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10 FOOD & DRINK
“It’s Five O’ Clock Somewhere” by Debbie Sandberg
Shimmer, Shine and Shop: The Beauty of Metalsmithing by Dawn Robinette
14 KIDS & FAMILY by Carole Miller
18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
A Photographers JourneyThrough the Camera Lens
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42 Shopping 44
Museum Reach & King William
by Denise Richter
Shops at Rivercenter
30 HEALTH & RECREATION
by Susan Yerkes
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26 HISTORY & CULTURE San Antonio Celebrates Mexico’s Independence Day
Dining with Kids
Greater San Antonio
by Gabriela M. Mata
35 Tiff’s Treats
56 Iron Cactus
ON THE COVER San Antonio’s strong German heritage began in 1847 and by 1861 comprised roughly one-third of the population. Biergarten opened on the River Walk in 2013 offering authentic Bavarian fare including sausages, pretzels, kraut, and ice-cold beer. While every day at Biergarten feels like Oktoberfest, their annual celebration with special activities runs September 29–October 1 and October 6–8. The cover photo was taken by Joe Chidgey, a local amateur photographer. He used a Cannon 5D Mark 3 camera with a 24-105 F4 lens to capture the beautiful Biergarten maiden and Oktoberfest platter. RIO Magazine is the official publication of the San Antonio River Walk 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 San Antonio River Walk Association or its Publisher. Advertisements do not imply sponsorship or endorsement by the San Antonio River Walk Association or its Publisher.
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2017 San Antonio River Walk Association The San Antonio River Walk Association’s mission is to promote, protect and preserve the River Walk. This is done through special events, public education, social media, and RIO Magazine. The association also serves as an advocate for member businesses. For more information, call 210-227-4262. PRESIDENT Laurence Seiterle Zurich Properties PAST PRESIDENT Tammy Peacock-Werline Topgolf TREASURER Pierre Olivier Casa Rio Restaurant
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“LAUGHTER IS BRIGHTEST WHERE THERE IS FOOD.”~Irish Proverb This fall food forecast is varied, tantalizing and uniquely San Antonio. The newest food event in town is Bud Light FoodK Tuesdays, held the last three Tuesdays in September. Fashioned after a 5K, FoodK requires no sweating for this athletic-themed dining experience. Enjoy good eats and drinks while dressed in casual athletic attire. Details and tickets at TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com Our Kids & Family story this month features fun places where kids and adults can enjoy food along with music, playscapes, and even wild animals! Grown-ups who engage in adult beverages will enjoy the Food & Drink story about Day Drinking. We did not forget to mention the authentic German experience of the annual Oktoberfest celebration at Biergarten on the River Walk as shown on our cover.
“FIRST WE EAT, THEN WE DO EVERYTHING ELSE.” ~M.F.K Fisher Once sated with good food and drink, you are free to concentrate on an adventure! Immerse yourself in the Mexican culture at a Dies y Ses celebration (Mexican Independence Day) and Fotoseptiembre, where local photographers are celebrated. Read the engaging stories about each event in this issue. Happy Fall Y’All!
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“IT’S FIVE O’CLOCK SOME WHERE
An Insider’s Guide to Day Drinking in San Antonio
By Debbie Sandberg
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WHEN JIMMY BUFFET COINED THE TERM ABOVE I BELIEVE HE WAS REALLY ON TO SOMETHING. WHY SHOULD WE WAIT UNTIL A CERTAIN TIME OF DAY TO STWART DRINKING? WE’RE ADULTS WHO CAN CHOOSE TO EAT DESSERT BEFORE DINNER OR HAVE A COCKTAIL BEFORE 5 P.M. IF WE WANT! SAN ANTONIO IS THE PERFECT DESTINATION FOR DAY DRINKING.
SEVENTH LARGEST CITY OFFERS A DOWNTOWN AREA THAT IS EASILY NAVIGABLE BY FOOT, BIKE OR EVEN RIVERBOAT. Bars and restaurants here offer soaring views from above as well as tranquil atmospheres from below street level. Whether you need to cool-off after a day of sightseeing or just relax after a hard day of work, we have a day drinking locale for you! There are hundreds of great options to choose from, below are just a few of our favorites. Bar601 is an amazing spot located on the 75th floor of the tallest building in San Antonio in the Tower of the Americas. Look up from just about any spot downtown, to find your way to the tower. This Alamo City landmark was constructed for the 1968 World’s Fair and boasts breathtaking vistas. As you approach,
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appreciate the surrounding beauty of HemisFair Park and watch the Tower’s glass elevators scurry up and down shuffling people from ground to sky, and back. Here’s an insider tip: While everyone else is buying tickets to the observation deck tell the hostess you’re headed to the bar and ride to the top for free! You’ll hear a brief history of the building while waiting for your ears to pop and suddenly, you remember you’re slightly scared of heights. The happy hour menu is displayed in the elevator so not a moment is wasted, and you’re ready to order when you reach the top! With surrounding windows, you’ll get a full view of all San Antonio has to offer. Watch San Antonio residents in their daily commute while you enjoy an infused cocktail. Day dream about living in the penthouse at The Alteza Residences (atop The Grand Hyatt) as you take down some Prime rib sliders. Still hungry? Take the stairs one floor down and enjoy dinner at their rotating restaurant, Chart House.
OCTOBERFEST BIERGARTEN September 29 & 30 October 6 & 7
Celebrate with a stein of German beer and a brat at Biergarten! The party goes ‘til midnight with no cover charge and a full range of authentic entertainment including Bavarian bands, Polka bands, local guitar vocalists, stein hoisting contests, comedy emcees, hats, beer specials, prizes, and giveaways. Prost!
Back at ground level, the Mokara Hotel & Spa is a luxury property located on the River Walk with a beautiful restaurant and bar inside, called Ostra. Hit Mokara’s Forbes Four Star Spa for a massage and then head to the River Walk for a post rub-down cocktail. The beautiful blue glassware is what will catch your eye as you walk along the river toward this restaurant. Don’t miss their acclaimed Oyster Bar, which includes a variety of the freshest oysters, clams, crab, shrimp, and ceviche. Not a seafood person? How about some Tequila? With more than 70 labels, they have the largest selection of tequilas and mezcals in downtown San Antonio. People-watch as the people watch you savor a Spicy Paloma! Get out of your comfort zone and try their Oyster Shooter Trio which consists of a Bloody Mary, a Bloody Maria and a Modelo Especial oyster shot. Yum!
You’ve got the kids with you? No problem! Dave & Buster’s Rivercenter can keep your kids entertained while you hydrate at the bar! Charge up a “Power Card” and send them on their way! With over thirty arcade games, you should be able to enjoy a brew or two in peace. While the kiddos earn their tickets to trade for a San Antonio souvenir, you’ll be diving into that
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mommy/daddy juice you earned! But why should the kids have all the fun? Who doesn’t love a little friendly competition? Join in and challenge your offspring to a Skee-Ball tournament or get everyone involved with a high paced game of four-way air hockey. Bonus points if you’re able to sneak in some retail therapy at the adjacent Shops at Rivercenter you’ll walk through on your way in! For a bird’s eye view of the river view check out Yard House where you can sit in air conditioned comfort in their one-of-a-kind River Walk experience, the “Sky Walk.” It’s the only place on the River Walk you dine and drink suspended OVER THE RIVER! With over 100 beers on tap, they are guaranteed to have something to satisfy any day drinker’s palate. Their “Chalkboard Series” includes a rotating selection of draft beers selected monthly with some of the unique and complex beers from local, domestic and imported brewers. With the huge bar top inside you are sure to find a seat and maybe even make a new friend! They pride themselves on their scratch kitchen, so eat up! With T.V.’s in all directions throughout the restaurant you can rest assured you won’t miss a moment of the big game. Grab a half yard of beer and settle in!
The best part about day drinking is getting those discounted happy hour prices, and all the bars mentioned above have awesome happy hour menus! Get happy hour details on these establishments and over 300 more at www.drhappyhoursantonio.com, San Antonio’s most educated happy hour source! Filter by time, location, drink of choice and even ambiance! Drink and food specials for all you early birds that equate to more libations in your belly and more green in your wallet. Win-win! Debbie Sandberg is a marketing professional in downtown San Antonio as well as the creator of the website Dr.HappyHourSanAntonio.com. She has an affinity for sharing her knowledge of the best food and drink stops in San Antonio. Follow Dr. Happy Hour at facebook.com/dr.happyhoursa or at Instagram/Dr.HappyHourSA
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DINING WITH KIDS
By Carole Miller
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IN 1977, JIMMY CARTER BECAME PRESIDENT, STAR WARS PREMIERED AND SEATTLE SLEW WON THE TRIPLE CROWN. BUT PERHAPS THE SINGLE-MOST GROUNDBREAKING EVENT OF THAT YEAR, AN EVENT THAT WOULD FOREVER CHANGE SOCIETY AS WE KNOW IT, WAS THE OPENING OF THE FIRST CHUCK E. CHEESE’S PIZZA TIME THEATRE. This momentous event rewrote the culinary script of dining with kids and, thus, family dining was born.
