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Tour San Antonio like a Local!

The Official Magazine of the River Walk

This Issue music of the river walk

Featuring the Ford Mariachi Festival

foods of fiesta

San Antonio’s diverse and delicious treats

the mission trail

San Antonio’s Heritage

best bakeries in texas A doughy delight

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Pan Dulce Traditional Mexican sweet pastries, which have wide appeal amongst all ethnic groups in South Texas. They are usually eaten at breakfast or late supper accompanied by coffee or hot chocolate.

craveable sweets from the oldest bakery in Texas.

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


2014 Paseo Del Rio Association Board of Directors President Justin Holley, ABH Hospitality President Elect Tammy Peacock-Werline, Hard Rock Café Vice Presidents John Carbajal, Paesanos Restaurant Group Terry Corless, Mad Dogs Andy Hearon, El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel Cece Smith, SmithPrint Secretary/Treasurer Teresa Johnson, Broadway Bank Immediate Past President Martin Williams, Catto & Catto Insurance Chair, Operation Committee Andreas Esparza, Boudro’s Restaurant Executive Director Nancy D. Hunt, Paseo Del Rio Association Ex-Officio Ben Brewer, Downtown Alliance Jim Mery, Downtown Operations Board of Directors John Beauchamp, Hixon Properties Bob Buchanan,The Original Mexican Restaurant Mae Escobar, aMaezing Marketing Group Ben Garcia, Silver Eagle Distributors Nancy Kilpo, Grand Hyatt Joan Korte, Downtown Residence Association Tom Lawrence, Don’s & Ben’s & Gabriel Liquor Christy Massie, Pepsi Bottling Group Joe Melton, Embassy Suites Andres Munoz, San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau Pierre Olivier, Casa Rio Restaurant Laurence Seiterle, Zurich Properties Beth Ticku-Smith, Hotel Valencia Mike Teran, Swig Martini Bar

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The Official Magazine of the River Walk

Publisher Louis Doucette Louis@travelingblender.com

Fiesta Time! Warmer weather is upon us, and as the seasons change so does the vibe in San Antonio, especially downtown and on the River Walk. April is a fun month for the city. Locals get their homes ready for Fiesta with decorated wreaths, they purchase dozens of Cascarones (festive, hollowed-out chicken eggs filled with confetti) and they gear up in their fiesta fashion attire, usually fun Mexican-inspired shirts or dresses, or bright clothes in the hues ranging from yellows to pinks. But you do not have to be a local to partake in the fun that we call Fiesta! From April 10–27, locals and tourists can revel in fiesta events, including art shows, Taste of New Orleans and Oyster Bake, and also including fan favorites such as the Texas Cavalier River Parade, NIOSA, Fiesta Flambeau Parade and The Mariachi Festival. These events will surely appease you in taste, sound and sight. The Mariachi Festival is produced by the Paseo del Rio Association, a nonprofit that promotes the River Walk. No matter where you are on the River Walk you will be able to hear the trumpets and guitars from the local and Texas-wide Mariachi groups. Fiesta is not Fiesta without Mariachis! Fiesta is a part of San Antonio history and what also makes San Antonio fascinating are the missions, like the wellknown Alamo. Although The Alamo may be the most well known mission, do not miss out on the others. My personal favorite is Mission San Jose, the largest mission. Many of the missions serve as present day churches. After checking out all of the beautiful missions, take a stroll on the River Walk for a meal, a drink and listen to Mariachis. Whatever your decide to do, I hope you enjoy and explore the beauty that San Antonio, the River Walk and the surrounding areas have to offer.

Margaux Gonzalez Huckabay Managing Editor of RIO Magazine

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

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

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The San Antonio River Walk is the heart of the city of San Antonio. Included in this section of the magazine are businesses, restaurants and shops located along the River Walk, the top tourist destination in Texas, and its picturesque walkways. All of these locations are accessible from the River Walk.

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This April, visitors to San Antonio can experience music that reflects the city’s unique traditions — from mariachi music to a parade that dates back to 1941. And it’s all here at the Riverwalk!

a.m. outdoors, sending music floating down the Riverwalk. The service is open to the public — and just wide open, period. With no sanctuary walls, the joyous Easter celebration in an open-air theater is no typical Sunday service.

The 10-day celebration that started with a “Battle of Flowers Parade” in 1891 and is now known as Fiesta has a rich history in San Antonio. It began as a way to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto and has since expanded to become a celebration of the city’s cultures. One of the most anticipated musical events of Fiesta is the Mariachi Festival, when mariachi bands made up of local middle school and high school students play their trumpets, violins, requintos and guitarrones on floating barges along the Riverwalk.

This year’s sunrise service is scheduled for 7 a.m. Sunday, April 20. For more information, call (210) 223-2611.

The mariachi performances are free to the public and take place twice each night — 7-8 p.m. and 8:30-9:30 p.m. — on April 22-25. As the colorfully decorated barges make a lap carrying the teenage musicians — plus professional groups — they create a festive atmosphere for walker and diners who can watch and listen from the patios of any Riverwalk restaurant or Rivercenter Mall. Presented by the Paseo del Rio Association, this is the 44th year for the Fiesta Mariachi Festival — one of the country’s oldest mariachi festivals — to bring its high-energy, crowd-pleasing songs to the Riverwalk. For more information on this free event, call (210) 227-4262 or visit TheSanAntonioRiverwalk.com. Music and singing are integral parts of two springtime holiday services: Fiesta Nueva at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Palm Sunday and the Easter Sunday Sunrise Worship Service at the Arneson River Theatre. The Palm Sunday event — April 13 this year — is kicked off with a mariachi worship service at 10:45 a.m. Free festivities including more music, food and activities for kids last until 4 p.m. at 502 E. Nueva St., across from La Villita area and within walking distance of the Alamo and the Riverwalk. The Arneson is an outdoor stage with a river cutting through between the audience and the stage — which also gives access to riverboat passengers. Since 1959, the Easter Sunday Sunrise Worship Service has been held bright and early at 7

The following day, the Riverwalk plays host to another kind of celebration: The Texas Cavaliers River Parade. The signature event of the annual Fiesta week, the parade is a one-of-a-kind celebration of San Antonio and its people, and the tradition started in 1941 with the Texas Cavaliers — a social-club-turnedcharitable-organization made up of more than 500 business, civic and community leaders “who promote and preserve the bravery and independence for which the heroes of the Alamo died.” Inspired by flower-bedecked boats and barges in the “floating gardens” of Mexico City, group members brought the festive river parade to San Antonio. Spectators enjoy the sights as well as the sounds of musical styles from traditional mariachi to pop as music of all types fills the air. All 50 of the parade barges are encouraged to include live music, and some of the most notable are military bands. The Navy band out of New Orleans known as the Crescent City Krewe will be performing on the United States Military Sea Services barge, and the 323d Army Band “Fort Sam’s Own” brass band will entertain parade-goers as well. Over 70-plus years of parading, the Texas Cavaliers have perfected their party-throwing, and San Antonio residents know it, which is why they flock by the thousands. Only 18,000 reserved tickets are available — which might sound like a large number, but for a parade this big you’ll want to get your tickets today. Tickets are available at TexasCavaliers. org or by calling (210) 22-RIVER. Check out the seating chart online and pick a spot you like! All the money raised supports local children’s charities. Find additional seating via local newspapers or use the parade seat locater on the Fiesta San Antonio website: Fiesta-SA.org. The 2014 Texas Cavaliers River Parade is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 21 at the Arneson River Theatre.

The 10-day celebration that started with a “Battle of Flowers Parade” in 1891 and is now known as Fiesta has a rich history in San Antonio.

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FOOD & DRINK ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// CASUAL Boudro’s Texas Bistro 421 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-8484 www.boudros.com American Dick’s Last Resort 406 Navarro San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-0026 www.dickslastresort.com American The Republic of Texas 429 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-6256 www.therepublicoftexas restaurant.com American The River’s Edge Café & Patio Bar 200 S. Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 270-0786 www.riversedgecafesa.com American Paesanos 111 W. Crockett #100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 227-2782 www.paesanosriverwalk.com Italian

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Iron Cactus 200 River Walk San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-9835 www.ironcactus.com Tex-Mex

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

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

FAMILY Hard Rock Café 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-7625 www.hardrock.com American Lone Star Café 237 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-9374 www.lonestarcafe.us American RAINFOREST CAFé 110 E. Crockett San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 277-6300 www.rainforestcafe.com American County Line Barbeque 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 229-1941 www.countyline.com BBQ Charlie Wants a Burger 223 Losoya San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-0864 www.charliewantsaburger.com Burgers

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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 www.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

Ruth’s Chris 600 E. Market San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-8847 www.ruthschrissa.com Steakhouse

Zocca 420 W. Market San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 444-6070 www.zoccariverwalk.com Italian Bella on the River 106 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 404-2355 www.bellaontheriver.com Mediterranean/Southern European Ostra 212 W. Crockett San Antonio TX 78205 (866) 605-1212 www.mokarahotels.com Seafood Little Rhein Steakhouse 231 S. Alamo San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 225-2111 www.littlerheinsteak house.com Steakhouse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lone Star Mercantile La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-8893 www.lavillita.com General Merchandise Primarily Purple Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 General Merchandise The Body Shop Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-5446 www.thebodyshop-usa.com Gift for Body


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

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

Express Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-5212 www.express.com Clothing

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

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

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

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

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

Journeys Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level

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

Victoria’s Secret Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level

Originals Jewelry, Beads & Gifts La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-7625 www.lavillita.com Jewelry & Beads

Shoe Palace Rivercenter Mall - Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-527-9700 Shoes

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

210-224-6898 www.journeys.com Shoes

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

Pearl Brewery 250 E Grayson San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-7260 www.atpearl.com Unique Local Shops & Restaurants Gamestop Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-4412 www.gamestop.com Video Ganmes & Equipment

San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-7072 www.victoriassecret.com Womens Lingerie 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

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SHOPPING ///////////////////////////////////////// Equinox La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com

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Mustang Grey’s La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-221-1894 www.lavillita.com Papaya Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-2100 www.papaya.com Shasha Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-4772 www.shasha.com

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!

