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JANUARY 2017

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IN THIS ISSUE

GUIDES 38

Food & Drink

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Arts & Entertainment

42 Shopping

FEATURES

10 FOOD & DRINK

Healthy, Fresh & Delicious (what a concept)

22 SHOPPING

Relax, Regroup & Retail Therapy

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River Walk

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Museum Reach & King William

Architectural Heritage

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Shops at Rivercenter

by Carole Miller

50 Downtown

by Angela Rabke

by Johnnie De La Garza

14 KIDS & FAMILY

A Walk on the Free $ide

26 HISTORY & CULTURE

by Carole Miller

18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

MAPS

30 HEALTH & RECREATION

New Year’s Resolution #1: From Distilled Spirits to Spiritual LAUGH Legacy by Michele Stanush by Susan Yerkes

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Greater San Antonio

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Market Square

COUPONS 58 Coupons

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The San Antonio River Walk

Photographer hobbyist Joe Chidgey perfectly captures in this image that the River Walk is literally in the middle of downtown, below street level. 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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Association Board of Directors The Paseo del Rio Association was formed in 1968 to promote, protect and preserve the River Walk. This is done through special events, public education and Rio Magazine. The association also serves as an advocate for member businesses. For more information, call 210-227-4262. PRESIDENT Tammy Peacock-Werline Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville PRESIDENT-ELECT Laurence Seiterle Zurich Properties TREASURER Pierre Olivier Casa Rio Restaurant SECRETARY Andy Hearon 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 Bob Buchanan The Original Mexican Restaurant

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Sammie Guajardo Dave & Buster’s Rivercenter

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Shanon Miller Office of Historic Preservation, COSA

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Mae Escobar aMAEzing Marketing Group

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On the River Walk, it’s not about the destination, it’s the journey.

EDITOR’S LETTER

The Official Magazine of the River Walk

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Paula Schechter editor@paseodelrio.com

HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE.

BUSINESS MANAGER

Each morning we can wake with a smile or a frown. More times than not, I choose happiness. But I will admit that occasionally I need an assist getting to my happy place. My favorite attitude adjustment is a stroll on the River Walk. I particularly like early mornings when the sidewalks are less crowded. Sometimes I stop and eat. A soft, warm flour tortilla filled with eggs and bacon is my breakfast of choice-portable food nirvana. But mostly I just walk, and not very fast. On the River Walk, it’s not about the destination; it’s the journey. Soak in the beauty of our beloved river. Listen to the sounds of birds. Watch the park groundskeepers quietly grooming the beautiful landscaping and flower beds. You will feel your blood pressure go down and an upward curve on the corners of your mouth. Whether you’re visiting or live close by and can enjoy the experience once or often, I encourage you to take an early morning stroll. You will learn first-hand the serenity of the River Walk. I encourage you to choose happiness as I do by starting with a simple walk.

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Food & Drink By Johnnie de la Garza

HEALTHY, FRESH & DELICIOUS (what a concept)

Chicken Vermicelli Bowl at The Clean Plate Photo credit: Andy Agalue

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THE HOLIDAYS ARE OVER AND EVERYONE IS STUFFED LIKE THE VERITABLE CHRISTMAS GOOSE. EVEN STRETCHY PANTS HAVE A LIMIT, SO LET’S GET SERIOUS ABOUT EATING HEALTHY. That resolution is so much easier to sustain when the food is delicious. Forget fad diets and sacrificing tasty food for protein shakes. Eating healthy means many things to many people but almost everyone agrees it means fresh, great tasting foods sourced locally without additives. Organic fruits and veggies, meats that are pasture raised without antibiotics or hormones. Beef that is grass-fed. Real food that feeds the body and nourishes the soul. Many area restaurants base some, if not all, of their menu around freshness. Whether it’s vegetarian, vegan, meatbased or something in between, anyone can always find mouthwatering, healthy food all over the city. It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The word Breakfast means to “break-a-fast.” So, unless you are sleep walking and eating, don’t even think about skipping this important meal, especially if it’s from Green Vegetarian Cuisine at the historic Pearl just over a mile from downtown. This laid-back eatery is 100% vegetarian and kosher with vegan options thrown into the mix. Chef Mike Behrend learned his skills over 20 years ago from his mom who owned Lulu’s Bakery & Café, an iconic restaurant serving the antithesis of healthy cuisine. Mike, an avid runner and bike enthusiast, hopes his restaurant will be a part of Texas’ transition from fat to fit. Using farm fresh eggs and fresh veggies from the Pearl Farmers Market, he makes a hearty Migas breakfast plate. Scrambled eggs, with onions, peppers and corn chips combined with refried beans, breakfast potatoes and whole wheat tortillas, it makes a great start to any day. Go on a Sunday and stop by the Pearl Farmers Market to pick up something fresh for supper. Green Vegetarian also serves lunch and dinner. Not an early riser? Head over to The Clean Plate for a lunch of clean comfort food. Chef-owner Cat New has made it her mission to provide clean sustainable food with a homecooked feel every day. The Clean Plate, located in the Tobin Hill area about one mile north of downtown, is changing the way San Antonio consumes its food. Cat’s restaurant sticks thesanantonioriverwalk.com

