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Food & Drink

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Arts & Entertainment

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FEATURES

10 FOOD & DRINK

22 SHOPPING

by Johnnie De La Garza

by Angela Rabke

Gastronomic Romance

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Wild West & Far East Collide by Susan Yerkes

Love: Wine, Writing & Walking by Michele Stanush

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Confucius Wishing Lanterns On The Water will be held February 4th on the River Walk. It embraces the cultural tradition of casting lanterns into water in honor of loved ones, hopes dreams and wishes. 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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February simply refuses to be classified as a month reserved for just romance. Other notable celebrations include the rodeo, multiple Mardi Gras events, and several Chinese New Year’s celebrations.

Paula Schechter editor@paseodelrio.com

Since San Antonio refuses to be a one-trick pony month we should start with the granddaddy of indoor rodeos, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. It began in 1949 and is still going strong. In fact, it’s been named the Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year for an unprecedented 12 consecutive years. Don’t miss the longhorn cattle drive on Houston Street downtown. More details on page 20 or at SARodeo.com.

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The River Walk turns Mardi Gras into a Texas Party-Gras complete with music, art, parade and plenty of beads over a 4-day span. Details for all the events can be found on page 14 or on TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com. 30-years ago the Institute of Texan Cultures hosted their first Asian Festival in honor of the Asian New Year. It’s still wildly popular and features family-friendly cultural performances, food, fashion and crafts. See page 8 for details or go to TexanCultures.com/festivals. I hope you celebrate the month of February by welcoming the Chinese Year-of-the-Rooster with your sweetie at the rodeo followed by dining and jazz music on the River Walk.

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By Johnnie de la Garza

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FEBRUARY IS THE MONTH OF LOVE. VALENTINE’S DAY IS CELEBRATED WITH TOKENS OF ONE’S AFFECTION. OTHERS LOOK FOR WEEKS TO FIND THE PERFECT SPOT TO CELEBRATE WITH THEIR TRUE LOVE. DOWNTOWN SAN ANTONIO HAS MUCH TO OFFER WHEN LOOKING FOR AN IDYLLIC LOCATION TO PROCLAIM THEIR LOVE, POP THE QUESTION, OR NURTURE AN EXISTING LOVE-INTEREST. COMBINE GOOD FOOD WITH A RIVERBOAT RIDE OR A STROLL ON THE RIVER WALK. One such eatery that beckons romantics is Rebelle, the signature restaurant inside the grand St. Anthony’s Hotel downtown. Frequented by royalty, celebrities and dignitaries, this historic hotel has always been the place to see and be seen. Rebelle however has a quieter almost mysterious ambience. Dark, deep blue lighting reflecting off the crystal chandeliers sets the mood for an enchanting sensory experience. Both photos on this page: Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood. Photo by Jason Risner Photography

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Stop first at the circular bar with its shimmering glass tiles to order a cocktail named after one of the seven temptations. Expect the unexpected from Chef Stefan Bowers whose New American menu has won him numerous accolades. Using local ingredients, he combines flavors and textures not found anywhere else. The Ahi Tuna Tartar combined with Sea Beans and Charred Baby Mushrooms in a Yuzu aromatic citrus dressing is a brilliant example of Chef’s work. Ingredients from both land and sea unite in this unusual yet satisfying dish. Follow with rosemary and red pepper spiced goat shank, charred lemon polenta and tomato soffrito. Three Layer Chocolate Torte will put the icing on the cake, no matter the occasion. Here the decadent chocolate cake topped with candied hazelnuts and a rich chocolate ganache, which shares the plate with Brown Butter Ice Cream, speaks of passion. Rebelle offers free valet parking but arriving in a horse-drawn carriage is so much more enchanting.

How about booking the most romantic table in San Antonio? This quaint table for two at Biga on the Banks is separated from the rest of the world by sinuous, gauzy drapes alluding to spectacular views of the river below yet lending to privacy within, where soft conversations take place without interruption. Chef/owner Bruce Auden has mastered the menu for many years with a style that is referred to as whimsical, sophisticated and delicious without being stuffy. At Biga the menu changes daily thanks to seasonal specialties and chef’s inspiration. Expect to be enticed with his award-winning new American & Southwestern dishes. The chef’s tasting menu is the attraction here with a three, five, eight-course or more dinner with wine pairing. A walk through of a typical tasting menu could be a starter of Habanero Jerk Scallops with cheesy grits in pineapple rum sauce, a yellow lentil curry soup, & an entrée of pan-seared Wild California King Salmon with basmati rice pilaf with yellow wax beans & watercress in citrus beurre blanc. Add a side of baked cauliflower and cheese or corn pudding. Finish with the evening’s featured soufflé or the signature dessert of Sticky Toffee Pudding with crème anglaise. It isn’t uncommon to spend several hours feasting on the delights Chef Auden creates. Whether wanting seafood, meat, vegetarian or some of each, be assured everything will be fresh picks of the season. Make the evening even more picturesque by booking a show at the Majestic as this restaurant is perfect for either a pre or post theater dining spot. Man and woman cannot live on bread alone. But...add red roses, enjoy a classical craft cocktail or a glass of fine wine, followed by a Jumbo Lump Crab Cake or French-Grilled Oysters and you’re on your way toward a memorable gift of romance at Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood. Executive chef-

