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Food & Drink
Arts & Entertainment
10 FOOD & DRINK
22 SHOPPING Hidden Gems
by Johnnie De La Garza
by Angela Rabke
14 KIDS & FAMILY
26 HISTORY & CULTURE
Dad’s Special Day
Summertime and the Livin’ is Easy (said no mother, ever!)
by Denise Richter
Museum Reach & King William
30 HEALTH & RECREATION
Shops at Rivercenter
Find Your Flow
by Michele Stanush
12,000 Years of Culture
by Carole Miller
18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Family Fun Takes Center Stage
by Susan Yerkes
Greater San Antonio
24 Dick’s Last Resort
56 Natural Bridge Caverns
ON THE COVER Cover photo credit goes to Joe Chidgey, a great photographer and even better friend of the Paseo del Rio Association. Casa Rio is the oldest restaurant on the River Walk, and their iconic umbrellas are certainly the most photographed. Their other restaurant, Schilo’s, located directly upstairs on street level, is celebrating its’ 100th anniversary and is the oldest operating restaurant in San Antonio. Join them for breakfast lunch, dinner and now Sunday brunch! CasaRio.com, Schilos.com RIO Magazine is the official publication of the Paseo Del Rio Association. All expressions of opinions and statements of supposed facts are published on the authority of the writer and cannot be regarded as expressing the views of the Paseo Del Rio Association or its Publisher. Advertisements do not imply sponsorship or endorsement by the Paseo Del Rio Association or its Publisher.
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Association Board of Directors The Paseo del Rio Association was formed in 1968 to promote, protect and preserve the River Walk. This is done through special events, public education and Rio Magazine. The association also serves as an advocate for member businesses. For more information, call 210-227-4262. PRESIDENT Laurence Seiterle Zurich Properties PAST PRESIDENT Tammy Peacock-Werline Topgolf TREASURER Pierre Olivier Casa Rio Restaurant
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CHAIR, OPERATORS COMMITTEE Andreas Esparaza Boudro’s EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Maggie Thompson Paseo del Rio Association EX-OFFICIOS John Carbajal San Antonio Restaurant Association Jim Mery Center City Development and Operations Department Anthony Piazzi Centro San Antonio Steven Schauer San Antonio River Authority Bob Buchanan The Original Mexican Restaurant
Shanon Miller Office of Historic Preservation, COSA
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THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED
In my many years in the travel biz, I have discovered there are two kinds of travelers. The first, are those who plan a trip down to the smallest detail leaving no minute unaccounted. Tours booked in advance, hotel and restaurant reservations made, even time at the hotel pool is scheduled. The second is the spontaneous, fly-by-the-seat of their pants, come what may, easy-breezy kind of traveler. I am the latter. And I’ve found that the road less planned and traveled, allows for exploration of unimagined possibilities. It’s about coming across a pop-up gift shop downtown, watching street performers, a quiet morning run down a shady path or discovering a 100-year old restaurant that brews its’ root beer. To me, these are the unplanned joys of spontaneous travel. And yes, they all exist in downtown San Antonio. For those new at spontaneous travel, get a little inspiration at TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com or VisitSA.com. Let this issue of RIO Magazine be your muse along with back copies posted on our website. I would enjoy hearing about your favorite “unplanned discovery” while in San Antonio. Please email email@example.com and include a photo! @TheSanAntonio RiverWalkOfficial @PaseoDelRio
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Food & Drink
Beer and BBQ Plate at Country Line River Walk
By Johnnie De La Garza
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Charlie Wants a Burger’s Nachos and ale
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They aren’t picky so much as they know what they like; and what they like is meat. It needs to be a man-sized portion and served with the right sides, paired with the adult beverage of choice. Father’s Day is simply not the time to mention waistlines or eating smart. Consider it a splurge day and let the whole family celebrate the big guy!
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Open for both lunch and dinner seven days a week; The County Line Riverwalk is a great choice to satisfy a man’s craving for reallygood barbecue. The meat choices are almost endless with enough on a plate to fill any guy up and maybe have some leftovers to take home. Maybe! This BBQ place, located on the river, features patio tables so close to the water one can hear riverboat tour guides spinning tales about the city. Pop will probably want to order a little of everything so the
sampler platter will do the trick. With sausage, beef & pork ribs, smoked turkey breast and brisket one can try them all plus two sides. If the whole family is on board, the family style “all you can eat” is a better deal with five types of meat, served with three sides, plus their famous homemade bread and ice cream. County Line has a nice selection of locally bottled beers to compliment all that BBQ. Perhaps pop would prefer a sophisticated meal with his adult children or just his wife? Fine dining on the River Walk doesn’t get much better than Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Ruth’s Chris is quite simply the place to find a serious steak on the River Walk. Selected from the finest USDA Prime beef, their steaks are aged to perfection and cut by hand. Every serving of steak is juicy, tender and sizzling. In fact, if it isn’t sizzling, send it back! Start the evening with a cocktail from the sizzle, swizzle and swirl menu. The Gambler’s Old Fashioned with Knob Creek Bourbon or the Ruth’s Manhattan with Knob Creek Bourbon, sweet vermouth and topped off with an Italian Amerena cherry are both top selections. For
Father’s Day Bacon Cheeseburger at Tex’s Sports Bar
dinner, maybe the five-ounce lobster tail stuffed with succulent crabmeat and garlic herb sauce and Ruth’s famous eight-ounce filet served with a couple of sides like grilled asparagus and potatoes au gratin. Pair his meal with a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon like Faust which is a tribute to Napa Valley’s noblest grape. Ruth’s Chris award-winning wine list features over 200 labels from all over the world. This meal is fit for a king and a dad! Charlie Wants a Burger, and so does dear ‘ole dad! Charlie’s Juicy Lucy is one of the top requested burgers on their menu. This burger is a cheese lover’s dream. It’s stuffed with American cheese then topped with both American & Cheddar. Crown it with an egg, and now it’s in manly overdrive, but allow some extra time for this one to cook! For something less exotic, the Classic Cheeseburger with the usual trimmings is also sure to please. All burgers are ½ pound certified fresh Angus beef, never frozen. The Man Cave Nachos comes loaded, but don’t worry, daddy can add more stuff if need be. Pair any of these with a craft beer or a boozy milkshake. Charlie’s menu includes salads and wraps but who are we kidding? The kid-friendly menu will please little ones in the family. If Dad is an early bird, Charlie’s also serves a pretty awesome breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. Everything from eggs and tacos to old-fashioned waffles with OJ or IPA to sip on. For the ultimate experience, dine on their riverside patio which is canine friendly. After all, dog is man’s best friend. What does a Dad like more than food? Sports of course! Take him to a place where he can catch all the sports imaginable from NASCAR to football. Tex’s Riverwalk Sports Bar has it all, so there’s no missing any game anywhere. And the menu has all his favorites too, like, wings, burgers, and nachos. With a selection of Texas beers and mad margaritas, guys are sure to find something they like to wash it all down. Tex’s is offering Dads a 1 pound bacon cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, onions and French fries garnished with three black and tan onion rings for Father’s Day. The price for this manly meal will be at the regular burger price of $15.95. If they can eat the whole thing, they get a 50% discount off this special. (This special offer is good only on Father’s Day, June 16, 2017.)
