Page 1

AUGUST 2017

The Official Magazine of

FIRST FRIDAYS A calendar event

FREE ART WALK

Step-by-step guide to public art

DINING OUT

Great meals for a good cause

RIVER CITY DEAD

Murder mystery on the River Walk

VISIT US: THESANANTONIORIVERWALK.COM • COUPONS & MAPS INSIDE


25 Years of Perfection JOIN US FOR LUNCH & DINNER 7 DAYS A WEEK

Certified Angus Beef® • Steaks • Chicken • Ribs & more options to choose from, made from scratch daily!

HAPPY HOUR MONDAY - FRIDAY Mon - Fri • 3pm - 7pm (Available in the Bar Only)

Customized Menus for any Occasion Drop & Go • Catering Banquet Room Available for Events Best Steakhouse - Reader’s Choice Gold Medal Winner, San Antonio Express News

502 RIVER WALK • (210) 222-9092 11745 I-10 W. • (210) 641-6447 16910 US 281 N. • (210) 402-6621 11812 BANDERA RD. • (210) 372-0795 2885 CINEMA RIDGE RD. • (210) 521-3570 SAN MARCOS 221 SESSOM DR. • (512) 396-5255 (AT AQUARENA SPRINGS NEAR TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY)

60 LOCATIONS & GROWING

saltgrass.com

OutdOOr dining alOng the river Walk, P r i vat e e v e n t s & C O C k ta i l r e C e P t i O n s , l i v e M u s i C F r i d ay & s at u r d ay n i g h t s 5 1 7 N. Pres a • Sa n A n to n io R iver Wal k 2 1 0 .2 2 9 .1 0 1 0

Like Us & We’ll Love You Back!

Facebook.com/LandrysSeafood • LandrysSeafood.com

110 EAST CROCKETT San Antonio River Walk 210.277.6300 RAINFORESTCAFE.COM


The

T C C O E M F R B E O P on the San Antonio River Walk &

NAKED IGUANA

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Menus Daily

e

Also everyday enjoy breakfast until 1pm, $11 food specials and Happy Hour from 3pm-6pm and Reverse Happy Hour 9pm-11pm.

Weekend Special

One child eats FREE with each adult entrÊe purchase 9:30am–3pm. Sunday Funday: Mimosa $3.75 | Bloody Mary $3.75 | Tecate $3.75

* f f 25 Otary in

%

mili Active or with ID. uniform upons our co l l a e Se k! in bac

421 E. Commerce St. d (210) 226-8462 riorioriverwalk.com or nakediguanariverwalkbar.com *Does not include daily specials, appetizers, happy hour, buffet, alcohol or desserts. Not to be used in conjunction with other coupons.


JULY 2017 • RIO MAGAZINE

IN EVERY ISSUE

IN THIS ISSUE

GUIDES

FEATURES

10 FOOD & DRINK

Dining Out—Giving Back by Johnnie De La Garza

22 SHOPPING

Make Shopping a Calendar Event: First Fridays

by Dawn Robinette

14 KIDS & FAMILY When Nature Calls

18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Romance, Mystery & Mayhem on the River Walk by Susan Yerkes

Food & Drink

40

Arts & Entertainment

42 Shopping

MAPS

26 HISTORY & CULTURE

44

River Walk

by Denise Richter

45

Museum Reach & King William

47

Shops at Rivercenter

Ditch the Gym, Go on an Art Walk

by Carole Miller

38

30 HEALTH & RECREATION The River is Calling. Will you answer? by Michele Stanush

50 Downtown 55

Greater San Antonio

COUPONS SPOTLIGHT

58 Coupons

51 Splashtown

14

10

26 ON THE COVER

@TheSanAntonioRiverWalkOfficial

The cover photo was taken by amateur photographer Tim Smith, a San Antonio resident. He decided to take up photography only two years ago when visiting the Grand Canyon. Smith is self-taught through photography books. The River Walk is a favorite spot of his. RIO Magazine is the official publication of the San Antonio River Walk Association. All expressions of opinions and statements of supposed facts are published on the authority of the writer and cannot be regarded as expressing the views of the San Antonio River Walk Association or its Publisher. Advertisements do not imply sponsorship or endorsement by the San Antonio River Walk Association or its Publisher.

4 RIO Magazine

22

@TheSAriverwalk

TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com #SAriverwalk

The San Antonio River Walk Hugman thesanantonioriverwalk

thesanantonioriverwalk.com


www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

RIO Magazine

5


2017 San Antonio River Walk Association The San Antonio River Walk Association’s mission is to promote, protect and preserve the River Walk. This is done through special events, public education, social media, and RIO Magazine. The association also serves as an advocate for member businesses. For more information, call 210-227-4262. PRESIDENT Laurence Seiterle Zurich Properties PAST PRESIDENT Tammy Peacock-Werline Topgolf TREASURER Pierre Olivier Casa Rio Restaurant

SECRETARY Mae Escobar aMAEzing Marketing Group MEMBER AT LARGE Maria Martinez Marriott Plaza San Antonio

CHAIR, OPERATORS COMMITTEE Andreas Esparaza Boudro’s EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Maggie Thompson San Antonio River Walk Association EX-OFFICIOS John Carbajal San Antonio Restaurant Association Jim Mery Center City Development and Operations Department Anthony Piazzi Centro San Antonio Steven Schauer San Antonio River Authority

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Bob Buchanan The Original Mexican Restaurant

Shanon Miller Office of Historic Preservation, COSA

Kevin Donohue Donohue Media

Ric Morales Silver Eagle Distributors

Michael Dudek The Westin Riverwalk

Andres Munoz Visit San Antonio

Sammie Guajardo Topgolf

Brad Parscale Giles-Parscale

James Kinney Splashtown

Anant Patel Shops at Rivercenter

Kevin Latone Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk

Ryan Wood Dick’s Last Resort

Joe Melton Embassy Suites Riverwalk

6 RIO Magazine

thesanantonioriverwalk.com


W h AT S A M h O U S T O N R E A L Ly S A I d

— Sam Houston

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

A T E XAS B ISTRO

on the

RIVER WALK

2 1 0 . 2 2 4 . 8 4 8 4 / 4 2 1 e. c o m m e r c e / s a n a n t o n i o / b o u d r o s . c o m


EDITOR’S LETTER The Official Magazine of the River Walk

PUBLISHER

Louis Doucette Louis@travelingblender.com EDITOR A SegCity Segway tour qualifies as grand finale fun!

Paula Schechter Editor@RiverWalkSA.org GUEST EDITOR/INTERNSHIP

Stephanie Gonzalez BUSINESS MANAGER

AUGUST IS SUMMER’S GRAND FINALE! The month of August gets a bum wrap. Sandwiched between a new school year and the holiday season, what are we to do with these last four weeks of summer? Have fun, of course! The August issue of RIO Magazine is packed with enjoyable ideas to make summer’s grand finale memorable. For family entertainment, read the story, “When Nature Calls,” with lots of outdoor, big movement activities. For the culturally minded walkers, enjoy a free River Walk art walk with twelve stops over one-mile scenic path outlined in the “Ditch the Gym, Go on an Artwalk,” story. Sustenance is required for any great adventure and San Antonio’s Restaurant Week, August 12–26, features over 70 restaurants throughout the city. Each eatery serves special three-course prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner ranging in price from $10–$35. Read more about this fourteen-day culinary experience in the story, “Dining Out, Giving Back.” Don’t forget to make good use of the coupons in the back of RIO Magazine. Check out our mobilefriendly website, TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com to gather more inspiration for having fun during the highly unappreciated eighth month of the year.

Vicki Schroder Vicki@travelingblender.com ADVERTISING SALES

San Antonio: Janis Maxymof janismaxymof@gmail.com Gerry Lair gerry@travelingblender.com Janet Sandbach janet@travelingblender.com Madeleine Justice madeleine@travelingblender.com Austin: Sandy Weatherford sandy@travelingblender.com

@TheSanAntonio RiverWalkOfficial @theSAriverwalk

Paula Schechter

Editor, Rio Magazine Editor@RiverWalkSA.org

TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com

The San Antonio River Walk Hugman thesanantonioriverwalk

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 San Antonio River Walk Association. Reproduction in any manner in whole or in part is prohibited without the express written consent of the San Antonio River Walk Association. Material contained herein does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the San Antonio River Walk Association or its staff. Rio Magazine, the Publisher and the San Antonio River Walk 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 San Antonio River Walk 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 San Antonio River Walk Association. All submissions become the property of the San Antonio River Walk 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.”

8 RIO Magazine

thesanantonioriverwalk.com


My American vodka beats the giant imports every day. Try American! It’s better.

thesanantonioriverwalk.com

RIO Magazine

9


Food & Drink

Dining Out—Giving Back By Johnnie De La Garza

FOODIE ALERT! AUGUST IN SAN ANTONIO MEANS STAYING COOL AT YOUR FAVORITE WATERING HOLE, GETTING READY FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL TAX-FREE DAYS, AND DINING OUT. THAT’S RIGHT, FOR ANYONE WHO LIVES TO EAT AND TRY NEW FOODS, THE ALAMO CITY IS THE PLACE TO BE THIS MONTH.

Left to right: Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille Pork Chop and Dessert Trio.

One of the biggest foodie events of the year is Culinaria Restaurant Week, August 12-26. The wonderful thing about Restaurant Week is it gives people an opportunity to try a wide array of eateries at very reasonable prices. This year Culinaria expands into the Boerne and New Braunfels markets. Reservations are highly encouraged at all participating restaurants during this culinary extravaganza. What might one find on Restaurant Week menus?

The wonderful thing about Restaurant Week is it gives

people an opportunity to try a wide array

of eateries at very

reasonable prices.

10 RIO Magazine

Ever tried that famous, out-of-this-world Pork Chop Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille is known for? Get ready to tantalize those taste buds. This classy steakhouse has a dinner menu planned that will blow you away. Start with an amazing Wedge salad topped with scrumptious goodies oozing down the sides of crisp lettuce, or Kale Salad with an unusual spicy/cool Jalapeno Mint Vinaigrette. Can’t go wrong either way. The second course is the above-mentioned Pork Chop. Carved tableside, this hand selected prime chop is cured, roasted, slow-smoked and caramelized to a juicy finish, and served with homemade applesauce. It’s mouth-watering good and will fill up even the most ravenous appetite. The dessert trio: vanilla bean crème brulée, chocolate crunch,

and praline cheesecake are all sweet winners. Perry’s, located about 25 minutes northwest of downtown, is an award-winning upscale steakhouse in a modern setting. Their Bar 79 serves one-of-a-kind craft cocktails like the old school, not too sweet, Mai Tai served with an Orchid. Sit back and relax to the live piano music while dining. For the chance to merge Texas history with world-class cuisine, step into Boudro’s Texas Bistro. This popular eatery is housed in a historic River Walk building erected in the late 1800’s when San  Antonio was the largest  and most “cultured” city in the new, somewhat wild, state of Texas. Boudro’s started out serving Louisiana Cajun style dishes, many of which are still on the menu today. Alongside those options are new dishes that reflect the Southwest and Gulf Coast regions. The Boudro’s Grilled Texas Bobwhite Quail on their lunch menu comes served with a creamy mushroom risotto, butter glazed asparagus, cured egg yolk with a rich, savory perigourdine sauce to bring it all together. The Maple Leaf Farms Duck Confit dinner entree nests on fragrantly roasted pepper quinoa, roasted vegetable and a dabbling of classic French Bordelaise sauce. Included on the menu are soup/salad choice and something yummy to pacify that

thesanantonioriverwalk.com


CULINARIA is a charitable organization promoting San Antonio as a premier food and wine destination, so when you eat at participating restaurants during Restaurant Week, $1 from each lunch or $2 from each dinner is a charitable gift which helps support the restaurant community and provides funds for education in the city. Participating restaurants offer three-course prixfixe lunch and/or dinner menus within two pricing tiers. Tier I establishments will offer a three-course menu at a $15 price for lunch or $35 for dinner. Tier 2 establishments will offer a three-course menu at a $10 price for lunch or $25 for dinner. To get the full list of participating restaurants go to: culinariasa.org/ san-antonio/restaurantweek-2 Ostra’s Mahi Mahi

thesanantonioriverwalk.com

RIO Magazine

11


Food & Drink

Left to right: Akaushi Beef Hot Dog and a nice cold one at Market on Houston; Candied Corn Cremeux at Market on Houston.

