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22 SHOPPING

by Edmund Tijerina

by Dawn Robinette

14 KIDS & FAMILY

26 HISTORY & CULTURE Hotel Concierge at Your Service

Start the Year Off With a Shot— Coffee or Booze

Make a Resolution to Put Those Gift Cards to Use

The Stars at Night Are Big and Bright

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Magnificent Murals— Tales Told in Tiles

Food & Drink

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Arts & Entertainment

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EDITOR’S LETTER

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MY HOW TIME FLIES Has it really been 300 years? I wish I had a time machine and could visit 1718 to see the plants and the river and the Native Americans living in what is now San Antonio. I also wish I could travel back to the late 1930’s when Robert Hugman’s design of the River Walk was built and again 30 years later when the World’s Fair brought masses of people and attention to his sleepy River Walk. I marvel at the vintage photos when people picnicked on grassy banks of the river while others passed by on paddle boats and gondolas. Simpler times, yes, but I like where we are today, too. San Antonio is a vibrant city filled with a variety of cultures and languages, holidays and traditions; where food, music, and festivals are as varied as the people who call this home. On December 31, 2017, San Antonio will kick-off a year-long celebration, our city’s Tricentennial, with a New Year’s Eve party to rock downtown and the ages. All of the River Walk’s 2018 events are included as official Tricentennial celebrations. I invite you to explore the River Walk and celebrate a city and a river 300 years in the making.

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When you think about it, both cocktails and coffee can warm you up from the inside and get you in just the right frame of mind. Both drinks require skilled artisans to draw out the best of what they offer. And with either drink, you can take a sip, enjoy a complex blend of flavors and aromas, relax and enjoy the moment. So what better way to start off 2018 than with a pair of festivals devoted to beverages we all hold dear? It’s a wonderful quirk of our event calendar that the year begins with the San Antonio Coffee Festival and the San Antonio Cocktail Conference— so be sure to enjoy either or both festivals. CAFFEINATED JOLT Only a few days after the city’s big New Year’s blowout, the coffee festival on January 6 offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy all things in a low-key setting. Local artisans are on hand to roast and brew more than 40 different varieties of coffee, while offering a chance to stroll among the shops of La Villita, an arts community with a history that goes back to the days when it housed Spanish soldiers who were stationed at the nearby Mission San Antonio de Valero­—The Alamo.

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There’s no charge to enter the festival, which offers live music, free coffee workshops, and kids’ art activities. The highlight of the festival is a tasting of specialty coffees—four different cups for $5. And the proceeds from the festival benefit PreK-4-Kids, an initiative from the nonprofit group, Educational R&D Institute, which works to help disadvantaged families learn more effectively. A RELAXING GLASS Only a few days after the Coffee Festival, the San Antonio Cocktail Conference begins its seventh edition of bringing together professionals and cocktail enthusiasts for an extended weekend of learning and plenty of imbibing. Best of all: All the profits from the conference go to children’s charities, so you’re drinking for a good cause. A week of preview dinners and events precedes the actual conference, and these dinners highlight a specific distillery or spirit with a paired menu at a hosting reference. These are events such as Bohanan’s Prime Steaks & Seafood pairing with Macallan scotch, Biga on the Banks pairing with brands from Heaven Hill distillery, and Nao at San Antonio’s Culinary Institute of America pairing with Partida tequila. Each night of the conference features a major event, beginning with the opening night on January 11 at the city’s children’s museum, the DoSeum. At that event, kids at heart get a chance to sip and nibble with the museum’s interactive exhibits as a backdrop to a sprawling array of cocktail and food stations. The following night is Waldorf on the Prairie, an elegant food and drinks tasting event at the St. Anthony Hotel that celebrates turn-of-the-century style and charm in one of the city’s most distinguished institutions. Then the closing event, Cocktails Under the Sea, will offer a nautical theme at Villita Assembly Hall.

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One of the keys to the success of the conference is how it appeals to enthusiasts and professionals. For people who just love cocktails and perhaps want to raise their game at their home bar, seminars include topics such as how home bartenders can reimagine classic cocktails, an overview of vermouth, a look at the regionality of mezcal in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, a look at the history of Irish whiskey, the basics of sherry, how to create a signature cocktail, and a primer on brandy from all over the world, just to name a few. Sessions for professionals include incorporating modernist techniques into cocktail making, how to bring the kitchen and bar together in a successful business, and career options besides bartending in the cocktail world, and more. On Saturday, the St. Anthony Hotel will host a series of tasting suites, which offer opportunities to try specific spirits and learn more about hot new cocktail products from all over the world. Just be sure to pace yourself when sampling the new spirits, cocktails, and mixers.

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AFTER THE FESTIVALS If you arrive in San Antonio after the festivals or just want options for places to enjoy a good cup of coffee, coffee drink or a well-made cocktail, you’re in luck. This city offers many coffee shops that roast their own beans or source from the finest roasters in the country. Meanwhile, the Cocktail Conference has helped create a culture where talented bartenders can hone their craft and grow. Check out the list below for places to enjoy. So whether you’re looking for something piping hot, on the rocks, shaken, foamed, caffeinated or boozy, there are plenty of options to enjoy a well-made beverage of your choice.

WRITER’S BIO Edmund Tijerina is an awardwinning food writer and a one-time restaurateur whose new book, “San Antonio’s Best Restaurants,” is available on Amazon. Catch his latest recommendations at SanAntoniosBestRestaurants.com or find out more about him at EdmundTijerina.com.  

