RESTAURANT 824 Afterglow San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 349-2060 Italian

JOSEPHINE STREET CAFÉ 400 East Josephine San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-6169 www.josephinestcafe.com American

SAM’S BURGER JOINT 330 East Grayson San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 223-2830 www.samsburgerjoint.com Hamburgers

TWO BROTHERS 12656 West Avenue San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 496-0222 twobrosbbqmarket.com Barbeque

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

FORMOSA GARDEN 1011 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9988 www.formosagarden.com Chinese

ALDINO AT THE VINEYARD 1203 North Loop 1604 West San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 340-0000 www.aldinos.com Italian

GOLDEN WOK 8822 Wurzbach San Antonio, TX 78240 (210) 615-8282 www.golden-wok.com Chinese

ALDO’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO 8539 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78229 (210) 696-2536 www.AldosSA.com Italian

HOFFBRAU 7310 Jones Maltsberger San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 290-8066 quarryhofbrau.com German-American

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

MIMI & DIMI’S GREEK HOUSE 7159 US Highway 90 San Antonio, TX 78227 (210) 674-3464 www.agreekhouse.com Greek

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THE ALLEY ON BITTERS 555 W. Bitters Rd. San Antonio, TX 78206 (210) 494-3226 www.TheAlleyOnBitters.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 8302 Broadway St. San Antonio, TX 78209 www.jrmooneygallerires.com (210) 828-8214 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) 591-7180 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 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 shophuebneroaks.com Shopping Center

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

San Antonio

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SPORTS

MORGAN’S WONDERLAND 5223 David Edwards Dr. San Antonio, TX 78233 (210) 495-5888. morganswonderland.com

SAN ANTONIO SPURS BASKETBALL 1 AT&T Center Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 444-5000 ww.nba.com/spurs SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE HOCKEY 1 AT&T Center Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 444-5000 www.sarampage.com

4 SEAWORLD OF SAN ANTONIO 10500 Seaworld Drive San Antonio, TX 78251 (800) 700-7786 www.seaworld.com

WNBA BASKETBALL 1 AT&T Center Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 444-5000 www.sastars.com SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS Minor League, AA Baseball9 Nelson Wolff Stadium 5757 Hwy 90 West San Antonio, Texas 78227 (210) 675-7275

SIX FLAGS FIESTA TEXAS 17000 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 697-5050 www.sixflags.com/ fiestatexas 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 MISSION SAN JUAN 9101 Graf Road San Antonio, TX 78214 9am-5pm Daily www.nps.gov/saan

THE ALAMO 300 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, Texas 78205 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 The Rose Window at Mission San Jose

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EVENTS //////////////////////////////////// COMEDY Oct. 7-9 Damon Wayans Jr. Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Oct. 13–16 Adam Ray Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Oct. 20–23 Alex Reymundo Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Oct. 27–30 Lil Rel Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

FESTIVALS

Open 9 AM Daily. Ticket/Boarding Locations:

Historia

(Market St. & Alamo)

Rivercenter Mall (Commerce & Bowie)

Aztec Theatre @riosanantonio

(St.Mary’s & Crockett)

www.riosanantonio.com

(210) 244-5700

Oct. 15 San Antonio Beer Festival Dignowity & Lockwood Parks Thru Oct. 29 BOOtanica San Antonio Botanical Garden Thru Oct. 30 Fright Fest Six Flags Fiesta Texas Thru Oct. 30 Howl-O-Screa.m. SeaWorld San Antonio

Thru Oct. 31 Zoo Boo San Antonio Zoo

LIVE THEATER Oct. 7- 9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Woodlawn Theatre Oct. 25 @ 2 p.m. Julie Boulianne, Mezzo-Soprano Tuesday Musical Club

MUSIC Oct. 29- 30 Mala Luna Music Festival Lone Star Brewery Theater Thru Oct. 30 Disney’s Beauty and the Beast The Playhouse

EXHIBITIONS Thru 1/22 Earth Explorers Witte Museum Thru 12/24 Jim Dine: Salome Reimagined McNay Art Museum

Thru Oct. 31 13th Floor Haunted House 1203 E. Commerce St.

Chips and other human foods are not healthy for wildlife or for our rivers and creeks. So, next time you’re on the River Walk or at one of San Antonio’s several creekway parks or trail systems, please save the chips—for humans, that is! Please don’t feed the ducks, squirrels, or other wildlife. www.sara-tx.org 44

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

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NATURE at its

FUN-EST Philosopher and author Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” That is very much true when it comes to fall in San Antonio. Cibolo Nature Center

San Antonio Botanical Garden

Nature takes on a blanket of serenity in this part of the world in the fall, and there are several places where you can experience its majesty in the Alamo City. The San Antonio Botanical Garden is a 10-minute drive from the Alamo. Since opening to the public in 1980, the 33-acre garden has been a lush oasis hidden away from Downtown’s frenetic energy. Visitors to the garden are treated to a wide array of nature’s wonders. A trip to the Botanical Garden is a great way to put you in an autumn frame of mind. To add even more gravitas to the season, the Garden has rolled-out several seasonal special events. Through the end of October is the Winged Wonders event, which highlights the monarch butterflies and hummingbirds that thrive in the garden. This hands-on activity offers instructional programming, crafts, and a garden exploration.