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

Zumiez Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-228-9373 www.zumiez.com La Villita 418 Villita Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Collection of Unique Local Shops Five & Dime General Store 512 Riverwalk San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-4825 www.fiveanddimegs.com General Merchandise Cowboys Alamo City Harley Davidson 111 West Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-4461 www.cowboysalamocityharley. com/boutique Motorcycles

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

TOURS

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Wandering Cowboy Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-3434

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

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

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223 Losoya Street | (210) 227-0864

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Music April 4, 7:00pm Echale! Latino Music Estyles Pearl Park Amphitheater Part 2 of the popular San Antonio Latin music series. An outdoor concert right on the River Walk at the historic Pearl Brewery. Free to the public. 303 Pearl Pkwy San Antonio 78215 (210) www.atpearl.com

April 7, 7:00-9:00pm 22nd Anniversary of Jazz Meets Classical San Antonio Museum of Art A special collaboration between jazz and classical musicians in San Antonio-produced by Musical Offerings. The compositions showcase the work of local composers and arrangers. 200 W Jones Avenue San Antonio 78215 (210) 978-8199 samuseum.org


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4/13, Sun @ 7pm Los Lobos & Robert Cray Aztec Theatre 4/18, Fri @ 7pm Buckcherry Aztec Theatre 4/30, Wed @ 7pm Drive-By Truckers with Special Guest JD McPherson Aztec Theatre

comedy 4/2-6, Wed-Thu & Sun @ 8:30pm Fri-Sat @ 8:30pm & 10:30pm Carole Montgomery Rivercenter Comedy Club 4/9-13, Wed-Thu & Sun @ 8:30pm Fri-Sat @ 8:30pm & 10:30pm Sheng Wang Rivercenter Comedy Club 4/23-27, Wed-Thu & Sun @ 8:30pm; Fri-Sat @ 8:30pm & 10:30pm Comedia-A-Go-Go “A Night in Pinche San Antonio” Rivercenter Comedy Club Paul Bond 4/30-5/4, Wed-Thu & Sun @ 8:30pm Fri-Sat @ 8:30pm & 10:30pm Rivercenter Comedy Club

exhibition Now-4/27 2014 Night of Artists Exhibition Briscoe Western Art Museum

FESTIVAL & EVENTS April 22-25, 7:00-10:00pm FORD Mariachi Festival River Walk (210) 227-4262 thesanantonioriverwalk.com April 25-27 Fiesta Arts & Crafts Show River Walk Extension Vendors display and sell handmade merchandise along the San Antonio River Walk. Take a stroll and go home with something unique. (210) 227-4262 thesanantonioriverwalk.com Every Saturday, 9am-1pm Pearl Farmers Market This historic gathering place is where everyone is welcome to eat, play, and learn along the banks of the San Antonio River. With a strong commitment to food excellence, Pearl is host to a producer’s only farmers market. All Pearl Farmers Market vendors are located within 150 mile radius of San Antonio, Texas, providing fresh, local, and seasonal products that they themselves planted, raised, and harvested. Come meet your local food producers!

theatre & dance April 5, 7:00-9:00pm Ballet en La Villita Arneson River Theatre 418 Villita St. San Antonio 78205 (210) 207-8614 www.lavillita.com

Museums & Exhibition March 30-April 27 13th Annual Night of Artists Briscoe Western Art Museum Each year, the Briscoe Western Art Museum presents Night of Artists, an exhibition showcasing over 60 of the country’s top Western artists. Hundreds of beautiful paintings and sculptures are displayed to the public. 210 W Market San Antonio 78205 (210) 299-4499 briscoemuseum.org April 1-27 Andy Warhol: The Athletes San Antonio Museum of Art A series of ten portraits of famous athletes commissioned by Warhol’s friend and collector Richard Weisman. In Warhol’s signature screenprinting format— photos were printed on canvas and embellished further with paint—the portraits include representations of Muhammad Ali, O.J. Simpson, Dorothy Hamill, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Chris Evert, Jack Nicklaus, Willie Shoemaker, Rod Gilbert, Tom Seaver, and Pelé. 200 W Jones Avenue San Antonio 78215 (210) 978-8199 www. samuseum.org April 4-6, 10:00am-6:00pm 52nd Annual Starving Artists Show La Villita - 418 Villita St. San Antonio 78205 (210) 226-3593 www.lavillita.com

ACTIVITIES Saturdays & Sundays River City Run Downtown San Antonio Looking for a unique, active way to see San Antonio? River City Run is a 5K course through the heart of San Antonio that takes place every Saturday and Sunday morning passing by many of the key sites that the Downtown/River Walk area has to offer.

Miscellaneous 4/21, Mon @ 7:30pm Texas Cavaliers River Parade San Antonio River Walk 4/22-25, Tue-Fri / 5:30-10:30pm A Night in Old San Antonio The Historic Village of La Villita

San Antonio Nightlife Coyote Ugly Saloon 409 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 465-8459 www.coyoteuglysaloon.com Bar Howl at the Moon 111 W. Crockett St, Suite 201 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-4695 www.howlatthemoon.com Piano Bar Mad Dog’s British Pub 123 Losoya, Suite 19 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-0220 www.MadDogs.net Pub Acapulco Sam’s/Kremlin 212 College St. San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 220-1972 www.kremlinsa.com Dance Club Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub 200 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-1400 www.durtynellspub.com Pub Esquire Tavern 155 E Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2521 www.esquiretavern-sa.com Gastropub Swig 111 W. Crocket St, Suite 205 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 476-0005 www.swigmartini.com Martini Bar The Worm 123 Losoya, River Level San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-7266 facebook.com/ TheWormTequilaBar Tequila Bar

SoHo Wine & Martini Bar 214 W Crockett San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 444-1000 www.sohomartinibar.com Bar 1919 1420 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 227-1420 Bar The Friendly Spot 943 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-2337 www.thefriendlyspot.com Icehouse Blue Box 312 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 227-2583 www.blueboxbar.com Bar Blue Star Brewing Company 1414 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 212-5506 www.bluestarbrewing.com Brewery Liquid Monkey Lounge 248 Losoya, Suite B San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-4980 Bar The Local Bar 600 N Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 267-9885 www.thelocalbarsa.com Bar The Bonham Exchange 411 Bonham San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 271-3811 www.bonhamexchange.net Dance Club Drink Texas 200 Navarro, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-1031 www.drinktexas.com Bar

Tex’s River Walk Sports Bar 200 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-3368 facebook.com/TexsRiverWalk Sports Bar

The Ticket 420 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-9722 www.ticketsportspub.com Sports Bar

Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar 207 N Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-2900 www.zincwine.com Wine Bar

Waxy O’Connors 234 Riverwalk San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-9299 www.waxyoconnors.com Pub

The Brooklynite 516 Brooklyn Avenue San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 444-0707 www.thebrooklynitesa.com Wine Bar RIO Magazine

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Tour San Antonio Like A Local

Guide to San Antonio & the River Walk

ATTRACTIONS The Alamo The Alamo began as the San Antonio de Valero, a Spanish Mission, in 1718, one of the first in Texas. The establishment of this mission played a crucial role in the settlement of Texas and the Southwest. 300 Alamo Plaza • San Antonio, Texas • 210.225.1391 • www.thealamo.org. Hours: Monday - Sunday 9:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. • Summer Hours 9:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. Alamo Helicopter Tours With Alamo Helicopter Tours, you can take in an exciting and breathtaking view of San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country like you’ve never seen before. Enjoy a sky high tour of sites like the San Antonio River, Downtown, The San Antonio Zoo, Sea World, The Botanical Gardens and Mission Espada, or if nature is more your thing, immerse yourself in the beautiful landscape as you fly high over the Texas Hill Country. Hours: 10:00am until 5:00pm, 7 days a week, (Reservations required) (210) 287-5797 8535 Mission Road www.alamohelicoptertours.com Alamo Plaza Attractions 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 multimillion dollar haunted house includes special effects, live actors and animatronics that are sure to leave

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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 Buckhorn Saloon & Texas Ranger Museum The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum is proud to welcome a new generation of visitors. San Antonio’s oldest Saloon has recently completed a major renovation. Explore the remodeled animal halls and prepare yourself for a Texas-sized adventure! Practice your sharp shooting skills in our Shooting Gallery and see hundreds of handguns, badges and photographs from famous rangers in The Texas Ranger Museum. Open daily at 10AM. (210) 2474000 www.buckhormuseum.com

La Villita A Historic Arts Village since 1939. More galleries & shops in one square block than anywhere else in San Antonio. Unique art by local & regional artists featuring oil paintings, sculpture, watercolors, metal art, rock art, textiles, copper work, pottery, jewelry, stained glass & regional folk art. La Villita is a cluster of small buildings in downtown San Antonio. Once a residential district beginning in the late 1700’s, the area now houses specialty shops filled with unique gifts, restaurants, and beautiful plazas. In 1939 Mayor Maury Maverick spearheaded a project to establish La Villita as an area for arts and crafts with the help of Works Progress Association funding in the early 1940’s. La Villita is also famous for the many festivals that take place here year-round including the world famous A Night in Old San Antonio. For more information, visit us at www. lavillita.com or call us at (210) 207-8614 Louis Tussaud’s Wax Works Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Ripley’s Moving Theatre 4D Located at 301 Alamo Plaza (Corner of Alamo Plaza and Crockett Street). LOUIS TUSSAUD’S WAX WORKS Features over 200 life-like wax figures in themed settings of Hollywood,History, Children’s Land of Make Believe, Heroes of the Lone Star, Horror, Heroes of Mexico, Passion of Christ and much more! RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! Odditorium is one of the newest, largest and most i nteractive in the United States featuring over 500 unique one-of-a-kind exhibits on three floors.