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Kids & Family

The Stars at Night

are Big and Bright by Carole Miller

Deep in the heart of Texas, family fun shines like the stars—and is equally abundant. Reach for the stars, aim for the stars or simply stargaze among the galaxy of star-studded activities available in the River City. Everyone in the family can be a star in the Lone Star State so hitch your wagon to a star and experience some stellar, far-out fun together. STAR TREATMENT Houston may have a problem but here in San Antonio star gazing can be truly out-of-this world. Embark on adventures through time and space with vivid images and sounds of stars, planets and the dark depths of the universe at the Scanlan Observatory, located atop the iconic blue Charles E. Cheever Jr. Star Tower at the Scobee Education Center. It houses a 10-inch refractor telescope and features a 360-degree rotating dome and panel that opens 90 degrees, enabling star gazing in any direction. Immerse your senses during a state-of-the-art Digistar 5 System show in the Scobee Planetarium every Friday night, rain, shine, or twinkle, with the doors opening at 6 p.m.  The magic happens during

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three exciting shows. “The Little Star That Could” is a 36-minute family presentation that starts at 6:30 p.m. “Autumn Sky Tonight Live,” at 7:30 p.m., is for children 6 and older and runs for 45 minutes. The 9 p.m. double feature, “Secrets of the Sun,” along with “The Secret Lives of Stars,” lasts 50 minutes and is also for kids 6 and older. Every astronomer knows you shouldn’t take life to “Sirius.” So visit the Scobee Education Center located at San Antonio College in downtown San Antonio and lighten up.

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REACH FOR THE STARS Defy gravity and take a walk on the moon without leaving the city limits. Launch yourself in the air and slam dunk like Michael Jordan. Fly through the air on a trapeze. Or just jump (and jump and jump)! The sky is the limit at a trampoline park. Thin Air Extreme Air Sports Park has more than 16,000 square feet of connected, world-class trampolines in a 30,000 squarefoot, indoor facility. The trampoline grid abounds with more than 60 trampolines, “angled wall” trampolines, launching decks and something for everyone. Aspiring American Gladiators can dominate Extreme Dodgeball in a cage filled with wall-to-wall trampolines, conquer the Ninja Obstacle Course or become an NBA star at the Air Dunk hoops. Gymnasts can sail through the air with the greatest of ease on the flying trapeze high above a foam pit and flip out performing gravity-defying stunts on the Waterfall Trampolines. Little ones can be the stars of the show during little-kid-friendly KidJump, where kids 6 and under get the place all to themselves every day (excluding Sundays) from 9-10 a.m. Thin Air Extreme Air Sports Park also features family nights, college nights, theme nights and club nights where things get jumpin’ jumpin’ under the black lights and lazers along to the beats of the latest stars of hip-hop. Urban Air Trampoline Park in northeast San Antonio is suitable for all ages and fitness levels and offers guests a wide variety of indoor attractions across its wall-to-wall trampoline arenas, runway, “Dropzone,” slam dunk track, trampoline dodgeball arenas, trampoline free-style open jump areas, “Pro Zone” performance trampolines, tubes obstacle course (for kids 9 and under), warrior

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battle beam and warrior course. During teen nights, the lights go out and the lasers come on, pizza is served and the truly brave can compete in a dark dodgeball tournament. Thin Air Extreme Air Sports Park is located on Fredericksburg Road on the northwest side of town, about 20 minutes from downtown. And the northeast side of San Antonio is home to Urban Air Trampoline Park, just inside Loop 410 at IH-35 on Fourwinds Drive.

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SHOOT FOR THE STARS Hit the links without the hassle and spend a day mastering the art of golf. Topgolf is a great way to spend a day with everyone. Tee up in one of the climatecontrolled hitting bays. Every golf ball contains a microchip that tracks each shot’s accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield. Grab an Arnold Palmer (or a cold beer for mom and dad) at the bar. Take a break and enjoy a delicious lunch from the mouth-watering menu. Or just hang out with the family and dance to the music, play games, shoot pool or watch your favorite team on one of the hundreds of HDTVs. Topgolf also offers Topgolf U lessons, leagues, tournaments, KidZone parties and social and corporate events. If Topgolf is written in the stars for your family, it is located on the far northwest side of San Antonio, about 30 minutes from downtown near La Cantera.

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WRITER’S BIO Carole Miller has been a stellar local freelance writer in San Antonio for several lightyears. She is the mother of three superstars (Sydney, Nick and Faith) and her favorite key on the keyboard is the “space” bar. It is also her understanding that the food on the moon is great but the place lacks atmosphere.

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San Antonio has been described as a brilliant mosaic, comprised of diverse and colorful cultures. So it’s no surprise that bright tile murals and mosaics are among the most memorable works of art you’ll encounter here. From bright historic tile works, to small elegant pieces scattered along the River Walk walls, to the magnificent murals marking the entrance to the Convention Center, these cultural snapshots in glazed and painted clay represent an art form stretching back thousands of years, and a constantly evolving artistic sensibility that stretches far into the future. “San Antonio has a rich and continuous history of tile and pottery making,” wrote Susan Toomey Frost in “Colors On Clay: The San José Tile Workshops of San Antonio.” Local clay is ideal for pottery with large deposits of highquality limestone, she wrote, “which led to the production of decorative pressed concrete tiles whose elaborate patterns and jewel-like colors grace local residences and public buildings.” In the 1930s and 40s, the San José workshops turned out brilliant work— not only decoration, but narrative stories told as painted tile murals. As workers for the New Deal WPA (Works Progress Administration) shaped the first parts of today’s River Walk, the workshops at historic Mission San José created some of the finest tile murals of their kind. Stroll along the River Walk to find the legend of the Ben Milam Cypress, by the massive old tree where one of Santa Anna’s snipers is said to have perched to kill the Texas Revolution hero. Another mural, saved from destruction by author Frost and placed on a River Walk wall by author Frost, depicts Mexican village life. A third, near the Navarro Street bridge, immortalizes a trail driver who would have forded the river at an old mill crossing here. Don’t leave the Navarro Street Bridge without a look at the more modern tile portrait of San Antonian Jose Antonio Navarro, one of San Antonio’s early leaders, and a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico. The piece was done by one of the city’s most admired and prolific contemporary artists, Oscar Alvarado, to commemorate Navarro, his greatgreat-great grandfather. 18 RIO Magaane