Photo credit top: Beastly Breakfast at the San Antonio Zoo; Bottom: Frank
No disrespect to Mr. Cheese, but moms cannot live on pizza and Dr. Pepper alone. And like a family-friendly foodie’s field of dreams, if you build it they will come. Fast forward forty years later and San Antonio has a plethora of places where the kids can play (and eat something other than pizza or chicken nuggets) and mom and dad can relax and enjoy a good meal and maybe a margarita or two. There are so many great options in San Antonio that it almost feels like going on a magical, mystery food tour with the family. And since everyone knows breakfast is the most important meal of the day, what could be more beatific than breakfast with the animals at the San Antonio Zoo? Every weekend, families can connect with nature while enjoying the wildly-popular beastly breakfast. Have hash browns with Uma the Hippo in the Africa Live exhibit or take the family breakfast to new heights (literally), while grazing on grits with the giraffes. Enjoy a buffet-style, all-you-care-to-eat breakfast including eggs, sausage, bacon, a yogurt bar, fresh fruit, pastries, juices and pancakes. And you can chat with the animal care specialists on hand about what it takes to care for the animals while they enjoy their (slightly larger) breakfasts. Reservations for Beastly Breakfast are required and can be made online. Frank is located in a former church just south of downtown in the aptly-named Southtown neighborhood and the dinner menu is hot-diggity deliciously-different. It offers a unique fortune of franks, a wealth of wieners and a horde of hotdogs (potato, po-tah-to) cooked to gourmet perfection. Try the Notorious P.I.G., a sausage made of smoked bacon, jalapeno, sage and pork covered with mac ‘n’ cheese, topped with barbecue sauce and served on a “corn batter jacket.” Or the alligator/pork sausage Creole Gator dog served in a bun with popcorn crawfish, slaw, scallions and remoulade sauce will take a bite out of anyone’s appetite. Click your heels together three times, say the magic words, “There’s no place like home,” and you just might end up around the corner at The Friendly Spot Ice House. Full of foofaraw, dining at The Friendly Spot feels more like hanging out in your wacky neighbor’s backyard. There’s a playground for the kids and you can even bring the family dog to share in the fun.
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Hang out on the patio and cheer for the Spurs on the giant, outdoor Slab Cinema. Mom and dad can enjoy a cold beer (they have more than 300 kinds). And the menu has everyone’s favorite Tex-Mex comfort foods from nachos to burgers to sandwiches to tacos.
popsicles) are one of the favorite items on the kid’s menu and the Limonada, a signature drink made with Deep Eddy Lemonade Vodka, Topo Chico and topped with a lime paleta, is one of mom’s favorite items for “Sunday Funday,” the allday happy hour every Sunday.
Say the magic words again, “Alla peanut butter sandwiches,” and you find yourselves at the coast eating fresh oysters, lobster rolls or fish and chips at a little hole-inthe-wall on the beach called The Shuck Shack. The difference is the gourmet menu was created by famous chef Jason Dady and it’s a much shorter drive (a few minutes north of downtown).
And faster than you can say, “Bibbidi bobbidi boo,” all the little Cinderellas can get their evil stepmother’s laundry done and get her car washed while feasting on fish tacos, sweet potato fries and some famously-tasty vegetarian, gluten-free, organic options at The Cove. You might swear you have traveled back in time to the groovy days of peace, love and Woodstock after visiting this restaurant / biergarten / laundromat / carwash / concert hall. Their patio surrounds a huge play-yard with misters for those hot summer days. Or you can always sit inside and enjoy some local music in the air-conditioning.
Kids and dogs are both welcome at this seaside adventure right smack dab in the middle of town. And if you love fresh seafood, you have found your nirvana. The Shuck Shack also has a playground for the kids as well as a pint-sized gourmet menu. Paletas (Mexican
Self-confessed Dr. Pepper addict and local freelance writer Carole Miller is the magical mother of three (Sydney, 26; Nick, 21; and Faith, 18). When she’s not writing, she enjoys cleaning up after them, fixing things they have broken and paying their college tuition. Her favorite words are, “Mom, I’m hungry!”
210 W. Market Street | On the River Walk Exhibition organized by Laura Wilson in collaboration with the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas. Supported by the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture, the Williams-Chadwick Family Charitable Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation and the Host Committee.
Laura Wilson, Cowboys Walking, J.R. Green Cattle Company, Shackelford County, Texas. May 13, 1997; Laura Wilson, Hutterite Girl with Her Horse, Chattahoochee, Surprise Creek Colony, Stanford, Montana, Aug 15, 1992.
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A Photographers Journey THROUGH THE CAMERA LENS San Antonio is not only, as Mark Twain famously said, one of three unique cities in the United States. It is also one of the most photogenic. By Susan Yerkes From the world-famous River Walk and the magnificently preserved San Antonio Missions to modern museums, universities and a constantly expanding skyline, this city is a photographer’s paradise. Spanish, German and Native American traditions mingle here with a constantly expanding international presence. Color and costume are common in this city of festivals. The architecture is as diverse and picturesque as the people. From the humble, emotion-stirring façade of the Alamo after dark, when the brave little “Shrine of Texas Liberty” stands quietly illuminated, to the upbeat night and day life of the downtown River Walk. Or, the humble charm of the simple raspa (snowcone) vendors, serving up portable chillers from their old-fashioned handcarts to the contagious Fiesta spirit pervasive throughout the city. So it’s hardly surprising that an international photographic festival takes place here every September. Fotoseptiembre, USA is a unique, community-based festival held throughout San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country every year since 1995. Museums, coffee houses, and public spaces become exhibit sites to take part in this celebration of the photographic arts. Today, Fotoseptiembre’s Web Galleries, which include curated works by internationally acclaimed photographers, are a growing facet of the annual event.
The artist, Joe Lopez, pictured with his paintings. Photo credit: Friend of Villa Finale
“This is different from other photography and art festivals. They are top down, and their claim to fame is trying to exhibit elite artists. Our event creates a sense of pride because the exhibits are communitybased, said Fotospetiembre founder and festival director, Michael Mehl. All the physical exhibits in San Antonio are images captured by local photographers and, the shows are curated locally.”
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This year, 32 different photography exhibits are featured in the festival, several of them along or within easy walking distance of the River Walk. To see another side of San Antonio or the world itself from a different perspective, check some of the shows out. They may give you some ideas for your own cool pics. For more inspiration, I asked some of the photographers whose work is featured in this year’s Fotoseptiembre exhibits for their suggestions about cool places to shoot pictures in San Antonio. Mark Sobhani’s exhibit, Streets of San Fernando, opens with a free reception September 2 at Mildfire Coffee. “I approached Main Plaza (specifically San Fernando Cathedral) as the historical center of San Antonio, with all the growth emanating from there,” Sobhani said.” I started in Main Plaza and the cathedral, then slowly expanded my area of focus to nearby blocks. For doing documentary street photography, this was the perfect place: a mix of business people, tourists, politicos, wage workers, convention goers, parishioners, and transients.” There are plenty of cool photo spots downtown, Sobhani said. “I usually try to take the pictures that aren’t available on post cards. I always like exploring the Convention Center. I know it’s a bit unconventional, but it has cool colors, dramatic light, and shadows and good architecture. And the view from the top of the Tower of the Americas gives a different angle on everything. I also I love using parking garages as a way to shoot the same thing at different angles. “When I travel,” he said,” I try to come up with a theme to loosely stick to so I have a cohesive set of photos. It could be anything from graffiti,
Photo Septiembre photo credits (clockwise starting from top left): Rebecca Dietz, at Presa House; Laura Wilson at Briscoe West; Fish Art by Bob Howen; Images en Conflicto by Pedro Valtierra at the Mexican Cultural Institute; River Walk Grotto; Mission Espada by Al Rendon.
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Arts & Entertainment McNay Museum Exhibition. Photo credit: Chuck Ramirez. Courtesy of Ruiz-Healy Art.
TOP FOTOSEPTIEMBRE EXHIBITS NEAR THE RIVER WALK IMÁGENES EN CONFLICTO Pedro Valtierra Mexican Cultural Institute THAT DAY - PICTURES IN THE AMERICAN WEST Laura Wilson The Briscoe Western Art Museum WHY THE RAVEN CALLS THE CANYON E. Dan Klepper The Twig Book Shop UMBRALES Mexican photographer Tomás Casademunt UNAM San Antonio SOMOS SAN ANTONIO Various community photographers Villa Finale SAN ANTONIO – A PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT Al Rendon Rendon Photography & Fine Art
dilapidated buildings, faces, panoramas. My focus is a little more on what and how I shoot, rather than where I shoot.
