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SIP & SAVOR New Years, New Beers (and Spirits) By Edmund Tijenira

FAMILY FUN Simon Says: Find Nifty Way to Please Your Mother By Carole Miller

GREAT FINDS All Things Razzle-Dazzle at La Villita By Dawn Robinette

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BE ENTERTAINED What’s Snapping & Shaking From Pigskins to Highballs 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

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ON THE COVER Shopping with a view takes the ultimate indoor activity to new heights. This photo is taken from inside the Shops at Rivercenter located on the River Walk. Go to ShopRivercenter.com for a list of stores, restaurants, and hours.

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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.


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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 Laurence Seiterle Zurich Properties PRESIDENT-ELECT Maria Martinez Marriott Plaza San Antonio TREASURER Kevin Latone Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk SECRETARY Mae Escobar aMAEzing Marketing Group MEMBER AT LARGE John Carbajal Jazz, TX 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 Gloria Rodriguez San Antonio River Authority Eddie Romero Centro San Antonio Will Grinnan San Antonio Restaurant Association

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Michael Dudek The Westin Riverwalk

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EDITOR’S LETTER Healthy options at Iron Cactus

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THE ONLY THING CONSTANT IS CHANGE! A new year, and a fresh start. A time when the saying, “new year, new me,” becomes nothing but an over-zealous yoga mantra that is forgotten by Valentine’s. My approach to remedy the annual resolution predicament is to think of them as the roadmap to achieve your actual goal. Make realistic goals backed by achievable resolutions you WANT to keep. GOAL: Get Healthier (who doesn’t want this?)

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Take a dance class Register for cooking classes (not pastry, lol) Go on free walking art tours Seek out new restaurants with healthy menu options Go to a batting cage or trampoline park

Spend more time with family

Buy season tickets to an amusement park Make reservations for a vacation Try one new family-friendly restaurant each month Visit a new city/state park each month (take along a frisbee and picnic basket)

Walk instead of ride the golf course

I hope each of you finds the new year full of good things!

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NEW YEARS, NEW BEERS (and spirits) San Antonio offers plenty of home-grown options Alamo Beer

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San Antonio may be known for its margaritas, but a small movement of craft beer and spirits has been growing here for more than a decade, and it’s maturing to offer some very nice options. So whether you’re a local or just visiting, you’ll have a big selection of excellent flavors by the glass. REMEMBER THE ALAMO BEER Just east of downtown -- less than half a mile from its namesake Alamo -- sits the Alamo Beer warehouse and beer hall. The name Alamo Beer dates back to 1884 but died during Prohibition. Fast forward to 2002, when entrepreneur Eugene Simor revived the name, created a new formula 12 RIO Magazine

and began selling his beer around San Antonio.

Today, his company has expanded to five beer styles and seasonal additions and has expanded into a production and distribution facility with a beer hall, which is open daily. Come on over and try a few styles. STILL BUBBLING AT BLUE STAR BREWING CO. With a brewpub in business since 1996, owner Joey Villarreal is one of the godfathers of the city’s craft beer scene. When he first opened his brewpub, the surrounding area hadn’t yet transformed into an urban hub.

Today, his business anchors the Blue Star complex, and the crowds keep coming for his tasty bar food and many local brews. Grab a table or a seat at the bar and taste a few. Then come back another time and taste a few more. Make sure to stroll along the river, too. BRANDY AND BEER AT DORĆOL Check out the smooth flavor of Texas’ first brandy at Dorćol Distilling, just a quick trip from the heart of downtown. And while you’re at it, try some of their artisan beers, too. College buddies Chris Mobley and Boyan Kalusevic teamed up to create the traditional brandy using a recipe from Kalusevic’s family in Belgrade. The smooth brandy, Kinsman Apricot Rakia, works nicely in a variety of cocktails. thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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And what about those beers? Dorćol also runs HighWheel Beerworks, which currently crafts four different styles­—a kolsch, saison, porter and an IPA. Check out all the products at Dorćol’s headquarters, which offers plenty of room for a crowd. RUM AT EDWARDS RIDGE When you think of rum, you usually think of a Caribbean island, but Edwards Ridge makes two types of rum, right here in San Antonio. They offer some complex and nuanced flavors with the traditional rum notes that work for sipping neat or in cocktails. After all, you can’t have a Hemingway Daiquiri without good rum. William, Talus Silver, and William, Talus Gold rum are available for tasting at their facility near Shavano Park, not far from The Shops at La Cantera and The Rim. thesanantonioriverwalk.com

BREWPUB OR TASTING ROOM AT FREETAIL BREWERY Take your pick from the five core beers and any of the seasonally brewed creations from Freetail Brewery, either at the brewpub on Loop 1604 near NW Military Highway or the tasting room on South Presa Street, a short trip from downtown. The beers are all worth tasting, and you can’t go wrong at either the brewpub or the tasting room. GET A FLIGHT AT THE GRANARY With a regularly rotating array of beer options at The Granary ‘Cue & Brew, why choose just one? Instead, get a flight of house-brewed selections that pair well with the classic Central Texas-style barbecue of lunch or the modernist barbecue dinner dishes at dinner. RIO Magazine

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CRAFT BEER WITH PUB BITES AT KÜNSTLER Choose a flight or just one beer at Künstler Brewing’s brewery restaurant a little south of downtown. The beverage selections include hefeweizens, lagers, stouts, saisons, and pale ales, while the food options pair happily with the beers. BREWSTILLERY AT RANGER CREEK Visit Ranger Creek’s “brewstillery” for two tours in one and learn how the team here makes its outstanding beer and bourbon. A tour will show the behind-the-scenes of the brewery and distillery. The hour and a half experience includes a guided tour, a souvenir pint glass, and three samples of our products for $10. Designated drivers can attend for $5, and kids under six can attend for free. WHISKEY AND VODKA AT REBECCA CREEK Check out the custom-built copper pot still at Rebecca Creek Distillery on tour at the facility on the North Central part of town to see how the team here makes Rebecca Creek Whiskey, Texas Ranger Whiskey, and Enchanted Rock Vodka. Tours take place on Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

ARTISAN GIN AT SEERSUCKER It’s a bit of a drive to the home of Seersucker Gin in southeast Bexar County, but the ride is worth it for some locally produced gin. The distillery offers tours every Saturday afternoon, and participants must sign up online. Try the original gin, the lemon flavored with a touch of lavender, or the lime gin with a touch of mint. GET A FLIGHT AT SOUTHERLEIGH It’s hard to go wrong with any of the dishes at Southerleigh, so make sure to order a flight of the excellent beers from brewer Les Miles. The restaurant and brewery offer around a dozen on tap at any given time, ranging from light and crisp lagers, refreshing ales and some intriguing IPAs. Ask your server for beer pairing recommendations with your meal or order a flight and enjoy several.