Take a river barge taxi or sightseeing cruise and you’ll pick out nearly a dozen more of Alvarado’s works on the walls beneath River Walk bridges, created in tandem with landscape architect Larry Clark, thanks to a commission from the city’s Arts and Culture Department back in 2000. They range from fanciful depictions of a local river landscape with passing clouds to a scene re-created from one of the oldest extant maps of Spanish San Antonio, near the St. Mary’s Street bridge. Like his work, Alvarado’s own family history is deeply entwined with San Antonio’s story—the location is near the former homestead of another of his ancestors, early San Antonio mayor Ángel Navarro. Juan O’ Gorman Mural

A few steps up from the heart of the central River Bend, in Hemisfair’s delightful Yanaguana Gardens, you’ll find even more memorable pieces of Alvarado’s work, including a giant, glistening mosaic-skinned panther and a long, whimsical, serpentine bench—both fantastic spots for madly artistic selfies that reflect the spirit of the city.

“Public art should reflect the community it is created in,” Alvarado says. “It should add to the daily experience of those who go by it. It should create a sense of place for tourists, those who come to visit; so they say: ’Oh, that’s uniquely San Antonio.’ The closer we are to the center of town, the closer our public art should reflect our historic and cultural origins.” A few steps more from the Yanaguana Gardens puts you smack in the middle of the River Walk Portal, a river extension deep into the heart of the San Antonio Convention Center, where the city’s most celebrated mosaic murals are on glorious display. Both were created as part of the original Convention Center, built in the late ‘60’s for HemisFair, the international fair that radically transformed the city center, and both were based on the fair’s “Confluence of Civilization in the Americas” theme. thesanantonioriverwalk.


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to wall. Get up close, then step far back to see the amazing detail. It’s definitely an “Oh, that’s uniquely San Antonio” experience.

Fanciful symbols from the Bible and Aztec legend mingle with astronauts and atom symbols in a mythological tapestry fashioned from more than 1.2 million tiles of native stones and glass, spanning 110 by 22 feet. On a facing wall, Guatemalan-born artist Carlos Merida’s spectacularly-restored, modernist mural, which includes design elements from an Aztec temple, Arabian fezzes, a Moorish knight and an upward-stretching hand, shimmers with more than 2 million pieces of hand-cut Italian glass tile

If you’re up for another short walk, head for the literal heart of downtown, to the magnificent old San Fernando Cathedral. The historic cathedral is a breath-taking sight with its soaring arches and restored altars. But outside, on a concrete walkway next to the River Walk just below Main Plaza, you’ll find one more beautiful and relatively recent tile mural. It’s a vibrant yellow compass rose, marking the centermost point of San Antonio. The artists were high school students in MOSAIC (Mosaic of Student Artists in the Community)— quite literally, part of the future of an art form that perfectly reflects this city’s diverse and colorful history.

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While the holidays are behind us, the spirit of giving isn’t. If Santa and his elves delivered gift cards, it’s time to move yourself to the top of the gift list. That’s right: it’s time to gift yourself after a season of thinking about, and shopping for, others. Whether you love or loathe them, gift cards have become standard gifts to exchange and while some think they’re impersonal, they are a way to let someone select the perfect give for themselves. Rather than carry those gift cards around in your wallet, lose them in a random drawer or simply forget about them, make a resolution to put them to good use as soon as possible. San Antonio has an array of options to help you start the new year with a few new treats for yourself, so get your personal gift list ready and cash in those gift cards to ring in 2018 in a merry way. A shopping beacon on the banks of the River Walk, the Shops at Rivercenter offers an ideal shopping mix sure to keep those gift cards from gathering dust. With more than 100 retailers, Rivercenter mixes local shops and national chains so that you can discover a new must or browse a treasured favorite, all in view of the beauty of the River Walk. There’s something soothing about shopping just steps from the river and gazing out of Rivercenter’s wall of windows to see a river boat floating by. From Macy’s to H&M, you can explore and find everything from sporting goods to the latest fashion. Rivercenter even defines one entire floor as its “Fashion 22 RIO Magazine

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Level,” making it simple to put those gift cards to use. With all of the options available, it’s also easy to stumble into shopping for others, too: there are great spots to pick up deals for just about anyone, so your entire family can put their gift cards to use at the same time.

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By the way, one of the top reasons to shop Rivercenter: it’s a shopping destination that offers entertainment as well. If you want to entertain the family while you enjoy some shopping solitude, you can send them to a movie at Rivercenter’s IMAX theater, play games at Dave and Busters or step into Texas history at Battle for Texas: The Experience. And when you’re finished shopping—or simply want to refuel—there’s a wide selection of restaurants to enjoy. An adult beverage is never far away, either, giving you a way to toast your gift card bounty. RIO Magazine

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Fantastic shopping options paired with entertainment and more can also be found at Alamo Quarry Market, a hop, skip and a jump from downtown and impossible to miss thanks to its iconic smokestacks. Nestled in what was once the Alamo Cement Company, Alamo Quarry Market’s design highlights remainders of the historical landmark that provided the mortar binding together much of San Antonio’s historic buildings, giving this shopping destination a unique vibe. The smokestacks that tower over the shops are often lit in colors of the season or to raise awareness for a cause, shining brightly and drawing you in like a moth to the flame of shopping. With the retail array at Quarry Market, you can definitely “cement” a deal with your holiday gift cards. Their selection is much better than my puns and you will easily hit pay dirt on fabulous additions for your home or wardrobe. The market includes national favorites like Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Chico’s, Charming Charlie, Francesca’s, Lululemon Athletica, J.Crew Mercantile, Victoria’s Secret, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware and local treasures like Lucchese Boot Co. and SAS Shoes. Pair the retail selection with an almost overwhelming array of dining options and you can make a day or evening shopping adventure into a date or family outing. There’s something for every appetite and speed, from fast casual to a sit-down meal to enjoy as you regale your friends and family with your shopping finds.

