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The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Welcome toSan Antonio!

They say “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” if that is true, this issue is sure to please everyone with the variety of art we have featured. We start with outdoor Art Installations in the Museum Reach of the river walk; these installations are both visual and auditory. Next we move into performing arts and give you a peek inside Downtown Theaters including the brand new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. We also caught up with three of San Antonio’s Talented Artists including Gini Garcia of Garcia Art Glass- you can visit her studio to watch her and her team create blown glass masterpieces. If you are on a budget, check out the schedule of Free Museum Days. There are also plenty of Art Walks and Art Leagues in the surrounding area but make sure to check the dates and event times before you start driving. Last, I encourage you to see my favorite piece of art currently in San Antonio- The SAGA at Main Plaza. It is a 24 minute video projection that covers the façade of the historic San Fernando Cathedral; it is breathtaking. I hope you find your favorite while in town and when you do, write me a note and tell me about it!

Bienvenidos a San Antonio! Dicen que “la belleza está en el ojo del espectador,” si eso es cierto, esta edición le gustará a todo el mundo por la variedad de arte que hemos ilustrado. Comenzamos con instalaciones de arte al aire libre en el Tramo de Museos en el paseo del rio; estas instalaciones son tanto visuales como auditivas. Siguiente pasamos a las artes teatrales y le damos un vistazo a los teatros del centro incluyendo el nuevo Centro Tobin de Artes Teatrales. También nos encontramos con tres talentosas artistas de San Antonio, incluyendo a Gini Garcia de Garcia Art Glass; usted puede visitar a su estudio para ver a ella y a su equipo crear obras maestras de vidrio soplado. Si usted está intentando mantener un presupuesto, eche un vistazo a la programación de días de museo gratis. Hay también un montón de paseos de arte y ligas de arte en los alrededores de San Antonio, pero asegúrese de comprobar las fechas y horas de los eventos antes de empezar a cond ucir. Por último, los animo a ver mi pieza favorita de arte actualmente en San Antonio- SAGA en Main Plaza. Es una proyección de video de 24 minutos que cubre la fachada de la histórica Catedral de San Fernando; es impresionante. Espero que encuentren su favorito en esta ciudad y cuando lo hagan, escríbanme!

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Museum Reach Art Displays BY: TOM DEIBEL One of San Antonio’s most popular tourist destinations is the famous River Walk. It draws crowds of millions every year because of its history, great food, and nightlife. Back in 2009, our water walkway was lovingly adorned with a series of public art installations. These art displays can be found in the Museum Reach portion of the River Walk, the art installations reach from beautiful to whimsical. A number of artists were commissioned to create these wonderful installations along the Museum Reach trail. The Museum Reach is separated into two sections: the Urban Segment and the Park Segment. The Urban Segment stretches from Lexington Avenue to Josephine Street. It allows access to the San Antonio Art Museum and the Pearl Brewery Center -- a former brewery and stables that were transformed into one of San Antonio’s premier cultural and culinary destinations. The Park Segment runs for a little over two miles from Josephine Street to Hildebrant Avenue. You can find the Witte Museum, Brackenridge Park, and San Antonio Zoo off of is section. When you first find your way into the Museum Reach section of the River Walk, you’ll be greeted by a series of dancing colored lights. You don’t need to be alarmed--you did not eat some bad fish tacos...you’ve just reached the first of the 2009 Artworks Installations. With the use of plexiglass and LEDs, British artist, Martin Richman dazzles our senses with Shimmer Field. Shimmer Field was Richman’s first public art project in the United States and San Antonio is proud to give it a home. The cool breeze allows the painted glass to dangle and sway which in turn gives off an ever changing display of colors and light. Underneath the twin underpasses of McCullough and Brooklyn you’ll see the artwork of local San Antonian, Stuart Allen. His sculptures 29° 25’ 57 and 29° 26’ 00 are a minimalist fan’s dream. They are simple and beautiful and make you dance the line of appreciating art and applauding architecture. While walking or floating by both sculptures they give an intriguing optical illusion of a transforming pattern. Today, you’ll see evidence that New York artist, Mark Schlesinger has moved to San Antonio by his public art displays all over the city. However one of his first San Antonio pieces is the next stop on the Museum Reach tour. For Under the Over, Schlesinger used 12 RIO Magazine

concrete as its canvas to paint on. He adds light-giving color to the underside of the overpass of 9th Street and the stone benches that would normally hardly offer embellishing decoration. Under the Over allows normally drab structures to dance. You can feel free to when you see it, as well. If you’ve had enough of all these colors and lights, then San Fransisco artist William Fontana offers you a brief respite from all the visuals with his addition to the Museum Reach: Sonic Passage. This work of art is one of Fontana’s few permanent works. He is known internationally for his experiments in sound art. Sonic Passage can be found along the river on W. Jones Avenue and Avenue B. Fontana recorded a series of founds that can be found along the San Antonio River for his audio installation to the River Walk. The distinctive combination of man-made sounds, birds, frogs, and river water evoke a oneness with the city and it’s cohabitation with nature. Perhaps the most famous of the River Walk art installations is Donald Lipski’s F.I.S.H. This smile-inducing piece consists of school of sunfish flying above the river and under the I-35 overpass at Camden Street. Lipski is a Philadelphia artist created 25 seven-foot fish to float above the river while the native long-eared sunfish swim below. While the sculpture is fun during the day, it’s at night when they become truly magical. The fiberglass fish begin to glow and looking at the beautiful reflections in the water is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. The final stop on the River Walk art tour is The Grotto by artist Carlos Cortes. Cortes works in Faux Bois concrete. He’s crafted a cave reminiscent of the Natural Bridge Caverns just outside of the city. Visitors can walk inside, and admire the man-made waterfall that splashes nearby. Benches and lights are also carved directly into the concrete making parts this piece feel almost eerily natural. All of these wonderful additions to the city are because of the River Walk Improvement Project which is looking to expand/ restore/ and enhance a total of 13 miles along the San Antonio River. There is still artwork in the words to add to our beautiful Museum Reach section of the River Walk. The beauty will only grow and thrive from here! With all of the walkways, bike trails, and pocket parks along the river, you’re sure to find a serene view. www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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CASUAL Bier Garten 124-150 Losoya St San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-7299 www.alamobiergarten.com German

Acenar 146 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2362 www.acenar.com Mexican

Boudro’s Texas Bistro 421 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-8484 www.boudros.com American

La Paloma 215 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-0566 www.lapalomariverwalk.com Mexican

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

Landry’s Seafood House 517 N. Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-1010 www.landrysseafood.com Seafood

JUICE CENTRAL 315 E. Commerce St San Antonio, TX 78205 210-228-9398 www.juice-central.com Juice Bar, Salads The Republic of Texas 429 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-6256 therepublicoftexas restaurant.com American

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

Saltgrass Steak House 502 River Walk San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-9092 www.saltgrass.com Steakhouse

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

Texas Land & Cattle 201 N. St. Mary’s San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2263 www.texaslandandcattle.com Steakhouse

Barriba Cantina 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 228-9876 www.barribacantina.com Mexican

Charlie Wants a Burger sports bar 223 Losoya San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-0864 www.charliewantsaburger.com Burgers-Craft Beer

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

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

Tex’s Sports Bar 200 S. Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 270-0786 www.palaciodelrio.com Americana 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 Dick’s Last Resort 406 Navarro San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-0026 www.dickslastresort.com American Hard Rock Café 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-7625 www.hardrock.com American Lone Star Café 237 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-9374 www.lonestarcafe.us American

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

County Line Barbeque sports bar 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 229-1941 www.countyline.com BBQ

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

Charlie Wants a Burger sports bar 223 Losoya San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-0864 www.charliewantsaburger.com Burgers-Craft Beer Michelino’s 521 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 223-2939 www.michelinos.us Italian Maria Mia 849 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 272-0403 mariamiamexicanbistro.com Mexican Café Ole 527 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 223-2939 www.cafeole.us Tex-Mex

Rita’s 245 E. Commerce Suite #100 San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-7482 www.ritasontheriver.com Tex-Mex The Original Mexican Restaurant 528 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 224-9951 www.originalmexican.com Tex-Mex

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 Las Canarias 112 College Street San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 518-1000 www.omnilamansion.com American Luke 125 E. Houston San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-5853 www.lukesanantonio.com French/American Bella on the River 106 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 404-2355 www.bellaontheriver.com Mediterranean/Southern European

Paesanos Lincoln Heights 555 East Basse Rd. (210) 828 5191 Paesanos 1604 3622 Paesanos Parkway (210) 493 1604 Italian Little Rhein Steakhouse 231 S. Alamo San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 225-2111 www.littlerheinsteak house.com Steakhouse Ruth’s Chris 600 E. Market San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-8847 www.ruthschrissa.com Steakhouse

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

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SHOPPING ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// La Villita 418 Villita Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Collection of Unique Local Shops