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Susan Yerkes is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, travel writer and amateur photographer, with far too many digital photographic memories stored on her cell phone. Yet she continues to take pictures. In San Antonio, it’s hard not to. Find Susan on Facebook, Instagram and at LOCALCommunityNews.com
Al Rendon, whose new book, an Antonio: A Photographic Portrait, pictures the city in all its color and diversity, has been featured in
One thing every photographer agrees on – while you’re in San Antonio, soak up all the color and charm you can through your camera lens. Your friends and followers on Facebook and Instagram will love sharing the trip with you. And you’ll always have your own vivid memories of favorite San Antonio spots to return to again and again.
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Dietz recommended going slightly off the beaten tourist path to the recently re-opened Hays Street Bridge, now a pedestrian bridge just east of downtown for some very cool photos. “People have started hanging out on the bridge—young people, cyclists, families picnicking—it’s a cool place with interesting people. I’ve even seen yoga classes up there. You can hear music coming from Alamo Brewery, just below it, sometimes. Trains run under the bridge—I’ve been shooting them in slo-mo. And at sunset, with the city silhouetted behind the iron arch of the bridge, it’s really beautiful to watch the shifting colors.”
“For me, the number one place I suggest to visitors to take pictures is Market Square – it’s so colorful, you get a sense of the real San Antonio, and there’s almost always some kind of fiesta going on there. I also love Mission Concepcion, the way it is restored outside, and all the frescoes there, more than any of the other Spanish missions. It’s not quite as well-known and photographed as the Alamo and Mission San Jose.” Rendon also recommends taking your camera around to Southtown, Blue Star and some of the more eclectic parts of the city.
Rebecca Dietz’s Chimeric Daydreams and Aperol Suns exhibit opens at Presa House, 725 South Presa Street on September 1, alongside Melanie Rush Davis’ Road Trip show.
galleries, exhibitions, and museums around the world.
RIVER WALK • Rosita’s bridge by the Arneson River Theater • Commerce Street bridge with colorful River Walk umbrellas • Artist-made “faux bois” grotto sculpture • Illuminated artist-made giant fish (near San Antonio Museum of Modern Art) THE BUCKHORN SALOON AND MUSEUM • Hall of Horns (saloon) Museum • Arcade-funhouse mirrors
TOWER OF THE AMERICAS • Observation deck • Chart House Restaurant THE PEARL • Landscaped river “island” • Vintage brewery equipment on grounds • Hotel Emma-lobby and bar area • Water Pad • Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center • Massive murals on outdoor walls HEMISFAIR • Yanaguana Gardens • On mosaic panther
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Shimmer, Shine and Shop THE BEAUTY OF METALSMITHING
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By Dawn Robinette
Necklace at Equinox, photo by Limelight San Antonio
Hard, cold metal. Solid as steel, yet in the right hands, it takes on soft, flowing curves, embraces precious gems and polishes to a gleaming finish that draws you to it like a shimmering beacon. That’s the beauty and craft of metalsmithing, where an artist shapes metal into a useful form. Smithing is one the oldest metalworking occupations, but it’s alive and well in San Antonio, where you can find brilliant examples of metal art, ranging from dazzling jewelry to the warm tones of a hand-hammered copper sink. While smithing is considered a craft, a visit to any of San Antonio’s metalsmithing shops and galleries leaves no doubt that metal can be an amazing canvas when a skilled artist forges metal into something new and dazzling. The warmth of gold and copper, the cool gleam of silver, the hard grit of steel—all of these metals are molded and shaped to create works of beauty sure to mesmerize. Whether it’s the wearable art of unique jewelry designs or statement pieces for your home, the craft and beauty of metalsmithing is a treasure. Fabulous examples of metalsmithing are easy to find— and then take home with you—just off the River Walk at La Villita, the treasure trove of tree-shaded historic buildings turned into perfect little shops and galleries waiting to be explored. A favorite is Equinox, housing the studio of owner and artist Alejandro
Sifuentes. Equinox features Sifuentes’ work alongside studio jewelers from across the country, as well as 14 different San Antonio metalsmiths and artists. Stepping into Equinox, the metals featured in the display cases instantly bring your temperature down with their sleek, cool designs. As you gaze at the shimmering pieces, it’s hard to believe that what you’re fixated on what was once just a hard lump of unpolished metal. From the pristine polish of silver so shiny you can see your reflection in it to the iridescent, peacock luster of black Tahitian pearls, each piece is more beautiful than the one before. The craftsmanship and true artistry behind each piece will leave your mouth open in awe as you imagine adding one of these creations to your collection. Equinox’s collection highlights the diversity you can find in the field of metalsmithing. It’s not just silver and gold, it’s what can be added to those metals—such as mother of pearl, abalone or an array of gems and minerals—as well as what an artist can do with steel, or touches of acrylic, rubber or porcelain. On my last visit, I ogled the fabulous luster of a gold and pearl bracelet by San Antonio artist George Schroeder. While I had trouble pulling myself away
Shopping Top to botton: Necklace at Equinox, photo by Limelight an Antonio; Copper bracelet, photo by Limeligh San Antonio; Copper, photo by Limelight San Antonio.
from the bracelet, you can admire more of Schroeder’s work on display, including some of his sculptures and models of some of his larger-scale pieces in the Equinox gallery.
Some pieces are oil painted, while others feature 24 karat gold leaf or fine silver. Salavador produces most of the jewelry in a studio above Copper, creating unique cuff bracelets, earrings and necklaces.
From the cool feel of Equinox, you can wander just around the corner to step into the warm glow of Copper, a gallery and store featuring the work of Salvador and Claudia Negrete, fourth-generation metalsmiths. Part of La Villita for 13 years, the aptlynamed Copper features the metal best known for being the color pennies. But in the hands of the Negretes, it turns into beautifully functional works of art. The shop features an amazing array of pieces, offering everything from jewelry to the kitchen sink—you can find bathroom, bar and farm sinks, too.
For a silvery shimmer and shine, a visit to Plaza Taxco is a must. With locations in both La Villita and historic Market Square—as well as a new shop in Boerne later this year—Plaza Taxco features stunning jewelry and more from Taxco, Guerrero in Mexico. All of the pieces are hand-crafted from locally-sourced silver mines in Taxco, a “Pueblos Magicos” known for its sublime silver work. Silver lovers and collectors know Taxco for its fine silver and seek out vintage pieces. Those vintage pieces inspire what you’ll fall in love with at Plaza Taxco: vintage style, given a modern flair, along with personal touches that combine to create unique pieces you won’t find anywhere else.
Bowls, vases, trays, mirror frames and more line the walls of the shop as the sunlight that flows in from the shop’s windows gives each of the pieces a natural glow. Most of us think of copper with a green patina, but the Negretes use natural patinas, as well as brown and black, giving the handhammered copper art a different look. Claudia personally designs each piece and everything is produced by hand locally: no machines or molds are used.
The dizzying array of pieces at Plaza Taxco makes it hard to choose: each piece is more exquisite than the next and the quality of the merchandise is fantastic. The workmanship, paired with the quality of the metal, combines to create statement pieces that are sure to become favorites the moment you try them on. And if you can tear yourself away from the jewelry, you’ll love their hand-blown glassware, talavera pottery and other handcrafts of the same quality as their metal work.
An award-winning writer, communications expert and military spouse who likes exploring and shopping in her adopted hometown, Dawn Robinette loves to tell stories. You can read more of her work at Alamo City Moms Blog.
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History & Culture
The Sixteenth of September is Mexico’s Fourth of July. On September 16, 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla delivered his famous Grito de Dolores (Cry of Dolores), entreating the people of Mexico to break free from Spain.
Bravo! Mi Cultura! Photo courtesy of the city San Antonio
Eleven years later, Mexico claimed independence from its fatherland. During this period, Texas was a part of Mexico, so it makes sense that San Antonio celebrates Diez y Seis each year since it is a part of our heritage. Plus, the Alamo City never turns down an opportunity to throw a party, so we have Diez y Seis events galore for you to experience and enjoy. SAN FERNANDO CATHEDRAL The public is welcomed to attend a special Mass for the Diez y Seis Commission on Monday, September 11, at 8 a.m. in San Fernando Cathedral. The cathedral, one of the oldest in the United States, was built between 1738 and 1750. Anglo settlers, like Jim Bowie, William Bowie, and Davy
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Crockett, moved to Texas after Mexico separated from Spain in 1821. These men all perished in the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. You may visit their burial tomb in the cathedral. ARNESON RIVER THEATRE The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department will present BRAVO! MI CULTURA! on Thursday, September 14, and Friday, September 15, at 8 p.m. in the Arneson River Theatre. Admission is free. Enjoy an evening of cultural dance selections that feature youth from the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department’s dance programs. Dance numbers will include Spanish Flamenco and Mexican Folklórico. Cultural programming has been the hallmark of the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department for more than 83 years, making it the longest-running municipal program in the country. The dance program began in 1934 by Bertha Almaguer, who taught dance to thousands of San Antonio’s children during her 36-year tenure.