Johnnie De La Garza has been a writer and restaurant reviewer in the San Antonio area for over 11 years. She enjoys sharing her adventures, and latest finds in the city’s ever-evolving dining scene. Need a review? Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out her blog at flicksandfood.com and follow her on facebook.com/flicksandfood, twitter.com/flicksandfood, instagram.com/flicksandfood
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Summertime and Kids & Family
By Carole Miller
Did you know you can go on an enchanted outing, embark on magical rides, take flight with the butterflies and even swim with the dolphins without ever leaving the Alamo City? Simply take some tips from Mary Poppins—the most magical caretaker ever—and enjoy your jolly summer ‘oliday with the whole family. SUPER (CALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS) ANIMAL ADVENTURES If the local mice and birds refuse to cooperate by helping you and the kids clean the nursery, there’s plenty of local wildlife just waiting to join your magical, Mary Poppins-style family adventures. Begin your merry animal adventures under-the-sea while swimming with the dolphins in a lush, tropical lagoon. During the new dolphin swim experience at Sea World San Antonio, families can interact with bottlenose dolphins while learning about dolphin behavior and communication as well as SeaWorld’s ongoing local and worldwide dolphin research and rescue efforts. After a brief classroom presentation, the entire family will don their SeaWorld-provided wetsuits and wade into Dolphin Lagoon for an experience with SeaWorld’s expert trainers that no one will ever forget. You can also walk (or use your magic umbrella if you happen to have one) over to Discovery Point, Sea World’s very first underwater viewing area with an unbelievable floor-to-ceiling, panoramic underwater view of the dolphins swimming and playing all around you. But Mary Poppins, as everyone knows, is not one to dilly-dally. And her next magical destination among the animals involves walking amongst giant bugs, being surrounded by billions of butterflies and getting gregarious with lorikeets, of course. Don’t worry—the bugs don’t bite! These larger-than-life animatronic bugs (some as big as 15-feet tall!) will be scattered throughout the San Antonio Zoo for Bug Mania! Or step into the zoo’s spectacular butterfly garden and find yourself surrounded by 30 different species of these beautiful, colorful creatures. You may just find they are just as curious as you! They are also quite approachable
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Top to botton: Carousel, Lories and Train rides, all at the at the San Antonio Zoo
and will rest on your head, arms or maybe even your nose as you stroll through the garden. The next place you will land on your delightful day is Lory Landing, an Australian rainforest full of colorful and gregarious small parrots known as lorikeets. Purchase a cup of nectar, and you will literally have them eating from your hand.
ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IF YOU LET IT
One of Mary Poppins’ favorite things to do is, of course, ride the enchanted carousel at her favorite park in London. As luck would have it, San Antonio is also the home of a dazzling Mary-go-round. The Zootennial Carousel, located at the San Antonio Zoo, features 60 hand-painted animals native to Texas including the endangered whooping crane, white-tailed deer, Texas horned lizard and jackalope joined by a menagerie of real and imaginary animals. Two chariots, including a spinning “bird’s nest,” complete the kaleidoscopic collection. After your carousel adventures come to an end, hop on board the San Antonio Zoo Eagle, for a remarkable ride along the banks of the San Antonio River through Brackenridge Park. Stop at various points-of-interests in the park, have some lunch at the train depot café and grab a souvenir at the train depot gift shop.
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For Mary Poppins more adventuresome charges, you can find some seriously eyePoppin’, jaw-droppin’ adrenaline racin’ action on Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster, the newest addition to SeaWorld San Antonio. Lean into a series of banked and serpentine turns and grip the handle bars as you race over air time humps and a pair of high acceleration launches on this unique, jet ski coaster that combines the thrill of the sea with the adrenaline rush of a roller coaster. Reach heights of up to 61-feet directly over the water and feel what it’s like to race alongside SeaWorld’s heroic animal care team as they spring into action at a moment’s notice to help rescue animals in distress.
LET’S GO FLY A KITE! Luckily for Mary Poppins, she can just shake off “swim hair” and continue to look fabulous. For everyone else, she insists everyone go straight to bed after so much excitement. For the next day, an outing to the park is most highly recommended. Naturally, you never know what will happen when Mary Poppins goes on an outing to the park but one thing is for sure—you can always expect the unexpected. Would you believe there are life-sized chess boards, giant visual and sound art displays, big, shady trees and places to splash around right, smack-dab in the middle of downtown? Mary Poppins undoubtedly does. The Yanaguana Garden located at Hemisfair Park includes more than four acres of nothing-but-playground for all ages and “ability levels.” The Pre-K Play has spinning bowls, a rotating net climber and toddler swings. The Games Plaza for older kids has ping pong tables, foosball, chess tables, a bocce ball court and oversized chess and checker pieces. And the Splash Pad is filled with bubbling jets of water and colorful lights and fun for everyone. Climb, crawl, swing, leap and slide your way into a day of fun complete with a picnic under a shady tree. Enjoy the cool evening temperature and take the family for an after-hours stroll through San Antonio Zoo. During Jungle Boogie Nights, the zoo stays open late so Mary Poppins and all the good little children can dance and sing to live music, visit local San Antonio arts and crafts vendors and enjoy food and drink specials throughout the zoo kingdom every Friday night. And after all that fun, it is most definitely time for everyone, even Mary Poppins, herself, to go to bed!
Practically perfect in every way, Carole Miller is a freelance writer who raised her three children (Sydney, 26, Nick, 21 and Faith, 18) right here in San Antonio. Her advice for summer fun involves a spoonful of sugar and a whole lot of sunscreen. thesanantonioriverwalk.com
Arts & Entertainment By Susan Yerkes
FAMILY FUN TA K E S C E N T E R S TA GE
“All the world’s a stage” Shakespeare famously wrote in his comedy “As You Like It.” While there’s plenty to do off-stage in San Antonio, this month special stage performances geared to delight the young and young at heart.
Clockwise starting from left: Emperor’s New Threads at the Magik Theater; Harry Potter Film Concert Series; Magical Musical Matilda at the Majestic Theater.
HURRAY FOR HARRY “Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling is right up there with Shakespeare in the hearts of die-hard Harry fans. Now, in addition to books, movies, theme parks and even a Broadway play, the bespectacled young wizard and his friends (and enemies) from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry are center stage with symphony orchestras around the country. The new Harry Potter Film Concert Series is sure to be box office magic. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” is in town this month featuring the acclaimed San Antonio Symphony performing every note of John Williams’ unforgettable score as the film plays in hi definition on a 40-foot high screen at the stunningly restored Majestic Theatre in the heart of downtown. Even with three performances, June 2 at 8pm and June 4 at 2 and 7 pm, tickets are a hot item, so don’t delay! Conjure up some magic and check out Ticketmaster quick! MAGICAL, MUSICAL MATILDA More musical delights for kids of all ages are in store at the Majestic this month. Next up comes Matilda Wormwood, another whimsical young character with some very special powers who has rocketed from the beloved books of Roald Dahl to movies and center stage on Broadway in “Matilda the Musical,” winner of four Tony Awards, and Time Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year. June 6-11, the National Broadway Tour of the show comes to the Majestic for eight magical, musical performances, sure to delight young and old alike with its sweet, zany fun. MAGIC AND MAGIK Magik Theatre is San Antonio’s premiere children’s theatre, and this month features two of their lively, colorful shows. June 1-3, check out “The Emperor’s New Threads-A Fashion Statement,” a groovy ‘60s take on the familiar favorite fairy tale. All three shows (at 9:45 am Thursday and Friday and 2 pm Saturday) are on Magik Theatre’s main stage, in downtown’s Hemisfair Park. The park is also home to the new Yanaguana Garden and Playground, which offers activities to warm a parents’ heart and gives kids a romping good time. Yanaguana Garden is open daily, but there are special events, too. June 2, from 7-9pm, there is a special free night of music, movement and culinary creativity at the circus-themed “Under the Big Top” event, starring stilt walkers, unicyclists, carnival games and more. June 3, check out the park for the monthly Super
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Fun Saturday from 9-11 am, and then head to Magik next door for “The Emperor” show. And be sure to check Hemisfair’s website for more family fun throughout the month. Magik’s big June show features yet another delightful children’s book character brought to life onstage, straight from the pages of Barbara Parks’ best-selling “Junie B. Jones” book series. “Junie B. Jones: The Musical,” is so much fun, and such a hit that it takes two theatres to hold it all. The show premieres at the dazzling “music-box” gem of a restored theater, the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, June 16-25. Then June 28-31, Junie and her
whimsical singing, dancing friends stage the show at Magik’s main campus in Hemisfair Park. This month, visitors and locals, especially those with kids who enjoy the wonder of live theater, might well say all San Antonio’s a stage – and all the plays are full of feisty fun! Susan Yerkes is an award-winning San Antonio journalist, freelance writer and world traveler. She treasures her expired Actors’ Equity card, and memories of her first stage appearance as a dancing mushroom. She is not, repeat NOT, a drama queen.