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Another great way to put those gift cards to use is to shop local. Downtown San Antonio boasts some shopping treasures that should be on every good shopper’s radar and Eye Candy Boutique definitely hits the target. Eye Candy Boutique is a true find for any time of the year and always makes the perfect downtown destination to add flair and fashion to your wardrobe. Stepping into the bright space just off of Houston Street, you’ll understand why Eye Candy was named “Retailer of the Year” at the San Antonio Fashion Awards for the last two years. The store pops with color, featuring clothes in sizes XL-3XL and shoes and accessories for everyone. Everything is arranged to highlight coordinating outfits and statements pieces that are guaranteed to turn heads. One glance at the accessories and shoes and there’s no doubt you’ll find the perfect treat to start your New Year on the right foot. Even better: the store’s inventory is updated weekly, so there are always new finds to discover. Whether it’s on the river, in downtown or under the smokestacks, use those gift cards to jump start your January. Put those gift cards to use and resolve to add new shopping destinations to your agenda this year!

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Writer’s BIO An award-winning writer, communications expert and military spouse who likes exploring and shopping in her adopted hometown, Dawn Robinette loves to tell stories. You can read more of her work at Alamo City Moms Blog. www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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History & Culture

Hotel Concierge

At Your Service By Denise Richter

When traveling to a new city, the first person to make friends with is your hotel’s concierge, the go-to people for the most current information on well, everything. Restaurants, museums, and theatres keep concierges updated on specials, exhibitions, and live performances, but their expertise and scope of assistance exceed far beyond. Locally, hotel staff with job titles other than concierge often perform the concierge function. Such is the case at El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel where Art Garza, is manager on duty. When guests ask for recommendations he gives them a map of downtown and circles the most popular downtown attractions such as The Alamo, River Walk, Shops at Rivercenter, Convention Center, San Fernando Cathedral, HemisFair Plaza and the Pearl Brewery, all within walking distance of the hotel. Carlos Ortiz, the assistant general manager of the Sheraton Gunter Hotel, has been in the hotel business for more than 30 years. The two most frequent questions guests ask him hasn’t changed much over the years: 1) Where is the Alamo? 2) Where is the River Walk? Aside from those two “must visits,” he also encourages guests to check out Market Square, the Spanish colonial missions, San Fernando Cathedral, the Spanish Governor’s Palace, King William Historic Neighborhood, San Antonio Museum of Art and the Japanese Tea Garden, also known as Sunken Gardens. Ortiz says that guests also want to know the best places to eat on the River Walk. His advice is to stroll along the 1.5-mile, horseshoe-shaped downtown area, read the menus, get a sense of the restaurant’s atmosphere and decide for themselves.

For visitors with kids, Ortiz recommends Kiddie Park, The DoSeum, the Witte Museum and the San Antonio Zoo and the miniature train in Brackenridge Park. All are accessible via VIA Metropolitan Transit’s #11A Cultura route that picks up in front of the Alamo. An all-day pass costs $2.75. Mokara Hotel & Spa and Omni La Mansión del Rio, are sister properties located on the River Walk across from each other. Two wonderful hotels that pride themselves on exceptional customer service. Between the two properties, they have four concierges. Jenny Chavez, current president of the San Antonio Concierge Association, works at both hotels. She has been in the hotel business for 34 years and loves helping people experience San Antonio’s unique, local spots. The number one question Chavez is asked is where to purchase stamps for postcards. (Walgreen’s on Houston, although hotel guests may obtain them for free at the front desk.) Her most unusual request was where to obtain a helicopter license. The guest was licensed in another country and wanted to rent a helicopter to tour San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country. Chavez found what he needed! Another unusual question: Where to buy rattlesnake? (Central Market on Broadway.)

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Petra Hares Rodriguez, Concierge at Mokara Hotel and Spa

Chavez says she’s purchased birthday cakes, stored breast milk, and arranged flower petals for guests. She believes a concierge cannot be replaced by the Internet because the Internet doesn’t smile or make jokes or help guests figure out the restaurant where they celebrated their tenth anniversary to make a reservation for their twentieth. “We are at their service,” said Chavez. Nolan Cowans works exclusively at Omni La Mansion del Rio and has only lived in San Antonio for a year, but he has grown to love the River City. His colleagues helped him learn the city, but he also did research on his own. What he loves most about San Antonio is the food. The Mexican donuts at the Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar on the River Walk are “absolutely amazing,” according to Cowans. For $8.50, you can enjoy made-from-scratch donuts with a sweet cream filling, dusted with powdered sugar, and drizzled with a Kahlúa fudge sauce. He’s also a big fan of Boudro’s tableside guacamole and prickly pear margaritas. Cowans once received a call from a guest who was in town to celebrate his wife’s birthday. They talked through steakhouse options that would wow, and he reserved a horse-drawn carriage to pick up the couple at the hotel and take them for a spin through downtown. Cowans believes visitors should talk with concierges because they have a pulse on the town, and they have coupons to save guests money. The concierge who wears Les Clefs d’Or (The Golden Keys) on their lapel are members of an elite service organization. They execute their jobs with zeal and strive to accommodate every request so long as it is morally, legally and humanly possible. Only five concierges in San Antonio wear the keys from the highly-skilled group of 600 international. Two work on the River Walk: Rick Garza at the Omni la Mansion del Rio and Petra Hares Rodriguez at the Mokara Hotel.