WRITER’S BIO: Edmund Tijerina is an award-winning food writer and the author of San Antonio’s Best Restaurants. Catch him at SanAntonioBestResturants.com.

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FAMILY FUN The Witte Museum

When the weather outside is frightful, it’s tough to find things to do that are both warm and delightful. But the problem is really inside your head, you see. Finding the answer is easy (if you take it logically). For family fun and adventure on which everyone can agree, the River City has some nifty ways to please all.

by Carole Miller

Simon Says: Find Nifty Ways to Please Your Mother Make a new plan, Stan, and visit one (or all) of the great museums in town. From modern art housed

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in a historic brewery to a sideshow exhibit in a saloon to walking among life-size dinosaurs, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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City Sightseeing San Antonio

HOP ON (OR OFF) THE BUS, GUS Spend your day traveling around San Antonio on a City Sightseeing San Antonio double-decker bus. Magical mystery tours on these big, red buses run every day, seven days a week, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There are several tour packages available but one of the most popular is the “Hop On, Hop Off” route where you are free to hop off and explore at any of the 19 stops and then hop back on the next bus (double deckers arrive every 20 to 30 minutes). YOU DON’T NEED TO DISCUSS MUCH At the San Antonio Museum of Modern Art, discover the American landscape while viewing the exhibition Becoming John Marin. Marin is best known for his lively, idiosyncratic watercolors, etchings and oil paintings of New York City and the coast of Maine. Dine on the patio overlooking the San Antonio River at Tre Trattoria at the Museum where Chef Jason Dady serves his artful cuisine in the Museum’s historic Hops House. From Art Crawl to Playdates to Family Day,Embassy the Museum offers Golf’s Puttunia Ellie youngest programs for evenandthe patrons. These multi-generational thesanantonioriverwalk.com

experiences include conversation, art activities and performances. The Witte Museum is where nature, science and culture meet in Texas. A journey of Texas spanning millions of years and hundreds of thousands of miles awaits visitors in San Antonio. Visitors to the museum can marvel at dinosaur skeletons, witness how people lived thousands of years ago, and explore wildlife from the vast regions of Texas. Discover the rich, colorful history of Texas with storytelling and interactive, family-friendly fun. Learn about “The Birds and the Bees: Pollinators in Nature, Science, and Culture” among the picturesque grounds of the Witte. Participate in live cooking demonstrations, run across a motion-capture screen and receive your energy score, examine preserved human specimens on a life-size touchscreen anatomy table or simply stroll through the culinary and medicinal plant gardens at the H-E-B Body Adventure. Stock up with merriment of goodies at The Witte Market, offering a wide range of food, snacks and beverages. And the Bolner Family Museum Store features a wide range of unique and educational gifts, from science kits to rocks and fossils, books and jewelry.

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FAMILY FUN The Briscoe Western Art Museum

YOU DON’T NEED TO BE A COWBOY, ROY Located on the River Walk in the former San Antonio Public Library building, The Briscoe Western Art Museum highlights the American cowboy and the American West with exhibits including Pancho Villa’s saddle, a diorama of the Alamo, an authentic Chuck Wagon and works by Frederic Remington and Taos Society of Artists. Try a taste of Texas during “Truly Texas Mexican: History and Flavor Profile of Texas Native Cooking” on Saturday, Jan. 19. Cultural food specialist, author, and chef Adán Medrano hosts an evening including a cooking demonstration and tasting of recipes from his “Truly Texas Mexican” cookbook, which highlights some of the traditional foods sold in San Antonio’s plaza markets in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A book signing will immediately follow the tasting, with Chef Medrano’s cookbook available for purchase.

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THE BUCKHORN SALOON & MUSEUM features wildlife from all over the world: including fish from the seven seas, animals from every continent and strange animal oddities. The exhibit halls contain more than 520 species of wildlife—many of which are record holders. The Texas Ranger exhibit features the madcap “Journey with Dr. Phineas Phiasco” through a menagerie of mysterious and mind-boggling phenomena among the topsy-turvy town of Turmoil, Texas. Bursting with optical illusions that defy the laws of gravity and challenge modern science, this hands-on, interactive array of perplexing and curious spectacles will challenge your senses and introduce you to a world of amazement.

Or meet the charismatic Buffalo Bill and the ultimate showman PT Barnum, at the American Sideshow exhibition featuring a kooky kaleidoscope of concoctions and mysterious mayhem of the bizarre. From PT Barnum’s smallest man on Earth, to the feats of daredevils and freaks, the American Sideshow exhibition guarantees to entice, shock and captivate every member of the family. JUST GET YOURSELF FREE Admission to the Briscoe Western Art Museum, Witte Museum and San Antonio Museum of Art is FREE every Tuesday afternoon. Sunday afternoons are also FREE at the San Antonio Museum of Art. So take in all you can. Sleep on it tonight. But in the morning you’ll begin to see the light. Give your mom a kiss and tell her she was right. When it comes to family fun in San Antonio, there are some nifty ways to please your mother.

WRITER’S BIO: Texas native Carole Miller is a longtime freelance writer who raised her three children (Sydney, Nick and Faith) in the Alamo City. She also is a huge fan of Paul Simon, double-decker buses and museums. Over time, her family has developed a severe case of art fever (for which there is no curator).

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What’s Snapping & Shaking From Pigskins to Highballs By Susan Yerkes

WHETHER YOURE A COCKTAIL CONNOISSEUR OR A FOOTBALL FANATIC, YOU’RE IN THE RIGHT CITY THIS MONTH! From a brimming punch bowl-of mixology events at the San Antonio Cocktail Conference to the power-packed All American Bowl and AllStar Game, you’ll be snapping and shaking all month long. The biggest kick-off in high school football is the annual All-American Bowl, this year set for Jan. 5 in the iconic Alamodome. The game pits 100 of the top high school senior football players in the nation against 20 RIO Magazine

each other, as East vs. West teams. It’s the hottest battle of young titans.