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Debra Benditz Art Studios Artist Atelier La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 512-588-2606 www.debrabenditz.com Fine Art Collection Lone Star Mercantile La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-8893 www.lavillita.com General Merchandise Originals Jewelry, Beads & Gifts La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-7625 www.lavillita.com Jewelry & Beads Casa Manos Alegres La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-5107 www.lavillita.com Mexican Cultural Gifts Village Weavers La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-222-0776 www.lavillita.com Woven Art & Rugs

Alice Knight La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-930-5527 www.aliceknight.com Equinox La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Mustang Greyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-221-1894 www.lavillita.com Angelita La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210- 224-8362 www.lavillita.com Womens Fashions & Jewelry Aeropostale Rivercenter Mall San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 www.aeropostale.com Clothing Foot Locker Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-8383 www.footlocker.com Athletic Shoes

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Harris Jewelry Rivercenter Mall San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 www.harrisjewelry.com Jewelry

Champ’s Sports Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 www.champssports.com Sportswear

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

Zales Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-270-7770 www.zales.com Jewelry

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

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

Aerosoles Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-354-1840 www.aerosoles.com Shoes Claire’s Rivercenter Mall - Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 www.claires.com Shoes Journeys Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level 210-224-6898 www.journeys.com Shoes Shoe Palace Rivercenter Mall - Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-527-9700 Shoes

Sunglass Icon Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-3942 www.sunglassicon.com Sunglasses 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 Victoria’s Secret Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-7072 www.victoriassecret.com Womens Lingerie

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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Blue Box 312 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 227-2583 www.blueboxbar.com Bar

Kremlin/ Havana Ultra Lounge 212 College St. San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 220-1972 www.kremlinsa.com Dance Club

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 Bonham Exchange 411 Bonham San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 271-3811 www.bonhamexchange.net Dance Club The Brooklynite 516 Brooklyn Avenue San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 444-0707 www.thebrooklynitesa.com Wine Bar

San Antonio’s most mouth-watering burgers and much more! • Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAILY • Happy Hour 3pm – 6 pm DAILY • Texas-inspired fresh dishes using locally grown seasonal ingredients. • Full bar with craft, draft and bottled beers, handcrafted margaritas, sangrias and mojitos • 11 mega-TVs–Catch all the sports at Charlie Wants A Burger!

charlie wants a burger sports bar 223 Losoya San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-0864 www.charliewantsaburger.com Burgers-Craft Beer Coyote Ugly Saloon 409 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 465-8459 www.coyoteuglysaloon.com Bar The Davenport 203 N Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-5635 www.the-dav.com Dance Club dick’s last resort 406 Navaro St, San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-0026 www.dickslastresort.com Gastro Pub Drink Texas 200 Navarro, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-1031 www.drinktexas.com Bar

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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

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The Friendly Spot 943 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-2337 www.thefriendlyspot.com Icehouse

The Local Bar 600 N Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 267-9885 www.thelocalbarsa.com Bar MadDog’s British Pub 123 Losoya, Suite 19 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-0220 www.MadDogs.net Pub the naked iguana lounge 421 East Commerce San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 226-8462 www.rioriocantina.com/ Naked_Iguana Margaritas, Well Drinks, & Beer 1919 1420 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 227-1420 Bar SoHo Wine & Martini Bar 214 W Crockett San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 444-1000 www.sohomartinibar.com Bar Swig 111 W. Crocket St, Suite 205 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 476-0005 www.swigmartini.com Martini Bar 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 The Worm 123 Losoya, River Level San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-7266 facebook.com/TheWormTequilaBar Tequila Bar Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar 207 N Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-2900 www.zincwine.com Wine Bar

Howl at the Moon 111 W. Crockett St, Suite 201 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-4695 www.howlatthemoon.com Piano Bar

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

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Five & Dime General Store 512 Riverwalk San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-4825 www.fiveanddimegs.com General Merchandise

Cowboy’s Alamo City Harley Davidson 111 West Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-4461 cowboysalamocityharley.com/ boutique General Merchandise/ Clothing

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comedy 9/3-7, Wed-Thu & Sun @ 8pm Fri-Sat @ 8pm & 10pm Collin Moulton Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

9/24-9/28, Wed-Thu & Sun @ 8:30pm; Fri-Sat @ 8:30pm & 10:30pm Corey Rodrigues Rivercenter Comedy Club

children’s 9/7, Sun @ 1pm, 4pm & 7pm Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure Lila Cockrell Theatre

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9/3-7, Wed-Thu &Sun @ 8:30pm; Fri-Sat @ 8:30pm & 10:30pm Justin Worsham Rivercenter Comedy Club

Thru 9/27 FotoSeptiembre USA SAFOTO at galleries and art centers throughout San Antonio and the surrounding area

9/10-14, Wed-Thu & Sun @ 8:30pm; Fri-Sat @ 8:30pm & 10:30pm Mike Burton Rivercenter Comedy Club

9/26-28, Fri-Sun Alamo City Comic Con Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

9/17-21, Wed-Thu & Sun @ 8:30pm; Fri-Sat @ 8:30pm & 10:30pm Jim Short Rivercenter Comedy Club

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Bud Light’s - The Taste The Taste is an event that brings the local San Antonio crowd to Houston Street and The River Walk to sample culinary offerings from over 35 participating establishments over a three day period. Tickets available online, $25 for one night & $60 for three nights. September 9, 2014 5:00 pm – 9pm

September 10–11, 2014 5:00 pm – 9pm

Taste of Houston Street Registration at the Majestic Theater

Taste of the River Walk Registration at the River Center Mall Lagoon

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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, SeaWorld, 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. Open 6 days a week, Monday – Saturday, (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

Giving you the best deals in San Antonio and giving back to charity...everyday!

Briscoe Western Art Museum The Briscoe Western Art Museum features nine galleries spread across three floors featuring art in the form of artifacts, paintings, and sculptures. Video interviews with artists, collectors, and others can be found throughout. Collection highlights include fine saddles and spurs; pieces from the Spanish colonial era; Pancho Villa’s last known saddle; diorama of the Alamo; and Santa Anna’s sword. The adjacent Jack Guenther Pavilion serves as an event space and visitors can enjoy the lush Sculpture Garden during Museum hours. Buckhorn Saloon & Texas Ranger Museum The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum is proud to welcome a new generation of visitors. San Antonio’s oldest Saloon has recently completed a major renovation. Explore the remodeled animal halls and prepare yourself for a Texas-sized adventure! Practice your sharp shooting skills in our Shooting Gallery and see hundreds of handguns, badges and photographs from famous rangers in The Texas Ranger Museum. Open daily at 10AM. (210) 2474000 www.buckhormuseum.com The Edward Steves Homestead This elegant mansion, located in the King William neighborhood, was built in 1876 for the founder of San Antonio’s first lumber company. The Homestead offers visitors the rare opportunity to imagine living the lifestyle of German settlers of this era. Contact: The Edward Steves Homestead 509 King William (210)-225-5924 www.saconservation.org

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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). 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

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Natural Bridge Caverns Natural Bridge Caverns is so much more than one of the most treasured natural attractions Texas has to offer. This beautiful and historical cavern system offers an experience that is high energy, educational, fun and family oriented. Whether you are a first timer, an avid caver or someone in between, Natural Bridge Caverns awaits with a once in a lifetime experience you’ll never forget. 26495 Natural Bridge Cavern Road • Natural Bridge Caverns, TX 78266 (210) 651-6101 • www.naturalbridgecaverns.com SeaWorld of San Antonio This year, SeaWorld of San Antonio enjoys a Sea of Surprises during SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration with new interactive pathway experiences, more upclose animal encounters and the Surprise Squad, treating guests with prizes and special experiences every day. Plus, enjoy thrilling rides, animal attractions and our newest attraction, Roa’s Aviary, at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark. SPLASHTOWN Splashtown is 20 acres of Family Waterpark Fun featuring 40 Slides, the 1/2 million gallon Wave Pool, the 1/4 mile long Siesta Del Rio, a Huge Kid’s Pool with 16 slides just for our smaller guests, the Crystal Falls Activity Pool featuring slides, lily pads and Water Basketball! Guests will also enjoy the sand beach volleyball and water volleyball! Splashtown offers a variety of tasty foods, snacks & beverages for your enjoyment. Splashtown is conveniently located just 3 minutes North of Downtown.....on IH 35 at the Splashtown Exit...... and always offers Free Parking. For rates, hours and calendar of events, surf on over to SplashtownSA. com or call 210-227-1100. 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

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Entrée. Guests must SUYB and be seated between 5 - 6:30pm or after 9pm to receive this offer. One offer per badge/guest, per night.

