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GREAT FINDS WEEKEND SHOPPING BLISS By Dawn Robinette

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CULTURE & COMMUNITY A NIGHT, MORNING, OR AFTERNOON AT THE MUSEUM By Susan Yerkes

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28 Culture & Community 32 Recreation 36 24/48/72 Hours

GUIDES 40 Food & Drink 42 Arts & Entertainment 44 Shopping

MAPS 46 River Walk 47 Museum Reach & King William 52 Downtown 57 Greater San Antonio

FAMILY FUN I AM VEGEANCE. I AM THE NIGHT. I AM BAT, MAN. By Carole Miller

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ON THE COVER The Torch of Friendship was a gift from Mexico to San Antonio in 2002 as a symbol of friendship. The sculptor goes by the mononym Sebastiรกn, a Mexican sculptor known for his world-renowned monuments of steel. The all-metal structure received a fresh coat of glossy red-orange paint in July 2019. Photographer Joe Chidgey, a dear friend and loyal volunteer of the River Walk, captured this image for RIO Magazine.

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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 Maria Martinez The Westin Riverwalk PRESIDENT-ELECT John Carbajal Keller Williams PAST-PRESIDENT Laurence Seiterle Zurich Properties TREASURER Ryan Wood On the Bend CHAIR, OPERATORS COMMITTEE Andreas Esparza Boudro’s EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Maggie Thompson San Antonio River Walk Association EX-OFFICIOS Veronica Garcia Center City Development and Operations Department Angela Camarillo San Antonio River Authority Eddie Romero Centro San Antonio Will Grinnan San Antonio Restaurant Association Marco Barros San Antonio Tourism Council

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Bob Buchanan The Original Mexican Restaurant Ashley Ciomperlik Wyndham Garden Riverwalk Terry Corless Mad Dogs Group Mike DeLuna Paesanos Restaurant Group Kevin Donohue Donohue Media Jesse Holguin PepsiCo

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EDITOR’S LETTER

The Official Magazine of the River Walk

PUBLISHER

Louis Doucette louis@travelingblender.com Wishing Lanterns is an ethereal experience of casting hand-held lanterns into the river in honor of loved ones, and our hopes, dreams, and wishes for the future. Join me on the River Walk on Saturday, August 24th, at sunset. Visit TheSanAntonioRiverWalk. com for details and to preorder your $5 lantern. Admission is free.

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IS IT REALLY AUGUST? It seems like only yesterday I was snapping pics of my son in the bluebonnets. The good news is that August ushers in its own season of enjoyment. From film festivals and Wishing Lanterns on the River Walk to watching bats emerge from their cave.

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Check out the suggested one, two, or three-day itineraries in the story 24-48-72 Hours in San Antonio for hip ways to get around like paddle boarding, a rented Harley, or a luxury car. Local museums like the Briscoe Western Art Museum, the McNay, The DoSeum, and the San Antonio Museum of Art are pulling out all the stops with interactive exhibits that will dazzle. Read about their exhibits in this month’s Culture & Community story.

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If you are from here or just passing through, I’m glad you’ve found yourself in San Antonio this August. A month filled with endless possibilities of good times, good food and hopefully, good company.

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Ice houses were a vanishing breed of open-air beer joints, a cross between a saloon and a convenience store, dating back to 1840. In the beginning, they sold just ice brought over from Maine. In the 1920’s they added grocery items and beer. Today’s icehouses have morphed into a new type of neighborhood gathering place retaining the casual family-friendly atmosphere of old but with the incredible food of today’s premier chefs. Burleson Yard Beer Garden

One of the crowd-pleasers is their Big Red Baby-Back Pork Ribs glazed with Big Red syrup, a nostalgic soda that is synonymous with San Antonio. Among traditional favorites such as brisket and sausage, Pit Master Joshua Cerna is rolling out some new specials, such as lemon pepper glazed turkey legs and roasted corn rolled in Flaming Hot Cheetos and cotija cheese. As for the drinks, they primarily feature Texas and Mexican beer and a few wine selections. After dinner, head over to their sister property across the street called The Friendly Spot, where there’s more space to spread out and even a playground for the kiddos. BURLESON YARD BEER GARDEN Right along I-37 downtown is a spacious ice house with countless picnic tables, some that are covered to keep you safe from the summer sun. They also have a stage for live music and ping pong tables. Burleson is an excellent choice for those who wish to relax for a few hours with some chilled, inexpensive drinks. They have an extensive drink menu featuring local and national brews as well as wine, housemade-margaritas and a full bar.

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There isn’t another metropolitan city in Texas that comes close to creating a family-friendly atmosphere and small-town feel with ice houses like San Antonio. Many of these ice houses are within a mile of downtown, so you won’t have to travel far to experience one.

B&D ICE HOUSE Co-owned by one of San Antonio’s celebrity chefs, Jason Dady, B&D Ice House is located in Southtown, and are known for their smoky Texasstyle barbecue.

Late-night eats include a selection of Tex-Mex such as beef fajita street-tacos or Kika’s Nachos with guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, jalapenos and your choice of beef, chicken or pork. THE DAKOTA EAST SIDE ICE HOUSE The eastside is on the rise in San Antonio. A historic part of town, the downtown eastside has recently seen a resurgence, and that includes the restaurant and bar offerings. The Dakota, which opened over a year ago, has already proven itself worthy of this area’s renovation. RIO Magazine

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bar food and drinks overlooks a gorgeous view of the San Antonio Museum and the River Walk.

Owner, Kent Oliver, states that it’s the hand-crafted food that sets them apart. The scratch kitchen, open for lunch during the week as well as dinner, serves a long list of bites—from the pork queso served keto-style with pork rinds to wings, pizza, salads, and the ever-popular Crackberry Pork Sandwich made with pulled pork and pineapple pico de gallo. Although local brews such as High Wheel are offered, they have a stellar wine list and a new wine-based cocktail menu with wine versions of rum, agave wine, and other options. Dakota also hosts an eclectic range of events, including 5th Friday Art Nights, live-music with local bands that run the sounds from Chicano fusion to South Texas folk music, karaoke night and a DJ spinning vinyl on Monday nights. LA TUNA ICE HOUSE & GRILL A little further south than B&D Ice House sits La Tuna, a staple of the Southtown Arts District for almost three decades. Tree-covered picnic tables separate the food and drink stations. The space is laid back and family-friendly, including fur babies. Local bands only play on Saturday nights, so the rest of the time it’s a quiet place to sit down for some good conversation and Texas brews, including some local breweries such as Ranger Creek. Known for their exquisite bar eats, you can find one of the owners in the kitchen cooking up blackened fish-tacos and cheesy burgers made with ½ lb. of Black Angus, cheddar and jack cheese, as well as bacon, mushrooms, guacamole, fried egg, grilled onions, and jalapenos. They also do brunch on Sundays. THE LUXURY A concept created by Andrew Weissman, another of this city’s top chefs, The Luxury brings ice-houses to a new level. A boxcar kitchen serving elevated 14 RIO Magazine

Behind the bar lies a court for bocce-ball, and if you’re on a date, you can cozy up next to your partner on one of the swings.