Charreada. Photo by Joe Chidgey
The San Antonio Charros (horsemen) have been on the banks of the San Antonio River near Mission San Jose since 1947. Their goal is to pass along a love for the charrería, the grandfather of rodeo. Take Note, the award-winning SA Parks and Recreation Youth Band will perform at the Arneson on Thursday, September 21, and Friday, September 22, at 8 p.m. Admission is free. Their BRAVO! LATINO! performance will include songs and compositions of Latin Jazz and Rock with influences from Spanish and African indigenous sources. Every year, aspiring male and female vocalists, keyboardists, guitarists, drummers, and percussionists from the age of 13 to 18 audition. Take Note is a local favorite, playing throughout the year at numerous city events and with local professional musicians. MARKET SQUARE El Grito San Antonio, an annual event hosted by the Mexican Consulate, will be in Historic thesanantonioriverwalk.com
Market Square on Friday, September. 15, at 6:30 p.m. Officiated by Consul General Reyna Torres Mendivil. The iconic Cortez Family, owners of equally legendary Mexican restaurants Mi Tierra, La Margarita, Pico de Gallo and Viva Villa fame, is the event’s title sponsor. This year’s family-friendly celebration will spill out of Market Square and will feature a colorful spectacle of music and dance, ending with the El Grito ceremony. A tradition that began in 1810 by Father Miguel Hidalgo with a “call-and-response.” El Grito originally served as a rallying cry to fight. Today, it is symbolic sound of unity with each call unique to the person sounding off. This is a ceremony to experience! On Saturday, September 16, and Sunday, September 17, LULAC Council 648 will host its
annual Fiestas Patrias Event in Historic Market Square from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. both days. Live music, food, drinks, and arts & crafts booths will give attendees plenty to enjoy and explore. Market Square/El Mercado is a three-block indoor plaza with more than 100 locally-owned shops and stalls. El Mercado is the largest Mexican market outside of Mexico. AVENIDA GUADALUPE PARADE AND FESTIVAL The Avenida Guadalupe Association welcomes San Antonio’s citizens and visitors to participate in its 36th Annual 16 de Septiembre Celebration. The parade will begin on Saturday, September 16, at 11:30 a.m. on the corner of Guadalupe and Brazos streets and travel through the heart of the historic West Side before ending at Plaza Guadalupe. RIO Magazine
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The plaza then becomes an all-day celebration featuring live Tejano, Conjunto, and Mariachi music sponsored by Univision and H.E.B. Admission is free. Food, beer, and sodas will be available for purchase. While at the festival, be sure to check out San Antonio artist Jesse Treviño’s 40-foot “La Veladora of Our Lady of Guadalupe,” the world’s largest Virgen de Guadalupe mosaic. DIEZ Y SEIS CHARREADA The San Antonio Charros (horsemen) have been on the banks of the San Antonio River near Mission San Jose since 1947. Their goal is to pass along a love for the charrería, the grandfather of rodeo. Both male and female teams compete in charreadas. The Diez y Seis Charreada will take place on Sunday, September 17, at 4 p.m. The gates open at 2 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 children. During the 3-hour rodeo, you will experience the “Marcha Zacatecas,” where the teams and the queen are presented to the audience and judges. Performances include the cala, showing the agility of the horses; the charreada, or bull and bronc riding as well as team roping; and finally, the
Mexican Flag - Diez y Seis Celebration. Photo courtesy of La Familia Cortez Restaurants
“Paso de la Muerte” (death pass), where the charro rides his bareback horse and attempts to jump on a wild horse and tame it. Now that’s something you don’t see every day. RIO RIO CANTINA To help celebrate Diez y Seis, Rio Rio Cantina is offering a special throughout the month of September on its Camerena tequilas. Camerena Silver is made from 100 percent Blue Agave, and Camerena Reposado is aged in a barrel for 60 days before bottling. Tequila Sunrises, Mexican Martinis, and Palomas are $10 each.
Denise Barkis Richter, Ph.D., author of “100 Things To Do in San Antonio Before You Die,” has been blogging about San Antonio at facebook.com/ SanAntonioTourist since June of 2010. Her love affair with the Alamo City began at HemisFair in 1968. She is thrilled to have found the 1811 Pichardo map that depicts early Texas on the Library of Congress’ website.
El Grito San Antonio. Photo courtesy of La Familia Cortez Restaurants
Charreada. Photo by Joe Chidgey
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SAN ANTONIO CHARROS sacharros.org Arneson River Theatre. Diez y Seis Performance. Photo courtesy of the City of San Antonio
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Health & Recreation
By Gabriela M. Mata
O WHEEL ADVENTURES
Ah, the feeling of freedom. Riding fast and easy through winding trails, hair blowing in the wind. Racing the sun, with no one stopping you. It’s just you, a bike, and an open road. Whether your two-wheel preference is a motorcycle or a bicycle either one will make you one with the open road. A good way to help you decide is, do you want to go fast or slow? Acequia on Mission Reach
MOTORCYCLE TRIPS San Antonio possesses seemingly endless roadways with entertaining sites, but to take-in the big Texas sky, a short drive past the city limits is in order. Entertaining city sites give way to Hill Country beauty complete with small town charm and nature. Lots and lots of nature. The ride starts on the outskirts of northwest San Antonio by taking HWY 16 to Bandera. The Texas Hill Country offers eternal blue skies and seriously hypnotizing green hillsides. I speak from first-hand experience. On recent errands to nearby Helotes, the road called (more like yelled) my name, and so I felt obliged to follow. Two amazing ride options presented themselves. Choice one went 173 North through Kerrville, 16 up to Fredericksburg, 290 to Johnson City and returns via 281 back to San Antonio. This option left room for some yummy German food in Fredericksburg and the opportunity to visit President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s ranch too. Option two begins on Ranch Road 337 to Vanderpool 30 RIO Magazine
with detours for exploration of Lost Maples State Park. The closer to fall we get, the more I recommend option two affording breathtaking views of the leaves changing colors.
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BICYCLE ADVENTURES Let’s say you prefer peddle power, the open road is yours from River Walk trails to cityscape with the only thing limiting you is time. San Antonio is extremely bicycle friendly and lends itself to giving a unique view of the city at your own pace.
CITY BIKE MAPS visitsanantonio.com/VisitSanAntonio/ media/vsa-media/maps/SABikeRides_ WEB_1.pdf
Start your bicycle adventure on the Mission Trail Ride a few miles south from the Alamo. Your journey takes you on the same paths of the 18th century Spanish Franciscans with sightseeing stops at the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) sanctioned missions.
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. Ahhh .. ling of the fee m! freedo Road to San Juan Capistrano Four Seasons Mural
The entire ride on the mission loop totals only six-miles but history buffs will want to budget extra time to explore elements like the seven gravity-flow irrigation ditches called acequias built by Native American Indians, missionaries and later by settlers. Along the way, take in contemporary sculptures lining the river and keep an eye out for local wildlife. This too might make the trip a little longer but if you haven’t seen a coyote, egret, or armadillo in the wild, now is your chance. As always keep your distance; wild animals are extremely unpredictable. San Antonio B-Cycle offers 60 B-stations stocked with 500 bikes downtown. B-stations are located as far north as Brackenridge Park and just past Stinson Municipal airport to the south. Rentals are as little as $12 a day or $18 for a month. Download the free app to help with navigation, mileage tracking, and travel time. Take to the city streets of downtown San Antonio and navigate the many one-way streets. Stop at the pretty city parks that dot the area. In my opinion this is one of the best ways to really get to know a city. Suggest rides include Southtown, and the magnificent homes in King William Historic District.
want to explore the city in numbers. San Antonio Social Ride offers a community feel and prepare you for the city ride experience by offering classes introducing you to bike riding around cars. I’m really clumsy myself but riding around in a group of experienced riders makes me feel more comfortable. San Antonio Cycling Club welcomes out of towners to join their rides and be a part of their growing community. Apart from that they’ve created and mapped out several routes to see different parts of the city. On my list is the Bill Millers-Helotes route because to me that means sweet tea at the end of the tour. I mean a route with rolling, hills and sweet tea that’s the makings of a perfect day, am I right? The last group I think needs to be checked out is LezRideSA that’s a safespace for LGBTQ community and riders to seek bettering themselves. The group also has free community fitness classes which is way better than a hotel gym. Whatever choice you make there’s a huge selection of rides, maps and groups that make exploring San Antonio more that just a vacation they make it an adventure.
There’s also a huge selection of bike riding groups especially if you visit frequently and
Gabriela Mata is the founder and creator of sanantoniolovelist with an upcoming blog to be launched Fall 2017. Although not originally from San Antonio she has explored the city through her constant search to find the coolest murals and parks.
