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The Official Magazine of the River Walk

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


2014 Paseo Del Rio

Association Board of Directors President Justin Holley, ABH Hospitality President Elect Tammy Peacock-Werline, Hard Rock Café Vice Presidents John Carbajal, Paesanos Restaurant Group Terry Corless, Mad Dogs Andy Hearon, El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel Cece Smith, SmithPrint Secretary/Treasurer Joe Melton, Embassy Suites Immediate Past President Martin Williams, Catto & Catto Insurance Chair, Operation Committee Andreas Esparza, Boudro’s Restaurant Executive Director Nancy D. Hunt, Paseo Del Rio Association Ex-Officio Ben Brewer, Downtown Alliance Jim Mery, Downtown Operations Steve Schauer, San Antonio River Authority Board of Directors John Beauchamp, Hixon Properties Mark Bohanan, Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood Ben Brewer, Downtown Alliance Bob Buchanan, The Original Mexican Restaurant Kevin Donohue, Donohue Media Mae Escobar, aMaezing Marketing Group Ben Garcia, Silver Eagle Distributors Kathy Glascock, Ruth’s Chris Steak House Jesse Holguin, Pepsi Bottling Group Nancy Kilpo, Grand Hyatt Joan Korte, Downtown Residence Association Teresa Johnson, Broadway Bank Tom Lawrence, Don’s & Ben’s & Gabriel Liquor Christy Massie, Pepsi Bottling Group Joe Melton, Embassy Suites Shanon Miller, Office of Historic Preservation, COSA Andres Munoz, San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau Pierre Olivier, Casa Rio Restaurant Chris Oviatt, River Center Mall John Seabers, Sinclair Broadcasting Laurence Seiterle, Zurich Properties Beth Ticku-Smith, Hotel Valencia Mike Teran, Swig Martini Bar

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The Official Magazine of the River Walk

Publisher Louis Doucette Louis@travelingblender.com

Welcome to San Antonio! We hope you have come at a time when we are enjoying some rather cool weather for this time of year; otherwise, enjoy some of our Texas sun! San Antonio is a fun and unique city and full of culture and diversity. The San Antonio River Walk consists of miles of shopping, bars and restaurants. No two restaurants are the same on the San Antonio River Walk. One can actually go on a taste tour of Europe here. Walk under the tree shaded sidewalks and make a few stops along the way. Check out the UK at MadDogs, Germany at BierGarten, take a trip to Italy at Zocca, sip on sangria and Spanish fare at Las Ramblas, and if you are looking for a romantic getaway, head to Bella and taste the flavors of the Mediterranean. Maybe you are thinking you want some good ole’ Texas BBQ? We have you covered. San Antonio and the surrounding area plays home to some of the best brisket, sausage, ribs and beans around! And like the restaurants on the River Walk, no two BBQ joints are the same. There is something about a hot Texas day and BBQ that just goes together. From a classic BBQ joint like The County Line, to award winning BBQ at Two Brothers in San Antonio, to Kreuz Market; where the meat is so good it does not need sauce, to Long Tieng, with Asian infused BBQ. After all that eating, walk it off with a laid back trip to some museums. The San Antonio Museum of Art, known as SAMA to us locals, offers eye candy not only inside but also outside. It is situated on the San Antonio River Walk area known as the Museum Reach. Go explore the Briscoe Museum, one of the newest museums in San Antonio. Also, don’t forget the Witte, which is a favorite of kiddos, as well as The McNay and Blue Star. Not only are these museums beautiful, they are informative and, of course, air conditioned! Want to live like a local? Get some fresh produce at the Farmers Market’s around town. I personally love the Farmer’s Market at the Pearl on the weekend. You can buy everything from lavender soap to veggies, while snacking on items like chicken and waffles. Plus it is inspiring to see all the community support! Everyone is friendly, there are a lot of dogs, and you are bound to see some cute pups or unusual breeds. Downtown, check out La Villita and Market Square for some more shopping. Whether it’s food or fun you are looking for, San Antonio has you covered! Stay Cool!

Margaux Gonzalez Huckabay Managing Editor of RIO Magazine

Editor Margaux Gonzalez Huckabay margaux@socialmorph.com Contributing Writers Beth Bond Mauri Elbel Rita Heck M. Nicole Advertising Sales San Antonio: Janis Maxymof janismaxymof@gmail.com Gerry Lair gerry@travelingblender.com Austin: Sandy Weatherford sandy@travelingblender.com Intern Caitlin Roetheli intern@paseodelrio.com Graphic Design 2 Rare Birds Creative info@2rarebirds.com Printing SmithPrint, Inc. barney@smithprint.net

Rio Magazine is published by Traveling Blender, LLC. (Publisher) on behalf of the Paseo Del Rio Association. Reproduction in any manner in whole or in part is prohibited without the express written consent of the Paseo Del Rio Association. Material Contained herein does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Paseo Del Rio Association or its staff. Rio Magazine, the Publisher and the Paseo Del Rio Association reserve the right to edit all material for clarity and space and assumes no responsibility for accuracy, errors or omissions. Rio Magazine does not knowingly accept false or misleading advertisements or editorial nor does the Publisher or the Paseo Del Rio Association assume responsibility should such advertising or editorial appear. Articles and photos are welcome and may be submitted to our office to be used subject to the discretion and review of the Publisher and Paseo Del Rio Association. All submissions become the property of the Paseo Del Rio Association. All Real Estate advertising is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make such a preference limitation or discrimination.”


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Touring the World ON THE RIVER WALK BY: LEANDRA HERNANDEZ

San Antonio is fast becoming a foodie’s paradise with a plethora of restaurants and bars from which to choose from- east to west and north to south.  Our city has been recognized for our unique cuisine, interesting drinks, trained chefs and extraordinary River Walk atmosphere. 

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You won’t have to go far to see men and women in kilts, get some “good English fare and a pint of lager” by stepping into a little slice of the UK at MadDog’s authentic British Pub on the River Walk.  Choose to sit on the patio amongst the hustle and bustle of the River Walk crowd or step into a large covered area with an array of tables and alcoves all themed in ‘cool Britannia’.  ‘God save the Queen’ and your palate by partaking in typical British “grub” of fish n’ chips, steak and ale pie, homemade beef pasties, cottage pie and bangers and mash. If all things British don’t suit your mood, other choices on the menu, aptly named of course, include The Big Ben Rib eye sandwich, The Beefeater Burger, Cornish Crab Cakes, the Prime Minister’s Special and other dishes including seafood, salads, veggie dishes and more which all in all, has something for everyone to enjoy.  Get a Union Jack Margarita and ‘get on down’ in their seven nights a week entertainment program, featuring karaoke, dj’s, bands and more. The party starts and ends here.

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Start your tour and say Viva! at Las Ramblas, located in Hotel Contessa where the restaurant, named for the historic tree-lined street in Barcelona, Spain boasts that they are the ‘only Spanish restaurant on the River Walk’.  Priding themselves on their menu boasting thirtyfive hot and cold tapas, paella, cured meats, seafood and other Spanish delicacies, Las Ramblas also incorporates a Texas twist by offering some dishes that salute Texan’s love for burgers and ribs by adding a Spanish flair. “I spent considerable research and time creating traditional Spanish dishes with the Lone Star State in mind.” says Executive Chef Jordan Mackey. Enjoy fruity Sangria in their beautiful tiled and brightly-lit stone dining room directly opening onto an umbrella-covered patio on the River Walk and pretend you’re only seconds away from the sights and sounds of Spain.

Tuscan influenced meat dishes. This menu is sure to appease an Italian food aficionado.

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With our very own CIA-Culinary Institute of America located in the heart of downtown, San Antonio is a force to be reckoned with.  Take a food-cation and experience some of our world cuisine within a five mile radius right on the San Antonio River Walk on a tour of England, Spain, Germany, Italy and the Mediterranean.

Texas flair into his dishes by celebrating Texas’ oldest city in the Texas Hill Country region and focuses on simple, unparalled fresh cuisine.  Whet your appetite with a bubbly glass of Prosecco or a Vespa cocktail before entertaining your palate with fried calamari, caprese salad, delicately-cooked risotto, sizzling pepperoni pizza, al dente pasta and

Willkommen to the BierGarten, SA’s newly opened German-beer and Bratwurst focused garden patio on the River Walk located near The Alamo.  Specializing in Hofbrau (Munich-brewed) German Beer along with twenty other

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Take a trip around the Mediterranean at Bella on the River where a vast array of culinary dishes will awaken your senses. Specializing in mostly Southern European dishes, Bella’s, led by Chef Sean Fletcher hopes his dishes are ‘creative, balanced and of value’.  These accolades, recognized by The San Antonio Express News won Critics’ Choice for The Best River Walk Dining for 2012 and 2013.  Experience the feel of walking into a Mediterranean grotto with its natural limestone rock walls, candle-lit tables, and its cozy and comfortable atmosphere. An array of dishes from eggplant, mussels, antipastos, meat dishes, seafood and more come with unique sides such as polenta, tzatzki, papas bravas and more, all reminiscent on cooking style and flavors from which the recipes originate.  Finish off your meal by partaking in pistachio and ricotta cakes, torte, salted caramel ice-cream which will send you off into sweet Mediterranean slumber.

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FOOD & DRINK ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// CASUAL biergarten 124-150 Losoya St San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-7299 www.alamobiergarten.com German Boudro’s Texas Bistro 421 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-8484 www.boudros.com American Charlie Wants a Burger sports bar 223 Losoya San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-0864 www.charliewantsaburger.com Burgers-Craft Beer Dick’s Last Resort 406 Navarro San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-0026 www.dickslastresort.com American DURTY Nelly’s IRISH PUB 200 S. Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-3343 www.durtynellyspub.com Irish Pub JUICE CENTRAL 315 E. Commerce St San Antonio, TX 78205 210-228-9398 www.juice-central.com Juice Bar, Salads

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The Republic of Texas 429 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-6256 www.therepublicoftexas restaurant. com American The River’s Edge Café & Patio Bar 200 S. Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 270-0786 www.riversedgecafesa.com American Acenar 146 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2362 www.acenar.com Mexican Barriba Cantina 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 228-9876 www.barribacantina.com Mexican La Paloma 215 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-0566 www.lapalomariverwalk.com Mexican Landry’s Seafood House 517 N. Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-1010 www.landrysseafood.com Seafood

Las Ramblas 306 W. Market San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-9222 www.thehotelcontessa.com Spanish

Rio Rio Cantina 421 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-8462 www.rioriocantina.com Tex-Mex

MadDogs 123 Losoya Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-0220 maddogs.net British Pub

Tony Romas Rivercenter 849 E Commerce St San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-7662 tonyromas-sanantonio.com Ribs, Seafood, Steak

Saltgrass Steak House 502 River Walk San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-9092 www.saltgrass.com Steakhouse Texas Land & Cattle 201 N. St. Mary’s San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2263 www.texaslandandcattle.com Steakhouse Iron Cactus 200 River Walk San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-9835 www.ironcactus.com Tex-Mex Q on the Riverwalk 123 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-1234 www.qriverwalk.com BBQ

Zocca 420 W. Market San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 444-6070 www.zoccariverwalk.com Italian

FAMILY Hard Rock Café 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-7625 www.hardrock.com American Lone Star Café 237 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-9374 www.lonestarcafe.us American RAINFOREST CAFé 110 E. Crockett San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 277-6300 www.rainforestcafe.com American

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Rio Rio Cantina 421 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-8462 www.rioriocantina.com Tex-Mex

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

Rita’s 245 E. Commerce Suite #100 San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-7482 www.ritasontheriver.com Tex-Mex

Luke 125 E. Houston San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-5853 www.lukesanantonio.com French/American

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

Bella on the River 106 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 404-2355 www.bellaontheriver.com Mediterranean/Southern European