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Food choices here are plentiful, including burgers and salad. The fries, however, are a must! Topped with their special sauce of mayo, ketchup, and onions, they’re a perfect balance of crisp tenderness.

EDWARDS RIDGE DISTILLERY If you’re looking to venture outside of the downtown area, then look no further than Edwards Ridge Distillery. The owner, Luis Gonzalez, describes it like a speakeasy. They distill and serve something nobody else in town currently does—craft rum. A variety of cocktails and infusions are made using their awardwinning Silver and Gold Rum. Fans love the cucumber and strawberryjalapeño infused rums. The distillery, about to hit its third year, also makes a coffee amaretto, white-whiskey, and apple-pie moonshine. Bourbon will be coming down the road, once it’s ready. Thursday Tiki Nights are a great time to visit or Saturday nights when Luis whips the crowd up some complimentary food. Depending on his culinary mood, you might enjoy gumbo, brisket, or mac-n-cheese. Edwards also gives tours and tastings so you can check out the local spirits scene.

WRITER’S BIO Kimberly A. Suta of Sutapants Productions is a local and national food writer and filmmaker. She’s also the Co-Creator of Homegrown Chef (homegrowncheftv.com), a culinary series featuring our city’s best chefs and delicious eats.

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I Am Vengeance.

Bracken Bat Cave

I Am the Night.

Cue the Bat Signal! Did you know that Texas is home to more bat-action than any other state? Every night from May through October, millions of these little caped crusaders emerge from their caves at dusk valiantly protecting the citizens from insects during their nightly hunt. This awe-inspiring emergence is quite a sight to see, unless you’re a bat, of course.

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I Am a Bat, Man! by Carole Miller

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WATCHING A COLONY OF MEXICAN FREE-TAILED BATS (TADARIDA BRASILIENSES)

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DURING EMERGENCE, THE BATS SPIRAL UPWARD IN ORDER TO GAIN ALTITUDE. MEANWHILE, AERIAL PREDATORS, SUCH AS RED-TAILED HAWKS, SWOOP DOWN AND CATCH SOME OF THEM. On the ground, terrestrial predators, like raccoons, feed on fallen bats. The large, serpentine column of bats can travel up to 10,000 feet in the air. They travel together as far as 60 miles each night and eat their weight in pests such as the corn earworm, cutworm and webworm moths, and of course the dreaded mosquito— an arch nemesis of the bat. The Joker is a close second. RIGHT OFF THE BAT Bats play two important roles in the environment. The Mexican free-tailed bats in this area are insect eaters and play a significant part in reducing the agricultural pest population in South and East Texas. These bats save local farmers a lot of money by significantly reducing the need for pesticides. Kapow!

Same bat time, same bat The other important role these dark knights play in the environment is pollination. In desert environments, some flowers bloom at night and bats are the main pollinator as they collect nectar from the flowers, including agave plants. You know what that means: tequila! So if you like fresh, pesticide-free produce, and more importantly, a good margarita, bats are indeed our friends. Bam! QUICK—TO THE BAT CAVE! Want to “hang” with the bats? All you have to do is fire up the ol’ Batmobile and venture outside of town to the

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Bracken Bat Cave—home to the largest colony of Mexican free-tailed bats in the world (about 15 million). It has the highest concentration of mammals in one place in the entire world. There are monthly public viewing nights and tours which are available to members (memberships start at $30 and admit up to four people). The Bracken Bat Cave is in Comal County off IH-35 and is about a 45-minute drive from downtown. LOCATION A free and local-favorite place for bat viewing is under the Camden Street overpass at IH-35 downtown along the Museum Reach stretch of the River Walk. Locals gather every night at dusk armed with lawn chairs and refreshments for the most bat-tastic sight west of Gotham City. The spot is so well-loved because it’s also the home to a great grotto with whimsical waterfalls, stalagmites, and stalactites designed by artist Carlos Cortés and F.I.S.H Out of Water¾a funky, fun display of public art featuring 25 giant sunfish that illuminate after dark and appear to swim across the San Antonio River. The Camden Street overpass has gained so many bat fans that it spawned a festival! Join your batty friends there for the 7th Annual Bat Loco Bash on Tuesday, August 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. This free, familyfriendly event includes a bat parade, educational booths, food trucks, live music, and bat friends. It is sponsored by the San Antonio River Authority,

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Bat Conservation International, Texas Parks, and Wildlife Department and San Antonio River Foundation. BAT “LOCO” MOTIVE The abandoned railroad tunnel that gives Old Tunnel State Park its name is home to up to 3 million Mexican free-tailed bats from May through October. During those months, you can watch the aero-bat-ics at the tunnel every night. Batviewing opportunities are available seven nights a week, and nightly educational presentations are given Thursday through Sunday. Visitors can enjoy the bat emergence from the upper viewing or lower viewing areas. The upper viewing area, located adjacent to the parking area, is open nightly during this time of year for use by the general public. The scenic view from the upper viewing area allows visitors to experience the rugged beauty of the Texas Hill Country. This is a favorite

stop for bicyclists, motorcyclists, and car clubs. Bats are best viewed from this area during August and September when bat emergence times are earlier and more light is present. Fantastic views of red-tailed hawks feeding on emerging bats can also be seen from this area. The lower viewing area offers a unique, close-up view of the emergence. The flapping of millions of tiny wings is usually audible and often creates a light wind that you can actually feel. Lower viewing area tours are conducted Thursday through Sunday, May through October. An educational program is given about bats, with an emphasis on the fascinating life history of the Mexican free-tailed bat. Old Tunnel State Park is located in Fredericksburg, just about a one-hour drive from downtown San Antonio with amazing scenery along the way.

WRITER’S BIO Allergic to mosquito bites, you bat-ter believe freelance writer Carole Miller is a fan of bats. She has been a freelance writer in the Alamo City for the past twenty years where she raised her three children (Sydney, Nick, and Faith). She also believes Adam West was the best Batman ever!