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strictly to the concept of farm-to-table, sourcing all organic meat and eggs and black beans all served on a platter covered with a fresh banana leaf, locally. Their meat and chicken are pasture raised and beef is grass-fed and it also makes an alluring presentation. Try it with the Mi Carina cocktail, finished. Produce is non-GMO and raised in clean soil with no pesticides. This a concoction of Cranberry vodka, fresh-juiced cucumber and muddled hip casual restaurant provides clean wholesome food without losing flavor. mint. Then it’s time to get physical dancing to live music on the patio. Everything eaten here is feel-good comfort food. The menu changes with Eating healthy doesn’t mean giving up eating at a favorite restaurant the local harvest, the way it should. The Chicken Vermicelli Bowl is either. Most all restaurants carry healthier options on their a go-to lunch dish that warms the core, making it a crowd menu. Acenar, a modern Tex-Mex eatery on the River favorite especially on a cold day. This Asian-inspired Walk owned by restaurateur Lisa Wong who bowl uses Tecumseh Farm’s Smart Chicken enu options ealthy m also owns Rosario’s, has a menu that will which is claimed to be the most wholesome, a h r y o un an o m eans will be fi tting just f d the delight any diner. This eclectic, innovative nutritious, best-tasting chicken in the s i ne th te j in n city, Wi avori establishment has both an extensive US. Combined with rice noodles, carrot ot im ef vegetarian and gluten-free menu. ribbons, cucumbers, pickled daikon os There is no sacrificing great taste for and chef’s home-made Nước chấm GREEN VEGETARIAN CUISINE healthy food here. A new item just sauce, everyone will literally want eatatgreen.com added to the menu is the Alambres, to lick their plate clean. The Clean 200 E. Grayson St. & 10003 NW Military a selection of shrimp, chicken Plate is open for lunch only and will THE CLEAN PLATE and beef skewers with peppers, soon be offering delivery service thecleanplatesanantonio.com squash, tomato and onions served through Zula Food. 1022 N. Main Ave over roasted corn rice. The Jicama Everyone will be happy to eat Shrimp Tacos will fill one up, not LA BOTANICA their vegetables at this quaint out, with jicama “tortillas” crammed vivalabotanica.com vegan Mexican restaurant. Located full of Gulf shrimp and crispy leeks in 2911 N. St. Mary’s St. in a trendy neighborhood 2.4 miles a tangy tamarindo sauce. To lighten the ACENAR north of downtown, La Botanica offers dish up even more, order it without the acenar.com/downtown mouthwatering, nutritious food and freshsauce. Enjoy this meal with a glass of wine 146 E. Houston St. squeezed cocktails that keep its customers on the patio for one of the prettiest views on coming back often. Chef Rebel Mariposa the river. Expect daily happy hour, delicious food uses her culinary magic to connect people. Using and a lively atmosphere at this fun hot spot. vegetables from her large garden, she continually surprises guests with her talents once seated at her table. The Empanada Johnnie De La Garza has been a writer and restaurant reviewer in the San Plate includes three good-sized Empanadas filled with potato, sweet Antonio area for the past nine years. She enjoys sharing her adventures and potato, carrots and chayote all cooked in a house chipotle sauce. Fried in latest finds in the city’s ever evolving dining scene. Check out her blog at a light pastry shell that intensifies the flavors in the filling, this dish is one flicksandfood.com and follow her on facebook.com/flicksandfood, twitter. reason why locals love to eat here. Accompanied by a cucumber salad com/flicksandfood, instagram.com/flicksandfood

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A WALK ON THE

FREE

By Carole Miller

It is estimated that it takes about $250,000 to raise a child to the age of 18. If you add in all the smartphones, electronic gadgets, games and accessories, that number skyrockets to $100 gazillion (give or take a gazillion). The goal of every parent is to raise a happy and well-adjusted child but sometimes parents forget kids don’t need things—they need you.

With that in mind, the Alamo City offers an abundance of family-friendly activities that are absolutely FREE. Here are some suggestions to get started.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX Outdoor activities such as hiking, walking, bicycling or just running around and playing are always FREE. And so are the more than 140 miles of trails throughout Alamo City parks. There are also dog parks, outdoor fitness stations, skate parks, pools, tennis courts and even Frisbee golf. Or you can just go outside and stare at the sky together. Every Wednesday evening beginning at sunset, the San Antonio League of Sidewalk Astronomers (SALSA) offers  FREE stargazing to the public at McAllister Park. Bring your own

telescope or use one of the many scopes on the field. The skies of San Antonio are also home to many different species of birds. Make some new feathered friends every weekend with the San Antonio Audubon Society. This organization leads beginning birdwatcher field trips at a different park each week and anyone is welcome to attend. Check out their website for times and locations.

A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS San Antonio is home to a multitude of museums offering a plethora of pint-sized fun. Plus, every museum has at least one day of FREE admission. At the San Antonio Museum of Art, general admission is FREE every Tuesday from 4

to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon. The Institute of Texan Cultures has FREE admission on the second Sunday of each month. Admission is FREE at the Witte Museum every Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m. At the Briscoe Western Art Museum, admission is always FREE for children 12 and under and to all active military and their families (up to 4 people). Admission is always FREE to anyone under the age of 19 at the McNay Art Museum. McNay admission is also FREE every Thursday evening from 4 to 9 p.m. and the first Sunday of the month from noon to 5 p.m.

TOOT YOUR OWN HORN Attend a concert or show together. This doesn’t have to mean pricy tickets, either. There are plenty of FREE, family-friendly events for musicians of all ages.

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Witte Eath Explorers

Grab your chairs and blankets and sit outdoors on the Tobin Center Plaza for a FREE concert on Friday, Jan. 15. This outdoor evening simulcast of the complete “Rhapsody in Blue” program will be shown on the 30foot video wall and features musical selections by George Gershwin and Duke Ellington. Or for an entire afternoon of music and merriment, visit your local library. That’s right! The Symphony at San Antonio Public Libraries program brings musicians from the San Antonio Symphony to local libraries to share the joy of music with children of all ages. Show your kids how special classical music can be and get a little loud at the library without being shushed.

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too? Join Miss Anastasia’s wonderful and wacky preweekend story time every Friday at 10:30 a.m. at The Twig at The Pearl for a seriously fun story time and a delightful craft. And just about every local library and bookstore has a weekly story time. Check your local library/bookstore for dates and times and make it a weekly reading date. Play a game! Mexican Loteria is a fun game similar to Bingo. Every Wednesday at noon play Wonderland Loteria at Wonderland of the Americas. Admission is FREE and you get one card per person. If you want a second card, all you have to do is bring two cans of food or non-perishable items for the San Antonio Food Bank. Bingo!

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Kids & Family San Antonio Public Library Downtown

League of Sidewalk Stargazers

Hemisfair Park puts out their “big blue blocks” for children ages two and up while the staff and volunteers lead organized play that is fun, active and educational.

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Sometimes the best things in life really are FREE. Take advantage of meal time and make it a fun family event. Play a board game or a card game after dinner or just watch television together. You’ll be surprised what you can learn about your kids in these moments. Most importantly, just relax and enjoy each other’s company. You’ll be glad you did.

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Carole Miller has been a freelance writer in San Antonio for the past 20 years. She is the mother of three super-well-adjusted kids (Sydney, 26; Nick, 20; and Faith, 17) who turned out “just fine” in spite (or maybe because) of having a cheap mother. thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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Distilled Spirits to SPIRITUAL LEGACY By Susan Yerkes 18 RIO Magazine

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There’s always something shaking in this party town, and this month the action is shaken, stirred, or even straight up at the annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference. Now in its sixth year, this happy gathering of top bartenders, chefs and cocktail lovers is the only one of its kind in Texas, and among the top-rated in the U.S. by Fodor’s Travel.

High-Jinx! The San Antonio Cocktail Conference has something for every cocktail lover—even its own signature libation. The 2017 cocktail is the High Jinx, created by Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood restaurant and bar. Check one out at the conference, or try your bartending skills at home.