Duck Confit at Boudros.

sweet tooth. And no one can resist adding Boudro’s most popular menu item, the chunky tableside guacamole, to their meal. It’s the best in San Antonio and probably the world! Did someone say seafood? Anyone preferring some fresh-caught delicacies from the sea should consider Ostra. This River Walk AAA Four Diamond eatery is a romantic spot to enjoy some of the best fish in downtown. Ostra prides itself on bringing chef inspired “fish of the moment” unique items to their menu using sustainable, seasonal catches. There’s the tempting Seafood Pappardelle which melds together shrimp, lobster, blue crab and ripe tomatoes using a luscious, creamy sherry reduction. The Grilled Mahi Mahi over a light sundried tomato quinoa salad with the earthy flavors of fennel and roasted artichoke is hard to resist. This is seafood cuisine at its finest. Their very popular Oyster Bar is the largest in town and includes a variety of oyster, clams, crab, shrimp, and ceviche. With the biggest selection of tequilas & Mezcal’s in downtown, their award-winning wine collection, and River Walk patio dining, this is a prime date night setting.

click on this: PERRY’S STEAKHOUSE & GRILLE perryssteakhouse.com BOUDRO’S TEXAS BISTRO boudros.com

12 RIO Magazine

OSTRA omnihotels.com/hotels/ san-antonio-mokara/ dining/ostra MARKET ON HOUSTON marketonhouston.com

How about a Texas Akaushi beef dog on a warm poppy roll topped with smoky hickory bacon, sautéed portabella mushroom, spicy poblano and sweet onion drizzled with beer cheese all atop shoestring fries? Add to that a craft brew or microbrew. It’s what’s for lunch at Market on Houston (M.O.H.). Chef Rudy Martinez creates playful recipes using what’s fresh from local farmers through his partnership with GO TEXAN. His dishes reflect the evolution of native diners who insist on market to table flavor. The Bexar Salad incorporates summer vegetables which are dressed with a refreshing avocado cucumber mint sauce. Keep everything light by adding a glass of Pinot Grigio from the M.O.H. enormous wine selection. And with the historic Majestic Theatre directly across the street, diners can enjoy a lunch or dinner on the patio before a performance or coffee with a dessert of Late Summer Candied Corn Cremeux with Cookie Nut Crumble after the show. Johnnie De La Garza has been a writer and restaurant reviewer in the San Antonio area for over 11 years. A world traveler & foodie, she enjoys sharing her adventures and latest finds where ever the road takes her. Check out her blog at www.flicksandfood.com. thesanantonioriverwalk.com


Kids & Family By Carole Miller

WHEN NATURE CALLS

San Antonio BCycle

“And don’t worry if it’s been a while, it’s just like riding a...well... you know.” 14 RIO Magazine

thesanantonioriverwalk.com


IT IS ESTIMATED THE AVERAGE AMERICAN CHILD SPENDS LESS THAN TEN MINUTES A DAY PLAYING OUTDOORS AND MORE THAN 7 HOURS A DAY IN FRONT OF A SCREEN. THIS PHENOMENON HAS EVEN EARNED THE MONIKER, “NATURE DEFICIT DISORDER” AND CONTRIBUTES TO SENSORY AND ATTENTION DISORDERS, OBESITY AND ILLNESSES—BOTH EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL. Nature may seem less exciting than the nonstop action of video games, but being immersed in nature activates more senses because you can see, hear, smell and touch everything in an outdoor environment compared to the onedimensional world behind a screen. Just being outside has been found to reduce symptoms of attention deficit disorder. And children who spend time outside are also less likely to develop myopia (nearsightedness). Simply being exposed to the sun provides Vitamin D that strengthens the immune system and makes bones grow stronger. It also releases endorphins, which can raise and stabilize children’s moods.

Ride like the wind

So you’re standing outside with the kids. Now what? Grab your bicycle (it’s probably hiding behind the Christmas decorations) and ride like the wind because bicycling is a healthy outdoor activity that the entire family can enjoy together. Children develop strength, balance, and overall fitness and burn calories while having fun. Cycling also strengthens the heart, lungs, lower-body muscles, bones and is a great, low-impact exercise for strengthening the muscles surrounding the knees. Top to bottom: Mission Kayak; Cibolo Nature Center & Farm.

thesanantonioriverwalk.com

Both Brackenridge and Hemisfair parks have beautiful bike trails to explore or you can enjoy your own, personal sightseeing tour of downtown. Tour San Antonio’s historic missions by bike using the eight-mile-long mission portals that connect all

four missions­—Concepcion, San Jose, San Juan, and Espada. If you can’t get to your bike past the Christmas decorations or couldn’t get it on the plane as a carry on—no problem! You can rent one from a B Cycle station. They are located all over downtown. And don’t worry if it’s been a while, it’s just like riding a...well...you know. All you have to do is walk up to any B Cycle station and let the directions guide you step-by-step to pay with a credit card and select a bike. Or you can sign up for a membership online and pay by the day, month or year. And since biking burns between 470-650 calories per hour, you can enjoy a guiltfree, post-ride treat with the kids.

Whatever floats your boat

Another outdoor activity the whole family can enjoy is kayaking. Kayaking is the perfect way to get the entire family back to nature because it doesn’t require a lot of strength. Everyone from infants to elderly can enjoy this healthy and fun activity. In addition to working your biceps, triceps, shoulders and upper back, kayaking is a great cardiovascular workout. It is a low-impact exercise so there is much less risk of wear-and-tear on joints and tissues and it burns up to 450 calories per hour. The best place to go kayaking is on the Mission Reach section of the San Antonio River just south of downtown. It is open from sunrise ‘til sunset and offers eight miles of paddling trails. Mission Kayak is a rental company that offers shuttle trips, group tours led by certified instructors, hourly rentals, tandem kayaks that seat up to two adults and one child, classes for beginners and even mobile kayak rentals where they will bring the kayaks to you at any city park.

RIO Magazine

15


Kids & Family

Take a hike

Wrench your family from their favorite screen and go for a hike together. Hiking also has many health benefits for children including: improved cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, better bone health, less chance of developing obesity and/ or risk factors for heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes and lower risk of depression and anxiety. It also prepares children to learn in school and helps them sleep better. Hiking/walking nourishes both the body and the mind and cultivates imagination. There is something extra special about spotting native flora and fauna with your children and letting them explore in a beautiful, safe environment. It is also a great opportunity for everyone to “unplug” and take a break from social media, emails and all those stressful distractions. Plus, parents will be surprised what they learn about their children by simply listening and letting the kids do all the talking. Some great exercise, communing with nature and perhaps a wildlife experience or two can be experienced at the Cibolo Nature Center and Farm, located about 40 minutes north of downtown in Boerne. The whole family can view giant dinosaur tracks, visit Marshland turtles and fish, spread their toes in the Cibolo mud and go hiking for miles and miles. The Cibolo Nature Center & Farm is located on what once was the Herff Ranch, established in 1852. The banks of the constantly-flowing Cibolo Creek are lined with tall Cypress trees, preserving the look and feel of the Cibolo Creek as it appeared hundreds, maybe even thousands, of years ago. Bring a picnic, bring the dog or bring your horse (seriously) for an outdoor experience like no other.

Cibolo Nature Center & Farm

All work and no play

click on this: SAN ANTONIO BCYCLE sanantonio.bcycle.com MISSION ADVENTURE TOURS missionadventuretours.com CIBOLO NATURE CENTER & FARM cibolo.org

In the past 20 years, the obesity rate among children ages 6 to 11 more than doubled. And the rate of clinically obese adolescents ages 12 to 19 more than tripled. This is mainly due to lack of physical activity. So, go outside and have some fun. Enjoy the fresh air and get some exercise together. Every parent feels like there just isn’t enough time to do everything, so don’t try to over-plan playtime. Just go outside to the nearest playground. The Surgeon General says playground equipment gets children moving and having fun at the same time. Slides provide climbing exercise for the legs, bars exercise arms and shoulders, jungle gyms strengthen arms, legs and shoulders and all the equipment together encourages children to run from one piece to another, giving them a healthy dose of cardiovascular, heart-healthy exercise. Carole Miller has been a freelance writer and mother in the Alamo City for longer than she would like to admit. Her children Sydney, Nick and Faith could use some more time outside since their mother is always writing articles on her computer.

16 RIO Magazine thesanantonioriverwalk.com Magazine thesanantonioriverwalk.com


thesanantonioriverwalk.com

RIO Magazine

17


Arts & Entertainment

ROMANCE, MYSTERY & MAYHEM on the RiverWalk The new novel River City Dead by local author Nancy West, is an engaging example of art imitating life. The author, born in Texas and raised in San Antonio, features the fourth book in her Aggie Mundeen murder mystery series here in the River City. By Susan Yerkes “Not every city has a river running through it. And not many women plan a rendezvous at a San Antonio River Walk hotel during Fiesta Week after years of self-imposed celibacy. I was about to make history.”

experience. And I’ve been caroling on a barge with a church group at Christmas.”

[]

Thus begins San Antonio writer Nancy West’s latest novel of “mystery, mayhem and romance,” River City Dead. The fourth book in the Aggie Mundeen series, it’s a light, juicy, summer beach book. (Or, in this case, a river book.) And here, the popular River Walk is more than simply a backdrop to the story – it’s as lovingly described as West’s fictional characters. To West, the River Walk plays a lead role in the life of San Antonio, past and present.

“It’s more than a place –it’s THE place that brings the town together like nothing else,” West said.” It’s like being in paradise.”

“I love to see people every age and stage of life meandering down the River Walk – young people in love, people with babies in strollers, children and older people, military people, so happy to be off base and in the beautiful heart of the city.”

West’s daughter was even married smack dab in the middle of the San Antonio River, on Marriage Island, a historical islet set in the cypressshaded heart of the River Walk. It’s said to be the spot where adventurous Spanish missionary Father Damian Massenet celebrated the area’s first Mass in 1691, and named the river for Saint Anthony – San Antonio. Today, hundreds of weddings are celebrated on the tiny island every year.

“I love to see people every age and stage of life meandering down the River Walk

West was born in Corpus Christi, but grew up in San Antonio, so her personal romance with the River Walk goes back quite a way. After living in St. Louis, Miami, Kansas and Houston with her husband, the couple returned to San Antonio, where they plan to stay. When family or friends visit, she said, the River Walk is the Wests’ number one tourist destination.

“After the wedding, we all just went right over to Paesano’s Restaurant on the River Walk,” West said. “Their food is wonderful. When I know I’m going there, I start thinking about their Shrimp Paesano days in advance.” West also loves to take friends to historic La Villita, on the banks of the river, and to downtown Market Square for great Mexican shopping this side of the border.

In River City Dead, quixotic heroine Aggie Mundeen and her beau, police detective Sam Vanderhoven, plan to take the big “next step” in their relationship during Fiesta San Antonio, a two-week city-wide celebration every April. Perhaps more than any other time of year, during Fiesta the River Walk and downtown are packed with lively, colorfully dressed crowds, and traditional music, dance and spectacle wait around every river bend.

“We always take visitors to Casa Rio for Mexican food, and we take them to Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub – the sing-alongs are so fun! They can get a little raucous, but it’s a great celebration of life and foolishness.”

Yet West’s vivid word pictures could apply to the city year-round, and the vivid descriptions and historic tidbits sprinkled liberally throughout the tale led one reviewer to describe the book as “like taking a vacation while reading a mystery.”

“I also love the river barges,” she added.” We celebrated my mother-inlaw’s birthday with dinner on a River Walk barge, which is just a great

The reader can amble the River Walk “on flagstones cemented together with grout and banked by tropical foliage”…”meander past hotels, restaurants

18 RIO Magazine

thesanantonioriverwalk.com


Photo credit: Bow Howen, VisitSanAntonio

Photo credit: VisitSanAntonio

and shops and watch natives and tourists cruise the river on flat-bottomed barges.” You can almost see yourself there, in the green shade of the river, surrounded by “raised stonebanked beds against outside walls…filled with philodendron, banana plants, California fan palms, date palms, sago palms and colored with pentas.” Or in the cool of the evening, when, West writes, “We plopped on a bench let walkers pass by and enjoyed the serenity of the lazy river. Lights strung from Cedar Elms, Lacy Oaks, Texas Red Oaks and Bald Cypress trees twinkled overhead and reflected in the water.” The book is packed with interesting facts, too -- some of them new to even long-time San Antonians. Casa Rio, the first restaurant to open its doors on the River Walk in 1946, sits just below the Commerce Street Bridge, the oldest bridge on the River Walk, directly across from the former office of architect

RIVERSIDE READING: NON-FICTION:

FICTION:

American Venice: The Epic Story of San Antonio’s River by Lewis F. Fisher

In Big Trouble by Laura Lippmann

The River Spectacular: Light, Sound, Color and Craft on the San Antonio River by Wendy Weill Atwell

Big Red Tequila by Rick Riordan Charade by Sandra Brown 

San Antonio Uncovered: Fun Facts and Hidden Histories by Mark Louis Rybczyk 100 Things to Do in San Antonio Before You Die by Denise Richter thesanantonioriverwalk.com

RIO Magazine

19


Arts & Entertainment

Robert H. H. Hugman, “the father of the River Walk.” Casa Rio sits on part of a land grant by the King of Spain in 1777, and the Spanish colonial hacienda first built there is the core of the restaurant. The home’s “cedar door and window lintels, fireplace, and thick rock walls” still remain. It was at Casa Rio, too, that the first commercial canoes, gondolas and paddle boats, which evolved into tour and dinner barges, were launched on the river. West gives a mini-history of Hugman and his vision for the River Walk. “San Antonio reminded him of cities in Spain with narrow, winding streets barred from traffic. He viewed the river as a centerpiece, with shops and restaurants on the banks.” Hugman began working on his vision of an “American Venice” in the 1920s, but his ideas were repeatedly thwarted, and even scorned by some. Even after Hugman’s plans were accepted, money was raised and FDR’s Works Progress Administration (WPA) began to build the River Walk, Hugman was fired from the project he had created. It wasn’t until the ‘70s that Hugman’s visionary role was finally widely acknowledged, when San Antonio’s chapter of the American Institute of Architects honored him publicly for the River Walk. “While everyone else stood and cheered,” Aggie tells Sam, “Hugman cried.” A guidebook’s worth of fascinating facts are interwoven with the juicy, fast-paced plot of River City Dead, from a whirlwind tour of Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, where more than 83,000 veterans are buried,

• •

PLANNING • • A TRIP • TO • • • • • WALK? • and the• RIVER SAN• ANTONIO

• • • • • • • • Readers’ • Review: • • • • • •I have visited • the • • • • • Antonio River • San • • • • • • Walk. I wish I had •read this book • first. • • • • • • • • • • • • • •Humor, sadness, • • • • • suspense, and • • tragedy•—something• • • • for everyone. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •Like taking•a vacation • • • • • reading a mystery... • while • • • • • • a great series with fun THE• PERFECT• KEEPSAKE • characters. • • • • ! • • • • • • • The author has done her • •Aggie is funny, • really funny. • • homework•researching• book as • the • • This • is categorized • • historical•and a humorous mystery, but it cultural background of • • is much • more. • • San Antonio. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Pick up this fun summer read at the Wyndham Riverwalk, • • Twig Books • and Barnes • and Noble • or order • it online.• 20 RIO Magazine

many with their wives and children, to “San Antonio’s original neighborhood,” La Villita, “now a historic arts village.” West describes one actual shop, Casa Manos Alegres, where “a sea of colorful products from San Antonio, Mexico, and Central and South America covered every surface…Ecuadorian beaded necklaces, earrings, belts, purses, wristbands and hair bands. Embroidered Mexican dresses hung in wall niches along with embroidered baby dresses… papier-mâché ornaments lay on tables, and papiermâché piñatas hung overhead.” In the book, Aggie is fascinated by the many artistic references she sees to Mexico’s Dia De Los Muertos Photo credit: Richard Nowitz (Day of the Dead) festival, which has grown to yearround popularity in recent years. She sees traditional Dia de Los Muertos skulls all around downtown. “Skulls were made into jewelry. Others were made of plaster with jeweled eye sockets. Larger ones were drawn on t-shirts. A few were large enough to hang on the wall” West writes. Of course, the skulls, like many of the unique and characteristic San Antonio artifacts West and her character’s encounter, will wind up playing parts in the dangerous exploits and misadventures of West’s headstrong heroine. But to find out more – including whether Sam and Aggie end up on Marriage Island --you’ll need to read for yourself. Susan Yerkes is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, travel writer and voracious reader. Growing up in her parents’ bookstore in San Antonio, she learned to travel through books long before she backpacked around the world. Keep up with her on Facebook, Instagram and at LOCALCommunityNews.com

click on this: The San Antonio River Walk thesanantonioriverwalk.com Nancy G. West–Aggie Mundeen Mystery Series nancygwest.com Casa Rio casa-rio.com Paesanos Riverwalk paesanosriverwalk.com Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub durtynellyspub.com Texas State Historical Association tshaonline.org/handbook/online/ articles/fhu54

River Art Group, Inc riverartgroup.com Marriage Island marriageisland.com The Twig Bookstore thetwig.com Barnes and Noble barnesandnoble.com Trinity University Press tupress.org Wings Press wingspress.com

thesanantonioriverwalk.com


end 50 yea g rs le in the a

Making.