RIPLEY’S MOVING THEATER 4D— Cutting edge technology and incredible six channel digital surround sound. Ride the movie and experience every bump, dip and turn! State-of-theart motion simulator! Get your hand cast in wax at our wax hand booth! Take a photo of yourself in a themed setting! Shop in our cargo hold gift shop for unique, unusual gifts. Snack bar and arcade on premises. Ripley’s outdoor patio can accomodate up to 250 people. 301 Alamo Plaza (corner of Alamo Plaza and Crockett Street) • 210-224-9299 • www. sanantonio.ripleys.com Natural Bridge Caverns Natural Bridge Caverns is so much more than one of the most treasured natural attractions Texas has to offer. This beautiful and historical cavern system offers an experience that is high energy, educational, fun and family oriented. Whether you are a first timer, an avid caver or someone in between, Natural Bridge Caverns awaits with a once in a lifetime experience you’ll never forget. 26495 Natural Bridge Cavern Road • Natural Bridge Caverns, TX 78266 (210) 651-6101 • www.naturalbridgecaverns.com Tower of the Americas The Tower of the Americas offers the most breathtaking view of the Alamo City - from 750 feet high! Visitors can enjoy fine dining at the Chart House revolving restaurant or enjoy the scenery from the Flags Over Texas observation deck while learning about the history of Texas The Tower of the Americas’ newest addition is the Skies Over Texas 4-D theater ride that will stimulate all your senses as you see, hear, and feel all Texas has to offer. 600 Hemisfair Park • (210) 223-3101 www. TowerOfTheAmericas.com

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: 7pm2am • 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

Barriba Cantina The Barriba Cantina located above the famous County Line Barbeque is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week, featuring Mexican street food that is available until closing time, along with an endless list of handmade seasonal cocktails. Barriba also offers live local music seven days a week, from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m., AND during the day on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. There is no cover charge for the music. The restaurant and bar for Barriba Cantina is located on the street level with balconies and patios overlooking the River Walk. The top floor contains a large meeting space with balconies and patios overlooking the River Walk, and the covered outdoor patio with view of San Antonio’s downtown skyline and the river. 111 W Crocket Street • 210228-9876 www.barribacantina.com Bella On the River “Best River Walk Dining”, the 2012 and 2013 San Antonio Express News Critics’ Choice. Bella is an independent and locally-owned restaurant on the

River Walk featuring Southern European, mostly Mediterranean food. Bella’s small and intimate dining room, the most unique and special on the River Walk, is like walking into a small Spanish bistro or Tuscan grotto, with its natural limestone rock walls, candle-lit tables, and its cozy and comfortable atmosphere. Live Piano Jazz nightly 7-10pm. Chef Sean Fletcher’s menu features the Eggplant Josephine, Fresh Salads, Seafood Paella, Pizza, and Pasta, Texas Red Fish, Diver Scallops, Grilled Lamb Chops, Veal Marsala, and Virginia’s Pistachio Cake! The Wine Bar features Bellinis, Sangria, beer, twenty five wines-by-the-glass, and a gently priced and well-paired wine list. Bella’s service staff is friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable, with a “we’re really glad you’re here” attitude. Monday – Saturday 5 - 10pm Closed Sunday • Reservations Strongly Encouraged. 106 River Walk • 210-404-2355 www. bellaontheriver.com biga on the banks Chef Bruce Auden’s award winning Biga on the Banks sits above a tree lined bend of the River and within easy walking distance of all hotels and the convention center. Fine dining does not mean fussy at Biga the ambiance is definitely upscale but relaxed- San Antonio style. Serving dinner nightly 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 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 award-winning margaritas. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11am- 10:30pm • Fri-Sat: 11am12am. • 527 River Walk (210) 223-2939 Casa Rio San Antonio-style Mexican food. Serving on the banks of the River Walk since 1946. Dinner boat parties and banquet facilities available. Hours: Daily: 11am-11pm (210) 225-6718 • 430 E. Commerce Charlie Wants a Burger Charlie Wants a Burger 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 • 210227-0864 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.

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Dick’s Last Resort This is the joint your mama warned you about. Dick’s serves up buckets of barbecued ribs, chicken, catfish, shrimp and crab legs. Platters include steaks, crabby cakes, salmon and even salads for the wimpy eater.Lunch includes sandwiches, salads and buckets of good food. The wait staff is irreverent by design, and the decor is local garagesale stuff. Seventy-four kinds of beer. Live music, no cover, no dress code and definitely no class. Billed as “The Rowdy of the River.” Admission: None • Hours: Daily, 11am-2am (210) 224-0026 • 406 Navarro St. Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub Sing along to your favorite songs with one of our crowd pleasing piano players. Established in 1974, Durty Nelly’s features imported and domestic pints as well as a full bar. Fish & Chips, Grilled Reuben’s & Capt. Robbie’s Fried Shrimp Basket served until 7:00pm with an appetizer menu served until 11:00pm nightly. You haven’t been to San Antonio until you visit World Famous Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub Durty Nelly’s is located on the River Walk at the Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel. El Tropicano/Mango’s Restaurant When you enter El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel, you’ll think you walked into an Acapulco Beach resort. Everywhere you look there are splashes of brilliant color, tropical plants, Mexican artifacts along with Salsa music playing in the background. There is even an Aviary complete with live Toucans, Iguanas and a Giant Tortoise. Located on the beautiful new Museum Reach section of the Riverwalk, El Tropicano features: 308 spacious guestrooms, outdoor heated pool, Strive Fitness Center, Mangos Restaurant, Expresso Coffee Shop and the Tiki Bar with outdoor verandas overlooking the majestic beauty of the Riverwalk. Many years ago we had the waterfall but that has since changed when the Museum Reach extension was created. Over 37,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. 110 Lexington Ave. (210) 223-9461 • San Antonio, TX 78205 www.eltropicanohotel.com

Hard Rock Café “Remember the Hard Rock!” While we’ve never been under siege like Davy Crockett and his men, we always strive to be memorable here in Texas. So why not lead the charge to our accommodating, three-story Hard Rock Cafe in San Antonio? Situated along the city’s famous Riverwalk area, we have three floors of patios where you can be on the lookout for the slow moving tourist boats below. Inside you’ll find gourmet meals in hefty servings, so huge you can cut ‘em with a Bowie knife, and our collection of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia is big enough to fill a Spanish mission. So stop battling those hunger pangs and march ondown to the Hard Rock Cafe San Antonio. 111 W. Crockett St. • 210-2247625 www.hardrock.com Iron Cactus A great place to relax along the Riverwalk. With our swanky Agave Room bar enjoy tasting one of over 80 differenttequilas or feast on extraordinary 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 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. Onsite 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 wine lists, perfectly paired to complement your meal. 111 W. Crocket #100 • San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 227-2782 • www.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 am-2 am • (210) 220-1076 121 Alamo Plaza • www. PatOBriens.com The Original Mexican Restaurant The Original Mexican Restaurant offers San Antonio style Tex-Mex specialties and beverages on a large patio with riverside seating, in a festive dining room or at a lively bar. OPEN 24/7 FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE! Breakfast available from 2 am to noon. Hours: 24-hour hospitality! (210) 224-9951 • 528 Riverwalk Rainforest Cafe - RiverWalk You don’t have to travel far to dine in a tropical rain forest atmosphere. Our menu includes a variety of specialty items from seafood, beef and chicken topastas, sandwiches and pizza. Younger guests can enjoy items from our exciting kids’ menu! OurSparkling VOLCANO lights up any meal! Plus, pick up special souvenirs from your visit. Rainforest Cafe, A WILD PLACE TO SHOP AND EAT! (210) 277-6300 • 110 E. Crockett Street 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

Ride the Rio

Open 9 AM Daily. Ticket/Boarding Locations:

Historia

(Market St. & Alamo)

Rivercenter Mall (Commerce & Bowie)

Aztec Theatre @riosanantonio

(St.Mary’s & Crockett)

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Hotel Contessa L uxury S uites on the R iverwalk By. M. Nicole Of course your break from Fiesta revelry should include a visit to Contessa’s Cork Bar, located on River Level. Just look for the black and white polka-dot umbrellas. The relaxing and somewhat secluded bar is the perfect place to unwind after fastpaced Fiesta fun. Three -time Rivertini Pour-off champions, the bartenders at Cork Bar are sure to delight your palette with their inventive creations. Specialties include a Melon Mojito, Red & White Sangria, a Yellow Rose Martini or their Thai Basil Margarita. Of course, an ample selection of beer and wine are also available, should that be your preference. Be sure to refuel before you head back to Fiesta, by trying some of Cork Bar’s delectable tapas and desserts. If you’ve had your fill of funnel cakes, turkey legs and everything -on-a-stick, Cork Bar’s fresh choices like roasted red pepper hummus, citrus marinated Spanish olives and goat cheese bruschetta will be a welcome reprieve for your taste buds, and waist lines.

April means FIESTA in San Antonio. A time to eat, drink and be festive! Thousands flock to the River Walk during this time, to enjoy the sights and sounds, feast on their favorite foods, and revel in the lively party atmosphere. Though Fiesta is fun, you’ll need some time during the festivities to relax and recharge. The elegant Hotel Contessa, a beacon of tranquility, is just the place for a much needed break. Located at 306 W. Market St., between Presa and Navarro, the Hotel Contessa is nestled into what may be considered the most romantic portion of the world famous San Antonio River Walk. Just 24 RIO Magazine

outside of the Contessa’s river level restaurant and patio lies the famed Marriage Island, home to over 350 wedding ceremonies each year. The romance of the river continues into the hotel, where the rich tones of the Mediterranean décor provide a welcome retreat and create a comfy and cozy atmosphere of tranquility and relaxation. Aptly referred to as an “urban resort”, the Hotel Contessa offers visitors plenty of opportunities to get away from it allfrom the delectable Spanish flavors at Las Ramblas restaurant, to the 265 luxury spacious suites, to the Woodhouse Day Spa and heated rooftop pool with Jacuzzi.