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TIFF’S TREATS COOKIE DELIVERY CookieDelivery.com Tiff’s Treats is famous for bringing hot, fresh-from-the-oven cookies and brownies to hungry treat-lovers everywhere. Started in 1999, Tiff’s Treats now has 31 locations with four stores delivering treats around San Antonio. With Tiff’s Treats, it’s easy to see why it’s love at first bite. They deliver hot, fresh from the oven cookies right to your door and every bite is pure delight. From piping hot cookies baked fresh when you order, to chocolatey brownies and all the best fixings, Tiff’s Treats is ready to please any sweet tooth. You can use Tiff’s Treats many different ways. Order same day delivery for yourself, or place an order in advance for events, parties, and meetings. You can also
send gifts with personalized messaging and special packaging to your friends, family, customers, and potential clients. Whether you want to treat yourself or others, Tiff’s Treats always delivers. The store located on Broadway is conveniently located downtown and is the closest location to the River Walk. Check out any of the four stores below or check out Tiff’s Treats on the web at cookiedelivery.com.
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CHECK THIS OUT! While folks in other cities are pulling sweaters out of the closet to prepare for winter hibernation, San Antonio enjoys warm weather and plenty of outdoor activities like breakfast at the zoo, an outdoor jazz festival and an outdoor evening food event.
BEASTLY BREAKFAST San Antonio Zoo Saturdays Mornings The San Antonio Zoo is taking breakfast to new heights, literally! The zoo offers a new, exclusive dining experiences where guests can have breakfast alongside giraffes or hippos. Early Saturday mornings guests will have the chance to enjoy the most important meal of the day during Beastly Breakfast. The giraffe breakfast features a private giraffe feeding, and the chance to meet the animal care specialists who care for them. Reservations are a must SAzoo.org/experiences.
BUD LIGHT FOODK TUESDAYS
On your mark, get set, eat! A FoodK is better than a 5K because from the “starting line” to the “photo finish” it’s enjoyed at a leisurely pace with no sweating required. Best of all everyone “wins” as you enjoy either an appetizer, entrée, or dessert at ten different restaurants each night. Dress in casual race/athletic attire. Fun race theme throughout the evening. $30 online/$35 at the door. TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com
September 15 & 16 Jazz’SAlive, the hottest free jazz festival swings into downtown with headliners Kevin Eubanks, and the Sammy Miller Band. More national, regional and local musicians will cook up a hot storm of sound downtown during the popular event.Bring a sunhat, blanket or lawn chair and chill out. The event includes upscale food trucks and booths, unique crafts and a wide range of park events for all ages, including a Kids’ Jam Session.
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ACENAR 146 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2362 www.acenar.com Mexican - p44 2
DURTY NELLY’S IRISH PUB 200 S. Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-3343 www.durtynellyspub.com Irish Pub - p44 27
218 Produce Row San Antonio TX 78207 (210) 225-1262 www, mitierracafe.com
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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San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-3101 toweroftheamericas.com Seafood/Steakhouse COUNTY LINE BARBEQUE SPORTS BAR 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 229-1941 www.countyline.com BBQ - p44 7 DENNY’S 903 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 210 223 4321 www.dennys.com American 24 hours - p50 5 DICK’S LAST RESORT 406 Navarro San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-0026 www.dickslastresort.com American - p44 6 38 RIO Magazine
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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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
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL EVENTS 9/15 @ 8 p.m. JAY MOHR Majestic Theater Mohr began his stand-up comedy career at the age of sixteen ultimately landing his dream job on Saturday Night Live. He launched his acting career with Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire and has appeared in over 200 episodes of network television and over 25 feature films alongside a plethora of Academy Award winning actors. Mohr has become a multi-media star. His weekly podcast, “Mohr Stories,” has over a million listeners each month and Comedy Central named Mohr one of the 100 greatest stand-up comics of all time.
9/3 @ 7:30 p.m. DONALD FAGEN & THE NIGHTFLYERS Majestic Theater Musician, composer, vocalist, producer, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of Steely Dan and The Dukes of September, Donald Fagen takes to the road with the Nightflyers, a quartet of young musicians. The all-new band performs songs from Fagen’s celebrated solo albums, Steely Dan hits, plus “some swell surprises.” 9/14-1/14 CHUCK RAMIREZ: ALL THIS AND HEAVEN TOO McNay Art Museum At the time of his death from a bicycling accident in 2010, San Antonio’s Chuck Ramirez was making an impact with his art within an International arena. Ramirez established an artistic practice that allowed him to focus on and develop numerous thematic photographic series, the majority of which present familiar, everyday objects clearly captured with great detail and appearing in a white void.
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9/30-1/7 2THEXTREME: MATHALIVE! Witte Museum See mathematics come to life and experience how math is applied in life, whether in design, application or use, behind the things we love most – video games, sports, design, music, entertainment, space and robotics. Design and play your own video game, edit your own animated movie, compete against others in a mountain bike race and program and control Curiosity, NASA’s next Mars rover – all using mathematics!
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FESTIVALS & events
LABOR DAY ARTISAN SHOW September 1–4 9/1 11 a.m.–11 p.m., 9/2&3 10 a.m.– 11 p.m., 9/4 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Enjoy a stroll along the picturesque River Walk, stop to talk to the artisans who are anxious to share information about their craft, and take home an item that will enhance your home, wardrobe or garden. The show is free to attend. TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com
BUD LIGHT FOODK TUESDAYS September 12, 19 & 26, 6 p.m.–9 p.m. A FoodK is better than a 5K because from the starting line to the photo finish it’s enjoyed at a leisurely pace with no sweating required. Best of all, everyone wins as they enjoy either an appetizer, entree, dessert at each of participating restaurants nightly. This delicious food event is held on the second, third and fourth Tuesdays in September to take advantage of the City of San Antonio’s Downtown Tuesdays when free parking is offered at city garages, lots, and parking meters. All restaurants featured on the course will be located on the River Walk or on street level downtown. Fun FoodK elements include Hydration Stations along the route, racers swag, finish line winners stand for photos. All participants are encouraged to wear
comfortable athletic attire including walking shoes. Racers bibs should be proudly worn to gain access to the participating restaurants. For approximately $3 per restaurant, FoodK goers enjoy sumptuous offerings like steak & lobster linguine, beef empanadas, lobster tacos, Italian fritters, caprese skewers and much more. Tickets are $30 for one day or $75 for all three. One-day tickets at the door are $35. Tickets are nonrefundable for any reason, including acts of God. TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com
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SPECIAL EVENTS & FESTIVALS 9/1-1/3 San Japan X Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center 9/1 @ 12 p.m. September First Friday Blue Star Arts Complex 9/2-1/3 Summer Night Spectacular Fireworks Show Six Flags Fiesta Texas
9/22 @ 7 p.m. Crocktoberfest San Antonio Zoo 9/27 @ 6:30 p.m. Cocktails and Culture: Cowboys and Carmpfires Witte Museum 9/29-10/1 Fall Home and Garden Show Alamodome
9/3 @ 11 a.m. Food Truck Sunday San Antonio Museum of Art
8/31-9/3 Steve O Improv Comedy Club
9/6 @ 6 p.m. The San Antonio Story Exhibit Opening Plaza de Armas Gallery
9/6-10 Sam Demaris Improv Comedy Club
9/6-1/10 World Heritage Festival Various locations 9/7 @ 6:30 p.m. Sunset Picnic Mission San Juan 9/8 @ 6 p.m. Restored by Light Festival Mission Conception 9/8 @ 11:30 a.m. World Heritage Festival Luncheon Briscoe Western Art Museum 9/9 @ 10 a.m. Mission Pachanga Mission Park Pavillion 9/9 @ 7 p.m. Out in the Park Six Flags Fiesta Texas 9/9 Super Saturday: 4th Annual Turnip the Beet Witte Museum 9/10 @ 3 p.m. Sunday Jazz with Henry Brun and the Latin Playerz Witte Museum 9/10 @ 10 a.m. World Heritage Festival Celebratory Mass Mission Conception 9/12-1/26 @ 6 p.m. FoodK Tuesdays River Walk 9/14 @ 7:30 p.m. Deepak Chopra The Future of Wellbeing Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 9/16 @ 10 a.m. Mission Marquee Farmers and Artisan Market Mission Marquee Plaza www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com