FINE DINING Biga on the Banks 203 S. St Mary’s San Antion, TX 78205 (210) 225-0722 www.biga.com American Citrus 150 E. Houston San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-9700 hotelvalencia-riverwalk.com American figtree 515 Villita Street San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 224-1976 www.figtreerestaurant.com

Little Rhein Steakhouse 231 S. Alamo San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 225-2111 www.littlerheinsteak house.com Steakhouse Ruth’s Chris 600 E. Market San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-8847 www.ruthschrissa.com Steakhouse

Ostra 212 W. Crockett San Antonio TX 78205 (866) 605-1212 www.mokarahotels.com Seafood Paesanos Paesanos River Walk 111 W. Crockett #100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 227-2782 www.paesanosriverwalk.com Paesanos Lincoln Heights 555 East Basse Rd. (210) 828 5191 Paesanos 1604 3622 Paesanos Parkway (210) 493 1604 Italian

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SHOPPING ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Artistic Endeavors La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-222-2497 www.artend.com Art

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

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

Copper Gallery La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Art Collectibles

Starving Artist Gallery La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

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

Galleria II La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

Village Gallery La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-0404 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

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

Little Studio Gallery La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-8893 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

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

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

Monte Wade Fine Arts La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-222-8838 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

Bonsai Harbor La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-5770 www.bonsaisanantonio.com Bonsai Trees

Nueva Street Gallery La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-229-9810 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

Scentchips USA La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Candles

Debra Benditz Art Studios Artist Atelier La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 512-588-2606 www.debrabenditz.com Fine Art Collection

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Lone Star Mercantile La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-8893 www.lavillita.com General Merchandise

Primarily Purple Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 General Merchandise The Body Shop Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-5446 www.thebodyshop-usa.com Gift for Body Fletchers Jewelry Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-299-5240 www.fletchersjewelers.com Jewelry Harris Jewelry Rivercenter Mall San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 www.harrisjewelry.com Jewelry Zales Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-270-7770 www.zales.com Jewelry Originals Jewelry, Beads & Gifts La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-7625 www.lavillita.com Jewelry & Beads

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///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Casa Manos Alegres La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-5107 www.lavillita.com Mexican Cultural Gifts

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

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

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

Sunglass Icon Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-3942 www.sunglassicon.com Sunglasses

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

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

FOUND La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Unique Items

Village Weavers La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-222-0776 www.lavillita.com Woven Art & Rugs

Journeys Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level 210-224-6898 www.journeys.com Shoes

Pearl Brewery 250 E Grayson San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-7260 www.atpearl.com Unique Local Shops & Restaurants

Alice Knight La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-930-5527 www.aliceknight.com

Shoe Palace Rivercenter Mall - Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-527-9700 Shoes Champ’s Sports Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 www.champssports.com Sportswear

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Gamestop Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-4412 www.gamestop.com Video Ganmes & Equipment Express Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-5212 www.express.com Clothing

Equinox La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Mustang Grey’s La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-221-1894 www.lavillita.com

Papaya Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-2100 www.papaya.com Shasha Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-4772 www.shasha.com FOUND La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Unique Items Spencers Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-6898 www.spencersonline.com Wandering Cowboy Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-3434 Zumiez Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-228-9373 www.zumiez.com

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San Antonio Nightlife Coyote Ugly Saloon 409 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 465-8459 www.coyoteuglysaloon.com Bar Howl at the Moon 111 W. Crockett St, Suite 201 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-4695 www.howlatthemoon.com Piano Bar MadDog’s British Pub 123 Losoya, Suite 19 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-0220 www.MadDogs.net Pub Acapulco Sam’s/Kremlin 212 College St. San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 220-1972 www.kremlinsa.com Dance Club Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub 200 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-1400 www.durtynellspub.com Pub Esquire Tavern 155 E Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2521 www.esquiretavern-sa.com Gastropub Swig 111 W. Crocket St, Suite 205 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 476-0005 www.swigmartini.com Martini Bar The Worm 123 Losoya, River Level San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-7266 facebook.com/ TheWormTequilaBar Tequila Bar Tex’s River Walk Sports Bar 200 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-3368 facebook.com/TexsRiverWalk Sports Bar Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar 207 N Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-2900 www.zincwine.com Wine Bar The Brooklynite 516 Brooklyn Avenue San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 444-0707 www.thebrooklynitesa.com Wine Bar SoHo Wine & Martini Bar 214 W Crockett San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 444-1000 www.sohomartinibar.com Bar

1919 1420 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 227-1420 Bar The Friendly Spot 943 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-2337 www.thefriendlyspot.com Icehouse Blue Box 312 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 227-2583 www.blueboxbar.com Bar Blue Star Brewing Company 1414 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 212-5506 www.bluestarbrewing.com Brewery Liquid Monkey Lounge 248 Losoya, Suite B San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-4980 Bar The Local Bar 600 N Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 267-9885 www.thelocalbarsa.com Bar The Bonham Exchange 411 Bonham San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 271-3811 www.bonhamexchange.net Dance Club Drink Texas 200 Navarro, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-1031 www.drinktexas.com Bar

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SHOPPING ///////////////////////////////////////// Cowboys Alamo City Harley Davidson 111 West Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-4461 www.cowboysalamocityharley. com/boutique Motorcycles

La Villita 418 Villita Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Collection of Unique Local Shops Five & Dime General Store 512 Riverwalk San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-4825 www.fiveanddimegs.com General Merchandise

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

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

Fork in the River Food Tours (888) 368-6874 foodtourssanantonio.com city sightseeing double decker san antonio (210) 224-8687 city-sightseeing.com grand double decker tours (210) 492-4144 citytoursinc.com

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The Ticket 420 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-9722 www.ticketsportspub.com Sports Bar Waxy O’Connors 234 Riverwalk San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-9299 www.waxyoconnors.com Pub charlie wants a burger sports bar 223 Losoya San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-0864 www.charliewantsaburger.com Burgers-Craft Beer the naked iguana lounge 421 East Commerce San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 226-8462 www.rioriocantina.com/ Naked_Iguana Margaritas, Well Drinks, & Beer,

Live Outdoor Shows on the River Walk Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Texas in Music, Song and Dance!

May 23 - August 16, 2014 EvEry FridAy And SAturdAy Outdoor Performances 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM Arneson River Theatre - River Walk tickets available at www.FiestanocheSA.com or Arneson Theatre the day of event from Noon till 8:00 p.m. Discount tickets available at HEB Customer Service Center. Group Reservations (10+) 210-226-4651


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comedy

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Dustin Ybarra 6/1, Sun @ 8:30pm Rivercenter Comedy Club Barry Rothbart 6/4-8, Wed-Thu & Sun @ 8:30pm Fri-Sat @ 8:30pm & 10:30pm Rivercenter Comedy Club Darrell Joyce 6/11-15, Wed-Thu & Sun @ 8:30pm Fri-Sat @ 8:30pm & 10:30pm Rivercenter Comedy Club

Diego Rivera in San Antonio: A Small Special Exhibition (On Display at Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Latin American Art at SAMA) Bob Kuhn: Drawing on Instinct Now thru 6/8 Matisse: Life in Color 6/14-9/7

Ali Saddig 6/18-22, Wed-Thu & Sun @ 8:30pm Fri-Sat @ 8:30pm & 10:30pm Rivercenter Comedy Club

The Art Books of Henri Matisse 6/21-9/7

Chris Fonseca 6/25-29, Wed-Thu & Sun @ 8:30pm Fri-Sat @ 8:30pm & 10:30pm Rivercenter Comedy Club

58th Annual Fiesta Noche del Rio 5/9-8/9, Fri-Sat @ 8pm Arneson River Theatre

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Tour San Antonio Like A Local

ATTRACTIONS

Guide to San Antonio & the River Walk

Alamo Helicopter Tours With Alamo Helicopter Tours, you can take in an exciting and breathtaking view of San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country like you’ve never seen before. Enjoy a sky high tour of sites like the San Antonio River, Downtown, The San Antonio Zoo, Sea World, The Botanical Gardens and Mission Espada, or if nature is more your thing, immerse yourself in the beautiful landscape as you fly high over the Texas Hill Country. Hours: 10:00am until 5:00pm, 7 days a week, (Reservations required) (210) 287-5797 8535 Mission Road www.alamohelicoptertours.com GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS MUSEUM TOMB RIDER 3D RIPLEY’S HAUNTED ADVENTURE Experience the best Alamo Plaza has to offer. See the Amazing Book come to life in the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS MUSEUM! Adventure Seekers... this one’s for you - TOMB RIDER 3D, a Journey down into the tomb of Anubis for an action-packed adventure you won’t soon forget! For the fearless, we dare you to visit RIPLEY’S HAUNTED ADVENTURE. This

multi-million dollar haunted house includes special effects, live actors and animatronics that are sure to leave you thrilled from the moment you enter until the time you escape!. Open Daily at 10:00 a.m. Directly across from the Alamo • (210) 226-2828 www.AlamoPlazaAttractions.com The Amazing Mirror Maze— A 4D Experience San Antonio’s newest attractions are located across from the Alamo! Ultimate Mirror Maze Challenge – a unique, eyepopping experience that is fun for any age. Explore endless hallways and thousands of mirrors as you try to find the end and go back again – it is never the same experience twice. Can you find your way out of a maze composed entirely out of mirrors? The Vault Laser Challenge – It is a Mission Impossible themed game. A state of the art laser alarm system, your challenge is to make it through without setting off any of the lasers. Will you make it on our top 10 list? Hours of Operation: Open Daily at 10AM (210) 226-2828 • www.amazingmazes.com

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Buckhorn Saloon & Texas Ranger Museum The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum is proud to welcome a new generation of visitors. San Antonio’s oldest Saloon has recently completed a major renovation. Explore the remodeled animal halls and prepare yourself for a Texas-sized adventure! Practice your sharp shooting skills in our Shooting Gallery and see hundreds of handguns, badges and photographs from famous rangers in The Texas Ranger Museum. Open daily at 10AM. (210) 2474000 www.buckhormuseum.com La Villita A Historic Arts Village since 1939. More galleries & shops in one square block than anywhere else in San Antonio. Unique art by local & regional artists featuring oil paintings, sculpture, watercolors, metal art, rock art, textiles, copper work, pottery, jewelry, stained glass & regional folk art. La Villita is a cluster of small buildings in downtown San Antonio. Once a residential district beginning in the late 1700’s, the area now houses specialty shops filled with unique gifts, restaurants, and beautiful plazas. In 1939 Mayor Maury Maverick spearheaded a project to establish La Villita as an area for arts and crafts with the help of Works Progress Association funding in the early 1940’s. La Villita is also famous for the many festivals that take place here year-round including the world famous A Night in Old San Antonio. For more information, visit us at www. lavillita.com or call us at (210) 207-8614 Louis Tussaud’s Wax Works Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Ripley’s Moving Theatre 4D Located at 301 Alamo Plaza (Corner of Alamo Plaza and Crockett Street).