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owner Mark Bohanan brings the Texas steak experience to the highest level of dining. Start the evening in Bohanan’s intimate and well appointed bar. The “Be Mine”, a bewitching sweet-tart cocktail served in a champagne flute, is sure to make a lasting impression on anyone’s Amor. The main course, of course, is the crown jewel on the menu—a 12 ounce New York Strip or possibly Chateaubriand for two served with sauce béarnaise, duchesse potatoes, jumbo asparagus and hollandaise sauce. No romantic dinner is complete without dessert.  Over a dozen to choose from, but they suggest the three flaming specialties—cherries jubilee, bananas foster or strawberries Imperial, all prepared table side.  Presto—romance is in the air! Bohanan’s Prime Steaks & Seafood is all about stimulating the senses and exceeding the expectations of their guests.  Their fantastic waiters know the menu, how to present it, be attentive and not to interrupt a couple deep in conversation. Details at Bohanans, from the lighting to the service, to the fine table linens, hand blown stemware, beautiful china and elegant decor, make this restaurant the most romantic place to be in The Alamo City.  They fine tune all the little things that create a romantic and memorable ambiance at Bohanans.  This is the only San Antonio restaurant voted one of the “Best Steak Houses in America in 2016” by Open Table diners.

BOHANAN’S PRIME STEAKS & SEAFOOD 219 E. Houston St, San Antonio www.bohanans.com

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Johnnie De La Garza has been a writer and restaurant reviewer in the San Antonio area for the past 9 years. She enjoys sharing her adventures and latest finds in the city’s ever evolving dining scene. Need a review? Email her at johnnie.flicksandfood.com. Check out her blog at www.flicksandfood.com and follow her on www.facebook.com/flicksandfood, www.twitter.com/flicksandfood, www.instagram.com/flicksandfood thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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Let’s face it, San Antonio knows how to party family-style. Call it a melee of merriment, a cacophony of carousing or even a frenzy of festivals, but just don’t call it over. The Alamo City’s Tex-Mex mix of cultures features February family-friendly fun ‘til the cows come home—literally.

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RING IN THE CHINESE NEW YEAR! Proving that the citizens of San Antonio will turn just about anything into a festival, what began as a simple, traditional family reunion for the Chinese New Year has expanded into a full-blown, annual Asian Festival. Over the past several years, the festival has continued to attract Asian communities, including the nations of the South China Sea, such as Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. It also brought Korea, Japan, and Pacific island nations such as the Philippines. More recently, the nations of the Silk Road became a part of the celebration including India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The Asian Festival takes place on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. at the Institute of Texan Cultures. There will be music, dance and entertainment, martial arts demonstrations, an Asian food demonstration kitchen, Bonsai and Ikebana flower arrangement exhibits, stories from the community about their history and traditions and a “not-to-miss” Asian Libation Station with creative Sake drinks and a variety of Asian beers for mom and dad. The grand finale of the Asian Festival is Confucius Wishing Lanterns On The Water, on Feb. 4, from 5 – 7 p.m.. An ethereal experience of casting lanterns into the River Walk in honor of loved ones, hopes, dreams, and wishes. Admission is free. Lanterns are sold at the event for $5 each.

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Sidebar: February is National Heart Month and sudden cardiac arrest remains the leading cause of non-traumatic sudden death in young adults, often happening without signs or symptoms and proving fatal 92 percent of the time. But this can be prevented with a simple, 20-minute screening. AugustHeart, a local charity dedicated to providing free heart screenings to local teenagers, offers a FREE heart screening for teens ages 14-18 on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 9 a.m. at Alamo Stadium. In October of 2008, August Koontz, an active young athlete from San Antonio died in his sleep at the age of 18. His death was the result of sudden cardiac arrest, brought about by a genetic heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). In May 2011, his parents, Doré and Bart Koontz, launched AugustHeart in his memory. Confucius Wishing Lanterns On The Water, February 4th, 5-7 PM.

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Mutton Busting at San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

FLASH THE LIGHTS FANTASTIC How much fun would it be to explore the beautiful grounds of the San Antonio Botanical Garden at night? Grab your family and your flashlights (and some batteries because we all know how that can go) and head over to Family Flashlight Night on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 6 – 8:30 p.m.

entertainment and food trucks. procession of decorated, the celebration continues with an afternoon of The public is encouraged to wear their most outrageous costumery, crazy masks. Admission is free.

Peer into the night sky with a telescope and learn all about the constellations with the San Antonio League of Sidewalk Astronomers (SALSA). Or you and your family can encounter some nighttime wildlife, navigate your way through the light maze, create a craft or hear a story read aloud. Be sure and bring a sweater!

THIS AIN’T OUR FIRST RODEO Among the many events at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, Mutton Bustin’ is one of the most beloved events where little kids sporting a crash helmet and safety geat ride bareback on a bucking sheep. It takes place during every rodeo performance, excluding the Finals. It is both hysterical and adorable and the sheep really buck during this thrilling ride under the big lights of the AT&T Center.

WHO YOU CALLIN’ FAT? Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday” and refers to the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.  And since San Antonio embraces any opportunity to celebrate pretty much anything by eating rich, fatty food, this is a match made in heaven. Throw in a river parade, krewes of costumed revelers and live entertainment and you’ve got a Mardi Gras celebration, San Antonio-style.

The carnival offers its usual variety of rides from extreme to mild in order to satisfy rodeo patrons of all ages as well as the smell of mouth-watering funnel cakes and every kind of meat-on-a-stick imaginable wafting through the air. There is also an Ultimate BMX Stunt Show, a petting zoo and Little Buckaroo Farm where lil’cowpokes can sample southwest dairy products, see a live beehive, take a picture with a farm animal or try their hand at goatmilking. Yee haw!

The River Walk transforms into a big-as-Texas Bourbon Street where a parade float is literally “afloat” during the Bud Light Mardi Gras River Parade & Festival on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 1 to 6 p.m. From 1-4 p.m. is live music,

Carole Miller is a freelance writer and lives in San Antonio. Her three children, Sydney, 26, Nick, 20, and Faith, 17, are always ready for a festival, especially those involving funnel cake.