With all there is to enjoy at Contessa, why not turn your Fiesta visit into an extended-stay by booking the hotel’s Stay More, Save More package? Take advantage of Luxury Suite Accommodations, 30% off the Best Available Rate when staying 3 or more nights, and complimentary wireless internet access. Members of the military and Texas residents can also take advantage of special rates and discounts. The Hotel Contessa was selected as one of the Top 100 Hotels in the country by Condé Nast Traveler. Hotel Contessa’s AAA Four Diamond rating ensures quality of venue and excellence in service amongst San Antonio Hotels. Book on line at TheHotelContessa.com or call 866.435.0900.


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

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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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Foods of

Fiesta Welcome to Fiesta, one of San Antonio’s most iconic celebrations! Amongst the hundreds of parties and parades and everything in between, there is one thing that binds all of Fiesta’s events —the food. Fiesta offers a unique opportunity to sample a wide variety of foods from San Antonio’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage. If you want to try it all under one roof, visit a “Night in Old San Antonio,” more commonly known as NIOSA (officially pronounced knee-oh-sa, but most locals

pronounce ni-oh-sa.) Over 250 booths transform the streets of Old San Antone into themed sections like the French Quarter, where you can indulge in authentic shrimp po’ boys, Main Street with outstanding BBQ, German beers on tap at Sauerkraut Bend, and calf fries at Frontier Town. But if you’re not familiar with our local delights, here’s a primer to guide you on your gastronomic adventures.

Gorditas

Barbacoa

Meaning “little fat ones” in Spanish, gorditas are small cakes made out of nixtamalized corn dough (masa), which is also used to make tortillas. Gorditas are typically fried or baked on a steel griddle (comal). After cooking, the gordita is drained of excess grease for a few minutes until it is cool to the touch, then slit on one side and filled with a variety of ingredients, including pork or chicken stew, shredded beef, nopalitos (cooked prickly pear cactus pads), beans, cheese, rajas (strips of roasted chiles), potatoes, chorizo sausage, or picadillo. Gorditas are often eaten as a midday meal and accompanied by several types of salsas.

Super tender, moist beef that cooks for hours, either by steaming of roasting. In Central Texas, barbacoa is often made with a whole cow’s head, with the cheeks being the choice cut. It is served in corn or flour tortillas, with a spicy salsa, chopped onion and fresh cilantro as garnish, usually for breakfast or brunch. In Central Mexico, barbacoa is traditionally made with lamb or goat, baked in a hole dug in the ground and covered with agave leaves.

Agua Fresca These non-alcoholic beverages are popular year round and especially coveted in the hot days of summer. They are made by blending water and sugar to taste with a number of seasonal and tropical fruits, including lime, strawberry, mango, cantaloupe, tamarind, melon, or pineapple. Other exotic flavors like hibiscus flower and horchata, made with rice and cinnamon, are traditional, and modern interpretations may add fresh herbs and interesting combinations.

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Breakfast Tacos

Flan

Anticuchos

The most portable breakfast in all of San Antonio, consisting of scrambled eggs with a variety of added ingredients, all rolled in a flour tortilla. Popular additions to the egg are chopped ham, breakfast sausage, chorizo (Mexican spicy sausage), cheese, beans, potatoes, or a combination of three or more ingredients. Add some spicy or mild salsa and take your breakfast to go.

A custard of Spanish origin, made with eggs, milk, and sugar, flavored with vanilla and topped with caramel. Flan is denser that traditional custard, and may even have a cheesecake-like consistency. The caramel is made first, then poured in the bottom of the pan and cooled before adding the warm custard. After baking, the flan is unmolded upside down do the caramel is on top and drizzles down the sides.

Popular and inexpensive street fare found on street-carts and street food stalls in Peru and other Andean countries. They are similar to the better-known shiskabobs, consisting of small pieces of grilled skewered meat (beef, chicken, pork, or a combination) marinated in vinegar and spices. Anticuchos may also have onions, peppers or other vegetables. They may be served with a mojo sauce for dipping, traditionally made with garlic, onion and cilantro chopped, vinegar, lemon juice and beer.

Enchiladas

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These lightly fried corn tortillas are doused in a sauce, then filled with a variety of fillings, from shredded or ground beef to chicken, cheese, or vegetables. The filling is rolled inside the tortilla, and the enchiladas are served with more sauce on top, garnished with shredded cheese, sour cream and/ or diced onion. The most common enchiladas are verdes (in green sauce) andr rojas (in a tomatobased sauce.

Traditional Mexican sweet pastries, which have wide appeal amongst all ethnic groups in South Texas. They are usually eaten at breakfast or late supper accompanies by coffee or hot chocolate. Some popular offerings include polvorones (soft crumbly cookies), mantecadas and panquecitos (miniature round poundcakes, marranitos (piggy-shaped cookies made with raw cane sugar), orejas (palmiers), and conchas (spongy cakes iced in various pastel colors).

This spicy Mexican stew is not for the faint of heart. A classic hangover cure for the morning after, menudo is made with beef stomach (tripe) served in a broth with a red chili pepper base. Garnishes like lime, chopped onions, chopped cilantro, crushed oregano and crushed red chili peppers are served on the side for each diner to add to taste. Menudo is usually accompanied by warm

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

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

Q on the Riverwalk 123 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-1234 www.qriverwalk.com BBQ 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

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La Villita Café 418 Villita St. #900 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-4700 www.lavillitacafe.com Café Schilo’s 424 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-6692 www.schilos.com Deli Jerry’s Chicago Style Hot Dogs 149 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 465-8200 Hot Dogs

Toscana Ristorante 301 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2865 toscanaristorantes.com Italian

The Palm 233 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-7256 www.thepalm.com Steakhouse/Seafood

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

Oro 705 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-0146 emilymorganhotel.com Texas

Bohanan’s Prime Steaks & Seafood 219 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 472-2600 www.bohanans.com Steakhouse/Seafood

Saveurs 209 209 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 639-3165 French/American

Chart House at the Tower of the Americas 600 Hemisfair Park San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-3101 www.chart-house.com Seafood/Steakhouse

Nothing tops the tower

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

Exceptional dining at chart house

FINE DINING Fig Tree Restaurant 515 Villita St. San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-1976 figtreerestaurant.com American

Observation deck with incredible views

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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1 MadDogs 123 Losoya, Ste. 19 • 210.222.0220 What to Order: A yard of beer and fish & chips

2 Biergarten 210.212.7299 What to Order: Any of the beverages! The view is awesome

3 Boudro’s 421 E Commerce St • 210.224.8484 What to Order: Table side Guacamole & Prickly Pear Margaritas

4 Landry’s 517 N Presa St • 210.229.1010 What to Order: Best Happy Hour Menu for food and drinks

5 Q at the Hyatt Regency 123 Losoya • 210.222.1234 What to Order: All you can eat Pasta Bar

6 Barriba 111 W Crockett St #214 • 210.228.9876 What to Order: Tacos and Margaritas

7 Dinner cruise

on a RIO San Antonio Cruise

210.244.5700 What to Order: Eat on a river barge with the best view of the San Antonio River Walk

8 LITTLE RHEIN STEAK HOUSE 231 S Alamo St • 210.225.2111 What to Order: Enjoy a steak and sit outside

9 Swig Martini Bar 111 W. Crockett St.• 210.476.0005 What to Order: An extensive list of martini’s

10 Howl at the Moon 210.212.4770 What to Order: Grab a drink and listen to dueling pianos


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

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

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

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Majestic Theatre 224 E Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-5700 www.majesticempire.com

Alamo Plaza Attractions Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-2828 alamoplazaattractions.com

Empire Theatre 226 E Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-5700 wwwmajesticempire.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

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

Tower of the Americas 600 Hemisfair Park San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-3101 www.TowerOfTheAmericas.com Alamo IMAX Theatre 849 E Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 247-4600 www.imax-sa.com

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

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

TOURS Alamo Helicopter Tours 8535 Mission Road San Antonio, TX 78214 (210) 287-5797 www.alamohelicoptertours.com

bestsanantonioghostours.com

San Antonio City Tours 1731 S San Marcos San Antonio, TX 78207 (210) 492-4144 www.citytoursinc.com

Alamo Seg City Segway Tours 124 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-0773 www.segcity.com

San Antonio Walks 300 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (888) 368-6874 www.sanantoniowalks.com

City Sightseeing Double Decker 125 Guadalupe San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 224-8687 www.city-sightseeing.com River City Run San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 201-3786 www.rivercityrunsa.com

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

children’s April 1-9, Tue-Fri 9:45am & 11:30am; Fri 7:00pm, Sat 2:00pm Llama, Llama The Magik Theatre April 3, 9:45am, 11:45am & 6:30pm Children’s Fine Arts Series The Snail and the Whale by Tall Stories Theatre Company Charline McCombs Empire Theatre

Comedy April 4, 8:00pm Bud Light Presents Sinbad Majestic Theatre April 6, 7pm Bud Light Presents Cheech & Chong and War Majestic Theatre

Music April 3, 8:00pm

An Evening with Julio Iglesias Majestic Theatre April 4, 7:30pm Radney Foster Charline McCombs Empire Theatre April 5, 8:00pm Joe Bonamassa Majestic Theatre April 8, 8:00pm Booker T Charline McCombs Empire Theatre April 11-12, 8:00pm San Antonio Symphony presents Swan Lake Majestic Theatre April 13, 7:30pm Huey Lewis and the News Majestic Theatre April 14, 7:30pm Rob Thomas Majestic Theatre April 15, 7:00pm Celtic Woman Majestic Theatre April 17, 7:30pm 2013 Van Cliburn Piano Competition Medalist Grand Concert Lila Cockrell Theatre April 17, 7:309m The First Fine Arts Series The Seven Last Words of Christ Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra First Baptist Church San Antonio April 18, 1:00pm Music from St. Mark’s Haydn: Seven Last Words of Christ SA String Quartet St. Mark’s Episcopal

