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RECREATION Golf: It’s Tee Time in San Antonio by Drew Henry

GREAT FINDS Get Into the Game by Dawn Robinette

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CULTURE & COMMUNITY May the Luck of the Irish Be With You by Denise Richter

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Family Fun

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The River Walk will come alive with Irishman and Honorary Irishman during the two-day annual celebration, Bud Light St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade, March 16 & 17. Details on TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com/events. Thanks to Joe Chidgey for this beautiful photo and for generously volunteering his amazing photography skills with the San Antonio River Walk Association.

RIO Magazine is the official publication of the San Antonio River Walk Association. All expressions of opinions and statements of supposed facts are published on the authority of the writer and cannot be regarded as expressing the views of the San Antonio River Walk Association or its Publisher. Advertisements do not imply sponsorship or endorsement by the San Antonio River Walk Association or its Publisher.


2018 San Antonio River Walk Association

The San Antonio River Walk Association’s mission is to promote, protect and preserve the River Walk. This is done through special events, public education, social media, and RIO Magazine. The association also serves as an advocate for member businesses. For more information, call 210-227-4262.

PRESIDENT Laurence Seiterle Zurich Properties PAST PRESIDENT Tammy Peacock-Werline Topgolf TREASURER Kevin Latone Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk SECRETARY Mae Escobar aMAEzing Marketing Group MEMBER AT LARGE Maria Martinez Marriott Plaza San Antonio CHAIR, OPERATORS COMMITTEE Andreas Esparza Boudro’s EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Maggie Thompson San Antonio River Walk Association EX-OFFICIOS John Carbajal San Antonio Restaurant Association Jim Mery Center City Development and Operations Department Anthony Piazzi Centro San Antonio Gloria Rodriguez San Antonio River Authority

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Bob Buchanan The Original Mexican Restaurant

Ric Morales Silver Eagle Distributors

Kevin Donohue Donohue Media

Andres Munoz Visit San Antonio

Michael Dudek The Westin Riverwalk

Brad Parscale Giles-Parscale

James Kinney Splashtown

Anant Patel Shops at Rivercenter

Shanon Miller Office of Historic Preservation, COSA

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LIVING UP TO THE HYPE Pretty regularly the anticipation of an event, a movie, or a restaurant doesn’t live up to the hype. San Antonio has been earnestly preparing for the four days of the NCAA Final Four event with such attention to detail, I cannot imagine anyone will leave this city disappointed.

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Along the River Walk, restaurant and hotel staff have stocked up and prepared for celebrations galore. But honestly, we don’t anticipate just the big events on the River Walk. We aim to please all our visitors; from the romantic couples and families to the business traveler and conventioneers. Everyone matters.

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We never tire of hearing how friendly we are, or how we made someone’s visit extra special by going above and beyond. Be prepared to say “thank you” often because pleasing every visitor is of the utmost importance.

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Even with tickets starting at around $200 per person, the NCAA Final Four is sure to sell-out. If you’re not a lucky ticket holder and can’t watch the game in person, we have suggestions for where to watch the Final Four and other great televised sports. But what if you’re not into sports? Don’t worry; we won’t tell on you, and we will make sure you still have a great meal. DURING THE GAMES If you want to root for your favorite team or whichever teams are left from your tournament bracket, your best is a spot with plenty of televisions and a casual vibe that can handle an occasional cheer or groan. It’s hard to go wrong with the sports bar and game stop Dave and Buster’s at The Shops at Rivercenter. You can cheer about as loud as you want in their sports bar area, with plenty of high-definition televisions and high-end sound system. Order some shareworthy appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, meat-heavy dude food or vegetable-focused dishes and wash them down with a local craft beer or one of your better-known favorites brews. Bring the kids and let them play among the hundreds of games—or take a break from the action and act like a kid yourself. Less sports bar focused, but still sports friendly, Bar Rojo at the Grand Hyatt offers a casual yet stylish setting with some well-placed TVs to catch the action. An accessible menu of small plates complements the cocktail selection, with plenty of options for beer and wine lovers, as well. The floor-to-ceiling glass windows offer a view of westward view downtown and bring a warm and sophisticated ambiance to the space. Also at the Grand Hyatt, consider the underrated sports watching spot of Ruth’s Chris’s Prime Bar. It’s on the river level and offers a more elevated but not stuffy sports watching experience. Truthfully, it’s not a sports bar but is definitely sports friendly. So come for happy hour and get a Prime Burger with fries or Shrimp Voodoo at a great price, while enjoying half-price cocktails or nicely discounted glasses of wine. And since you’re getting such a good deal for happy hour, stay for the game and enjoy a little more.