SHRIMP PAESANO

Some things are not to be missed. The River Walk. The Alamo. And the Shrimp Paesano at Paesanos Riverwalk. For almost 50 years, locals and visitors alike have enjoyed the contemporary setting, Italian/Mediterranean cuisine and Old World service you won’t soon forget it.

Half Page Horizontal 7.375" x 4.685 - Catlin Lunch

Dinner

7 D ay s a W e e k

111 West Crockett Street (210) 227-2782  www.paesanosriverwalk.com Complimentary House Dessert* with order of an Entrée.

*Offer only vailid at Paesanos Riverwalk location.

Briscoe Western Art Museum June 23 - September 4, 2017 A rare deluxe edition of color plates from George Catlin’s groundbreaking book — one of the most important collections of lithographs chronicling Native American culture produced in the 19th century. George Catlin. Plate 1. North American Indians from Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio. (London: Chatto & Windus. Vincent, Brooks, lithographer, ca. 1875). Courtesy of Jack and Valerie Guenther.

On the River Walk | 210.299.4499 | BRISCOEMUSEUM.ORG thesanantonioriverwalk.com

RIO Magazine

21


Shopping

SHOPPING, A Calendar Worthy Event:

FIRST FRIDAYS By Dawn Robinette

The Brick. Photo by Jackie Willome Photography

When shopping is your true love, there’s nothing better than a monthly shopping date, a sure-fire spark with incredible finds. That’s why First Fridays should be inked into your calendar as a must-do. Spilling out onto the streets of Southtown, First Fridays are an evening of shopping and exploring with art, live music, tasty bites and great drinks to keep the fun flowing as you wander along city blocks. As evening begins on the First Friday of every month, San Antonio’s South Alamo Street (near South Presa Street and flowing all the way to Cesar 22 RIO Magazine

Chavez) transforms with tents, booths, and vendors popping up along the sidewalks. To get the feel of First Fridays, think European street market meets San Antonio flair. As you walk down South Alamo, crossing the bridge over the beautiful San Antonio River, there’s no denying the European resemblance. thesanantonioriverwalk.com


Nazeen’s Pursenality

What treasures can you expect to find without jetting across the Atlantic? Just about anything under the sun, and most of it featuring artistic elements. First Fridays bring together a wide variety of art, from photography, prints and mixed media to textiles and ceramics, along with clothing, jewelry, vintage goods, handmade greeting cards, local honey, jams and jellies, handmade soaps and lotions and more, all with the added bonus that you can usually meet the artist, maker or craftsperson behind the work. And hint: some of San Antonio’s best artists participate, so be San Antonio friendly and chat!

(Top to bottom): Raba Vintage; Boerne Market Days

click on this: BLUE STAR ARTS COMPLEX bluestarartscomplex.com

OLD GRUENE MARKET DAYS gruenemarketdays.com

BRICK AT BLUE STAR WWARTS COMPLEX facebook.com/BrickatBlueStar

THE MARKETPLACE @ OLD TOWN HELOTES helotesmarketplace.com

BOERNE MARKET DAYS boernemarketdays.com

WIMBERLY MARKET DAYS shopmarketdays.com

www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

With this much shopping to cover, you can dive in almost anywhere and roam as your heart desires. There’s a fun element of surprise to First Fridays: private homes will host pop-up artist shops in their yards, porches are transformed into display spaces and you’ll stumble across a band giving an impromptu performance in someone’s driveway. Some homes will have artists’ shows in their living rooms and yes, you’re invited inside. Rule number one is: don’t limit yourself and wear comfortable shoes as you’ll want to walk and take everything in. Depending on your shopping desires, you can stop and explore the different tents, tables, and booths that seemingly mushroom during First Fridays. Be sure to also explore the regular shops and galleries, like La Vida Gallery, with Mexican ceramics, glassware, and textiles, or the gallery and event space known as Eleven Two (for

its address at 1102 S. Alamo.) Its yard is filled with tents and more vendors are inside, including gorgeous, artistic purses made by Nazneen Husain at Nazneen’s Pursenality. Her fabrics, leather, and creations are intricate and definitely one-of-a-kind. There are numerous First Friday destinations to explore, but the mother ship of activity is Blue Star Arts Complex. A mixed-use property along the San Antonio River, Blue Star features galleries, shops, restaurants and The Brick, the heart of the complex and during First Fridays, the home to fantastic vendors, live music, and yummy treats. The kaleidoscope of vendors and activity make The Brick a beehive of activity during First Fridays, when you’ll find a mix of art, vintage, jewelry and treasures. Like everything else First Friday, you never know what will pop up at The Brick. It’s known for flash mobs, impromptu opera performances and pop-ins from traveling artists. Two Brick favorites: Raba Vintage and Rubyzaar. Raba Vintage scours estate and garage sales, searching off the beaten path shops and small town sales to curate a collection of vintage clothing and vinyl to share, saving you the hassle and frustration of hunting on your own. They definitely have their finger on the pulse of what’s hot—and what’s about to be hot—giving shoppers

RIO Magazine

23


Shopping

IF YOU’RE INSPIRED TO MAKE SHOPPING A PERMANENT PART OF YOUR CALENDAR, YOU CAN VENTURE TO PICTURESQUE SETTINGS AND FUN FARE NOT FAR FROM SAN ANTONIO.

Mockingbird Handprints

the inside track on the coolest vintage finds. Rubyzaar features San Antonio at its kitschy, iconic best, immortalized under polyurethane for the coolest coasters around. Their coasters are the perfect gift for a local or anyone you want to treat with a piece of “puro San Antonio”. They also produce custom pieces, so consider working with them to create your own style. Just off The Brick is another stop that captures San Antonio well: Choice Goods Gallery, featuring the work of artist Robert Tatum. From in-your-face tees to prints, messenger bags and more, Choice Goods serves up attitude in an artsy way. Also, be sure to check out Mockingbird Handprints, offering unique textiles and art, as well as ceramics, paper, and print artists. The shop is always changing and evolving, especially since different artists are featured every two months. First Fridays sound too good to miss, but 24 RIO Magazine

sometimes calendars work against us. If you can’t make First Friday, consider popping by The Brick for its Sunday markets (noon – 5 p.m.), and of course, most of the shops and restaurants at Blue Star are open throughout the week. If you’re inspired to make shopping a permanent part of your calendar, you can venture to picturesque settings and fun fare not far from San Antonio. Head west to Boerne for its Market Days, the second weekend of every month, as well its Second Saturday Art Beat, and enjoy a bit of shopping along the city’s beautiful Hill Country Mile. Gruene, the little gem on the banks of the Comal River offers Old Gruene Market Days with more than 100 vendors. Nestled in the historic district on the third weekend of each month, Gruene’s market vibe flows through the neighboring shops as well.

Other regular shopping events can be found in Helotes, where The Marketplace at Old Town Helotes unfolds the first Saturday of each month. Another first Saturday shopping exploration is Wimberly’s Market Days. With plenty of parking, live music and tree-shaded shopping with more than 500 booths, there’s something for everyone. Even better: the Wimberly Lions Club manages the event and all profits from parking, food sales, and booth rentals are donated back to local, state and worldwide charities, scholarships and community projects. So make it a date, mark your calendars and start shopping! An award—winning writer, communications expert and military spouse who likes exploring and shopping in her adopted hometown, Dawn Robinette loves to tell stories. You can read more of her work at Alamo City Moms Blog.

www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com


The coolest coasters around at Rubyzaar

thesanantonioriverwalk.com RIO Magazine

25


History & Culture

DITCH THE GYM

GO ON AN ART WALK

off diabetes and heart disease, it turns out that 15,000 steps are what we actually need to maintain a normal body mass index and metabolic profile.

The distance between San Fernando Cathedral and the Tower of the Americas is 1.1 miles long and will take you approximately 25 minutes to complete. If you retrace your steps, you’ll be almost halfway to your daily goal! San Antonio, first called Yanaguana by the Payayan Indians, was renamed San Antonio in 1691 when Spanish explorers came upon the river on the saint’s feast day, June 13. What better place to start our walking tour than at a marble sculpture of St. Anthony de Padua just outside of San Fernando Cathedral in the heart of downtown?

From the statue, head east and walk across Main Plaza and down steps to Portal San Fernando, a park that connects the plaza to the River Walk, to learn some NUEVA ST history of the San AntonioWRiver. Artist Cecilia Alvarez Muñoz’s work is featured along six landings that lead down to the river. My favorite is one that reads “I was tamed, río amanzado, to yield, to feed, to foster. Me nombraron [they named me] San Antonio who finds the lost.” For those not acquainted with Catholic lore, St. Anthony is the go-to guy for help in finding things you’ve misplaced. Be sure to keep an eye out for the treasures that Muñoz installed throughout the park’s pathways. Cross the river via the Portal San Fernando footbridge. Go down to the River Walk and take a right to pass under the Dolorosa Street bridge. Continue walking and turn

SM AIN

AVE

The statue, completed in 1955, features St. Anthony holding a book (knowledge) in one hand and a spray of

lilies (purity) in the other. The sculpture was designed by Louis Rodriguez, a San Antonio native, who also DOLOROSA worked on the Alamo Plaza’s Cenotaph. S. FLOR ES

enough to help stave

ST.

S

10,000 steps a day are

Instead of enduring a ho-hum treadmill to get your steps in, enjoy this 3,500-step jaunt through downtown San Antonio while taking in more than 10 of the Alamo City’s hundreds of public art pieces.

COMMERCE

S. F LOR E

Just when you think that

ST. N. FLORES

W. HOUSTON

2

5

6

4

26 RIO Magazine

www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com


E. HOUSTON

ST.

ST.

E. CROCKETT ST.

. ET T ST

5

E. NU

POINTS OF INTEREST

AV E

Z

5 Torch Z of Friendship AVE H

AR C

S E. CE

6 St. Anthony de Padua (gift from Potugal)

7

thesanantonioriverwalk.com

BOWIE ST.

10

4 Camino de Galvez CH

8

E. NUEVA ST

7 The Confluence of Civilization in the Americas

12 11

8 Homage to Shigaraki

3 Old Mill Crossing

AR

7

9

2 Portal San Fernando

ES

S. ALAMO ST.

S. PRESA ST.

ST

DWYER AVE

S. MAIN AV

ET ST

VILLITA ST

1 St. Anthony de Padua

E. C

6

E MARK

4

E

EVA

ST.

VA S T.

CE ST.

ET ST

VILLIT A ST.

NAVA RRO

E. NU E

COMMER

W MARK

3

’S RY MA ST. . S

MAIN PLAZA

S. MAIN AVE.

ET ST.

BOWIE ST.

NAVARRO ST.

W. MA RK

A LOSOY

ST.

2

ST.

N. PRESA ST.

COMMERCE

N. ALAMO ST.

OCK W. CR W. CROCKETT ST.

1

BO

COLLEGE ST.

NH AM

. GE ST

E COLL

O ST. NAVARR

N MAIN AVE.

AD ST. SOLED

N. ST. MARY’S

ST. E. HOUSTON

9 Confluence - Lila Cockrell HAVEZ

R E. CESA

C

10 Statues of famous Texans Convention Center 11 Tower of the Americas 12 Grotto de San Antonio

8

RIO Magazine

27


History & Culture

left through a red-tiled tunnel. When you exit, continue along the River Walk and under the St. Mary’s Street bridge. See if you can spot the gargoyle-like faces in the Tower Life Building across the river.

of one in Limerick, Ireland, to quench your thirst. The pub is open Mondays through Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. and noon to 2 a.m. on Sundays.

Continue east along the river to the Navarro Street bridge, where you’ll see a tile mural titled “Old Mill Crossing” created by Ethel Wilson Harris in 1942 as part of the Work Projects Administration (WPA).

From Durty Nelly’s, go up the stairs for a view of the 65-foot bright red Torch of Friendship, a sculpture by Mexican artist Sebastián that symbolizes two cultures, two languages and two roads merging into one. The Mexican government gave the sculpture to the City of San Antonio in 2002.