Texas, famous for its “Friday Night Lights,” is the epicenter of U.S. high school football had hosted the game since 2002 when the U.S. Army was the title sponsor. In the years since, attendance at the game has grown to 40,000, with nearly 5 million viewers around the world watching live on NBC-TV. You’ll see the stars of tomorrow, all in one game. Tim Tebow, Odell Beckham, Jr., C.J. Mosley, Eric Berry, DeMarco Murray, Jamaal Charles, and Andrew Luck are among the alumni of the game now who joined the rosters of the greats. More than 300 of these young All-Stars have gone on to the NFL Draft. thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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Even better, it’s probably the most affordable gridiron championship in the country. In a salute to the game’s former Army sponsorship, all active and retired military and their families are admitted free. And with tickets ranging from $6.50 to top prices of $20, it’s remarkable family fun for all.

But wait! There’s more! Just three hours or so after the spectacular All-American Bowl, the San Antonio Sports Foundation presents its own city-wide All-Star Game right in the Alamodome, so ticket-holders for one game can attend both for one price (or free!) with a break between to explore the hottest spots on the River Walk. And the San Antonio Sports All-Star Cheer Challenge goes on throughout the day, with the top high school cheering squads providing colorful, choreographed excitement and energy at both great games. thesanantonioriverwalk.com

SHAKE IT, BABY! If “shaken, not stirred” is how you roll, the annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference should be right up at the top of your bucket list. San Antonio is home to one of only four official Culinary Institute of America campuses in the world, in the fantastic Pearl Complex right on the hallowed River Walk. In the decades since the CIA came to town, the city has blossomed as one of the top destinations in the nation for innovative culinary experiences—including great new bars and hot cocktail creations. The best of them come together at the Cocktail Conference, set for Jan. 15-20 this year. This is the place that the food and drink professionals meet, mingle, learn and get their inspiration for the year ahead. It’s also the place that those who enjoy the ritual of great food and drink can enjoy and learn about the latest twists on the classics, and the top new trends. In a city famous for its hospitality and friendly ambiance, the Cocktail Conference shines. Founded by nationally-known chef Mark Bohanan, it is recognized today as one of the chicest RIO Magazine

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cocktail festivals in the country – and cooler still, all the fun supports a slew of children’s charities. Downtown’s historic St. Anthony Hotel is the epicenter of the action, but activities in this cocktail-centric week will take place all over town, starting with a Restaurant Night, Jan. 15. In an opening salute to the conference, some of the city’s most exclusive restaurants will join wine and spirits makers to offer intimate multicourse dinners, pairing top chefs and top brands for fancy flights. “Women Shaking It Up—The Art of Being Awesome” is a lively ladies night, featuring female bartenders and chefs who’ll demonstrate their creative influence at the first big evening bash. Each day of the conference includes at least one major signature event. “Come and Taste It” takes guests to the heart of the historical action in The Battle for Texas museum, just a cannonball’s throw from the Alamo itself. “Waldorf on the Prarie” fills the St. Anthony with a unique blend of old New York Edwardian glam. Saturday and Sunday brunches provide more sparkling fun, food, and fellowship, and “Cocktails in the Enchanted

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Forest“ in downtown’s Villita Assembly Hall, promises an elaborate and elegant evening. Throughout the week dozens of fascinating seminars will explore every aspect of the spirits world. The schedule even suggests the type of conference attendee, from Skilled Professionals to Cocktail Aficionado to just plain Cocktail Nerd. Even the learning sessions sound intoxicating, from Burn, Baby Burn! A Whiskey Inferno (“a fire-guided tour of barrelmaking, charring and mellowing from the makers of Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey”) to “Ice, Baby, Ice! Ice 101,” featuring a history of the uses of ice and hands-on lessons in chipping, stirring and carving. “Quinine: Back To the Future,” “Hack Your Cocktail,” “Cooking With Rum” and “Tiki-Talk” are typically tempting sessions. And how could anyone resist a workshop titled “Forgotten Liqueurs: Now I’m Back And Y’All Up On Me”? You don’t have to be a drinker to dig the spirit of this captivating conference. And you can bet that throughout the city, restaurants, bars, and boutiques will be pulling out all the stops—and stoppers—for the conference guests.

WRITER’S BIO: Susan Yerkes is an award-winning journalist and travel writer. She makes her home in San Antonio, where the Friday Night Lights are bright, the margaritas are strong, and the party on the River Walk never stops. thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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GREAT FINDS BesArte

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If holiday hangovers and dreary days are clouding your January, resolve to kick that gray mood to the curb by strolling through a true San Antonio treasure, La Villita. A few steps off of the River Walk, up a flight of stairs decorated with Mexican tiles, La Villita is a shopper’s Equinox 24

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THE QUAINT BUILDINGS AND PATHS CONNECTING THEM BRING TO MIND A NEIGHBORHOOD FROM DAYS GONE BY, WHICH IS FITTING SINCE THE FIRST HUTS THERE WERE BUILT IN 1722. IT IS SAN ANTONIO’S FIRST NEIGHBORHOOD. PEERING INTO THE SHOPS’ WINDOWS, YOU’LL SEE GOODS GALORE TO BRIGHTEN ANY DAY, LURING YOU IN TO DISCOVER COLORFUL WARES SURE TO CHASE AWAY ANY WINTER BLUES. Some of the most colorful windows in La Villita belong to BesArte, where gazing inside you can see one of a kind artworks, jewelry, and décor. Gazing out, you’ll spot the Tower of the Americas framed in a window filled with colorful suncatchers and hard to resist sparkly trinkets. Anything you find at BesArte is sure to be a conversation piece and something you’ll treasure for years to come. The walls hold an ever-changing inventory of art as admirers snap them up. The featured jewelry includes unique finds that feature copper, turquoise, and other stones, with fantastic craftsmanship meant to last, giving you a fond memory of your La Villita explorations for years to come. Next door, you’ll be drawn into the polish and shine of Plaza Taxco, featuring stunning jewelry and more from Taxco, Guerrero in Mexico. All of the pieces are hand-crafted from locally-sourced silver mines in Taxco, a “Pueblos Magicos” known for its sublime silver work. The pieces reflect a vintage style given a modern flair.

eye-catching designs. From the pristine polish of silver so shiny you can see your reflection to the iridescent peacock luster of black Tahitian pearls, each piece is more beautiful than the one before. What makes Equinox’s collection shine is not just silver and gold, but the options to compliment those metals—such as mother of pearl, abalone or an array of gems and minerals—the artistry is dizzying, and each piece is a beautiful treasure.