From January 6-11, a kaleidoscope of cocktail centered events is slated throughout downtown and beyond. Some of the city’s hottest dining rooms, watering holes and hot spots are hosting paired dinners, tastings, educational seminars and—yes— some of the coolest cocktail parties ever. The conference is for adults-only, but all the proceeds go to children’s charities. The warm-up for the conference starts January 6, with nightly paired dinners featuring top liquor brands at restaurants from Lüke, The Palm and Bohanan’s to Two Brothers BBQ and Chisme Mexican Restaurant. On January 11, the conference shifts into high gear, adding big evening events. “Women Shaking It Up­—Cocktails and Cookies,” may sound crazy, but the popular party at historic La Villita is a huge crowd pleaser, featuring brilliant female bartenders, chef-created munchies and Girl Scout Cookie creations. Adults can indulge their inner children at “Opening Night at the DoSeum,” another evening cocktail bash that gives the cocktail crowd the run of one of the top children’s museums in the country.

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Stir ingredients together and pour over ice. Top with a dash of club soda and garnish with an orange twist. Enjoy!

There are also dozens of seminars exploring every aspect of the spirit world, from entertaining histories of bourbon, absinthe, tequila and more, to classes on creating the perfect cocktail. There’s even a seminar titled “Drunk Tweets.” Really. Check out the whole intoxicating schedule on their website, and do some moving and shaking yourself.

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San Antonio’s annual Martin Luther King March is the biggest in the United States.

DR. KING & DREAMWEEK San Antonio is one of the friendliest places you’ll ever visit, and that open and welcoming spirit reflects a powerful sense of unity. Every year, the strength of that spirit is reflected in the city’s annual Martin Luther King March, this year on Monday, January 16. In fact, this is the biggest Martin Luther King Day March in the United States. All are welcome to join the hundreds of thousands who walk together through the city’s East Side in a stirring demonstration of brotherhood and optimism. The city’s MLK Commission also presents cultural, informative and entertaining events in the spirit of Dr. King throughout the month. King’s message of peace and brotherhood has inspired another, newer San Antonio event. It’s called DreamWeek, but in this city of happenings, the concerts, art shows and gatherings have stretched beyond a sevenday week. BillyRay Sheppard’s Second Sunday Smooth Jazz evening at the Plaza Club in the downtown Frost Bank Tower, with one of the best views of the city spread out below, gets the musical vibe going on January 8. A few highlights among the scores of other DreamWeek events take place in some of the city’s most hip and historic venues. Check out galleries, music, film and more fun at the Second Saturday Art Walk in Southtown’s 20 RIO Magazine

uber-hip Lone Star Arts District on January 14, or soak in the excitement of Africa’s creative fashion, food and music at the Olaju Art Group’s African Market, a one-day event in the heart of the warehouse district, at Brick in the Blue Star Arts Complex on January 19. For a soaring spiritual fix, don’t miss Spirituals in Concert, a free program celebrating the glorious heritage of the African-American spiritual, in the sacred space of the historic San Fernando Cathedral. In a different musical vein, “Watch Your Step: The Men of Eastwood,” the Renaissance Guild’s musical tribute to the bygone Southern “Chitlin’ Circuit” and entertainers from Fats Domino and Lou Rawls to The Temptations and more, will be staged throughout the month at the old Carver Community Cultural Center. With 70plus shows, talks, receptions and gatherings, the best way to get a good sense of what DreamWeek offers in on the constantly-updated website, dreamweek.org. Whether your tastes run to distilled spirits or the spiritual legacy of Martin Luther King—or both— there’s a wide range of fun and sheer inspiration waiting for you in San Antonio this month. Join in, and make some amazing memories.

Susan Yerkes is an award-winning travel writer and journalist. Read more of her columns and stories at LocalCommunityNews.com.

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After a season of frenzied holiday shopping, the last thing that many people want to think about is more shopping. But January in San Antonio is the perfect time to have meaningful personal and cultural experiences. Don’t think of it as shopping— consider it­retail therapy!

Start by stocking your pantry. Locals and travelers love to pop into the So Flo HEB for assorted food items, wine and craft beer. Foodies will also love a trip to Central Market—full of delicious aromas, this is the place to pick up specialty treats that aren’t available elsewhere. For heavier libations, check out Pig Liquor in South Town. This charming hole in the wall offers carefully selected spirits as well as a fun selection of funky vintage gifts. Focus on wellness and relaxation as you move into 2017 with a trip to one of downtown SA’s fantastic spas, and be sure to update your products while you are there. You do not have to be a hotel guest to book appointments or visit the retail areas. Check out the world-class spa at the Mokara Hotel for upscale lines like Babor, Aromatherapy Associates and Skinceuticals. Another downtown option is the top floor of the Hotel Contessa, which is dedicated to the familiar Woodhouse Day Spa. Visitors can pick up unique candles, spa robes and other beauty related items for themselves and others, and hopefully work a massage or manicure into their trip. (Don’t forget that the Woodhouse Spa has many locations, so a gift card would be an ideal item to pick up for a January birthday girl.) Local women and men flock to Twirl Salon, located in Blue Star Arts Complex, to stock up on Bumble and Bumble items for their hair, as well as items from the Tata Harper line of organic skincare products to truly pamper dehydrated skin. Some of San Antonio’s finest and most unique retail spaces are located in museums located in or around the downtown area, on the Museum Reach of the San Antonio River. The San Antonio Museum of Art, The Briscoe Western Art Museum, Witte Museum and the Doseum, along with the McNay Art Museum, will come together in January to offer the best of museum gift-shopping.

This page: Top: Twirl Salon located at the Blue Star Comlex; Center: A variety of unique and handcrafted items delight visitors at the Tiny Finch; Bottom: Spa at the Hotel Contessa.

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Each museum is a perfect post-holiday sanctuary and all feature outstanding exhibits. At the Doseum, families can find engaging indoor and outdoor play, pick up unique children’s gifts for classmates and cousins in the shop, and enjoy hands-on learning in one trip. The store collections at the McNay, SAMA and Briscoe Western Art Museum each reflect the mood of the museums, and feature books, jewelry, art and other treasures that are certain to please art lovers. Since the holiday RIO Magazine