When you cross under the South Presa Street bridge, you won’t be able to miss the 2-ton bronze sculpture in front of the Briscoe Western Art Museum titled “Camino de Gálvez” by T.D. Kelsey that features a grizzled cowboy and longhorn steers. Take time to tour the Briscoe’s McNutt Sculpture Garden alongside the River Walk for free.

Go down the stairs and take a right toward the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Just before the Commerce Street bridge, you’ll find another statue of St. Anthony de Padua, this one a gift from Portugal for the 1968 World’s Fair, or HemisFair.

From the Briscoe, continue east and cross Rosita’s Bridge, named for beloved MexicanAmerican singer Rosita Fernández, over to the Arneson River Theater, another WPA-era project completed in 1941. The theater is named for Edward Arneson, the WPA’s regional engineer who helped secure funding for the Paseo del Rio (River Walk). Turn left after you cross the bridge and head toward the 21-story Hilton Palacio Del Rio that was built in 202 days for the start of the 1968 World’s Fair, HemisFair. Depending on the time of day, drop into Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub, a replica

9

28 RIO Magazine

Take a right over the footbridge and continue toward the convention center. On the left up high, you’ll see a 110-foot by 22-foot color stone mosaic by Mexican artist Juan O’Gorman titled “The Confluence of Civilization in the Americas” that was created for HemisFair. Along the river level of the convention center, you’ll see ”Homage to Shigaraki,” a glass glaze ceramic mural–the largest in the world–by Stephen Knapp. Inside the Lila Cockrell Theater, don’t miss Ansen Seale’s “Confluence” series that celebrates water and the ensuing cultures in and around San Antonio.

11

The convention center is a good place to take a restroom break and rehydrate. While there, be sure to check out Glenna Goodacre’s bronze statues of famous Texans, including Lyndon B. Johnson, Barbara Jordan, José Navarro and more. Return outside to the river level and head up the stairs through the Lonesome Dove Grotto and waterfall before continuing on the sidewalk that runs between UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) and the Mexican Cultural Institute. Just beyond UNAM, take a left toward the Tower of the Americas, San Antonio’s tallest structure at 750 feet. Designed by local architect O’Neil Ford, the tower was the centerpiece of the 1968 World’s Fair. At the tower, take a left and stroll over to the niches filled with art. Since the walking tour started with St. Anthony, it’s only fitting that it ends with St. Anthony. Local artist Cakky Brawley’s decorative metalwork, “Grotto de San Antonio,” concludes our journey. If you lost anything along the way, retrace your steps and ask St. Anthony for some help! Denise Barkis Richter, Ph.D., author of “100 Things To Do in San Antonio Before You Die,” has been blogging about San Antonio at sanantoniotourist.net since June of 2010. Her love affair with the Alamo City began at HemisFair in 1968. Walking and exploring are two of Denise’s life joys.

12

thesanantonioriverwalk.com


thesanantonioriverwalk.com

RIO Magazine

29


Health & Recreation

By Michele Stanush

The River is Calling WILL YOU ANSWER? The lovely, pulsing channel of water we now call the San Antonio River has been a “life giver” for thousands of years. In bygone eras, it provided drinking water and nourishing fish­—among much else. From a metaphysical point of view, it also stirred the soul. Nineteenth-century American poet Sidney Lanier opined that, at twilight, “...dreams come whispering down the current among the willow sprays.” Today, if you listen carefully, dreams still come whispering down the gentle current. So do shouts of delight. There are countless ways to enjoy the river, particularly along the San Antonio River Walk, the 15-mile-long network of walkways which have expanded and evolved both north and south of the center city. On Saturday, August 5, show up at the downtown horseshoe section bright and early to cheer on participants in the annual Ford River Race. The race, now in its 49th year, was first launched to teach teamwork to boy scouts and later opened to the public. It’s the only time canoeing and kayaking is allowed on this stretch of the river. 30 RIO Magazine

Races start and finish at the riverfront part (the backside) of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. The first heat­—for scouts—starts at 7:15 a.m.; the first heat for the general public starts at 9:15 a.m. As a spectator, there’s plenty to do: applaud the racers; co-pose with winners; check out a free watercraft safety demo; sway to special event music. Meantime, as you watch boaters go by – paddles flying, water spraying -- we’re guessing a couple of things will happen: First, you’ll wish you were racing. So mark next year’s registration deadline on your calendar—a landmark year when the race will be 50 years old and the city itself will be celebrating its 300th birthday! Secondly, you’ll discover how lovely the river is early in the morning. And you don’t need a special event to experience that. Rise with the roosters on another day, fill your water bottle and take a riverside stroll when the day is fresh and young. It’s meditative. It’s also cooler. If

click on this: EXPLORING IDEAS visitsanantonio.com FORD RIVER RACE thesanantonioriverwalk.com/ events/ford-river-race RIVER CITY RUN rivercityrunsa.com MISSION ADVENTURE TOURS missionadventuretours.com SCOOTER POWER TOURS scooterpowertours.com SEGCITY SEGWAY TOURS segcity.com/sanantonio CDC HEAT SAFETY TIPS cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/ heattips.html

thesanantonioriverwalk.com


on tHe SAn AntonIo RIveR WALk.

Your River Walk Stop for Breakfast, Burgers & Beer. • Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAILY • Happy Hour DAILY 3pm-6pm and Reverse Happy Hour 9pm-close • $12 $15 domestic beer buckets • 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!

Cut Our Coupon in back for savings that will have you coming back for more! www.charliewantsaburger.com

223 Losoya Street | (210) 227-0864 thesanantonioriverwalk.com

RIO Magazine

31


Health & Recreation PREFER A MOTOR FOR PROPULSION? If you know how to ride a bike, the folks at Scooter Power Tours say you probably won’t have any trouble on their battery-powered scooters. Grownups can feel like kids again! (Try one out during a short training session to see if you feel comfortable; if not, you don’t have to pay.)

With the river flowing gently under the shade of towering trees, it’s easy to feel as if you’re back in the 1800’s. Oh, except you’re on a computerized, motorized contraption in one of the country’s biggest metropolises.

Scooter Power Tours offers five routes, all starting at its downtown office a block from the Alamo. The most popular for families is the “Mission Concepcion” tour—just under 10 miles round trip—which includes long stretches of scootering (average speed 10-12 mph) along the river’s Mission Reach. Be on the lookout for tall, stately cranes with long, Scooter Power Tours flexible necks—waiting for a hapless fish to wiggle close. The historical highlight is Mission Concepcion— the country’s oldest unrestored stone church. you’re a runner, that’s a nice time to enjoy the river as well. Of course, you can combine jaunts with learning more about There you’re greeted with gothic arches and a vaulted dome that—vibe-wise—will zip you back in time more San Antonio’s rich, colorful history. than 250 years. A starry-eyed couple in love? Consider the northbound tour, which goes up the river’s Museum Reach SAMPLE IDEAS: For runners, River City Run offers a 5K downtown tour at toward the romantic Japanese Tea Garden, with its 60-foot 8 a.m. most Saturdays. Starting and finishing at the Alamo, waterfall and Koi-filled ponds. there are stops at 18 landmarks—including La Villita and San Fernando Cathedral. Oh, and, yes, you’ll run along the Segways are also battery-operated personal transporters. River Walk—at three different stretches. (A 10K run may But they’re a whole different animal. They have two bulky also be offered; check the website. Private 5K and 10K tours tires—side by side—and use computers and sensors to help with self-balancing. Essentially, as the rider, you control the are available seven days a week.) machine by how you lean and by handlebar motion. SegCity For exploring a bit farther south or north, Mission Segway offers various themed tours—from ghost to outlaw Adventures offers 5K tours starting at 9 a.m. Saturdays lore—but the most popular is the 2.5-hour Ultimate, which and Sundays. The casual, customizable runs—offered in hits downtown historic spots as well as that serene stretch two looped routes—may also include walking and peering of River Walk as you head toward King William. With the as you learn about local history. One route goes along a river flowing gently under the shade of towering trees, it’s serene, secluded stretch of the downtown river walk before easy to feel as if you’re back in the 1800’s. Oh, except you’re you ascend into the King William Historic District, lined with on a computerized, motorized contraption in one of the impressive 19th-century homes. Other highlights include country’s biggest metropolises. the Blue Star Arts Complex, the Guenther House, and a tiny taste of the river’s more untamed Mission Reach, which - However, you decide to explore our water-centered city, if you were to take it farther south - stretches toward four remember: your body is also water-centered. August can be Spanish colonial missions. The other running route starts a scorcher so be smart and stay hydrated. Carol Schliesinger north of downtown and winds through the lively Pearl multi- of the San Antonio Metropolitan Heath District reminds that use complex—originally a beer brewery—before descending it’s not just the air temperature that affects how your body to the river’s lush, art-lined Museum Reach. There, you’ll handles heat, it’s also the relative humidity—the combo of learn about visual and aural public art—what inspired the which is called the “heat index.” Hydrate before and during artists—and see other landmarks before exiting the river at outdoor adventures, and consider the cooler times of the the world-class Tobin Center for the Performing Arts and day. Early-morning saunter, anyone? looping back toward your starting point, taking in scenes of the Broadway Street revitalization. Michele Stanush is a free-lance San Antonio writer with a special interest in how human health is affected by factors that have nothing to do with a pharmacy prescription, including movement, breathing, touch, food, water, nature, music, laughter—even friendship and love.

32 RIO Magazine

thesanantonioriverwalk.com


LIKE US!

TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com #SAriverwalk

@TheSanAntonio RiverWalkOfficial @TheSAriverwalk The San Antonio River Walk Hugman thesanantonioriverwalk

thesanantonioriverwalk.com

RIO Magazine

33


Time point (see sche Punto de tiemp (consulte el hor

34 RIO Magazine

thesanantonioriverwalk.com


Southtown to Broadway, Centro Plaza to Sunset Station, and throughout the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site

#letsVIVA Visit VIAinfo.net/VIVA for complete schedule information and locations served by VIVA.

TOBIN Transfer point to CENTER indicated VIA route FOR THE Points of interest PERFORMING ARTS

Time point (see schedule) SOUTHTOWN Punto de tiempo (consulte el horario)

Points of interest

34, 42, 51, 54

INSTITUTE OF TEXAN CULTURES

BLUE STAR ARTS COMPLEX

Puntos de interés

Points of interest

Después de 8 p.m. Puntos de interés

Time point (see schedule) Punto de tiempo VIVA culture (11A) branch to McNay (consulte el horario) Art Museum Bus marquee displays Transfer point to “McNay Museum” indicated VIA route

Time pointVIVA (see schedule) Points of interest culture (11B) branch to Botanical Punto de tiempo Garden Bus marquee displays (consulte el horario) “Botanical Garden”

Transfer point to indicated VIA route Points of interest Punto de trasbordo a ruta de VIA indicada Puntos de interés

Punto de trasbordo a ruta de VIA indicada Puntos de interés

STINSON AIRPORT MISSION SAN JUAN

ALAMODOME

SUNSET STATION

Transfer point to indicated VIA route

Points of interest

AZTEC THEATRE

THE BRISCOE WESTERN ART MUSEUM

11,40

Puntos de interés

Punto de trasbordo a ruta de VIA indicada

Detour

Points of interest

Route closure

Punto de trasbordo a Después de 8 p.m. ruta de VIA indicada

VIA CENTRO PLAZA 3, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 46, 62, 66, 68, 75, 76, 79, 89, 93, 100, 301

Punto de tiempo (consulte el horario) Transfer point to

indicated VIA route CONVENTION CENTERAfter 8 p.m.

551

Punto de trasbordo a ruta de VIA indicada

TransferAfter point8top.m. indicated VIA route

ints of interest

Time point (see schedule)

UTSA DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

Transfer point to indicated VIA route

THE ALAMO SHOPSPunto AT RIVERCENTER de tiempo Time point (see schedule) THE MAGIK THEATRE (consulte el horario)

ter 8 p.m.

54

MISSION SAN JOSÉ 550

Puntos de interés

HEMISFAIR PARK

, 51,

42 Punto de trasbordo a ruta de VIA indicada

40, 301

43, 44

9, 10, 14

nsfer point to icated VIA route

edule) po rario)

MARKET SQUARE

PEARL PARKWAY

SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART

MONTANA ST

CONVENTION CENTER

VIA ELLIS ALLEY PARK & RIDE 24, 25, 100

515

E GRAYSON ST

Punto de tiempo (consulte el horario)

Después de 8 p.m.

THE ALAMO

N ST MARY’S ST E JOSEPHINE ST

PEARL

W NUEVA ST

42 MISSION CONCEPCIÓN

THE DoSEUM

VIA DOWNTOWN INFORMATION CENTER

BRACKENRIDGE PARK

281

MAJESTIC THEATRE

N ST MARY’S ST

SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN

TRAVIS PARK

SAN ANTONIO ZOO JAPANESE TEA GARDEN

Puntos de interés

37

8, 9, 10, 14, 509 THE WITTE MUSEUM

INSTITUTE OF TEXAN CULTURES

centro

Punto de tiempo (consulte el horario)

mission 34, 42, 51, 54

Time point (see schedule)

culture 9, 10, 14

301

E COMMERCE ST

Punto de trasbordo a ruta de VIA indicada

McNAY ART MUSEUM

E HOUSTON ST

ST. PAUL SQUARE

CONVENTION CENTER HEMISFAIR PARK

Time point (see schedule)

40

THE ALAMO

Después de 8 p.m.

11, 301

S NOGALITOS ST

TOBIN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

11

Puntos de interés

Punto de trasbor ruta de VIA indicada

Plan and pay from the palm of your hand. It’s faster and easier with goMobile. Download Today


CHECK THIS OUT! Looking for cool indoor fun during the August heat? These unique attractions offer the perfect blend of fun and bizarre entertainment.