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There’s an art to La Villita, and the area features abundant galleries. River Art Group’s unique history and variety make it a favorite. A fine art gallery operated by a cooperative of 160 active artists all located within a 75-mile radius of San Antonio, River Art Group features works in acrylic, oil, watercolor, pen and ink, pastel, photography, clay, glass, metal, wood and more.

The dizzying assortment at Plaza Taxco makes it hard to choose: each piece is more exquisite than the next. The craftsmanship, paired with the quality of the metal, combines to create statement pieces sure to become a favorite the moment you try them on. And if you can tear yourself away from the jewelry, you’ll love their hand-blown glassware, Talavera pottery and other hand-crafted items of the same quality as their metal work. Another favorite spot to discover the beauty of metal art is Equinox, housing the studio of owner and artist Alejandro Sifuentes. Equinox features Sifuentes’ work alongside studio jewelers from across the country, as well as San Antonio metalsmiths and artists. Stepping into Equinox, the metals featured in the display cases instantly chase away your blues with sparkling, thesanantonioriverwalk.com

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La Villita is a shopper’s delight nestled in historic buildings filled with treasures. The gallery is member-staffed, so on any given day, you can meet one of the artists behind the fabulous works available. With a wide selection of San Antonio-inspired pieces and a variety of price points suited for any budget, you can spend hours admiring the works and deciding which will make the perfect addition to your home. Fabrics and clothing are wearable art, especially at Angelita. Offerings include natural fabrics, linen, wools, succulent leathers, natural dyes, jewelry and more. Its collection provides stylish comfort that will make you stand out from the rest. Everything is organically sourced, resulting in a rich array of natural fibers, hand-hewn leathers, hand-crafted jewelry, batik, in-home, and free trade, all carefully selected for each season. The store also features statement jewelry pieces, including the Dian Malouf collection, with stunning works featuring the Virgen de Guadalupe, crosses and Western art. Each piece is more fabulous than the next and sure to make a statement every time you wear it. Angelita’s collection of handbags and shoes are also a mustsee: the fabulous leather and canvas are sure to carry you through the winter in style. If winter has you in need of pampering to match the beauty of the goods you’ll take home from La Villita, a visit to Capistrano Soap Company is in order. Body care luxuries, blissful butters, and fresh signature fragrances, all-natural and manufactured locally, draw you into the light, airy shop that makes you feel pampered the minute you step through the door. The shop features Acequia, a bath and body collection named for the aqueducts that brought crystal clear water to the city’s early settlements. A favorite find: Capistrano’s line of candles named for San Antonio’s missions: Espada, San Jose, San Juan, and Valero: a nod to the formal name of what most people know as the Alamo. The Valero candle features fresh citrus, herbs, and tobacco to create a mesmerizing scent that will keep you cozy as you wait for spring.

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EQUINOX 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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Celebrating the Legacy of

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After riots rocked numerous major U.S. cities in the wake of the tragic 1968 assassination of Nobel Peace Prize winner Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., San Antonio teacher and pastor Rev. Dr. Raymond “R.A.” Callies Sr. led the city’s first peaceful march commemorating the fallen civil rights leader by driving a red pickup down an East Side street trailed by a parade of children. Speakers in his truck blared King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. By Dan R. Goddard

From that humble beginning, San Antonio’s MLK March has grown to be one of the nation’s largest. On Jan. 21, more than 300,000 people are expected to participate in the 2.75-mile march through the city’s historic East Side beginning 10 a.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Academy and ending at Pittman-Sullivan Park. The MLK March inspires a myriad of other events, including a full slate of programs and ceremonies on the third Monday in January, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Leading up to the celebration of King’s legacy of non-violence, tolerance, and racial equality, the DreamWeek Summit spotlights more than 150 events – from symposiums, panel discussions and debates to film screenings, concerts, fashion shows, and art exhibits. The 15 days, Jan. 1126, are designed to “foster the free exchange of ideas on universal issues affecting the human race.” Pastor of the First Gethsemane Baptist Church for 30 years, Callies devoted his life to the development and improvement of the East 28 RIO Magazine

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Side. He led the campaign to change the name of Nebraska Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and raised money for the MLK statue that stands in MLK Plaza at Houston Street and New Braunfels Avenue. In 1991, Callies

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MLK Academy and will feature contemporary and traditional musical artists, inspirational and motivational dances and spoken-word performances. A commemorative program at Pittman-Sullivan Park will follow the march with remarks by San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and other national, state and county officials. The program highlights presentations of the Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Achievement Award, the Baha’i Unity of Humanity Award and the Rev. R.A.

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“What Makes Us Human?” is the theme of, kicking off with the Opening Breakfast Ceremony Jan. 11 at The Spire at St. Paul Square. Keynote speaker for the DreamWeek Awards Luncheon Jan. 18 is Crystal Miller, a Columbine High School shooting eyewitness. New this year is the DreamVoice Mayor’s Ball, a gala featuring the city’s top performance artists and entertainers selected by Mayor Nirenberg and the DreamVoice team, which concludes the summit. Melaneyes Media, producers of the film “Walk on the River: A Black History of the Alamo City,” will conduct a guided two-hour “Freedom Bus Tour” of 15 historical sites on the East Side, beginning 10:30 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Carver Branch Library. The San Antonio African American Community Archive & Museum is hosting an open house Jan. 19. The family-friendly event features refreshments, speakers, storytelling and artifacts with light.

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Check out Real Mus-IQ, winners of the 2018 Renaissance with the Stars “Showtime at the Apollo” talent showcase, Jan. 25 at the Carver Community Cultural Center, presented in partnership with the San Antonio Area African American Community Fund. The San Antonio group consists of members Vtown, Tre, Mac, and Lowkey. Runner-up Tylur Starks will open. Brave models who have suffered from mental illnesses, suicidal thoughts, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will strut the stage at the 15th annual “Elite Couture Fashion Show” Jan. 19 at the Loft Dynasty of Elite Couture Boutique. The event is a fundraiser for Women’s Educational & Healing Retreats and the Wounded Warrior Battalion at Fort Sam Houston.

Learn how technology is changing the way children play at “Technology and Play: The Good, The Bad and The Huh?” Jan. 20 at BiblioTech East, Bexar County’s all-digital library at 1203 N. Walters St. Besides presenting the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations on screen time for television and other entertainment media, new trending education and fun apps, the event will have a technology petting zoo. While exploring the East Side, savor soul food at Tony G’s Soul Food, Mrs. Kitchen Soul Food Restaurant and Bakery, Ma Harper’s Creole Kitchen and Sweet Yams. Enjoy the “I Have a Dream” free, community dance party with local DJs playing soul and disco Jan. 25 at Tucker’s Kozy Korner. All event details available through the “Click on This” links.