that is available until closing time, along with an endless list of handmade seasonal cocktails. Barriba also offers live local music seven days a week, from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m., AND during the day on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. There is no cover charge for the music. The restaurant and bar for Barriba Cantina is located on the street level with balconies and patios overlooking the River Walk. The top floor contains a large meeting space with balconies and patios overlooking the River Walk, and the covered outdoor patio with view of San Antonio’s downtown skyline and the river. 111 W Crocket Street • 210228-9876 www.barribacantina.com

biga on the banks Chef Bruce Auden’s award winning Biga on the Banks sits above a tree lined bend of the River and within easy walking distance of all hotels and the convention center. Fine dining does not mean fussy at Biga the ambiance is definitely upscale but relaxed- San Antonio style. Serving dinner nightly with a daily changing menu to highlight the bounty of the season and the State, usually featuring beef, seafood and wild game options, Sticky toffee pudding for dessert is a must. Extensive wine list and hand crafted cocktails. Private event rooms with views and terraces. Reservations recommended www.biga.com. 210.225.0722 203 S St Marys at Market

Bella On the River Bella is an independent and locally-owned restaurant on the River Walk featuring Southern European, mostly Mediterranean food. Food. Chef Sean Fletcher’s menu features the Chilled Roasted Corn & Sunchoke Soup, Mussels w/ Chorizo Soffritto, Eggplant Josephine, Frito Misto, Fresh Salads, Seafood Paella, Filet Mignon, Pork-ShrimpGnocchi, Pan Seared Halibut, Diver Scallops, Pork Tenderloin, and Virginia’s Pistachio Cake! The Bella Bar features Champagne and Port Cocktails, Sangria, Beer, over twenty four 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. Reservations Strongly Encouraged. Dinner: Monday – Saturday 5 10pm | Closed Sunday. Bella On the River, 106 River Walk | 210-404-2355 | www.bellaontheriver.com. Show Us Your Badge – 2014 • Bella On the River, 106 River Walk, San Antonio, TX 78205 • Hours: Mon – Sat 5-10pm. Come early or come late for a FREE Chef’s Select Appetizer or FREE Sangria (or nonalcoholic beverage) with the purchase of a Dinner

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 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 • www.casa-rio.com

Charlie Wants a Burger Sports Bar Charlie Wants a Burger Sports Bar is a sports bar that’s unique to the River Walk. Dishing up homemade American food, we’re family-friendly and dogs are welcome on our outdoor patio. Handcrafted margaritas, draft beer and more. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Happy Hour 2 – 6 daily. 223 Losoya on the River Walk • 210-227-0864 www.charliewantsaburger.com Chart House at the Tower of the Americas With its carefully crafted menus, impeccable service, and a 360-degree revolving vista offering guests the most magnificent views of the Alamo City, the Chart House restaurant at Tower of the Americas is in a class by itself. Enjoy our award-winning menu featuring top of the catch seafood, succulent steaksand decadent desserts. 600 Hemisfair Park • (210) 223-3101 County Line Barbecue Serving up the biggest, leanest, most consistently delicious barbeque in San Antonio for over 30 years. On the scenic Riverwalk in the South Bank Complex (next to The Hard Rock), The County Line is a great place to enjoy an ice cold beer or a frosty margarita at the open-air bar. Inside the funky Texas roadhouse atmosphere and friendly service will make you feel like you’ve wandered out into the Texas Hill Country. Private Party Barges are also available. At the County Line they’ll tell you its barbeque so good you’ll want to “Get it all over ya’!” Hours: Open Daily 11am (210) 229-1941 • 111 West Crockett. Dick’s Last Resort This is the joint your mama warned you about. Dick’s serves up buckets of barbecued ribs, chicken, catfish, shrimp and crab legs. Platters include steaks, crabby cakes, salmon and even salads for the wimpy eater. Lunch includes sandwiches, salads and buckets of good food. The wait staff is irreverent by design, and the decor is local garage-sale stuff. Seventy-four

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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. 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. • 210-224-7625 www.hardrock.com

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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 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. Texas-sized steaks, chicken-fried steak, baked potatoes and onion rings served with your favorite Texas beer or wine. Daily specials. Private party room available. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. • Fri.-Sat. 11a.m.-11:30 p.m. (210) 2239374 • 237 Losoya

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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: 11am-12am • (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 well-known 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 at Las Canarias, continuing to delight regulars as well as new guests. 112 College Street • (210) 518-1000 San Antonio, TX 78205 • Fax: (210) 226-0389 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 Oven-Baked Pizzas piled high with grilled chicken and artichokes, or venture forth to Lemon Peppered Salmon or to our tempting Daily Specials. Choose from inside or terrace seating and enjoy views of the famed San Antonio River Walk. Enjoy a selection from one of the River’s most impressive

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Guide to San Antonio & the River Walk wine lists, perfectly paired to complement your meal. 111 W. Crocket #100 • San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 227-2782 • paesanosriverwalk.com Pico de Gallo Serving authentic Mexican fare popular with tourists and locals alike. Mariachi music on the patio, piano in the dining room. Hours: Mon-Thur: 7am-10pm • Fri-Sat: 7am- 2pm Sun: 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

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The Original Mexican Restaurant The Original Mexican Restaurant offers San Antonio style Tex-Mex specialties and beverages on a large patio with riverside seating, in a festive dining room or at a lively bar. OPEN 24/7 FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE! Breakfast available from 2 am to noon. Hours: 24-hour hospitality! (210) 224-9951 • 528 Riverwalk

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

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. Southweststyle 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- the-Border flavor, in portions so generous guests often gasp when their order arrives. Dine San Antonio style and start off with Rio’s signature margarita to lift your spirits. Try the Enchiladas Suizas, the Beef and Chicken Fajitas, or the Queso Flameado. If you want a little bit of everything, go for the Botana Grande, a sampling of several Rio Rio items. 421 E. Commerce • San Antonio, Texas

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. www.schilos.com Saltgrass Steak House For campfire style Texas fare, head to Saltgrass Steak House – the original Texas Steakhouse serving Certified Angus Beef® steaks. Entrées include Pat’s Ribeye, Maudeen’s Center Cut Filet, Gulf Coast Steak and Shrimp, Chicken Fried Steak and BBQ Baby Back Ribs. If you can,leave room for Saltgrass’ homemade Two-Fork Cheesecake. All breads, dressings, soups and desserts are made from scratch daily. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Spacious banquet room at Riverwalk location, seats 120 people. Great view, air conditioned, groups welcome! www. saltgrass.com Three Saltgrass locations to serve you: 502 Riverwalk, corner of N. Presa at Crockett 210-222-9092 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

The Jack Guenther Pavilion at the Briscoe Western Art Museum The story of the West comes alive on the iconic River Walk. Highlighting the Spanish and Mexican Colonial era, visitors can experience paintings, sculptures, artifacts and more that focus on the art, history and culture of the American West.

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San Antonio’s downtown area boasts more thirty art museums and galleries ranging from its internationally acclaimed Museum of Art to contemporary ArtPace and Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum with a variety of private galleries in between (listed on downtownsanantonio. org/artgalleries website). Visit some of the best...for FREE! San Antonio Museum of Art Opened in 1981 in the $7.2 million restored historic Lone Star Brewery building and continually expanding, SAMA is near the last stop of the Museum Reach Barge taxis which travel from the downtown Riverwalk to the Pearl complex stopping at all major restaurant/hotel locations along the way. SAMA galleries include Latin American, Asian, Egyptian, Roman, Greek, and Mexican folk art. With a 24-hour pass, you can take the barge trip over the locks to SAMA. Free on Tuesdays from 4 to 9pm. 200 West Jones. Information: 210.978.8136; www.samuseum.org artpace Located in the heart of downtown SA, Artpace was founded by the late Linda Pace, artist, collector and businesswoman who conceived it as a laboratory of dreams providing artists from around the world with an environment that encourages experimentation and growth. Housed in a former Hudson auto dealer 18,000 square foot building, the gallery sponsors an international Artist in Residence program and has continuously changing exhibits. Free. 445 North Main. Noon to 5pm Wednesday-Sunday. 210.212.4900; www.artpace.org SPACE Recently opened at the northeast corner of CHRISpark as a living memorial to Linda Pace’s late son, SPACE features some of the 500 contemporary works collected by the Linda Pace Foundation featuring Pace Gems through September with an Artist Talk by Teresita Fernandez at 2pm Saturday, September 6. A beautiful spot to relax and enjoy. Free. 111 Camp Street off South Alamo. Noon5pm Wednesday-Sunday. Southwest School of Art A nationally recognized leader in arts education, Southwest also organizes contemporary exhibitions and has a small history museum and a lunch cafe. Located on two adjacent former 1851 Ursuline School for Girls campuses, the ceramics and fibers studios and Young Artist Programs. are located at Augusta campus. Contemporary exhibition galleries, high tech classrooms and studios for photography, metals, printmaking, digital imaging, paper and book arts, drawing, painting and 3-D media are located at the 1201 Navarro Campus. September 11 is the opening reception for the Altering Space exhibit, running though November 9. Ursuline Campus, 300 Augusta open Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm. 1201 Navarro Campus Monday-Saturday 8:30am-5pm and Sunday 11am4pm. Free admissions. 210.224.1848; www.swschool.org 26 RIO Magazine