David Swift, one of The Westin’s Riverwalk’s original employees, has been with the hotel for 18 years. Swift says his hotel hosts a lot of business meetings for people from all over the United States. Attendees at a recent conference in the hotel were headed to a ranch just north of San Antonio for a western-themed night. Swift helped guests find places to purchase cowboy boots and hats for the occasion. (Paris Hatters located on Broadway has been selling western hats and boots for 100 years.) According to Swift, the Alamo is always the number one question he receives, but there are some guests—mainly from the North—who have no idea what the Alamo is. (Quick refresher: The Alamo, originally known as Missión San Antonio de Valero, is the shrine of Texas’ liberty. Mexican soldiers wiped out Texian defenders in a 13-day siege that ended on March 6, 1836. The cry, “Remember the Alamo!,” emboldened Texian soldiers during the Battle of San Jacinto, which resulted in Texas’ freedom from Mexico.) Swift also recommends guests experience the river cruises and water taxis (GoRioCruises.com) and the Briscoe Western Art Museum, a quick stroll down the River Walk from the Westin. WRITER’S BIO Denise Barkis Richter, Ph.D., author of “100 Things To Do in San Antonio Before You Die,” has been blogging about San Antonio at facebook.com/ SanAntonioTourist since June of 2010. Her love affair with the Alamo City began at HemisFair in 1968. The McNay Art Museum, also on VIA’s #11A Cultura route, is one of Denise’s top recommendations for visitors to San Antonio. Take a picture of yourself on the tile steps in the courtyard!

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SHERATON GUNTER sheratongunter.com

OMNI LA MANSIÓN DEL RIO omnihotels.com/hotels/ san-antonio-la-mansion-del-rio

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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 conflict, 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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Had Boudro’s been serving on the River Walk back then, Jim Bowie could have carved his Center Cut Top Sirloin with a butter knife. Prime steaks, Gulf Coast seafood and the best Margaritas around have made Boudro’s one of the Alamo City’s most loved restaurants. Frommers says “Everybody loves this old standby on the River Walk.” Join us riverside, inside or (with reservations) on a barge dinner cruise.

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Health & Recreation

Pop culture would have you believe that salads are reserved for dainty ladies watching their figure. But San Antonio has definitely raised the salad bar. While I’ve always had an aversion to wilted floppy greens, salads are the go-to menu item in January when the world takes their healthy eating resolution vows. But as someone who consistently asks for “no lettuce” on my sandwiches, I set out to find some of the more indulgent salads in the city.

TACO SALAD, THE ORIGINAL MEXICAN RESTAURANT & BAR One heavy hitter I knew I could count on was a taco salad. The Original Mexican Restaurant serves them up in a fluffy fried boat anchored by refried beans. Rather than a traditional taco salad bowl, this salad embraces the taco part of its name and more closely resembles that familiar half-moon shape. But if the menu says it’s salad, then it’s salad. This indulgent dish comes stuffed with guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream and cheese, and you can choose to top it with chicken or beef. I was way too indecisive so I opted for both. The shredded cheese on top melts to the beef, and this is probably the most robust and filling salad I found. Since the restaurant is right smack in the middle of a bustling stretch

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of the River Walk, I rationalized that it’s still a healthy choice, since I could take a nice long stroll along the water after lunch. CITRUS SALAD, BIGA ON THE BANKS On the opposite end of the spectrum—and the river—is the salad at Biga on the Banks. Their gorgeous citrus salad might be on the lighter side, but it’s every bit as much of a luxury on the palate. Chef Bruce does not disappoint with fresh grapefruit, crusty croutons and light dollops of cheese. The atmosphere at Biga invites you to slow down and savor this salad, so although it doesn’t look like much food, it’s strangely satisfying. It’s definitely quality over quantity with this one.

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Zinc Chopped Salad. Photo courtesy of Kody Melton

Acenar Salad. Photo courtesy of Crystal Henry

ENSALADA CITRUS, ACENAR Same river. Same name. But the citrus salad at Acenar could not be more different. Where Biga offers a light and dainty course before the main, Acenar has a robust meal disguised as a salad. The Manchego cheese and candied pecans atop this mountain of spinach remind me of the marshmallows in my favorite kiddie cereal. I went digging through the leaves to find each one to ensure that every bite was touched with a piece of these sweet little gems. And the bright citrusy splash of the oranges and grapefruit are the perfect power couple with the milky cheese and earthy pecans. I topped my salad with grilled chicken breast that came drizzled in a sweet piloncillo citrus vinaigrette. Paired with a cocktail from the bar, this salad was a real treat.

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Salata offers the option to choose your own adventure through the world of salads. They offer customizable bowls with homemade dressings and more than 50 different toppings like feta cheese, jicama, bean sprouts, fresh strawberries and pumpkin seeds.

crowd. And it also features neat little rows of pepitas, cotija cheese, pearl couscous, sweet dried corn, and a gravy boat full of basil pesto dressing. It’s haunted me ever since, and it might just be a contender for the Crack Salad title.