9/13-17 Jerry Garcia Improv Comedy Club 9/15 @ 9 p.m. Iparables, El Show con Omar Chaparro and Adrian Uribe Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 9/20-24 Sean Donnelly Improv Comedy Club
KID’S & FAMILY 9/2 September First Saturday at the Alamo The Alamo Through 9/4 Whales: Giants of the Deep Witte Museum Through 9/4 Wild Weather Witte Museum Through 9/5 Summer of Tech The DoSeum 9/6 @ 10 a.m. Playdates: Red, Yellow & Blue San Antonio Museum of Art 9/14 @ 10 a.m. Art Crawl: How We Play and Work Together San Antonio Museum of Art 9/14 @ 7 p.m. Family Film Series: La Bamba Mission Marquee Plaza 9/20 @ 10 a.m. Playdates: Superb Statues San Antonio Museum of Art
MUSIC 9/7 @ 7:30 p.m. Colin Hay Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 9/8 @ 7:30 p.m. Guns ‘n’ Roses Alamodome 9/8 @ 8:00 P The Secret Sisters Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 9/9 @ 7 p.m. Green Day RevolutionRadio Tour AT&T Center 9/9 @ 8 p.m. Trace Bundy Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 9/13 @ 8 p.m. Janet Jackson State of the World Tour AT&T Center 9/15-16 Jazz’S Alive Travis Park 9/15 @ 8 p.m. Kaki King Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 9/16 @ 8 p.m. Emanuel Ax and the San Antonio Symphony Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 9/17 @ 7:30 p.m. Look at the World with YouthCue Choir Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 9/21 @ 8 p.m. Ricardo Arjona Freeman Coliseum 9/22-23 @ 8 p.m. Kern performs Rachmaninoff Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 9/22 @ 8 p.m. Storm Large and Le Bonheur Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 9/24 @ 7 p.m. Chris Botti Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 9/26 @ 7:30 p.m. Swiss Cultural Tour Aesch Accordion Orchestr and Schlossbrunneli Yodeling Club Trinity University Ruth Taylor Hall 9/30 @ 8 p.m. Marisela Majestic Theater
9/30 @ 8 p.m. Rock Stars & Stripes starring David Victor of Boston Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
PERFORMING ARTS 8/25-9/17 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Woodlawn Theatre 9/8-10 Macbeth by Opera San Antonio Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 9/12 @ 7:30 p.m. Momma’s Boy Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 9/15 @ 7:30 p.m. Nadhi: Love and Longing performed by Leela Samson,Spanda Dance Company Carver Community Cultural Theatre 9/16 @ 8 p.m. Luis Fonsi Love + Dance World Tour Majestic Theater
9/19 @ 6 p.m. Who Cares for the Land? Witte Museum 9/21 @ 7:30 p.m. Wild Texas Film Tour River Walk Plaza 9/28 @ 7 p.m. Destination Kyoto San Antonio Museum of Art Through 9/3 Bug Mania! San Antonio Zoo Through 9/30 Fotoseptiembre 2017 Various locations Through 10/29 Little Texan, Big World Institute of Texan Cultures Through 12/31 Art in the Garden--George Tobolowsky San Antonio Botanical Garden Through 1/7 Texas in the First World War Institute of Texan Cultures
9/19-24 The Bodyguard The Musical Majestic Theater
SPORTS & FITNESS 9/1 @ 7 p.m. Nitro Circus Live Nelson Wolff Stadium 9/9 @ 8 a.m. Tour de las Misiones Bike Ride & Walk Mission Park Pavillion
VISUAL ARTS 9/1 Exhibition Opening: Antinous, the Emperor’s Beloved: Investigating a Roman Portrait San Antonio Museum of Art 9/8 @ 6 p.m. Second Friday Art Party: Golden Boy San Antonio Museum of Art 9/15-12/12 That Day: Pictures of the American West Briscoe Western Art Museum 9/16 @ 11 a.m. Berlin Brunch featuring Margaret Craig and Jennifer Ling Datchuk Blue Star Contemporary Art
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 THE ALLEY ON BITTERS 555 W. Bitters Rd. San Antonio, TX 78206 (210) 494-3226 www.TheAlleyOnBitters.com Unique collection of shops and artists BONITA RITA’S 245 E. Commerce, #100 San Antonio, TX 78205 CALIENTE HARLEY DAVIDSON 7230 NW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78245 (210) 681-2254 www.calienteharley.com Harley Davidson Rentals CASA SALAZAR 216 E. Houston San Antonio, 78205 210-472-2272 themajestic.com/casa Fine Mexican Imports 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 42 RIO Magazine
THE FIESTA STORE 2611 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78215 210-227-5191 www.fiesta-sa.org 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
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GARCIA ART GLASS 715 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-1400 www.garciaartglass Hand Blown Glass
NORTH STAR MALL 7400 San Pedro San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 340-6627 www.northstarmall.com Shopping MalL
HUEBNER OAKS 11745 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78230 shophuebneroaks.com Shopping Center
PARIS HATTERS 119 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-3453 www.parishatters.com Cowboy Hats - p50 6
KATHLEEN SOMMERS 2417 North Main San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 732-8437 kathleensommers.com Local Fashions & Jewelry
PENNERS DOWNTOWN 311 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-2487 www.pennersinc.com Iconic Men’s Clothing Store
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 MELISSA GUERRA 303 Pearl Parkway#104 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 293-3983 melissaguerra.com Latin Kitchen Market MERCADORITA’S 245 E. Commerce & Bonita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-286-7432
OUT WEST 215 1/2 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, Texas 78205 Phone (210) 224-8804 Clothing & Gift Shop SAN ANGEL FOLK ART 110 Blue Star San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 226-6688 www.sanangelfolkart.com Mexican Cultural Arts SAN ANTONIO VISITORS CENTER 317 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-6871 www.visitsan antonio.com SHOPS OF LA CANTERA 15900 La Cantera Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 582-6255 theshopsatlacantera.com Shopping Mall 77T’S SOUVENIRS & T-SHIRTS 207 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-549-1279 www.77tshirts.com T-Shirt
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 TRESOR 310 E. Houston SanAntonio, TX 78205 210-994-5545 www.tresorllc.com p50 52 THE TWIG BOOK SHOP 306 Pearl Parkway #106 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 826-6411 thetwig.indiebound.com Locally Owned Book Store THE UNOFFICIAL BEST OF TEXAS 101 Alamo Plaza, #3 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-0242 THE VINEYARD 1207 North Loop 1604 W San Antonio, TX 78258 thevineyardshoppingcenter.com Shopping Center WYNDHAM SAN ANTONIO RIVERWALK 111 E. Pecan Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-489-9768 www.sawyncom THE WESTIN RIVERWALK 420 W. Market Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-413-9731 www.westin.com
TEXAS ACCENT GENERAL STORE 803 S. Zarzamora San Antonio, TX 78207 210-435-2446 General Merchandise thesanantonioriverwalk.com
Downtown on the River Walk • 146 E. Houston St. 210.222.2362 • acenar.com
PLANNING • • A TRIP • TO • • • • • WALK? • and the• RIVER SAN• ANTONIO
• • • • • • • • Readers’ • Review: • • • • • •I have visited • the • • • • • Antonio River • San • • • • • • Walk. I wish I had •read this book • first. • • • • • • • • • • • • • •Humor, sadness, • • • • • suspense, and • • tragedy•—something• • • • for everyone. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •Like taking•a vacation • • • • • reading a mystery... • while • • • • • • a great series with fun THE• PERFECT• KEEPSAKE • characters. • • • • ! • • • • • The author • has done • her • •Aggie is funny, • really funny. • • homework•researching• This book is categorized as the historical and • • a humorous • mystery, • but it • • • cultural background of • • is much • more. • • San Antonio. • • • • • • • • • Pick up this fun summer read at the Wyndham Riverwalk, • • • • • • • Twig Books and Barnes and Noble or order it online: • • • http://tinyurl.com/RiverCityDead. • • • • www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com
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54 Paesanos Riverwalk
38 Bes Arte
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38 B & C Leather
36 Bier Garten
38 Plaza Taxco
28 Little Rhein Steak House
64 Menger Hotel 82 Grand Hyatt 86 Hotel Contessa
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33 The Alamo 35 The Shops at Rivercenter
51 Mokara Hotel & Spa 52 Hyatt Regency 54 Homewood Suites & Hotel 55 Westin Riverwalk T. Y SPalacio Del Rio 58 Hilton INC U 60 E QWyndham River Walk
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87 Esquire Tavern 83 The Kremlin/Havana Ultra Lounge
9 Howl At The Moon 10 Landry’s Seafood
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41 Embassy Suites 42 Sheraton Gunter Hotel 43 The St. Anthony Hotel 44 Marriott Townplace 45 Hotel Valencia 46 Holiday Inn 47 Marriott Courtyard 48 Drury Inn 49 Drury Plaza Hotel 50 Omni La Mansion