San Antonio Art League Museum The San Antonio Art League was organized in 1912 representing several art groups and finally opened a permanent gallery in the King William Historical District. Local and regional art is exhibited and Artist of the Year Seth Camm will be saluted during the month of September. 131 King William. Tuesday-Saturday 10am-3pm. Free. 210.223.1140; www.saalm.org Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum Local, national and international contemporary artists are featured in four on-site galleries. Sponsors the MOSAIC after school education program and developed Contemporary Art Month in San Antonio. 116 Blue Star (complex off of South Alamo). Free Thursdays after 4pm and all First Thursdays and Fridays. 210.227.6960; www. bluestarart.org Cultural Institute of Mexico Located in the original 1968 HemisFaiir Mexican exhibit building, the museum features Mexican art and cultural events highlighting Latino/US works and a Matisse exhibit in September. 600 Hemisfair Park. Free. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm. 210.227.0123 McNay Art Museum Located on a former 23 acre estate since 1954, McNay is on the outskirts of downtown SA, but worth the trip. Seven additions now include Medieval and Renaissance art, 19th through 20th century American and European paintings, one of the Southwest’s finest collections of prints and drawings, Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts, Jeanne and Irving Mathews Collections of art glass and art of New Mexico. Sculptures and water features are scattered throughout the landscaped campus. 6000 N. New Braunfels. Sunday noon-5pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-4pm; Thursday 10am-9pm. Free HEB Thursdays 4-9pm andAT&T First Sundays. 210.824,5368; www. mcnayart.org


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Downtown

Celebrating 40 Years of

Durty Nelly’s It’s time to clean your kilt, grab that Guinness glassware and get your Irish up for a celebration 40 years – and arguably 400 years – in the making. Durty Nelly’s, a fixture on the San Antonio River Walk beneath the Market Street Bridge for four decades, is planning fun and frivolity the week of September 8th to mark its 40th anniversary. The pub is a replica of the original Durty Nelly’s erected in 1620 as part of the Bunratty Castle in Limerick, Clare County. In memory of 9-11, Durty Nelly’s will donate 10 percent of proceeds from its 40th Anniversary Week to the 100 Club of San Antonio, a nonprofit that helps support dependents of firefighters and law enforcement killed in the line of duty. Durty Nelly’s is designed in the European style pub tradition with two fireplaces, slate floors and stone walls. Even the rules of the pub -- “only two to a stool, no talk of religion or politics and those drinking rum may stand by themselves, preferably near the window” – have been faithfully adopted from the centuries-old Irish tavern. And it wouldn’t be a day or night at Durty Nelly’s without the famed daily piano sing-a-longs, often featuring world-famous piano entertainers Joe Miraglilo and Donald McGaughey. “It’s always a party at Durty Nelly’s, but our Anniversary week promises to be something extra special,” says Brian Getman, director of sales and marketing at Hilton Palacio del Rio and cocoordinator of the 40th anniversary celebration. “We’re combining 28 RIO Magazine

everything we’ve celebrated over 40 years, revisiting the best of the past to create something new.” “We’re particularly excited that pub staff and patrons are able to honor our city’s brave police and firefighters during the 40th Anniversary Week.” Durty Nelly’s 40th Anniversary celebration, Sept. 8-14, will include 40th Anniversary Glassware, T-shirts, Irish beer tastings, a “kilt night” and complimentary name etchings on Guinness glassware. Check www.durtynellyspub.com for an updated calendar of events. Special lunch and dinner offerings (paired with a pint, naturally) pay homage to the pub’s history. Irish lamb stew, corned beef sliders and the famed Irish fries (topped with chopped corned beef, cabbage and cheddar ale sauce) are among the featured items. Satisfy that sweet tooth with Irish cream truffle fudge, Guinness cupcakes, and Irish cream chocolate cheesecake. Want to get some practice being Irish for next St. Patrick’s Day? Join the fun on Wednesday, Sept 10 for “St. Practice Day,” a chance to sample green beer and enjoy all the shell-’em-yourself peanuts you want. Police and firefighter appreciation night is set for Thursday, Sept. 11, with dueling bagpipers and members of the 100 Club of San Antonio in attendance. “Thank Goodness It’s Irish Friday” will get the celebration going into the weekend with a special happy hour, lunch and dinner specials and more. Additional events and giveaways are in the works. For more information about Durty Nelly’s and the 40th anniversary celebration, visit www.durtynellyspub.com.

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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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LOCATIONS LISTING RESTAURANTS 11 Big Apple Bagels

6 Paris Hatters 8 The Pearl

5 Denny’s

21 The Plaza Market Place

18 Francesco’s Gelato

32 Ripley’s Believe it or Not/

Louis Tussaud’s Wax Works

28 Houston Street Bistro

30 Ripley’s Haunted Adventure/

25 Juice Central

Tomb Rider 3D

4 La Margarita Mexican

9 RiverCenter Mall

Restaurant & Oyster Bar

3 Mi Tierra Cafe Y Panaderia

23 San Antonio General Store

20 Pat O’Brien’s

13 San Antonio Museum of Art

1 Ristorante Pico de Gallo

35 Tobin Center 10 Tower of the Americas/

26 Schilo’s

27 Texas De Brazil

Chart House Restaurant

18 Yasmin’s Boutique

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HOTELS 15 Crockett Hotel

29 Aztec Theatre 33 The Alamo

24 El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

39 Angelita’s

16 Gunter Hotel

22 The Amazing Mirror Maze

17 Menger Hotel

7 Buckhorn Saloon & Museum

12 Wyndham Garden River Walk

40 Debra Benditz Art Studios 31 Guiness World Records Museum

miscellaneous 34 CitySightseeing Double Decker Tour

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Ride the Rio

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Historia

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Rivercenter Mall (Commerce & Bowie)

Aztec Theatre @riosanantonio

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SAN ANTONIO’S

by: Leandra Hernandez

downtown Theaters A little more than meets the eye Where to go, what to do after you have your fill of food and frivolity downtown on the San Antonio Riverwalk? Well…book yourself a seat at one of our five unique specialty performing arts theaters for some fun entertainment, whether it be dance, music, plays, the opera or more…there is something for everyone of all ages to enjoy. San Antonio’s newest venture is the sparkling, newly-constructed Tobin Center For the Performing Arts. Located in the heart of the city on the Riverwalk leading up to the Museum Reach, what was once our famed Municipal Auditorium now lies this re-developed venue. The original façade of the Auditorium is well-preserved, but within it, a new development has been created, enabling performances of all kinds to thrive and be well-accustomed. The Tobin Center aims to be a versatile, world-class performing arts facility for San Antonio, the seventh largest city in the United States. Featuring a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose 1,759-seat performance hall, a 250-seat studio theater, an outdoor performance plaza connected to the River Walk and a permanent 30 FT video wall and water taxi portal, every detail has been made to accommodate visitors and residents alike. An amazing line-up awaits you this fall, so book your seats now for the upcoming season including the symphony, opera, ballet, concerts, comedy and more. Hot on Tobin’s heels, is The Aztec Theater. Located downtown at the corner of Commerce Street and St. Mary’s Street, this original movie theater built in 1926 has just had an injection of renovation and special funds making this venue now a multi-purpose entertainment facility, special events space, performing arts center, live 32 RIO Magazine

music venue, retail space and more. The 1600+ capacity theater is a notable example of the past. With its impressive exotic theme motif look and feel, it is reminiscent of the motion picture palaces of the 1920s. Vibrantly colored columns, furnishings, murals, sculptures and a two ton chandelier decorate the theater, many of which are authentic reproductions of Meso-American artifacts. Seating has also been removed on the theatre floor and replaced with a tiered riser system that allows the audience to get up close and personal with their favorite performers. Having also joined forces with the Live Entertainment-House of Blues division, the theater will be on the same booking route as Dallas and Houston. This endeavor makes The Aztec Theater, a happening spot for local, national and international acts. On weekend nights, the theater also offers a lounge area before and after concerts with a DJ spinning the latest tunes to get you dancing and enjoying a cocktail in one of their four bars. Delving into our rich Mexican-American past, culture and influences, The Alameda Theater, a city theater, once known as Museo Alameda has undergone renovations, restoration and expansion giving it recognition as a Latino performing arts and film center. This historic venue on Houston Street located in Market Square was originally founded as a Spanish language theater in 1949. In its heyday, The Alameda Theater screened films, hosted variedades, or variety shows, and performers including Mexican film star Pedro Infante, singer Agustín Lara and comedian Cantinflas. With the significant plan to restore the theater to its former

grace, new ideas for the theater entail telling the American Latino story through the eyes of its performers across all art forms. In addition, a newly-built fifty-one foot trap stage (double the size of its predecessor) and production house with all the trimmings including dressing rooms, a loading dock, storage facilities, bathrooms and a mezzanine gallery. Last but not least in San Antonio’s theatrical and architectural history are two highly recognized premier venues for Broadway productions, concerts, comedians and other live events – The Majestic and Charline McCombs Empire Theaters both located downtown and in close proximity. The Majestic Theatre, a city-owned theatre was built in 1929 and designed in a dramatic Spanish Mediterranean and baroque style by Josh Eberson. The theatre is comprised of 2,264 seats and is recognized as a National Historic Landmark and is currently home to the San Antonio Symphony and the Broadway Across America San Antonio Series along with a wide variety of concerts and performing arts attractions. Unique to the theatre is its vaulted ceiling which encompasses a “moving sky” that comes to life as stars twinkle and drifting clouds pass overhead. Legendary performers from the past such as Jack Benny, Mickey Rooney, and Bob Hope have performed on stage and within recent months, BB King, Tony Bennett, Loretta Lynn and many others have graced the stage. The theatre was renovated in 1989 with enhanced sound systems and acoustical enhancements allowing The Majestic to be restored in its former glory but with modern updates. Still a much revered theatre in San Antonio, it is still a major player in the performing arts world downtown. www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com