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LOUIS TUSSAUD’S WAX WORKS Features over 200 life-like wax figures in themed settings of Hollywood,History, Children’s Land of Make Believe, Heroes of the Lone Star, Horror, Heroes of Mexico, Passion of Christ and much more! RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! Odditorium is one of the newest, largest and most i nteractive in the United States featuring over 500 unique one-of-a-kind exhibits on three floors. RIPLEY’S MOVING THEATER 4D— Cutting edge technology and incredible six channel digital surround sound. Ride the movie and experience every bump, dip and turn! State-of-theart motion simulator! Get your hand cast in wax at our wax hand booth! Take a photo of yourself in a themed setting! Shop in our cargo hold gift shop for unique, unusual gifts. Snack bar and arcade on premises. Ripley’s outdoor patio can accomodate up to 250 people. 301 Alamo Plaza (corner of Alamo Plaza and Crockett Street) • 210-224-9299 • www. sanantonio.ripleys.com Natural Bridge Caverns Natural Bridge Caverns is so much more than one of the most treasured natural attractions Texas has to offer. This beautiful and historical cavern system offers an experience that is high energy, educational, fun and family oriented. Whether you are a first timer, an avid caver or someone in between, Natural Bridge Caverns awaits with a once in a lifetime experience you’ll never forget. 26495 Natural Bridge Cavern Road • Natural Bridge Caverns, TX 78266 (210) 651-6101 • www.naturalbridgecaverns.com Tower of the Americas The Tower of the Americas offers the most breathtaking view of the Alamo City - from 750 feet high! Visitors can enjoy fine dining at the Chart House revolving restaurant or enjoy the scenery from the Flags Over Texas observation deck while learning about the history of Texas The Tower of the Americas’ newest addition is the Skies Over Texas 4-D theater ride that will stimulate all your

senses as you see, hear, and feel all Texas has to offer. 600 Hemisfair Park • (210) 223-3101 www. TowerOfTheAmericas.com

ENTERTAINMENT Coyote Ugly Saloon The most famous bar on the planet with a spectacular view of the river from an outside patio. We offer food until 7pm and happy hour drinks from 4pm - 8pm. Available for all party needs. Hours: Mon - Sun 11am - 2am (210) 465-8459 • 409 E Commerce. Howl at the Moon Live nightly entertainment with dueling baby grand pianos, today’s popular songs, parodies and audience participations. Come early to enjoy the evening festivities and imbibe your favorite libations. Always guaranteed to have a very amusing time. Reservation packages are available. Please call (210) 212 - 4770 to book yours. Hours: Sun-Thurs: 7pm-2am • Fri: 5pm-2am Sat: 6pm-2am • (210) 212-4695 111 Crockett St. West, Ste. 201 Mad Dogs British Pub Indulge in servings of cool refreshments, delicious fare and energetic entertainment all wrapped in lavish servings of fun. During the day, breathe in spectacular views from our tropical terrace, while sipping on award winning margaritas and watching the river flow by. Later, party on with non-stop entertainment from ‘the pub that thinks it’s a club’, with nightly action featuring live bands, DJ’s and a daringly different karaoke crew. (210) 222-0220 123 Losoya Street Suite 19 • www.MadDogs.net

FOOD & DRINK Barriba Cantina The Barriba Cantina located above the famous County Line Barbeque is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week, featuring Mexican street food that is available until closing time, along with an endless list of handmade seasonal cocktails. Barriba also offers live local music seven days a

week, from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m., AND during the day on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. There is no cover charge for the music. The restaurant and bar for Barriba Cantina is located on the street level with balconies and patios overlooking the River Walk. The top floor contains a large meeting space with balconies and patios overlooking the River Walk, and the covered outdoor patio with view of San Antonio’s downtown skyline and the river. 111 W Crocket Street • 210-228-9876 www. barribacantina.com Bella On the River “Best River Walk Dining”, the 2012 and 2013 San Antonio Express News Critics’ Choice. Bella is an independent and locally-owned restaurant on the River Walk featuring Southern European, mostly Mediterranean food. Food. Chef Sean Fletcher’s menu features the Eggplant Josephine, Fresh Salads, Seafood Paella, Coq au Vin, Whole Grilled Bronzino, Filet Mignon, Grilled Lamb Tenderloin, Diver Scallops, Fresh Pasta, Salted Caramel Ice Cream, and Virginia’s Pistachio Cake! The Bella Bar features Champagne and Port Cocktails, Sangria, Beer, over twenty Wines-by-the-Glass, and a gently-priced and well-paired Wine List. Atmosphere. Bella’s small, intimate dining room is one of the most unique and special on the River Walk. It’s like walking into a small Spanish bistro or Tuscan grotto, with its natural limestone rock walls, candle-lit tables, and casual, cozy, and comfortable atmosphere. Service. Bella’s service staff is friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable, with a “we’re really glad you’re here” attitude. Dinner: Monday–Saturday 5–10pm • Closed Sunday • Reservations Strongly Encouraged. Bella On the River, 106 River Walk • 210-404-2355 • www. bellaontheriver.com biga on the banks Chef Bruce Auden’s award winning Biga on the Banks sits above a tree lined bend of the River and within easy walking distance of all hotels and the convention center. Fine dining does not mean fussy at Biga the ambiance is definitely upscale but relaxed- San Antonio style. Serving dinner nightly

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with a daily changing menu to highlight the bounty of the season and the State, usually featuring beef, seafood and wild game options, Sticky toffee pudding for dessert is a must. Extensive wine list and hand crafted cocktails. Private event rooms with views and terraces. Reservations recommended www.biga.com. 210.225.0722 203 S St Marys at Market

With its carefully crafted menus, impeccable service, and a 360-degree revolving vista offering guests the most magnificent views of the Alamo City, the Chart House restaurant at Tower of the Americas is in a class by itself. Enjoy our award-winning menu featuring top of the catch seafood, succulent steaksand decadent desserts. 600 Hemisfair Park • (210) 223-3101

Boudro’s on the River Walk Paris has the romantic Left Bank. The River Walk has Boudro’s. Enjoy guacamole prepared tableside, house smoked shrimp and gulf crab enchiladas and more. Finish with a trio of summer sorbets and a fine cognac. River barge dining available by reservation. Sun.-Thurs. 11am-11pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-midnight (210) 210 224-8484 • 421 East Commerce www.boudros.com

County Line Barbecue Serving up the biggest, leanest, most consistently delicious barbeque in San Antonio for over 30 years. On the scenic Riverwalk in the South Bank Complex (next to The Hard Rock), The County Line is a great place to enjoy an ice cold beer or a frosty margarita at the open-air bar. Inside the funky Texas roadhouse atmosphere and friendly service will make you feel like you’ve wandered out into the Texas Hill Country. Private Party Barges are also available. At the County Line they’ll tell you its barbeque so good you’ll want to “Get it all over ya’!” Hours: Open Daily 11am (210) 229-1941 • 111 West Crockett.

Café Ole The ultimate: beef, chicken or shrimp fajitas served on a sizzling skillet with all the traditional condiments. Flavorful quesadillas, enchiladas, chicken Acapulco, fried ice cream, and awardwinning margaritas. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11am10:30pm • Fri-Sat: 11am-12am. • 527 River Walk (210) 223-2939 Casa Rio San Antonio-style Mexican food. Serving on the banks of the River Walk since 1946. Dinner boat parties and banquet facilities available. Hours: Daily: 11am-11pm (210) 225-6718 • 430 E. Commerce Charlie Wants a Burger Sports Bar Charlie Wants a Burger Sports Bar is a sports bar that’s unique to the River Walk. Dishing up homemade American food, we’re family-friendly and dogs are welcome on our outdoor patio. Handcrafted margaritas, draft beer and more. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Happy Hour 2 – 6 daily. 223 Losoya on the River Walk • 210-227-0864 www.charliewantsaburger.com Chart House at the Tower of the Americas

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Dick’s Last Resort This is the joint your mama warned you about. Dick’s serves up buckets of barbecued ribs, chicken, catfish, shrimp and crab legs. Platters include steaks, crabby cakes, salmon and even salads for the wimpy eater.Lunch includes sandwiches, salads and buckets of good food. The wait staff is irreverent by design, and the decor is local garagesale stuff. Seventy-four kinds of beer. Live music, no cover, no dress code and definitely no class. Billed as “The Rowdy of the River.” Admission: None • Hours: Daily, 11am-2am (210) 224-0026 • 406 Navarro St. Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub Sing along to your favorite songs with one of our crowd pleasing piano players. Established in 1974, Durty Nelly’s features imported and domestic pints as well as a full bar. Fish & Chips, Grilled Reuben’s & Capt. Robbie’s Fried Shrimp Basket served until 7:00pm with an appetizer menu served until 11:00pm nightly. You

haven’t been to San Antonio until you visit World Famous Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub Durty Nelly’s is located on the River Walk at the Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel. El Tropicano/Mango’s Restaurant When you enter El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel, you’ll think you walked into an Acapulco Beach resort. Everywhere you look there are splashes of brilliant color, tropical plants, Mexican artifacts along with Salsa music playing in the background. There is even an Aviary complete with live Toucans, Iguanas and a Giant Tortoise. Located on the beautiful new Museum Reach section of the Riverwalk, El Tropicano features: 308 spacious guestrooms, outdoor heated pool, Strive Fitness Center, Mangos Restaurant, Expresso Coffee Shop and the Tiki Bar with outdoor verandas overlooking the majestic beauty of the Riverwalk. Many years ago we had the waterfall but that has since changed when the Museum Reach extension was created. Over 37,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. 110 Lexington Ave. (210) 223-9461 • San Antonio, TX 78205 www. eltropicanohotel.com Hard Rock Café “Remember the Hard Rock!” While we’ve never been under siege like Davy Crockett and his men, we always strive to be memorable here in Texas. So why not lead the charge to our accommodating, three-story Hard Rock Cafe in San Antonio? Situated along the city’s famous Riverwalk area, we have three floors of patios where you can be on the lookout for the slow moving tourist boats below. Inside you’ll find gourmet meals in hefty servings, so huge you can cut ‘em with a Bowie knife, and our collection of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia is big enough to fill a Spanish mission. So stop battling those hunger pangs and march ondown to the Hard Rock Cafe San Antonio. 111 W. Crockett St. • 210-2247625 www.hardrock.com Iron Cactus A great place to relax along the Riverwalk. With our swanky Agave Room bar enjoy tasting one of over 80 differenttequilas or feast on extraordinary

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Mexican food in our contemporary dining room. Watch the boats go by with the family on our beautiful Patio or join us for a Tequila Dinner Cruise. With private party rooms, we have something for everyone! The Iron Cactus is the destination for fine Mexican cuisine on the River! 200 River Walk • San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 224-9835 www.ironcactus.com Landry’s Seafood House Landry’s Seafood House echoes the sights, sounds and sensations of a 1940’s seafood house, with its classic, fresh seafood and spectacular scenery. The mouthwatering menu offers the very best - from irresistible appetizers like oyster-bar trash (a delicious combination of blackened shrimp and crabmeat) to fresh salads and their world famous seafood specialties, such as freshly prepared Gulf Snapper, Stuffed Flounder and Shrimp Fresca. For those who desire non-seafarer, Landry’s offers tempting steaks and chicken delicacies. Open Daily. Join us at our 517 lounge. Located right on the River Walk. (210) 229-1010 517 N Presa Lone Star Café The only authentic Texas-style steakhouse on the River Walk. Texassized steaks, chicken-fried steak, baked potatoes and onion rings served with your favorite Texas beer or wine. Daily specials. Private party room available. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.10:30 p.m. • Fri.-Sat. 11a.m.-11:30 p.m. (210) 223-9374 • 237 Losoya Mi Tierra Since 1941, a lively, family-owned Mexican restaurant in the heart of Market Square. Open 24 hours a day with live Mariachi music nightly. On-site bakery sells fresh Mexican pastries and candies. (210) 225-1262 • 218 Produce Row Michelino’s Enjoy authentic tastes of Italy’s country kitchen. Italian specialties, pasta and pizza made from the freshest poultry, beef and seafood are complemented by flavorful sauces, tantalizing desserts and superb, yet affordable wine selections. Hours: Sun-Thur: 11am-11pm Fri-Sat: 11am12am • (210) 223-2939 • Fax: (210) 224-8209 521 River Walk Omni La Mansion del Rio/Las Canarias Omni La Mansion del Rio is ideally nestled along the historic River Walk among the banks--of the Paseo del Rio in downtown San Antonio, where it is perfectly situated for any visitor seeking to explore all of San Antonio’s extensive range of tourist attractions. It is within easy walking distance of the fabled Alamo, El Mercado, La Villita District, Spanish Governors Palace, San Antonio Convention Center and other wellknown landmarks. Our San Antonio River Walk accommodations provide a haven for guests with graceful service and tranquil surroundings. Built on three levels that descend to San Antonio’s festive River Walk, the Las Canarias Restaurant offers a romantic atmosphere of graceful palms, flowing waters and scenic views. Dining beyond your expectations with renowned Executive Chef John Brand. His enthusiasm for the rich history and vibrant culinary scene of San Antonio is captured in the menu www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

at Las Canarias, continuing to delight regulars as well as new guests. 112 College Street • (210) 518-1000 San Antonio, TX 78205 • Fax: (210) 2260389 www.omnilamansion.com Paesanos River Walk Classic Mediterranean and contemporary Italian dining on the San Antonio River Walk. Whatever your inspiration, your guests will enjoy the comfortable contemporary ambience at our unique enclave at the bend in the River Walk. Paesanos River Walk breaks the boundaries of traditional Italian cuisine to explore modern Mediterranean specialties. Enjoy the legendary Shrimp Paesano or OvenBaked Pizzas piled high with grilled chicken and artichokes, or venture forth to Lemon Peppered Salmon or to our tempting Daily Specials. Choose from inside or terrace seating and enjoy views of the famed San Antonio River Walk. Enjoy a selection from one of the River’s most impressive wine lists, perfectly paired to complement your meal. 111 W. Crocket #100 • San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 227-2782 • www.paesanosriverwalk.com