All the plays are full of feisty FUN!
Stages for All Ages
Kids aren’t the only ones with theatrical treats to look forward to in June. There are popular performances a-plenty at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, from sell-out entertainers like Patti LaBelle and Melissa Etheridge to Boz Skaggs. But some special “sleeper” shows sure to delight are also on tap at the Tobin this month. Here’s a sampling:
TRAVIS WALL SHAPES SOUND “Shaping Sound “comes to the Tobin Center’s H-E-B Performance Hall on June 6. You may not recognize the dance troupe’s name, but you’ll probably recognize Travis Wall, one of the nation’s top choreographers and an Emmy-winner for his work on “So You Think You Can Dance?” Wall is artistic director for the group, now touring with their brand-new show, “After the Curtain,” a heart-breaking, uplifting and stunningly choreographed story in music and dance.
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SYMPHONY JOINS THE CIRCUS The high-flying acrobats of Cirque de la Symphonie are in town June 9-11, joining forces with the acclaimed San Antonio Symphony to put on another spectacular show series at the Tobin Center. Aerialists, dare-devil cyclists, jugglers, contortionists and more stage their dazzling feats of wonder to live classical music performed by the symphony.
MUSIC WITH OMPAH Did you know that San Antonio has deep German roots? At the turn of the century, Germans were the largest segment of the population in town. And this year, the historic San Antonio Liederkranz, the largest and one of the oldest men’s German –language choirs in the U.S., celebrates tradition with a free family 125th Anniversary Concert at the Tobin Center. The New Braunfels Village Brass Band and a pianist will accompany the choir, and translations of all songs will be provided. The concert, set for 3 pm June 25, promises to be a unique and delightful family outing, with German songs from pop to opera and patriotic numbers.
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Explore the Art, History, and Heritage of the American West
Located on the River Walk, the Briscoe Western Art Museum houses nine galleries of painting, sculpture, photography, and historical artifacts. Highlights include Pancho Villa’s saddle, a diorama of the Alamo conflict, an authentic Chuck Wagon, and Santa Anna’s sword. 210 W. Market Street | San Antonio, TX 78205 BriscoeMuseum.org | 210.299.4499 thesanantonioriverwalk.com
Shopping Special jewelry always has a way of conjuring up old memories and taking us back to precious
HIDDEN GEMS By Angela Rabke
places and times. For this very reason, unique bracelets, earrings, charms and necklaces are perfect items to collect while traveling or commemorating special days. San Antonio is the ideal spot to find beautiful and handcrafted pieces. Artisans and craftspeople are drawn to the lively and warm atmosphere that thrives on the banks of the San Antonio River, and there are hidden gems (pun intended) at every turn. Here are a few of our favorites spots. Leighelena, located at the historic Pearl, offers a fantastic array of items like vintage western snap shirts, funky cowboys boots, and tongue-in-cheek gifts, but the shop is best known for its signature bracelets. Designed by native Texan Leigh Elena Navarro, the jigsaw cuffs and T-bar bracelets have been spotted on celebrities and magazine covers. The use of leather, lizard, and snakeskin in many of the pieces is puro San Antonio, and the modern designs fit with any wardrobe, whether you favor boots and T-shirts or are accessorizing a formal gown.
Wide Jigsaw Cuff at Leighelena
Just down the road, you will find the San Antonio Museum of Art. This San Antonio institution is obviously known for its treasure trove of ancient artifacts and stunning art exhibits. But savvy locals know that it’s also the perfect place to pop in and find rare books, gifts, and amazing jewelry by local and national artists. Moose Pablos Jewelry and Accessories create beautiful silver charms depicting the Alamo and our other World Heritage Missions, and they make a fitting keepsake or gift for travelers. Like all of the jewelry shining on the walls at SAMA, they are created with the attention to detail one expects to find at a world-class museum. San Antonio based artist Lorena Angulo’s work is also featured in the intimate shop. Angula’s specialty is metal clay wearable art, and pieces are also available in fine silver, bronze, and other various media. Outside of the fine jewelry cases, you will find a fun mix of affordable bangles, funky rubber necklaces, and teen and tween appropriate accessories mixed in with other artistic items. San Antonio’s La Villita Historic Arts Village is also renowned for its art, wearable and otherwise. In the late 1930’s, the village was established as a center for teaching arts and crafts, and for cultivating San Antonio’s blossoming art culture. Today, this charming area is home to nearly 30 shops and galleries, including many that specialize in jewelry. B&C Leather Designs and Unique Finds is one such location. The “B&C” stands for Bobby and Claudia Brown, the designers and owners behind the studio. Shopping at
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B&C for their handcrafted items is much more than a simple shopping excursion—it’s an experience. The owners love to speak and interact with their customers, learn what they are looking for, and craft the item while they watch and wait. It’s an extremely personal experience for both the artists and the clients, and always results in an unforgettable accessory. The Browns recently opened a second store in La Villita called Villa Tesoros, where they carry clothing as well as an extensive collection of jewelry from all over the world. Angelita, also located in La Villita, is another unique San Antonio treasure. Named one of the ten best places to shop in San Antonio by USA Today, this warm and inviting space is the oldest import boutique in the Alamo city, and the owner and staff are equally charming—ready to chat as you peruse a colorful assortment of clothing, accessories, and jewelry. Their fantastic silver collection is quintessentially Texan, featuring famed Texas designer Dian Malouf’s large sterling pieces and imported jewels from all across the globe.
A visit to one of these sparkling local gems is sure to leave you with a memorable treasure, as well as a new story.
B&C Leather Design
The Equinox Gallery focuses entirely on fine metalwork, with a stunning and upscale collection of serious jewelry curated by owner and artist Alejandro Sifuentes. Featuring the work of over a dozen talented designers, the various collections answer to many different tastes, whether one is looking for a gorgeous strand of potato pearls, a colorful and modern hand made broach, or a delicate diamond and emerald dinner ring. The stories of San Antonio’s vibrant and creative culture live in each of the adornments that these artisans and entrepreneurs create and select to share with customers. Whether you’re a seasoned local or a traveler discovering San Antonio for the first time, a visit to one of these sparkling local gems is sure to leave you with a memorable treasure, as well as a new story.
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Villa Tesoro in La Villita. Photo by Villa Tesoro
Angela Rabke is a San Antonio native, mom of three, marketing professional and freelance writer. She loves exploring downtown and finally has a good excuse for shopping.
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Dick’s Last Resort on the Riverwalk, AKA, “The Rowdy O’ The River”, is your one-stop-shop for fantastic food and “Unruly Fun for Everyone!” Dick’s is known for its outrageous, fun, and energetic servers who dish out buckets o’ great grub, cold booze, and heaping helpings of hilarity! From rug-rats to old farts, Dick’s patrons of all ages interact with our highly entertaining servers. Guests often share communal tables and can choose from appetizers like Dick’s Gator Bites and Drunken Shrimp Cocktail. For the main course there’s Dick’s famous Buckets ‘O Grub with big sloppy ribs, succulent roasted chicken, and yummy seafood. And because Dick is such a great host, adult guests can enjoy the full bar and rousing menu of specialty drinks. The joint is slightly seedy, a little bit salty, and undoubtedly satisfying to those who seek a break from the world of polished environments. You’ll find no white tablecloths or skimpy designer foods here. And one must not forget the hats! As a part of Dick’s culture, visitors to the joint regularly end up decorated with a silly paper hat on their head with an off-the-wall gibe that brings laughs from the whole table. Dick knows everyone loves a great party, so he offers great packages for groups. The masses love to celebrate anything and everything at Dick’s Last Resort. From birthday parties to bachelorette nights, graduations, divorces, parole, or whatever yer celebratin’, we’ve gotcha covered! It doesn’t matter if yer party is big or small, young or old, bring ‘em on in and we’ll show ya how to party - Dick’s style! Come eat, drink, and laugh with us!