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Explore the Art, History, and Heritage of the American West

Located on the River Walk, the Briscoe Western Art Museum houses nine galleries of painting, sculpture, photography, and historical artifacts. Highlights include Pancho Villa’s saddle, a diorama of the Alamo connict, an authentic Chuck Wagon, and Santa Anna’s sword. 210 W. Market Street | San Antonio, TX 78205 BriscoeMuseum.org | 210.299.4499


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San Antonio Film Festival

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Sit in the Dark, Eat Popcorn, and Watch a Movie! By Susan Yerkes

Silver Screeniversary The San Antonio Film Festival turns 25 this year with six days of movie madness, July 30 through August 4, with silver screen legends making appearances to celebrate the anniversary. Cybill Shepherd, Cheech Marin, Jackie Earl Haley, and legendary producer Marcia Nasatir are just a few of the motion picture greats scheduled to appear. More “Spotlight Films” crowd the Festival’s schedule, including the world premiere of I Am Patrick Swayze, a documentary starring Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Sam Elliott, and Swayze’s lifelong partner Lisa Niemi. Another highlight is Cybill Shepherd’s new film, Being Rose. You’ll see Shepherd in person at the Friday night screening, and again on Saturday night at the awards ceremony when Marcia Nasatir will honor her. San Antonio native Nasatir is one of Tinseltown’s most admired and accomplished female executives, and producer of The Big Chill, Rocky and more. Attendees will also have a chance to see San Antonio premieres of The Peanut Butter Falcon, with Shia LeBouef, Bruce Dern and Thomas Haden Church, Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story, and Teenage Girl: Valerie’s Holiday. But wait, there’s more! Expect to find free panels, meet-and-greets, and award ceremonies at the festival’s silver event! “It’s an incredible feeling to head into this milestone year and reflect how far we’ve come,” said SA FILM founder and executive director Adam Rocha. “We started out as this underground, indie-movie night that has grown into a weeklong red carpet event, with Hollywood insiders sharing their expertise and success stories with the next generation of filmmakers.” So grab your popcorn and settle in. If you miss the festival, don’t despair – there are a hundred movie theaters in this sprawling city that’s playing Marvel’s latest, or just bingewatch summer blockbusters. If your tastes are a little outside the mainstream, check

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Movie buffs have plenty to look forward to this summer around San Antonio. From film festivals to watching silver screen classics under the stars, this summer it’s lights, camera, action!

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the schedules at one of the Alamo Drafthouses around town, or see what’s showing at the Bijou Arthouse. Dive In! Here’s the splashiest way to enjoy the silver screen – Splashtown San Antonio’s wet and wild DiveIn Movie Nights! Just three miles north of downtown, Splashtown is a summer oasis, with 20-acres of water fun including the wave pool that transforms into the seating (floating) area while watching a movie. What better place to chill on a warm summer evening? Friday nights at sundown, the Splashtown lights turn off, and the silver screen turns on for familyfriendly flicks. August 2, the feature film is How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – the latest adventures of the brave and loveable Hiccup and Toothless. Wonder Park, the animated adventure of a wildly imaginative little girl, is set for screening on August 9. Just don’t drop your popcorn!

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Party on the Plaza At 750 feet, the Tower of the Americas stands tall over San Antonio. A ride up the glass-walled elevator and a walk around the spacious glass-walled 360-degree observation deck gives you a rush. The Tower’s 4-D Theater, included in the price of a Tower admission, can rival the experience.

Sit back with a pair of 4-D glasses and enjoy the hi-flying Skies Over Texas adventure movie, or the animations of Rio, or Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. The visual sensation of 3-D combined with other sensory enhancements like wind, water, and movement make this theater going experience one you won’t soon forget. Flash Back Want to venture into the Hill Country for a night of cool outdoor film fun? Checkout the charms of nearby Boerne, a growing Hill Country town packed with German-accented cafes and antique stores. Visit their charming, lush park and pool on August 16 to enjoy Flash Back Friday, a classic movie night in Boerne City Park. Cool off with a free swim from 6:30 to 8:30 in the Boerne Parks and Recreation pool, and then spread out your blanket and snacks for a free showing of Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny in the classic movie Space Jam, under the night Texas sky.

WRITER’S BIO Chicago native Susan Yerkes is an award-winning journalist, travel writer, and resident Texan. Since settling in San Antonio, she has seen the rise of the S.A. Film Festival and a host of other happenings that make this town a delight to explore and enjoy. thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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By Dawn Robinette

Weekends are a break from your daily routine, made for hanging at old haunts, and discovering new ones. The opportunity to fill your weekend with fun and anything-but-routine shopping lies just around the bend of the San Antonio River, that is. After all, what could be better than letting the beauty of the river be your guide to treasure hunting in San Antonio? The River Walk is the perfect place to satisfy both needs and wants. You can’t go wrong with the shopping options available every day of the week, but the River Walk’s Artisan Shows deserve extra shopping attention. Held nine times a year, including August, the shows bloom with a beautiful array of memorable must-haves on specific weekends, kicking River Walk shopping up a notch with an added, hand-crafted dimension. Featuring hand-made merchandise and staffed by the very artisans who crafted the

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goods, the shows include more than 40 artists, allowing you to chat with the creators while you shop. Roam, explore, and learn more about the fantastic pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, beadwork, and paintings you’ll find as you stroll the River Walk in front of the Chamber of Commerce building and close to the Shops at Rivercenter.

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Explore the Museum Reach of the River Walk­ —a path that includes less-obvious shopping locales like the San Antonio Zoo, the San Antonio Museum of Art, and The Witte Museum each offering unique finds in their gift shops. From plush endangered animals and safari hats to fine art books, you will score items unsourceable elsewhere, and you are supporting their causes. Then make a beeline for the Pearl — another fantastic destination. As fabulous as the shopping, you can eat and play at the Pearl, and the weekends bring it to a new level thanks to the Pearl Farmers Market. But don’t be fooled; you’ll find much more than vegetables and farm-fresh goods, so leave room in your shopping bag for specialty chocolates, hand-crafted caramels, olive oils, candles, honey, soaps and so much more. 45-plus vendors featured at the Pearl market are located within a 150-mile radius of San Antonio, truly giving everything local roots. Shopping directly from small business owners, craft people, and farmers adds another dimension to your finds. Enjoy live music, and terrific tastes from fresh food vendors and restaurants onsite.

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found at the First Thursday market, though a few new faces are featured only on Thursdays. Let the river continue to be your shopping sherpa, and head south to the Mission Reach for another weekend shopping excursion for First Fridays. 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. On the First Friday of every month, San Antonio’s South Alamo Street transforms with tents, booths, and vendors popping up along the sidewalks. You never know what you’ll discover! There are numerous First Friday destinations to explore as you meander Southtown, 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 Brick—the heart of the complex. During First Fridays, Brick hums with fantastic vendors, live music, and yummy treats. The kaleidoscope of vendors and activity make Brick a buzzing beehive of activity during First Fridays, where you’ll find a mix of art, vintage jewelry, candles, soaps, and treasures. And if you want more weekend shopping at Brick, check out Summer Sundays—a Sunday afternoon market that fills the Brick weekly through August 18. 26 RIO Magazine

If you want to roam beyond the beauty of the River Walk to indulge in weekend shopping, take a quick trip west to enjoy the gorgeous, relaxing scenery of Boerne and its Market Days. Held the second weekend of every month, Boerne Market Days offer the shopping along the city’s beautiful

Hill Country Mile, just off Cibolo Creek. Spend a day browsing the market to uncover jewelry, plants, art, handcrafts, collectibles, antiques, and more. If you miss Market Days, explore the many downtown boutiques, galleries, and restaurants for a quintessential hill country experience.