Cibolo Nature Center

San Antonio Botanical Garden

555 Funston Place (210) 536-1400 9AM–5PM (S-SA) www.sabot.org

Cibolo Nature Center 140 City Park Rd, Boerne (830) 249-4616 9AM–5PM (M-SA) 1PM–5PM (S) (Visitors Center) www.cibolo.org

“Also, every Saturday in October is our BOOtanica event,” said Connie Swann, Director of Marketing for the San Antonio Botanical Garden. “We have programming for families and we encourage children to wear their [Halloween] costumes. Each week, visitors can discover a different fall theme with fun, hands-on activities.” The Botanical Garden will also have its Scarecrow Trail Exhibit. This seasonal exhibit features different scarecrows designed by area groups and organizations and it is also included with admission.

San Antonio Botanical Garden

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“We also have a few special events during October, including our Wine Down at the Garden event,” Swann said. “It’s an upscale event with wine tastings in the Garden. Also,

on October 27, we have our Chipotle Free Movie Night. Gates open at 6 p.m. for that event and the movies start at sundown.” Around 40 minutes from Downtown, lies the city of Boerne and the paradise known as the Cibolo Nature Center and Farm. Since opening to the public on Earth Day in 1990, the area has made it its mission to preserve the land abutting the Cibolo Creek. The Center is also home to the Herff Nature Farm, a 62-acre property that used to be a working farm dating back to the mid-19th Century. It now hosts the weekly Farmers Market at the Cibolo, which runs through December. “Our Fall Wildlife Research Week is annually one of our most exciting events here at the Cibolo Nature Center,” said Julia Murphy, the Assistant Director of Communications & Partner Relations for the Center. “This features what we call our ‘citizen scientists’ who volunteer to come out and observe the natural part of our land. They share their findings with national organizations. Our mission is conservation and this is a unique event that teaches that to everyone.” Other events at the Center include their Kids Club, which has activities such as creating bird feeders, taking nature hikes, and art classes. There are also events such as classes on monarch butterfly biology and snake anatomy during the month of October. “We also have our Fall Family Festival on October 15,” Murphy said. “This is a fun event with lots of arts and crafts and demonstrations. People get to really see everything that the Cibolo Nature Center has to offer at this event. And, the weather is usually really nice at that time of year, which just adds to the occasion.” RIO Magazine 47


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FOOD & DRINK //////////////////////////////// CASUAL

FAMILY

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

CAMP VERDE GENERAL STORE 285 East Verde Creek Rd Camp Verde, TX 78010 (830) 634-7722 campverdegeneralstore. com American PO-PO FAMILY RESTAURANT 829 FM 289 Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-4194 poporestaurant.com American CRANKY FRANKS BBQ COMPANY 1679 South US Hwy 87 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-2353 crankyfranksbbq.com Barbeque RUDY’S BARBEQUE 24152 IH 10 West Leon Springs, TX 78257 (210) 698-2141 www.rudysbbq.com Barbeque SAMMY’S 202 Highway 90 E. Castroville, TX 78009 (830) 931-2204 sammysrestaurant.com Diner Food ALAMO SPRINGS 107 Alamo Road Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-8004 alamospringscafe.com Hamburgers

FINE DINING THE GRILL AT LEON SPRINGS 24116 IH 10 West Leon Springs, TX 78257 (210) 698-8797 leonspringsgrill.com American HILLTOP 10661 Highway 87 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-8922 www.hilltopcafe.com American SUSTENIO 17103 La Cantera Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 598-2950 www.eilanhotel.com American AUGUST E 203 East San Antonio St Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-1585 august-es.com Asian WELFARE CAFE 223 Welfare Waring Rd. Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-3700 www.welfaretexas.com German FRANCESCA’S AT SUNSET 16641 La Cantera Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 558-6500 resortlacantera.com Southwestern

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BOB’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE 5815 Rim Pass Dr. San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 222-2627 bobs-steakandchop.com Steak

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EVENTS /////////////////////////////////// FESTIVALS Oct. 6 Gruene Music & WineFest Gruene Historic District Oct. 15 @ 12 p.m. Oktoberfest Downtown Boerne Oct. 22 @ 9 a.m. Fall Into Art Festival New Braunfels Farmers Market

Oct. 29 @ 8 a.m. Harvest Moon Gale Arnold-Rauch-Brandt Homestead, New Braunfels

MUSIC Oct. 12 Bernardus Duo Tour Show Pour Haus, New Braunfels Oct. 15 @ 7:30 p.m. Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre, New Braunfels

Oct. 20 @ 8 p.m. Shooter Jennings w/ Waymore’s Outlaws Freiheit Country Store, New Braunfels Oct. 21 @ 8 p.m. Confederate Railroad Freiheit Country Store, New Braunfels