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Macy’s H&M Buckle The Disney Store Dallas Cowboy Pro Shop Francesca’s DINE OR HavE a TREaT aT…
Dave & Buster’s Fogo de Chao Ghirardelli Chocolate Company Johnny Rockets Luciano’s Ristorante Italiano Marble Slab Creamery / Pretzel Maker Margaritaville Maria Mia’s Mexican Bistro Morton’s Steakhouse Potbelly Starbucks Tony Roma’s Which Wich Yard House CaTCH a mOvIE
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21 Tienda La Garza
1 Ristorante Pico de Gallo
22 The Amazing Mirror Maze
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23 San Antonio General Store
3 Mi Tierra Cafe Y Panaderia
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5 Denny’s 18 Francesco’s Gelato 20 Pat O’Brien’s 26 Schilo’s 27 Texas De Brazil 28 Houston Street Bistro 36 Augies Alamo City BBQ Steakhouse 37 Bohanan’s
44 Bourbon Street Seafood Kitchen River Walk Downtown
30 Ripley’s Haunted Adventure/ Tomb Rider 3D
31 Guiness World Records Museum 32 Ripley’s Believe it or Not/
Louis Tussaud’s Wax Works
33 The Alamo 35 Tobin Center 38 Angelita’s 40 VFW Post 76 41 Market Square 42 Spanish Governor’s Palace
48 Alta Vista Skate Shop
46 Thai Lao Orchid
50 Nectar Wine Bar and Ale House 51 Biga on the Banks ATTRACTIONS & SHOPPING 38 Plaza Taxco 6 Paris Hatters 7 Buckhorn Saloon & Museum 8 The Pearl 9 Shps at RiverCenter
29 Aztec Theatre
4 La Margarita Mexican
10 Tower of the Americas/
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HOTELS 12 Wyndham Garden River Walk 15 Crockett Hotel 16 Gunter Hotel 17 Menger Hotel 24 El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel 43 Marriott Plaza San Antonio MISCELLANEOUS 34 CitySightseeing Double Decker Tour
13 San Antonio Museum of Art
14 Institute of Texan Culture
68 SegCity Segway Tours
18 Yasmin’s Boutique
69 San Antonio Public Library
19 Out West
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LA VILLITA 418 Villita Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Collection of Unique Local Shops - p44 38 ANGELITA La Villita - Bldg. 2 San Antonio, TX 78205 210- 224-8362 www.lavillita.com Womens Fashions & Jewelry - p44 38 B & C LEATHER DESIGNS & UNIQUE FINDS La Villita - Bldg. 24 San Antonio, Texas 78205 210-724-8521, 210-464-1126 - p44 38
BES ARTE La Villita - Bldg. 17 San Antonio, Texas 78205 Bes Arte-La Villita/Facebook.com 210-232-0661 - p44 38 CASA MANOS ALEGRES La Villita - Bldg. 6 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-313-7293 www.lavillita.com Mexican Cultural Gift - p44 38 COPPER GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 11 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.271.3856 www.thecoppergallery.com Art Collectibles - p44 38
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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 GREYâ€™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
PLAZA TAXCO La Villita, Bldg.16B San Antonio, TX 78205 210-994-5259 www.plazataxco.com - p44 38
VILLITA STAINED GLASS La Villita - Bldg. 1 San Antonio, Texas 78205 210-223-4480 www.sparkleonsa.com Art Gallery - p44 38
POPULUX COMMISSARY/ HOUSE PAINT La Villita - Bldg. 3 San Antonio, Texas 78205 populuxcommissary/facebook.com 210-883-4259 - p44 38
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LOCATIONS LISTING RESTAURANTS 13 Salt Grass - Heubner Oaks
29 Joe’s Crab Shack -
San Antonio 410
14 Salt Grass - Donella
ATTRACTIONS & SHOPPING
15 Paesanos - Lincoln Heights
1 The Rim
16 Paesanos - 1604
2 Six Flags Fiesta Texas
26 Augies Barbed Wire
3 The Shops at La Cantera
28 Joe’s Crab Shack -
San Antonio Quarry
4 SeaWorld of San Antonio
5 North Star Mall
12 San Antonio Botanical Garden
6 The Forum Shops
17 K1 Speed
21 The Alamo
7 Vineyard Shopping Center
18 San Antonio Aquarium
22 Mission Conception
8 Alamo Quarry Market
19 Morgan’s Wonderland
23 Mission San José
20 The DoSeum
24 Mission San Juan
10 Alamo Helicopter Tours
27 Flipz Trampoline Park
25 Mission Espada
11 San Antonio Zoo
IRON CACTUS The Most Authentic Taste on the River Walk
Visitors and locals agree that Iron Cactus is known as a destination for the most amazing Mexican cuisine on the River Walk. They’re also known for having the largest tequila selection in the area and a delicious assortment of tequila drinks and margaritas. No trip to the River Walk is complete without dinner and drinks at Iron Cactus. Your experience kicks--off with the drink menu, and that starts with margaritas. You can’t touch the Cactus for margaritas, including the Iron Cactus Double Barrel – Herradura Double Barrel Reposado, Cointreau, organic agave nectar and fresh-squeezed lime juice make it a king among margaritas. The list goes on and on with the Head Hunter, The Prickly Pear, the Silver Spur and of course, the El Perfecto. The tequila drink menu continues with signature cocktails as you’ve never had before. Try the Dulce Berry Smash, made with Dulce Vida Silver, blueberries, lemon and mint. If you love a great cocktail, you’ll love the offerings at Iron Cactus, with a tequila bar featuring over 100 different tequilas. The Mexican food you’ll find at Iron Cactus is widely considered the River Walk’s very best. You’ll find traditional Mexican offerings and much, much more. Choose the Cactus Filet; a steak cooked to perfection with jumbo lump crab meat and green chile bacon mash. Or try the Hickory Grilled Salmon or Mahi Mahi Veracruz. You’ll also find house favorites including the Pollo Relleno or Southwest Paella. 56 RIO Magazine
Iron Cactus, located across from the rustic Omni La Mansion hotel, and connected by a charming foot bridge. The private patio is a great place to relax and watch the boats float by, and the interior is warm and inviting with a variety of unique settings and rooms. If you’re throwing a party, you’ll find several options at Iron Cactus. Private spaces are available to accommodate groups from 20 to 90, complete with 75” TVs, a private bar, and a surround sound audio system that connects smartphones or laptops. The upper dining room fits up to 40 seated guests. Reserve the entire patio for an open-air experience. It is the only private patio on the River Walk separated from foot traffic by a small garden. Whether you have a group, or just an intimate dining experience for 2, inside or outside, Iron Cactus brings you a San Antonio River Walk experience like no other. For margaritas, tequila-infused menu items, a great steak or traditional Mexican favorites, you can’t touch the Cactus for the perfect day or evening on the River Walk.
IRON CACTUS MEXICAN GRILL & MARGARITA BAR 200 River Walk, Ste. 100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-9835 ironcactus.com
RESTAURANT DINING: Sun–Thu 11 a.m.–10p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m. BAR: Sun-Thu 11a-10p, Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–12 a.m. HAPPY HOUR: Mon–Fri 3 p.m.–6 p.m.
849 E Commerce Street, #171 | San Antonio, Texas 78205 | 210-225-7662
LOCATED ON THE HISTORIC RIVER WALK
10% OFF YOUR PURCHASE
Valid at the San Antonio location only. Not available with any other discounts, specials, coupons or offers. Does not include tax or gratuity. Limit one coupon per table, per visit. This ad cannot be redeemed for cash. Excludes alcohol.
MORE TO EXPLORE:
Ride the Rio
On A Whole New Level. Imagine a place that towers overhead, even though it’s deep underground. A place filled with delicate formations of solid stone formed by single splashes of water. A place that’s eons old, but feels brand new every time you see it. From giant chambers that echo with mystery to passages with discovery around every bend, come see what makes Natural Bridge Caverns… Naturally AMAZING.
Open 9 AM Daily. Ticket/Boarding Locations:
(Market St. & Alamo)
Rivercenter Mall (Commerce & Bowie)
See Coupon in the Back!
Aztec Theatre @riosanantonio
(St.Mary’s & Crockett)
NaturalBridgeCaverns.com • 210-651-6101
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COUPONS 210 W Market St. San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 299-4499 BriscoeMuseum.org
General Adult Admission SAVE UP TO $8 Open Tue–Sun 10AM with seasonal closing hours | Closed Mondays Expires 09/30/2017
FREE BASKET OF HAND BATTERED FRIED PICKLES
for unlimited rides all day on the VIVA bus
One coupon per table. For dine in guests only. Expires 09/30/2017.
Tasha Polizzi • Dian Malouf • Consuela • Free People Virgins, Saints & Angels • Juan Antonio • Cut Loose Flax • XCVI • Sterling and Turquoise by Gundi
One per table, please. Dine in only. Expires 09/30/17.
With purchase of 2 entrées
(Excluding Sales Items)
In Historic La Villita just steps from the Riverwalk 418 Villita St. • www.angelitasa.com (210) 224-8362
Limit one coupon per table. Expires 09/30/17
849 E Commerce Street, #171 San Antonio, TX 78205
10% OFF YOUR PURCHASE
Valid at the San Antonio location only. Not available with any other discounts, specials, coupons or offers.
FREE CHIPS and QUESO
with purchase of TWO – ONE LITER BIERS
at any of these La Villita locations
146 E. Houston St. @ River Walk 210.222.2362 | acenar.com
*Cannot be combined with any other discount or coupon.