MONK BOWL, GREEN VEGETARIAN With a name like Green, I assumed everything on this plant-based menu was considered salad. But after tasting several of the dishes, I realized the Chicken Fried Chik-N might be a stretch. The plant-based menu at this restaurant was created by Chef Mike Behrend, of the famed Lulu’s Bakery. After making the switch from chicken fried steak and 3-pound cinnamon rolls, SALATA Chef Mike chose to honor his commitment to the www.salata.com earth with a vegan lifestyle. But he couldn’t shake 250 E. Basse Rd his need for indulgent comfort food. The Green menu San Antonio, TX 78209 is full of tasty plant-based items, but the best salad TEXAS CHOPPED SALAD, ZINC BISTRO & BAR they have has to be the Monk’s Bowl. This bowl looks Just off the river lies one of the most notorious salads like it could be the younger vegetarian brother of in town at Zinc Bistro & Bar. This European wine bar the Zinc Chopped Salad. It’s filled with whole beans, first drew me in with its quaint patio, incredible wine selection and my favorite—the famous Zinc Burger, a.k.a the Crack Burger. quinoa tabouli and kale salad. And the homemade chipotle mayo makes an I was hard pressed to stray from my typical beefy order. But I’d been told excellent creamy adhesive. I’m not sure what they put on their kale salad, that the chopped salad at Zinc would change my life. I ordered it and at first but it should probably be regulated by the government. It’s that addictive. glance I assumed it was similar to a cobb salad I’d had before. But when that tequila cured salmon hit my tongue I was indeed forever changed. The The Alamo City is full of indulgent dishes boasting the “salad” moniker, but chopped salad comes with arugula, for even the most lettuce-averse in the buyer beware: San Antonio says salads aren’t just for dieters anymore.

click on this: THE ORIGINAL MEXICAN RESTAURANT originalmexican.com 528 Riverwalk San Antonio, TX 78205

BIGA ON THE BANKS biga.com 203 S Saint Mary’s St. San Antonio, TX 78205

ÁCENAR HOTMEX COOLBAR acenar.com/downtown 146 E. Houston St. San Antonio, TX 78205

ZINC BISTRO & BAR zincwine.com 207 N. Presa St. San Antonio, TX 78205

GREEN VEGETARIAN eatatgreen.com 200 E Grayson St, Suite 120 San Antonio, TX 78215

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RANGE Modern American Chophouse

ON THE BANKS OF THE SAN ANTONIO RIVER, just off the historic Houston Street, Chef Jason Dady’s newest location, Range, will be the jewel of San Antonio. The rich menu features Modern American takes on classic steakhouse fare, and highlights including dry-aged black angus steaks that may be “topped” with a local hen egg or sea urchin butter, fresh seafood with an oyster bar and Ora King Salmon, as well as, dishes inspired by the “field” including Grilled Texas Bobwhite Quail. With tableside prepared Caesar Salad, a roving Martini Cart and an interactive Wagyu Shabu-Shabu hot pot, Range offers a variety of unique dishes that create a lively, yet approachable atmosphere. Offering lunch, dinner and happy hour daily. Perfect for intimate dinners or large groups.

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CHECK THIS OUT! CONFUCIUS WISHING LANTERNS ON THE WATER February 17, 2018 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM River Walk, Convention Center Lagoon (near Ruth's Chris Steak House) An ethereal experience of casting lanterns into the river in honor of loved ones, hopes, dreams, and wishes. Admission is free, and lanterns are $5 each (sold at the event). Lanterns are made of eco-friendly rice paper and contain a floating LED candle. Pens will be available to decorate and personalize your lanterns. Entertainment includes festival dancing to thematic music. Asian-inspired food available for purchase. Immediately After lanterns are cast in the river, and for two more weeks, six, 26-foot long floats carrying magically illuminated objects will appear from 7:00-9:00 PM each night.The last night to take-in the beauty is March 3. Enjoy the magically illuminated floats from anywhere along the downtown portion of the River Walk. This is a new feature starting in 2018. Witness the beginning of a new River Walk tradition.

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FOOD & DRINK ACENAR 146 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2362 www.acenar.com Mexican - p44 2 BARRIBA CANTINA 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 228-9876 www.barribacantina.com Mexican - p44 63 BELLA ON THE RIVER 106 River Walk St. San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 404-2355 www.bellaontheriver.com Mediterranean BIER GARTEN 124-150 Losoya St San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-7299 www.alamobiergarten.com German - p44 36 BIGA ON THE BANKS 203 S. St. Mary’s Street San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 225-0722 www.biga.com New American Cuisine BOUDRO’S TEXAS BISTRO 421 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-8484 www.boudros.com American - p44 16 CASA RIO 430 E. Commerce San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 225-6718 www.casa-rio.com Tex-Mex - p44 61 CHART HOUSE Tower of the Americas

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San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-0026 www.dickslastresort.com American - p44 6 DURTY NELLY’S IRISH PUB 200 S. Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-3343 www.durtynellyspub.com Irish Pub - p44 27 FRANK 1150 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78210 210-265-5292 GHIRARDELLI ICE CREAM & CHOCOLATE SHOP Shops at Rivercenter, River Level San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 627-6064 Ghirardelli.com Ice Cream, Chocolate - p44 89 GUADALAJARA GRILL 306 W. Market San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-9222 www.thehotelcontessa.com Spanish - p44 91

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THE ORIGINAL MEXICAN RESTAURANT 528 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 224-9951 www.originalmexican.com Tex-Mex - p44 14 PAESANOS Paesanos River Walk 111 W. Crockett #100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 227-2782 www.paesanosriverwalk.com Italian - p44 91 Paesanos Lincoln Heights 555 East Basse Rd. (210) 828 5191 Italian Paesanos 1604 3622 Paesanos Parkway (210) 493 1604 Italian

GUADALAJARA GRILL 301 South Alamo Street San Antonio, Texas 78205 210-222-1992 www.guadalajaragrill.us Tex-Mex - p44 91

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

IRON CACTUS MEXICAN GRILL & MARGARITA BAR 200 River Walk San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-9835 www.ironcactus.com Tex-Mex - p44 4