April 18-19, 8:00pm San Antonio Symphony Pops Fiesta Pops Majestic Theatre

Now – May 11 Claire Watson: Now What Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum

April 5, 10:00am-5:00pm San Antonio Book Festival Central Library and Southwest School of Art

April 27, 5:00pm Music from St. Mark’s Fiesta Concert: Britten Rejoice in the Lamb and Vivaldi - Gloria St. Mark’s Episcopal

Now – May 11 Paul Rodriguez: Post Penis Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum

April 5, 6:30pm San Antonio Book Festival Presents Literary Death Match Charline McCombs Empire Theatre

FESTIVALS & events April 5, 10:00am-5:00pm San Antonio Book Festival Central Library & Southwest School of Art April 5-6, 12:00-6:00pm Primer Sabado y Domingo: Cascarones 2014! Market Square April 10-27 Fiesta! San Antonio (210) 227-5191 fiesta-sa.org

THEATRE & DANCE April 3, 6:30pm Children’s Fine Arts Series Presents: The Snail and the Whale Charline McCombs Empire The atre April 4, 7:00pm–April 5, 2:00pm Ballet in the Park Travis Park April 4-13, 8:00pm Sun 4:00pm The Wedding Singer Cameo Theatre

Now – December 2016 Adam (Public Artwork) By Arturo Herrera 25’ h x 98’ w, Frost Bank Garage Commerce at Main Linda Pace Foundation Now – April 20 Is This My Shangri-La Institute of Texan Cultures Now – July 6 Hats Off to Fiesta! Institute of Texan Cultures Diego Rivera in San Antonio: A Small Special Exhibition (On Display at Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Latin American Art at SAMA) San Antonio Museum of Art Now – April 27 Andy Warhol: The Athletes San Antonio Museum of Art Now – May 11 Thomas Sully: Painted Performances San Antonio Museum of Art Now – June 8 Bob Kuhn: Drawing on Instinct San Antonio Museum of Art

April 9, 7:30pm Motionhouse Dance Theatre Carver Community Cultural Center, Jo Long Theatre

Now – April 25 Sarah Fox Secrets Manifest Southwest School of Art

April 26-5/18, Fri-Sat 8:00pm Sun 4:00pm Jesus Christ Superstar Cameo Theatre

Now – April 27 Texas Draws III Southwest School of Art

April 29-May 4 Evita Majestic Theatre

MUSEUM & EXHIBITIONS Now – May 18 Spring 2014 International Artist-In-Residence Program Rosa Barba Liz Glynn Jessica Mallios Rita Gonzalez, curator Artpace Hudson Showroom Mungo Thompson Artpace Now – May 11 Rosane Volchan O’Conor: Organismo Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum

April 5-6, 12:00pm – 6pm Primer Sabado y Domingo! Cascarones 2014 Market Square April 9 – 13, Wed-Fri 7:30pm Sat 11:30am, 3:30pm & 7:30pm Sun 3:00pm Disney On Ice: Let’s Celebrate Alamodome April 10 – 27 Fiesta San Antonio Events throughout the city www.fiesta-sa.org for schedule April 17-27, daily 12:00pm-12:00am Fiesta De Los Reyes Market Square April 22-24, 7:30pm & 10:00pm 2014 Fiesta Cornyation: The Court of Festive Fetes & Frivolous Faux Pas Charline McCombs Empire Theatre April 23, 8:00pm Coronation of the Queen of the Order of the Alamo Majestic Theatre April 25, 11:30am Battle of Flowers Parade Parade Route - Downtown April 26, 7:15pm Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade Parade Route – Downtown

April 17 – August 24 Fairytale Fiesta Witte Museum

ACTIVITIES April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Downtown Tuesdays Downtown San Antonio

Sports April 4, 7:30pm Arena League Football San Antonio Talons vs. Pittsburgh Power Alamodome

Miscellaneous April 2, 8:00pm Jillian Michaels: Maximize Your Life Tour Majestic Theatre

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MARBLE FALLS

FEDERICKSBURG San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the United States and has numerous shopping, dining and entertainment experiences for those travelers willing to explore beyond downtown. These areas of the city can be reached easily by Yellow Cab or local bus.

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the Missions may have looked 250 years ago. At Mission San Jose be sure to notice the famed “Rose Window,” sculpted around 1775 and considered one of the finest examples of baroque architecture in North America. Also explore the stairway leading to the belfry and choir loft; all 25 risers were hand-hewn from a single log and assembled without nails or pegs.

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San Antonio’s Heritage

THE MISSION TRAIL By Rita Heck Mission San Antonio de Valero, known as the Alamo, was built in 1718 by Spanish settlers on the banks of the San Antonio River to serve missionaries SEGUIN and Native American converts. Located in the heart of the city, the Alamo was San Antonio’s first, and the nation’s best known mission. Mission San Antonio de Valero was abandoned and taken over by Spanish military troupes in 1793. Because it was surrounded by cottonwood trees it was renamed el Alamo (Spanish for cottonwood). From the early 1800s it was a military facility and the scene of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, fought on the current site of the Federal Post Office building (corner of Houston and South Alamo streets).The state of Texas eventually purchased the Alamo and surrounding properties, developing it into the tourist attraction it is today. From the Alamo, you can drive, bus, hike or soon canoe the approximately ten- mile Mission Trail, which begins on South St. Mary’s St. off Caesar Chavez Boulevard. On the way you’ll pass historic Roosevelt Park, named for Teddy Roosevelt who trained his Rough Riders and camped out on what was then San Antonio’s International Fair Grounds until 1889. Mission Trail leads to, and continues through, San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, which is home to the

Missions Concepcion, San Jose, San Juan Capistrano, and Espada, all along the river. Portions of each are now owned by the Catholic Archdioceses of San Antonio and are still active parishes serving surrounding communities. For Mass schedules: 210.932.1001. Mission Concepcion, dedicated in 1755, is the first Mission on the trail and is the nation’s oldest unrestored church, displaying original colorful early frescoes in many of the rooms. Each of the other missions display art and crafts of the mid-1700s in their structures and décor. San Antonio Missions National Historic Park’s Visitor Center is located at Mission San Jose’ y San Miguel de Aguayo. Historical exhibits, a bookstore and a continuously running documentary film on the area’s origin are features of the visitor center. An amphitheater was built for local events and a special exhibit of the works of Mexican artist Mata Cortez will run April 4-6. Mission San Jose is known as “The Queen of the Missions” for its large size and reputation as a major social and cultural center. Founded in 1720, the stone walls, bastions, granary and church were completed in 1782. Mission San Jose was almost fully restored in the 1930’s, making it a great example of how

On down Mission Road is San Juan Capistrano, originally founded in 1716 in East Texas but moved to San Antonio in 1731. The church, friary, and granary were completed in 1756. In 1762 there were 203 Indians living there, independently building and operating a self-sustaining community. Espada, the first mission established in Texas, was founded in 1690 in East Texas, then moved to San Antonio in 1731. The church was completed in 1756; the friary in 1745. It contains the best-preserved segment of the acequia (irrigation system) that was used to irrigate the fields of all the missions and currently operates the Espada aqueduct and dam. Tours of Espada’s ranch, Rancho de las Cabras (ranch of the goats), located about 30 miles away near Floresville are available the first Saturday of the month. 210.832.1001 for information and reservations. San Antonio Missions National Historical Park covers approximately 826 acres with 84 separate historical sites along the San Antonio River including the Espada Aqueduct and the Ethel Wilson Harris House. San Antonio River Authority is currently completing a multi-million dollar Mission Reach project which will connect the downtown river walk to the missions on the river trail with picnic, recreation, and rest areas, native plants and colorful artwork along the way. Recently nominated for a World Heritage Site designation, the system would join only 21 U.S. sites on the list if approved. The Missions are open daily from 9am to 5pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Information: www.everytrail. com/guide/san-antonio-mission-tour; 210.932.1001 RIO Magazine

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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 www.restaurantgwendolyn.com American Arcade Midtown Kitchen 303 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 369-9664 www.arcademk.com American Cover 3 1806 NW Loop 1604 San Antono, TX 78259 (210) 479-9700 www.cover-3.com American The Granary 602 Avenue A San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 228-0124 www.thegranarysa.com Barbeque Two Brothers 12656 West Avenue San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 496-0222 www.twobrosbbqmarket.com Barbeque Guenther House Restaurant 205 E. Guenther San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 227-1061 www.guentherhouse.com Breakfast & Lunch Cured 306 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 314-3929 www.curedatpearl.com Charcuterie Formosa Garden 1011 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9988 www.formosagarden.com Chinese Golden Wok 8822 Wurzbach San Antonio, TX 78240 (210) 615-8282 www.golden-wok.com Chinese Ocho 1015 Navarro San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2008 havanasanantonio.com Cuban The Monterey 1127 South St. Mary’s Street San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 745-2581 www.themontereysa.com Eclectic

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Hoffbrau 7310 Jones Maltsberger San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 209-8066 www.quarryhofbrau.com German American

La Fonda on Main 2415 North Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 733-0621 www.lafondaonmain.com Mexican

Magic Time Machine 902 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-1470 www.magictimemachine.com American

Mimi & Dimi’s Greek House 7159 US Highway 90 San Antonio, TX 78227 (210) 674-3464 www.agreekhouse.com Greek

Paloma Blanca 5800 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 822-6151 www.palomablanca.net Mexican

Bun ‘n’ Barrel 1150 Austin Highway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-2829 www.bunnbarrel.com Barbeque

Big Bob’s Burgers 447 West Hildebrand San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 734-2627 www.bigbobsburgers.com Hamburgers

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

Earl Abel’s 1201 Alamo Highway #175 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 822-3358 www.earlabelssa.com Diner Food

Sam’s Burger Joint 330 East Grayson San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 223-2830 www.samsburgerjoint.com Hamburgers