LOUIS TUSSAUD’S WAX MUSEUM RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT RIPLEY’S MOVING THEATRE 4D Get star struck at the newly renovated Louis Tussaud’s Wax Museum which celebrates 30 years of family fun. Snap a selfie with Michael Jackson or any of the over 200 life-like wax figures on display. Visit Ripley’s Moving Theater 4D, a state the art theatre experience of being in the movie. Ripley’s Believe it or Not exhibits artifacts of the odd and unusual nature, such as a shrunken head or an 18th century vampire kit. Will you believe? Ripleys.com/sanantonio

THE BUCKHORN SALOON & MUSEUM TEXAS RANGER MUSEUM Travel back into time and have a cold beer in the same saloon the Mexican Revolution was rumored to be planned by Pancho Villa. The Buckhorn Saloon features two distinct museums, contains the largest collection of buckhorns and antlers in Texas, the other with hundreds of artifacts from the Texas Rangers (think law enforcement, not baseball). Complete your experience by dining on the 1881 burger, a beef and chorizo patty topped with queso fresco and pico de gallo. buckhornmuseum.com 36 RIO Magazine

THE MAGICIAN’S AGENCY See it before it disappears! World class magicians perform in an intimate setting. Catch it before, POOF, it’s gone…show closes August 16th. Magiciansagency.com

THE AMAZING MIRROR MAZE THE VAULT LASER CHALLENGE The Amazing Mirror Maze in Alamo Plaza is a fun attraction everyone can enjoy. Distort your body, trick the eye, and get lost with thousands of mirrors containing infinite reflections of yourself. A separate feature pits man in a race against time in The Vault Laser Challenge. amazingmazes.com thesanantonioriverwalk.


NEW!

ONLINE ORDERING

DENNYS.COM

New! STRAWBERRIES & CREAM PANCAKE BREAKFAST

20% OFF

ENTIR E G U E S T CH ECK One coupon, per table, per visit. Not valid with any other coupons or promotional offers. Coupon has no cash value. No change returned. Taxes and gratuity not included. Alcoholic beverages not included. Valid at participating Denny’s restaurants. Selection and prices may vary. Only original coupon accepted. Photocopied and Internet printed or purchased coupons are not valid. No substitutions. © 2017 DFO, LLC. Printed in the U.S.A. Offer valid for dine-in only. Offer ends 9.1.17

5.00 OFF

$

Bowie S t.

E. Crocket t St.

E. Com merce St. E. Mar ket St .

thesanantonioriverwalk.com

37

Visit your downtown San Antonio Denny’s at 903 E. Commerce St. • San Antonio, TX • 210-223-4321 (Just steps from the Riverwalk, Alamo and downtown hotels)

ANY CHECK OF $15 OR MORE One coupon, per table, per visit. Not valid with any other coupons or promotional offers. Coupon has no cash value. No change returned. Taxes and gratuity not included. Alcoholic beverages not included. Valid at participating Denny’s restaurants. Selection and prices may vary. Only original coupon accepted. Photocopied and Internet printed or purchased coupons are not valid. No substitutions. © 2017 DFO, LLC. Printed in the U.S.A. Offer valid for dine-in only. Offer ends 9.1.17

OPEN 24/7

© 2017 DFO, LLC. At participating restaurants for a limited time only. Selection and prices may vary.

RIO Magazine

37


FOOD & DRINK MI TIERRA

ACENAR 146 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2362 www.acenar.com Mexican - p44 2

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

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

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

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

NECTAR WINE BAR & ALE HOUSE 214 Broadway Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 375-4082 www.nectarsa.com Wine Bar and Ale House - p50 50

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

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

BEN & JERRY’S 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 220-3770 benjerry.com/riverwalksouth.com Ice Cream BIER GARTEN 124-150 Losoya St San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-7299 www.alamobiergarten.com German - p44 36 BOUDRO’S TEXAS BISTRO 421 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-8484 www.boudros.com American - p44 16 CASA RIO 430 E. Commerce San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 225-6718 www.casa-rio.com Tex-Mex - p44 61 CHARLIE WANTS A BURGER SPORTS BAR 223 Losoya San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-0864 charliewantsaburger.com Burgers-Craft Beer - p44 18 CHART HOUSE Tower of the Americas

739 East Cesar E. Chavez

San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-3101 toweroftheamericas.com Seafood/Steakhouse COUNTY LINE BARBEQUE SPORTS BAR 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 229-1941 www.countyline.com BBQ - p44 7 DENNY’S 903 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 210 223 4321 www.dennys.com American 24 hours - p50 5 DICK’S LAST RESORT 406 Navarro San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-0026 www.dickslastresort.com American - p44 6 38 RIO Magazine

GUADALAJARA GRILL 301 South Alamo Street San Antonio, Texas 78205 210-222-1992 www.guadalajaragrill.us Tex-Mex - p44 91 IRON CACTUS MEXICAN GRILL & MARGARITA BAR 200 River Walk San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-9835 www.ironcactus.com Tex-Mex - p44 4 JOE’S CRABSHACK 212 College Street, Suite 100, San Antonio, Texas 78205 Seafood - p44 92 JOE’S CRABSHACK 255 E. Basse Road, San Antonio, Texas 78209 Seafood LA MARGARITA 800 Dolorosa San Antonio, TX 78207 (210) 227-7140 www.lamargarita.com Mexican - p50 4 LANDRY’S SEAFOOD HOUSE 517 N. Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-1010 www.landrysseafood.com Seafood MAD DOGS 123 Losoya Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-0220 maddogs.net British Pub - p44 11 MARBLE SLAB The Shops at Rivercenter 210-227-9100 Ice Cream & Pretzels MARIA MIA 849 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 272-0403 mariamiamexicanbistro.com Mexican - p44 23

Mexican - p50 3

PAESANOS Paesanos River Walk 111 W. Crockett #100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 227-2782 www.paesanosriverwalk.com Italian - p44 91 Paesanos Lincoln Heights 555 East Basse Rd. (210) 828 5191 Italian Paesanos 1604 3622 Paesanos Parkway (210) 493 1604 Italian PICO DE GALLO

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

Mexican- p50 1

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

SALTGRASS STEAK HOUSE 502 River Walk San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-9092 www.saltgrass.com Steakhouse - p44 53 SCHAKOLAD CHOCOLATE FACTORY 112 Broadway Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 354-3322 schakolad.com/store49 Chocolate Boutique - p50 45 SCHILO’S 424 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-6692 www.schilos.com Deli - p50 26 TEXAS DE BRAZIL 313 E. Houston San Antonio., TX 78205 (210) 299-1600 www.texasdebrazil.com Brazilian Steakhouse - p50 27 TEX’S RIVER WALK SPORTS BAR 200 S. Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 270-0786 www.palaciodelrio.com American - p44 80 TONY ROMAS The Shops at River Center 849 E Commerce St San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-7662 tonyromas-sanantonio.com Ribs, Seafood, Steak - p44 66 ZOCCA 420 W. Market San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 444-6070 www.zoccariverwalk.com Italian

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

thesanantonioriverwalk.com


“The Rowd

y O’ Th

e River” 406 nav arro st on the riverwa . lk 210-224 -0026 www .DicksLast

Resort.com

HEY SUCKER, BRING THIS IN FOR A

FREE APPETIZER or FREE KID’S MEAL WHEN YOU PURCHASE AN ADULT ENTRÉE!

thesanantonioriverwalk.com

RIO Magazine

39


ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL EVENTS 8/10 @ 6 p.m.

BRI BAGWELL

County Line Bar-B-Q (IH-10 location) Four-time Texas Female Vocalist of the Year Bri Bagwell performs at the very popular County Line Live Music Series. The price of admission is a donation to the San Antonio Food Bank. Full seating and dining is available on the patio and Happy Hour runs inside. The concert is held at the County Line Bar-B-Q located on IH-10 West between Wurzbach and Huebner Road. CountyLine.com/CountyLineI10.html

8/12-8/26

CULINARIA RESTAURANT WEEK

Through 8/27

Various Restaurants

Get a taste of the Alamo City’s “cuisine scene” during Culinaria Restaurant Week. Local eateries offer special three-course prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner throughout the city. Make your reservations and view the list of participating restaurants at CulinariaSA.org

P A S E O

D E L

R I O

JOSÉ ARPA: A SPANISH PAINTER IN TEXAS Witte Museum

José Arpa: A Spanish Painter in Texas focuses on Arpa’s compelling work that has influenced many great artists, including Porfirio Salinas, and brought Impressionism to Texas. WitteMuseum.org

A S S O C I A T I O N

FESTIVALS & events FORD RIVER RACE

August 5, 7 a.m. - Noon This is a highly-spirited canoe and kayak competition started back in 1969. Come out and watch the races while enjoying music at the Shops at Rivercenter. The course starts and ends at the Chamber of Commerce building. Watercraft safety demo. No admission. More information at TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com.

40 RIO Magazine thesanantonioriverwalk.com


SPECIAL EVENTS & FESTIVALS 8/1-30 Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster Month Sea World San Antonio 8/2 @ 5 p.m. Ten2one: Official 2018 Poster Preview Atrium 8/5-6 @ 9 a.m. Dog Days of Summer! Dogfriendly weekend San Antonio Botanical Garden

8/31-9/3 Steve O Improv Comedy Club

KID’S & FAMILY 8/2 @ 10 a.m. Playdates: Dazzling Dragons San Antonio Museum of Art 8/4 @ 10 a.m. ArtStrolls: Old/New McNay Art Museum 8/4 @ Sunset Dive In Movie: Jaws Splashtown

8/5 @ 7 a.m. Ford Canoe River Race River Walk

8/5 First Saturday at the Alamo The Alamo

8/5 @ 12 p.m. Latin Roots Music and Food Festival La Villita

8/5 @ 1 p.m. Super Chefs Kitchen Demonstration: Wonderful Wrap Witte Museum

8/10-13 B.I.G. Salsa Festival! Grand Hyatt San Antonio 8/19 @ 10 a.m. Farmers and Artisan Market Mission Marquee Plaza 8/30 @ 6:30 p.m. Cocktails and Culture: Whales Part 2 Witte Museum Through 8/12 @ 8:30 p.m. Fiesta Noche del Rio Arneson River Theatre

COMEDY 8/2-6 John Morgan Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 8/3-6 Red Grant Improv Comedy Club 8/9-13 Steve McGrew Improv Comedy Club 8/11-13 Carlos Mencia Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 8/16-20 Shayla Rivera Improv Comedy Club 8/16-20 Tommy Blaze Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 8/23-27 Rodney Laney Improv Comedy Club 8/24-26 Rod Man Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 8/30-9/3 Tom Simmons Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

8/6 @ 11 a.m. First Sundays for Families: Portrait Party San Antonio Museum of Art 8/9 @ 10 a.m. Playdates: Caps for Sale! San Antonio Museum of Art 8/10 @ 10 a.m. Art Crawl: Wiggly, Squiggly, Red and Blue San Antonio Museum of Art 8/10 @ 6 p.m. Second Thursday with Art Music & Drinks McNay Art Museum

8/27 @ 1 p.m. Family Art Play: Painted Plates McNay Art Museum 8/30 @ 10 a.m. Playdates: Perfectly Purple San Antonio Museum of Art Through 9/5 Summer of Tech The DoSeum Through 9/4 Whales: Giants of the Deep Witte Museum Through 9/4 Wild Weather Witte Museum

MUSIC 8/3 @ 7 p.m. John Mayer The Search for Everything World Tour 2017 AT&T Center 8/3 @ 8 p.m. Los Lonely Boys Aztec Theatre 8/5 @ 8 p.m. Loretta Lynn Majestic Theater 8/6 @ 8 p.m. Cristian Castro Majestic Theater 8/6 @ 8 p.m. Maria Bamford Aztec Theatre 8/11 @ 8 p.m. Livingston Taylor Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater

8/22 @ 7 p.m. Ed Sheeran featuring James Blunt AT&T Center

Through 8/14 @ 5 p.m. The Magicians Agency Magic and Illusion Show Frank San Antonio

8/23 @ 7:30 p.m. Linkin Park featuring Machine Gun Kelly AT&T Center

8/17-18 Dixie’s Tupperware Party Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater

8/24 @ 8:30 p.m. Emmanuel Majestic Theater 8/24 @ 7:30 p.m. The Piano Guys Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 8/24 @ 6 p.m. The Powell Brothers County Line Bar-B-Q 8/25 @ 8 p.m. Bobby Rush Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 8/25 @ 8 p.m. Lyle Lovett and His Large Band Majestic Theater 8/25 @ 8 p.m. MattyB Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 8/26 @ 8 p.m. 1964. . . The Tribute Majestic Theater 8/26 @ 9 p.m. City and Colour--USA Tour 2017 Aztec Theatre

8/12 @ 11 a.m. Tech Fair: Future Now! The DoSeum

8/13 @ 7 p.m. Edwin McCain Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater

8/27 @ 8 p.m. Clint Black Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

8/15 @ 3 p.m. H-E-B Read Aloud Witte Museum

8/17 @ 7 p.m. Gente de Zona: Visualizate US Tour Aztec Theatre

Through 8/30 Summer Dance Hall Series every Wednesday Pearl Stable

8/18 @ 7 p.m. Miller Lite Conciertos Originales Aztec Theatre

8/31 @ 8 p.m. Jimmy Herring and the Invisible Whip Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater

8/18 @ 7:30 p.m. Tommy James and the Shondels Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Through 8/6 Hairspray! The Playhouse Theater

8/19 @ 7:30 p.m. Seether, Poison the Parish World Tour Aztec Theatre

8/6 @ 7 p.m. Bring It! Live Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

8/23 @ 10 a.m. Playdates: Beautiful Birds San Antonio Museum of Art

8/20 @ 7 p.m. The Australian Pink Floyd Show Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