BEFORE, DURING, AFTER, OR INSTEAD OF THE GAME If you’re looking for places to go either before or after you head to the Alamodome, or as an alternative to the game, the river offers plenty of dining choices. The Southwestern stylings of Boudro’s consistently rates as a favorite of visitors and locals, for a good reason. Even though it’s constantly packed, the staff here works like a well-oiled machine to offer good food, friendly and accommodating service and tableside guacamole that continues to serve as a San Antonio classic with highly coveted riverside seating.

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You can never go wrong with the upscale New American stylings at Biga on the Banks, where chef/ partner Bruce Auden’s team continues to produce dishes that have been delighting fans since the original Restaurant Biga opened in 1991 north of downtown. Auden’s vision of Texas on a plate have created loyal fans who pack his restaurant. Enjoy one of his creations while overlooking the river.

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For an intimate and romantic experience, consider Bella on the River, with its excellent Mediterranean-inspired menu, memorable sangria, terrific service and welcoming ambiance. Make sure to book a reservation early, because it’s small and fills up quickly. Don’t look for any televisions at Bohanan’s Prime Steaks & Seafood. Instead, celebrate a beautifully marbled cut of beef seared over a mesquite grill, meticulously crafted cocktails, impeccable service and wine selections from arguably the best sommelier in the city. If you’re in a beefy mood, consider one of downtown’s two churrascarias. At either Texas de Brazil or Fogo de Chão, guests start with a visit to a bountiful salad bar before embarking on a journey where costumed gauchos bring oversized skewers of different cuts of meat when you display a green card at your seat. When you need a break, flip it over to the red side.

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There is a TV in the bar area of Ácenar, but that’s rarely the focus of the attention in this space. Instead, get a table overlooking the river and order some duck chalupas or classic green enchiladas while sipping on an easydrinking margarita or cold Mexican beer.

Or experience the Italian menu at Zocca in the Westin Riverwalk, either on the river banks or among the limestone columns and walls. There is a TV in the bar area if you just have to watch one of the games, but that’s not the main attraction of this place. Whether you’re looking for a place to watch the games or to take a break from them, the river offers plenty of tasty options.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Edmund Tijerina is an award-winning food writer and editor. His new book, San Antonio’s Best Restaurants, is available on Amazon.

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FAMILY FUN

by Carole Miller

Something magical happens when families play together. Bonds form through fun, laughter, inside jokes and general silliness (or a little March madness, perhaps). And everyone knows that a fun afternoon together can mean more than all the elaborate trips in the world. 14 RIO Magazine

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A family that plays together will also be much healthier by simply going outside. Exposure to the sun provides Vitamin D that strengthens the immune system and makes bones grow stronger. It also releases endorphins, that raise and stabilize everyone’s mood. Children who spend time outside are less likely to develop myopia (nearsightedness). Going outside even has been found to reduce symptoms of attention deficit disorder.

FAST AND FREEWHEELIN’ Not sure where to start an outdoor adventure? Why not grab your bikes and hit the road? Bicycling is a healthy outdoor activity the entire family can enjoy together. Children develop strength, balance and overall fitness while getting to know their community and feel part of it. In fact, many teachers report that kids who ride their bikes to school are more alert and ready to learn than those who arrive by car. Cycling strengthens the heart, lungs, lower-body muscles, bones and is a great, low-impact exercise for strengthening the muscles surrounding the knees. Riding a bike firms the thighs and bottom, and can even help tone the tummy muscles and a 20-minute ride burns between 100-200 calories. Brackenridge Park located less than 4 miles from downtown and Hemisfair Park in the heart of downtown both have beautiful bike trails to explore, or sightsee downtown on two-wheels. Tour San Antonio’s historic missions by bike using the eight-mile-long mission portals that connect all four missions - Concepcion, San Jose, San Juan and Espada. No bike? No problem! Rent one from a BCycle station located throughout the greater downtown area. All you have to do is thesanantonioriverwalk.com

walk up to any BCycle station and let the directions guide you step-by-step to pay with a credit card. If you are a local or visit often, consider a membership purchased online. And since biking burns calories, you can enjoy a guilt-free, post-ride treat with the kids.