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Pico de Gallo Serving authentic Mexican fare popular with tourists and locals alike. Mariachi music on the patio, piano in the dining room. Hours: Mon-Thur: 7am-10pm • Fri-Sat: 7am- 2pm Sun: 8am-10pm • (210) 225-6060 • 111 S. Leona St. PizzaRita’s At PizzaRita’s we combine classic old world Italian flavors with our signature blend of cheese and premium meats, to create authentic mouth watering handmade pizzas. Whether you are in the mood for pizza or a gourmet sub, PizzaRita’s has something for every taste bud. We are located on Crocket St. directly above Ritas on the River. Come by and see us for some delicious fresh food on the quick! 245 E. Commerce #200 San Antonio, Texas 78205 • (210) 293-7482 • pizzaritas. com Pat O’Brien’s San Antonio Pat O’s Courtyard Restaurant offers a unique dining experience as only Pat O’Brien’s can provide. Rain or shine, we offer outdoor dining in a lush, tropical garden. Complete with trees, indigenous foliage, shade umbrellas, and its own Flaming Fountain, the Courtyard is a memorable experience for the whole family. The Menu has something for everyone, including several New Orleans favorites for those with a sense of adventure. To compliment your visit, Pat O’s Courtyard has a full bar, complete with our trademark Specialty drinks, including the Hurricane. The friendly wait staff is always available to help with your selection if you find the choices too overwhelming! Whether searching for a romantic evening under the stars, a fun night out with friends, or an afternoon meal with the kids, Pat O’s Courtyard Restaurant is ready to serve your needs! When a special occasion comes up, Pat O’s Courtyardis available for Private Parties. Hours: Mon-Sun: 11 am-2 am • (210) 220-1076 121 Alamo Plaza • www.PatOBriens.com The Original Mexican Restaurant The Original Mexican Restaurant offers San Antonio style Tex-Mex

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specialties and beverages on a large patio with riverside seating, in a festive dining room or at a lively bar. OPEN 24/7 FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE! Breakfast available from 2 am to noon. Hours: 24-hour hospitality! (210) 224-9951 • 528 Riverwalk Rainforest Cafe - RiverWalk You don’t have to travel far to dine in a tropical rain forest atmosphere. Our menu includes a variety of specialty items from seafood, beef and chicken topastas, sandwiches and pizza. Younger guests can enjoy items from our exciting kids’ menu! OurSparkling VOLCANO lights up any meal! Plus, pick up special souvenirs from your visit. Rainforest Cafe, A WILD PLACE TO SHOP AND EAT! (210) 277-6300 • 110 E. Crockett Street The Republic of Texas Restaurant Texas-style restaurant that tempts tourists with delectable food and scrumptious drinks. Don’t leave without trying the 46-ounce margarita. Southwest-style cuisine is served at this hot spot on the River. Just look for the Texas-colored umbrellas. Hours: Mon-Sun: 11am-2am, Sat: 9am-2am (210) 226-6256 • 429 E Commerce Rio Rio Cantina Rio Rio Cantina, where California Tex-Mex is the specialty-The best of all that “Mexican” food has to offer. Rio Rio is a colorful fiesta of freshness and that South-of- theBorder flavor, in portions so generous guests often gasp when their order arrives. Dine San Antonio style and start off with Rio’s signature margarita to lift your spirits. Try the Enchiladas Suizas, the Beef and Chicken Fajitas, or the Queso Flameado. If you want a little bit of everything, go for the Botana Grande, a sampling of several Rio Rio items. 421 E. Commerce • San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 2268462 • Fax: 210-226-8443 www.rioriocantina.com Rita’s Rita’s on the River is a Tex-Mex and margarita bar locally owned and operated that specializes in cold drinks and hot food. Enjoy your cold beverage in the atmosphere of good music or appreciating the outdoors by the river on our patio. If you’re an early bird, come and enjoy breakfast from 9:00-11:00 AM Saturdays and Sundays. You will come for the food but stay for the ‘ritas. 245 E. Commerce Suite #100 • San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 227-7482 • www. ritasontheriver.com Schilo’s German and American deli favorites since 1917. House specialties include homemade root beer, split pea soup, bratwurst, Reuben sandwiches, wienerschnitzel and cheesecake. Hours: Mon-Sat: 7am-8:30pm (210) 223-6692 • 424 E. Commerce. Saltgrass Steak House For campfire style Texas fare, head to Saltgrass Steak House – the original Texas Steakhouse serving Certified Angus Beef® steaks. Entrées include Pat’s Ribeye, Maudeen’s Center Cut Filet, Gulf Coast Steak and Shrimp, Chicken Fried Steak and BBQ Baby Back Ribs. If you can,leave room for Saltgrass’ homemade Two-Fork Cheesecake. All breads, dressings, soups and desserts are made from scratch daily. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Spacious banquet room at Riverwalk location, seats 120 people. Great view, air conditioned, groups welcome! www.saltgrass.com Three Saltgrass locations to serve you: 502 Riverwalk, corner of N. Presa at Crockett 210-2229092 11745 IH-10 West in the Huebner Oaks Shopping Ctr,. 210-641-6447 16910 U.S. Hwy. 281 between Donella and Thousand Oaks. 210- 402-6621

SHOPPING River Center Mall Rivercenter mall, located in the heart of downtown on the riverwalk, features over 100 stores, restaurants andentertainment. The mall offers several unique shops for the entire family such as Macy’s, The Disney Store, Express, The Dallas Cowboy Proshop and our newest additions to the mall; U.S. Polo Assn. and Journey Kidzs. Dine at Luciano’s Ristorante Italiano, Tony Roma’s Fogo de Chao or Morton’s Steakhouse. Catch a movie at the newly remodeled AMC theater and try their reclining seats and dining options or the larger-than-life IMAX experience featuring a screen over six stores high. Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am-9pm, Sun: noon-6pm • (210) 225-0000 • www. ShopRiverCenter.com 24 RIO Magazine

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Downtown San Antonio is full of interesting history, markets, sights, shopping and dining experiences. The locations included in this section of the magazine are all just a few blocks off of the River Walk and easy accessed with a short walk.

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“It is a very unique San Antonio experience,” says Jenkins. “Historic Market Square is something that preserves the history of San Antonio and presents it in a modern form. People can come shop, eat and be part of the cultural activities here.” La Villita www.lavillita.com Within the “little village” known as La Villita, you will discover a piece of San Antonio’s history. Located on the south bend of the San Antonio River, La Villita Historic Arts Village has deep roots––the site was originally an encampment for the area’s native people in the 1700’s, and by 1939 the area was preserved as a Historic Arts Village.

Whether you are seeking the freshest produce available, authentic clothing from Mexico or inspiring works produced by local artists, San Antonio’s downtown markets are brimming with treasures. Recently listed among America’s 25 best cities for shopping by Forbes, San Antonio is a bargain-hunter’s dream. But folded inside San Antonio’s downtown markets is where you will witness the city’s culture and soul come to life. Head to one of these three must-experience markets to discover an array of hidden gems. Historic Market Square www.sanantonio. gov/marketsquare Historic Market Square dates back to the 1800’s, but you will still find Mexican culture thriving in this vibrant market bursting with authentic music, food and shopping. “I like to refer to Historic Market Square as physically west of downtown with a heart that’s definitely south of the border,” says Mark Jenkins, manager. “You can indulge yourself in the traditional sights and sounds of Mexico without ever leaving downtown San Antonio.” Nearly 100 shops are speckled throughout these historic buildings which date back to 1892, when the area was known as Presidio Square, where vendors sell a diverse array of authentic Mexican items including jewelry,

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pottery and handmade clothing. Historic Market Square is also known for its festive events that are always free and open to the public––everything from live entertainment, folkloric dancers and cultural activities to mariachi bands, Tejano music and guitarists can be found each weekend. The Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair and Fiesta de los Reyes, the largest free fiesta event in the city, are among the annual events that always draw a crowd. “We pride ourselves on being family oriented––every weekend you can find live folkloric dancers, music and food vendors, and all of the entertainment in Market Square is always free,” says Jenkins. “We also have a very nice working artist program featuring artists who actually produce the art themselves––on site painters, jewelry makers, candle makers, sculptures.” During the summer, the shops at Historic Market Square are open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Work up an appetite shopping and then refuel at one of the two landmark restaurants located in Historic Market Square: Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery or La Margarita Restaurant and Oyster Bar. Spend the first Saturday of each month at Historic Market Square to enjoy Primer Sabado festivities that take place from noon to 6 p.m.

Today you will find an amalgam of galleries and shops contained in this cluster of buildings in the heart of downtown San Antonio. Here local and regional artists showcase their works spanning oil paintings, sculptures, water-colors, metal art, rock art, textiles, copper wares, pottery, jewelry, stained glass and folk art. “Visitors may watch craftsmen at their work such as candlemakers, jewelers, potters and more,” says Blanche Mendoza, facilities operations coordinator. “La Villita has seven art galleries, boutiques, and specialty shops from clothing, jewelry, Mexican folk art, textiles, oil and watercolor paintings.” While the one-of-a-kind, handcrafted items on offer are a big draw to La Villita Historic Arts Village, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, visitors will also find numerous festivities taking place year round. La Villita serves as the popular site for myriad special events including A Night in Old San Antonio (NIOSA), International Accordion Festival, Fiesta Noche del Rio, Dia de los Muertos and the San Antonio Coffee Festival. “La Villita has 27 arts and crafts shops and four restaurants and includes five outdoor venues for rent to the public for special occasions,” says Mendoza. Hungry shoppers can try the made-fromscratch Central and Southern Mexican specialties served at Guadalajara Grill; enjoy

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Marvelous Markets: continued the simple elegance and continental cuisine at Fig Tree Restaurant; duck into La Villita Cafe for sandwiches and salads, or gather with friends over eclectic appetizers and prime steaks at Little Rhein Steak House. Pearl Farmers Market www.atpearl.com Sitting in front the historic Brewhouse situated along the banks of the San Antonio River, Pearl Farmers Market transforms into a vibrant culinary gathering place bringing the freshest seasonal produce and farm-fresh goods to the heart of the city each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This producers-only farmers market brings 40 local vendors located within the 150 mile radius of San Antonio along with their fresh, seasonal products that they either planted, raised or harvested themselves every Saturday–– rain or shine. This free event supports local farmers while providing a centralized spot for locals and visitors to bring home fresh, seasonal ingredients to cook, eat and enjoy with their family and friends. But they’ll find more than just fruits and veggies at Pearl Farmers Market. Also on offer: locally-raised chicken, lamb, beef, pork and goat; eggs from happy hens; local olive oils and lavender products; bakeries; chocolatiers and local cheese makers who produce goat cheeses like feta and chèvre and dairy favorites such as fresh mozzarella and cheddar. “Pearl Farmers Market has become a platform for connecting local farmers with their consumers,” says Tatum Evans, manager of the Pearl Farmers Market. “We have farmers from Moulton, Odom, Pleasanton and Seguin––all around San Antonio. I think people in general are becoming more food conscious––where it comes from where it is grown. There was a need to have a place to get local produce, meats, eggs and regional artisanal foods.” For the past five years, Pearl Farmers Market has become the go-to spot for those seeking seasonal farm-fresh produce, meats, eggs and local products. Whatever is growing at the time is what’s on offer Pearl Farmers Market––in early summer, look out for vine-ripe tomatoes, peppers, blackberries, peaches, zucchini, summer squash, eggplant and herbs. When hunger strikes, indulge in readily available deliciousness like breakfast crepes and pork belly sandwiches, or tacos washed down with a cold beer or refreshing sangria from the Culinary Institute of America’s on-site outdoor kitchen. “It is really a fun way to spend a Saturday,” says Evans. “Since it is at the Brewery, you’ll find shopping, live music and restaurants right on the river. Families come out with their strollers and their dogs, grab a cup of coffee and fill their bags. It is really fun, has a great energy, and it is all surrounding fresh food.”