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lights will remain on display until mid-January, it is the perfect time to try out a river taxi. The barges are a relaxing way to travel to the various museums along the Museum Reach of the river, as well as to one of San Antonio’s favorite shopping destinations, the Pearl. Shops at the Pearl are always open during the Pearl Farmers Market each weekend, and during regular business hours all week long. Most shops are locally owned and offer local goods. Check out the Tiny Finch for incredibly unique items ranging from furniture to jewelry to stationary. The well-curated assortment of items feels nature-inspired and will leave shoppers feeling refreshed. Restock on kitchen items and find San Antonio and South Texas cookbooks across the walkway at Melissa Guerra’s Latin Kitchen Market before you refuel with coffee at Local. Although not a local store, Ten Thousand Villages is another pick for feel-good shopping in January. The company creates opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term, fair trading relationships. Opportunities to enjoy outdoor spaces abound at the Pearl, and with riverfront access, this shopping mecca offers a perfect stop for both locals and tourists. For a peaceful indoor shopping experience that still offers beautiful river views, don’t overlook downtown’s Shops at Rivercenter Mall. With over 100 national and local retailers for every age group, dining options and an IMAX Movie Theater, the mall blends a strong local vibe with access to national brands. Just outside the mall, check out the assortment of shops facing The Alamo, and don’t miss the opportunity to step into San Antonio’s famous historic monument for a souvenir coonskin hat or cork gun! Stroll through La Villita Historic Arts Village along the banks of the San Antonio River. It offers a combination of art galleries, distinctive shops and fine dining experiences in a historically significant setting. This “little town” was one of San Antonio’s first neighborhoods in the 18th century and restored in the 1930s with help from the Works Progress Administration. Some of the WPA-era artwork is still on view in the courtyards and buildings. El Mercado was once a thriving hot spot for local produce. The Farmer’s Market Plaza now houses unique locally owned shops and stalls offering a wide variety of products celebrating the cultural, artistic and ethnic influences of the Southwest and Mexico, from clothing to wood carvings to tasty local treats and candies. These two locations are the best way to enjoy the beautiful and festive culture of San Antonio, no matter the month. San Antonio is filled with opportunities for relaxation, refocus and retail in this beautiful city, so grab your walking shoes, flag down a river taxi and get 2017 started right. Angela Rabke is a San Antonio native, mom of three, marketing professional and freelance writer. She loves exploring downtown and finally has a good excuse for shopping.

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History & Culture

Heritage By Carole Miller

Interior oblique view of altar at Mission Conception

Sir Winston Churchill once said, “We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us.” And through architecture, it’s possible to discover many things about a culture. Few things last the way architecture does.

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The Alamo

The rich heritage of the Alamo City includes strong Spanish, Mexican and German influences and is so unmistakably our own wonderful, blend of cultures that Mark Twain once called it one of the four most unique cities in America.

REMEMBER THE ALAMO?

The first buildings in San Antonio stand as enduring monuments to the Franciscans who brought Christianity to the New World. These walled compounds or missions were constructed in the 18th century by the Spaniards. They encompassed a church and other buildings and served a dual purpose. First, the walls protected the people from being attacked and, most importantly, they recruited new members into the Catholic Church. San Antonio’s five missions are considered some of the finest examples of Spanish colonial architecture in the United States. This type of architecture brought the classical, European-style architecture with beautiful, intricate details from the Spaniards and mixed it generously with the much more minimal Mexican architecture characterized by arches, thick openings and interesting doors. The four historic missions that make up the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park include: Nuestra Señora de La Purisma Conceptión de Acuña, San José y San Miguel de Aguayo, San Juan Capistrano and San Francisco de La Espada. (If that sounds like a mouthful, the locals call them Conceptión, San José, San Juan and Espada for short.) And San Antonio’s most famous mission, San Antonio de Valero, was the sight of the infamous Battle of the Alamo. Remember? We do. Not only do the missions reflect the heritage of the Alamo City, they were designated on July 5, 2015 as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The World Heritage List recognizes the most significant cultural and natural sites in the world such as Stonehenge, the Taj Mahal, the Great Pyramid and the Great Wall of China and includes only 21 other sites in the United States including the Grand Canyon, Independence Hall and Statue of Liberty. View of cloister at Mission Conception

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Exterior ruins at Mission San Juan Detailsof exterior wall at Mission San Jose

Rose Window at Mission San Jose

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN

The Spanish colonial revival movement, which surged in popularity from 1915 to 1930, began with a roux of Spanish colonial style. The Spanish colonial style, already a mixture of cultures, was joined by a medley of Mediterranean mastery, a morsel of Moorish muquarnas, a bit of Baroque and several dashes of Romanesque and Renaissance inspiration from Europe combined with the simplicity of the native Southwest Indian adobes. This style remains popular in San Antonio and is marked by the prodigious use of curves, arches, stucco, handpainted tiles, red tile roofs, towers, balconies, iron details and courtyards. Many notable archetypes of this style can be found all over downtown including the Tobin Center, the Arneson River Theater, San Fernando Cathedral, La Villita, the Spanish Governors Palace, Majestic Theater and the McNay Museum (just north of downtown).

ZEITGEIST BLITZKRIEG AND BEER

Germans first immigrated to Texas in the 1830s. But the Germans were not your typical immigrants. They were not poverty-stricken or oppressed. Conversely, they were land-owning families and collegeeducated professionals who used their wealth to build lavish homes within an enclave they named in honor of King Wilhelm I of Prussia. By the 1890s the population of San Antonio was one third German. They brought with them their distinctive foods, customs and architecture and the King William Historic District just south of downtown became one of the most affluent German neighborhoods. Most importantly, however, they gave us such Texas German beers as Pearl and Shiner. And everyone knows that beer is vital to survival in San Antonio, especially in August. 28 RIO Magazine

Not only do the missions reflect the heritage of the Alamo City, they were designated on July 5, 2015 as a World Heritage Site.

With beer comes breweries. Both the San Antonio Museum of Art and the Pearl Brewery Complex began their lives as breweries and still stand as wonderful examples of the Germans’ fanciful-yet-practical schloss-style design with their grand style and crenellated parapets overlooking the city.

THE WHOLE ENCHILADA

In a city as truly unique as San Antonio, you have to mix things up a little and insert something odd, right? In our case, the big red enchilada in the room (or, in this case, in the downtown skyline) is the San Antonio Public Library. Since its inauguration, the iconic Central Library’s bright-colored, striking Mexican Modernist design has attracted a great deal of attention in architectural and library circles. Other architectural points-of-interest not to be missed are the Emily Morgan and Gunter Hotels with their intricate, carved grotesques, gargoyles and stone embellishments indicative of the NeoGothic Revival style. And the Bexar County Courthouse is a wonderful work of Romanesque Revival architecture. The grandiose Beaux Arts style combined with Art Deco to form the Drury Plaza. And countless Art Deco-inspired buildings line the downtown skyline. You may call it a mixed up melee, a cacophony of construction or even a barrage of buildings, but in the melting pot that is San Antonio, we call it home. Carole Miller has been a freelance writer in San Antonio for the past 20 years. She is the mother of three super-well-adjusted kids (Sydney, 26; Nick, 20; and Faith, 17) who turned out “just fine” in spite (or maybe because) of having a cheap mother. thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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warmer days this month, try a natural laugh in a natural space, such as along the San Antonio River Walk’s more untamed Mission Reach. Note: Charming waterfowl can add greatly to the mirth.

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Other ideas for laugh-triggers:

Laugh more!