8/9-10 @ 7:30 p.m. Fun Home Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

8/26 @ 1 p.m. H-E-B Family Saturday Blue Star Contemporary Art

8/21 @ 7 p.m. OUTCRY Summer Tour 2017 Freeman Coliseum

8/16 @ 10 a.m. Playdates: Egyptian Adventure San Antonio Museum of Art 8/18 @ 10:30 a.m. Toddler Art Play: Watermarks McNay Art Museum 8/19 @ 1 p.m. Health Holidays Kitchen Demonstration Witte Museum 8/20 @ 12:30 p.m. Summer Jazz Concert & Lunch: Jim Cullum Jazz Band McNay Art Museum

PERFORMING ARTS

8/25-9/17 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Woodlawn Theatre

SPORTS & FITNESS 8/4 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Stars vs. Washington Mystics AT&T Center 8/5 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Stars vs. Seattle Storm AT&T Center 8/12 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Stars vs. Atlanta Dream AT&T Center 8/18 @ 10 a.m. Native Plant Walk San Antonio Botanical Garden 8/19 @ 10 a.m. Gardens and Yoga San Antonio Botanical Garden 8/25 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Stars vs. Minnesota Lynx AT&T Center

VISUAL ARTS Through 8/6 California Dreaming works by Ruscha, Hockney & others McNay Art Museum Through 8/13 Juan Mora: Culture Clash McNay Art Museum Through 8/13 Natural Beauty: Fiesta of Land, Water and Sky Witte Museum Through 8/20 The Texas Missions and Churches of Robert Cardinale Institute of Texan Cultures Through 8/27 Groovy: A Psychedelic Summer McNay Art Museum Through 9/3 Bug Mania! San Antonio Zoo Through 1/7 Texas in the First World War Institute of Texan Cultures

Through 8/13 Junie B. Jones, The Musical Magik Theatre RIO Magazine

41


SHOPPING ALAMO PLAZA SHIRTS 325 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-2347 Shirts ALAMO QUARRY MARKET 255 East Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-8885 www.quarrymarket.com Shopping Center THE ALLEY ON BITTERS 555 W. Bitters Rd. San Antonio, TX 78206 (210) 494-3226 www.TheAlleyOnBitters.com Unique collection of shops and artists BONITA RITA’S 245 E. Commerce, #100 San Antonio, TX 78205 CALIENTE HARLEY DAVIDSON 7230 NW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78245 (210) 681-2254 www.calienteharley.com Harley Davidson Rentals CASA SALAZAR 216 E. Houston San Antonio, 78205 210-472-2272 themajestic.com/casa Fine Mexican Imports THE COLLECTION 7959 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 826-3130 thecollectionsanantonio.com Shopping Center CLASSIC OLD TIME PHOTOS 123 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-475-9899 Photos DEL SOL OF SAN ANTONIO 321 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-231-0900 www.delsol.com Clothing DOS CAROLINAS 303 Pearl parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 224-7000 www.doscarolinas.com Custom Handmade Guayaberas EL MERCADO 514 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78207 210-207-8600 www.sanantonio.gov/marketsquare Traditional Mexican Market FIESTA ON MAIN 2025 North Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 738-1188 www.alamofiesta.com Mexican cultural gifts, pinatas 42 RIO Magazine

THE FIESTA STORE 2611 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78215 210-227-5191 www.fiesta-sa.org FIVE & DIME GENERAL STORE 101 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-233-0166 fiveanddimegs.com General Merchandise GALLERY VETRO CREATIVE ARTGLASS 250 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-354-0001 Glass Art, Jewelry, Gifts GARCIA ART GLASS 715 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-1400 www.garciaartglass Hand Blown Glass

NORTH STAR MALL 7400 San Pedro San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 340-6627 www.northstarmall.com Shopping MalL

HUEBNER OAKS 11745 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78230 shophuebneroaks.com Shopping Center

PARIS HATTERS 119 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-3453 www.parishatters.com Cowboy Hats - p50 6

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

PENNERS DOWNTOWN 311 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-2487 www.pennersinc.com Iconic Men’s Clothing Store

KENDRA SCOTT 310 East Basse Rd. #101 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 591-7180 www.kendrascott.com Jewelry LOS PATIOS 2015 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 655-6171 www.lospatios.com Unique local shops LUCCHESE BOOT COMPANY 255 East Basse Rd #800 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9419 www.lucchese.com Custom Boots and Western wear MELISSA GUERRA 303 Pearl Parkway#104 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 293-3983 melissaguerra.com Latin Kitchen Market MERCADORITA’S 245 E. Commerce & Bonita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-286-7432

OUT WEST 215 1/2 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, Texas 78205 Phone (210) 224-8804 Clothing & Gift Shop SAN ANGEL FOLK ART 110 Blue Star San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 226-6688 www.sanangelfolkart.com Mexican Cultural Arts SAN ANTONIO VISITORS CENTER 317 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-6871 www.visitsan antonio.com SHOPS OF LA CANTERA 15900 La Cantera Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 582-6255 theshopsatlacantera.com Shopping Mall 77T’S SOUVENIRS & T-SHIRTS 207 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-549-1279 www.77tshirts.com T-Shirt

TIENDA LA GARZA 110 Broadway, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2133 Mexican Folk Art, Books and Apparel TPJ GIFT SHOP 849 E. Commerce #673 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-9066 TRESOR 310 E. Houston SanAntonio, TX 78205 210-994-5545 www.tresorllc.com p50 52 THE TWIG BOOK SHOP 306 Pearl Parkway #106 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 826-6411 thetwig.indiebound.com Locally Owned Book Store THE UNOFFICIAL BEST OF TEXAS 101 Alamo Plaza, #3 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-0242 THE VINEYARD 1207 North Loop 1604 W San Antonio, TX 78258 thevineyardshoppingcenter.com Shopping Center WYNDHAM SAN ANTONIO RIVERWALK 111 E. Pecan Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-489-9768 www.sawyncom THE WESTIN RIVERWALK 420 W. Market Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-413-9731 www.westin.com

TEXAS ACCENT GENERAL STORE 803 S. Zarzamora San Antonio, TX 78207 210-435-2446 General Merchandise thesanantonioriverwalk.com


Downtown on the River Walk • 146 E. Houston St. 210.222.2362 • acenar.com

www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

RIO Magazine

43


CE

ER

See map of San Antonio River

Museum Reach

84

opposite page >

E. MARTIN ST.

P

60

O

LA M

NU E AV E

BROA

N. ALAM

FREE

The S

M T DO

R

P 35

66 89

36 23

COM M

78

ERCE

E MA

H���

. G� � �B

O ST.

Convention Center

ST.

RKET

ST

82

37

F THE A

ER OW O

91

77

S. AL AM

75

28

34

E DWYER AV

O ST.

LOSOYA ST.

T.

ESA S

38

ST

p s at R

ST

VILL

LA

OS T. NAV ARR

T. S. S

VILLIT A ST

ho

73

RI C A

E. NUEVA ST

S. ALAMO ST .

A ST

57 S. PRES

NAVARRO ST.

S. MA

E

DWA Y

JEFFERSON

A

NAVARRO ST.

T.

N. PR

61

64 22

ME

EVA

34

�� ���

ST.

76

80 58 27

RY’S MA

MAIN PLAZA

S. MAIN AV

NAVA

RRO S

E.

ES

ET T

T.

S. PRESA ST.

SAN

N. ST. MARY’S

SOLEDAD ST.

N MAIN AVE.

N. FLORES SPANISH

NAVARRO ST..

N. ST MARY’S

N. FLORES

ITA S

E. N U

IN AVE

RKET

57

A

See map of South Town &

AVE SM AIN

E. CROC K

T

S. FL OR

W MA

53

VILL

P

IT

RES

86 24

N BO

r c e nt

55

P

79 54 8 9 T ST. 63 69 W. CROCKET 17 53 85 P 13 18 14 21 16 20 15 25 55 19

M HA

33

ive

54 71

ST.

6 7

36

RCH

RKET

83

10

92

O

W. M A

+

81 52 11 89 52 ST.

S

P

12 74 56

E COLLEG

ST.

LAM

er

ET T ST.

67

EVA

51

W. CROC K

O

LACE

34

FLO

50

4

49

DOLOROSA

E. N U

COLLEGE ST.

RCE ST .

72

DOLOROSA

ST.

COMM E

STON

P

34

3 87

3 RD

47 48

. ST

46

E. HO U

O

ND

A ’S P

88

RNA FE

45

P

E. HOUSTON ST.

E. HOUSTON ST.

2

COMMERCE ST.

44

BRIDGES

P

E. TRAVIS ST.

42

41

34

HOTELS

43

W. HOUSTON ST.

V E R NO R GO

Travis Park

E. TRAVIS ST.

. E. TRAVIS ST

W. TRAVIS ST.

ATTRACTIONS & SHOPPING D 3R

P

RESTAURANTS

P

E PECAN ST.

N. A

W PECAN ST.

PARKING

AV EN UE E

IN

NT

TO B

RIVER WALK MAP

King William

opposite page >

Route

E. C

ES

A

R 44 RIO Magazine CHA V

EZ

E. CESAR CHAVEZ

thesanantonioriverwalk.com


RYS ST.MA 14 Original Mexican Restaurant

91 Guadalajara Grill

25 Riverwalk Wine & Spirits

23 Maria Mia

RO

ST

36 The Improv at Rivercenter 38 La Villita

E. AV

24 Las Ramblas 27 Durty Nelly’s

N. MAIN AVE

13

+

NIX Hospital

10

W NU

EVA S

35 YS AR .M ST

T

South Town & W NUE

OO

NTA

7 La Fritte

ST ES LOR

E

SF

14

IN AV

18

9 Liberty Bar

WG

10 Rosarios 12 B & D Icehouse

SA

LAM

OS

T

S

O AM AL

VAL LO

8

ST. AMO ST

18

HER

S ST

10

GH

ENT

E CE

ST

LEI

2

E GU

3 13

ST

S FL ORE

A ST PEREID

6

18 Taco Haven 19 La Focaccia

9

E

T

ZB

ST

17 Madhatters Tea House & Café

16

RS

12 4 34 59

E. C

HA VE

SA ST

HOTELS

HE

11

5

AR

7

ARY’S S ST. M

15 El Mirador

NT

IN AV

14 The Filling Station

16

17

UE

13 Alamo Street Eat Bar

16 Tito’s Mexican Restaurant

NT

SA ST

S PRE

PROBA

thesanantonioriverwalk.com

N AL

BRO ADW AY S T.

AVE NUE A

ST

ST

19 Yanaguana Garden

ES

1 15 15 19

IA M

18 Villa Finale

EC

17

AL

8 La Tuna Grille

12 The Pearl

13 Wyndham Garden

17 Garcia Art Glass

LVD AVEZ B 13

R E. CH

E CESA

W ILL

6 Guenther House

AM

N

. ST

G

5 Friendly Spot

O

S MA

4 Feast

E MARTIN ST 16 Edward Steves Homestead Museum

S MA

N. MAIN AVE

S SA

3 Blue Star

15 Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum

S PRE

11 San Antonio Museum of Art

2 Bliss

ATTRACTIONS & SHOPPING

S ST

ATTRACTIONS & SHOPPING

RESTAURANTS 1 Azuca

ST

11 Sams Burger Joint

19

SA ST

10 Minnie’s Tavern Rye House

T ST

A

Y’S MAR

9 La Gloria

N

MAR KE

S PRE

8 Josephine Street

VA S T

. ST

S ST.

7 Green

South Town &

S FL ORE

5 Cured

O

M LA

King William

S ST

4 CIA

BOWIE

ST.

1 Arcade 2 Boiler House E MART IN ST 3 Bourbon Street Seafood Kitchen

OA

E. AV

RESTAURANTS

BR

. ST

YN KL

Museum Reach

AY DW

King William BR

San Antonio River

SS

GH

VE EA

Torch 78 Freedom NA VAR 79 Cowboy’s ROAlamo Harley Davidson ST. 84 Tobin Center

ES

3

53 Tower Life Building

E AV

74 Mercadorita’s

E AV

ST.

ON

OR

73 Tower of the Americas

ON GT

BOWIE

EJ

E. AV YN KL

OU LL

M LTI

72 San Fernando Cathedral

D

63 Barriba Cantina

S

37 Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

XIN

61 Casa Rioa

57 Briscoe Western Art Museum

ON

55 The Republic of Texas

38 Equinox

HM

56 Pizzarita’s

NE

34 CitySightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Double Deckers

RIC

54 Paesanos Riverwalk

38 Bes Arte

LE

53 Saltgrass

MISCELLANEOUS

BA

52 Q Kitchen | Bar

CU MC

38 Angelita

50 Las Canarias

281 JO

OO

38 B & C Leather

36 Bier Garten

11 W

BR

38 Plaza Taxco

28 Little Rhein Steak House

51 Ostra

64 Menger Hotel 82 Grand Hyatt 86 Hotel Contessa

. ST

LABOR ST

ED

NP

21 Café Olé

EN

MD CA

R ST

BOWIE

SA

35

33 The Alamo 35 The Shops at Rivercenter

. ST

LABO

20 Michellino’s

E

51 Mokara Hotel & Spa 52 Hyatt Regency 54 Homewood Suites & Hotel 55 Westin Riverwalk T. Y SPalacio Del Rio 58 Hilton INC U 60 E QWyndham River Walk

IN QU

ST

19 Lone Star Cafe

ATTRACTIONS & SHOPPING

22 Battle For Texas, The Experience at The Shops at River Center

CY

del Rio Hotel

AVE

LA MO

BO

SA

AM

18 Charlie NH Wants A Burger

92 Joe’s Crab Shack

SM AIN

17 Rainforest Cafe

N. MAIN AVE

. ST

16 Boudro’s

NEWELL

S ALAMO ST

89 Ghirardelli

PKWY

BRO ADW AY S T.

85 La Paloma River Walk

13 Rio Rio Cantina

34

S PRESA ST

12 Rita’s on the Riverta’s

LL AVE NEWE

KIN

11 Mad Dogs British Pub

PEARL

5

11

ST .