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FOOD & DRINK //////////////////////////////////////// CASUAL Houston Street Bistro 204 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 476-8600 houstonstreetbistro.com

American

The Little Aussie Bakery & Café

3610 Avenue B San Antonion, TX 78209 (210) 826-7877 thelittleaussiebakery.com

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Pat O’Brien’s

121 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 220-1076 www.patobriens.com

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Luciano Ristorante 849 E. Commerce

San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-0500 lucianorestaurants.com

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Sazo’s Latin Grill

101 Bowie St. San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 554-6180 www.sazoslatingrill.com

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

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Pico de Gallo 111 S. Leona

San Antonio, TX 78207 (210) 225-6060 www.picodegallo.com

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Hooters 849 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-9464 www.hooters.com

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

La Margarita

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

FAMILY Lulu’s Bakery & Café 918 N. Main San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 222-9422 lulusbakeryandcafe. com Bakery/Café

Fuddruckers 115 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-9944 www.fuddruckers.com Burgers La Villita Café 418 Villita St. #900 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-4700 www.lavillitacafe.com Café Schilo’s 424 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-6692 www.schilos.com Deli Jerry’s Chicago Style Hot Dogs 149 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 465-8200 Hot Dogs PizzaRita’s 245 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 293-7482 www.pizzaritas.com Italian Mexican Manhattan 110 Soledad San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-3913 mexicanmanhattan.com Mexican

FINE DINING Fogo de Chao 849 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 227-1700 www.fogodechao.com Brazilian Steakhouse Texas de Brazil 313 E. Houston San Antonio., TX 78205 (210) 299-1600 www.texasdebrazil.com Brazilian Steakhouse Toscana Ristorante 301 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2865 toscanaristorantes.com Italian

Morton’s The Steakhouse

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

Bohanan’s Prime Steaks & Seafood 219 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 472-2600 www.bohanans.com Steakhouse/Seafood The Palm 233 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-7256 www.thepalm.com Steakhouse/Seafood Oro 705 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-0146 emilymorganhotel.com Texas Chart House at the Tower of the Americas 600 Hemisfair Park San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-3101 www.chart-house.com Seafood/Steakhouse

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1 H-E-B Body Adventure Explore four floors of interactive adventures for all ages. Discover how empowering it is to set and achieve personal goals. Cycle through a virtual San Antonio River landscape. Examine a life-size human body on a virtual anatomy table. The Witte Museum 3801 Broadway  • San Antonio, TX 78209 • 210-357-1900

2 Movies by Moonlight Kicks Off in Travis Park

After six years of outdoor movies in HemisFair Park, the Movies by Moonlight summer outdoor film series is moving down the street, to Travis Park. Follow Movies by Moonlight on Facebook or call downtown operations at 210-207-3677 for more information.

3 Matisse: Life in Color

14 June – 7 September 2014 San Antonio Museum of Art 200 West Jones Avenue • San Antonio, Texas 78215 210-978-8100

4 Ripley’s San Antonio Believe It or Not! Odditorium, Ripley’s 4D Moving Theater, Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks 301 Alamo Plaza • San Antonio, TX 78205 • 210-224-9299

5 Matisse and Picasso Exhibit McNay Museum 6000 N New Braunfels Ave, • San Antonio, TX 78209 210-824-5368

6 Pearl Farmers Market Saturdays, 9am - 1pm (Rain or Shine) •  In front the historic Brewhouse 312 Pearl Pkwy, • San Antonio, TX 78215 • 210-212-7260

17 Blue Star Art Complex Arts studios, shops and restaurants 1414 S Alamo St, Ste 117-2 • San Antonio, Texas 78210 http://bluestarartscomplex.com/

18 Briscoe Museum Experience the art, history and culture of the American West 210 W Market St, • San Antonio, TX 78205 • 210–299-4499

Kings X 206 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-7000 www.kingsx.com Antique Soldier Collectibles Del Sol of San Antonio 321 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-231-0900 www.delsol.com Clothing Paris Hatters 119 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-3453 www.parishatters.com Cowboy Hats Marti’s 310 West Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-9100 www.martis.com Fine Mexican Gifts Casa Salazar 216 E. Houston San Antonio, 78205 210-4722272 www.themajestic.com/casa Fine Mexican Imports Flag World 849 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX, 78205 210-229-1935 Flags Five & Dime General Store 101 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-233-0166 www.fiveanddimegs.com General Merchandise Texas Accent General Store 803 S. Zarzamora San Antonio, TX 78207 210-435-2446 General Merchandise

Gallery Vetro Creative Artglass 513 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-354-0001 www.galleryvetro.com Glass Art Penners Downtown 311 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-2487 www.pennersinc.com Iconic Men’s Clothing Store De Jeunes Jewelry 123 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 210-222-2427 Jewelry Classic Old Time Photos 123 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-475-9899 Photos Alamo Plaza Shirts 325 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-2347 Shirts 77T’s Souvenirs & T-Shirts 207 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-549-1279 www.77tshirts.com T Shirts El Mercado 514 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78207 210-207-8600 www.sanantonio.gov/ marketsquare Traditional Mexican Market TPJ Gift Shop 849 E. Commerce #673 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-9066

Walgreens 300 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-424-3462 www.walgreens.com General Merchandise and Pharmacy

9 Buckhorn Saloon and Museum spectacular wildlife exhibits 318 E Houston St, • San Antonio, TX 78205 • 210-247-4000

10 Fiesta Noche del Rio San Antonio’s stellar cast of musicians, dancers and performers serenade from the outdoor stage in a multi-cultural salute to San Antonio http://www.fiestanochesa.com/ RIO Magazine

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ATTRACTIONS ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// entertainment GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS MUSEUM Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-2828 alamoplazaattactions.com TOMB RIDER 3D Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-2828 alamoplazaattactions.com RIPLEY’S HAUNTED ADVENTURE Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-2828 alamoplazaattactions.com Louis Tussaud’s Wax Works 301 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-9299 www.sanantonio.ripleys.com Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 301 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-9299 www.sanantonio.ripleys.com Tower of the Americas 600 Hemisfair Park San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-3101 www.TowerOfTheAmericas.com

Alamo IMAX Theatre 849 E Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 247-4600 www.imax-sa.com Majestic Theatre 224 E Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-5700 www.majesticempire.com Empire Theatre 226 E Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-5700 wwwmajesticempire.com Magik Theatre 420 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 227-2751 www.magiktheatre.org

HISTORIC The Alamo 300 Alamo Plaza San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 225-1391 www.thealamo.org

MUSEUM Buckhorn Saloon & Texas Ranger Museum 318 E Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 2478-4000 www.buckhornmuseum.com

San Antonio Children’s Museum 305 E Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-4453 www.sakids.org Witte Museum 3801 Broadway Street San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 357-1900 www.wittemuseum.org

TOURS Alamo Helicopter Tours 8535 Mission Road San Antonio, TX 78214 (210) 287-5797 www.alamohelicoptertours.com SegCity Segway Tours 124 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-0773 www.segcity.com grand double decker (210) 494-4144 www.citytoursinc.com

River City Run San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 201-3786 www.rivercityrunsa.com Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours 204 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 638-1338 sistersgrimmghosttour.com Alamo City Paranormal Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 348-6640 bestsanantonioghostours.com San Antonio City Tours 1731 S San Marcos San Antonio, TX 78207 (210) 492-4144 www.citytoursinc.com San Antonio Walks 300 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (888) 368-6874 www.sanantoniowalks.com

City Sightseeing Double Decker 125 Guadalupe San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 224-8687 www.city-sightseeing.com

WHERE OCCASIONS BECOME EVENTS

Presenting San Antonio’s most exciting new venue located on the banks of the picturesque River Walk—The Jack Guenther Pavilion and the McNutt Courtyard & Sculpture Garden at the Briscoe Western Art Museum. Envision your next special event at our elegant, customizable, one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor spaces. A perfect setting for any occasion from weddings, receptions and galas to corporate meetings, luncheons and cocktail parties. Contact our expert staff to set up a site visit. Call 210.507.4849 or email pavilion@briscoemuseum.org 210 W. Market Street | San Antonio, TX 78205

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AZTEC ON THE RIO

by M. Nicole

Synonymous with good times is live music, and the Aztec Theater and Lounge offers the best of both on the San Antonio River Walk. Originally a movie theatre, the Aztec has been a River Walk icon since it was built in 1926. One of the most elaborate theaters of its time, the Aztec’s Meso-American architecture and combination of reproduced authentic columns, reliefs, artifacts and modern details spill into all aspects of the venue—from the majestic lobby and mezzanine, to the famous theatre and balcony. Throughout the decades, the Aztec was home to countless movie premieres and events, but succumbed to neglect and decay in the earlier 1980’s. By 1984, the theater was closed, and seemed destined for demotion. Luckily, the San Antonio Conservation Society came to the rescue in 1988, and by 1992 had successfully lobbied to have it listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located in the heart of downtown at the corner of Commerce St. and St. Mary’s St., the Aztec Theatre is one of the Alamo City’s most cherished architectural and historical landmarks. A must-see destination for visitors and locals alike, the Aztec is now San Antonio’s premier multi-use entertainment venue, special events space, performing arts center, live music venue, retail space and more! In September of 2013, PHH Entertainment Ventures LLC signed a long-term lease to turn the Aztec into a multi-purpose 32 RIO Magazine

entertainment and event facility. Inside the theatre, the group constructed a tiered platform structure and imported a stateof-the-art sound system from Germany to create San Antonio’s ultimate concert experience. “On the concert side, we saw that San Antonio was lacking a mid-sized music venue that would regularly book nationally touring acts,” explained Cliff Puchalski, Director of Public Relations, Media Services. “With the Aztec holding around 1,800 people, we have been able to book some bands have traditionally passed San Antonio by because the city hasn’t had a venue that held 1,000 - 2,000.” Aztec is currently booking acts in a wide variety of music genres from rock, country, blues and beyond. “Our goal for the Aztec is to not only be a destination for the folks in south Texas; we also want the artists themselves to love playing here and want to come back,” said Puchalski. “We removed the seating on the theatre floor and replaced it with a tiered riser system that really allows you to get up close and personal with the performers.” On Friday and Saturday nights (as well as before and after all concerts), the Aztec’s lobby and mezzanine area is transformed into Aztec Lounge. The size and grandeur of the theater are unmatched by any other venue in town. The ground floor reaches

two stories high and the mezzanine wraps around the lounge, overlooking the lower level and dance floor. The Aztec Lounge has four bars total, two in the theatre and two on the mezzanine level. To set the mood, DJs spin the hottest Top 40 hits and an array of electronic dance music that includes hiphop, dubstep and mash-ups. From 1926 when it was a movie theater and showed the biggest blockbusters of the day, to its re-birth as a multi-purpose music venue that now plays host to some of the biggest names in music, the Aztec has an amazing story to tell. “You really get the feeling the city of San Antonio appreciates that the theatre is open again, and that there is a new option -with a storied past- for entertainment on the river walk,” explained Puchalski. “We are excited that we’re part of writing the next chapter for the venue, and really cannot wait to see what the future has in store for this great theatre.” For a list of upcoming concerts and events, visit theaztectheatre.com . Space for corporate events, birthday parties, graduations or other private parties is available. For more information, call Kim Circeo, Director of Private Events at 210.812.4355 ext. 1007. 