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Dan R. Goddard has been writing about San Antonio art, culture and history for more than 30 years and first discovered how unique the city is at HemisFair in 1968. thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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RECREATION

Happy New Year, San Antonio! Why not make fun resolutions this year that include learning new things you’ll want to follow-through with all year long?

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CENTRAL MARKET - COOKING CLASS Located in Alamo Heights, Central Market is just a short ten-minute drive north of downtown. This fresh market is home to a gourmet bakery, local produce, and delicious chef-prepared meals. But we are not coming here to shop; we are here to cook! So grab your apron, and let’s sign up for a class online. Recurring courses range from sharpening your knife skills to mastering culinary techniques of cuisines from around the world to pairing wine and cheese. There is an offering for all tastes, palates, and skill levels. Taught by an expert cooking staff and even a guest celebrity chef or two, you will walk away with a searing desire to show off your new skills at your next dinner party. We’re coming into 2019 armed with aprons, knives, and saucepans. Get ready to cook! Classes in January range from couples cooking and Asian dumplings to a pizza and beer course. The cooking school has loyal devotees so register online for classes early. SOUTHWEST SCHOOL OF ART – CERAMICS CLASS: Do something fun with your hands by learning how to throw pottery on a wheel. Southwest School of Art Ceramics Department will host a series of adult community classes for those interested in creating their very own masterpiece. Ceramics classes are available on weekends and weekdays. The first course, Wheel for the Weekend, starts by going over proper ways to set up and organize the potter’s wheel, how to center the clay and the steps to create functional pottery. After learning the basics, students may advance to intermediate classes like Alternative Firing where students use common chemicals to produce color on their clay pieces. Each course builds upon the next with the ultimate goal of learning how to make clay creations. If your desire to create art is an ongoing passion, you may wish to consider joining the Southwest School of Art where members receive lower tuition rates. The school offers instructions in drawing and painting, paper-making, fiber weaving, jewelry metals, glass mosaics, and photography.

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r ou y a h -C a h C o t ! y ar d e a y e r w t e n Ge e h t h g way throu Aston Ballroom Dance Studio

ASTON BALLROOM DANCE STUDIO - KID AND ADULT CLASSES Do you envy those others who effortlessly glide on the dance floor; why not unlock the secret for yourself? Located in nearby Shavano Park, Aston Ballroom Dance Studio is a state-of-the-art dance facility is just a twenty-minute drive from downtown. They are San Antonio’s experts in all things dance and offer classes in ballroom, swing, salsa, country, and Latin dance. You can choose from private lessons or group classes with some of the top instructors in the city. Aston Ballroom Dance Studio boasts that you will not only walk away with a new skill but will also make memories with new friends and share a laugh or two. During evenings, you can take group classes, and they offer classes for kids on Saturday afternoons. Committing to the resolution to sign up for a dance class is a fun way to learn a new skill, exercise, and make new friends. Get ready to Cha-Cha your way through the new year!

Hope you enjoyed checking out some of the most fun resolutions out there. In a city like San Antonio, we don’t settle for anything boring. Especially when there are so many fun activities and classes to check out. So what are you waiting for? It’s time for you to make a fun New Year’s resolution!

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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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on Day one Early Bird Breakfast If you’re up and at ‘em early, beat the rush at The Guenther House. This classic breakfast stop serves biscuits and gravy, pancakes, sweet cream waffles, and San Antonio River Brand Mill Preserves. Even if you roll out the door full as a tick, the on-site gift shop allows you to take a bit more for the road.

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DAY 1: FOOD EXPLORATION Make Julia Child proud. SLOW SOUTHERN STYLE If you’re moving at the speed of molasses in the morning, opt for a late brunch at NOLA Brunch & Beignets. Six days a week you can catch a New Orleans style brunch complete with elevated options like the Mighty 9 Mac & Cheese — a super fancy mac with lardons, heirloom tomatoes, and lemon crema. NOLA will be launching a new winter Food Chick Tours menu with monthly specialty beignets so raise your glass because they also have been working on their beer and wine license, and hope to start serving mimosas this month as well. MARKET DAY You should never shop on an empty stomach, so after a hearty breakfast, take the opportunity to step outside the South and into the Middle East with a trip to Ali Baba

International Food Market. This incredible store has more than 61,000 items, and they pride themselves in having hard-to-find specialty foods. You can spend the day getting lost in India, Pakistan, Persia, Turkey, the Mediterranean, and Eastern Europe. They also serve 18 different types of housemade bread, fresh Halaal—the Muslim word for Kosher —meats like lamb, goat, beef and chicken, as well as specialty produce from around the world. TOUR DE NOSH For the ultimate food lover’s experience, book a tour with a pro-foodie, Julia Celeste, a prominent name in the San Antonio food scene since 2004 as a food reviewer, editor, cookbook co-author and instructor at the Culinary Institute of America. Julia now offers behind-the-scenes tours of the city’s diverse culinary landscape through Food Chick Tours. Her excursions include stops for tamales, barbecue, brunch, and fine dining and are intended to bring out the adventurous side of your palate.

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Explore, Listen & Embrace 2019 offers a fresh chance to make life the best it can be with new experiences, sounds, and tastes!

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Mi Tierra

Late singer Selena’s star in front of the Hard Rock Café

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DAY 2: NEW SIGHTS & SOUNDS Sightsee with eyes, and ears, open wide. MORNING MARIACHIS San Antonio isn’t short on places to grab an authentic Mexican breakfast, but one of the best ways to spice up your morning is with a mariachi serenade at Mi Tierra Café y Panadería. This 24-hour restaurant boasts a spread of huevos rancheros, chilaquiles, machacado, and a giant Mexican bakery case. My favorite is the dulce de calabaza—a candied pumpkin that is served year round and better than any PSL (pumpkin spiced latte) you’d ever get. BROWSE YOUR FAVORITES Grab a cinnamonlaced Mexican hot chocolate to-go, and spend your morning perusing the musical side of the city. The Alamo Music Center is a full-service music store that’s been around since the 1920s. The shop is full inspiration, offering lessons, in case you’ve resolved to learn something new this year. thesanantonioriverwalk.com

ROCKIN’ LUNCH Enjoy lunch surrounded by memorabilia from the likes of Elvis, Selena, Buddy Holly, George Strait, Van Halen, and Michael Jackson, at the Hard Rock Café. A free self-guided memorabilia tour is available before or after your meal. MUSICAL CHAIRS A spectacular lineup of music and musicals rotate through the stunning Majestic Theatre. Or consider an evening behind the scenes happy hour tour of this historic venue. Try a refreshment at the bar, as you learn about the theater’s 90-year history and architecture. ALL THAT JAZZ There isn’t a higher note on which to end your day than Jazz, TX. This music venue recently expanded their food and bar menu. One cocktail, the Sloe’s Revival, is made with a specialty gin-soaked in the plum-like Sloe fruit. The Clarity cocktail uses a centuries-old milk fermenting process. And the Impear’d Julep flipped the Mint Julep on its head by tossing the mint and infusing it with Pear Brandy.