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History & Culture
12,000 Years of Culture When Native Americans, the Payayan Indians, gathered around San Pedro Springs 12,000 years ago in their village they called Yanaguana, little did they know how many different cultures would one day call San Antonio home. By Denise Richter The UTSA Institute of Texan Culture’s Folklife Festival blazed the trail for celebrating these dynamic ethnic groups in the summer of 1972. This annual event features more than 40 cultural organizations from across Texas who proudly share their culture’s food, music, dance, art and customs with attendees. Enjoy sampling Greek baklava, Scottish haggis and Belgian waffles. Learn the ancient game of Chinese Mah Jong, watch Polish dancers, get down to Cajun music, and take in Scottish/Irish bagpipes and drums. The festival is one of the nation’s largest multi-cultural celebrations, embracing the many cultures that call the Lone Star State their home. These include Greek, Belgian, Native American, Wendish, Cajun, German, Scottish, Chinese, Spanish, Lebanese, Czech, Japanese, Indian and more. The three-day, family-friendly event is an extension of what the Institute does all year long. So even if you are not lucky enough to be in San Antonio from June 9-11 for this year’s Folklife Festival, you may still enjoy UTSA’s Institute of Texan Cultures throughout the year. Fiesta Noche del Rio is another summer tradition in San Antonio that serves up a lively dose of culture every Fiesta Noche del Rio courtesy of Alamo Kiwanis Friday and Saturday night at Club Charities, Inc. 8:30 p.m. through August 12. Soak up the performing arts at the beautiful Arneson River Theatre that is nestled on the banks of the San Antonio River in historic La Villita. The hour and a half show features seven acts with one intermission. This year’s family-friendly performances will take you on a virtual vacation via Spanish flamenco, Argentinian tango, romantic Latin music, Caribbean pop, Texas’ country, Mexican mariachi and folklorico dancers. Spanish Flamenco Guitarist Alejandro Antonio is a crowd favorite. He teaches the audience how to do flamenco palmas (hand claps) in a question 26 RIO Magazine
and answer format. Alejandro also plays the guitar while he does flamenco footwork, an incredible sight to see. The Alamo Kiwanis Club has been staging Fiesta Noche del Rio since 1957 to raise money for charities that benefit children in San Antonio. Admission is $20 for adults; $15 for seniors, active and retired military, and groups of 10 or more; $8 for kids ages 6-14; and kids 6 and under are free. Over the past 60 years, more than $2.75 million collected has helped kids at the Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital, the YMCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Any Baby Can, The Children’s Shelter and more. So not only will you be enjoying a culturally rich night on the town, you’ll also be helping San Antonio’s children. Speaking of children, Father’s Day falls on June 18, and Historic Market Square is the perfect place to celebrate and shop for dad’s big day from noon to 6 p.m. on June 17 and 18. Market Square, also known as El Mercado, is billed as the largest Mexican market outside of Mexico with more than 100 locally owned restaurants, shops and stalls housed on three city blocks. El Mercado, a favorite destination of locals, has been at this same location since the 1890s. The Father’s Day celebration will include traditional Mexican food favorites, such as gorditas, tripas, funnel cakes, and aguas frescas. DJs and track singers (Saturday) and a live Blues band (Sunday) will give the entire family a good excuse to cut loose. Cariño Cortez, the granddaughter of Mi Tierra Café y Panadería’s founders and a Culinary Institute of America-trained chef who runs Viva Villa, says her dad always worked on Father’s Day because Mi Tierra is 24/7/365. She would meet him at the restaurant for a meal and share the occasion with the many team members who were also fathers. Mi Tierra just celebrated its 75th year of giving San Antonio’s natives and visitors a taste of Mexico. www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com
Playing with Creatures at the DoSeum DigiPlay Space
Texas Folk Like Festival. Photo courtesy of UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures.
Texas Folk Like Festival. Photo courtesy of UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures.
Market Square. Photo courtesy of City of San Antonio
Fiesta Noche del Rio courtesy of Alamo Kiwanis Club Charities, Inc.
Texas Folk Like Festival. Photo courtesy of UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures.
Playing with Creatures at the DoSeum DigiPlay Space thesanantonioriverwalk.com
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SWIMMING AT SAN PEDRO SPRINGS PARK
2200 N. Flores Sat., June 10, opens (2-8 p.m.) Closed Mondays FREE Fiesta Noche del Rio courtesy of Alamo Kiwanis Club Charities, Inc.
LBGTQ+ ART EXHIBIT
Esperanza Peace & Justice Center 922 San Pedro Ave. Sat., June 10 (6-9 p.m.) FREE SUMMER SHOWCASE OF YOUNG PIANISTS
Tuesday Musical Club 3755 North St. Mary’s Street Sunday, June 11 (3 p.m.) FREE JUNIE B. JONES, THE MUSICAL
Magik Children’s Theatre 420 S. Alamo Begins June 28 (10:30 a.m.) $12-$15
SIN FRONTERAS/WITHOUT BORDERS NEW FLAMENCO DANCE PRODUCTION
Guadalupe Theater 1301 Guadalupe Street Fri., June 23; Sat. June 24; Sun., June 25 8 p.m. on Friday & Saturday; 3 p.m. on Sunday $15-$50
Texas Folk Like Festival. Photo courtesy of UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures.
Since the prevailing culture of the 21st century is a digital culture, The DoSeum’s Summer of Tech is just the thing for those who’d like for their kids to become the next Steve Jobs, Sheryl Sandberg or Mark Zuckerberg.
A Kids Coding Challenge will also take place, giving kids the zeros and ones they need to thrive in this digital age. Attendees will learn how to create mobile apps, multimedia, games, websites and robotics.
In the award-winning digiPlaySpace, children (and parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles) will be able to experience a virtual world, create a painting from their movements, learn about stop-motion animation, and fabricate something high-tech in The DoSeum’s maker space.
Summer Camps for kids interested in science, technology, engineering and math are also available at The DoSeum. Robotics, civil engineering, 3D printing, transportation and more will provide campers with 21st century tools so that they can learn how to use technology to have a positive impact on their community.
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Denise Barkis Richter, Ph.D., author of “100 Things To Do in San Antonio Before You Die,” has been blogging about San Antonio at sanantoniotourist.net since June of 2010. Her love affair with the Alamo City began at HemisFair in 1968. Denise credits her father, Art, for her love of reading, writing, storytelling and travel.
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w o l F By Michele Stanush
CONSIDER, IF YOU WILL, THIS LITHE AND LOVELY LITTLE WORD: “FLOW.” It can describe all kinds of interesting things, like the way blood courses through the body. Or the way dancers glide through space. Or the way yogis link breath with movement. In a bestselling book, “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience,” flow is what happens when a person is so absorbed in an activity – often a challenging one -- that nothing else seems to matter. However you define “flow,” try this easy experiment. Pick out one part of your life—say, your body or your psyche— and ask yourself: “Is it flowing?” NEED TO UNCLENCH? UNCLOG? UNPLUG? There are all kinds of ways to “find your flow” in the heart of San Antonio. We’ll give just a sampling here – places to help you experience at least one type of flow, or maybe even a combo-flow. (Note: If you’re new to yoga, check class descriptions. Start slow and gentle.) SOUTHTOWN YOGA LOFT: Located in heart of the arts district, just south of downtown, this premier studio has a wide and expanding menu of yoga classes and workshops. Among the regular offerings: Vinyasa, a fluid type of yoga often referred to as “flow”; Yin Yoga, great for a boost in energy flow; and a class called Run Your Asana, yoga melded with running through the streets of Southtown. Beginner classes—which help with basic poses and alignment—are Wednesdays at 6 p.m MOBILE OM: A creative community-minded undertaking that moves yoga “outside the box.” Many of Mobile Om’s classes are held in scenic locations around the center city: from bridges to breweries to rooftops. Class titles are full of flow, like Hip-Hop Flow and Flow & Joe. Mobile Om often partners with community organizations for sponsored events; one not to miss: Saturday, June 3, 9 a.m.-10 a.m., a FREE class at Mission San Jose, the “Queen of the Missions.” 5 POINTS LOCAL: A nourishing mix of yoga/movement studio and gluten-free restaurant/ coffee shop, this enterprise is housed just north of downtown, in a building more than 100 years old. Opened early last year, 5 Points Local offers numerous types of yoga, with an alllevel free “Friday Free Flow” from 6 p.m.-7p.m. Although most classes are beginner-friendly, a beginners yoga workshop will be Saturday, June 17, from noon- 2 p.m. Or, for a different kind of flow, consider the dance offerings: Improv Dance, which explores and plays with the body’s natural movement, and Ecstatic Dance, non-judgmental barefoot movement set to soulful music.