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8 Alamo Quarry Market

11 San Antonio Zoo

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Housed In History SAN ANTONIO MUSEUMS

GRUENE

AUNFELS

By Rita Heck

Museum hopping is a great way to spend your day in or near Downtown San Antonio. A few are downtown centro and others are nearby off Broadway. Most of them are located in buildings emanating with history. For a $15 barge taxi pass (good for 24 hours), you can cruise the River, experience the “dam drop” and wind up at the San Antonio Museum of Art (200 West Jones street), and understand why it is one of the best museums in the country. Spend a few hours in art heaven (it’s free on Tuesdays after 4 pm) and enjoy not only the inspiring exhibits but the original historic Lone Star Brewery building which now houses galleries featuring SEGUIN Latin American, Asian, Egyptian, Roman, Greek and treasured European art. For current expo information: www. samuseum.org. Taxi back down the River to Pearl Complex for a plethora of eatery choices, many manned by the American Institute of Culinary Arts (on site) graduates. Then cruise back downtown to the recently opened Briscoe Western Art Museum, neighboring the Hilton Palacio del Rio on the River (200 E. Market Street). Named for late Texas Governor Dolph Briscoe and his wife, Janie, it is housed in San Antonio’s first public library, a 1930s art deco building later occupied by the Herzberg Circus Museum. Vacant for many years, the Briscoe Campus opened in 2013 including the historic Museum building, Jack Guenther Pavilion and the adjacent McNutt Courtyard and Sculpture Garden on the River covering over an acre of downtown space. The museum features exhibits of American Western art, history and movement with Riverside pavilion. www.briscoemuseum.com Just a few blocks away, 306 E. Houston Street is San Antonio’s Children’s Museum next to the Historic Kress building. Kids Play to Learn and Adults Learn to Play is reflected in the hands-on experiences including Power Ball Hall, the HEB Kids’ Market and a

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bubble ranch. Their outreach will be expanded June 1, 2015 when the Do Seum (new name) opens at 2809 Broadway, near the Witte Museum. www.sakids.org Located just up the road on Broadway (3814 Broadway), The Witte, San Antonio’s first museum, opened in 1926, fulfilling a need for cultural, science, history and art education for children. It has since grown to become the most visited museum in San Antonio, catering to kids with the re-opening of the Tree House May 24 as the HEB Body Adventure with hands-on exhibits stressing health, science and welfare. It has also hosted the Human Body exhibit and the Dinosaur exhibit! Free Tuesdays after 4 pm. For current exhibits: www. wittemuseum.org With the Broadway Reach ticket you can visit San Antonio Museum of Art, Briscoe Western Art Museum, Children’s Museum and the Witte plus Breckenridge Park, San Antonio Zoo and Botanical Gardens for $44 which must be used within a sevenday period beginning with the first visit. Via Bus Route 7 (Sightseers Special) connects to all these locations. www.broadwayreach.com The McNay Museum, though a little off the beaten path at 6000 North New Braunfels near the Botanical Gardens, is well worth a visit. The 1926 24-room mansion, which housed more than 700 works of art in 1950, has had several additions, including the Stieren Center for Exhibitions in 2008, which doubled the museum’s space opening to lush sculpture gardens. www.mcnayart.org Also Downtown: Institute of Texan Culture, HemisFair Park; Centro Alameda, Market Square; Buckhorn Saloon (wild animals), 319 E. Houston; Institute of Mexican Culture, HemisFair Park. In nearby neighborhoods: San Antonio Art League Museum, 130 King William; Villa Finale Museum and Gardens 401 King William; Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, 116 Blue Star off South Alamo.

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San Antonio

FOOD & DRINK //////////////////////////// casual Boardwalk Bistro 4011 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-0100 www.boardwalkbistro.net American Josephine Street Café 400 East Josephine San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-6169 www.josephinestcafe.com American Restaurant Gwendolyn 152 East Pecan Street #100 San Antono, TX 78205 (210) 222-1849 www.restaurantgwendolyn.com American Arcade Midtown Kitchen 303 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 369-9664 www.arcademk.com American The Granary 602 Avenue A San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 228-0124 www.thegranarysa.com Barbeque Two Brothers 12656 West Avenue San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 496-0222 www.twobrosbbqmarket.com Barbeque Guenther House Restaurant 205 E. Guenther San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 227-1061 www.guentherhouse.com Breakfast & Lunch Cured 306 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 314-3929 www.curedatpearl.com Charcuterie Formosa Garden 1011 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9988 www.formosagarden.com Chinese Golden Wok 8822 Wurzbach San Antonio, TX 78240 (210) 615-8282 www.golden-wok.com Chinese The Monterey 1127 South St. Mary’s Street San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 745-2581 www.themontereysa.com Eclectic Hoffbrau 7310 Jones Maltsberger San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 209-8066 www.quarryhofbrau.com German American Mimi & Dimi’s Greek House 7159 US Highway 90 San Antonio, TX 78227 (210) 674-3464 www.agreekhouse.com Greek Big Bob’s Burgers 447 West Hildebrand San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 734-2627 www.bigbobsburgers.com Hamburgers

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Sam’s Burger Joint 330 East Grayson San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 223-2830 www.samsburgerjoint.com Hamburgers India Palace 8474 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78229 (210) 692-5262 indiapalacesanantonio.com Indian Aldino at the Vineyard 1203 North Loop 1604 West San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 340-0000 www.aldinos.com Italian Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano 8539 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78229 (210) 696-2536 www.aldos.us Italian Piatti’s 255 East Basse Road #500 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 832-0300 www.piatti.com Italian Tre trattoria 4003 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 805-0333 www.tretrattoria.com Italian Fujiya 9030 Wurzbach Road San Antonio, TX 78240 (210) 615-7553 fujiyajapanesegarden.com Japanese Azuca Nuevo Latino 713 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 225-5550 www.azuca.net Latin American El Mirador 722 South St. Mary’s Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 225-9444 elmiradorrestaurant.com Mexican La Fogata 2427 Vance Jackson Road San Antonio, TX 78229 (210) 340-1337 www.lafogata.com Mexican La Fonda on Main 2415 North Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 733-0621 www.lafondaonmain.com Mexican Paloma Blanca 5800 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 822-6151 www.palomablanca.net Mexican Rosario’s 910 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 225-1806 www.rosariossa.com Mexican Taco Haven 1032 South Presa San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 533-2171 www.tacohaven.info Mexican

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The Fruteria 1401 South Flores San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 251-3104 www.thefruteria.com Mexican Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen 76 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 340-7143 www.pappadeaux.com Seafood Two Step 9840 Loop 1604 San Antonio, TX 78254 (210) 688-2686 www.twosteprestaurant.com Southwestern Barn Door 8400 North New Braunfels San Antono, TX 78209 (210) 824-0166 thebarndoorestaurant.com Steakhouse Koi Kawa 4051 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 805-8111 Sushi Green Vegetarian Cuisine 200 East Grayson #120 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 320-5865 www.eatatgreen.com Vegetarian

family DeWese’s Tip Top Café 2814 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78201 (210) 732-0191 www.tiptopcafe.com American

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Magnolia Pancake Haus 606 Embassy Oaks #100 San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 496-0828 www.magnoliapancakehaus.com American Earl Abel’s 1201 Alamo Highway #175 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 822-3358 www.earlabelssa.com Diner Food Chris Marid’s 1900 Blanco Road San Antonio, TX 78201 (210) 735-3552 www.chrismadrids.com Hamburgers Longhorn Café 17625 Blanco Road San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 492-0301 www.thelonghorncafe.com Hamburgers Beto’s 8142 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 930-9393 www.betosinfo.com Barbeque Henry’s Puffy Tacos 6030 Bandera Road San Antonio, TX 78238 (210) 432-7341 www.henryspuffytacos.com Mexican Dough Pizzeria Napoletana 6989 Blanco Road San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 979-6565 www.doughpizzeria.com Pizza

fine dining Bliss 926 South Presa San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 225-2547 www.foodisbliss.com American Boiler House 312 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 354-4644 www.boilerhousesa.com American Cappy’s 5011 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9669 www.cappysrestaurant.com American CHEZ Vatel Bistro 218 East Olmos Drive San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 828-3141 www.chezvatelbistro.com European Fleming’s 255 East Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-9463 www.flemmingssteakhouse.com Steakhouse La Frite Belgian Bistro 728 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-7555 www.lafritesa.com Belgian Silo 434 North Loop 1604 West San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 483-8989 www.siloelevatedcuisine.com American

Silo 1133 Austin Highway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-8686 www.siloelevatedcuisine.com American Feast 1024 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 354-1024 www.feastsa.com Small Plates Kirby’s Steakhouse 123 Loop 1604 NE San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 404-2221 www.kirbyssteakhouse.com Steakhouse Myron’s Prime Steakhouse 10003 Northwest Military Highway, Suite 2101 San Antono, TX 78231 (210) 493-3031 www.myronsprime.com Steakhouse Perry’s 15900 La Cantera Parkway #2200 San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 558-6161 www.perryssteakhouse.com Steakhouse

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San Antonio

SHOPPING /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Alley on Bitters 42555 West Bitters Road San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 585-3550 www.alleyonbitters.com Unique collection of shops and artists

Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art 6496 North New Braunfels San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-6491 greenhousegallery.com Fine Art Gallery

Lucchese Boot Company 255 East Basse Road #800 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9419 www.lucchese.com Custom Boots and western wear

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

Dos Carolinas 303 Pearl parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 224-7000 www.doscarolinas.com Custom Handmade Guayaberas

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

JR Mooney Galleries of Fine Art 305 South Main #400 Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 816-5106 www.jrmooneygalleries. com Fine Art Gallery

Kendra Scott 310 East Basse Road #101 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 591-7980 www.kenrascott.com Jewelry

Melissa Guerra 303 Pearl Parkway #104 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 293-3983 www.melissaguerra.com Latin Kitchen Market Kathleen Sommers 2417 North Main San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 732-8437 kathleensommers.com Local Fashions & Jewelry The Twig Book Shop 306 Pearl Parkway #106 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 826-6411 thetwig.indiebound.com Locally Owned Book Store San Angel Folk Art 110 Blue Star San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 226-6688 www.sanangelfolkart.com Mexican Cultural Arts Fiesta on Main 2025 North Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 738-1188 www.alamofiesta.com Mexican cultural gifts, pinatas

The Vineyard 1207 North Loop 1604 W San Antonio, TX 78258 (210) 408-7200 thevineyardshopping center.com Shopping Center Alamo Quarry Market 255 East Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-8885 www.quarrymarket.com Shopping Center Huebner Oaks 11745 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78230 (210) 867-1846 shophuebneroaks.com Shopping Center The Collection 7959 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 826-3130 thecollectionsanantonio. com Shopping Center