Another event worth driving to is the Old Gruene Market Days in Gruene, on the banks of the Comal River, which hosts more than 100 vendors. The market is nestled in the historic district on the third weekend of each month except December when it moves to the first weekend, and January, when it takes a month off. With more than 100 artisans offering handmade items including leather goods, wooden crosses, jalapeno jelly, strawberry chipotle jam, upcycled vintage jewelry, men’s shirts, magnet boards fashioned from tin tiles, gold, and silver hand-crafted jewelry, oil paintings, pottery, photography, and much, more. Shopping is accompanied by live music, wine tasting, and more. And of course, Gruene’s market vibe flows through the neighboring shops as well.

WRITER’S BIO An award-winning writer, communications expert, and military spouse who enjoys finding new discoveries and revisiting old favorites in her adopted hometown, Dawn Robinette loves to tell stories. You can read more of her work at Alamo City Moms Blog.

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A Night, Morning, or Afternoon at the Museum By Dan R. Goddard

Having fun in the sun may suffice for a while, but if you’re looking to cool down from the August heat, check out these awesome museum exhibits as you enjoy the air conditioning.

SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART Superman and Wonder Woman—legendary superheroes who’ve been inspiring artists since their first appearance during the Great Depression. But rather than simply glorify their adventures, like the recent Justice League movie, artists tend to look closer at how these icons of pop culture have impacted our views of social politics and what it means to be an American. Men of Steel and Women of Wonder are on view at the San Antonio Museum of Art through Sept. 1. This exhibit features more than 70 works including paintings, photographs, installations, and videos. A wide spectrum of artists interpret the superheroes who embody, “truth, justice, and the American way.” McNay Art Museum

Organized by the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, the exhibit ranges from the 1930s to the present. Artists include Laylah Ali, Dara Birnbaum, Renée Cox, Mary Beth Edelson, Fahamu Pecou, Pope.L, Mel Ramos, Norman Rockwell, and Jim Shaw. The exhibition also features a few works by artists who have lived and worked in Texas including Peter Saul, Robert Pruitt, Michael Ray Charles, and San Antonio artist Mel Casas.

MCNAY ART MUSEUM Mick Jagger, Joan Collins, and Prince are just a few of the famous faces featured in Andy Warhol: Portraits at the McNay Art Museum through Sept. 15. With more than 120 paintings, prints, photographs, and films, the multimedia exhibit also features more than a dozen fashion ensembles by Halston, Yves Saint Laurent, Pucci, Mary McFadden, Roberto Cavalli, Gucci, and Bob Mackie. These fashion ensembles illustrate the glamorous circle of patrons, movie stars, musicians and other celebrities orbiting Warhol’s Factory during its heyday from the 1960s to the 1980s. René Paul Barilleaux, McNay’s head of curatorial affairs, organized the exhibit from the collection of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

SAMA notes some works in the exhibition represent Superman and Wonder Woman in familiar and heroic ways. However, others use the characters to explore mature topics such as feminism, racial discrimination, gender and sexuality, immigration concerns, ideas of national identity and the United States’ ethical responsibilities in global politics.

Transamerica/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today is the country’s first broad survey of contemporary art exploring the construction of identity through gender and outward appearance. Many of the 57 artists identify as LGBTQ+, and some do not, but the exhibit commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, which sparked the gay-rights movement. Showcasing artists from underrepresented backgrounds in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, Transamerica/n focuses on generational shifts from the 1970s to today through photographs. This includes works by Robert Mapplethorpe and Catherine Opie, figurative sculptures by Greer Lankton and Frank Benson and installations by Xavier Schipani and Jacolby Satterwhite.

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CULTURE & COMMUNITY Briscoe Western Art Museum

BRISCOE WESTERN ART MUSEUM The term “Western art” conjures images of cowboys and panoramic landscapes. However, the Briscoe Western Art Museum ventures Into a New West, on view through Sept. 1, with nearly 50 works of contemporary Western art from the 1960s to the present on loan from the Booth Museum of Western Art in Cartersville, Georgia. Taking on cultural topics such as the environment, feminism, and social commentary, the exhibit examines a shift from traditional representation to more conceptual approaches. For instance, it reflects the sweeping social changes of the 1960s rather than clinging to the romantic nostalgia of the Old West. Named after the late Texas Governor Dolph Briscoe Jr. and his wife, Janey Slaughter Briscoe, the museum is located in the restored 1930s San Antonio Public Library building on the San Antonio River Walk. THE DOSEUM The DoSeum Planes, trains, and automobiles are just a few of the methods of transportation kids can explore in Going Places, The DoSeum’s summer exhibit on view through Sept. 8. With 17 play-centered exhibits, this fun STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) show examines concepts such as velocity, gravity, buoyancy, aerodynamics, and energy efficiency while immersing visitors in the science of traveling over land and sea and soaring through air and space. Climb aboard a flight simulator and experience what it’s like to pilot a propeller airplane. Explore a three-dimensional, miniature Planet Earth. Jump on board a hover-disk and float across the floor on a cushion of air. Learn how air and fuel are used to create thrust in an internal combustion engine. Pack a cargo ship while being careful to prevent capsizing by balancing the load. Build a virtual car to test its aerodynamics, engine, and wheel types. Practice controlling a blimp. Plan a family trip with multiple modes of transportation. Design a city of the future. WRITER’S BIO Dan R. Goddard is a longtime writer of the arts based in San Antonio who grew up watching TV’s George Reeves as Superman and Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman. 30 RIO Magazine

click on this: BRISCOE WESTERN ART MUSEUM Briscoemuseum.org MCNAY ART MUSEUM Mcnayart.org SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART Samuseum.org THE DOSEUM Thedoseum.org

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RECREATION Extreme Escape

EXTREME SUMMER FUN By Drew Henry

EXTREME ESCAPE Dust off the old trench coat, and grab your magnifying glass; there’s a mystery to be solved. The mystery of how you and your friends became trapped in a room, that is. Put your sleuthing skills to the test as you find your way out of eight different rooms in Extreme Escape! There’s a hidden treasure secured within the walls of the establishment, and it’s up to you to uncover it. But be warned: this won’t be an easy task. Carnivorous aliens, malicious pirates, and other teams will attempt to beat you to the treasure! Bask in the glory as you and your team successfully escape all eight rooms, and win special rewards and bragging rights! Extreme Escape can be found in the Colonnade and Stone Oak areas.