Yoga at San Jose Mission. Photo courtesy of Mobile Om.
THE SYNERGY STUDIO: Located in The Pearl, a well-established studio hosting more than 150 classes a month in all kinds of movement practices, plus workshops and special events. Offerings include different types of yoga, including gentle/chair; Pilates; JourneyDance;
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HoopDance; and more. But the fascinating, flow-inducing centerpiece offering is called “Nia.” Done barefoot, Nia blends aerobics, modern and jazz dance, martial arts, yoga and body integration therapy -- and was created to nourish mind, body and soul. There’s also now a NIA class for girls, ages 9-13. Special Synergy offerings this month include a Nia White Belt (Nia’s first training level) and a Summer Solstice drum/dance celebration.
SALSA LESSONS AT JAZZ, TX: Want to add a partner? Few things are more fun – and potentially flowing -- than partner dancing. Of course, it might take a bit of practice to keep from tangling up – or eliminating a couple of your partner’s toes. (Actually, the pre-flow learning can be part of the fun!) There are countless places in town to take dance classes, but here’s one of the newest and hippest venues: Jazz TX, also located in The Pearl. Check out their Saturday afternoon salsa lessons, hosted by Semeneya Dance Studio and Christopher Cook.
FITNESS IN THE PARK: If you’re on a budget, the City of San Antonio offers a dizzying array of free exercise and fitness classes -- including yoga, dance, and walking groups -- at locations all over the city, from parks to community centers. No registration needed; open to all levels of fitness. Downtown offerings tend to be a bit sparse, but among locations to search: Travis Park and the Commander’s House Adult and Senior Center.
into the water and be inspired the river’s own flow. In the vintage 1948 book San Antonio’s River, author Louise Lomax writes: “Some say that by its own eternal calm the San Antonio River can soothe frayed nerves and quiet pent up emotions.”
Michele Stanush is a free-lance San Antonio writer with a special interest in how human health is affected by factors that having nothing to do with a pharmacy prescription, including movement, breathing, touch, food, water, nature, music, laughter — even friendship and love.
NIA class at the Synergy Studio. Photo courtesy of Daniel Quat
OVERWHELMED BY ALL THE OPTIONS? GET SIMPLE.
Consider a leisurely – flowing -- stroll through Hemisfair, the evolving urban park in the south part of downtown. Ignore the construction zones and find your flow under shady oaks, by stretching out on a grassy lawn, or while whirling around in the Yanaguana Garden, the 4.1-acre play area that’s fun for both children and grown-ups. (Organized fitness events are held at Hemisfair – from yoga to dance to “Camp Gladiator Fitness” – but the schedule is more a smattering than a deluge.) A final idea: Return to the river. As the San Antonio River Walk continues to expand and evolve, there are more and more easily accessible places to gaze
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CHECK THIS OUT! Planning on getting hitched? Over 250,000 people take the plunge each June. Below are several San Antonio businesses who can help the nervous bride (and the more nervous groom) walk down the aisle in style.
Customize your big day to be uniquely you with memorable themes ranging from Dia de los Muertos to a romantic wildflower ceremony in the Texas Hill Country. Everlasting Elopements specializes in destination weddings around San Antonio in beautiful locations such as Covent Park, the Botanical Garden and of course, the River Walk. Everlastingelopements.com
Escape to Marriage Island for your romantic River Walk wedding. Couples from all over the world come here to tie the knot. Imagine a heart-shaped small island in an exclusive section of the River Walk perfect for wedding parties of 25 or less. Surround yourself with the culture, history, and the passing river boats as you say â€œI Do.â€? MarriageIsland.com. And for beautiful photography like this image contact RyanHamiltonPhoto.com
BRIDAL EXTRAVAGANZA Sunday, June 11, Noon-5:00 p.m. Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center This one-stop shop is a great place for brides and grooms to experience all things wedding. Future newlyweds can sample cakes, find a photographer and watch a bridal fashion show. With over 100 vendors under one roof, the happy couple is sure to find inspiration. Tickets are available online for $15 and children under 12 are free. Brides get in free by using the ticket code offered online. SAweddings.com
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6/4 @ 10:30 a.m.
BOSSA NOVA BRUNCH FIRST SUNDAYS
This Bossa Nova Brunch is like no other brunch in San Antonio. Brazilian artists are featured every other month on the first Sunday. A great way to chill on a Sunday as you head into your work week or back home from your holiday. A la carte menu options may include paella, savory empanadas, benedict Espanola and more. Sangria, mimosa, bloody mary always on the menu. 320 North Flores. Tickets $10. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ bossa-nova-brunch-first-sundays-tickets-30795815112?aff=ehomecard
FOURTH OF JULY ARTISAN SHOW June 30 – July 3, Opening day, 11am– 11pm, Middle days 10am–11pm, Final day, 10am–8pm River Walk Extension (close to Shops at Rivercenter) Vendors display and sell beautiful handmade merchandise along the San Antonio River Walk. Artisans are different for each show but usually include pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork and more. No admission.
6/27 @ 6 p.m.
DOWNTOWN TUESDAY PRESENTS BE-CAUSE: THE THIRD ANNUAL MARGARITA MADNESS
Celebrate the summer and San Antonio’s favorite drink, the margarita featuring Sierra Vieja tequila, their amazing sponsor! Your $20 ticket will get you margarita samples from participating partners. They’ll also have live entertainment and food from Smoke: The Food Truck. Note: This event will sell out - pre-purchase your tickets online. Limited tickets remain and WILL NOT be sold at the door if sold out prior to the event! Tickets:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/downtowntuesday-presents-be-cause-the-third-annual-margarita-madness-tickets33471167162?aff=ehomecard 40 RIO Magazine
BUD LIGHT STARS, STRIPES & LIGHTS June 30-July 4, (sunset at 8:38pm) 2 ½ mile downtown area of the River Walk Luminarias (lights in bags) will shimmer on display in patriotic themed bags containing lights along the banks of the River Walk. Free to enjoy! thesanantonioriverwalk.com
Through 8/12 @ 8:30 p.m. Fiesta Noche del Rio Arneson River Theatre
6/4 11 a.m. First Sundays for Families: Sense-A-Tional Multisensory Day San Antonio Museum of Art
6/3 Deaf Awareness Day Six Flags Fiesta Texas
6/4-9/5 Summer of Tech The DoSeum
6/3 @ 9 a.m. Survivor Saturday San Antonio Botanical Garden
6/7 @ 10 a.m. Playdates: Big, Bigger, Biggest San Antonio Museum of Art
SPECIAL EVENTS & FESTIVALS
6/9-11 Texas Folklife Festival Institute of Texan Cultures 6/16-17 Juneteenth Festival Comanche Park 6/30-7/4 Bud Light Stars, Stripes & Lights River Walk 6/30-7/3 @ 11 a.m. Fourth of July Artisan River Walk Show River Walk
6/9-8/4 Friday Night Dive-In Movies Splashtown 6/10 @ 10 a.m. Fresh Fruits and Veggie Month Family Drop-In San Antonio Botanical Garden 6/14 @ 10 a.m. Playdates: Fabulous Faces San Antonio Museum of Art 6/14 @ 10 a.m. Playdates: Japanese Beauty San Antonio Museum of Art
6/2-4 Bruce Bruce Rivercenter Comedy Club
6/17 @ 10 a.m. National Dairy Month Family Drop-In San Antonio Botanical Garden
6/7 @ 8:30 p.m. Blair Thompson Rivercenter Comedy Club
6/17-25 Reptile Adventure Show Splashtown
6/8-11 Maronzio Vance Rivercenter Comedy Club
6/21 @ 10 a.m. Playdates: Cool and Contemporary San Antonio Museum of Art
6/13 @ 7:30 p.m. Kountry Wayne Rivercenter Comedy Club 6/14-18 Tom Rhodes Rivercenter Comedy Club 6/17 @ 8 p.m. Brian Regan Majestic Theater 6/21-30 Hypnotist Don Barnhart Rivercenter Comedy Club