87 Esquire Tavern 83 The Kremlin/Havana Ultra Lounge

2

AVE

9 Howl At The Moon 10 Landry’s Seafood

1

4

ST.MARYS

80 Tex’s River Walk Sports Bar

12

7

E

8 Hard Rock Cafe

15 Coyote Ugly

41 Embassy Suites 42 Sheraton Gunter Hotel 43 The St. Anthony Hotel 44 Marriott Townplace 45 Hotel Valencia 46 Holiday Inn 47 Marriott Courtyard 48 Drury Inn 49 Drury Plaza Hotel 50 Omni La Mansion

77 Ruth’s Chris Steak House

8

T.

KA RN E

76 Pat O’Brien’s

7 The County Line

10

E. GRA YSON S

N

HOTELS

ST.

CA MD E

75 Fig Tree Restaurant

ST.MARYS

89 Garcia Art Glass

A AV

6 Dick’s Last Resort

71 Zocca

ROS

4 Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

PHINE

ST.

9

88 Spanish Governor’s Palace

69 Ben & Jerry’s

3 Bella On The River

E. JOS E

Museum Reach

81 Turquoise River Trading Company

67 Biga on the Banksn

H

E

SON

66 Tony Roma’s

RESTAURANTS

2 Acénar

4T

T ST.

W. G Antonio River San RAY

LOCATIONS LISTING

RIO Magazine

45

L


GHIRARDELLI ICE CREAM & CHOCOLATE SHOP

NOW OPEN AT SHOPS AT RIVERCENTER

BUY ANY GHIRARDELLI SUNDAE, RECEIVE A FREE CHOCOLATE BAR* *Cannot be combined with any other discount or coupon.

46 RIO Magazine

thesanantonioriverwalk.com


thesanantonioriverwalk.com

RIO Magazine

47


48 RIO Magazine

thesanantonioriverwalk.com


thesanantonioriverwalk.com

RIO Magazine

49


YS O

N

ST

XI

T AL AM OS

AM O

ST

WA Y OA D BR

N. ALAM O ST

LOSOYA

EE NU AV E A

S h o ps

MAR 9 KET S T

43

AMO ST

F THE A

ER OW O

NAVARRO ST.

T ST MARYS S

34

SOUTH A L

ST

15 5

La Villita

W. NUEV A

R

N ST

33

R i ver

17

38

YS ST MAR T S . S SA ST S. PRE

MAIN PL A

ZA

AVE

S. MA IN

RES FLO SOU TH RES FLO

SOU TH

N.

TO B

N. MAIN AVE

NORTH FLORES SAN

SPANISH

OSA ST S. SANTA R

T DO S

SOLEDAD ST

SA ST MAR

S. SANTA RO

N. FRIO ST

ARE

2

at

STO

9

10

T

AV EZ

23

19

S

RE . CH

31

26 32 38

34

20

18

29

E

L A M . HOU

O

30

7

RI C A

S. L

68 21

+

51

46

ME

SA

45

n te r

50 RIO Magazine

6

NOLAN ST

ce

Route

27

48

ST

E. C E

50

TRAVIS ST

72 34

D

35

F

PECAN Travis Park

E. HOUSTON ST

ERNA

59

BURNET ST

O

42

34

37

ND

4

LACE

3

16

28 52

V E R NO R GO

A ’S P

34

SA

35

3R

41

ER

1

ARE

DOLARO

CE

U

W. COMM ER

T SQ KE

CE

NT

N

IN

LA

AL

SA PU

24

ARY

W. HOUST O

TRAVIS ST

281

36

40

69

W. MARTIN ST

12

POST

W

C LI

BR

BLI

S A 13 44 VE

76

10

NE

VF

N TO NG

ES

34

JO

N.

35

FL OR

LE

H

W

E AV YN KL VE OO HA BR UG LLO CU MC

E AV

RT

8

N. MAIN AVE

RO

ED

NP SA

NO

BR OA D

WA Y

DOWNTOWN MAP

Hemisfair Park

E. C

14

ES

AR

Institute of Texan Cultures

E. C

HA VE

Z thesanantonioriverwalk.com

Alam


LOCATIONS LISTING RESTAURANTS

21 Tienda La Garza

1 Ristorante Pico de Gallo

22 The Amazing Mirror Maze

2 Rio de Gelato

23 San Antonio General Store

3 Mi Tierra Cafe Y Panaderia

Restaurant & Oyster Bar

5 Denny’s 18 Francesco’s Gelato 20 Pat O’Brien’s 26 Schilo’s 27 Texas De Brazil 28 Houston Street Bistro 36 Augies Alamo City BBQ Steakhouse 37 Bohanan’s

AMAR ST

44 Bourbon Street Seafood Kitchen River Walk Downtown

30 Ripley’s Haunted Adventure/ Tomb Rider 3D

31 Guiness World Records Museum 32 Ripley’s Believe it or Not/

Louis Tussaud’s Wax Works

33 The Alamo 35 Tobin Center 38 Angelita’s 40 VFW Post 76 41 Market Square 42 Spanish Governor’s Palace

45 Schakolad

48 Alta Vista Skate Shop

46 Thai Lao Orchid

52 Tresor

50 Nectar Wine Bar and Ale House 51 Biga on the Banks ATTRACTIONS & SHOPPING 38 Plaza Taxco 6 Paris Hatters 7 Buckhorn Saloon & Museum 8 The Pearl 9 Shps at RiverCenter

29 Aztec Theatre

4 La Margarita Mexican

10 Tower of the Americas/

Chart House Restaurant

HOTELS 12 Wyndham Garden River Walk 15 Crockett Hotel 16 Gunter Hotel 17 Menger Hotel 24 El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel 43 Marriott Plaza San Antonio MISCELLANEOUS 34 CitySightseeing Double Decker Tour

13 San Antonio Museum of Art

38 USO

14 Institute of Texan Culture

68 SegCity Segway Tours

18 Yasmin’s Boutique

69 San Antonio Public Library

19 Out West

Nothing tops the tower

+

Exceptional dining at chart house

NIX Hospital

Observation deck with incredible views

4D Theater Ride: Skies over texas

Look for our ad on coupon page

modome 100 year-old Schilo’s Delicatessen

thesanantonioriverwalk.com

739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. 210-223-3101 toweroftheamericas.com RIO Magazine

51


La Villita

Historic Arts Village S H O P S

Explore. Shop. Dine. •

G A L L ER IES

R ESTAU R AN T S

La Villita, south of the River Walk in downtown San Antonio, was originally settled nearly 300 years ago as one of the city’s first neighborhoods. In 1939, La Villita Historic Arts Village was established and the neighborhood was adapted into a center for teaching regional arts and crafts and to serve as an artists market. Today, nearly 30 shops and galleries offer distinct handcrafted items by artists from San Antonio and surrounding areas. You’ll find paintings, folk art, textiles, sculptures, copper wares, jewelry, and more. Plus, in the midst of these tree-lined walkways and plazas, enjoy a savory culinary experience at the area restaurants with options ranging from traditional Mexican flavors to steakhouse favorites.

4 1 8 V I L L I TA S T R E E T

SOUTH ALAMO & NUEVA -OR- RIVER WALK & ARNESON RIVER THEATRE

210.207.8614 • GETCREATIVESANANTONIO.COM O P E N D A I LY 1 0 A M - 6 P M

I

LaVillitaHistoricArtsVillage

t Get even m o fr s g n listi d n ar our Cale

SUNDAY HOURS VARY LaVillitaArts

Scan the QR code for the latest in Music, Dance, Visual Arts, Theatre, Culinary Arts, Literary Arts, and Film.

getcreativesanantonio.com


thesanantonioriverwalk.com

RIO Magazine

53


38

LA VILLITA 418 Villita Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Collection of Unique Local Shops - p44 38 ANGELITA La Villita - Bldg. 2 San Antonio, TX 78205 210- 224-8362 www.lavillita.com Womens Fashions & Jewelry - p44 38 B & C LEATHER DESIGNS & UNIQUE FINDS La Villita - Bldg. 24 San Antonio, Texas 78205 210-724-8521, 210-464-1126 - p44 38

BES ARTE La Villita - Bldg. 17 San Antonio, Texas 78205 Bes Arte-La Villita/Facebook.com 210-232-0661 - p44 38 CASA MANOS ALEGRES La Villita - Bldg. 6 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-313-7293 www.lavillita.com Mexican Cultural Gift - p44 38 COPPER GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 11 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.271.3856 www.thecoppergallery.com Art Collectibles - p44 38

54 RIO Magazine

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

SCENTCHIPS USA La Villita - Bldg. 21 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.223.2267 www.lavillita.com Candles - p44 38

LITTLE STUDIO GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 23 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-8893 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery - p44 38

STARVING ARTIST GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 12 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.226.3593 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery - p44 38

MUSTANG GREY’S La Villita - Bldg. 17 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.222.1894 www.lavillita.com - p44 38

VILLAGE GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 10 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-0404 www.waltglasspottery.net Art Gallery - p44 38

PLAZA TAXCO La Villita, Bldg.16B San Antonio, TX 78205 210-994-5259 www.plazataxco.com - p44 38

VILLITA STAINED GLASS La Villita - Bldg. 1 San Antonio, Texas 78205 210-223-4480 www.sparkleonsa.com Art Gallery - p44 38

POPULUX COMMISSARY/ HOUSE PAINT La Villita - Bldg. 3 San Antonio, Texas 78205 populuxcommissary/facebook.com 210-883-4259 - p44 38

LIKE US!

TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com #SAriverwalk @TheSanAntonio RiverWalkOfficial @theSAriverwalk The San Antonio River Walk Hugman thesanantonioriverwalk

RIVER ART GROUP La Villita - Bldg. 14 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-8752 www.rivergroup.com Art Gallery - p44, p50 38

thesanantonioriverwalk.com


BULVERDE

GREATER SAN ANTONIO STONE OAK 7

1604 16

BLAN

CE VAN

151

FR A

RD

17

BA

410

D OR NC

ED

ND

ER

ER

IC

AR

15 8 28 26

MULBERRY AVE

BU

D

CULEBRA RD

TRA PO

KS

SAN PEDRO AVE

BLANCO RD

D

4

BR

5

RG

BROADWAY

BR

RR D EB HU

AR

LE

19

OA D

W

E

NE

DER

CU

35

E

OR

TM

WA Y

UR ZB AC H

281

29

18

UNIVE

D SR ER

RD

TT

13

W

BAN

1604

6

BI

TES

14

W

PRUE RD

N KSO JAC

10

LIVE OAK

DE BULVER

1

2

3

CO R D

BOERNE

1604 UIN

SEG

11 20 12

RD

35 E COMMERCE 151

ST

21

RD

10

9

HOUSTON

W.W WHITE

MARBACH RD

90

SW

90

SE MILITARY ZARZAMORA

35

22

27 23

ESA PR ROOSEVELT AVENUE

10

410

S.

RES S. FLO

Y AR LIT

MI

GA

NO

410

1604

OS LIT

37

24

25

LOCATIONS LISTING RESTAURANTS 13 Salt Grass - Heubner Oaks

29 Joe’s Crab Shack -

San Antonio 410

14 Salt Grass - Donella

ATTRACTIONS & SHOPPING

15 Paesanos - Lincoln Heights

1 The Rim

16 Paesanos - 1604

2 Six Flags Fiesta Texas

26 Augies Barbed Wire

3 The Shops at La Cantera

Smokehouse

28 Joe’s Crab Shack -

San Antonio Quarry

thesanantonioriverwalk.com

4 SeaWorld of San Antonio

1604

5 North Star Mall

12 San Antonio Botanical Garden

MISSIONS TRAIL

6 The Forum Shops

17 K1 Speed

21 The Alamo

7 Vineyard Shopping Center

18 San Antonio Aquarium

22 Mission Conception

8 Alamo Quarry Market

19 Morgan’s Wonderland

23 Mission San José

9 Splashtown

20 The DoSeum

24 Mission San Juan

10 Alamo Helicopter Tours

27 Flipz Trampoline Park

25 Mission Espada

11 San Antonio Zoo

RIO Magazine

55


SplashtownSA.com • August Hours: Open 7 days a week (hours vary)

• FREE Parking • FREE lIfejackets

SPLASHTOWN: Maximum Legal Fun Splashtown San Antonio is 20-acres of cool, clean, water excitement. Just 3-minutes north of downtown, the waterpark offers maximum fun for all ages. From lounging and floating aimlessly to thrill-seeking water slides, Splashtown has your summertime fun. With more than 50 rides and attractions for the whole family including over 25 rides and attractions for the little ones like Kids Kove and Lost Lil Lagoon, there’s something for everyone. Relax in the Lazy River or swish down the Hydra Plunge up to 40 mph. Safety is of the utmost priority at Splashtown, so there are professionally trained lifeguards and free life jackets available. AMENITIES You’re bound to work-up an appetite at Splashtown. Onsite restaurant and concessions keep everyone full and happy. Enjoy the food at a covered picnic area. Shower facilities are equipped with rented lockers. Private cabanas, conveniently located next to the Wave Pool and Kid’s Kove, feature covered shade, lounge chairs, table with chairs, storage chest for personal items and a food server. Pool toys such as inner tubes are provided free of charge. And parking is always free at Splashtown! 56 RIO Magazine

The park brings the magic of watching a movie to the coolness of hanging out in the Wavepool with Friday night Dive-In Movies. Movies are family-friendly with showings that begin at sundown. Wave Pool Wednesdays will have you splashing and dancing with DJ DR CRUZ held Wednesdays from 12-4 p.m. with lots of swag giveaways. A variety of group packages designed for groups of 15 or more are available. Whether you are a corporation looking for a turn-key location for a company outing, a youth group looking for a day of fellowship, or just a big ol’ family looking for fun in the sun, Splashtown has a package for you! With 20-acres and 50 attractions at Splashtown, the free map provided upon arrival will come in handy. If you’re a planner, you can download it before you get there. Visit Splashtown for a memorable day of fun in the sun. thesanantonioriverwalk.com


849 E Commerce Street, #171 | San Antonio, Texas 78205 | 210-225-7662

LOCATED ON THE HISTORIC RIVER WALK

10% OFF YOUR PURCHASE

Valid at the San Antonio location only. Not available with any other discounts, specials, coupons or offers. Does not include tax or gratuity. Limit one coupon per table, per visit. This ad cannot be redeemed for cash. Excludes alcohol.