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You can book your room in advance or the day of for $30.99 per person, and they even accept walk-ins. Escape room challenges have the appeal of an interactive real life video game, as you have to use your wits to solve complex challenges in front of you. The venue even offers free craft-beer and wine, so get pumped and ready to party. Extreme Escape is perfect for large groups of friends, colleagues, and the family. Some of the challenges are a little spooky, so it is recommended for ages 12 and up. Now, let’s make our escape! thesanantonioriverwalk.com


Sure, sitting by the pool or going to the movies in the afternoon is fun, but we’re looking to end this summer with a bang! How about we plunge into some adventures that include throwing an axe, escaping a room with only your raw wits, or dressing up anime style with 20,000 like-minded devotees and mixing with celebrities.

CLASS AXE THROWING If the interactive-game experience has you longing for more excitement, we have another axeceptional option for you! Throw the boring bar-room darts out the window, because we are headed to Class Axe Throwing. Class Axe is an axe throwing range, where you learn throwing techniques from professional “axe-perts” and try your best to hit the bullseye. Experts will coach you through the process so you can become an axe throwing champ! The best part, Class Axe is BYOB. So, feel free to bring your favorite brew and make it the most unique hangout you have ever had.

Class Axe is located in the heart of downtown, just steps away from the Alamo. You can book your oneand-a-half hour class and throwing session on their website. They have time slots available Monday through Friday from 6:00 till 10:00 PM, Saturday from 12:00 till 10:00 PM, and Sunday 12:00 till 6:00 PM. The individual booking rate is $32 per person and group rates are available for larger groups. Axe throwing is thrilling, but it can also be dangerous, so this activity is only open to those age 15 and up. Now, grab your axe, aim, and throw yourself into axe-citing fun!

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RECREATION RECREATION

SAN JAPAN, AUGUST 30 - SEPTEMBER 1 If you like your adventures action-packed and animated, then you will definitely want to check out San Japan. San Japan is San Antonio’s anime convention and the largest anime convention in South Texas. The convention takes place Labor Day weekend from August 30th through September 1st at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in the heart of downtown, on the banks of the River Walk. The convention features cosplay, art, anime music-video contests, gaming competitions, celebrity guests, and panels. Meet some of your favorite anime creators, the voices behind the characters, cosplayers, YouTube stars, artists, and more. Last year close to 20,000 anime lovers attended, so you can make some like-minded new friends while you are there! You can purchase one-day passes or full three-day passes prior to the event or the day of. So there you have it, the ultimate epic ways to end your summer vacation. Hope you had a blast this summer, San Antonio!

WRITER’S BIO Drew Henry is the founder of the Design Dudes blog. During the week he’s blogging about the coolest style, and on the weekends he is getting active! Instagram: @design_dudes, Facebook: @designdudeslife, Twitter: @designdudeslife, Web: designdudeslife.com

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Some anticipated SAN JAPAN events include: MAID CAFE: Snack on teas and sweet treats in the style of Japan while you are served by cosplaying maids. MASQUERADE DANCE: Grab your mask and dance the night away. This event is the first night of the convention and the perfect way to start the festivities. ITAPARA CAR SHOW: See the decked out anime-themed cars in all their colorful glory. SWAP MEET: Trade your anime items and expand your collection with other anime collectors. GUNDAM GUNPLA GRAND PRIX: Watch the championship competition and see the amazing models the participants built. If you are an anime lover, this is definitely the weekend for you. Get ready to explore your fandom!

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DAY 1 - GET YOUR MOTOR RUNNIN’ A bike built for adventure can only mean one thing, a wild hog. Straddle 700 pounds of a gleaming motorcycle from Caliente Harley Davidson and cruise through San Antonio and the Hill Country. RENT A BIKE - If you don’t have your wheels don’t worry, Caliente Harley has sweet rides for rent, for riding solo or with a passenger. Many of the bikes come equipped with dual radio setups, comfy seats, and GPS, but you’ll need an M endorsement on your driver license to drive one of these babies. No endorsement? No sweat. Caliente offers a threeday new rider course with all the tips you need for certification with the Department of Public Safety.

GET TWISTED - The Texas Hill Country is home to a famous motorcycle route affectionally referred to as The Twisted Sisters (also known as Three Sisters). This 100-mile loop is one of the wildest rides in Texas. You’ll ride hills, hug tons of twisty curves, and follow canyons through towns like Medina, Vanderpool, and Leakey. PIT STOP –Pause along the route at the Bear’s Den in Leakey. This restaurant offers a lounge with leather club chairs, beer, and burgers. Nearby Bear’s Market, has prepared snacks, a full ice cream and coffee bar, gifts, decor, and picnic supplies. It’s the perfect place to kick down your kickstand and put up your feet before heading back on the road. MUST-HAVE MERCH – Riding The Twisted Sisters trail is a badge of honor for bikers, so make sure you stop at the Frio Canyon Motorcycle Stop for Twisted Sisters merch. Been there, done that, got the T-shirt.

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Cool rides, hot rods, even hotter meals. What do these things have in common? Your guide to a three-day journey.

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Ranger-guided tours are available, and all the missions exist within a quick driving distance from each other. Rebelle

DAY 2 - RIDE IN STYLE

Remember your favorite Hot Wheels car? Now, as a grown-up, you can drive a real set of hot wheels. Today we’re rolling in a luxury ride from Sixt as we take in the sights from the leather seats of a sexy sports car.

REBELLE WITHOUT A CAUSE – Next, cruise over to happy hour and $1 East Coast oysters at Rebelle, located inside the St. Anthony hotel, built in 1909. Go for the and atmosphere and complimentary valet, but stay for the food. Rebelle is a dazzling dining room that is equal

VROOM - Reserve a luxury rental car from Sixt at the San Antonio International Airport and choose from sweet cruisers like a Corvette, Jaguar F-type, Range Rover, and the exclusive 2019 Shelby Mustang. The Shelby’s are the first V8-powered vehicles offered by a rental company in the United States. Cowboys may have ridden horseback, but now we’ve got the power of about 460 ponies. MISSION POSSIBLE - Our first stop is a tour of the historic San Antonio Missions. Four of the five reside inside the national park, while the most widely-known, The Alamo, sits across the street from the River Walk. Start at the Mission San Jose visitor’s center, and pop by the info desk to get maps and ask questions before exploring the UNESCO sanctioned missions. thesanantonioriverwalk.com

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parts old Hollywood glamour and new plush elegance. It is one of the best seafood menus in the city. Dip a toe into the happy hour menu, or dive headfirst into the entrees for the full experience.

SHOWTIME - Once you’ve filled your tank with oysters, sashay to the nearby beautiful Majestic Theatre. In August, this venue will host musical acts like Wiz Khalifa and The B-52s as well as the comedy stylings of George Lopez. Register for a Majestic Theatre Happy Hour Tour through Ticketmaster.