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on day three DAY 3: EMBRACING CULTURE Soak in the history.

cocktails and a chefinspired small plates menu.

CULTURE BLEND Start your day with a blended batch of Texas and Mexican flavors with breakfast at Rio Rio. Should the weather permit, you can dine on the restaurants beautiful riverside patio to relish the beauty of the city’s crown jewel. ON A MISSION After lunch, pay a visit to the last piece of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar - the Spanish Governor’s Palace. This 18th-century piece of Latino history was once used to protect the missions, including The Alamo. And it’s one of the oldest residential buildings still standing in Texas. Should the palace whet your appetite for history, tour all five missions, that were recently named the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Texas. ARTS AND EATS For a bit of upscale Mexican cuisine, try Ácenar, a beautiful contemporary dining spot on the river. Guests can linger upstairs on the balcony lounge or on the street level Átomar bar to enjoy Latino style

Battle for Texas

Take in a performance at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center where a multitude of delightful events happen throughout the day.

SHOTS FIRED If you’re looking for an adventure in Texas history, book a Night at the Museum tour with Battle for Texas. The museum night guard leads the lantern-lit tour and culminates with a re-enactment of the final moments of the Battle of the Alamo. WRITER’S BIO: Crystal Henry is a loyal Texan, and an award-winning author, writer, and columnist. She is fluent in both sarcasm and English, and evidence of those bilingual writing talents are found at crystalhenrywrites.com. Or follow her on FB + IG @crystalhenrywrites and Twitter @chenrywrites.

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BOUDRO’S TEXAS BISTRO 421 East Commerce St. boudros.com p44, 16

BIGA ON THE BANKS 203 S. St. Mary’s Street biga.com Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. 406 Navarro bubbagump.com CHILI’S ON THE RIVERWALK 849 East Commerce St. Chilis.com DAVE & BUSTER’S 849 E. Commerce St. daveandbusters.com DICK’S LAST RESORT 223 Losoya St. dickslastresort.com p44, 18 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

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LAS CANARIAS 112 College Street omnihotels.com LONESTAR CAFE 237 Losoya lonestarcafe.us MARGARITAVILLE 849 E. Commerce St. margaritavillesanantonio.com RAINFOREST CAFÉ 110 E. Crockett rainforestcafe.com p44, 17 RUTH CHRIS STEAK HOUSE 600 E. Market St. ruthschris.com THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS 526 Riverwalk

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

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ACENAR 146 E. Houston acenar.com p44, 2 CHART HOUSE Tower of the Americas, 739 East Cesar E. Chavez toweroftheamericas.com JOE’S CRAB SHACK 212 College Street Ste 10 joescrabshack.com

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

1/5 Coffee Festival @ 11 a.m. Taste amazing fresh, locally roasted coffee from all over the world. Learn all about coffee at free workshops. Participate in hands-in demonstrations.  Meet local coffee artisans.  Enjoy live music and entertainment, food and fun kids’ activities and take home a pound of the coffee you like most to share with your family and friends. La Villita Historic Arts Village

SPECIAL EVENTS & FESTIVALS

Through the night of 1/6 Dusk to Dawn each day Holiday Lights on the River Walk River Walk 1/10-14 San Antonio Cocktail Conference 1/11-26 San Antonio Dream Week 1/21-2/2 Culinaria Restaurant Week Celebrate food at some of San Antonio’s most timehonored restaurants and buzz-worthy newcomers. Experience the quality, variety and hospitality that embody the South Texas dining experience. Bon appétit! 1/19 @ 2 p.m. Truly Texas Mexican: History and Flavor Profile of Texas Native Cooking Briscoe Western Art Museum 1/21 @ 10 a.m. Martin Luther King Jr. March San Antonio hosts the largest march in the nation, with approximately 300,000 participants. MLK Academy 3501 MLK Drive 

COMEDY

1/5 @ 8 p.m. An Evening with Jeremy Piven Empire Theater

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1/18 @ 6 p.m. Demetri Martin: Wandering Mind Tour Aztec Theatre 1/24 @ 7 p.m. Tom Segura Take It Down Tour Majestic Theatre

FAMILY FUN

Through 1/6 SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration SeaWorld San Antonio Through 1/6 Dream Tomorrow Today The DoSeum 1/30 @7 p.m. The Original Harlem Globetrotters Fan Powered World Tour AT&T Center

MUSIC

1/4 @ 8 p.m. Texas Pink Floyd Sam’s Burger Joint Music Hall

1/12 @ 7 p.m. Eclipse and Mothership Aztec Theatre 1/12 @ 8 p.m. Blue Water Highway Band Sam’s Burger Joint Music Hall 1/12 @ 8 p.m. The Baylor Project Jo Long Theatre 1/19 @ 7 p.m. Young Dolph: The Role Model Tour Aztec Theatre 1/19 @ 7:30 p.m. Justin Timberlake: Man of the Woods Tour AT&T Center 1/25 @ 8 p.m. A$AP Rocky Injured Generation Tour Freeman Coliseum

1/5 @ noon All-American Bowl Alamodome

1/27 @ 7 p.m. Los Lonely Boys & Los Lobos Aztec Theatre

1/9 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Iowa Wild AT&T Center

1/29 @ 6:30 p.m. Reel Big Fish with Mest and Bikini Trill Aztec Theatre

1/10 @ 8:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder AT&T Center

PERFORMING ARTS

1/11 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Iowa Wild $1 Drink Night AT&T Center

1/29 @ 7:30 p.m. Disney’s DCapella Majestic Theatre

1/12 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Rockford Icehogs AT&T Center

1/25 @ 8 p.m. Chippendales Let’s Misbehave 2019 Tour Aztec Theatre

SPORTS & FITNESS

1/2 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Manitoba Moose AT&T Center 1/3 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Toronto Raptors AT&T Center 1/5 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies AT&T Center