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San Antonio is anticipating a cultural collision in February, when a multifaceted mix of cultures offers up unforgettable experiences— minus injuries.

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DOWNTOWN LONGHORNS! February 4, grab a cowboy hat, boots and a camera and join the crowd on Houston Street at 11 a.m.to see a herd of real Texas longhorn cattle thunder right through the middle of the city to the Alamo. The Western Heritage Parade and Cattle Drive is a colorful kick-off heralding the Stock Show & Rodeo, The mile-long parade features the Fort Hood 1st Cavalry Division, Texas A&M Parson’s Mounted Cavalry and the Fort Sam Houston Caisson. It’s an incredible sight, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch real cowboys drive their “doggies” through a Texas metropolis, with a mounted parade riding herd. ASIAN NEW YEAR, FLOATING LANTERNS Just a few blocks away that same day, February 4, a colorful bird takes center stage in a very different cultural festival — San Antonio’s 30th annual Asian Festival, this year celebrating the Chinese Year of the Rooster. A panoply of Eastern cultures draws thousands of folks to the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute of Texan Cultures for this celebration of the arts, music, food and handicrafts of China, Japan, India, Korea, Viet Nam, Thailand, the Philippines and other nations. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, three stages showcase music and dance, while food booths demonstrate regional cooking styles and dish up savory food and drink. Experience henna painting, palm reading, bonsai culture and much more, and browse through a colorful bazaar where you can buy unique arts, crafts and clothing from the Orient.

For the festival’s grand finale, follow the Chinese dragon dancers just a short walk away to the River Walk’s San Antonio Convention Center lagoon, for, Confucius Wishing Lanterns on the Water, the city’s first floating lantern festival. It will be a breath-taking scene, as hundreds of rice paper lanterns, lit with LED candles, are cast into the River Walk water. Lanterns are available for purchase at the Asian Festival or once you get to the lagoon for $5. Decorate your lantern, and write your wishes, hopes and dreams cast it into the historic river. This hypnotically beautiful event also features Asian-inspired dance, music, and food. LET’S RODEO, SAN ANTONIO! The 68th annual San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo takes over the AT&T Center and Freeman Coliseum grounds February 9-26, with some of the rootin’-est, tootin’-est events in Texas. This is the perfect time to saddle up for a wild western good time. San Antonio’s rodeo has been awarded the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) prestigious title of Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year for an unprecedented 12 years in a row. It draws the best cowboys and cowgirls in the world each year to test their skills in the rodeo arena and vie for more than $1.7 million – one of the PRCA’s richest payouts. There’s a full rodeo performance each night, and two on most Saturdays and Sundays, featuring thrilling feats of bull riding, barrel racing, bronc riding and much more. Each rodeo show also includes a major concert. This year’s star-studded lineup includes something for everybody – Cody Johnson, John Fogerty, The Band Perry, Edwin thesanantonioriverwalk.com

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Western Heritage Parade & Cattle Drive, February 4, features Texas Longhorns on Houston Street downtown.

Luna y la Trakalosa de Monterrey, Dierks Bentley, Fifth Harmony and Huey Lewis and the News, and legendary Texas balladeer Willie Nelson & Family. Looking for a special evening with your own “Sweetheart of the Rodeo?” The Valentine’s Night concert features the Christian pop sensation For KING & COUNTRY. And Texas country giant Aaron Watson headlines the Xtreme Bulls rodeo performance at 1 p.m on Saturday, February 25. For a complete line up go to sarodeo.com or download the SA Rodeo app. Outside the rodeo arena, there’s a whole world of Western tradition spread out over the grounds and livestock barns. The Stock Show features everything from high-dollar auctions and youngsters taking their 4-H and FFA animals to the big time. A huge indoor Western market space features an amazing array of Western-themed goods, from deer horn furniture to German-style smoked meats and Western wear. A full carnival is also set up on the grounds, and food booths abound, along with a petting zoo, educational activities and wild exhibits like the ever-popular Swifty Swine Pig Races and an Ultimate BMX Stunt Show. There’s even a wine garden stocked with prize-winning libations and a new craft beer tap room. LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL Lez bon temps will roll on the San Antonio River as the city celebrates Mardi Gras on Saturday, February 25. You don’t need to go to New Orleans to get in on the fun. The River Walk and many of the restaurants along it are decked out for the free, day-long Bud Light Mardi Gras Parade and Festival. Wear your beads and carnival masks — the fun runs from 1-6 p.m. with the festival at the Arneson River Theater and in historic La Villita, with food, music and live

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entertainment. From 4- 6 p.m., a procession of decorated floats glide down the river, bearing costumed krewes of celebrants tossing out beads with all manner of jazz music playing. The fun continues – each night until February 28, Fat Tuesday –several jazz bands will cruise along the downtown River Walk sharing the spirit and sounds of Mardi Gras. Further north on the River Walk, the San Antonio Zulu Association hosts its own 7th annual Fat Tuesday bash at the historic VFW Post 76 – the oldest VFW Post in Texas, housed in an historic mansion right on the banks of the river. A $10 ticket gets you in for all the fun from 4 to 11 p.m. on February 28th. Susan Yerkes is an award-winning travel writer and journalist. Read more of her columns and stories at LocalCommunityNews.com.