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

LA MARGARITA 800 Dolorosa San Antonio, TX 78207 (210) 227-7140 www.lamargarita.com Mexican - p50 4 LANDRY’S SEAFOOD HOUSE 517 N. Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-1010 www.landrysseafood.com Seafood MAD DOGS 123 Losoya Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-0220 maddogs.net British Pub - p44 11 MARBLE SLAB The Shops at Rivercenter 210-227-9100 Ice Cream & Pretzels MARIA MIA 849 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 272-0403 mariamiamexicanbistro.com Mexican - p44 23

SCHILO’S 424 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-6692 www.schilos.com Deli - p50 26 TEXAS DE BRAZIL 313 E. Houston San Antonio., TX 78205 (210) 299-1600 www.texasdebrazil.com Brazilian Steakhouse - p50 27 TEX’S RIVER WALK SPORTS BAR 200 S. Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 270-0786 texssportsbar.com American - p44 80 ZOCCA 420 W. Market San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 444-6070 www.zoccariverwalk.com Italian

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL EVENTS 1/15 @ 7:30 p.m. ENGELBERT HUMPERDINK THE PRODIGAL SON TOUR Tobin Center for the Performing Arts In a career spanning almost 50 years, Engelbert has sold more than 140 million records, including 64 gold albums and 35 platinum, and earned four Grammy nominations. He has recorded romantic ballads, movie theme songs, disco, rock, and even gospel. His unique voice has charmed millions of fans around the globe. Engelbert has managed to strike a new chord with a younger generation after appearing on MTV several times. TobinCenter.org

1/15 @ 10 a.m. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. MARCH Starts at the MLK Academy With over 300,000 walkers, The City of San Antonio organizes one of the nation’s largest commemorative marches for civil rights leader Dr. King. This is the 50th anniversary of the original March for Justice organized by Dr. King. Month-long educational and empowering events are also being held. SanAntonio.gov/ MLK

1/17 @ 10:30 a.m. CONFLUENCE PARK UNVEILING Confluence Park Near the convergence of the San Antonio River and San Pedro Creek, Confluence Park is a destination for learning and recreation, inspiring visitors while teaching environmental science and sustainability. A landmark project where art and science meet, the park will be a living example of the promise of our river and what the future will be if we act as stewards of our river and all of our water sources. It serves as an inviting gateway to hiking and biking trails along the Historic Mission Reach portion of the San Antonio River. thesanantonioriverwalk. com/events/confluence-park-unveiling-events

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SPECIAL EVENTS & FESTIVALS 1/6 @ 10 a.m. San Antonio Coffee Festival La Villita 1/10 @ 7:30 p.m. Women Shaking it Up: Inspiring Women Superheroes Zaza Gardens 1/11 @ 7:30 p.m. Cocktail Conference Opening Night The DoSeum 1/13 @ 7:30 p.m. Cocktails Under the Sea Villita Assembly Hall 1/15-1/27 San Antonio Restaurant Week Throughout San Antonio

COMEDY 1/3-1/7 Chris Redd Improv Comedy Club 1/11-1/14 Erik Rivera Improv Comedy Club 1/12 @ 8 p.m. The Fun Show with Cat & Nat Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 1/14 @ 7:30 p.m. Corey Holcomb Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 1/20 @ 8 p.m. An Evening with Bill Maher Majestic Theater

KID’S & FAMILY Through 1/6 Science Fiction, Science Future The DoSeum 1/6 @ 8 a.m. Christmas Bird Count for Kids Mitchell Lake Audubon Center 1/20 1/21 Monster Jam Alamodome 1/21 @ 1 p.m. Wild Kratts Live! Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 1/26-2/17 Tomas and the Library Lady The Magik Theatre in Hemisfair Park 1/27 @ 8 a.m. Beginner Bird Walk Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

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MUSIC 1/5-1/6 @ 8 p.m. Tricentennial Celebration with the San Antonio Symphony Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 1/6 @ 6:30 p.m. George Strait Tribute Night with King George and Band of Bandits Aztec Theatre 1/6 @ 8 p.m. Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular Majestic Theater 1/10 @ 7:30 p.m. Katy Perry Witness the Tour with Carly Rae Jepsen AT&T Center 1/11 @ 7:30 p.m. Bettye Lavette Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 1/12-1/14 Beethoven’s Eroica Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 1/13 @ 8:00 p.m. PM R.L. Hayden Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 1/17 @ 7 p.m. Pink Martini Benefit Concert Majestic Theater 1/19-1/20 @ 8 p.m. Classical Mystery Tour with San Antonio Symphony Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 1/19 @ 8 p.m. Love Your Parents Tour-A Live Experience by Brockhampton Aztec Theatre 1/19 @ 8 p.m. The Moody Blues Majestic Theater 1/20 @ 7 p.m. Eclipse--A Tribute to Journey Aztec Theatre 1/23 @ 2 p.m. Tuesday Musical Club Artist Series featuring Cantus Laurel Heights United Methodist Church 1/23 @ 7 p.m. Marilyn Manson Aztec Theatre

1/24 @ 7:30 p.m. A Night with Janis Joplin Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 1/25 @ 6:30 p.m. The King and Avatar invite you to a Metal Spectacle of a Lifetime Aztec Theatre 1/25 7 p.m. Who’s Bad Michael Jackson Tribute Aztec Theatre 1/26 @ 7 p.m. Jonny Lang Signs World Tour Aztec Theatre 1/26-2/4 Musical Bridges International Music Festival Empire Theatre 1/27 @ 8 p.m. Tish Hinojosa Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 1/28 @ 7 p.m. P.D.Q. Bach and Musical Comedy Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 1/29 @ 7 p.m. Machine Head Aztec Theatre 1/29 @ 7:30 p.m. Shakira El Dorado World Tour AT&T Center