1/5 @ 8 p.m. Ruben V Sam’s Burger Joint Music Hall

1/14 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Charlotte Hornets AT&T Center 1/15 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Rockford Icehogs AT&T Center 1/16 @ 7 p.m. Extreme Midget Wrestling Aztec Theatre 1/18 @ 7:30 p.m. WWE Live AT&T Center

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1/25 @ 7:30 p.m. ARTS San Antonio presents Kenneth Broberg A native of Minneapolis, pianist Broberg won the silver medal at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. His awardwinning talent draws out the imagination and expresses a blazing display of bravura that holds the audience rapt with every note.   Ruth Taylor Recital Hall at Trinity University thesanantonioriverwalk.com


1/8 -13 Waitress Brought to life by a groundbreaking allfemale creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles. Waitress tells the story of Jenna - a waitress and expert pie maker, who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. Don’t miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood and the magic of a well-made pie. Majestic Theatre

1/20 @ 6 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers AT&T Center

1/26 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Stockton Heat AT&T Center

1/29 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns AT&T Center

1/25 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. San Diego Gulls AT&T Center

1/27 @ 6 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Washington Wizards AT&T Center

1/31 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Brooklyn Nets AT&T Center

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1/8 @ 6:30 p.m. 210|West Gallery Talk A Snapshot Chronicle of German Communities in 19th Century San Antonio Briscoe Western Art Museum Through 1/6 Confluence and Culture: 300 Years of San Antonio History Witte Museum 1/11-26 Becoming San Antonio: Centuries of Immigration Kampmann Library Portal Through 1/13 Pop America, 19651975 McNay Art Museum

1/31 Mexican National Football Team Kick-Off The Mexican National Team returns to the Alamodome for the kick-off game of its 16th annual U.S. Tour. This will be Mexico’s first game of 2019 as it embarks on the road to this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia. Alamodome thesanantonioriverwalk.com

Through 1/20 Becoming John Marin: Modernist at Work San Antonio Museum of Art Through 1/21 Destino San Antonio Briscoe Western Art Museum Through 3/17 The Birds and the Bees Witte Museum Through 3/31 San Antonio 1860s-1990s: A Photographic Chronology from UTSA Special Collections UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures 1/17-5/5 Estampas Chicanas McNay Art Museum 1/8-5/12 Auto Show McNay Art Museum

1/26 Tower Climb and Run for Cystic Fibrosis Join this challenging and unique fitness event and climb the stairs of the iconic Tower of the Americas in a test of endurance. The Tower Climb has also become a local competition for the fire stations in the San Antonio area, as the first responders climb to the top dressed in full gear. At the end of the climb, participants celebrate at a survival party with delicious food, great entertainment and some famous super heroes.Tower of the Americas RIO Magazine

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FIESTA ON MAIN 2025 North Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 738-1188 www.alamofiesta.com Mexican cultural gifts, pinatas 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 GALLERY VETRO CREATIVE ARTGLASS 250 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-354-0001 GARCIA ART GLASS 715 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-1400 www.garciaartglass COWBOY’S ALAMO CITY HARLEYDAVIDSON RIVERWALK BOUTIQUE RIVERWALK BOUTIQUE 111 West Crockett St. Suite 209 cowboysalamocityharley.com

NATURAL BRIDGE CAVERNS 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Road naturalbridgecaverns.com NORTH STAR MALL 7400 San Pedro San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 340-6627 www.northstarmall.com PARIS HATTERS 119 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-3453 www.parishatters.com PENNERS DOWNTOWN 311 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-2487 www.pennersinc.com RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT 301 Alamo Plaza ripleys.com/sanantonio SAN ANGEL FOLK ART 110 Blue Star San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 226-6688 www.sanangelfolkart.com SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART 200 West Jones Avenue samuseum.org

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

SAN ANTONIO VISITORS CENTER 317 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-6871 www.visitsan antonio.com

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

SHOPS OF LA CANTERA 15900 La Cantera Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 582-6255 theshopsatlacantera.com

KENDRA SCOTT 310 East Basse Rd. #101 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 591-7180 www.kendrascott.com

SHOPS AT RIVER CENTER 849 E. Commerce shoprivercenter.com

LOS PATIOS 2015 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 655-6171 www.lospatios.com LUCCHESE BOOT COMPANY 255 East Basse Rd #800 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9419 www.lucchese.com MERCADORITA’S 245 E. Commerce & Bonita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-286-7432

77T’S SOUVENIRS & T-SHIRTS 207 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-549-1279 www.77tshirts.com TEXAS ACCENT GENERAL STORE 803 S. Zarzamora San Antonio, TX 78207 210-435-2446 TIENDA LA GARZA 110 Broadway, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2133

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

TPJ GIFT SHOP 849 E. Commerce #673 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-9066 THE TWIG BOOK SHOP 306 Pearl Parkway #106 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 826-6411 thetwig.indiebound.com THE UNOFFICIAL BEST OF TEXAS 101 Alamo Plaza, #3 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-0242 VILLA TESOROS 418 Villita St - Bldg. 8 San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 724-8521, (210) 464-1126 THE VINEYARD 1207 North Loop 1604 W San Antonio, TX 78258 thevineyardshoppingcenter.com 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

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Call me, Honey SAN ANTONIO COCKTAIL CONFERENCE 2019 Signature Cocktail

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instructions In a shaker tin, add Cointreau orange liquor, Disaronno Amaretto Liquor, lime juice, agave nectar, and Milagro Silver Tequila. Add ice to the shaker tin and shake vigorously. Strain and pour over ice into a salted rim rocks glass. Garnish with Luxardo cherry and orange wedge.

[INSTRUCTIONS] Muddle cardamom pod in shaker tin and add remaining ingredients. Add two cubes of ice and shake. Strain with fine mesh strainer into chilled rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with lemon wheel dusted with cinnamon. Created by The Bar at Bohanan’s, “Call me, Honey” is the San Antonio Cocktail Conference 2019 Signature Cocktail. It will be served at every headlining event during the conference, Jan. 11-15, and is available year-round at Bohanan’s. Sweet and bright, this cocktail is served cold, but with spices that evoke a feeling of warmth and conviviality.

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A favorite cocktail served at Zocca Cuisine D’Italia, enjoy an Italian Margarita at this relaxed, riverside spot offering authentic Italian cuisine in the Westin Riverwalk.