MORE TO EXPLORE:

Ride the Rio

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

Open 9 AM Daily. Ticket/Boarding Locations:

Historia

(Market St. & Alamo)

Rivercenter Mall (Commerce & Bowie)

See Coupon in the Back!

Aztec Theatre @riosanantonio

(St.Mary’s & Crockett)

www.riosanantonio.com

(210) 244-5700

NaturalBridgeCaverns.com • 210-651-6101

thesanantonioriverwalk.com 25437_NBC_Rio_Magazine_Quarter_Page_2017_ad_v1.indd 1

RIO Magazine 11/22/16 11:08 AM

57


COUPONS Try our

1150 S.Alamo street (210) 290 -5502 www.magiciansagency.com

FREE MAGIC DVD OR SIGNATURE COCKTAIL With the purchase of any show ticket. One coupon per person. Not valid with any other promotion. Present coupon at venue prior to show.

Open Tue–Sun 10AM with seasonal closing hours | Closed Mondays Expires 08/31/2017

(210) 212-7299

DAY PASS

for unlimited rides all day on the VIVA bus

www.biergartenriverwalk.com

FREE

KRAUTWURST BALLS with purchase of TWO – ONE LITER BIERS

Visit VIAinfo.net/VIVA for complete schedule information and locations served.

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

237 Loyosa, San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-9374 www.riverrestaurants.com Limit one coupon per table. Expires 08/31/17

One coupon per table. For dine in guests only. Expires 08/31/2017.

10% OFF

at any of these La Villita locations (Excluding Sales Items)

In Historic La Villita just steps from the Riverwalk 418 Villita St. • www.angelitasa.com (210) 224-8362

$2 OFF

General Adult Admission SAVE UP TO $8

126 Losoya St, San Antonio, TX, 78205

Tasha Polizzi • Dian Malouf • Consuela • Free People Virgins, Saints & Angels • Juan Antonio • Cut Loose Flax • XCVI • Sterling and Turquoise by Gundi

210 W Market St. San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 299-4499 BriscoeMuseum.org

$2.75

angelita

SHOPS AT RIVERCENTER (210) 627-6064

BUY ANY GHIRARDELLI SUNDAE, RECEIVE A FREE CHOCOLATE BAR*

Chef’s Surprise Appetizer With purchase of 2 entrées

146 E. Houston St. @ River Walk 210.222.2362 | acenar.com *Cannot be combined with any other discount or coupon.

One per table, please. Dine in only. Expires 08/31/17.

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

FREE CHIPS and QUESO with purchase of an Entrée* 849 E. Commerce/River Walk (Below Marriott Rivercenter)

210.272.0403 | mariamexicanbistro.com *One per table

58 RIO Magazine

(210) 225-7662

10% OFF YOUR PURCHASE

Valid at the San Antonio location only. Not available with any other discounts, specials, coupons or offers. Does not include tax or gratuity. Limit one coupon per table, per visit. This as cannot be redeemed for cash. Excludes alcohol.

(excluding sale items and alcohol)

Plaza Taxco See our ads on pages 53 & 54

15% off

Regular Dinner

Valid for up to 8 guests per table/reservation. 313 E. Houston St., San Antonio, Texas 78205

210.299.1600

Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Not valid on restaurant holidays. Does not apply to salad-area only dinner or discounted children’s prices. Beverages, alcoholic beverages, desserts, tax and gratuity not included. Expires 08/31/2017

thesanantonioriverwalk.com


$

5

OFF

PERPERSON

124 Losoya St., San Antonio, TX 78205

210-224-0773 www.segcity.com

FREE BEVERAGE With the purchase of entree during happy hour only. Happy Hour 4-8PM 08/31/17

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

RIO

Rio de Gelato Pizzeria & Italian Cafe 102 Navarro Street San Antonio, TX 78205

12

SAVE UP TO

$

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

210-651-6101 •naturalbridgecaverns.com

Not Valid With Any Other Discount or Program. Expires 08/31/17. 10124

210-223-0800 riodegelato.com @riodegelato

Buy a large pizza and get 2 small gelatos

FREE Not valid with any other offers. One Coupon per table Expires 08/31/17

20% OFF

ENTIRE GUEST CHECK

One coupon, per check, per visit. Not valid with any other coupons or promotional offers. Coupon has no cash value. No change returned. Taxes and gratuity not included. Alcoholic beverages not included. Valid only 903 E. Commerce St. San Antonio, TX location. Selection and prices may vary. Only original coupon accepted. Photocopied and Internet printed or purchased coupons are not valid. No substitutions. © 2014 DFO, LLC. Printed in the U.S.A. Offer ends 08/31/17

$5 OFF

Harley Davidson Dealer T-Shirt Expires 08/31/17

08/31/17

111 West Crockett Street 210-212-4461 cowboysalamocityharley.com

*Short sleeve t-shirts only. Applies to dealer t-shirt wall only. Limit one coupon per person. Full price items only. No additional discounts apply. Expires 08/31/2017

110 E. Crockett on the Riverwalk 210-277-6300 Crockett at Navarro (210) 293-7482 |www.pizzaritas.com

4

Two big slices!

$

98

thesanantonioriverwalk.com

Applies to Cheese or Pepperoni slices.

FREE DESSERT

With a purchase of 2 Entrees & 2 Beverage

Cannot be combined with other offers or coupons.

Riverwalk level of the Hyatt Regency Maddogs.net • (210) 222-0220

Available for delivery and in-house.

One Coupon per table per visit. Expires 08/31/17.

FREE CHEF’S APPETIZER OF THE DAY

With the purchase of an adult entrée.

One coupon per table per visit. Offer at Riverwalk location only. Must present coupon. Expires 08/31/17.

RIO Magazine

59


...the ultimate souvenir to remind you of good times on the River Walk

Available at TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com OR at these San Antonio Retailers:

Alamo Plaza Shirts 325 Alamo Plaza San Antonio Visitor’s Center 317 Alamo Plaza The Unofficial Best of Texas 101 Alamo Plaza, #3 Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk 111 E. Pecan Street The Westin Riverwalk 420 W. Market Street Mercadorita's 245 E. Commerce & Bonita Bonita Rita's 245 E. Commerce, #100 The Fiesta Store 2611 Broadway

OFFICIALLY LICENSED RIVER WALK MERCHANDISE Distinctive, high-quality merchandise is what defines the River Walk brand. These are styles you’ll want to show off, the ultimate souvenir to remind you of good times on the River Walk. Proceeds from the sale of this merchandise are used to preserve, protect, and promote the River Walk.


RIO 17

SAVE $5 OFF each Adult or Child Admission* Just 3 minutes North of Downtown on IH-35. Free Parking.

210-227-1100

www.SplashtownSA.com * Present this coupon at Splashtown and receive $5 OFF each adult and child admission prior to 4:00PM. Offer may not be combined with any other special rates or discounts. Limit 6 guests per coupon.

PLU# 715/716

Offer Expires 09/10/17

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

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.**

charliewantsaburger.com Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily. Dog-Friendly Patio, Restaurant & Sports Bar. *With purchase of any entrée. One per table of 4. **Military discount on food only.

$

3

OFF

ADULT OR CHILD TICKET

301 Alamo Plaza •210-224-9299

RIPLEYS.COM/SANANTONIO

$

2

OFF

an Adult Entrée with this ad Ice Cold Drinks & Good Texas Food 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

Complimentary House Dessert with order of an entrée. 111 W. Crockett Street, Suite 101 (210) 227-2782 paesanosriverwalk.com Not valid with any other offer or discount. Offer only valid at Paesanos Riverwalk location.

NAKED IGUANA

2

$

COMPLIMENTARY QUESO BLANCO* Happy Hour Every Day 3pm–6pm Reverse 9pm–11pm:

OFF TICKET

House Wine $4.50 • 12oz Rio Margarita $5 Well Drinks $4 + Beer Specials!

Located in Rivercenter Mall on 3rd Level 849 East Commerce 210-229-1420 www.sanantoniocomedyclubs.com Not valid with any other offer. Good up to six people. Expires 08/31/17 • ©RIPLEY ENTERTAINMENT INC. - RIO MAG

*1 coupon per table. Not to be used in conjunction with other coupons.

421 E. Commerce St. on the River Walk 210-226-8462 www.nakediguanariverwalkbar.com

Not valid with special events. Expires 08/31/17

Tower of the Americas

Parties of LESS than 8

FREE FLAUTAS

(seasoned chicken rolled up in a tortilla)

with the purchase of 1 entrée Parties of 8 or MORE

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

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

2

$

OFF TOWER TICKET

701 Bowie, San Antonio, TX 78205

210.223.3101

Toweroftheamericas.com Ticket includes unlimited access to Observation Deck, Flags over Texas & 4-D Theater Ride. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Limit one $2.00 off coupon per person. No cash Value. Expires 08/31/17

FREE CHIPS & QUESO Visit Us At The Republic of Texas Restaurant and receive a complimentary order of Chips & Queso. 526 Riverwalk • 210-226-6256 www.therepublicoftexasrestaurant.com

Come visit us at thesanantonioriverwalk.com #SAriverwalk

Minimum purchase of $25.00. Not valid with any other offers. Subject to Blackout Dates. One Coupon per table. Expires 08/31/17

61 RIO Magazine thesanantonioriverwalk.com

www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com RIO Magazine 61 B


INDEX OF ADVERTISERS DINING/RESTAURANTS

Acenar www.acenar.com 210-222-2362

Barriba www.barribacantina.com 210-228-9876 Boudro’s A Texas Bistro on the River Walk www.boudros.com 210-224-8484 Casa Rio & Schilo’s www.casario.com 210-225-6718 www.schilos.com 210-223-6692 Charlie Wants A Burger Sports Bar www.charliewantsaburger.com 210-227-0864 Chart House www.toweroftheamericas.com 210-223-3101 The County Line www.countyline.com 210-229-1941 Denny’s Riverwalk www.dennys.com 210-223-4321 Dick’s Last Resort www.dickslastresort.com 210-224-0026 Ghirardelli www.ghirardelli.com 210-627-6064 Guadalajara Grill www.guadalajaragrill.us 210-222-1992 Iron Cactus www.ironcactus.com 210-224-9835 Joe’s Crabshack www.joescrabshack.com 210-271-9981 Landry’s Saltgrass Steakhouse www.saltgrass.com 210-222-9092 Landry’s Seafood www.landrysseafood.com 210-229-1010 Lonestar Restaurants www.riverrestaurants.com 210-223-9374 Maria Mia www.mariamiamexicanbistro.com 210-272-0403 Mi Tierra Café www.mitierracafe.com 210-225-1262

62 RIO Magazine

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

Tresor www.tresorllc.com 210-994-5545

The Original Mexican Restaurant & Bar www.theoriginalmexican.com 210-224-9951

Turquoise River Trading Company 210-227-5866

Paesanos RiverWalk www.paesanosriverwalk.com 210-227-2782 Pizzaritas www.pizzaritas.com 210-293-7842 Rainforest Café www.rainforestcafe.com 210-277-6300

MUSEUM

Briscoe Western Art Museum www.briscoemuseum.org 210-299-4499 Buckhorn Saloon & Museum www.buckhornmuseum.com 210-247-4000 San Antonio Conservation Society www.saconservation.org/homestead 210-225-5924

ATTRACTIONS

The Republic of Texas therepublicoftexasrestaurant.com 210-226-6256

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

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

Natural Bridge Caverns www.naturalbridgecavernscom 210-651-6101

Rio de Gelato www.riodegelato.com 210-223-0800

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

Rio Rio Cantina www.riorioriverwalk.com 210-226-8462 Rita’s on the River www.ritasontheriver.com 210-227-RITA

The Magicians Agency www.MagiciansAgency.com 210-290-5502 Mirror Maze 210-224-2288

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

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

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

SeaWorld www.SeaWorldSanAntonio.com

SHOPPING

Angelita’s www.angelitasa.com 210-224-8362 B & C Leather Designs & Unique Finds 210-724-8521; 210-464-1126 Market Square www.marketsquaresa.com 210-207-8600

Splashtown www.SplashtownSA.com

TOURS

Alamo SegCity Segway Tours www.segcity.com 210-224-0773 City Sightseeing Double Decker Tour San Antonio www.citysightseeingsanantonio.com 210-224-8687

Rio San Antonio Cruises www.riosanantonio.com 210-224-5700

DISTILLERS

Tito’s Vodka www.TitosVodka.com

BARS/PUBS

The BarWalk www.TheBarWalk.com

NIGHTLIFE

Coyote Ugly Saloon www.coyoteuglysaloon.com 210-465-UGLY Hilton Palacio Del Rio/Durty Nelly’s/ Tex’s Riverwalk Sports Bar www.palaciodelrio.com 210-224-3368 Howl at the Moon www.howlatthemoon.com 210-212-4770 MadDogs British Pub www.maddogs.net 210-222-0220 BierGarten www.biergartenriverwalk.com 210-212-7299 Naked Iguana www.nakediguanariverwalkbar.com 210-226-8462

CASINO

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

COMEDY CLUB

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

HOTELS

Wyndham Resorts www.wyndham.com

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

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

Cowboys Alamo City Harley Davidson on the RiverWalk www.cowboysalamocityharley.com 210-212-4461 Paris Hatters www.parishatters.com 210-223-3453 Plaza Taxco www.plazataxco.com 210-212-6733 Shops at Rivercenter www.shoprivercenter.com 210-225-000

thesanantonioriverwalk.com


thesanantonioriverwalk.com

RIO Magazine

63


RIO Magazine August 2017  

The official magazine of the San Antonio River Walk