Taco Haven 1032 South Presa San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 533-2171 www.tacohaven.info Mexican

Chris Marid’s 1900 Blanco Road San Antonio, TX 78201 (210) 735-3552 www.chrismadrids.com Hamburgers

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

The Fruteria 1401 South Flores San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 251-3104 www.thefruteria.com Mexican

Longhorn Café 17625 Blanco Road San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 492-0301 www.thelonghorncafe.com Hamburgers

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

Viola’s Ventanas 9660 Westover Hills Blvd San Antonio, TX 78251 (210) 684-9660 www.violasventanas.com Mexican

Beto’s 8142 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 930-9393 www.betosinfo.com Barbeque

Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano 8539 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78229 (210) 696-2536 www.aldos.us Italian

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen 76 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 340-7143 www.pappadeaux.com Seafood

Henry’s Puffy Tacos 6030 Bandera Road San Antonio, TX 78238 (210) 432-7341 www.henryspuffytacos.com Mexican

Piatti’s 255 East Basse Road #500 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 832-0300 www.piatti.com Italian

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

Dough Pizzeria Napoletana 6989 Blanco Road San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 979-6565 www.doughpizzeria.com Pizza

Tre trattoria 4003 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 805-0333 www.tretrattoria.com Italian

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

Sea Island 322 Rector San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 342-1771 www.shrimphouse.com Seafood

Fujiya 9030 Wurzbach Road San Antonio, TX 78240 (210) 615-7553 fujiyajapanesegarden.com Japanese

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

Azuca Nuevo Latino 713 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 225-5550 www.azuca.net Latin American El Mirador 722 South St. Mary’s Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 225-9444 elmiradorrestaurant.com Mexican La Fogata 2427 Vance Jackson Road San Antonio, TX 78229 (210) 340-1337 www.lafogata.com Mexican

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

FAMILY DeWese’s Tip Top Café 2814 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78201 (210) 732-0191 www.tiptopcafe.com American Magnolia Pancake Haus 606 Embassy Oaks #100 San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 496-0828 www.magnoliapancakehaus.com American

FINE DINING Bliss 926 South Presa San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 225-2547 www.foodisbliss.com American Boiler House 312 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 354-4644 www.boilerhousesa.com American Cappy’s 5011 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9669 www.cappysrestaurant.com American CHEZ Vatel Bistro 218 East Olmos Drive San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 828-3141 www.chezvatelbistro.com European


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Fleming’s 255 East Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-9463 www.flemmingssteakhouse.com Steakhouse La Frite Belgian Bistro 728 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-7555 www.lafritesa.com Belgian Silo 434 North Loop 1604 West San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 483-8989 www.siloelevatedcuisine.com American Silo 1133 Austin Highway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-8686 www.siloelevatedcuisine.com American Wildfish Seafood Grille 1834 North Loop 1604 West San Antonio, TX 78248 (210) 493-1600 www.wildfishseafoodgrille.com Seafood Feast 1024 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 354-1024 www.feastsa.com Small Plates Kirby’s Steakhouse 123 Loop 1604 NE San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 404-2221 www.kirbyssteakhouse.com Steakhouse Myron’s Prime Steakhouse 10003 Northwest Military Highway, Suite 2101 San Antono, TX 78231 (210) 493-3031 www.myronsprime.com Steakhouse Perry’s 15900 La Cantera Parkway #2200 San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 558-6161 www.perryssteakhouse.com Steakhouse

Alley on Bitters 42555 West Bitters Road San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 585-3550 www.alleyonbitters.com Unique collection of shops and artists Bjorn’s Audio Video 14123 Us Highway 281 North San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 8283237 www.bjorns.com Audio Video Lucchese Boot Company 255 East Basse Road #800 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9419 www.lucchese.com Custom Boots and western wear Dos Carolinas 303 Pearl parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 224-7000 www.doscarolinas.com Custom Handmade Guayaberas 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 www.greenhousegallery.com Fine Art Gallery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bike World 418 North Loop 1604 East San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 892-0123 www.bikeworld.com Ultimate Bike Store

San Angel Folk Art 110 Blue Star San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 226-6688 www.sanangelfolkart.com Mexican Cultural Arts

Mufungo 2211 NW Military #127A San Antonio, TX 78213 (210) 524-1498 www.mufungo.com Unique Gifts

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

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

Hanley Wood 5611 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 822-3311 www.hanleywoodtexas.com Mexican

El Paraiso 1934 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78201 (210) 737-8101 www.elparaiso.com Mexican Fruit Bars and Popsicles

Julian Gold 4109 McCullough San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 824-2423 www.juliangold.com Fine Women’s Fashions

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

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

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San Antonio

ATTRACTIONS ///////////////////////////////// SPORTS San Antonio Spurs Basketball 1 AT&T Center Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 444-5000 ww.nba.com/spurs

Splashtown 3600 IH 35 North San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 227-1400 www.splashtownsa.com

MISSIONS

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Music 4/1, Tue @ 2pm Tuesday Musical Club Artist Series Sophie Shao, cello Laurel Heights Methodist

San Antonio Rampage Hockey 1 AT&T Center Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 444-5000 www.sarampage.com

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

4/5, Sat @ 7pm Jazz 91.7 Presents Skyline Swing Jim Cullum Jazz Band Skyline Room Trinity University

San Antonio Silver Stars Basketball 1 AT&T Center Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 444-5000 www.sastars.com

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

4/5, Sat @ 8pm SF Jazz Collective Jo Long Theatre at The Carver

San Antonio Talons Arena Football 100 Montana St. San Antonio, TX 78203 (210) 207-3663 www.sanantoniotalons.com

THEME PARK MOrgan’s Wonderland 5223 David Edwards Dr. San Antonio, TX 78233 (210) 495-5888 www.morganswonderland.com SeaWorld of Texas 10500 Seaworld Drive San Antonio, TX 78251 (800) 700-7786 www.seaworldparks.com Six Flags Fiesta Texas 17000 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 697-5050 www.sixflags.com/fiestatexas

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

4/6, Sun @ 3:15pm San Antonio Chamber Music Society Brentano String Quartet Temple Beth-El 4/7, Mon @ 7:30pm Olmos Ensemble Three Modern(ish) Quintets First Unitarian Universalist 4/13, Sun @ 2:30pm San Antonio Symphony Family Series Peter and the Wolf Laurie Auditorium Trinity University 4/13, Sun @ 8pm Pepe Aguilar Freeman Coliseum

LIVE THEATRE 4/3-5/3, Thu-Sat @ 8pm (dinner @ 6:15pm) Doo Wop City: A Jukebox Musical Harlequin Dinner Theatre Clybourne Park 4/4-6, Fri-Sat @ 8pm Sun @ 3pm Cellar Theater The Playhouse San Antonio 4/4-13, Fri-Sat @ 8pm Sun @ 4pm Crumbs from the Table of Joy Little Carver Theatre 4/11-5/11, Fri-Sat @ 7:30pm Sun @ 3pm Catch Me If You Can Woodlawn Theatre

dance 4/9, Wed @ 7:30pm Arts San Antonio Motionhouse Dance Theatre Jo Long Theatre at The Carver

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4/26, Sat @ 2:30pm San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet Dance Kaleidoscope Jo Long Theatre at The Carver

COMEDY 4/3-6, Thu & Sun @ 8pm Fri-Sat @ 8pm & 10:15pm Charlie Murphy Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 4/9-13, Wed-Thu & Sun @ 8pm Fri-Sat @ 8pm & 10:15pm Brian Scott McFadden Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 4/12, Sat @ 8pm Arts San Antonio Bill Maher Laurie Auditorium Trinity Universtiy 4/16-19, Wed-Thu @ 8pm Fri-Sat @ 8pm & 10:15pm Sara Contreras Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 4/23-27, Wed-Thu & Sun @ 8pm Fri-Sat @ 8pm & 10:15pm Jay Phillips Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

EXHIBITIONS Now -5/3 La Chamba / Dirty Work: Drawings and Paintings by Albert Alvarez Bihl Haus Arts Now thru 4/26 Sundown Anthology Ray Santisteban Museo Guadalupe at Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Now-5/31 2014 CAM Perennial Exhibition Curated by Leslie Moody Castro Museo Guadalupe at Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Now thru 5/25 Robert Indiana’s Beyond Love McNay Art Museum Now thru 5/25 Robert Indiana’s The Mother of Us All McNay Art Museum Now thru 5/25 Robert Indiana’s Hartley Elegies McNay Art Museum Now thru 5/25 The Full Monty: Male Nudes from the Collection McNay Art Museum Now thru 6/1 Constructing the Stage: Artists from the Theatre Collection McNay Art Museum


/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Now-6/29 Birdhouses Exhibit: A collaboration with AIA San Antonio San Antonio Botanical Garden Now thru 1/31/15 Art in the Garden 2014 (In conjunction with Blue Star Contemporary Art Center) San Antonio Botanical Garden Now thru 5/27 Alien Worlds and Androids Witte Museum Now thru 6/1 The World Through Magic Lanterns Witte Museum Now-9/9 Julian Onderdonk in New York: The Lost Years, The Lost Paintings Witte Museum 4/17-8/24 Fairytale Fiesta Witte Museum Now Open Cowboys, Cattle, Chili Queens, Oil & Outlaws South Texas Heritage Center

SPORTS 4/1, Tue @ 7pm AHL Hockey San Antonio Rampage vs. Lake Erie Monsters AT&T Center 4/2, Wed @ 7:30pm NBA Basketball San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors AT&T Center 4/4, Fri @ 7:30pm AHL Ho ckey San Antonio Rampage vs. Charlotte Checkers AT&T Center 4/5, Sat @ 7pm AHL Hockey San Antonio Rampage vs. Lake Erie Monsters AT&T Center 4/6, Sun @ 6pm NBA Basketball San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies AT&T Center 4/10-12, Thu-Sat @ 7:05pm Texas League Baseball San Antonio Missions vs. Springfield Cardinals Wolff Stadium