Shops of La Cantera 15900 La Cantera Parkway San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 582-6255 theshopsatlacantera.com Shopping Mall North Star Mall 7400 San Pedro San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 340-6627 www.northstarmall.com Shopping MalL Sloan Hall 5922 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-7738 www.sloanhall.com Unique Gifts, Accessories & Jewelry Los Patios 2015 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 655-6171 www.lospatios.com Unique local shops

Ride the Rio

Open 9 AM Daily. Ticket/Boarding Locations:

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Rivercenter Mall (Commerce & Bowie)

Aztec Theatre @riosanantonio

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ATTRACTIONS ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// sports San Antonio Spurs Basketball 1 AT&T Center Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 444-5000 ww.nba.com/spurs San Antonio Rampage Hockey 1 AT&T Center Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 444-5000 www.sarampage.com San Antonio Silver Stars Basketball 1 AT&T Center Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 444-5000 www.sastars.com San Antonio Talons Arena Football 100 Montana St. San Antonio, TX 78203 (210) 207-3663 sanantoniotalons.com

theme parks MOrgan’s Wonderland 5223 David Edwards Dr. San Antonio, TX 78233 (210) 495-5888. morganswonderland.com

SeaWorld of Texas 10500 Seaworld Drive San Antonio, TX 78251 (800) 700-7786 www.seaworldparks.com Six Flags Fiesta Texas 17000 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 697-5050 www.sixflags.com/ fiestatexas Splashtown 3600 IH 35 North San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 227-1400 www.splashtownsa.com

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

ZOO San Antonio Zoo 3903 North St. Mary’s Street San Antion, TX 78212 9am-5pm 365 days a year (210) 734-7184 www.sazoo-aq.org

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

Angelita

in Historic La Villita 210-224-8362 Exquisite Jewelry Organic Clothing • Apothecary www.angelitasa.com www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

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

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BBQ

The Texas barbecue tradition is about more than smoke, char and spice rubs. At its heart, it’s about secrets.

By Beth Bond Here in Central Texas, closely guarded techniques and recipes define the most celebrated barbecue joints and set them apart from the rest. We don’t know how these four San Antonio-area favorites do it, but that’s OK. We just want to know what time they open for lunch.

Kreuz Market

Sure, you’ll get a cloth napkin and a real plate and a waiter at this River Walk restaurant, but the tastes are traditional, in part because the meat is slow-smoked over green oak for 18 to 20 hours. “It burns slower and a little smoother and it’s less pungent than oak, mesquite or pecan,” said Scott Ziskovsky of The County Line. “We all have our little secrets.” Naturally, he does not comment further on the matter. The sweet homemade bread served here is not to be missed. In Ziskovsky’s words, “It’s not like regular bread — it’s almost like eating cake.”

After 114 years in business, Kreuz Market still keeps its exact methods classified. The barbecue is so perfectly executed that it doesn’t need sauce. Instead, it’s made with just a rub of salt, black pepper and cayenne in proportions that remain a mystery. “I think it’s more what we don’t do,” owner Keith Schmidt said when asked to explain more than a century of smoke-tinged, sauceless success. For its first 99 years, the simple restaurant served barbecue on butcher paper with sides of pickles, onions and cheese. Today, that’s unchanged but they also added to the lineup beans, German potato salad, cole slaw, green beans and mac and cheese. For Schmidt, it’s a point of pride to serve customers the same order they’ve been getting since, say, 1965. That explains why, as he put it, “We don’t have just regular customers; we have regular families coming for generations.”

111 W. Crockett St., San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-1941

619 N. Colorado St., Lockhart, TX 78644 (512) 398-2361

Two Bros. BBQ Market

Long Tieng

Classic Texas pit barbecue is the specialty at this spot that’s made a big name for itself since opening only six years ago. Two Bros. serves award-winning brisket, it was named to Texas Monthly’s 50 Best BBQ Joints and “The Today Show” has featured its popular cherry-glazed baby back ribs. How do they get that richly flavorful char? It starts with a secret dry rub, and time spent low-and-slow in the custom-made smoke pits takes it from there.

For a meaty cultural mash-up, try this Northeast San Antonio spot serving Texas-style brisket alongside Asian barbecue and even seafood. “You’re not going to find another place like it in Texas,” co-owner Kongsy Howard said — and she’s right. Where else will you find chopped beef and sausage listed on the menu inches away from egg rolls? Howard, who cooks at Long Tieng and owns the place with her husband, cooks chicken, baby back ribs and pork ribs with “some Asian spices,” she said. “It’s kind of like a secret, to tell you the truth.” Of course.

12656 West Ave., San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 496-0222

10259 O’Connor Road #4, Live Oak, TX 78233 (210) 374-7352

The County Line

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SHOPPING ///////////////////////// Cosas 1109 South Main Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-1500 cosasonline.com Cultural Art and Collectibles

San Marcos Prime Outlets 3939 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2200 www.premiumoulets.com Outlet Mall

JR Mooney Galleries of Fine Art 8032 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-8214 jrmooneygalleries.com Fine Art Gallery

Garden Ridge Pottery 17975 IH 35 North Schertz, TX 78154 (210) 599-5700 www.gardenridge.com Pottery, Furniture & Crafts

Las Finezas 210 South Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 331-9272 www.lasfinezas.com Fine Imported Gifts

The Forum at Olympia Parkway 8320 Agora Parkway San Antonio, TX 78154 (210) 566-7604 shoptheforumsa.com Local Fashions & Jewelry

Ranch at the Rim 18007 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 319-3001 www.ranchattherim.com Fine western wear Busseys Flea Market 18738 IH 35 North Schertz, TX 78154 (830) 609-0800 www.busseysfm.com Flea Market Kendra Scott 15900 La Cantera Parkway #2290 San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 399-2854 www.kenrascott.com Jewelry Fiesta on Main 436 South Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (210) 319-3236 www.alamofiesta.com Mexican cultural gifts, pinatas Bass Pro Shops 17907 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 253-8800 www.basspro.com Outdoor Hunting & Fishing The Shops at La Cantera 15900 La Cantera Parkway San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 582-6255 theshopsatlacantera.com Outdoor Shopping Mall Tanger Outlets 4015 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-7446 www.tangeroutlets.com/ sanmarcos Outlet Mall

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The Twig Book Shop 306 Pearl Parkway #106 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 826-6411 thetwig.indiebound.com Shopping Center The Rim 17503 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78230 (210) 641-1777 www.therimsa.com Shopping Center Main Street Boerne Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (800) 322-3868 mainstreetinboerne.com Texas Antiques, Art, Restaurants Fredericksburg 302 East Austin Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-6523 visitfredericksburgtx.com Texas Antiques, Art, Restaurants New Braunfels Art League 239 W. San Antonio Street New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 629-8022 newbraunfelsartleague. org Texas Fine Art & Jewelry Red 307 East Main Street Frederickburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-0700 www.redinfred.com Unique Collection of items for the Home Traditions at the Depot 518 South Main Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 816-2795 traditionsatthedepot.com Women’s Fashions

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FOOD & DRINK ///////////////////////////////////////////// casual Dodging Duck Brewhaus 402 River Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 248-3825 www.dodgingduck.com American Grist Mill River Restaurant & Bar 1287 Gruene Road Gruene, TX 78130 625-0684 gristmillrestaurant.com American High’s Café & Store 726 High Street Comfort, TX 78013 (830) 995-4995 highscafeandstore.com American Huisache Grill & Wine Bar 303 W. San Antonio St. New Bruanfels, TX 78130 (830) 620-9001 www.huisache.com American Lincoln Street 111 South Lincoln Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-8463 www.lincolnst.com American Mike’s in the Village 2355 Bulverde Road Bulverde, TX 78163 (830) 438-2747 mikesinthevillage.com American Pecan Street Brewing 106 East Pecan Avenue Johnson City, TX 78636 (830) 868-2500 pecanstreetbrewing. com American Scenic Loop Café & Bar 25615 Boerne Stage Rd. San Antonio, TX 78255 (210) 687-1818 scenicloopcafe.com American The Creek 119 Staffel Street Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 816-2005 texaslandandcattle.com Steakhouse Cypress Grille 170 South Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 248-1353 cypressgrilleboerne. com American

Bluebonnet Café 211 US Highway 281 Marble Falls, TX 78654 (830) 693-2344 bluebonnetcafe.net Diner Food

Rudy’s Barbeque 24152 IH 10 West Leon Springs, TX 78257 (210) 698-2141 www.rudysbbq.com Barbeque Sammy’s 202 Highway 90 East Castroville, TX 78009 (830) 931-2204 sammysrestaurant.com Diner Food

Little Gretel 518 River Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 331-1368 littlegretel.com German Hoffbrau 18403 IH 10 San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 877-1500 hofbraurim.com German American Piatti’s 17101 La Cantera Pkwy Bldg 7 San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 251-3542 www.piatti.com Italian El Chaparral 15103 Bandera Road Helotes, TX 78023 (210) 695-8302 elchaparral.com Mexican Cowboy Steakhouse 416 Main Street Kerrville, TX 78028 (830) 896-5688 cowboysteakhouse. com Steakhouse Hermann Sons Steakhouse 577 US Highway 90 Hondo, TX 78861 (830) 426-2220 hermannsonssteakhouse. com Steakhouse family Camp Verde General Store 285 East Verde Creek Rd Camp Verde, TX 78010 (830) 634-7722 campverdegeneralstore. com American Po-Po Family Restaurant 829 FM 289 Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-4194 poporestaurant.com American Cranky Franks BBQ Company 1679 South US Hwy 87 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-2353 crankyfranksbbq.com Barbeque

Alamo Springs 107 Alamo Road Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-8004 alamospringscafe.com Hamburgers Longhorn Café 23775 West IH 10 Leon Springs, TX 78257 (210) 698-7766 thelonghorncafe.com Hamburger La Hacienda de los Barrios 18747 Redland Road San Antonio, TX 78259 (210) 497-8000 www.lhdlb.com Mexican Fine Dining The Grill at Leon Springs 24116 IH 10 West Leon Springs, TX 78257 (210) 698-8797 leonspringsgrill.com American Hilltop 10661 Highway 87 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-8922 www.hilltopcafe.com American Sustenio 17103 La Cantera Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 598-2950 www.eilanhotel.com American August E 203 East San Antonio St Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-1585 august-es.com Asian Le Chat Noir 1403 Angelo Street Castroville, TX 78009 (830) 583-9347 lechatnoireatery.com French Welfare Cafe 223 Welfare Waring Rd. Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-3700 www.welfaretexas.com German

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Railroad Tunnel 10619 Old San Antonio Rd Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (866) 978-2287 Dawn - Dusk Daily

bourbon distillery Garrison Brothers 1827 Hye-Albert Road Hye, TX 78635 (830) 392-0246 www.garrisonbros.com 8am-5pm M-F

caverns Cascade Caverns 226 cascade Caverns Road Boerne, TX 78015 (830) 755-8080 www.cascadecaverns.com 9am-4pm M-F, 9am-6pm Sa-Sun Cave Without a Name 325 Kreutzberg Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-4212 cavewithoutaname.com 9am-6pm Daily Natural Bridge Caverns 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd San Antonio, TX 78266 (210) 651-6101 9am-5pm daily naturalbridgecaverns. com

distillery Rebecca Creek Distillery 26606 Bulverde Road San Antonio, TX 78260 (830) 714-4581 12pm-5pm Sat rebeccacreekdistillery. com

entertainment Morgan’s Wonderland 5223 David Edwards Dr. San Antonio, TX 78233 (210) 495-5888 morganswonderland.com

glider rides San Antonio Soaring Society 400 Boerne Stage Airfield Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 981-2345 By Appointment

golf courses Cedar Creek Golf Course 8250 Vista Colina San Antonio, TX 78255 (210) 695-5050 alamocitygolftrail.com Tapatio Springs Resort & Golf Couse 1 Resort Way Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-4197 tapatio.com/golf Canyon Springs 24400 Canyon Golf Road San Antonio, TX 78260 (210) 558-2365 lacanteragolfclub. com TPC Golf Course 23808 Resort Parkway San Antonio, TX 78261 (210) 558-2365 www.tpc.com/tpc-sanantonio The Palmer Course 16641 La Cantera Parkway San Antonio, TX 78255 (210) 558-2365 lacanteragolfclub. com

hiking Cibolo Nature Center 140 City Park Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-4616 8am-Dusk www.cibolo.org Enchanted Rock 16710 Ranch Road 965 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 685-3636 8am-10pm Daily Government Canyon 12861 Galm Road San Antonio, TX 78254 (210) 688-9055 F-M 7am-10pm www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