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Located on the River Walk, the Briscoe Western Art Museum houses nine galleries of painting, sculpture, photography, and historical artifacts. Highlights include Pancho Villa’s saddle, a diorama of the Alamo conflict, an authentic Chuck Wagon, and Santa Anna’s sword. 210 W. Market Street | San Antonio, TX 78205 BriscoeMuseum.org | 210.299.4499 thesanantonioriverwalk.com

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Handcraf ted with Love By Angela Rabke

SAN ANTONIO HAS BEEN A HAVEN FOR THE ARTS SINCE ITS EARLIEST DAYS, AND THE ARTISTS WHO CALL IT HOME UNDOUBTEDLY INFLUENCE OUR VIBRANT CULTURE. IT’S NO SURPRISE, THEN, THAT AN ENTIRE DOWNTOWN VILLAGE IS DEDICATED TO ARTISANS AND THEIR GOODS. Enameled vase from The Copper Gallery

La Villita was established as an arts village in 1939 as a way to revitalize the 300 year-old neighborhood and support the local community of craftsmen and women who lived there. Today, the charming collection of historic building on the banks of the San Antonio River is home to 30 galleries, shops, and restaurants. Each space is full of handmade items sure to delight even the most discriminating shopper. During the month of February, it’s the perfect place to find items for your Valentine (and yourself) while you enjoy the buildings’ rich historical value and the sounds of the Riverwalk. “La Villita is a true hidden gem in San Antonio that many overlook,” says Jennifer Fraga, the Operations Manager for the village. “You can find special gifts for anyone in any of the shops here. If you take the time to talk to the shop owner, your appreciation for their business and product will grow immensely and you’ll find that La Villita is a special place full of great stories.”

Hand-crafted beads at Villita Stained Glass

The Copper Gallery, owned by coppersmith Salvador Negrete, offers a vast collection of one-of-a-kind copper works. While traditional copper cookware is certainly available, visitors are drawn in by shining jewelry pieces, enameled vases and platters, and tiny doll dishes that are perfect for fairy gardens. Each item is handcrafted in San Antonio, and pieces are available across every price point. Capistrano Soap Company is named after Mission San Juan Capistrano, where the owner’s grandfather began the family’s tradition of soap making. The shop offers luxurious Acequia® body care products, which are lovingly 22 RIO Magazine

Soaps handmade by nuns at Capistrano Soap Company

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created in-house using all natural ingredients. The shop also carries a well-curated assortment of bath accessories like bathrobes, towels, hand-poured candles, cosmetic cases, and beautiful bath soaps created by the nuns of the Monastery of St. Michael the Archangel. Villita Stained Glass is another storied La Villita business with a rich family history. You can often find the owner, Melvillyn LedenhamAdame, working on her glass beads (a process called lamp working) in the back studio. Her father, a stained glass artist, and her mother ran the shop until she took it over. Full of light and color, the space is full of unique pieces created by local glass artists. Beautiful jewelry, beads, stained glass light catchers, Kaleidoscopes, and lamps are all created using a variety of techniques, and visitors can even sign up for classes if they would like to learn the art themselves. Around the corner is Casa Manos Allegres (“House of Happy Hands”). The colors and textures of Mexico abound in this shop full of individually handcrafted items, especially those that represent Dia de los Muertes. As with any of the shops in La Villita, you can often find the owner at the front counter, and learn first-hand the story of many of the pieces. Milagros, which are religious folk charms that are traditionally used for healing purposes and as votive offerings in Mexico and the southern United States, elaborate Oaxacan wood carvings are all painted by hand, and other colorful folk arts fill the space.

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Copper dishes from the Copper Gallery

Walk up to the River Art Group and you’re likely to find an artist on the wooden porch working on a new painting as people mingle and shop inside. With over 100 area artists and craftsmen, the charming old home boasts oils, watercolor, woodwork, pottery, and jewelry. Each artist brings their own style to their work, but you can always find pieces with San Antonio and South Texas themes. You can also find one or two of the artists, who are happy to discuss their pieces with curious patrons.

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Dream Catchers from Walt Glass Pottery Studio

Artist Chris Celusniak at River Art Gallery

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Husband and wife team, Bobby and Claudia Brown, opened B&C Leather Designs & Unique Finds in a charming 500 square foot shop in La Villita. The space is home to over 70 lines of handmade leather accessories, metal and beadwork. Everything in the shop is handmadeeverything. “We are thrilled that thousands of people are wearing our art,” Bobby stated. As lifelong artists, they both turned their focus to the medium of leather only within the last 7 years. The average price of a beautiful leather cuffs is $45 but start at $28. During February all merchandise with a heart motif will be on sale. Don’t miss shopping on mimosa Saturdays. BesArte, a collection of five artisans, focuses on “inspirational” artwork. While hearts and angels are reoccurring themes in many of the pieces the truly inspirational work is that created by people with autism. Today, one-in fifty people have some form of autism and BesArte is proud to bring their work to the public. The shop features an eclectic mix of handmade work including soaps and candles. In February artist Linda Killman will hold a workshop for the acrylic based art with a western theme she is synonymous for. Details available on the LaVillitabesarte.com San Antonio is a one of a kind town, and the skilled merchants and artists of La Villita reflect its individuality. Enjoy a world-class shopping experience with local flavor, and support the local talent who make the city shine. www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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History & Culture

Built On History By Rosie Carbo

ONE NEED NOT LOOK FURTHER THAN THE LOCAL ARCHITECTURE FOR INSIGHT INTO SAN ANTONIO’S RICH HISTORY AND CULTURE. THE CITY’S PAST AND COLORFUL CULTURE IS CAPABLE OF TRANSPORTING VISITORS ANNUALLY BACK OVER 300 YEARS. Beginning in the 1600s, Spain decreed that Spanish soldiers guide Franciscan friars from Mexico into Texas to establish missions to convert Native American Indian tribes to Christianity. Spain’s system resulted in the founding of 38 Spanish missions throughout Texas in the 1700s. In July 2015, the United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) bestowed World Heritage status upon San Antonio’s five Spanish missions-- Mission San Antonio de Valero (the Alamo), Mission San Jose y San Miguel Aguayo, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Mission Nuestra Senora de la Purisima Concepcion and San Francisco de la Espada Mission. Aside from the historic Spanish missions, two of the city’s oldest landmarks are San Fernando Cathedral and La Villita on Alamo Street. San Fernando Cathedral was founded by the first Spanish settlers who arrived in 1731. They also founded San Fernando de Bexar village. The 15 families from Las Islas Canarias (Canary Islands) were invited to Texas by King Philip V of Spain. They attended mass in Mission San Antonio de Valero’s chapel until the completion of the cathedral in 1738.