MORE TO EXPLORE:

On A Whole New Level. Imagine a place that towers overhead, even though it’s deep underground. A place filled with delicate formations of solid stone formed by single splashes of water. A place that’s eons old, but feels brand new every time you see it. From giant chambers that echo with mystery to passages with discovery around every bend, come see what makes Natural Bridge Caverns… Naturally AMAZING. See Coupon in the Back!

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The Charline McCombs Empire Theatre or more affectionately known as The Empire, also city-owned was built in 1913 on the site of the former Rische’s Opera house in downtown San Antonio. Designed in the style of a European palazzo, the theater first operated as a vaudeville house and a silent and motion talking picture theatre. Operating for approximately sixty-five years, it closed in the late seventies and was re-opened in the late nineties by a local foundation hoping to help renovate and help reclaim its former recognition and status due to a great flood in the twenties. The diverse theatre seats 865 people and has a flexible seating system allowing for theatre style seating, banquet and cabaret seating options. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Empire Theatre is home to a wide variety of performing arts such as intimate musical concerts, children’s theatre, comedy and private use for weddings, seminars, banquets and more. Gene Autry and Roy Rogers have graced the stage along with current acts of Don McLean, Shawn Colvin and David Crosby among others. All of our downtown theatres have a special meaning and significance to San Antonian’s for hosting local, national and international programs and bringing performances to life. Whether it be a blast from the past or a current fan favorite, San Antonio’s downtown theatres have a rich and embedded history deep in our culture and formation of our city and most importantly- downtown. Pick one or pick them all, you surely won’t be disappointed as each theatre has its own special attributes, uniqueness and style and strives to be the best spot for whatever performance you might enjoy. Go soon and go see for yourself as the show must (definitely) go on! www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com RIO Magazine 33


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FOOD & DRINK ////////////// CASUAL The Granary 602 Avenue A San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 228-0124 www.thegranarysa.com Barbeque

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

FAMILY

Houston Street Bistro 204 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 476-8600 houstonstreetbistro.com American

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

El Mirador 722 South St. Mary’s St San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 225-9444 elmiradorrestaurant.com Mexican

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

The Little Aussie Bakery & Café 3610 Avenue B San Antonion, TX 78209 (210) 826-7877 thelittleaussiebakery.com Bakery/Café

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

Pat O’Brien’s 121 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 220-1076 www.patobriens.com Cajun/New Orleans Luciano Ristorante 849 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-0500 lucianorestaurants.com Italian Sazo’s Latin Grill 101 Bowie St. San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 554-6180 www.sazoslatingrill.com Latin American Mi Tierra 218 Produce Row San Antonio TX 78207 (210) 225-1262 www, mitierracafe.com Mexican Pico de Gallo 111 S. Leona San Antonio, TX 78207 (210) 225-6060 www.picodegallo.com Mexican Hooters 849 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-9464 www.hooters.com Sports Bar Sushi Zushi 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

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 StyleHot 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 Azuca Nuevo Latino 713 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 225-5550 www.azuca.net Latin American 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

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LA VELADORA OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE Artist: Jesse Trevino. The ceramic mural includes a 3-dimensional votive candle, or veladora, with an eternal flame facing Guadalupe Street.  The flame is intended to serve as a neighborhood beacon 1315 Guadalupe St. 

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LIGHT CHANNELS Artist: Bill FitzGibbons. The artwork utilizes LED lighting systems to create slowly-changing color patterns onto surrounding columns and sidewalks. East Commerce and IH37 

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SPIRIT OF SACRIFICE (THE ALAMO CENOTAPH) Artist: Pompeo Coppini. Located in front of the Alamo, this memorial to fallen Alamo heroes includes a large figure with two smaller figures huddled below to represent the spirit of the heroes rising from the dead. 300 Alamo Plaza

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SAN ANTONIO DE PADUA Artist: Louis Rodriguez. Traditional figure of Saint Anthony holding a spray of lilies and a Bible, designed by the artist, who went to Italy to choose the marble and direct the sculpting of the figure by artisans in the village of Pietrasanta. 109 Main Plaza 

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A CAN FOR ALL SEASONS Artist: Alejandro Diaz. Seasonal planters in the upper level of the airport’s short-term parking garage- replicas of Mexican brandname canned goods. 9800 Airport Blvd.

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TROLLEY STATION TILES Artist: Ann Adams. Decorative mosaic tile work incorporated into trolley station columns; a spiral floor design also leads down to River level- 11 columns, 4 tiles per column, 44 total tiles S. Alamo Street Car Station

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CHIPS AND SALSA Artist: Paige Holland. Brightly colored cut steel cat and dog figures, approximately 14’ h x 20’ w, stand at the entrance to the city’s animal care facility.  4710 State Highway 151 

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NESSIE Artist: Elizabeth Carrington. Cut steel silhouette of the Loch Ness Monster. 7400 TX-151 - Tom Slick Park 

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ZARZAMORA Artist: Oscar Alvarado. Three sculptural mosaics placed along the sidewalks of Zarzamora Street. 3901-3999 S Zarzamora St 

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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 210-472-2272 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

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 Dos Carolinas 303 Pearl parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 224-7000 www.doscarolinas.com Custom Handmade Guayaberas Garcia Art Glass 715 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-1400 www.garciaartglass Hand Blown Glass

Texas Accent General Store 803 S. Zarzamora San Antonio, TX 78207 210-435-2446 General Merchandise

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

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

The Twig Book Shop 306 Pearl Parkway #106 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 826-6411 thetwig.indiebound.com Locally Owned Book Store

Gallery Vetro Creative Artglass 513 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-354-0001 www.galleryvetro.com Glass Art, Jewelry, Gifts Penners Downtown 311 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-2487 www.pennersinc.com Iconic Men’s Clothing Store

San Angel Folk Art 110 Blue Star San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 226-6688 www.sanangelfolkart.com Mexican Cultural Arts Tienda La Garza 110 Broadway, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2133 Mexican Folk Art, Books and Apparel

De Jeunes Jewelry 123 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 210-222-2427 Jewelry

Artist: Stephen Knapp The largest glass glaze ceramic murals in the world, these three pieces were produced in Shigaraki, Japan, one of the historic ceramic villages in Japan. 200 Market St. : Convention Center, Lila Cockrell Theater -River Level

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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 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 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

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

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A Piece of Germany on the River Walk By: Nancy Martinez

Starting from the patio tables that were brought in from Germany- approved Oktoberfest tables, Bier Garten is as authentically German as it gets. Terry Corless, CEO of Mad Dogs and Bier Garten, spent more than two years meticulously researching the German culture to bring a true representation of Deutschland to the banks of the San Antonio river.

“We all know that San Antonio has great Mexican food but the German culture is a large part of South Texas history,” said Corless. From their first immigration to Texas in the 1830s, the Germans have remained in small clusters in the south central part of Texas. In 1990, about three-million Texans considered themselves part German. Inspired by this strong German heritage, Corless wanted to break the mold of Tex-Mex bars and create an unforgettable experience. Following his dream, Corless and his team transformed an out-dated rock bar located on the breezy walkway that leads from The Alamo to the River Walk into Bier Garten. Primarily outdoors, Bier Garten offers a unique atmosphere providing not just great food and drink but also entertainment. Every night, large projector screens show 38 RIO Magazine

classic sing-along Karaoke and a caricaturist draws patrons in Lederhosen. During the day, patrons can cool of under the misters and enjoy some people watching on the busy walkway. This September, Bier Garten is producing a true Bavaria-style Oktoberfest fair complete with German bands, party games, and of course- Beer. Bier Garten is serious when it comes to beer. The bar serves over 17 craft beer including brews from the famous Hofbräu München brewery which was founded in 1589 by the Duke of Bavaria. Best of all, Bier Garten is the only bar on the river walk that offers souvenir steins to-go so you can enjoy your beer while strolling along the river walk. The food menu offers perfect snacks to enjoy with a cold beer. Keeping with the German theme, some items include: salted

pretzels (Texas-size), bratwurst sausages with sauerkraut and mustard, and Germanstyle French fries. With great food and drinks plus entertainment, Bier Garten is the perfect spot for fun-loving parties. Bachelor/ Bachelorette parties, birthday parties, and anyone who wants to have a good time will find what they are looking for at Bier Garten. As the Oktoberfest song says “Ein Prosit, ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit!“ - “A Toast, A Toast to Happy Days.“ *Oktoberfest festivities on September 19-21and 27-28. Featuring fun & games, live Bavaria Bands, stein holding contests, Alphorn blowing along with caricaturists, balloon benders and more.