If it’s not too chilly, check out Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair Park, 434 S. Alamo St.—a short hop from the downtown River Walk. Don’t let the nearby construction discourage—once you’re in the 4.1-acre playground area, it’s delightful. Meant for all ages, “pre-K to gray,”a myriad of laughter inducing features exist—swing, climb, leap, slide, splash, dig, play ball or ping pong and more.

Like all evolving areas of scientific inquiry, much is yet to be learned about the health benefits of laughter, which are being examined by medical researchers at a number of institutions. (See sidebar.) Of special interest is laughter’s role in connecting people with social support—a healthbooster in its own right.

Laughter is: • Fast-acting. • Self-generating. • Produced in varied potencies – from chuckles and chortles to giggles and guffaws to the extra-strength king of it all, the explosive and expansive belly laugh. Laughter can also spread from person to person, but in a good way. (Not like a winter flu.)

For indoor gathering spots to laugh, or at least smile broadly, there are plenty—including movie theaters, video arcades, dance spots, coffee shops, restaurants, clubs and pubs. For grownups, a local classic is Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub, 200 S. Alamo St., under the Hilton Palacio del Rio on the River Walk level. A replica of the original Durty Nelly’s in Ireland, this one opened in 1974 in a renovated utility closet. At designated hours, a piano player will belt out songs like “San Antonio Rose” and encourage patrons to sing along. Laughter always ensues. Dave & Buster’s Rivercenter is equipped to deliver play induced laughter with 122 arcade games of every imaginable kind in a family-friendly environment.

Some of the most wonderful laughter is organic—say, when old friends talk or young children play. Here, the setting doesn’t really matter although, on

Then, of course, there are comedy shows. Many are for mature audiences and some might have age restrictions, so research if you have younger

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ones. Also, check online for schedule changes. Downtown, consider the Improv Comedy Club, with its 350-seat showroom in the Shops at Rivercenter Mall, 849 E. Commerce St. Founded in 1993, the club draws well-known standup comedians from around the country as well as upand-comers and talented locals. Maturitywise, most shows are equivalent to movies in the PG-13 to R-rated categories. In January, there’s an open mic on Monday nights where you can dose out laughter on your own. At the world-class Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, located at 100 Auditorium Circle leading up to the River Walk’s Museum Reach, the following nationally known comedians are booked: Sunday, January 8—Grammy–nominated Bill Engvall (homespun humor); Thursday, January 19 through Saturday, January 21—Robert Dubac performing “The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?” (addressing the classic question: What do women want?); and Wednesday, January 25­ —Miranda Sings (a.k.a. actress Colleen Ballinger). For a cozier, more offbeat venue, check out the nonprofit Overtime Theater, dedicated to original and innovative work—most by locals. Located at 1203 Camden St., close to the Pearl Brewery, January’s laughinducing offerings include improv comedy by The Denials and Missed Opportunity as well as a three-episode serial play, “Generic Eric” by Kareem Dahab, opening Friday, January 20. thesanantonioriverwalk.com

Farther away from San Antonio’s center city, venues targeted at laughter include the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club (the Improv Comedy Club’s younger sister), in the Park North Plaza at 618 NW Loop 410, 15 minutes north of downtown. Open mic is Tuesday nights. For family-friendly comedy, there’s Comedy Sportz San Antonio, located just north of the airport at Studio 185, 11950 Starcrest, Suite 210­ —15-20 minutes from downtown. Here, improvisational comedy is played as a fast-paced sport—for all ages! For locals seeking extended laughter, some comedy clubs offer classes. Comedy Sportz even trains people on using improv in everyday life.

Buoyant laughter has been under serious study by medical researchers at institutions ranging from California’s Loma Linda University to the University of Maryland. Even the Mayo Clinic discusses it in the stress management section of its “Healthy Lifestyle” website, reporting that laughter can: SHORT-TERM • Enhance intake of air. • Stimulate heart, lungs and muscles. • Boost endorphins released by brain. LONG TERM • Help body release natural painkillers. • Lessen depression and anxiety. • Release neuropeptides to decrease stress and possibly more serious maladies.

Of course, as it goes without saying, laughing can happen just about everywhere. Having trouble finding things you find funny? The Mayo Clinic’s “Healthy Lifestyle” website offers ideas: Try to find the humor in situations that stress you and practice laughing, even if it doesn’t feel natural at first. Make it a habit to spend time with friends who make you

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Health & Recreation laugh. Share funny stories or jokes yourself. Keep comic strips and other laugh-inducers close at hand. Explore Laughter Yoga. Remember: Not all humor is kind; don’t laugh at another’s expense. Meantime, if you want to do a little informal scientific research on yourself, the website makes this final suggestion: Turn up the corners of your mouth, smile, then laugh—even if it feels forced. Pay attention to your body: Muscles less tense? Mood lighter?

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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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CHECK THIS OUT! A new year lies ahead! Start it off right by trying something new and enjoying an old favorite.

SAN ANTONIO STOCK SHOW & RODEO February 9 to 26 For the 12th year in a row, the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo received the Best Large Indoor Rodeo of the Yea award. The cowboy soirée is February 9-26, but with a little planning you can score savings with a carnival pre-sale package or snag tickets to the PRCA Rodeo and one of 22 concerts by top performers like Willie Nelson or Little Big Town. www.SArodeo.com

SAN ANTONIO COFFEE FESTIVAL

Saturday, January 7, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 418 La Villita, San Antonio The Coffee Festival is a celebration of coffee and the roasters who make this time tested favorite drink. The event is free for basic admission, with additional Specialty Coffee Tasting Flights sold (for $5 each) to sample over 50 coffee roasts brewed by local roasters from San Antonio and throughout the Texas Hill Country. 36 RIO Magazine

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FOOD & DRINK ACENAR 146 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2362 www.acenar.com Mexican - p44 2

DENNY’S 903 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 210 223 4321 www.dennys.com American 24 hours - p50 5

LANDRY’S SEAFOOD HOUSE 517 N. Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-1010 www.landrysseafood.com Seafood -

RAINFOREST CAFÉ 110 E. Crockett San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 277-6300 www.rainforestcafe.com American - p44 17

BARRIBA CANTINA 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 228-9876 www.barribacantina.com Mexican - p44 63

DICK’S LAST RESORT 406 Navarro San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-0026 www.dickslastresort.com American - p44 6

MAD DOGS 123 Losoya Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-0220 maddogs.net British Pub - p44 11

THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS 429 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-6256 therepublicoftexasrestaurant.com American - p44 55

BEN & JERRY’S 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 220-3770 benjerry.com/riverwalksouth.com Ice Cream - p44 69

DURTY NELLY’S IRISH PUB 200 S. Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-3343 www.durtynellyspub.com Irish Pub - p44 27