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La Villita, meaning “little village” in Spanish, was the city’s first historic neighborhood. La Villita neighborhood dates to the founding of San Antonio de Valero Mission in 1718 by Franciscan friar Antonio de Olivares. This rustic block-long village of charming architectural structures have been lovingly restored and maintained. Today they are home to unique artisan shops. The overall grounds are home to many festivals and events.

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Bexar County Court House during construction

One structures in La Villita still in use today includes the Cos House, once the home of Martin Perfecto de Cos, brother in law of Mexican General, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Other historic neighborhoods and structures in the city reflect the legacy and business acumen of several 19th century immigrant entrepreneurs from Europe. German businessman, William Menger, started a brewery in 1855 on the popular Alamo Plaza. Menger quickly realized his clients needed a place to stay. So in 1859, the shrewd businessman opened the two-story, 50-room Menger Hotel. Over the years, the elegant Menger Hotel changed hands, was renovated and grew to five stories and 315 rooms. In 1975, the Menger Hotel received a National Register of Historic Places designation. The hotel is popular with tourists whether they check in as guests or just want to tour its environs. After the revolt of 1836, Bexar County was chosen as the county seat. The existing Casas Reales or Royal Houses, south of Main Plaza, had been used to house documents and hold meetings since its inception in 1742. But the Casas Reales were replaced in 1837 with the first Bexar County Courthouse. In 1850, a second county courthouse was built on the northwest corner at Military Plaza, near present day City Hall. In 1868, the building completed by John C. French in 1858 became the courthouse. But in 1891 a fourth county courthouse was proposed on land south of the Main Plaza. The new Bexar County Courthouse, with its Romanesque Revival architecture and red sandstone color, was completed in 1897. The courthouse is still in use today and occupies the original site selected by the Canary Islanders three centuries ago.

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History & Culture

The Front Hall. Courtesy of Villa Finale Museum & Gardens

Villa Finale. Courtesy of Villa Finale Museum & Gardens

In 1860, Carl Hilmar Guenther, founder of Pioneer Flour Mill, built his home near his flour mill located on the banks of the San Antonio River. Today, the Guenther House is not only a museum but a must-visit restaurant near the equally historic King William neighborhood. King William, so named for the King of Germany at the time, is a 25-block area dotted with ornate Victorian homes reflecting the success of local German immigrants. Some of the homes are open daily for public tours. Villa Finale, purchased by Walter Nold Mathis in 1967, is a Victorian mansion built in 1876 by Russel C. Norton on what had been San Antonio de Valero Mission farmland. Elegance and opulence abound in the King William District. From downtown San Antonio, just head south on St. Mary’s street. Turn right on King William and stroll through the city’s most alluring neighborhood. Another estate open to the public for daily tours is the Edward Steves Homestead. The beautiful three-story Victorian home was built in 1876 by the founder of Steves Lumber Company. The period furnishings reflect the elegance of a bygone era. Aside from opulent homes built by wealthy immigrants, visitors to San Antonio looking for an intellectual experience may visit the home of celebrated American short-story writer William Sidney Porter, better known b his pseudonym, O. Henry. 28 RIO Magazine

The Green Room. Courtesy of Villa Finale Museum & Gardens

The 1885 adobe home in which he lived is at 601 Dolorosa, across from the famed Mexican-food restaurant, Mi Tierra. O. Henry’s home was originally purchased by the San Antonio Conservation Society in 1959. After changing hands several times, the historic home is finally in its current location permanently. San Antonio is full of historic neighborhoods. But the Irish Flats district is one of the city’s obscure gems. Situated on Alamo Street at Broadway, history buffs will find two houses that attest to the Irish presence in the city. Beversdorff House, as it is commonly called, is at 305 N. Alamo. That house and the Flannery House at 307 N. Alamo was built in 1854. Both homes have been used as business locations in recent years by the San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio’s daily newspaper. There are also historic buildings from the 20th century. The Crockett Hotel was built in 1909 as a fraternity lodge. Later, it was converted into a National Trust for Historic Preservation hotel. The Woolworth Building, which sported the first desegregation lunch counter in the south, opened in 1921 on Alamo Plaza. Today the building is home to Guinness World Records Museum and Ripley’s Haunted Adventure. Thanks to ongoing preservation efforts benefitting residents and tourists alike, San Antonio continues to be the number one vacation destination in Texas, a city built on history. thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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Health & Recreation

Love: Wine, Writing & Walking By Michele Stanush

We know love is sweet, but did you know it can also be healthy? With Valentine’s

Day tucked gently in its middle, February is sy nonymous with romance.