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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

THE GOLF CLUB OF TEXAS 13600 Briggs Ranch San Antonio, TX 78245 (210) 504-2550 golfclubtexas.com 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 GOVERNMENT CANYON 12861 Galm Road San Antonio, TX 78254 (210) 688-9055 F-M 7am-10pm GUADALUPE RIVER STATE PARK 3350 Park Road 31 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

GOLF COURSES

HORSE RACING

CEDAR CREEK GOLF COURSE 8250 Vista Colina San Antonio, TX 78255 (210) 695-5050 alamocitygolftrail.com

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

TAPATIO SPRINGS RESORT & GOLF COUSE 1 Resort Way Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-4197 tapatio.com/golf

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

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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 The Golf Club of Texas

SHOPPING BASS PRO SHOPS 17907 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 253-8800 9am-9pm Daily basspro.com

WILDFLOWER FARM WILDSEED FARM 3 100 Legacy Drive Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (800) 848-0078 9:30am-5pm Daily www.wildseedfarms.com

WATERPARK

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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SHOPPING ///////////////////////////// JR MOONEY GALLERIES OF FINE ART 8032 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-8214 jrmooneygalleries.com Fine Art Gallery LAS FINEZAS 210 South Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 331-9272 www.lasfinezas.com Fine Imported Gifts RANCH AT THE RIM 18007 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 319-3001 www.ranchattherim.com Fine western wear BUSSEYS FLEA MARKET 18738 IH 35 North Schertz, TX 78154 (830) 609-0800 www.busseyfm.com Flea Market KENDRA SCOTT 15900 La Cantera Parkway #2290 San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 399-2854 www.kendrascott.com Jewelry

BASS PRO SHOPS 17907 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 253-8800 www.basspro.com Outdoor Hunting & Fishing THE SHOPS AT LA CANTERA 15900 La Cantera Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 582-6255 theshopsatlacantera.com Outdoor Shopping Mall TANGER OUTLETS 4015 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-7446 www.tangeroutlets.com/ sanmarcos Outlet Mall SAN MARCOS PRIME OUTLETS 3939 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2200 www.premiumoulets.com Outlet Mall 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 THE TWIG BOOK SHOP 306 Pearl Parkway #106 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 826-6411 thetwig.indiebound.com Shopping Center 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

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With the purchase of TWO dinner menu entrees.

Applies to Cheese or Pepperoni slices. Cannot be combined with other offers or coupons. Available for delivery and in-house.

Come visit us at thesanantonioriverwalk.com

237 Loyosa, San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-9374 www.riverrestaurants.com Limit one coupon per table. Expires 10/31/16

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On the San Antonio Riverwalk 223 Losoya Street (210) 227-0864

FREE Homemade Potato Chips in a basket served with avocado crèam dipping sauce.*

10% MILITARY DISCOUNT

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

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

$

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

ADULT OR CHILD TICKET

301 Alamo Plaza •210-224-9299

RIPLEYS.COM/SANANTONIO

Not valid with any other offer. Good up to six people. Expires 10/31/16 • ©RIPLEY ENTERTAINMENT INC. - RIO MAG

PRESENT THIS AD AND RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY HARD ROCK SOUVENIR WITH $20 PURCHASE Valid only at San Antonio Location. Not valid with other offers. One person per visit. Expires 10/31/16.

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

FREE

Queso Blanco OR Guacamole & Chips with purchase of entrée.*

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Happy Hour daily * One complimentary order of Queso Blanco 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 COMPLIMENTARY QUESO BLANCO* Happy Hour Every Day 3pm–6pm Reverse 9pm–11pm: House Wine $4.50 • 12oz Rio Margarita $5 Well Drinks $4 + Beer Specials! *1 coupon per table. Not to be used in conjunction with other coupons.

421 E. Commerce St. on the River Walk 210-226-8462 www.nakediguanariverwalkbar.com

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

With the purchase of an adult entrée.

One coupon per table per visit. Offer at Riverwalk location only. Must present coupon. Expires 10/31/16.

2

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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 10/31/16

$

2

QUESO, SO DELICIOUS & TOTALLY FREE Redeem this coupon for one complimentary bowl of our award-winning and completely irrisitible queso.

200 River Walk Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-9835 • ironcactus.com Not valid with any other offer, one per table, not valid during happy hour. Expires 10/31/16.

OFF

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

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 10/31/16.

Come visit us at

thesanantonioriverwalk.com

Located in Rivercenter Mall on 3rd Level 849 East Commerce 210-229-1420 www.sanantoniocomedyclubs.com Not valid with special events. Expires 10/31/16

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214 Broadway Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210.375.4082

Over 500 flavors of glass bottled soda, thousands of kinds of candy, 100 flavors of salt water taffy. See coupon in the back of the magazine.

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RIO Magazine October 2016  

The Official Magazine of the River Walk

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