PERFORMING ARTS 1/10 @ 8 p.m. Chippendales 2018 About Last Night Tour Aztec Theatre 1/12-1/14 Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella Majestic Theater 1/17 @ 7:30 p.m. Neil deGrasse Tyson Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 1/25 @ 7:30 p.m. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 1/25 @ 7:30 p.m. Tango Fire presented by ARTS San Antonio Empire Theatre

SPORTS & FITNESS 1/3 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Bakersfield Condors AT&T Center 1/5 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns AT&T Center 1/6 @ noon U.S. Army All-American Bowl Alamodome 1/12 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Milwaukee Admirals AT&T Center 1/13 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Denver Nuggets AT&T Center 1/14 @ 3 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Milwaukee Admirals AT&T Center

1/28 @ 6 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Sacramento Kings AT&T Center 1/30 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Denver Nuggets AT&T Center 1/31 Mexican National Team Tour Mexico vs. Bosnia & Herzegovina Alamodome

VISUAL ARTS 1/7 @ 2 p.m. Get REEL Flim Series: After Hours McNay Art Museum Through 1/7 2theXtreme Witte Museum Through 1/7 Texas in the First World War Institute of Texan Cultures

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Through 1/14 Chuck Ramirez: All This and Heaven Too McNay Art Museum

1/19 @ 7:30 p.m. 1/20 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Tucson Roadrunners AT&T Center

Through 1/21 Origins, Rations, Extractions Blue Star Contemporary Art

1/21 @ 6 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Indiana Pacers AT&T Center 1/23 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Cleveland Cavaliers AT&T Center 1/25 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. San Jose Barracuda AT&T Center 1/26 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Philadelphia 76ers AT&T Center 1/27 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. San Jose Barracuda AT&T Center

Through 1/27 INCITE Artpace Through 1/28 Umeyama Time Teleportation Museum by Hiromi Stringer Southwest School of Art Through 1/28 Works on Paper by Dana Frankfort Southwest School of Art Through 3/11 The Will to Adorn Institute of Texan Cultures Through 4/22 Tangles Up in Blue: Lace Cyanotypes by Mary Holland Southwest School of Art Through 10/18 Brewing Up Texas Institute of Texan Cultures

1/26-1/27 @ 7:30 p.m. Jaws in Concert Score performed live-to-film by the San Antonio Symphony Majestic Theater

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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

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12 San Antonio Botanical Garden

MISSIONS TRAIL

6 The Forum Shops

17 K1 Speed

21 The Alamo

7 Vineyard Shopping Center

18 San Antonio Aquarium

22 Mission Conception

8 Alamo Quarry Market

19 Morgan’s Wonderland

23 Mission San José

9 Splashtown

20 The DoSeum

24 Mission San Juan

10 Alamo Helicopter Tours

27 Flipz Trampoline Park

25 Mission Espada

11 San Antonio Zoo

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BUY ANY GHIRARDELLI SUNDAE, RECEIVE A FREE CHOCOLATE BAR*

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS DINING/RESTAURANTS

Acenar www.acenar.com 210-222-2362

Barriba Cantina www.barribacantina.com 210-228-9876 Boudro’s A Texas Bistro on the River Walk www.boudros.com 210-224-8484 Casa Rio & Schilo’s www.casario.com 210-225-6718 www.schilos.com 210-223-6692

Paesanos RiverWalk www.paesanosriverwalk.com 210-227-2782 Pizzaritas www.pizzaritas.com 210-293-7842 Rainforest Café www.rainforestcafe.com 210-277-6300 The Republic of Texas therepublicoftexasrestaurant.com 210-226-6256 Restaurante Pico de Gallo www.picodegallo.com 210-225-6060

Chart House www.toweroftheamericas.com 210-223-3101

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

The County Line www.countyline.com 210-229-1941

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

Dave & Buster’s 849 E. Commerce St. San Antonio, TX 210-951-3600

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

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

B & C Leather Designs & Unique Finds 210-724-8521; 210-464-1126

Ghirardelli www.ghirardelli.com 210-627-6064

SHOPPING

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

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

Paris Hatters www.parishatters.com 210-223-3453

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

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

Lonestar Restaurants www.riverrestaurants.com 210-223-9374 Mi Tierra Café www.mitierracafe.com 210-225-1262 La Margarita Mexican Restaurant www.lamargarita.com 210-227-7140 The Original Mexican Restaurant & Bar www.theoriginalmexican.com 210-224-9951 62 RIO Magazine

ATTRACTIONS

Cascade Caverns www.cascadecaverns.com 830-755-8080 Dave & Buster’s 849 E. Commerce St. San Antonio, TX 210-951-3600 Natural Bridge Caverns www.naturalbridgecavernscom 210-651-6101 Phillips Entertainment/Guiness Book of World Records Museum www.alamoplazaattractions.com 210-226-2828 Mirror Maze 210-224-2288 Ripley’s/Waxworks www.ripleys.com 210-224-9299 City Sightseeing Double Decker Tour San Antonio www.citysightseeingsanantonio.com 210-224-8687

BARS/PUBS

COMEDY CLUB

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

NIGHTLIFE

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

HOTELS

Wyndham Resorts www.wyndham.com

The BarWalk www.TheBarWalk.com

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

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

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

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

Shops at Rivercenter www.shoprivercenter.com 210-225-000 Villa Tesoros 418 Villita St - Bldg. 8 San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 724-8521, (210) 464-1126 Apparel & Clothing

MUSEUM

Briscoe Western Art Museum www.briscoemuseum.org 210-299-4499 Buckhorn Saloon & Museum www.buckhornmuseum.com 210-247-4000

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