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Got Talent Come to the Riverwalk for lunch or dinner, then linger to take in the engaging works of San Antonio’s local artists.

While the restaurants here are an appealing draw, there’s major talent to be found outside of its kitchens as well, if you’re looking. Chefs and mixologists along the Riverwalk are whipping up plates of traditional Tex-Mex and more modern cuisine, plus pushing boundaries with SEGUIN creative cocktails, and you can also find innovative visual art in many mediums as you stroll through this vibrant area. We’ve handpicked a few of the city’s bestloved local artists whose work is on display near the Riverwalk — and shouldn’t be missed. They work in a variety of formats in diverse styles, but in one way or another, all reflect the experience of being a Texan artist giving physical form to their own creative vision.

DEBRA BENDITZ Heavy on symbolism, many of Debra Benditz’s oil paintings represent feminine forms of beauty. She has a working studio in La Villita Historic Arts Village, where her work is always on display. “My oil paintings are a vibrant expression of the feminine,” she says. “I use radiant colors, often found in nature, to interpret eroticism, burgeoning growth, beauty, nature and the human form. I seek to create a visual feast with generous use of vivid colors.” In her professional life, Benditz zig-zagged between working as a culinary consultant, a CEO and an antique rose aficionado before she reinvented herself as a painter. She was

named by Glamour Magazine one of the top 10 working women in America in 1989 for launching a business that supplied pipe to the oil and gas industry. By the time she was 26, it was flourishing. She sold that business to follow her passion for travel. Other pursuits included culinary school and studies in interior design in Scotland, anatomy for artists in Budapest and art in Paris, Trier and Brussels. Benditz says she finds inspiration everywhere she looks. She also appreciates the boldness found among Texans, “especially the spunk and can-do attitude of the cowgirl spirit.” “I select, re-shape and research to create paintings that guide my viewer to the wisdom, strength and beauty of the eternal feminine found inside each one of us,” she says. “As a painter, I’m interested in what my subject matter reveals about my own journey but also what it stirs in the hearts of my audience.” Debra Benditz Art Studios La Villita Historic Arts Village 418 Villita St. 14b, 78205 (512) 588-2606 • debrabenditz.com

GINI GARCIA Garcia Art Glass is all about art in action. Visitors can stop by glass-blower/designer Gini Garcia’s studio to watch her and her

team of fellow glass-blowers make platters, vases, lighting fixtures, chandeliers and more. “Anything made of glass, we can make it,” says her mother, who manages the studio’s business. Garcia Art Glass was founded in 1998. After receiving her B.F.A. in industrial and environmental design, Garcia eventually opened a hot glass design and fabrication center that specializes in the creation of oneof-a-kind blown glass lighting and sculpture, RIO Magazine

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including tablescapes and art for the wall. These creations, made to client specifications, range from the functional to the whimsical. Visit her studio to watch the glass-blowing, or find Garcia’s art for sale on the river level of the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Glass Blowing Studio 715 South Alamo, 78205 (210) 354-4681

Gallery on the Riverwalk 123 Losoya St., 78205 (210) 223-1400 garciaartglass.com

CARLA VELIZ Carla Castañeda Bustamante de Veliz is a multitalented artist whose body of work includes painting, sculpture, performance and photography that explore ideas of belonging and identity. Known to push her limits, Veliz has pursued more abstract work, and her portfolio includes paintings incorporating a variety of materials, lighted works on Plexiglas and multimedia works with video components. Veliz’s creative output draws on her life experience and is informed by her duality as a Mexicana living in the United States. She was born in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, and began exhibiting her work at the age of 10. After winning her first artistic competition at 15, she enrolled at the Art Institute of Houston. In her work, Veliz often draws inspiration from struggle and hardship, both in world events and on our borders, and works these emotions into her pieces. While these themes may be dark, her work suggests optimism.

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Veliz’s art can be seen at NAO at the Pearl Brewery, Aldacos Stone Oak and Aldacos Dominion, Bite and Azuca. Through Aug. 31, her work is being featured in the Texas A&M University San Antonio Educational & Cultural Arts Center’s Contemporary Latino Art: El Corazón de San Antonio exhibit, which surveys the wealth of talent in San Antonio’s Latin@ arts community centering on the people, places and things closest to the heart. To visit Veliz’s art studio by appointment, call (210) 863-8264 or email carla@ carlaveliz.com. Texas A&M University San Antonio Educational & Cultural Arts Center 101 S. Santa Rosa Ave., 78207 • carlacontempo.com www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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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 restaurantgwendolyn.com American Arcade Midtown Kitchen 303 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 369-9664 www.arcademk.com American Two Brothers 12656 West Avenue San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 496-0222 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 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

Two Step 9840 Loop 1604 San Antonio, TX 78254 (210) 688-2686 twosteprestaurant.com Southwestern

Boiler House 312 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 354-4644 www.boilerhousesa.com American

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

Barn Door 8400 North New Braunfels San Antono, TX 78209 (210) 824-0166

Cappy’s 5011 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9669 cappysrestaurant.com American

Aldino at the Vineyard 1203 North Loop 1604 West San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 340-0000 www.aldinos.com Italian

Koi Kawa 4051 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 805-8111 Sushi

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 com Italian Fujiya 9030 Wurzbach Road San Antonio, TX 78240 (210) 615-7553 fujiyajapanesegarden.com Japanese 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 Taco Haven 1032 South Presa San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 533-2171 www.tacohaven.info Mexican 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

thebarndoorestaurant.com Steakhouse

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

family DeWese’s Tip Top CAFE 2814 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78201 (210) 732-0191 www.tiptopcafe.com American Magnolia Pancake Haus606 Embassy Oaks #100 San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 496-0828 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

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 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 siloelevatedcuisine.com American Silo 1133 Austin Highway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-8686 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 NW Military Hwy, Suite 2101 San Antono, TX 78231 (210) 493-3031 www.myronsprime.com Steakhouse Perry’s 15900 La Cantera Pkwy #2200 San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 558-6161 www.perryssteakhouse.com Steakhouse

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

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San Antonio

The

Saga by: Leandra Hernandez

If you haven’t seen San Antonio’s newest art and historical installation in Main Plaza yet, then you must certainly be missing a beat. Situated in our historic Main Plaza and projected onto the magnificent façade of San Fernando Cathedral, this twentyfour minute video art installation amazes and intrigues with its captivating images, accompanying music and narration of the historical discovery, settlement and development of San Antonio.

This 7,000 square foot projection created by renowned French painter and video artist, Xavier de Richemont is his first outdoor video art installation in the United States. His public installations can be seen in France, Germany, Spain, Morocco, Mexico, Canada and now in our very own Alamo City of San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio, being the seventh largest city in the nation is a pivotal location in the story and identity of the United States and North America. San Fernando 44 RIO Magazine

destination, Main Plaza,” noted Jane Pauley-Flores, Executive Director of Main Plaza Conservancy.

Cathedral, originally built between 1738 and 1755 is the oldest operating cathedral sanctuary in North America. Main Plaza is one of only four colonial plazas left in the United States, and the only one with a cathedral, therefore befitting of such a unique art installation. Stated Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, “We gladly bless this effort and give our overwhelming support to San Antonio|The Saga video art installation.”

Opening events are free and open to the public. Schedule of Video Art show times to run for the next ten years weatherpermitting: Tuesday 9pm, 9:30pm, 10pm, Friday 9pm, 9:30pm, 10pm, Saturday 9pm, 9:30pm, 10pm, Sunday 9pm, 9:30pm, 10pm.

For the next ten years, this breathtaking artistic representation will become a recurring event on Main Plaza that visitors and residents alike can experience.