KID’S & FAMILY Through 6/3 The Emperor’s New Threads Magik Theatre
6/23 @ 8:45 p.m. Family Flicks: Boy and the World San Antonio Museum of Art 6/24 @ 10 a.m. National Iced Tea Month Family Drop-In San Antonio Botanical Garden
MUSIC 6/1 @ 8 p.m. Ann Wilson of Heart Aztec Theatre 6/2-17 Jungle Boogie Nights San Antonio Zoo
Through 9/4 Whales: Giants of the Deep Witte Museum
6/3 @ 8 p.m. Christopher Cross Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Through 9/4 Wild Weather Witte Museum
6/3 @ 8 p.m. Todd Rundgren Aztec Theatre
6/3 @ 10 a.m. National Rose Month Family Drop-In San Antonio Botanical Garden
6/4 @ 7 p.m. Patti Labelle Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
6/6 @ 7:30 p.m. Shaping Sound Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 6/9 @ 8 p.m. At the Drive In, Le Butcherettes Aztec Theatre 6/10 @ 8 p.m. Eclipse--Tribute to Journey Aztec Theatre 6/14 @ 6 p.m. Metallica World Wired Tour Alamodome 6/16 @ 8 p.m. The Revolution Aztec Theatre 6/17 @ 7:30 p.m. Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull Live! AT&T Center 6/17 @ 7 p.m. The Six--A Musical Journey of Strength and Courage Aztec Theatre
SPORTS & FITNESS 6/3 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Stars vs. Connecticut Sun AT&T Center 6/6-9 @ 7:05 p.m. San Antonio Missions vs. Midland Wolff Stadium 6/6 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Stars vs. Seattle Storm AT&T Center 6/8 @ 8 p.m. Extreme Midget Wrestling Aztec Theatre 6/10-13 @ 7:05 p.m. San Antonio Missions vs. Corpus Christi Wolff Stadium 6/10 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Stars vs. Chicago Sky AT&T Center
6/24 @ 7:30 p.m. Iron Maiden The Book of Souls Tour AT&T Center
6/17 @ 10 a.m. Gardens and Yoga San Antonio Botanical Garden
6/25 @ 8 p.m. Joe Jackson Aztec Theatre
6/22-25 @ 7:05 p.m. San Antonio Missions vs. Midland Wolff Stadium
6/25 @ 3 p.m. Liederkranz Men’s Choir Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 6/28 @ 7:30 p.m. Melissa Etheridge Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
PERFORMING ARTS Through 8/14 @ 5 p.m. The Magicians Agency Magic and Illusion Show Frank San Antonio Through 6/4 Nine The Playhouse Theater Through 7/28 Crimes of the Heart The Playhouse Theater 6/2-4 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert Majestic Theater 6/6-11 Matilda, The Musical Majestic Theater 6/9-11 Cirque de la Symphonie Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 6/17-8/13 Junie B. Jones, The Musical
Through 1/7 Texas in the First World War Institute of Texan Cultures Through 6/4 Monet to Matisse: A Century of French Moderns McNay Art Museum Through 7/16 Elvia Perrin | Clean Cut Southwest School of Art Through 7/16 Esteban Delgado Plural Forms Southwest School of Art Through 7/16 Victor Perez-Rul The Odds Southwest School of Art Through 8/13 Natural Beauty: Fiesta of Land, Water and Sky Witte Museum Through 8/20 The Texas Missions and Churches of Robert Cardinale Institute of Texan Cultures Through 9/3 Bug Mania! San Antonio Zoo
6/23 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Stars vs. Dallas Wings AT&T Center 6/27 @ 6 p.m. Art Fit: Art + Exercise San Antonio Museum of Art 6/30 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Stars vs. Chicago Sky AT&T Center
VISUAL ARTS 6/13 @ 6:30 p.m. 210|West Gallery Talks Contemporary Santa Clara Pueblo Pottery Briscoe Western Art Museum 6/17 @ 11 a.m. Welcome Tour: It’s Art in Any Language San Antonio Museum of Art 6/20 @ 6:30 p.m. Art in the Dark Sheraton Gunter 6/20 @ 6:30 p.m. Women of the West Film Series: Cat Ballou Briscoe Western Art Museum Through 6/19 Art in the Garden--Alyson Shotz San Antonio Botanical Garden RIO Magazine
SHOPPING ALAMO PLAZA SHIRTS 325 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-2347 Shirts ALAMO QUARRY MARKET 255 East Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-8885 www.quarrymarket.com Shopping Center THE ALLEY ON BITTERS 555 W. Bitters Rd. San Antonio, TX 78206 (210) 494-3226 www.TheAlleyOnBitters.com Unique collection of shops and artists BONITA RITA’S 245 E. Commerce, #100 San Antonio, TX 78205 CALIENTE HARLEY DAVIDSON 7230 NW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78245 (210) 681-2254 www.calienteharley.com Harley Davidson Rentals CASA SALAZAR 216 E. Houston San Antonio, 78205 210-472-2272 themajestic.com/casa Fine Mexican Imports THE COLLECTION 7959 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 826-3130 thecollectionsanantonio.com Shopping Center CLASSIC OLD TIME PHOTOS 123 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-475-9899 Photos DEL SOL OF SAN ANTONIO 321 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-231-0900 www.delsol.com Clothing DOS CAROLINAS 303 Pearl parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 224-7000 www.doscarolinas.com Custom Handmade Guayaberas EL MERCADO 514 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78207 210-207-8600 www.sanantonio.gov/marketsquare Traditional Mexican Market FIESTA ON MAIN 2025 North Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 738-1188 www.alamofiesta.com Mexican cultural gifts, pinatas 42 RIO Magazine
THE FIESTA STORE 2611 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78215 210-227-5191 www.fiesta-sa.org FIVE & DIME GENERAL STORE 101 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-233-0166 fiveanddimegs.com General Merchandise GALLERY VETRO CREATIVE ARTGLASS 250 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-354-0001 Glass Art, Jewelry, Gifts GARCIA ART GLASS 715 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-1400 www.garciaartglass Hand Blown Glass
NORTH STAR MALL 7400 San Pedro San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 340-6627 www.northstarmall.com Shopping MalL
HUEBNER OAKS 11745 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78230 shophuebneroaks.com Shopping Center
PARIS HATTERS 119 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-3453 www.parishatters.com Cowboy Hats - p50 6
KATHLEEN SOMMERS 2417 North Main San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 732-8437 kathleensommers.com Local Fashions & Jewelry
PENNERS DOWNTOWN 311 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-2487 www.pennersinc.com Iconic Men’s Clothing Store
KENDRA SCOTT 310 East Basse Rd. #101 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 591-7180 www.kendrascott.com Jewelry LOS PATIOS 2015 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 655-6171 www.lospatios.com Unique local shops LUCCHESE BOOT COMPANY 255 East Basse Rd #800 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9419 www.lucchese.com Custom Boots and Western wear MELISSA GUERRA 303 Pearl Parkway#104 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 293-3983 melissaguerra.com Latin Kitchen Market MERCADORITA’S 245 E. Commerce & Bonita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-286-7432
OUT WEST 215 1/2 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, Texas 78205 Phone (210) 224-8804 Clothing & Gift Shop SAN ANGEL FOLK ART 110 Blue Star San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 226-6688 www.sanangelfolkart.com Mexican Cultural Arts SAN ANTONIO VISITORS CENTER 317 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-6871 www.visitsan antonio.com SHOPS OF LA CANTERA 15900 La Cantera Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 582-6255 theshopsatlacantera.com Shopping Mall 77T’S SOUVENIRS & T-SHIRTS 207 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-549-1279 www.77tshirts.com T-Shirt
TIENDA LA GARZA 110 Broadway, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2133 Mexican Folk Art, Books and Apparel TPJ GIFT SHOP 849 E. Commerce #673 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-9066 TRESOR 310 E. Houston SanAntonio, TX 78205 210-994-5545 www.tresorllc.com p50 52 THE TWIG BOOK SHOP 306 Pearl Parkway #106 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 826-6411 thetwig.indiebound.com Locally Owned Book Store THE UNOFFICIAL BEST OF TEXAS 101 Alamo Plaza, #3 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-0242 THE VINEYARD 1207 North Loop 1604 W San Antonio, TX 78258 thevineyardshoppingcenter.com Shopping Center WYNDHAM SAN ANTONIO RIVERWALK 111 E. Pecan Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-489-9768 www.sawyncom THE WESTIN RIVERWALK 420 W. Market Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-413-9731 www.westin.com