MARBLE SLAB The Shops at Rivercenter 210-227-9100 Ice Cream & Pretzels

RIO RIO CANTINA 421 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-8462 www.rioriocantina.com Tex-Mex - p44 13

BIER GARTEN 124-150 Losoya St San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-7299 www.alamobiergarten.com German - p44 36

GHIRARDELLI ICE CREAM & CHOCOLATE SHOP Shops at Rivercenter, River Level San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 627-6064 Ghirardelli.com Ice Cream, Chocolate - p44 89

BOUDRO’S TEXAS BISTRO 421 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-8484 www.boudros.com American - p44 16 BOURBON STREET SEAFOOD KITCHEN 103 9th Street San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 301-0066

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CASA RIO 430 E. Commerce San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 225-6718 www.casa-rio.com Tex-Mex - p44 61 CHARLIE WANTS A BURGER SPORTS BAR 223 Losoya San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-0864 charliewantsaburger.com Burgers-Craft Beer - p44 18 CHART HOUSE Tower of the Americas

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GUADALAJARA GRILL 306 W. Market San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-9222 www.thehotelcontessa.com Spanish - p44 91 GUADALAJARA GRILL 301 South Alamo Street San Antonio, Texas 78205 210-222-1992 www.guadalajaragrill.us Tex-Mex - p44 91 IRON CACTUS MEXICAN GRILL & MARGARITA BAR 200 River Walk San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-9835 www.ironcactus.com Tex-Mex - p44 4 JOE’S CRABSHACK 212 College Street, Suite 100, San Antonio, Texas 78205 Seafood - p44 92 JOE’S CRABSHACK 255 E. Basse Road, San Antonio, Texas 78209 Seafood KAWASHI 124 Broadway Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 314-1781 Sushi & Asian Cuisine - p50 47 LA MARGARITA 800 Dolorosa San Antonio, TX 78207 (210) 227-7140 www.lamargarita.com Mexican - p50 4

MARIA MIA 849 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 272-0403 mariamiamexicanbistro.com Mexican - p44 23 MI TIERRA

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NECTAR WINE BAR & ALE HOUSE 214 Broadway Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 375-4082 www.nectarsa.com Wine Bar and Ale House - p50 50 THE ORIGINAL MEXICAN RESTAURANT 528 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 224-9951 www.originalmexican.com Tex-Mex - p44 14 PAESANOS Paesanos River Walk 111 W. Crockett #100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 227-2782 www.paesanosriverwalk.com Italian - p44 91 Paesanos Lincoln Heights 555 East Basse Rd. (210) 828 5191 Italian Paesanos 1604 3622 Paesanos Parkway (210) 493 1604 Italian PICO DE GALLO

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SALTGRASS STEAK HOUSE 502 River Walk San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-9092 www.saltgrass.com Steakhouse - p44 53 SCHAKOLAD CHOCOLATE FACTORY 112 Broadway Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 354-3322 schakolad.com/store49 Chocolate Boutique - p50 45 SCHILO’S 424 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-6692 www.schilos.com Deli - p50 26 THAI LAO ORCHID 118 Broadway Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 442-8110 Thai & Vietnamese Cuisine - p50 46 TEXAS DE BRAZIL 313 E. Houston San Antonio., TX 78205 (210) 299-1600 www.texasdebrazil.com Brazilian Steakhouse - p50 27 TEX’S RIVER WALK SPORTS BAR 200 S. Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 270-0786 www.palaciodelrio.com American - p44 80 TONY ROMAS The Shops at River Center 849 E Commerce St San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-7662 tonyromas-sanantonio.com Ribs, Seafood, Steak - p44 66 ZOCCA 420 W. Market San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 444-6070 www.zoccariverwalk.com Italian - p44 71

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL EVENTS

1/5 @ 7:00 p.m. THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS kick off their North American leg of their Getaway Tour in San Antonio. One of the best-selling bands of all time and winner of six Grammy Awards, this legendary funk rock band was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. AT&T Center

1/7 @ 10 :00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. SAN ANTONIO COFFEE FESTIVAL Escape the daily grind and celebrate coffee! Taste amazing fresh, locally-roasted coffee from all over the world, meet local coffee artisans, listen to good music and eat some good food while strolling along the grounds of La Villita. 1/11-15 SAN ANTONIO COCKTAIL CONFERENCE SanAntonioCocktailConference.com Each year this one-of-a-kind festival brings cocktail enthusiasts together for seminars, tastings and cocktail parties with 100 percent of the profits going to benefit local children’s charities.

1/16 @ 10:00 a.m. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., MARCH AND RALLY MLK Academy San Antonio hosts the largest march in the nation, with approximately 300,000 participants. See page 20 for more information about this inspiring event.

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FESTIVALS & events 1/29 @ 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. MAMMA MIA! A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Mamma Mia features the timeless songs of ABBA in this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship loved by more than 54 million fans. Tobin Center

WINTER RIVER WALK ARTISAN SHOW January 13-16 Downtown area near the Shops at Rivercenter Mall Vendors display and sell their handmade merchandise along the banks of the beautiful San Antonio River Walk. Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Monday, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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SPECIAL EVENTS & FESTIVALS 1/7 @ 6 p.m. The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show Emily Morgan Hotel 1/21-22 Monster Jam Alamodome

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1/28 @ 8 p.m. Basic Training by Kahlil Ashanti Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 1/29 Jim Ross Improv Comedy Club

KID’S & FAMILY 1/13-2/19 Roxaboxen The Magik Theatre

1/5-7 Pablo Francisco Improv Comedy Club

1/16 @ 6 p.m. Odd Squad Live! Tobin Center

1/8 @ 7 p.m. Bill Engvall Live Tobin Center

12/1-1/8 Holiday Magic Festival of Lights Retama Park

1/11-15 Paul Ogata Improv Comedy Club

1/13-14 @ 8 p.m. Mozart & Mendelssohn Tobin Center

1/20-2/12 Fool for Love The Playhouse Theater

1/13 @ 10 p.m. Lukas Graham Aztec Theatre

1/21 @ 9 p.m. Chippendales 2017: Best. Tour.Ever. Aztec Theatre

1/15 @ 7:30 p.m. Jackie Venson Live: MLK Weekend Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 1/17 @ 7:30 p.m. Don Henley Majestic Theatre 1/18 @ 11 p.m. Red Bull Flying Bach Aztec Theatre 1/19 @ 7 p.m. Badfish--A Tribute to Sublime Aztec Theatre 1/20-21 @ 8 p.m. From Gospel to Soul to Broadway with Capathia Jenkins Tobin Center