237 Loyosa, San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-9374 www.riverrestaurants.com
BUY ANY GHIRARDELLI SUNDAE, RECEIVE A FREE CHOCOLATE BAR*
Visit VIAinfo.net/VIVA for complete schedule information and locations served.
Chef’s Surprise Appetizer
With the purchase of TWO dinner menu entrees.
SHOPS AT RIVERCENTER
126 Losoya St, San Antonio, TX, 78205
Does not include tax or gratuity. Limit one coupon per table, per visit. This as cannot be redeemed for cash. Excludes alcohol.
(excluding sale items and alcohol)
Plaza Taxco See our ads on pages 53 & 54
with purchase of an Entrée*
Valid for up to 8 guests per table/reservation.
849 E. Commerce/River Walk
313 E. Houston St., San Antonio, Texas 78205
210.272.0403 | mariamexicanbistro.com
Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Not valid on restaurant holidays. Does not apply to salad-area only dinner or discounted children’s prices. Beverages, alcoholic beverages, desserts, tax and gratuity not included. Expires 09/30/2017
(Below Marriott Rivercenter) *One per table
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124 Losoya St., San Antonio, TX 78205
FREE BEVERAGE With the purchase of entree during happy hour only. Happy Hour 4-8PM 09/30 /17
409 E. Commerce 210-465-UGLY www.coyoteuglysaloon.com
Rio de Gelato Pizzeria & Italian Cafe 102 Navarro Street San Antonio, TX 78205
SAVE UP TO
Present this coupon and receive $2.00 OFF each adult and $1.00 OFF each Child’s Full Price Discovery Tour Ticket. Limit 6.
Not Valid With Any Other Discount or Program. Expires 09/30/17. 10124
210-223-0800 riodegelato.com @riodegelato
Buy a large pizza and get 2 small gelatos
FREE Not valid with any other offers. One Coupon per table Expires 09/30/17
ENTIRE GUEST CHECK
One coupon, per check, per visit. Not valid with any other coupons or promotional offers. Coupon has no cash value. No change returned. Taxes and gratuity not included. Alcoholic beverages not included. Valid only 903 E. Commerce St. San Antonio, TX location. Selection and prices may vary. Only original coupon accepted. Photocopied and Internet printed or purchased coupons are not valid. No substitutions. © 2014 DFO, LLC. Printed in the U.S.A. Offer ends 09/30/17
Harley Davidson Dealer T-Shirt 9/30/17 09/30/17
111 West Crockett Street 210-212-4461 cowboysalamocityharley.com
*Short sleeve t-shirts only. Applies to dealer t-shirt wall only. Limit one coupon per person. Full price items only. 9/30/17Expires 09/30/2017 No additional discounts apply.
110 E. Crockett on the Riverwalk 210-277-6300 Crockett at Navarro (210) 293-7482 |www.pizzaritas.com
Two big slices!
Applies to Cheese or Pepperoni slices.
With a purchase of 2 Entrees & 2 Beverage
Cannot be combined with other offers or coupons.
Riverwalk level of the Hyatt Regency Maddogs.net • (210) 222-0220
Available for delivery and in-house.
One Coupon per table per visit. Expires 09/30/17.
FREE CHEF’S APPETIZER OF THE DAY
With the purchase of an adult entrée.
One coupon per table per visit. Offer at Riverwalk location only. Must present coupon. Expires 09/30/17.
...the ultimate souvenir to remind you of good times on the River Walk
Available at TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com OR at these San Antonio Retailers:
Alamo Plaza Shirts 325 Alamo Plaza San Antonio Visitorâ€™s Center 317 Alamo Plaza The Unofficial Best of Texas 101 Alamo Plaza, #3 Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk 111 E. Pecan Street The Westin Riverwalk 420 W. Market Street Mercadorita's 245 E. Commerce & Bonita Bonita Rita's 245 E. Commerce, #100 The Fiesta Store 2611 Broadway
OFFICIALLY LICENSED RIVER WALK MERCHANDISE Distinctive, high-quality merchandise is what defines the River Walk brand. These are styles youâ€™ll want to show off, the ultimate souvenir to remind you of good times on the River Walk. Proceeds from the sale of this merchandise are used to preserve, protect, and promote the River Walk.
an Adult Entrée with this ad Ice Cold Drinks & Good Texas Food
Complimentary House Dessert with order of an entrée.
245 E. Commerce River Level at Navarro & Crockett 210-227-RITA • www.ritasontheriver.com
111 W. Crockett Street, Suite 101 (210) 227-2782 paesanosriverwalk.com
Valid only for lunch and Dinner, coupon good for up to 2 entrees at a table
Not valid with any other offer or discount. Offer only valid at Paesanos Riverwalk location.
ADULT OR CHILD TICKET
301 Alamo Plaza •210-224-9299
COMPLIMENTARY QUESO BLANCO* Happy Hour Every Day 3pm–6pm Reverse 9pm–11pm:
House Wine $4.50 • 12oz Rio Margarita $5 Well Drinks $4 + Beer Specials!
Located in Rivercenter Mall on 3rd Level 849 East Commerce 210-229-1420 www.sanantoniocomedyclubs.com Not valid with any other offer. Good up to six people. Expires 09/30/17 • ©RIPLEY ENTERTAINMENT INC. - RIO MAG
*1 coupon per table. Not to be used in conjunction with other coupons.
421 E. Commerce St. on the River Walk 210-226-8462 www.nakediguanariverwalkbar.com
Not valid with special events. Expires 09/30/17
Tower of the Americas
Parties of LESS than 8
(seasoned chicken rolled up in a tortilla)
with the purchase of 1 entrée Parties of 8 or MORE
LA PACHANGA APPETIZER (Cup of Queso, beef tacos and flautas)
with the purchase of 2 entrées Coupon not valid with other offers or coupons. Please present coupon to server at time of ordering.
OFF TOWER TICKET
701 Bowie, San Antonio, TX 78205
Toweroftheamericas.com Ticket includes unlimited access to Observation Deck, Flags over Texas & 4-D Theater Ride. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Limit one $2.00 off coupon per person. No cash Value. Expires 09/30/17
FREE CHIPS & QUESO Visit Us At The Republic of Texas Restaurant and receive a complimentary order of Chips & Queso. 526 Riverwalk • 210-226-6256 www.therepublicoftexasrestaurant.com
Come visit us at thesanantonioriverwalk.com #SAriverwalk
Minimum purchase of $25.00. Not valid with any other offers. Subject to Blackout Dates. One Coupon per table. Expires 09/30/17
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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 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 Lonestar Restaurants www.riverrestaurants.com 210-223-9374 Maria Mia www.mariamiamexicanbistro.com 210-272-0403 Mi Tierra Café www.mitierracafe.com 210-225-1262
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La Margarita Mexican Restaurant www.lamargarita.com 210-227-7140
Tresor www.tresorllc.com 210-994-5545
The Original Mexican Restaurant & Bar www.theoriginalmexican.com 210-224-9951
Turquoise River Trading Company 210-227-5866
Paesanos RiverWalk www.paesanosriverwalk.com 210-227-2782 Pizzaritas www.pizzaritas.com 210-293-7842 Rainforest Café www.rainforestcafe.com 210-277-6300
Briscoe Western Art Museum www.briscoemuseum.org 210-299-4499 Buckhorn Saloon & Museum www.buckhornmuseum.com 210-247-4000 San Antonio Conservation Society www.saconservation.org/homestead 210-225-5924
The Republic of Texas therepublicoftexasrestaurant.com 210-226-6256
Cascade Caverns www.cascadecaverns.com 830-755-8080
Restaurante Pico de Gallo www.picodegallo.com 210-225-6060
Natural Bridge Caverns www.naturalbridgecavernscom 210-651-6101
Rio de Gelato www.riodegelato.com 210-223-0800
Phillips Entertainment/Guiness Book of World Records Museum www.alamoplazaattractions.com 210-226-2828
Rio Rio Cantina www.riorioriverwalk.com 210-226-8462 Rita’s on the River www.ritasontheriver.com 210-227-RITA
The Magicians Agency www.MagiciansAgency.com 210-290-5502 Mirror Maze 210-224-2288
Texas de Brazil www.texasdebrazil.com 210-299-1600
Ripley’s/Waxworks www.ripleys.com 210-224-9299
Tony Roma’s www.tonyromas.com 210-225-7662
Angelita’s www.angelitasa.com 210-224-8362 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 City Sightseeing Double Decker Tour San Antonio www.citysightseeingsanantonio.com 210-224-8687
Rio San Antonio Cruises www.riosanantonio.com 210-224-5700
Tito’s Vodka www.TitosVodka.com
The BarWalk www.TheBarWalk.com
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
Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel www.luckyeagletexas.com 1-888-255-8259
Improv Comedy Club www.sanantoniocomedyclubs.com 210-229-1400
Wyndham Resorts www.wyndham.com
Zurich US Properties, Inc. www.zurichproperties.com 210-225-5877
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 Shops at Rivercenter www.shoprivercenter.com 210-225-000