HOLE-IN-ONE FUN With spring in full swing, the perfect March weather is ideal for a round of golf (the average temperature is between 71 and 76 degrees). Golfing is a great way to get fit with your family, spend time outdoors, and kids can learn patience, etiquette and the honor system while TopGolf keeping score. Golfing burns about 600 calories per hour (ditch the golf cart) and is a great opportunity for families to spend a day together giving each other encouragement and support. An alternative to outdoor courses on a rainy day or after sunset is the indoor greens at Topgolf San Antonio. Tee-up in a climate-controlled hitting bay. Every golf ball contains a microchip that tracks each shot’s accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets in 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 RIO Magazine

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games, shoot pool, or watch March Madness on one of the hundreds of HDTVs. Topgolf also offers Topgolf U lessons, leagues, tournaments, KidZone parties and social and corporate events.

THEY SEE ME BOWLING Bowling is a sensational sport for all ages. Kids develop balance, dexterity and visual and problem-solving skills while using geometry and older family members can get a workout with a low risk of getting injured. Obviously, bowling is not a high-impact workout, but it still burns about 300 calories per hour and, more importantly, bowling  is an ideal sport with social  benefits because having fun with  family  and friends decreases stress, loneliness, and depression.  San Antonio’s first upscale bowling alley, Bowl & Barrel, offers “boutique bowling” and is the perfect destination for families. With fifteen world-class bowling lanes, a full-service modern American tavern. Or visit Bowlero for blacklight bowling, “laneside” meal service, walls of screens as well as an interactive ropes course, billiards, ping-pong,

foosball, a fun photo booth, state-of-the-art arcade.

FINAL FOUR FAMILY FUN After fighting this winter’s powerful flu as a family, why not catch some March Madness together? The last weekend of March (Friday, March 30, through Monday, April 2) is full of free Final Four fun for the whole family. During Final Four Fan Fest at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center spend Final Four weekend in a sports wonderland of interactive games, special celebrity and athlete appearances, autograph signings and much more. Fan Fest is so much more than basketball. Knock it out-of-the-park at Home Run Derby, participate in one of the free cheer clinics taking place over the weekend or make your way over to the rock wall and climb to the top to get a birds-eye view of the entire event. You will even have a chance to snap a selfie with the championship trophy. On Final Four Friday, check out the inside of the Alamodome decked-out for the games and see each of the Final Four teams in their final open

practice before Saturday’s national semifinal games. Each team will practice for one hour. Then stick around for the Reese’s Collegiate All-Star Game in the afternoon to see the top senior players in the nation play on the Final Four court. The Final Four Dribble on Sunday at the Institute of Texan Cultures is a free event for 18 and under crowd. Thousands of young fans are invited to dribble their way through the heart of downtown San Antonio. Registration is open to the first 3,000 participants, and they will all receive an NCAA Dribble T-shirt, a custom Wilson basketball and free entry into Final Four Fan Fest.

WRITERS BIO Carole Miller is a freelance writer who always needs to go outside and play. As the mother of three “grown” children, Sydney, Nick, and Faith, (to a mother, they are never fully-grown), she treasures every silly, slapstick moment they spent together more than all the Dr. Pepper in the world.

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SOUTHTOWN’S RADICAL CHIC HOT ART AND COOL VIBES by Susan Yerkes

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Left: Blue Star Contemporary Arts; Right Cinnabar featured March artist, Sarah Fox

Just north of downtown, the Museum Reach, enriched by fantastic contemporary art installations and intricate land and waterscaping, extends to the San Antonio Museum of Art and the spectacular Pearl Complex, a stunningly reconfigured historic brewery and home to the Culinary Institute of America’s Southwest campus. It’s also the hottest residential market in town, and a bustling home to scores of upscale restaurants, boutiques and bars.

cutting-edge galleries, a craft brewery, performance space and funky warehouse apartments, it was uber-hip from the start. Edgy artists created futuristic studio residences there. The Blue Star was the place to live on the wild side. The NBA’s most eccentric star, then-S.A. Spurs player Dennis Rodman, commissioned a loft complete with indoor parking for his Harley-Davidson. How cool is that?

On the flip side of downtown, though, south of the River Bend, a new, less-well known epicenter of some of the hippest, most engaging art, architecture, and The world-famous San Antonio food and drink is bursting with vibrant River Walk has long centered energy. The Blue Star on the hot, happening River Complex shares quite a few elements with Bend area in the very heart of the Pearl. Located just across the river south of the city’s downtown. But in the the historic King William past few years, as the River Walk District, at the start of the River Walk’s recently itself has been extended both completed Mission Reach, it centers on a north and south of downtown, brilliantly re-imagined —in this new enclaves of cool have historic area­ case, an ambitious developed along with it. warehouse conversion focused on the edgier side of contemporary art. The Blue Star is “Third Coast” Austin to the Pearl’s more consciously refined atmosphere; San Francisco to the Pearl’s sleek-chic L.A. look.