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San Antonians love to dance and the locals can find every style from country to salsa to disco in the area.​

It all started back in the 1800s when cowboys, traveling salesmen and New Braunfels locals two-stepped their honeys across the dance floor at Gruene Hall which opened in 1875 and is Texas’ oldest continually operating and most famous dance hall. Willie Nelson, Jerry Lee Louis and many big timers got their start there and continue to perform from time to time. Nothing much has changed over the years; the typical wooden old west bar, 6000 square foot dance floor and outdoor pavilion reflect its beginnings and the daily live music is a real treat. Located in a charming village outside of New Braunfels, it’s worth the trip. www. gruenehallcom - 830.606.1281 Closer to the Riverwalk, you can boot scoot boogie at several clubs. John T. Floore Country Store opened in 1942 as a Honky Tonk and restaurant with legendary performers including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Lyle Lovett and Little Richard with some of today’s most popular country singers in the lineup. Open Friday and Saturday from 11am to 10pm and Sunday from 11am withFree Family Dance time from 6 to 10 pm. 14492 Old Bandero Rd., Helotes, Texaswww.liveatfloores.com - 210.695 8827 Cowboy’s Dancehall is another local favorite country favorite located at 3030 N E Loop 410 at I-35. A real taste of Texas with PBR bull riding thesanantonioriverwalk.com

exhibitions and two-step dance lessons on Wednesday and Thursday from 7 pm. www.cowboys dancehall.com – 201.646.9378 If disco’s your style, head for KREMLIN, a trendy disco with flashing lights, exciting music and a great spot to meet new friends located on the Riverwalk. Royal red and gold décor add a touch of European class to the spot which is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 pm to 2am. www.kremlinsacom 210.220.1972 With a heavy Latino population, Salsa dance spots are popular Saturday Night destinations for many SA locals. Arjon’s International Club is one of the most popular which offers Salsa dance lessons on Thursday from 7:30 to 9 pm with a $5 admission charge. Open Thursday 7pm -2am ; Friday 4pm-2am; Saturday 8pm-2am and Sunday 7:30-2am. 8736 Tesora Drivewww.arjonsinternationalclub,com - 210.804.1419 Azucza Nuevo Latino Restaurant, 713 S. Alamo, just off the Riverwalk, offers the cuisine of the Caribbean, Central and Latin America with an adjoining bar that features Salsa lessons on Friday and Saturday from 4 to 6pm for a $10 charge. Practice what you learned until 2 am. www. azuca.net/azuca. 212.225.5550 RIO Magazine

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HOTELS 12 Wyndham Garden River Walk 15 Crockett Hotel 16 Sheraton Gunter Hotel 17 Menger Hotel 24 El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

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43 Marriott Plaza San Antonio MISCELLANEOUS 34 CitySightseeing Double Decker Tour

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37 Tom’s Wheelchair & Scooter Rentals 38 USO 68 Scooter Power Tours 69 San Antonio Public Library

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11 Art Pace 13 San Antonio Museum of Art 14 Institute of Texan Culture 18 Yasmin’s Boutique 19 Out West 21 Tienda La Garza 22 The Amazing Mirror Maze 23 San Antonio General Store 25 Majestic Theatre

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

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

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RIVER ART GROUP La Villita - Bldg. 14 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-8752 www.rivergroup.com Art Gallery - p44, p50 38 SCENTCHIPS USA La Villita - Bldg. 21 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.223.2267 www.lavillita.com Candles - p44 38

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

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

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

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

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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

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Located in Rivercenter Mall on 3rd Level 849 East Commerce 210-229-1420 www.sanantoniocomedyclubs.com Not valid with special events. Expires 01/31/19

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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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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS DINING/RESTAURANTS

Acenar www.acenar.com 210-222-2362

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

Shops at Rivercenter www.shoprivercenter.com 210-225-000

Natural Bridge Caverns www.naturalbridgecavernscom 210-651-6101

Barriba Cantina www.barribacantina.com 210-228-9876

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

BierGarten www.biergartenriverwalk.com 210-212-7299

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

Villa Tesoros 418 Villita St - Bldg. 8 San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 724-8521, (210) 464-1126

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

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

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

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company www.bubbagump.com 210-224-4867

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

Casa Rio & Schilo’s www.casario.com 210-225-6718 www.schilos.com 210-223-6692

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

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 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 IHOP 849 E. Commerce 210-444-1201 Iron Cactus www.ironcactus.com 210-224-9835 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

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Pizzaritas www.pizzaritas.com 210-293-7842 Rainforest Café www.rainforestcafe.com 210-277-6300 Restaurante Pico de Gallo www.picodegallo.com 210-225-6060

MUSEUM

Briscoe Western Art Museum www.briscoemuseum.org 210-299-4499 Buckhorn Saloon & Museum www.buckhornmuseum.com 210-247-4000 The DoSeum www.thedoseum.org 210-212-4453

Ripley’s/Waxworks www.ripleys.com 210-224-9299 Splashtown San Antonio www.splashtownsa.com 210-227-1400

COMEDY CLUB

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

DISTILLERIES

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

Tito’s Handmade Vodka www.TitosVodka.com

ATTRACTIONS

Coyote Ugly Saloon www.coyoteuglysaloon.com 210-465-UGLY

Battle for Texas: The Experience www.battlefortexas.com 210-592-8080 Cascade Caverns www.cascadecaverns.com 830-755-8080

NIGHTLIFE

Hilton Palacio Del Rio/Durty Nelly’s/ Tex’s Riverwalk Sports Bar www.PalacioDelRio.Hilton.com 210-224-3368

Rio Rio Cantina www.riorioriverwalk.com 210-226-8462

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

Naked Iguana www.nakediguanariverwalkbar.com 210-226-8462

Rita’s on the River www.ritasontheriver.com 210-227-RITA

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

Wyndham Resorts www.wyndham.com

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

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

Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino www.luckyeagletexas.com

SHOPPING

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

HOTELS

CASINO

Mirror Maze 210-224-2288

B & C Leather Designs & Unique Finds 210-724-8521; 210-464-1126 Market Square www.marketsquaresa.com 210-207-8600 Cowboys Alamo City Harley Davidson on the RiverWalk www.cowboysalamocityharley.com 210-212-4461 La Villita Historic Village www.lavillitasanantonio.com 210-207-8614 Plaza Taxco www.plazataxco.com 210-212-6733

Buckhorn Saloon & Museum

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The Official Magazine of the River Walk

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The Official Magazine of the River Walk