4/11, Fri @ 7:30pm NBA Basketball San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns AT&T Center 4/12, Sat @ 6:30pm NASL Soccer San Antonio Scorpions vs. Minnesota United FC Toyota Field 4/12-13 Sat @ 7pm Sun @ 4pm AHL Hockey San Antonio Rampage vs. Texas Stars AT&T Center 4/13-15, Sun @ 2:05pm Mon-Tue @ 7:05pm Texas League Baseball San Antonio Missions vs. Tulsa Drillers Wolff Stadium 4/16, Wed @ 7pm NBA Basketball San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers AT&T Center 4/17-18, Thu @ 7pm Fri @ 7:30pm AHL Hockey San Antonio Rampage vs. Abbotsford Heat AT&T Center 4/25-28, Fri-Sat @ 7:05pm Sun @ 2:05pm; Mon @ 7:05pm Texas League Baseball San Antonio Missions vs. Midland Rockhounds Wolff Stadium 4/29-5/2, Tue-Fri @ 7:05pm Texas League Baseball San Antonio Missions vs. Frisco Roughriders Wolff Stadium

MISC 4/5, Sat / 4-11pm Best of the West Our Lady of the Lake University 4/6, Sun @ 5:30pm William Root and Pam Uschuk Poetry Reading in conjunction with Gemini Ink and Wings Press Bihl Haus Arts 4/19, Sat @ 2pm Dialog / Dialogo with Albert Alvarez and David S. Rubin Bihl Haus Arts

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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

HWY290 HWY 290

KERRVILLE KERRVILLE

87 87

281 281 GRUENE GRUENE

TX46 46 TX

BULVERDE BULVERDE

NEW BRAUNFELS BRAUNFELS NEW 3

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BOERNE BOERNE

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STONE OAK OAK STONE

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1604 1604 SHAVANOPARK PARK SHAVANO HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD PARK PARK

UNIVERSAL CITY CITY UNIVERSAL

HELOTES HELOTES CASTLEHILLS HILLS CASTLE

LEONVALLEY VALLEY LEON

410 410

OLMOS OLMOS PARK PARK

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LIVEOAK OAK LIVE

AIRPORT AIRPORT

90 90 ALAMO ALAMO HEIGHTS HEIGHTS

SEGUIN SEGUIN

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KIRBY KIRBY

BALCONES BALCONES HEIGHTS HEIGHTS

CASTROVILLE CASTROVILLE LACKLANDAIRFORCE AIRFORCEBASE BASE LACKLAND

90 90

CHINA GROVE GROVE CHINA

410 410

1604 1604

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1 Cascade Caverns 2 Natural Bridge Caverns 3 Schliterbahn

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BEST BAKERIES Four Texas Bakeries that Delight with the Dough By: Mauri Elbel When I recall the Saturday mornings of my childhood, I can still taste the sweet sensation of popping one doughnut hole after another into my mouth in a daze of doughy delight. These weren’t your ordinary doughnut holes––they were scrumptious spheres bathed in a sugary glaze of goodness brought home from Naegelin’s Bakery (http://naegelins.com). Growing up in New Braunfels, a bag of baked breakfast treats from this hometown haven of deliciousness made for a pretty sweet start to the weekend. Founded in 1868, Naegelin’s Bakery is the oldest continuously operating bakery in Texas. Nearly a century and a half later, it is still churning out some of the most craveable cookies, pastries, pies and cakes around. The familyrun bakery has garnered quite a following of loyal patrons living in town and far beyond, and while larger grocery store chains might try to imitate Naegelin’s, none have come close to the tried-and-true recipes that have put this little bakery on the big map. “We still do the majority of our products by hand,” says Todd J. Granzin, owneroperator. “We also make some of our products unlike any one else in the country.”Granzin is referring to the special attention paid to the bakery’s apple strudels, a turn-of-the-century recipe boasting a special blend of apples with a touch of cinnamon, cherries and coconut wrapped with puff pastry dough which has become so popular they are now available online nation-wide, as well as its bear claws: a delicious combination of brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans folded in between a dozen layers of Danish dough. Don’t miss out on Naegelin’s German pretzels, gingerbread men, German chocolate cake and shortbread smiley face cookies iced in vibrant colors sure to put a grin on any kid’s face. Even Naegelin’s tortillas yield mouth-watering satisfaction––Granzin claims German-born Texans make some of the best. If you can’t decide on just what to bite, opt for all of the above.

Drive a little further and digest a bit more, but don’t miss a trip to Boerne’s Bear Moon Bakery (http://bearmoonbakery.com/). Here, a full line pastry case awaits your taste buds, chock-full of croissants, muffins, scones, gourmet cookies, teacakes, cinnamon rolls, turnovers, puff pastries, bear claws, cheese pockets, kolaches (called piggies), danish and beautifully decorated petit fours, cookies and cakes. If the list has you in a sugary swirl of indecision, just seek the advice of Paula Hayward, owner and operator of Bear Moon Bakery & Cafe along with Jack Cushman for the past two decades. “I personally think our apple pies are special,” she said of the seven-apple and Dutch crumble crust delight baked in a paper bag to allow the apples to slowly cook down. But she says the bakery is also known for its complete breakfast buffet, featuring everything from seasoned skillet potatoes and bakery crumb pancakes to biscuits with homestyle gravy and hot organic oatmeal, as well as its gourmet soup/salad/ sandwich lunch which includes lip-smacking items like its eggplant sandwiche topped with pesto and provolone and an open-faced German reuben. But what really sets this tiny bakery apart––aside from an impressive array of awards spanning Best Bakery, Best Coffee, Best Dessert and Best Business is its commitment to service and quality. “We have a great staff with great skills,” Hayward says. “We also use as many organic and high quality base ingredients as we can source. We cherish our community and always try to make Bear Moon Bakery welcoming and warm to everyone.” Oh, and then there are Bear Moon’s piggies. Whether you choose regular, cheesy or jalapeño, these little piggies are the hottest things in town for both big and small appetites, and Bear Moon sells around 10,000 each month. RIO Magazine

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Surrounding Areas

FOOD & DRINK //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// CASUAL Cabernet Grill 2805 South State Highway 16 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-5734 www.cottonginlodging.com American Dodging Duck Brewhaus 402 River Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 248-3825 www.dodgingduck.com American East Main Grill 209 East Main Street Johnson City, TX 78636 (830) 868-7710 American Grist Mill River Restaurant & Bar 1287 Gruene Road Gruene, TX 78130 625-0684 www.gristmillrestaurant.com American High’s Café & Store 726 High Street Comfort, TX 78013 (830) 995-4995 www.highscafeandstore.com American Huisache Grill & Wine Bar 303 West San Antonio Street New Bruanfels, TX 78130 (830) 620-9001 www.huisache.com American Limestone Grill 128 West Blanco Boerne, TX78006 (800) 364-2138 www.yekendalinn.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 www.mikesinthevillage.com American Pecan Street Brewing 106 East Pecan Avenue Johnson City, TX 78636 (830) 868-2500 www.pecanstreetbrewing.com American Scenic Loop Café & Bar 25615 Boerne Stage Road San Antonio, TX 78255 (210) 687-1818 www.scenicloopcafe.com American The Creek 119 Staffel Street Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 816-2005 www.texaslandandcattle.com Steakhouse

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Cypress Grille 170 South Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 248-1353 cypressgrilleboerne.com American

Rudy’s Barbeque 10623 Westover Hills Blvd San Antonio, TX 78251 (210) 653-7839 www.rudysbbq.com Barbeque

Welfare Cafe 223 Welfare Waring Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-3700 www.welfaretexas.com German

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

Rudy’s Barbeque 24152 IH 10 West Leon Springs, TX 78257 (210) 698-2141 www.rudysbbq.com Barbeque

Francesca’s at Sunset 16641 La Cantera Parkway San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 558-6500 www.resortlacantera.com Southwestern

Little Gretel 518 River Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 331-1368 www.littlegretel.com German Hoffbrau 18403 IH 10 San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 877-1500 www.hofbraurim.com German American Piatti’s 17101 La Cantera Parkway, Bldg 7 San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 251-3542 www.piatti.com Italian El Chaparral 15103 Bandera Road Helotes , TX 78023 (210) 695-8302 www.elchaparral.com Mexican Trilogy Pizza Bistro 19141 Stone Oak Parkway #113 San Antonio, TX 78258 (210) 404-1818 www.trilogybistro.com Pizza 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 Road Camp Verde, TX 78010 (830) 634-7722 campverdegeneralstore.com American Po-Po Family Restaurant 829 FM 289 Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-4194 www.poporestaurant.com American Cranky Franks BBQ Company 1679 South US Highway 87 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-2353 www.crankyfranksbbq.com Barbeque

Sammy’s 202 Highway 90 East Castroville, TX 78009 (830) 931-2204 www.sammysrestaurant.com Diner Food Alamo Springs 107 Alamo Road Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-8004 www.alamospringscafe.com Hamburgers Longhorn Café 23775 West IH 10 Leon Springs, TX 78257 (210) 698-7766 www.thelonghorncafe.com Hamburger La Hacienda de los Barrios 18747 Redland Road San Antonio, TX 78259 (210) 497-8000 www.lhdlb.com Mexican

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

Fralo’s Art of Pizza 23651 IH 10 West Leon Springs, TX 78257 (210) 698-6616 www.fralos.com Pizza

FINE DINING The Grill at Leon Springs 24116 IH 10 West Leon Springs, TX 78257 (210) 698-8797 www.leonspringsgrill.com American Hilltop 10661 Highway 87 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-8922 www.hilltopcafe.com American Sustenio 17103 La Cantera Parkway San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 598-2950 www.eilanhotel.com American August E 203 East San Antonio Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-1585 www.august-es.com Asian Le Chat Noir 1403 Angelo Street Castroville, TX 78009 (830) 583-9347 www.lechatnoireatery.com French