TEXAS ACCENT GENERAL STORE 803 S. Zarzamora San Antonio, TX 78207 210-435-2446 General Merchandise thesanantonioriverwalk.com
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38 B & C Leather
36 Bier Garten
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28 Little Rhein Steak House
64 Menger Hotel 82 Grand Hyatt 86 Hotel Contessa
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33 The Alamo 35 The Shops at Rivercenter
51 Mokara Hotel & Spa 52 Hyatt Regency 54 Homewood Suites & Hotel 55 Westin Riverwalk T. Y SPalacio Del Rio 58 Hilton INC U 60 E QWyndham River Walk
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41 Embassy Suites 42 Sheraton Gunter Hotel 43 The St. Anthony Hotel 44 Marriott Townplace 45 Hotel Valencia 46 Holiday Inn 47 Marriott Courtyard 48 Drury Inn 49 Drury Plaza Hotel 50 Omni La Mansion
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1 Ristorante Pico de Gallo
22 The Amazing Mirror Maze
2 Rio de Gelato
23 San Antonio General Store
3 Mi Tierra Cafe Y Panaderia
5 Denny’s 18 Francesco’s Gelato 20 Pat O’Brien’s 26 Schilo’s 27 Texas De Brazil 28 Houston Street Bistro 36 Augies Alamo City BBQ Steakhouse 37 Bohanan’s
44 Bourbon Street Seafood Kitchen River Walk Downtown
30 Ripley’s Haunted Adventure/ Tomb Rider 3D
31 Guiness World Records Museum 32 Ripley’s Believe it or Not/
Louis Tussaud’s Wax Works
33 The Alamo 35 Tobin Center 38 Angelita’s 40 VFW Post 76 41 Market Square 42 Spanish Governor’s Palace
48 Alta Vista Skate Shop
46 Thai Lao Orchid
50 Nectar Wine Bar and Ale House 51 Biga on the Banks ATTRACTIONS & SHOPPING 38 Plaza Taxco 6 Paris Hatters 7 Buckhorn Saloon & Museum 8 The Pearl 9 The Shps at RiverCenter
29 Aztec Theatre
4 La Margarita Mexican
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10 Tower of the Americas/
Chart House Restaurant
HOTELS 12 Wyndham Garden River Walk 15 Crockett Hotel 16 Gunter Hotel 17 Menger Hotel 24 El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel 43 Marriott Plaza San Antonio MISCELLANEOUS
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34 CitySightseeing Double Decker Tour
13 San Antonio Museum of Art
14 Institute of Texan Culture
68 SegCity Segway Tours
18 Yasmin’s Boutique
69 San Antonio Public Library
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LA VILLITA 418 Villita Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Collection of Unique Local Shops - p44 38 ANGELITA La Villita - Bldg. 2 San Antonio, TX 78205 210- 224-8362 www.lavillita.com Womens Fashions & Jewelry - p44 38 B & C LEATHER DESIGNS & UNIQUE FINDS La Villita - Bldg. 24 San Antonio, Texas 78205 210-724-8521, 210-464-1126 - p44 38
BES ARTE La Villita - Bldg. 17 San Antonio, Texas 78205 Bes Arte-La Villita/Facebook.com 210-232-0661 - p44 38 CASA MANOS ALEGRES La Villita - Bldg. 6 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-313-7293 www.lavillita.com Mexican Cultural Gift - p44 38 COPPER GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 11 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.271.3856 www.thecoppergallery.com Art Collectibles - p44 38
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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
SCENTCHIPS USA La Villita - Bldg. 21 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.223.2267 www.lavillita.com Candles - p44 38
LITTLE STUDIO GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 23 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-8893 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery - p44 38
STARVING ARTIST GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 12 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.226.3593 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery - p44 38
MUSTANG GREYâ€™S La Villita - Bldg. 17 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.222.1894 www.lavillita.com - p44 38
VILLAGE GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 10 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-0404 www.waltglasspottery.net Art Gallery - p44 38
PLAZA TAXCO La Villita, Bldg.16B San Antonio, TX 78205 210-994-5259 www.plazataxco.com - p44 38
VILLITA STAINED GLASS La Villita - Bldg. 1 San Antonio, Texas 78205 210-223-4480 www.sparkleonsa.com Art Gallery - p44 38
POPULUX COMMISSARY/ HOUSE PAINT La Villita - Bldg. 3 San Antonio, Texas 78205 populuxcommissary/facebook.com 210-883-4259 - p44 38
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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
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16 Paesanos - 1604
2 Six Flags Fiesta Texas
26 Augies Barbed Wire
3 The Shops at La Cantera
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4 SeaWorld of San Antonio
5 North Star Mall
12 San Antonio Botanical Garden
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
20 The DoSeum
24 Mission San Juan
10 Alamo Helicopter Tours
27 Flipz Trampoline Park
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11 San Antonio Zoo
NATURAL BRIDGE CAVERNS: >> ADVENTURE ON A WHOLE NEW LEVEL >> On March 27, 1960, four St. Mary’s University students discovered the largest cave in Texas, located between New Braunfels and San Antonio. As they made their way through a rubble-filled crawlway, they encountered a whole new world – underground. After carefully walking and crawling through two miles of vast cavern passages, they returned to the surface to tell the landowners of their astonishing discovery. Realizing the possibilities, the owners decided to develop what is now the first half-mile of today’s Discovery Tour at Natural Bridge Caverns. Commercial development began almost exactly two years later in 1962. During excavation of the entrance trail, arrowheads and spearheads dating from 5,000 B.C. were found, as well as jawbones of a species of grizzly bear that became extinct over 8,000 years ago. On July 3, 1964, Natural Bridge Caverns opened and soon became one of the most treasured 56 RIO Magazine
natural attractions in Texas, offering adventure on a whole new level. It became a registered U.S. natural landmark in 1971. The Discovery Tour goes 180 feet below ground and is the original, most popular cavern tour, introducing guests to a world of natural beauty. The Hidden Passages tour offers another worldclass cave, where darkness and shadows play upon delicate structures and around every corner is a mystery. Natural Bridge Caverns is constantly growing, as tiny drops of water and the slow passage of time form massive, otherworldly formations. These formations retain a luster that is seen in few caverns. Appearing to be made of wax, they
are actually as hard as limestone, and change from room to room. Maintaining a constant 70 degrees year-round, Natural Bridge Caverns is the perfect summertime entertainment. The Canopy Challenge Zip Lines allow guests to snap into a harness and fly high across the landscape of the Texas Hill Country. Visitors who like testing their balance and fear of heights can visit the Canopy Challenge Explorer Course, where they have 30 minutes to grapple their way to the top of a 60-foot, four-tier ropes course. A different sort of adventure awaits visitors at ground level, in the AMAZEn’ Ranch Roundup, where twists and turns through a 5,000 square foot outdoor, timed maze present endless fun. Navigational skills are challenged to hit each checkpoint and find the way out! Guests shouldn’t miss a visit to the Mining Company for some good old-fashioned fun, where mining for gems, fossils and other treasures is just like when miners panned for gold. After all the adventures, visitors can relax, shop and enjoy refreshments in Discovery Village. There’s more to explore than ever before, right now at Natural Bridge Caverns.