Medical researchers have found that the benefits of committed, supportive relationships may range from a healthier heart to faster wound healing. So if you’re lucky enough to be part of a joyful union, how about celebrating it? There’s no better place to do that than in San Antonio, which — by its nature – is a romantic city. And there’s no better place in San Antonio than its symbolic heart, the River Walk. Let’s start with a simple, old-fashioned idea: a stroll, hand in hand. If you head south on the downtown River Walk toward the King William 30 RIO Magazine

Historic District, you’ll find yourself in a serene and lovely stretch. With just a little imagination, you can feel part of a slower, more courtly era when a leisurely stroll was a destination in itself. Back downtown, consider stopping off at the Briscoe Western Art Museum, on the River Walk at 210 W. Market Street, which also celebrates bygone eras. Through Sunday, February 12, the Briscoe is hosting an old-school salute to love: the Pony Express Love Letters. In its fourth year, this engaging program offers free letter-writing stations to compose love letters or poems – which you can write by hand, with a flowing pen, thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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Must be fun to be a staid scientist when your study topic is love. That’s exactly what researchers have been exploring at a range of notable institutions, including the University of Chicago and Brigham Young University. Although, to be fair, there’s a growing academic interest in the perks of being single; but in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here are possible benefits of a happy marriage (note the key word “happy”): 3 fewer stress hormones 3 better mental health 3 lower blood pressure 3 fewer chronic conditions 3 a longer life

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or type on a vintage typewriter. If your recipient is downtown, the letters will be delivered – for free – on Tuesday, February 14 (Valentine’s Day!), by a courier on a bicycle. Beyond downtown, the letters will be mailed. If you’re feeling expansive – and want to embrace not only your loved one but also creative expression – consider the San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave., on the River Walk’s Museum Reach. The museum, housed in an elaborately renovated former brewery, features art from near and far — and different eras, ancient to modern. On Friday, February 10, the museum hosts its regular Second Friday Happy Hour. This month, the theme is The Art of Love. Enjoy special love tours, art-making, live music, plus cocktails and small bites. Valentine’s Day itself will feature some of the museum’s more frequent — but always enjoyable — offerings: a gallery talk; a sketching class; and free Art Fit, which combines art and exercise. thesanantonioriverwalk.com

Want to further emphasize the “health” aspect of your healthy relationship? At the Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway St., learn about health and vitality with your partner at the innovative H-E-B Body Adventure. The center features four floors of interactive adventures; including a bicycle simulation that replicates the feel of biking along the River Walk’s naturalized Mission Reach section located south of downtown. Or meander through culinary and medicinal plant gardens. Or learn about healthy cooking by doing it. TASTE BUDS NOW REVVED UP FOR A ROMANTIC BITE? There are plenty of places in town to co-graze, co-dine, and co-drink. One idea: Nectar Wine Bar and Ale House, 214 Broadway St., founded by two people with a long and enduring love of their own — Rob and Rachel Stephens. The Stephens became a couple at age 19 and consider this restaurant their “baby” (along with two dogs and four chickens). Nectar features hundreds of wines RIO Magazine

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Health & Recreation and beers along with tantalizing appetizer and dessert plates – all sharable. There’s also a Sunday brunch. For love-birds, there are corners for cuddling; books to co-read; and games. Spots like Nectar are great either before—or after–a romantic evening of theater or music. Three ideas at the nearby Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle: On Saturday, February 4, San Antonio-born Tish Hinojosa – a widely beloved singer-songwriter – will perform in the center’s intimate studio venue. On Thursday, February 16 and Saturday, February 18, in that same studio, a version of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde is offered by the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio in collaboration with Opera San Antonio. A story about a passionate medieval love affair, this opera – adapted by Jean-Pierre Arnaud — highlights a single soprano and a narrator. Or consider The Sleeping Beauty on Friday, February 17 through Sunday, February 19, performed by Ballet San Antonio in an expansive auditorium. The storyline includes a “spell-shattering kiss.”  READY FOR A RETURN STROLL ON THE RIVER WALK? This time, you might drop the hand-holding (temporarily) and do something even more daring. Pick up a “Core Sundae” to share at the Ben & Jerry’s Riverwalk shop, 111 W. Crockett St., suite 207. The sundae, housed in one big cup, allows you to pick one flavor (say, Triple Caramel Chunk) while your partner choses a second (say, Cherry Garcia). Hot fudge is then poured right down the middle. Resume your River Walk stroll with one cup, two spoons, and a socially acceptable indulgence. It might not be as healthy as exercising together, but it does say — symbolically — “Love is very very sweet.”

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

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

INTO THE WOODS Thursday, February 23, 7:30 p.m. Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Get lost in the woods along with Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and that beanstalkclimbing Jack. In this truly enchanting, Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sohndheim and James Lapine, you’ll discover the power of wishes and what really happens when they come true. Purchase tickets at TobinCenter. org or call 210-223-8624. Seats range from $39 to $94.

FOR THE LOVE OF FLIGHT The Big Bib BBQ Monday-Saturday, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Stinson Municipal Airport 8535 Mission Rd, San Antonio, TX Watching airplanes take-off and land has always been a pastime for lovers young and old. At Stinson Municipal Airport, the second oldest general aviation airport in continuous operation in the US you can still enjoy the thrill of watching planes take flight as well as eat some of the best BBQ in the city from The Big Bib BBQ. The restaurant is open Monday-Saturday from 11am – 2pm. The Big Bib BBQ is soon to be open in the evenings where you will be able to stay for the romantic sunset, a glass of wine and live jazz. Stinson Municipal Airport is located at 8535 Mission Rd, San Antonio, TX, 9.2 miles south of downtown. www.sanantonio.gov/SSF 36 RIO Magazine

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

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

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

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

GUADALAJARA GRILL 306 W. Market San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-9222 www.thehotelcontessa.com Spanish - p44 91

THE ORIGINAL MEXICAN RESTAURANT 528 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 224-9951 www.originalmexican.com Tex-Mex - p44 14