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BEST BAKERIES continued “Returning college kids cant wait to get to us for a piggie, and I’ve heard that toddlers will often say ‘piggie’ when driving by the bakery,” Hayward says. “The secret is in the fresh dairy and organic flour in the dough––really great in a field of many kolache makers out there.” But ask San Antonio residents where they go for their dough, and you will likely be pointed toward the festive doors of Mi Tierra’s panaderia which has been baking traditional Mexican pan dulce (sweetbreads) since 1957. Mi Tierra (www.mitierracafe.com), the festive bakery/restaurant is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering locals and visitors alike a not-to-miss sweet experience. “We have a variety of Mexican candy, which is all made right here every day with all-natural ingredients and no preservatives,” says Claudia Robles, Mi Tierra’s executive assistant. Some of Mi Tierra’s most popular candies? Pecan pralines and the leche quemada, a milky caramel topped with pecans, as well as Mi Tierra’s traditional dulce calabaza (candied pumpkin) and dulce camote (candied sweet potato), according to Robles. “These are very traditional Mexican candies,” she says. “They are available 24/7 and fresh batches are made every morning.” The longstanding bakery is also well-known for its sweet breads, some of the most popular being a Mexican-inspired cookie called piedra, which as its name alludes, is a distinct departure from your typical cookie dough––a delicious concoction of raisins, pecans and a dash of cinnamon. The pan de huevo, a dense, subtly sweet, surprisingly light egg bread topped with pink, white, yellow or chocolate sugar, is another favorite. “We have people who have been placing orders with us for years––people come here just for the bakery alone,” says Robles. “Local workers stop in for sweet breads before work, and we have a lot of visitors from out of town who have heard about the bakery drop in too. It is so popular that sometimes there is a line out the door and we have to use a ticket system. Mi Tierra is a cultural experience in itself, and the bakery offers a variety of traditional hand-made, in-house, allnatural sweets.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Rim 17503 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78230 (210) 641-1777 www.therimsa.com Shopping Center

Kendra Scott 15900 La Cantera Parkway #2290 San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 399-2854 www.kenrascott.com Jewelry

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

Fiesta on Main 436 South Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (210) 319-3236 www.alamofiesta.com Mexican cultural gifts, pinatas

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

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

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

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

Red 307 East Main Street Frederickburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-0700 www.redinfred.com Unique Collection of items for the Home

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

Traditions at the Depot 518 South Main Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 816-2795 www.traditionsatthedepot.com Women’s Fashions

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ATTRACTIONS //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// BAT CAVES Railroad Tunnel 10619 Old San Antonio Road 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 www.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 www.morganswonderland.com

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

GOLF COURSES Cedar Creek Golf Course 8250 Vista Colina San Antonio, TX 78255 (210) 695-5050 www.alamocitygolftrail.com Tapatio Springs Resort & Golf Couse 1 Resort Way Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-4197 www.tapatio.com/golf Canyon Springs 24400 Canyon Golf Road San Antonio, TX 78260 (210) 558-2365 www.lacanteragolfclub.com TPC Golf Course 23808 Resort Parkway San Antonio, TX 78261 (210) 558-2365 www.tpc.com/tpc-san-antonio 44 RIO Magazine

The Palmer Course 16641 La Cantera Parkway San Antonio, TX 78255 (210) 558-2365 www.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 7am-10pm Fr-Mon 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 www.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 www.retamapark.com

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

OLD WEST VILLAGE Enchanted Springs Ranch 242 State Highway 46 West Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-8222 10am-5pm Sa-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 www.sandyoaks.com

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

WINERY

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

Fawn Crest Vineyards 1370 Westside Circle Canyon Lake, TX 78133 (830) 935-2407 www.fawncrest.com Flat Creek Estate 24912 Singleton Bend East Marble Falls, TX 78654 (512) 267-6310 www.flatcreekestate.com Fredericksburg Winery 247 West Main Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-8747 www.fbgwinery.com Grape Creek Vineyards 10587 East Highway 290 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 644-2710 www.grapecreek.com Kerrville Hills Winery 3600 Fredericksburg Road Kerrville, TX 78028 (830) 895-4233 www.kerrivllehillswinery.com Pedernales Cellars 2916 Upper Albert Road Stonewall, TX 78761 (830) 644-2037 www.pedernalescellars.com Rancho Ponte Vineyard 315 Ranch Road 1376 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-8555 www.ranchoponte.com Singing Water Vineyards 316 Mill Dam Road Comfort, TX 78013 830) 995-2246 www.singingwatervineyards.com Sister Creek Vineyards 1142 Sisterdale Road Sisterdale, TX 78006 (830) 324-6704 www.sistercreekvineyards.com Texas Hills Vineyard 878 Ranch Road 2766 Johnson City, TX 78636 (830) 868-2321 www.texashillsvineyard.com Torre de Pietra Winery 878 Ranch Road 2766 Johnson City, TX 78636 (830) 868-2321 www.texashillsvineyard.com

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

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


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Music Cactus Country 4/4, Fri @ 8:15pm Leon Springs Dancehall Bob Schneider 4/4, Fri @ 9pm Luckenbac h Dancehall Jamey Johnson 4/4, Fri @ 9pm John T. Floore Country Store Jerry Jeff Walker 4/4-5, Fri-Sat @ 9pm Gruene Hall Hot Texas Swing Band 4/5, Sat @ 8:15pm Leon Springs Dancehall Stoney Larue 4/5, Sat @ 9pm John T. Floore Country Store Malford Milligan Band plus Tameca Jones 4/5, Sat @ 9pm Luckenbach Dancehall

Thomas Michael Riley Music Fest 4/11-13, Fri-Sat @ 7pm Sun @ 1pm Luckenbach Dancehall

Robert Earl Keen 4/19, Sat @ 9pm John T. Floore Country Store

Charles Yang, violin 4/12, Sat @ 7:30pm Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre New Braunfels

Almost Patsy Cline Band 4/25, Fri @ 8pm Luckenbach Dancehall

Concert for Utopia – To Benefit Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch with Asleep at the Wheel, Billy Joe Shaver and more 4/13, Sun @ 3:30pm Kathleen C. Cailloux Theater Kerrville

Stoney Larue 4/26, Sat @ 9pm Gruene Hall Fredericksburg Music Club LoAn Lin, piano 4/27, Sun @ 3pm Fredericksburg United Methodist

Old 97’s 4/18, Fri @ 8pm Gruene Hall

Mid-Texas Symphony Paris to Prague David Mairs, conductor 4/27, Sun @ 4pm Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre

The Fabulous Thunderbirds 4/11, Fri @ 8pm Gruene Hall

Dale Watson 4/18, Fri @ 8pm Luckenbach Dancehall

John Wolfe 4/11, Fri @ 9pm John T. Floore Country Store

JB and the Moonshine Band 4/18, Fri @ 9pm John T. Floore Country Store

LIVE THEATRE The Clean House 4/3-12, Thu-Sat @ 7:30pm Sun (3/30 only) @ 2pm Elizabeth Huth Coates Theatre Ingram

Aaron Watson 4/19, Sat @ 8pm Gruene Hall

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

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

Lost In Yonkers 4/11-27, Fri-Sat @ 7:30pm Sun @ 2pm Fredericksburg Theatre Company Steve W. Shepherd Theater

Conrad and the Country Legends 4/26, Sat @ 8:15pm Leon Springs Dancehall

The Mavericks 4/13, Sun @ 8pm John T. Floore Country Store

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

Smoke on the Mountain 4/4-27, Fri-Sat @ 8pm Sun @ 2pm (No show on Sun, 4/20) Circle Arts Theatre New Braunfels

Ray Wylie Hubbard 4/25, Fri @ 8pm Gruene Hall

Amber Digby & Midnight Flyer 4/12, Sat @ 8pm Kendalia Halle

FREE BEVERAGE

The Rainmaker 4/4-13, Fri-Sat @ 7:30pm Sun @ 2:30pm Playhouse 2000 @ VK Garage Theatre - Kerrville

Mike and the Moonpies 4/19, Sat @ 9pm Luckenbach Dancehall

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Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean 4/11-5/4, Fri-Sat @ 7:30pm Sun @ 2:30pm The Wimberly Players

Miscellaneous Poteet Strawberry Festival 4/4-6, Fri / 6pm-12am Sat / 10am-1am Sun / 10am-11pm Poteet Strawberry Festival Grounds 15th Annual San Antonio Highland Games and Celtic Music Festival 4/5-6, Sat / 9am-7pm Sun / 11am-6pm Helotes Fairgrounds

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

Located in Rivercenter Mall on 3rd Level 849 East Commerce 210-229-1420 www.sanantoniocomedyclubs.com

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

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

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

10% military discount

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

Complimentary House Dessert with order of an entrée.

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

111 W. Crockett Street, Suite 101
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*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.

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301 Alamo Plaza •210-224-9299

Free Queso & Chips

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

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

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10% OFF Entrée Offer

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Tower of the Americas

Parties of LESS than 8

FREE FLAUTAS

(seasoned chicken rolled up in a tortilla)

Parties of 8 or MORE LA PACHANGA APPETIZER (Cup of Queso, beef tacos and flautas)

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

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One coupon per table per visit. Offer at Riverwalk location only. Must present coupon. Expires 04/30/2014.

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701 Bowie, San Antonio, TX 78205

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

Ticket includes unlimited access to Observation Deck, Flags over Texas & 4-D Theater Ride. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Limit one $2.00 off coupon per person. No cash Value. Expires 04/30/14.

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

Max value $7.99, not valid with any other offer, one per table, not valid during happy hour. Expires 04/30/14.

FREE CHIPS & QUESO

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

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Visit Us At The Republic of Texas Restaurant & Nightclub and receive a complimentary order of Chips & Queso. 526 Riverwalk • 210-226-6256 Minimum purchase of $25.00. Not valid with any other offers. Subject to Blackout Dates. One Coupon per table. Expires 04/30/2014

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