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237 Loyosa, San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-9374 www.riverrestaurants.com Limit one coupon per table. Expires 06/30/17
...the ultimate souvenir to remind you of good times on the River Walk
Available at TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com OR at these San Antonio Retailers:
Alamo Plaza Shirts 325 Alamo Plaza San Antonio Visitorâ€™s Center 317 Alamo Plaza The Unofficial Best of Texas 101 Alamo Plaza, #3 Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk 111 E. Pecan Street The Westin Riverwalk 420 W. Market Street Mercadorita's 245 E. Commerce & Bonita Bonita Rita's 245 E. Commerce, #100 The Fiesta Store 2611 Broadway
OFFICIALLY LICENSED RIVER WALK MERCHANDISE Distinctive, high-quality merchandise is what defines the River Walk brand. These are styles youâ€™ll want to show off, the ultimate souvenir to remind you of good times on the River Walk. Proceeds from the sale of this merchandise are used to preserve, protect, and promote the River Walk.
FREE CHIPS & QUESO SAVE $5 OFF each Adult or Child Admission*
Visit Us At The Republic of Texas Restaurant and receive a complimentary order of Chips & Queso.
Just 3 minutes North of Downtown on IH-35. Free Parking.
www.SplashtownSA.com * Present this coupon at Splashtown and receive $5 OFF each adult and child admission prior to 4:00PM. Offer may not be combined with any other special rates or discounts. Limit 6 guests per coupon.
Offer Expires 09/10/17
On the San Antonio Riverwalk 223 Losoya Street (210) 227-0864
FREE Homemade Potato Chips in a basket served with avocado crèam dipping sauce.*
10% MILITARY DISCOUNT
to those in uniform or with an active duty military ID.**
charliewantsaburger.com Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily. Dog-Friendly Patio, Restaurant & Sports Bar. *With purchase of any entrée. One per table of 4. **Military discount on food only.
ADULT OR CHILD TICKET
301 Alamo Plaza •210-224-9299
526 Riverwalk • 210-226-6256 www.therepublicoftexasrestaurant.com Minimum purchase of $25.00. Not valid with any other offers. Subject to Blackout Dates. One Coupon per table. Expires 06/30/17
Complimentary House Dessert with order of an entrée. 111 W. Crockett Street, Suite 101 (210) 227-2782 paesanosriverwalk.com Not valid with any other offer or discount. Offer only valid at Paesanos Riverwalk location.
COMPLIMENTARY QUESO BLANCO*
Located in Rivercenter Mall on 3rd Level 849 East Commerce 210-229-1420 www.sanantoniocomedyclubs.com Not valid with any other offer. Good up to six people. Expires 06/30/17 • ©RIPLEY ENTERTAINMENT INC. - RIO MAG
Not valid with special events. Expires 06/30/17
Happy Hour Every Day 3pm–6pm Reverse 9pm–11pm: House Wine $4.50 • 12oz Rio Margarita $5 Well Drinks $4 + Beer Specials! *1 coupon per table. Not to be used in conjunction with other coupons.
421 E. Commerce St. on the River Walk 210-226-8462 www.nakediguanariverwalkbar.com
Tower of the Americas
Parties of LESS than 8
(seasoned chicken rolled up in a tortilla)
with the purchase of 1 entrée Parties of 8 or MORE
LA PACHANGA APPETIZER (Cup of Queso, beef tacos and flautas)
with the purchase of 2 entrées Coupon not valid with other offers or coupons. Please present coupon to server at time of ordering.
110 E. Crockett on the Riverwalk 210-277-6300
OFF TOWER TICKET
701 Bowie, San Antonio, TX 78205
Toweroftheamericas.com Ticket includes unlimited access to Observation Deck, Flags over Texas & 4-D Theater Ride. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Limit one $2.00 off coupon per person. No cash Value. Expires 06/30/17
an Adult Entrée with this ad
CHEF’S APPETIZER OF THE DAY
Ice Cold Drinks & Good Texas Food
With the purchase of an adult entrée.
One coupon per table per visit. Offer at Riverwalk location only. Must present coupon. Expires 06/30/17.
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245 E. Commerce River Level at Navarro & Crockett 210-227-RITA • www.ritasontheriver.com Valid only for lunch and Dinner, coupon good for up to 2 entrees at a table
With a purchase of 2 Entrees & 2 Beverage Riverwalk level of the Hyatt Regency Maddogs.net • (210) 222-0220 One Coupon per table per visit. Expires 06/30/17.
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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS DINING/RESTAURANTS
Acenar www.acenar.com 210-222-2362
Barriba www.barribacantina.com 210-228-9876 Boudro’s A Texas Bistro on the River Walk www.boudros.com 210-224-8484 Casa Rio & Schilo’s www.casario.com 210-225-6718 www.schilos.com 210-223-6692 Charlie Wants A Burger Sports Bar www.charliewantsaburger.com 210-227-0864 Chart House www.toweroftheamericas.com 210-223-3101 The County Line www.countyline.com 210-229-1941 Denny’s Riverwalk www.dennys.com 210-223-4321 Dick’s Last Resort www.dickslastresort.com 210-224-0026 Ghirardelli www.ghirardelli.com 210-627-6064 Guadalajara Grill www.guadalajaragrill.us 210-222-1992 Iron Cactus www.ironcactus.com 210-224-9835 Joe’s Crabshack www.joescrabshack.com 210-271-9981 Landry’s Saltgrass Steakhouse www.saltgrass.com 210-222-9092 Landry’s Seafood www.landrysseafood.com 210-229-1010 Lonestar Restaurants www.riverrestaurants.com 210-223-9374 Maria Mia www.mariamiamexicanbistro.com 210-272-0403 Mi Tierra Café www.mitierracafe.com 210-225-1262
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La Margarita Mexican Restaurant www.lamargarita.com 210-227-7140
Tresor www.tresorllc.com 210-994-5545
The Original Mexican Restaurant & Bar www.theoriginalmexican.com 210-224-9951
Turquoise River Trading Company 210-227-5866
Paesanos RiverWalk www.paesanosriverwalk.com 210-227-2782 Pizzaritas www.pizzaritas.com 210-293-7842 Rainforest Café www.rainforestcafe.com 210-277-6300
Briscoe Western Art Museum www.briscoemuseum.org 210-299-4499 Buckhorn Saloon & Museum www.buckhornmuseum.com 210-247-4000 San Antonio Conservation Society www.saconservation.org/homestead 210-225-5924
The Republic of Texas therepublicoftexasrestaurant.com 210-226-6256
Cascade Caverns www.cascadecaverns.com 830-755-8080
Restaurante Pico de Gallo www.picodegallo.com 210-225-6060
Natural Bridge Caverns www.naturalbridgecavernscom 210-651-6101
Rio de Gelato www.riodegelato.com 210-223-0800
Phillips Entertainment/Guiness Book of World Records Museum www.alamoplazaattractions.com 210-226-2828
Rio Rio Cantina www.riorioriverwalk.com 210-226-8462 Rita’s on the River www.ritasontheriver.com 210-227-RITA
The Magicians Agency www.MagiciansAgency.com 210-290-5502 Mirror Maze 210-224-2288
Texas de Brazil www.texasdebrazil.com 210-299-1600
Ripley’s/Waxworks www.ripleys.com 210-224-9299
Tony Roma’s www.tonyromas.com 210-225-7662
Alamo SegCity Segway Tours www.segcity.com 210-224-0773
Angelita’s www.angelitasa.com 210-224-8362 B & C Leather Designs & Unique Finds 210-724-8521; 210-464-1126 Market Square www.marketsquaresa.com 210-207-8600
City Sightseeing Double Decker Tour San Antonio www.citysightseeingsanantonio.com 210-224-8687
Rio San Antonio Cruises www.riosanantonio.com 210-224-5700
Tito’s Vodka www.TitosVodka.com
The BarWalk www.TheBarWalk.com
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
Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel www.luckyeagletexas.com 1-888-255-8259
Improv Comedy Club www.sanantoniocomedyclubs.com 210-229-1400
Wyndham Resorts www.wyndham.com
Zurich US Properties, Inc. www.zurichproperties.com 210-225-5877
Cowboys Alamo City Harley Davidson on the RiverWalk www.cowboysalamocityharley.com 210-212-4461 Paris Hatters www.parishatters.com 210-223-3453 Plaza Taxco www.plazataxco.com 210-212-6733 Shops at Rivercenter www.shoprivercenter.com 210-225-000
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