Guadalupe River State Park 3350 Park Road 31 Spring Branch, TX 7 8070 (830) 438-2656 8am-10pm Daily

dance halls

Sandy Oak Olive Orchard 25195 Mathis Road Elmendorf, TX 78112 (210) 621-0044 9am-4pm Tu-Sat sandyoaks.com

SHOPPING

John T. Floores Country Store 14492 Old Bandera Road Helotes, TX 78023 (210) 695-8827 liveatfloores.com

Bass Pro Shops 17907 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 253-8800 9am-9pm Daily basspro.com

Gruene Hall 1281 Gruene Road New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 606-1281 www.gruenehall.com

WILDFLOWER FARM

live entertainment Luckenbach 412 Luckenbach Town Loop Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-3224 9am til close www.luckenbachtexas. com

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

museum LBJ house 199 Park Road 52 Stonewall, TX 78671 (830) 868-7128 8am-5pm Daily National Museum of the Pacific War 340 East Main Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-8600 9am-5pm Daily pacificwarmuseum. org Agricultural Heritage Museum 102 City Park Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-5509 10am-4pm Sat agmuseum.us

OLD WEST VILLAGE Enchanted Springs Ranch

242 State Hwy 46 West Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-8222 10am-5pm Sat-Sun enchantedspringsranch. com

OLIVE OIL FARMS Bella Vista Ranch 3101 Mount Sharp Road Wimberley, TX 78676 (512) 847-6514 www.texasoliveoil.com

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

WATERPARK

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

WIILDLIFE RANCH Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch 26515 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd San Antonio, TX 78266 (830) 438-7400 wildliferanchtexas. com

WINERY

Becker Vineyards 464 Becker Farms Road Stonewall, TX 78671 (830) 644-2681 beckervineyards.com Bell Mountain Vineyards 463 Bell Mountain Road Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 685-3297 10am-5pm Sat bellmountainwine.com Bending Branch Winery 142 Lindner Branch Trail Comfort, TX 78013 (830) 995-2948 bendingbranchwinery.com Chisolm Trail Winery 2367 Usener Road Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-CORK chisolmtrailwinerycom Dry Comal Creek Vineyards 1741 Herbelin Road New Braunfels, TX 78132 (830) 885-4076 drycomalcreek.com Fawn Crest Vineyards 1370 Westside Circle Canyon Lake, TX 78133 (830) 935-2407 www.fawncrest.com

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

(210) 225-7662

10% OFF

BUY ONE CUP OR CONE & get one the same size

FREE

111 W. Crockett St. San Antonio TX 78205 Next to Hard Rock Café

$

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off

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

FREE BEVERAGE

124 Losoya St., San Antonio, TX 78205

With the purchase of entree during happy hour only. Happy Hour 4-8PM

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10% OFF ALL HELICOPTER TOURS WITH THIS COUPON An Adventure you will remember for a lifetime! 210-287-5797 www.alamohelicoptertours.com Call for Reservations

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Across from the Alamo 329 Alamo Plaza • (210) 226-2288

Limit 10 guests per coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 05/31/14. RIO MAG

409 E. Commerce 210-465-UGLY www.coyoteuglysaloon.com

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$1.00 OFF PER PERSON UP TO 10 PEOPLE

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$1 off per person up to 5 people on any fresh juice, smoothie or salad. 315 E. Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX 78205. Telephone 210-228-9398/210-240-0552. www.juice-central.com Cannot be combined with other discounts or specials. Valid at any Juice Central location. Expires 6/15/2014.

SAVE $1.00 off your admission with this coupon 2 Museums in One! The Oldest Saloon in Texas. Gift Shop, Lunch Café 308 E. Houston St., San Antonio, TX 78205 210-247-4000 www.buckhornmuseum.com

SAVE $5 Off Adult or Child’s General Admission Before 4pm. Just 3 minutes North of Downtown on IH-35. Free Parking.

210-227-1100 www.SplashtownSA.com

Must be presented at Splashtown front ticket booth. This offer cannot be combined with any other special or discount. Limit 6 guests.

PLU# 722/723

Offer Expires 9/14/14

FREE BASKET OF HAND BATTERED FRIED PICKLES With the purchase of TWO dinner menu entrees.

Across from the Alamo 329 Alamo Plaza • (210) 226-2288

237 Loyosa, San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-9374 www.riverrestaurants.com

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

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

10% military discount

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

Complimentary House Dessert with order of an entrée.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily. Dog-Friendly Patio, Restaurant & Sports Bar.

111 W. Crockett Street, Suite 101
 (210) 227-2782 paesanosriverwalk.com

*With purchase of any entrée. One per table of 4. **Military discount on food only.

Not valid with any other offer or discount. Offer only valid at Paesanos Riverwalk location.

charliewantsaburger.com

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Valid only at San Antonio Location. Not valid with other offers. One person per visit.Expires 05/31/14.

301 Alamo Plaza •210-224-9299

$

10% OFF Entrée Offer valid on regular priced entrées only.* Free Guacamole & Chips with purchase of entrée.**

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily. Texas-Sized Mexican Food. *Does not include daily specials, appetizers, happy hour, buffet, alcohol or desserts. Limit 2 customers per coupon. **One per table of 4. Valid with 10% off regular priced entrée offer.

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

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ADULT OR CHILD TICKET

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

Complimentary Chile con Queso*

Happy Hour Daily: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Reverse Happy Hour: 10pm–11pm, Sunday–Thursday 9 oz Rio Rita 3.50 • Well Drinks 3.50 Beers from 2.50 to 3.50 On The Riverwalk 421 East Commerce • (210) 226-8462 * 1 coupon per table.

Tower of the Americas

Parties of LESS than 8

FREE FLAUTAS

(seasoned chicken rolled up in a tortilla)

with the purchase of 1 entrée Parties of 8 or MORE

LA PACHANGA APPETIZER (Cup of Queso, beef tacos and flautas)

with the purchase of 2 entrées Coupon not valid with other offers or coupons. Please present coupon to server at time of ordering.

FREE 110 E. Crockett on the Riverwalk

210-277-6300

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 05/31/14.

2

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701 Bowie, San Antonio, TX 78205

210.223.310

Toweroftheamericas.com

FREE DESSERT

With a purchase of 2 Entrees & 2 Beverage Riverwalk level of the Hyatt Regency Maddogs.net • (210) 222-0220

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 05/31/14.

$

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OFF

an Adult Entrée with this ad Ice Cold Drinks & Good Texas Food Breakfast Fri-Sun from 9am-11am Happy Hour Mon-Fri 3-6pm

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With purchase of an entrée 200 River Walk Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-9835 • ironcactus.com

245 E. Commerce River Level at Navarro & Crockett 210-227-RITA • www.ritasontheriver.com Valid only for lunch and Dinner, coupon good for up to 2 entrees at a table

Max value $7.99, not valid with any other offer, one per table, not valid during happy hour. Expires 05/31/14.

FREE CHIPS & QUESO

FREE 2 LITER WITH PURCHASE OF LARGE PIZZA 210-293-7482 Available for in-house orders only. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

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Visit Us At The Republic of Texas Restaurant & Nightclub and receive a complimentary order of Chips & Queso. 526 Riverwalk • 210-226-6256 Minimum purchase of $25.00. Not valid with any other offers. Subject to Blackout Dates. One Coupon per table. Expires 05/31/14

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Present this coupon and receive $2.00 OFF each adult and $1.00 OFF each Child’s Full Price Discovery Tour Ticket. Limit 6.

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Surrounding Areas

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ATTRACTIONS ///////////////////////

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT ///////////////////////

Music

Flat Creek Estate 24912 Singleton Bend 0Marble Falls, TX 78654 (512) 267-6310 flatcreekestate.com

Sister Creek Vineyards 1142 Sisterdale Road Sisterdale, TX 78006 (830) 324-6704 sistercreekvineyards.com

Cameran Nelson 6/6, Fri @ 8pm Luckenbach Dancehall

Fredericksburg Winery 247 West Main Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-8747 www.fbgwinery.com

Texas Hills Vineyard 878 Ranch Road 2766 Johnson City, TX 78636 (830) 868-2321 texashillsvineyard.com

Stewart Mann & The Statesboro Revue 6/6, Fri @ 9pm John T. Floore Country Store

Grape Creek Vineyards 10587 East Highway 290 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 644-2710 www.grapecreek.com

Torre de Pietra Winery 878 Ranch Road 2766 Johnson City, TX 78636 (830) 868-2321 texashillsvineyard.com

Nick Lawrence 6/7, Sat @ 9pm John T. Floore Country Store

Kerrville Hills Winery 3600 Fredericksburg Rd Kerrville, TX 78028 (830) 895-4233 kerrivllehillswinery.com Pedernales Cellars 2916 Upper Albert Road Stonewall, TX 78761 (830) 644-2037 pedernalescellars.com Rancho Ponte Vineyard 315 Ranch Road 1376 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-8555 www.ranchoponte.com Singing Water Vineyards 316 Mill Dam Road Comfort, TX 78013 830) 995-2246 singingwatervineyards.com

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ZOO Snake Farm & Zoo 5640 North IH 35 New Braunfels, TX 78132 (830) 608-9270 exoticanimalworld.com

ZIP LINE Wimberley Zip Line Adventures 300 Winn Valley Drive Wimberley, TX 78676 (512) 847-9990 wimberleyzipline.com

Reckless Kelly 6/7, Sat @ 9pm Gruene Hall Max Stalling 6/7, Sat @ 9pm Luckenbach Dancehall Two Ton Tuesday with Two Tons of Steel 6/10, 17 & 24, Tue @ 8:30pm Gruene Hall Larry Joe Taylor 6/13, Fri @ 8pm Gruene Hall Doug Moreland 6/13, Fri @ 9pm John T. Floore Country Store

Randy Rogers Band 6/14, Sat @ 7:30pm Whitewater Amphitheater New Braunfels

Curtis Grimes 6/27, Fri @ 9pm John T. Floore Country Store

Gary P. Nunn 6/14, Sat @ 8pm Kendalia Halle

Roger Creager 6/28, Sat @ 9pm John T. Floore Country Store

Bleu Edmondson 6/14, Sat @ 9pm John T. Floore Country Store

Thomas Michael Riley 6/28, Sat @ 9pm Luckenbach Dancehall

LIVE THEATRE

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue 6/14, Sat @ 9pm Gruene Hall

Anne of Green Gables 6/6-8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fri-Sun @ 8:30pm 6/12-21, Thu-Sat @ 8:30pm Smith-Ritch Point Theatre Ingram

Dale Watson 6/20, Fri @ 8pm Luckenbach Dancehall

The Skin of our Teeth 6/13-7/6, Fri-Sat @ 7:30pm Sun @ 2:30pm The Wimberley Players

James McMurtry 6/20, Fri @ 8pm Gruene Hall Darrell McCall 6/21, Sat @ 8pm Anhalt Dancehall Asleep at the Wheel 6/21, Sat @ 9pm Luckenbach Dancehall Almost Patsy Cline Band 6/27, Fri @ 8pm Luckenbach Dancehall

Les Miserables 6/29-7/6, Fri-Sat @ 7:30pm Sun @ 2pm Fredericksburg Theatre Company Steve W. Shepherd Theater

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