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1/18-22 Monty Franklin Improv Comedy Club 1/19 @ 7:30 p.m. Neil Degrasse Tyson: The Comic Perspective Tobin Center 1/19-21 The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 1/25 @ 8 p.m. Miranda Sings Live...You’re Welcome Tobin Center 1/26-29 Steve O Improv Comedy Club 1/28 @ 7 p.m. Ron White Majestic Theatre

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MUSIC 1/6-7 @ 8 p.m. Mozart’s 40th Symphony Tobin Center 1/7 @ 8 p.m. Back in Black and Eclipse-a Tribute to AC/DC and Journey Aztec Theatre 1/12 @ 9 p.m. Who’s Bad—The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Aztec Theatre 1/13-14 @ 6:30 p.m. Mozart’s Operas with San Antonio Chamber Choir Tobin Center

1/24 @ 7:30 p.m. The Land of the Magic Flute: A Graphic Novel Ruth Taylor Recital Hall at Trinity University 1/27-28 @ 8 p.m. Mozart: Posthorn Symphony Tobin Center 1/27 @ 8 p.m. DNCE Aztec Theatre 1/28 @ 8 p.m. The Noise presents Pop Evil Aztec Theatre 1/29 @ 7 p.m. Carrie Newcomer Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater

PERFORMING ARTS 1/10-15 The Illusionists Live from Broadway Majestic Theatre 1/18 @ 7:30 p.m. Pilobolus Tobin Center

1/20-21 San Antonio Rampage vs. Manitoba Moose AT&T Center

1/28 @ 7:30 p.m. ARTS SA: Herve Koubi, What Day Owes the Night Empire Theatre 1/29 @ 7:30 p.m. Michael Carbonaro Live Majestic Theatre

SPORTS 1/3 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Toronto Raptors AT&T Center 1/7 @ 1 p.m. U.S. Army All-American Bowl Alamodome 1/7 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Charlotte Hornets AT&T Center 1/10 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Milwaukee Bucks AT&T Center 1/12 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers AT&T Center 1/13-14 San Antonio Rampage vs. Iowa Wild AT&T Center 1/16 @ 3 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Texas Stars AT&T Center 1/17 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Minnesota Timberwolves AT&T Center 1/19 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Denver Nuggets AT&T Center

1/22 @ 3 p.m. Pucks & Paws: San Antonio Rampage vs. Rockford Icehogs AT&T Center 1/25 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Rockford Icehogs AT&T Center 1/27-28 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Ontario Reign AT&T Center 1/29 @ 6 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Dallas Mavericks AT&T Center 1/29 WWE Royal Rumble Alamodome 1/31 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder AT&T Center

VISUAL ARTS Through 1/8 Telling Tales: Contemporary Narrative Photography McNay Art Museum Through 1/15 Erin Neve Southwest School of Art Through 1/15 Todd Christensen Southwest School of Art Through 1/29 Exhibition Opening: Carlos Merida San Antonio Museum of Art Through 3/5 Painted Churches of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures Through 6/19 Art in the Garden— Alyson Shotz San Antonio Botanical Garden

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SHOPPING ALAMO PLAZA SHIRTS 325 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-2347 Shirts ALAMO QUARRY MARKET 255 East Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-8885 www.quarrymarket.com Shopping Center

FIVE & DIME GENERAL STORE 101 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-233-0166 fiveanddimegs.com General Merchandise GALLERY VETRO CREATIVE ARTGLASS 250 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-354-0001 Glass Art, Jewelry, Gifts

THE ALLEY ON BITTERS 555 W. Bitters Rd. San Antonio, TX 78206 (210) 494-3226 www.TheAlleyOnBitters.com Unique collection of shops and artists

GARCIA ART GLASS 715 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-1400 www.garciaartglass Hand Blown Glass

CALIENTE HARLEY DAVIDSON 7230 NW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78245 (210) 681-2254 www.calienteharley.com Harley Davidson Rentals

GREENHOUSE GALLERY OF FINE ART 6496 N. New Braunfels San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-6491 greenhousegallery.com Fine Art Gallery

CASA SALAZAR 216 E. Houston San Antonio, 78205 210-472-2272 themajestic.com/casa Fine Mexican Imports

HUEBNER OAKS 11745 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78230 shophuebneroaks.com Shopping Center

THE COLLECTION 7959 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 826-3130 thecollectionsanantonio.com Shopping Center CLASSIC OLD TIME PHOTOS 123 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-475-9899 Photos DEL SOL OF SAN ANTONIO 321 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-231-0900 www.delsol.com Clothing DOS CAROLINAS 303 Pearl parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 224-7000 www.doscarolinas.com Custom Handmade Guayaberas EL MERCADO 514 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78207 210-207-8600 www.sanantonio.gov/marketsquare Traditional Mexican Market FIESTA ON MAIN 2025 North Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 738-1188 www.alamofiesta.com Mexican cultural gifts, pinatas

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JR MOONEY GALLERIES OF FINE ART 8302 Broadway St. San Antonio, TX 78209 www.jrmooneygallerires.com (210) 828-8214 Fine Art Gallery KATHLEEN SOMMERS 2417 North Main San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 732-8437 kathleensommers.com Local Fashions & Jewelry KENDRA SCOTT 310 East Basse Rd. #101 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 591-7180 www.kendrascott.com Jewelry LOS PATIOS 2015 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 655-6171 www.lospatios.com Unique local shops LUCCHESE BOOT COMPANY 255 East Basse Rd #800 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9419 www.lucchese.com Custom Boots and Western wear

2017 River Walk Fiesta medals are available for purchase online at TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com or at the Fiesta Store on Broadway, 3 miles north of downtown.

MARTI’S 310 West Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-9100 www.martis.com Fine Mexican Gifts MELISSA GUERRA 303 Pearl Parkway#104 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 293-3983 melissaguerra.com Latin Kitchen Market NORTH STAR MALL 7400 San Pedro San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 340-6627 www.northstarmall.com Shopping MalL PARIS HATTERS 119 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-3453 www.parishatters.com Cowboy Hats - p44 6 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 ROCKET FIZZ 513 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-229-1077 www.rocketfizz.com Soda Pop & Candy Shop SAN ANGEL FOLK ART 110 Blue Star San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 226-6688 www.sanangelfolkart.com Mexican Cultural Arts

SLOAN HALL 5922 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-7738 www.sloanhall.com Unique Gifts, Accessories & Jewelry 77T’S SOUVENIRS & T-SHIRTS 207 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-549-1279 www.77tshirts.com T-Shirt TEXAS ACCENT GENERAL STORE 803 S. Zarzamora San Antonio, TX 78207 210-435-2446 General Merchandise TIENDA LA GARZA 110 Broadway, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2133 Mexican Folk Art, Books and Apparel TPJ GIFT SHOP 849 E. Commerce #673 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-9066 THE TWIG BOOK SHOP 306 Pearl Parkway #106 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 826-6411 thetwig.indiebound.com Locally Owned Book Store THE VINEYARD 1207 North Loop 1604 W San Antonio, TX 78258 thevineyardshoppingcenter.com Shopping Center WALGREENS 300 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-424-3462 www.walgreens.com General Merchandise and Pharmacy