BEN & JERRY’S 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 220-3770 benjerry.com/riverwalksouth.com Ice Cream BIER GARTEN 124-150 Losoya St San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-7299 www.alamobiergarten.com German - p44 36 BOUDRO’S TEXAS BISTRO 421 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-8484 www.boudros.com American - p44 16 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 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 LA MARGARITA 800 Dolorosa San Antonio, TX 78207 (210) 227-7140 www.lamargarita.com Mexican - p50 4 LANDRY’S SEAFOOD HOUSE 517 N. Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-1010 www.landrysseafood.com Seafood MAD DOGS 123 Losoya Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-0220 maddogs.net British Pub - p44 11 MARBLE SLAB The Shops at Rivercenter 210-227-9100 Ice Cream & Pretzels MARIA MIA 849 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 272-0403 mariamiamexicanbistro.com Mexican - p44 23

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

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 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

THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS 429 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-6256 therepublicoftexasrestaurant.com American - p44 55 RIO DE GELATO, PIZZERIA & ITALIAN CAFE 102 Navarro Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205, (21) 223-0800, riodegelato.com Family Recipe Italian p44 2 RIO RIO CANTINA 421 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-8462 www.rioriocantina.com Tex-Mex - p44 13

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL EVENTS 2/9-26 SAN ANTONIO STOCK SHOW & RODEO It’s time to Rodeo, San Antonio! From bronc bustin’ to bands, the rodeo has something for everyone. AT&T Center 2/25 @ 1:00 PM BUD LIGHT MARDI GRAS RIVER PARADE & FESTIVAL Live music, entertainment, food trucks and krewes of costumed revelers float down the San Antonio River for a San Antonio-style Mardi Gras celebration. River Walk 2/25-28 @ 7:00 PM JAZZ ON THE RIVER Get your jazz fix with everything from brass bands, trios, and full on jazz bands as they float on beautiful River Walk with the sounds of jazz filling the air. River Walk

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JAZZ CONFUCIUS WISHING LANTERNS ON THE WATER February 4, 5-7 pm; Lantern Launch at 6 pm On the River Walk in the Convention Center Lagoon (near Ruth’s Chris Steak House)

MARDI GRAS ARTISAN SHOW February 24-26, 2017, Opening day, 11am–11pm, Middle day10am–11pm, Final day, 10am–8pm River Walk Extension (close to Shops at Rivercenter).

An ethereal experience of casting lanterns into the river in honor of loved ones, hopes, dreams, and wishes. Admission is free, and lanterns are $5 each (sold at the event). Pens will be available to decorate and personalize your lanterns. Entertainment includes festival dancing to thematic music. Asian-inspired food available for purchase.

Over 40 artists display and sell their beautiful handmade merchandise along the San Antonio River Walk. Artisans are different for each show but usually include pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork and more. Free admission.

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BUD LIGHT MARDI GRAS RIVER PARADE & FESTIVAL February 25, 1-6 pm Live Music & Entertainment, 1-4 p.m. (Arneson River Theatre) River Parade, 4-6 p.m. (2 1/2 mile downtown area of the River Walk) A procession of decorated river barges transforms the San Antonio River Walk into a floating Mardi Gras celebration. Krewes of costumed revelers and live entertainment celebrate San Antonio style. Enjoy live music, entertainment and food trucks. The public is encouraged to come dressed in masks, costumes, and beads. Free admission.

JAZZ ON THE RIVER February 25-28, 7-8 pm Floating along the 2 ½ mile downtown area of River Walk Get your jazz fix with everything from brass bands, trios, and full on jazz bands as they float on the beautiful River Walk with the sounds of jazz filling the air. Free admission. Book a table at your favorite River Walk patio to enjoy.

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SPECIAL EVENTS & FESTIVALS 2/4 @ 10:00 AM Year of the Rooster Asian Festival Institute of Texan Cultures

2/25 Sea World opens for the season Sea World San Antonio

MUSIC

2/18 @ 8:00 PM Eric Johnson Aztec Theatre 2/18 @ 7:30 PM Joey Alexander Trio Empire Theatre

2/9-12 San Antonio Boat & Travel Trailer Show Alamodome

1/6-7 @ 8 p.m. 2/2 @ 7:00 PM Reel Big Fish and Anti-Flag Aztec Theatre

2/17 @ 6:00 PM Family Flashlight Night San Antonio Botanical Garden

2/2 @ 7:30 PM Foreigner Majestic Theatre

2/22 @ 7:30 PM Mozart: Great Mass in C Minor Tobin Center

2/28 Zulu Association Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Party VFW Post 76 on the Riverwalk

2/3-4 @ 8:00 PM Mozart Piano Concerti Tobin Center

2/23 @ 7:30 PM The Five Irish Tenors Majestic Theatre

2/4 @ 8:00 PM Tish Hinojosa Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater

2/24 The Mozart Effect Tobin Center

COMEDY 2/1-4 Gina Brillon Rivercenter Comedy Club 2/3 @ 8:00 PM Jay Leno Majestic Theatre 2/8-12 Tom Simmons Rivercenter Comedy Club 2/10 @ 8:00 PM Kathleen Madigan Bothering Jesus Tour Empire Theatre 2/14-18 DC Benny Rivercenter Comedy Club 2/18 @ 7:30 PM Love and Happiness Comedy Show Alamodome 2/19 @ 8:00 PM Matt Golightly Rivercenter Comedy Club 2/23-26 Felipe Esparza Rivercenter Comedy Club 2/24 @ 8:00 PM Spend the Night with Billy Crystal Majestic Theatre