“San Antonio|The Saga” is presented by Main Plaza Conservancy with the generous support of public and private institutions, individuals and the City of San Antonio. For more information, visit www. mainplaza.org To learn more about San Antonio’s historic and artistic offerings, explore www.visitsanantonio.com

So, there is time left to see it if you haven’t yet made the journey to view this amazing showcase. “San Antonio|The Saga,” is going to command attention and welcome the world to visit and experience a historic San Antonio

Where: Main Plaza, home of San Fernando Cathedral, 115 N. Main Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78205

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SHOPPING ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Alley on Bitters 42555 West Bitters Road San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 585-3550 www.alleyonbitters.com Unique collection of shops and artists Lucchese Boot Company 255 East Basse Road #800 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9419 www.lucchese.com Custom Boots and Western wear JR Mooney Galleries of Fine Art 305 South Main #400 Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 816-5106 www.jrmooneygalleries.com Fine Art Gallery Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art 6496 North New Braunfels San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-6491 greenhousegallery.com Fine Art Gallery

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

The Vineyard 1207 North Loop 1604 W San Antonio, TX 78258 (210) 408-7200 thevineyardshopping center.com Shopping Center

Shops of La Cantera 15900 La Cantera Parkway San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 582-6255 theshopsatlacantera.com Shopping Mall

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

Alamo Quarry Market 255 East Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-8885 www.quarrymarket.com Shopping Center

North Star Mall 7400 San Pedro San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 340-6627 www.northstarmall.com Shopping MalL

Kathleen Sommers 2417 North Main San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 732-8437 kathleensommers.com Local Fashions & Jewelry

Huebner Oaks 11745 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78230 (210) 867-1846 shophuebneroaks.com Shopping Center

Fiesta on Main 2025 North Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 738-1188 www.alamofiesta.com Mexican cultural gifts, pinatas

The Collection 7959 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 826-3130 thecollectionsanantonio.com Shopping Center

Sloan Hall 5922 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-7738 www.sloanhall.com Unique Gifts, Accessories & Jewelry

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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

missions

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

Mission Concepcion 807 Mission San Antion, TX 78210 9am-5pm Daily (210) 534-1540 www.nps.gov/saan

SeaWorld of San Antonio 10500 Seaworld Drive San Antonio, TX 78251 (800) 700-7786 www.seaworld.com

Mission San Jose 6701 San Jose Drive San Antonio, TX 78214 9am-5pm Daily www.nps.gov/saan

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 Espada 10040 Espada Road San Antonio, TX 78214 9am-5pm Daily www.nps.gov/saan Mission San Juan 9101 Graf Road San Antonio, TX 78214 9am-5pm Daily www.nps.gov/saan

ZOO San Antonio Zoo 3903 N. St. Mary’s St San Antion, TX 78212

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

San Antonio

EVENTS /////////////////////////////// live theater 9/4-7, Thu-Sat @ 8pm Sun @ 3pm Arms and the Man The Classic Theatre San Antonio 9/4-20, Thu @ 7:30pm Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 2:30pm (no shows on Friday) One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Sheldon Vexler Theatre @ Barshop Jewish Community Center 9/5-14, Fri-Sat @ 7:30pm Sun @ 3pm Smokey Joe’s Café Woodlawn Theatre

9/17-21, Wed-Thu & Sun @ 8pm Fri-Sat @ 8pm & 10pm Willie Barcena Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 9/26-28, Fri-Sat @ 8pm & 10pm Sun @ 8pm Bruce Bruce Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

miscellaneous 9/10, Wed / 3:30pm-8:30pm Good Taste with Tanji Girls Night Out The Club at Sonterra

9/25-28, Thu-Sat @ 7:30pm Sun @ 3pm 10/2-5, Thu-Sun @ 7:30pm Unbroken Circle Woodlawn Theatre

comedy 9/12-14, Fri-Sat @ 8pm & 10pm Sun @ 8pm Bryan Callen Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

9am-5pm 365 days a year

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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.

SURROUNDING AREAS MARBLEFALLS FALLS MARBLE

FEDERICKSBURG FEDERICKSBURG

JOHNSON CITY CITY JOHNSON

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KERRVILLE KERRVILLE

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Art Walks and Leagues Worth the Trip By Mauri Elbel

It’s no secret that San Antonio is home to a thriving arts scene. Galleries and museums abound in this city, and an abundance of local, regional and international art can be found just beyond its parameters. One of the most fun and festive ways to soak in the creativity flourishing in this area is by attending a nearby art walk or event. We’ve rounded up five conveniently-located art walks and leagues worthy of a visit. First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg Upcoming dates: 9/5, 10/3, 11/7 and 12/5 www.ffawf.com If you have been wanting to take a trip to Fredericksburg, you now have 15 more reasons. First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg, taking place on the first Friday of each month, provides an opportunity to view diverse works showcased by 15 participating art galleries while enjoying wine from local award-winning Hill Country wineries Becker Vineyards, Grape Creek Vineyards and Torre De Pietra. First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg begins at 10 a.m. and galleries extend their hours until 8 p.m., allowing ample time to visit each one. “Fredericksburg is quickly becoming one of the top art destinations in the country,” says Jill Holland, First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg liaison. “We are now home to 15 fine art galleries and many more destinations that www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

are selling and promoting the arts.” Loved by locals and visitors alike, the event provides participants the opportunity to wander through the Historic Shopping District from gallery to gallery, tasting local wines along the way while perusing a fabulous lineup of locally and nationally acclaimed art. Demos, art talks, meet-and-greet sessions with the artists, opening receptions and more take place throughout various art walks––visit the website for a schedule posted the week of each event.

Second Saturday in Boerne Upcoming dates: 9/13, 10/11, 11/8, 12/13 www.secondsaturdayartandwine.com Boerne, sitting just 30 miles northwest of downtown San Antonio, brims with art––and one of the best times to explore this charming German town nestled in the Hill Country is

during the second Saturday of each month. Second Saturday in Boerne has been dubbed the “Best Art Walk in Texas,” but come check out the art and wine event to be the judge yourself. An amalgam of local, regional and national art wrapped up into a free public event, Second Saturday in Boerne takes place on the second Saturday of each month from 4 to 8 p.m., beckoning art lovers with with a diverse array of works, complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. “This is a wonderful opportunity for people to come out and see all the art Boerne has to offer,” says Amy Niederhauser, co-owner of COSAS, one of the four participating art galleries along with Carriage House Gallery, J.R. Mooney Galleries and Texas Treasures Fine Art. Each of the four galleries offers a distinctively different experience, displaying award-winning art RIO Magazine

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by local and national artists. During Second Saturdays, participants can visit each gallery on foot or snag a free ride on the locally-owned “Shabby Bus,” a remodeled shuttle bus outfitted with Moroccan lanterns and a funky tin roof.The art and wine walk has been going on for eight years, often drawing more than 300 visitors to the galleries. “We get a lot of people from all over the Hill Country––from Austin, the Valley, San Antonio, and those vacationing here looking for something to do,” says Niederhauser. “It is just something fun to do–– it’s a lively, very social way to enjoy art.”

Pleasanton Second Saturday Art Walk Upcoming dates: 10/11, 11/8, 12/13 discoverpleasantontx.com/art-walk-gallery Conveniently located on U.S. Highway 281 just 30 miles south of San Antonio, downtown Pleasanton transforms into an artsy hot spot on the second Saturday of each month. The monthly art walk began in August 2012 as a way to promote the arts in this town, says Ann Salas, founder of Pleasanton’s Second Saturday Art Walk and owner of Art on Main. “I wanted to bring art and culture to Pleasanton––there was nothing like this out here before.” Participants can expect a local or visiting artist each month at the family-friendly event as well as various vendors, boutique sales, kids activities and themed contests. While the event won’t take place in August or September due to the hot weather, folks seeking a fun-filled art experience should head out for October and November’s second Saturday events from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on December from 3 to 6 p.m. for “Ice Fights” which will position two ice-carving artists against each other in competition to create the most amazing ice sculpture.

New Braunfels Art League

www.newbraunfelsartleague.org The New Braunfels Art League, located in the historic Plumeyer Building at 239 W. San Antonio St., is a gallery of Texas Hill Country artists featuring fine art in various mediums that offers art classes and workshops to the public. The building houses three galleries, classrooms and artist studios in more than 8,000 square feet of space. The New Braunfels Art League offers year-round art classes for children and adults, workshops and free demonstrations every month––all of which are open to the public. “We feel that New Braunfels’ location between San Antonio and Austin provides the unique and wonderful opportunity to bring art lovers from both these large cities to the gallery, as well as easy access to any national visitors,” says Barbara Blaschke, president. “In 2013 we had visitors from all over Texas, 47 other states and 21 foreign countries.” Free art demonstrations occur at 2 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month––check the website for more information before each event.