SHOPS OF LA CANTERA 15900 La Cantera Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 582-6255 theshopsatlacantera.com Shopping Mall thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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22 Battle For Texas, The Experience at The Shops at River Center

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22 The Amazing Mirror Maze

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42 Spanish Governor’s Palace

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50 Nectar Wine Bar and Ale House

30 Ripley’s Haunted Adventure/

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Chart House Restaurant

11 Magik Theatre - The Magicians Agency, Live Show

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SCENTCHIPS USA La Villita - Bldg. 21 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.223.2267 www.lavillita.com Candles - p44 38

LITTLE STUDIO GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 23 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-8893 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery - p44 38

STARVING ARTIST GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 12 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.226.3593 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery - p44 38

MUSTANG GREY’S La Villita - Bldg. 17 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.222.1894 www.lavillita.com - p44 38

VILLAGE GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 10 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-0404 www.waltglasspottery.net Art Gallery - p44 38

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VILLITA STAINED GLASS La Villita - Bldg. 1 San Antonio, Texas 78205 210-223-4480 www.sparkleonsa.com Art Gallery - p44 38

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS DINING/RESTAURANTS

Acenar www.acenar.com 210-222-2362

Barriba www.barribacantina.com 210-228-9876 Boudro’s A Texas Bistro on the River Walk www.boudros.com 210-224-8484 Bourbon Street Seafood Kitchen on the River Walk www.bourbonstreetseafoodkitchen. com 210-301-0066 Casa Rio & Schilo’s www.casario.com 210-225-6718 www.schilos.com 210-223-6692 Charlie Wants A Burger Sports Bar www.charliewantsaburger.com 210-227-0864 Chart House www.toweroftheamericas.com 210-223-3101 The County Line www.countyline.com 210-229-1941 Denny’s Riverwalk www.dennys.com 210-223-4321 Dick’s Last Resort www.dickslastresort.com 210-224-0026 Ghirardelli www.ghirardelli.com 210-627-6064 Guadalajara Grill www.guadalajaragrill.us 210-222-1992 Hard Rock Café www.hardrock.com 210-224-ROCK Iron Cactus www.ironcactus.com 210-224-9835 Joe’s Crabshack www.joescrabshack.com 210-271-9981

www.rainforestcafe.com 210-277-6300

www.parishatters.com 210-223-3453

Lonestar Restaurants www.riverrestaurants.com 210-223-9374

Plaza Taxco www.plazataxco.com 210-212-6733

Marble Slab Creamery www.marbleslab.com 210-227-9100

Mar Imports Silver Jewelry www.marsilverjewelry.com 210-212-5000

Maria Mia www.mariamiamexicanbistro.com 210-272-0403

El Vaquero www.elvaquerosanantonio.com 210-390-1059

Mi Tierra Café www.mitierracafe.com 210-225-1262

Rocket Fizz www.rocketfizz.com 210-229-1077

Hilton Palacio Del Rio/Durty Nelly’s/ Tex’s Riverwalk Sports Bar www.palaciodelrio.com 210-224-3368

La Margarita Mexican Restaurant www.lamargarita.com 210-227-7140

Shops at Rivercenter www.shoprivercenter.com 210-225-000

Howl at the Moon www.howlatthemoon.com 210-212-4770

Restaurante Pico de Gallo www.picodegallo.com 210-225-6060

Tienda la Garza 210-222-2133

MadDogs British Pub www.maddogs.net 210-222-0220

The Original Mexican Restaurant & Bar www.theoriginalmexican.com 210-224-9951 Paesanos RiverWalk www.paesanosriverwalk.com 210-227-2782 Pizzaritas www.pizzaritas.com 210-293-7842 Rio Rio Cantina www.riorioriverwalk.com 210-226-8462

MICRODISTILLERY

Tito’s Handmade Vodka www.TitosVodka.com

MUSEUM

Briscoe Western Art Museum www.briscoemuseum.org 210-299-4499 Buckhorn Saloon & Museum www.buckhornmuseum.com 210-247-4000

Rio San Antonio Cruises www.riosanantonio.com 210-224-5700

NIGHTLIFE

Coyote Ugly Saloon www.coyoteuglysaloon.com 210-465-UGLY

BierGarten www.biergartenriverwalk.com 210-212-7299 Naked Iguana www.nakediguanariverwalkbar.com 210-226-8462 Nectar Wine Bar & Ale House www.nectarsa.com 210-375-4082

CASINO

Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel www.luckyeagletexas.com 1-888-255-8259

Rita’s on the River www.ritasontheriver.com 210-227-RITA

San Antonio Conservation Society www.saconservation.org/homestead 210-225-5924 ATTRACTIONS

Schakolad www.schakolad.com 210-354-3322

Cascade Caverns www.cascadecaverns.com 830-755-8080

Texas de Brazil www.texasdebrazil.com 210-299-1600

Natural Bridge Caverns www.naturalbridgecavernscom 210-651-6101

Wyndham Resorts www.wyndham.com

Tony Roma’s www.tonyromas.com 210-225-7662

Phillips Entertainment/Guiness Book of World Records Museum www.alamoplazaattractions.com 210-226-2828

Zurich US Properties, Inc. www.zurichproperties.com 210-225-5877

SHOPPING

Angelita’s www.angelitasa.com 210-224-8362

Landry’s Saltgrass Steakhouse www.saltgrass.com 210-222-9092

B & C Leather Designs & Unique Finds 210-724-8521; 210-464-1126 Market Square www.marketsquaresa.com 210-207-8600

Landry’s Seafood www.landrysseafood.com 210-229-1010

Cowboys Alamo City Harley Davidson on the RiverWalk www.cowboysalamocityharley.com 210-212-4461

Rainforest Café

Paris Hatters

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Turquoise River Trading Company 210-227-5866

City Sightseeing Double Decker Tour San Antonio www.citysightseeingsanantonio.com 210-224-8687

COMEDY CLUB

Improv Comedy Club www.sanantoniocomedyclubs.com 210-229-1400

HOTELS

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Mirror Maze 210-224-2288 Ripley’s/Waxworks www.ripleys.com 210-224-9299

TOURS

Alamo SegCity Segway Tours www.segcity.com 210-224-0773 BARS/PUBS The BarWalk www.TheBarWalk.com

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124 Losoya St., San Antonio, TX 78205

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FREE BEVERAGE With the purchase of entree during happy hour only. Happy Hour 4-8PM 10/31/16

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with the purchase of an entrée (excludes oysters)

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