KID’S & FAMILY 1/13-2/19 Roxaboxen The Magik Theatre 2/11 @ 9:00 AM August Heart FREE heart screening for teens Alamo Stadium

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2/21 @ 7:30 PM Steve ‘N’ Seagulls Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater

2/9 @ 8:30 PM Pepe Aguilar Majestic Theatre

2/24 @ 8:00 PM Yacht Rock Revue Aztec Theatre

2/10-12 Mozart No. 39 & Jupiter Tobin Center

2/24 @ 8:00 PM Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular Tobin Center

2/10 @ 8:00 PM Hayes Grier & the Boys present: Detour Aztec Theatre

2/24 @ 7:30 PM Mozart Extravaganza Empire Theatre

2/10 @ 8:00 PM Sara Watkins Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater

2/25 @ 7:30 PM JP Jofre Hard Tango Chamber Band Empire Theatre

2/11 @ 6:00 PM D’s on Keys Empire Theatre

2/26 @ 8:00 PM Jimmy Eat World Aztec Theatre

2/12 @ 3:00 PM The Jones Family Singers & Soul Fruit Gospel Empire Theatre

2/27 @ 7:30 PM Children’s Chorus of San Antonio Ballads of the Borderland St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

2/13 @ 8:00 PM Merry Jane presents Juicy J--The Rubba Band Business Tour Aztec Theatre

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

2/15 @ 8:00 PM Adam Ant Kings of the Wild Frontier Empire Theatre 2/16-18 @ 8:00 PM Realizations: Tristan und Isolde Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 2/17 @ 7:30 PM Valentines Super Love Jam Alamodome 2/17-19 San Antonio Symphony presents Jurassic Park in Concert Majestic Theatre

PERFORMING ARTS

2/1 @ 7:30 PM Drumline Live! Tobin Center 2/10-3/12 Pippin Woodlawn Theatre 2/10-3/12 The Secret Garden The Playhouse Theater 2/10 @ 7:30 PM Peking Acrobats Majestic Theatre

2/17-19 Ballet San Antonio presents The Sleeping Beauty Tobin Center 2/17-3/12 The Tempest The Classic Theatre of San Antonio 2/19 @ 7:00 PM The No Sleep Podcast Sleepless Tour Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 2/23 @ 7:30 PM Into the Woods Tobin Center 2/24-26 Disenchanted! Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater

SPORTS 2/2 @ 7:30 PM San Antonio Spurs vs. Philadelphia 76ers AT&T Center 2/3 @ 7:30 PM Pink in the Rink: San Antonio Rampage vs. Texas Stars AT&T Center 2/4 @ 8:00 PM San Antonio Spurs vs. Denver Nuggets AT&T Center

VISUAL ARTS Through 2/12 Our Community: The History and Heritage of New Braunfels, Texas Institute of Texan Cultures Through 2/19 Our Comida. Our Culture. Centro de Artes Through 3/5 Painted Churches of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures Through 4/9 Foreign by Land, Native by Heart Institute of Texan Cultures Through 4/23 Julian Onderdonk and the Texan Landscape San Antonio Museum of Art 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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13 San Antonio Museum of Art

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EQUINOX GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 4 San Antonio, Texas 78205 www.alejandrosifuentes.com 210-281-0706 Jewelry Metal Gallery - p44 38

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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17 K1 Speed

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7 Vineyard Shopping Center

18 San Antonio Aquarium

22 Mission Conception

8 Alamo Quarry Market

19 Morgan’s Wonderland

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9 Splashtown

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24 Mission San Juan

10 Alamo Helicopter Tours

27 Flipz Trampoline Park

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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 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 Landry’s Saltgrass Steakhouse www.saltgrass.com 210-222-9092 Landry’s Seafood www.landrysseafood.com 210-229-1010 Rainforest Café www.rainforestcafe.com 210-277-6300 Lonestar Restaurants www.riverrestaurants.com 210-223-9374 62 RIO Magazine

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

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

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

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

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

Tienda la Garza 210-222-2133

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

Turquoise River Trading Company 210-227-5866

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

NIGHTLIFE

Coyote Ugly Saloon www.coyoteuglysaloon.com 210-465-UGLY Hilton Palacio Del Rio/Durty Nelly’s/ Tex’s Riverwalk Sports Bar www.palaciodelrio.com 210-224-3368 Howl at the Moon www.howlatthemoon.com 210-212-4770 MadDogs British Pub www.maddogs.net 210-222-0220 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

Rio Rio Cantina www.riorioriverwalk.com 210-226-8462

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

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

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

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

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

Schakolad www.schakolad.com 210-354-3322

Natural Bridge Caverns www.naturalbridgecavernscom 210-651-6101

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

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

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

Mirror Maze 210-224-2288

SHOPPING

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

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

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

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

Cowboys Alamo City Harley Davidson on the RiverWalk www.cowboysalamocityharley.com 210-212-4461 Paris Hatters www.parishatters.com 210-223-3453 Plaza Taxco www.plazataxco.com 210-212-6733

COMEDY CLUB

HOTELS

Wyndham Resorts www.wyndham.com

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

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

TOURS

The BarWalk www.TheBarWalk.com City Sightseeing Double Decker Tour San Antonio www.citysightseeingsanantonio.com 210-224-8687 Rio San Antonio Cruises www.riosanantonio.com 210-224-5700

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849 E Commerce Street, #171 San Antonio, TX 78205

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124 Losoya St., San Antonio, TX 78205

210-224-0773 www.segcity.com

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Does not include tax or gratuity. Limit one coupon per table, per visit. This as cannot be redeemed for cash. Excludes alcohol.

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with the purchase of an entrée (excludes oysters)

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The Official Magazine of the River Walk

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