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DAY 3 - PADDLE THE BOARD

Today we’re going off-road and into the water with a stand-up paddleboard tour downtown. SUP San Antonio offers stand-up paddleboarding tours for families, couples, groups, and individuals of all ages. Drop in at the San Antonio River Authority near the Blue Star Arts Complex, and paddle along the half-mile trail. Each tour includes a 30-minute paddleboard lesson to make sure you’re steady and ready. Then you’re guided along the King William paddle trail. BRUNCH BREAK - If you didn’t have time for breakfast before your paddle, the guides at SUP can grab a reservation for you at the Guenther House across the street from where you started. You can hop out of the water and waltz right in for some fresh pancakes or biscuits and gravy.

SHOP STOP - Take a narrated Go Rio Cruises boat tour of downtown and then disembark at the Shops at Rivercenter. With more than 100 shops, restaurants, and a movie theater, you could spend a whole day here. The new LEGOLAND Discovery Center opened in the spring and has already become a downtown family sensation. Don’t leave downtown without a sweet treat from Kilwins located across the street from LEGOLAND. With all the confections made on premise, you’ll have a difficult time deciding between the selection of fudge, caramel apples, dipped pretzels, ice cream, and more. BRAZILIAN DINING - Finish your evening in a protein paradise at Fogo de Chao. Lamb, baconwrapped chicken, sirloin, pork, ribs, and sausage appear tableside at this Brazilian churrasco experience. Even your veggie friends can slip into bliss with the vast selection on the Market Table.

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FRIO CANYON SHOPS AT RIVERCENTER MOTORCYCLE STOP Shoprivercenter.com Friocanyonmotorcyclestop. com SIXT Sixt.com GO RIO CRUISES Goriocruises.com SUP SAN ANTONIO Supsatx.com GUENTHER HOUSE Guentherhouse.com

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TEX’S RIVER WALK AND SPORTS BAR 200 S. Alamo texssportsbar.com p44, 27

IRISH DURTY NELLY’S IRISH PUB 200 S. Alamo St. durtynellyspub.com p44, 80

BBQ COUNTY LINE BARBEQUE SPORTS BAR 111 W. Crockett St. countyline.com BBQ - p44, 7

ITALIAN FIG TREE 515 Villita dine.figtreerestaurant.com

CHILI’S ON THE RIVERWALK 849 East Commerce St. Chilis.com

BRAZILIAN FOGO DE CHAO 849 E. Commerce St. fogodechao.com

DAVE & BUSTER’S 849 E. Commerce St. daveandbusters.com

TEXAS DE BRAZIL 313 E. Houston St. texasdebrazil.com

DICK’S LAST RESORT 223 Losoya St. dickslastresort.com p44, 18

BRITISH MAD DOGS 123 Losoya St. maddogs.net p44, 11

EL TROPICANO HOTEL 110 Lexington Avenue. eltropicanohotel.com HARD ROCK CAFÉ 110 E. Crockett hardrock.com HOWL AT THE MOON 111 West Crockett St. #201 howlatthemoon.com IHOP 849 E. Commerce 210-444-1201 JAZZ, TX 312 Pearl Parkway #6001 JazzTX.com LAS CANARIAS 112 College Street omnihotels.com LONESTAR CAFE 237 Losoya lonestarcafe.us

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL EVENTS & FESTIVALS Through 8/4 The 25th Annual SAFILMSan Antonio Film Festival Bringing together scores of new and original films from across the country and around the world to delight, elevate and edify cinema lovers, the San Antonio Film Festival attracts filmmakers, industry leaders and diehard fans. Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Through 8/10 Fiesta Noche del Rio Arneson River Theater 8/10-8/24 Culinaria Restaurant Week This cross section of the culinary scene that encompasses a diverse range of cuisines and includes some of our most time-honored restaurants and buzz-worthy newcomers. Restaurant Weeks gives visitors and residents the opportunity to experience the quality, variety and hospitality that embody the Boerne, New Braunfels, and San Antonio dining experience. Bon appétit! Various locations 8/30 @ 6:30 p.m. Canciones Azul Barrientos, Las Tesoros and Eva Ybarra perform original songs and pay tribute to legendary female musicians with covers of songs by Lydia Mendoza, Mercedes Sosa, Selena and more. The Pearl

8/1 @ 4 p.m. First Thursday Night Market Visitors can shop at their favorite local Farmers Market vendors and artisans while enjoying music and food from Pearl restaurants. ​ Volcan performs at the night market at P ​ earl Park from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and ​ The Reen performs at​Pearl Parkito from 4 to 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The Pearl 8/2-8/4 Summer Artisan Show River Walk 8/3-8/4 @ 11 a.m. Feria San Antonio Join authentic Mexican cowboys and cowgirls and watch an Escaramuza Competition (skirmish riding). The charreada starts after the Girls competition with teams from all over the United States and Mexico. Enjoy all the food booths, games, music and rides with the Asociacion de Charros San Antonio. San Antonio Charro Ranch

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8/30-9/1 San Japan XII Convention Get your cosplay on at this event featuring contests, a cosplay show, ItaPara Car show, Maid Café and Swap meet. Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center 8/30-9/2 @ 11 a.m.

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Every Wednesday @ 5:30 p.m. Sound Cream Sunset Sessions This event is free and open to the public and located at Pearl Park. Each summer month will feature a different theme​, ​Tiki Disco, ​ Cumbias Necias, and Let’s Play House​—​an all-female DJ House showcase. The Pearl

COMEDY 8/9-8/10 George Lopez: The Wall World Tour Hilarious and ground-breaking star of TV, movies, and stand-up comedy George Lopez brings some politicallycharged comedy to the Alamo City. Majestic Theatre

Through 8/11 Electric Ocean SeaWorld San Antonio

8/22 @ 7:30 p.m. Kristina Kuzmic Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

FAMILY FUN

8/9 @ sunset Dive-In Movie: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Splashtown 8/10 @ noon 5th Annual Splash Out Bullying Event Splashtown

Through 8/23 Camp Showbiz Magik Theatre Through 9/2 Wild Australia San Antonio Zoo Through 9/8 Going Places DoSeum

MUSIC

8/2-8/4 Jerry Fest 2019 Sam’s Burger Joint and Music Hall

8/4 @ 7:30 p.m. Wiz Khalifa: The Decent Exposure Tour Majestic Theatre 8/7 @ 7 p.m. Carly Rae Jepsen The Dedicated Tour Aztec Theatre 8/14 @ 7 p.m. Sister Hazel Sam’s Burger Joint and Music Hall 8/17 @ 7 p.m. Moondance Concert with the Almost Patsy Cline Band Cibolo Nature Center

8/12 Locals Day Locals get standard admission to San Antonio Zoo for just $8 per person for one day only! San Antonio Zoo Every Saturday @ 7 p.m. Outdoor Film Series Mission Marquee Plaza Every Tuesday @ 10 a.m. Little Explorers: Deserts Cibolo Nature Center Through 8/9 @ 9:30 a.m. Summer Art Camps McNay Art Museum Through 8/11 Sesame Street Birthday Party Parade SeaWorld San Antonio