San Antonio Art League

www.saalm.org The San Antonio Art League, organized on March 13, 1912, is the oldest art league in San Antonio with a mission of maintaining an art museum in order to preserve and exhibit its collection of local and regional art and to promote art by means of exhibitions, lectures and other related activities. Located inside the building that was originally a carriage house constructed in 1897 in the King William Historical Area and Art Center in San Antonio, the museum is open to visitors from Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Given its convenient location and impressive collection––since 1912, the Art League Museum has acquired works by Texas artists––it’s definitely worth a visit. “SAAL&M is an all-volunteer organization and has over 400 art pieces in its permanent collection,” says Clarence Fey, executive director. “There is no entrance fee but we will accept free-will donations.” In addition to paintings and water-colors, the collection comprises graphic art, photography, ceramics, sculpture, drawings, silverware, furniture, fabric and wall hangings. Although the focus of the collection is Texas art, fine works by non-Texas artists can also be found.

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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 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 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 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

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 Francesca’s at Sunset 16641 La Cantera Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 558-6500 resortlacantera.com Southwestern Navajo Grill 803 East Main Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-8289 www.navajogrill.com Southwestern Grey Moss Inn 19010 Scenic Loop Rd. Grey Forest, TX 78023 (210) 695-8301 grey-moss-inn.com Steak Bob’s Steak & Chop House 5815 Rim Pass Dr. San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 222-2627 bobs-steakandchop.com Steak Myron’s Prime Steakhouse 136 North Castell New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 624-1024 myronsprime.com Southwestern

La Hacienda de los Barrios 18747 Redland Road San Antonio, TX 78259 (210) 497-8000 www.lhdlb.com Mexican

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

Bass Pro Shops 17907 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 253-8800 www.basspro.com Outdoor Hunting & Fishing

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

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

The Shops at La Cantera 15900 La Cantera Parkway San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 582-6255 theshopsatlacantera.com Outdoor Shopping Mall

Ranch at the Rim 18007 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 319-3001 www.ranchattherim.com Fine western wear

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

Tanger Outlets 4015 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-7446 www.tangeroutlets.com/ sanmarcos Outlet Mall

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

Busseys Flea Market 18738 IH 35 North Schertz, TX 78154 (830) 609-0800 www.busseysfm.com Flea Market

San Marcos Prime Outlets 3939 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2200 www.premiumoulets.com Outlet Mall Cosas 1109 South Main Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-1500 cosasonline.com Cultural Art and Collectibles JR Mooney Galleries of Fine Art 8032 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-8214 jrmooneygalleries.com Fine Art Gallery

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

Main Street Boerne Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (800) 322-3868 mainstreetinboerne.com Texas Antiques, Art, Restaurants

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

Fredericksburg 302 East Austin Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-6523 visitfredericksburgtx.com Texas Antiques, Art, Restaurants

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

New Braunfels Art League 239 W. San Antonio Street New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 629-8022 newbraunfelsartleague.org Texas Fine Art & Jewelry

The Forum at Olympia Parkway 8320 Agora Parkway San Antonio, TX 78154 (210) 566-7604 shoptheforumsa.com Local Fashions & Jewelry The Twig Book Shop 306 Pearl Parkway #106 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 826-6411 thetwig.indiebound.com Shopping Center The Rim 17503 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78230 (210) 641-1777 www.therimsa.com Shopping Center

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

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

caverns 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 Morganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

The Palmer Course 16641 La Cantera Parkway San Antonio, TX 78255 (210) 558-2365 lacanteragolfclub.com

hiking Cibolo Nature Center 140 City Park Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-4616 8am-Dusk www.cibolo.org Enchanted Rock 16710 Ranch Road 965 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 685-3636 8am-10pm Daily Government Canyon 12861 Galm Road San Antonio, TX 78254 (210) 688-9055 F-M 7am-10pm Guadalupe River State Park 3350 Park Road 31 Spring Branch, TX 7 8070 (830) 438-2656 8am-10pm Daily

dance halls John T. Floores Country Store 14492 Old Bandera Road Helotes, TX 78023 (210) 695-8827 liveatfloores.com Gruene Hall 1281 Gruene Road New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 606-1281 www.gruenehall.com

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

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

museum

Cedar Creek Golf Course 8250 Vista Colina San Antonio, TX 78255 (210) 695-5050 alamocitygolftrail.com

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

Tapatio Springs Resort & Golf Couse 1 Resort Way Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-4197 tapatio.com/golf

National Museum of the Pacific War 340 East Main Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-8600 9am-5pm Daily pacificwarmuseum.org

Canyon Springs 24400 Canyon Golf Road San Antonio, TX 78260 (210) 558-2365 lacanteragolfclub.com TPC Golf Course 23808 Resort Parkway San Antonio, TX 78261 (210) 558-2365 www.tpc.com/ tpc-san-antonio

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Agricultural Heritage Museum 102 City Park Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-5509 10am-4pm Sat agmuseum.us

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

OLIVE OIL FARMS Bella Vista Ranch 3101 Mount Sharp Road Wimberley, TX 78676 (512) 847-6514 www.texasoliveoil.com Sandy Oak Olive Orchard 25195 Mathis Road Elmendorf, TX 78112 (210) 621-0044 9am-4pm Tu-Sat sandyoaks.com

SHOPPING

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

WILDFLOWER FARM 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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$1.00 OFF any flavor Gelato Cone

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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 09/14/14

Now serving breakfast every Saturday 9am to 11am

$1.00 OFF PER PERSON UP TO 10 PEOPLE

521 River Walk (210)223-2939 | cafeole.us

Buy 1 Breakfast Entree Get 1 FREE

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

Limit 10 guests per coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 09/31/14. RIO MAG

*limit one coupon per table

FREE CHIPS & QUESO

Crockett at Navarro (210) 293-7482 |www.pizzaritas.com

4

Two big slices!

$

98

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

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 09/31/14

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SAVE UP TO

$

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

210-651-6101 •naturalbridgecaverns.com Not Valid With Any Other Discount or Program. Expires 09/31/14. 10124

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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

$

3

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

OFF

RIPLEYS.COM/SANANTONIO

PRESENT THIS AD AND RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY HARD ROCK SOUVENIR WITH $20 PURCHASE

Not valid with any other offer. Good up to six people. Expires 09/31/14 • ©RIPLEY ENTERTAINMENT INC. - RIO MAG

Valid only at San Antonio Location. Not valid with other offers. One person per visit.Expires 09/31/14.

ADULT OR CHILD TICKET 301 Alamo Plaza •210-224-9299

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

save up to

$

10% OFF regular priced entrée.* FREE Guacamole & Chip Appetizer per table with purchase of entrée.**

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily. Texas-Sized Mexican Food.

*Limit 2 customers per coupon. Does not include daily specials, appetizers, happy hour, buffet, alcohol or desserts. **One complimentary order of Guacamole and Chips per table. Valid with 10% off regular priced entrée offer.

NAKED IGUANA Complimentary Chile con Queso* appetizer per table 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. Happy Hour limited to inside Naked Iguana Tequila Lounge located on River level.

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 09/31/14.

2

$

OFF TOWER TICKET

701 Bowie, San Antonio, TX 78205

210.223.310

Toweroftheamericas.com Ticket includes unlimited access to Observation Deck, Flags over Texas & 4-D Theater Ride. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Limit one $2.00 off coupon per person. No cash Value. Expires 09/31/14.

$

2

FREE DESSERT

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

OFF

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

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

FREE APPETIZER

With purchase of an entrée 200 River Walk Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-9835 • ironcactus.com Max value $7.99, not valid with any other offer, one per table, not valid during happy hour. Expires 09/31/14.

Come visit us at thesanantonioriverwalk.com www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW! SanAntonioBeerFestival.com

NEW VENUE! NEW HOURS! NEW BREWS!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18TH 1:30 - 6:30 PM • MAVERICK PARK EARLY ADMISSION VIP: NOON GENERAL ADMISSION: 1:30PM #SABEERFEST

PRESENTED BY

BENEFITING

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More than 100 shops, restaurants; including Macy’s IMAX and AMC theaters; plus Rivercenter Comedy Club, Fogo de Chao, Maria Mia’s Mexican Bistro, Shasa, Skechers, Zumiez, Journey’s Kidz and U.S. Polo Association.

ShopRivercenter.com • 210.225.0000

Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook *Some restrictions may apply. Coupons may not be combined with other offers. One coupon per person. Please see store for details. All coupons expire on - September 30, 2014.

Select Products Only

for all military

Buy One, Get TWO FREE

Buy a combo and get 10% Off.

Expires 9/30/14

Expires 9/30/14

Expires 9/30/14

10% Off

20% Off* Any Jewelry Purchase

20% Off* Products and Services Mon.–Thurs.

Purchase any two item plate and get a regular drink

FREE.

$10 Off*

25% Off*

*One coupon per person, not valid with other offers, or clearance items. Expires 9/30/14

Expires 9/30/14

A purchase of $50 or more.

$25 Off*

any purchase of $100 or more.

Not valid with any other coupons or offers. One coupon per transaction

Any Cellular Accessory

Side Wok Cafe FREE*

eggroll with the purchase of combo 2

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RIO Magazine September 2014 The Official Magazine of the River Walk San Antonio, Texas

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