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8/19 @ 7:30 p.m. Lyle Lovett & his Large Band Majestic Theatre 8/21 @ 7 p.m. Lost 80s Live! Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 8/24 @ 7 p.m. 1964: The Tribute Majestic Theatre Through 8/30 Every Friday @ 7 p.m. Free Concert Series Tower of the Americas

PERFORMING ARTS

8/30 @ 8 p.m. Boz Scaggs Last year Boz Scaggs released his latest album, Out of the Blues, and continues to court fans with his soulful style. The former Steve Miller Band guitarist has been making innovative music for over 50 years with classic hits including “Lido Shuffle,” “Breakdown Dead Ahead”, and “Look What You’ve Done to Me.” Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Through 9/1 Men of Steel, Women of Wonder San Antonio Museum of Art

8/5 @ 7:30 p.m. Harry and the Potters Magik Theatre 8/8-8/11 Cirque de Soleil AT&T Center 8/23-9/15 Dreamgirls Woodlawn Theatre

Through 8/17 The Ugly Duckling Magik Theatre

8/24 @ 7:30 p.m. ARTS San Antonio presents Slavic Soul Party Empire Theatre

8/17 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio FC vs. Rio Grande Valley Toyota Field 8/23-8/25 San Antonio Missions vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers Nelson Wolff Stadium

Through 8/4 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Magik Theatre

8/24 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio FC vs. New Mexico United Toyota Field

VISUAL ARTS

Through 8/11 Looking for Langston Ruby City

SPORTS & FITNESS

8/24 @ 5:00-10:30 p.m. Wishing Lanterns An ethereal experience of casting hand-held lanterns into the river in honor of loved ones, hopes, dreams, and wishes. Admission is free. Lanterns are $5 each River Walk, in the lagoons of the Convention Center and Shops at Riverenter

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LOCATIONS LISTING RESTAURANTS 13 Salt Grass - Heubner Oaks

29 Joe’s Crab Shack -

San Antonio 410

14 Salt Grass - Donella

ATTRACTIONS & SHOPPING

15 Paesanos - Lincoln Heights

1 The Rim

16 Paesanos - 1604

2 Six Flags Fiesta Texas

26 Augies Barbed Wire

3 The Shops at La Cantera

Smokehouse

28 Joe’s Crab Shack -

San Antonio Quarry

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4 SeaWorld of San Antonio 5 North Star Mall

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6 The Forum Shops

17 K1 Speed

7 Vineyard Shopping Center

18 McNay Art Museum

21 The Alamo

8 Alamo Quarry Market

19 Morgan’s Wonderland

22 Mission Conception

9 Splashtown

20 The DoSeum

23 Mission San José

10 Alamo Helicopter Tours

27 Flipz Trampoline Park

24 Mission San Juan

11 San Antonio Zoo

28 Extreme Escape

25 Mission Espada

12 San Antonio Botanical Garden

29 San Antonio Aquarium

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COUPONS Tower of the Americas

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

$2 OFF

General Adult Admission SAVE UP TO $8 Open Tue–Sun 10AM with seasonal closing hours | Closed Mondays Expires 08/31/2019

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 08/31/2019

2

$

OFF TOWER TICKET

126 Losoya St, San Antonio, TX, 78205

(210) 212-7299

www.biergartenriverwalk.com

FREE

701 Bowie, San Antonio, TX 78205

210.223.3101

KRAUTWURST BALLS

TowerOfTheAmericas.com

with purchase of TWO – ONE LITER BIERS

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.

One coupon per table. For dine in guests only. Expires 08/31/2019

Expires 08/31/2019

10% OFF

110 E. Crockett on the Riverwalk 210-277-6300

this La Villita location

Plaza Taxco (Excluding Sales Items)

FREE CHEF’S APPETIZER OF THE DAY

With the purchase of an adult entrée.

See our ads on pages 31 & 56

One coupon per table per visit. Offer at Riverwalk location only. Must present coupon. Expires 08/31/2019.

10% OFF

Parties of LESS than 8

this La Villita location

FREE FLAUTAS

(seasoned chicken rolled up in a tortilla)

with the purchase of 1 entrée Parties of 8 or MORE

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

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

FREE CHILE CON QUESO!

with purchase of an Entrée

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146 E. Houston St. @ River Walk 210.222.2362 | acenar.com

(excluding sale items and alcohol)

One per table, please. Dine in only. Expires 08/31/2019.

See our ads on pages 31 & 56

$

10% OFF

3

OFF

at this La Villita location

ADULT OR CHILD TICKET

301 Alamo Plaza •210-224-9299

RIPLEYS.COM/SANANTONIO

Not valid with any other offer. Good up to six people. Expires 08/31/19 • ©RIPLEY ENTERTAINMENT INC. - RIO MAG

Tasha Polizzi • Dian Malouf • Consuela Virgins, Saints & Angels • Juan Antoni Flax • XCVI • Sterling and Turquoi

2 0 0 R IV ER WA LK , S T E. 1 0 0 S A N A N TO N IO , T X 7 8 2 0 5 ( 2 1 0 ) 2 2 4 -9 8 3 5

With purchase of 2 entrées

In Historic La Villita just steps from th 418 Villita St. • www.angelitas (210) 224-8362

Redeem this coupon for a f ree order of Chile con Queso. Not valid with any other offer. One coupon per 4 entrées. Dine-in only. Expires 12/31/19.

(Excluding Sales Items)

Chef’s Surprise Appetizer

(Excluding Sales Items)

angelita

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50% OFF

22oz Souvenir Cup Expires 08/31/19

200 River Walk 210-580-4844 www.thirstyaztec.com

$

2

FREE REFILL (Limited to one per coupon) Expires 08/31/19

200 River Walk • 210-580-4844 www.thirstyaztec.com

(Limited to one per coupon)

OFF Complimentary House Dessert with order of an entrée.

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

08/31/19

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.

Valid only for lunch and Dinner, coupon good for up to 2 entrees at a table

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

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

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SAVE UP TO

$

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

210-651-6101 •naturalbridgecaverns.com

Not Valid With Any Other Discount or Program. Expires 08/31/2019. 10124

20% OFF

FREE OYSTER SAMPLER w/ purchase of 2 premium beverages 123 Losoya #7, San Antonio, Texas 78205 Phone: (210) 354-3002

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 08/31/19

$5 OFF

Harley Davidson Dealer T-Shirt Expires 08/31/19

08/31/19

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 08/31/2019

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Café Olé

Lone Star Café

AGAVE BAR CAFÉ OLE MICHELINO’S

521 Riverwalk (210) 223-2939 Cafeole.us Michelinos.us

LONE STAR CAFÉ 237 Losoya St (210) 223-9374 Lonestarcafe.us

TRIO ON THE RIO By Aaron Villarreal

Travel from Mexico to Italy, and straight back to Texas when you enjoy food from these three River Walk eateries. Neighboring each other side to side and top to bottom are three restaurants and a bar that have one thing in common: delicious food and the famed 60-ounce margarita. DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS Lone Star Café takes you on a trip from El Paso to Texarkana by serving up Texas food staples like chicken fried steak, barbecue, ribeye and pecan pie a la mode. Lone Star Café is know for their meats, which are smoked inhouse everyday. The brisket is smoked slowly, overnight for 12 -14 hours.The Leon Springs BBQ Combo is a must try, offering smoked brisket, chicken and sausage with their delicious homemade BBQ Sauce. Food served with a side of southern hospitality, and Western décor to match, Lone Star Café defines what Texas cuisine is all about! ¡OLÉ, OLÉ, OLÉ! Margaritas! Tequila! Tex-Mex food! Café Olé offers all three while overlooking the beautiful River Walk. For over 30 years, Café Olé has been serving up classic Tex-Mex dishes that turn anyone’s hunger into a sure-fire fiesta! 60 RIO Magazine

Expect to find classics like quesadillas, fajitas, and chicken flautas: shredded chicken rolled up in hard shell tortillas, with your choice of sour cream, queso, or guacamole. The Enchiladas Verdes are a must-have—dig into two chicken enchiladas topped with roasted tomatillo sauce, a mild green salsa, and garnished with sour cream. LET’S CIAO DOWN! Bellissimo! is what describes the food at Michelino’s Ristorante Italiano, a River Walk original offering Italian classics ever since the World’s Fair came to Hemisfair Park in 1968! Hop on an imaginary gondola, and let the food of Venice and Naples take you down a river of flavor as you indulge in the Mushrooms Michelino and Insalata Caprese before digging into the Pollo Michelino—a chicken breast stuffed with sautéed spinach, mushrooms, and roasted pecans. Lightly breaded and drizzled

with a savory sage sauce, this house specialty is paired with either seasonal vegetables and roasted garlic potatoes, or a bowl of spaghetti with marinara or garlic butter sauce. ONE TEQUILA, TWO TEQUILA, THREE TEQUILA MORE Got the type of thirst water can’t quench? Visit the Agave Bar—a vibrant setting with over 30 varieties of tequila to choose from, giving you the experience of lying on the sands of Playa del Carmen with a cool drink in your hands. Agave Bar is home to the famous 60 oz. Margarita: a margarita so enormous, you need a whole army to finish it! No, seriously, it’s legally required at least two people order this ginormous cocktail. Agave Bar offers live music every weekend and top shelf liquor that makes you want to dance, dance, dance the night away. Check out their Facebook Page @AgaveBarSA to see their music lineup. thesanantonioriverwalk.com


SHOPS.

ART.

DINING. Villita is home to more than 20 artisan shops, galleries and savory restaurants. Modern artisans, romantic tree-lined walkways and architecture dating back 300 years offer a unique ambiance of a rich past and a vibrant present. Our historic grounds also offer the perfect location for special private and corporate events. Please call (210) 207- 8614 for information on venue rentals. Join us for a day of shopping, a bite to eat, or a celebration at our year-around cultural events.

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418 Villita Street Mon-Sat 10AM - 6PM | Sun 11AM - 4PM


INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Acenar www.acenar.com 210-222-2362

DINING/RESTAURANTS

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

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

BierGarten www.biergartenriverwalk.com 210-212-7299

On the Bend Oyster Bar & Lounge www.onthebendsa.com 210-354-3002

City Sightseeing Double Decker Tour San Antonio www.citysightseeingsanantonio.com 210-224-8687

Boudro’s A Texas Bistro on the River Walk www.boudros.com 210-224-8484

Paesanos RiverWalk www.paesanosriverwalk.com 210-227-2782

Dave & Buster’s www.daveandbusters.com 210-951-3600

Rainforest Café www.rainforestcafe.com 210-277-6300

GO RIO River Cruises www.goriocruises.com 210-227-4746

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

LEGOLAND Discovery Center/San Antonio www.SanAntonioLEGOLANDDiscoveryCenter.com

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company www.bubbagump.com 210-224-4867 Chart House www.TowerOfTheAmericas.com 210-223-3101 The County Line www.countyline.com 210-229-1941 Dave & Buster’s www.daveandbusters.com 210-951-3600

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

SHOPPING

Denny’s Riverwalk www.dennys.com 210-223-4321

Angelita’s www.angelitasa.com 210-224-8362

Dick’s Last Resort www.dickslastresort.com 210-224-0026

FLOW CBD Lounge www.flowsupplements.com

Fogo de Chao www.fogodechao.com 210-227-1700

Market Square www.marketsquaresa.com 210-207-8600

Guadalajara Grill www.guadalajaragrill.us 210-222-1992

Cowboys Alamo City Harley Davidson on the RiverWalk www.cowboysalamocityharley.com 210-212-4461

Iron Cactus www.ironcactus.com 210-224-9835

La Villita Historic Village www.lavillitasanantonio.com 210-207-8614

Landry’s Saltgrass Steakhouse www.saltgrass.com 210-222-9092

Plaza Taxco www.plazataxco.com 210-212-6733

Landry’s Seafood www.landrysseafood.com 210-229-1010

Shops at Rivercenter www.shoprivercenter.com 210-225-0000

MUSEUM

Lonestar Restaurants www.riverrestaurants.com 210-223-9374

Briscoe Western Art Museum www.briscoemuseum.org 210-299-4499

MadDogs British Pub www.maddogs.net 210-222-0220

Buckhorn Saloon & Museum www.buckhornmuseum.com 210-247-4000

Mi Tierra Café www.mitierracafe.com 210-225-1262

The DoSeum www.thedoseum.org 210-212-4453

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

San Antonio Conservation Society www.saconservation.org/homestead 210-225-5924

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ATTRACTIONS

Mirror Maze 210-224-2288 Natural Bridge Caverns www.naturalbridgecavernscom 210-651-6101 Nature Trail Maps NatureTrailMaps.net Phillips Entertainment/Guiness Book of World Records Museum www.alamoplazaattractions.com 210-226-2828 Ripley’s/Waxworks www.ripleys.com 210-224-9299 Sealife San Antonio www.SEALIFE.com/San-Antonio Splashtown San Antonio www.splashtownsa.com 210-227-1400

NIGHTLIFE

Coyote Ugly Saloon www.coyoteuglysaloon.com 210-465-UGLY Hilton Palacio Del Rio/Durty Nelly’s/ Tex’s Riverwalk Sports Bar www.PalacioDelRio.Hilton.com 210-224-3368 Naked Iguana www.nakediguanariverwalkbar.com 210-226-8462

HOTELS

Wyndham Resorts www.wyndham.com

MISCELLANEOUS

Thirsty Aztec www.thirstyaztec.com 210-580-4844

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RIO MAGAZINE AUGUST 2019  

The Official Magazine of the River Walk

RIO MAGAZINE AUGUST 2019  

The Official Magazine of the River Walk