Rodman has moved on, and so has Blue Star, as Southtown and the urban-cool “SoFlo” (for South Flores Street) neighborhood undergo a continuing renaissance. Gentrification has set in slowly, and many of the wilder, more creative and edgy elements of this area remain, as the eclectic “creative class” flocks to the Blue Star area.

The daring developers billed it as San Antonio’s SoHo, home to Blue Star Contemporary, heralded as the city’s first internationallyknown museum devoted to the most modern of modern art. With

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Blue Star Contemporary is still the anchor tenant here, and a mustsee stop for arts aficionados interested in the newest classics of contemporary. Don’t miss the “Cross Currents” exhibits on display this spring – fascinating interpretations of specific years in San Antonio’s 300-year history created by local artists. (Different artists’ work for the project can be seen at many galleries and other spaces around town, with openings throughout the year.) Wendell White’s powerful Manifest project is another of the museum’s must-see shows up this spring.

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But there’s a whole world in the narrow passages and alleyways of the area. Contemporary arts aficionados, folk art connoisseurs, adventurous diners, craft beer lovers, dilettantes of gelato and even bicycling adventurers will find plenty to occupy a day or a week at Blue Star. There’s a surprise around every corner. The Salon, for instance, adjacent to Cinnabar Gallery, looks like a very exclusive spa at first glance, and turns out to be a very high-end framing shop. Cinnabar itself is the

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height of elegant cool, from exquisite art jewelry to exhibitions of breathtaking, sometimes whimsical, up-and-coming artists and sculptors. Downstairs and around a corner, check out the wild and crazy wall space outside “Cali-Texas” artist Robert Tatum’s Choice Goods retail space. Tatum brought together more than a dozen cool artists from around the country to collaborate on the graffiti-style mural titled “Birds of a Feather,” (You’ll see why.) Inside, Tatum shares details of his copious work, from originals to prints and even post cards. San Antonio has long been a hot spot for lovers of colorful, imaginative folk art. At San Angel Gallery, owner Hank Lee has assembled one of the most glorious collections of folk, outsider and visionary art from Mexico, the Southwest and beyond. One of the first businesses in Blue Star, San Angel celebrates 30 years this year, and Lee is still going strong. His stories of the artists and the works he carries can keep you fascinated all day long. Check out his latest addition – a collection of handmade guayaberas, made only for the store in carefully curated vintage fabrics. Fabric artist Jane Bishop’s Mockingbird Hand Prints offers a completely different, but equally delightful, assortment of artful creations, from hand painted tin jewelry and handdyed or painted fabrics and garments to elegant ceramics, prints, paintings and various eclectic furnishings. There are many more artful spaces to explore, but by this time the visitor is working up a thirst, and maybe a little appetite. Joey Villarreal’s Blue Star Brewing Company, another of the longest-running tenants, offers a tempting array of house brewskis, including Texican Lager and Cowtown Mild Brown, and a comfort food menu featuring locally-sourced, healthy fare. Behind the warm, wood dining space and bar, the shiny brewing works nestle behind two stories of glass, while the open upstairs seating is graced by dozens of wall-mounted bicycles – a testament to the early days, and a nod to Villarreal’s other Blue Star business, his bike shop a few doors down. Up for coffee or an exquisitely tasty snack? Check out Josh Biffle’s South Alamode.Gelato and Panini store. Biffle, who picked up his culinary skills and refined tastes as a fledgling architect in Northern Italy, can wax poetic about the pistachios he imports from the slopes of Mount Etna for his gelato, or the secrets of porcini mushrooms, or the makings of his popular Contadino Panini, featuring

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fennel Salami, shaved pear Josh Biffle at and his special fennel and South Alamode raisin marmalade. For a different dining experience, check out Sukeban’s quiet Japanese elegance, or rock out at Joe’s Blues or Bar 1919. Or get yourself a big fat cup of caffeine at Halcyon coffee shop and bar. That should pump you up to rent a bike, or check out the hourlyrental B-Cycle stand in the parking lot for a pedal along the beautifully wildscaped Mission Reach, and the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Spanish Missions. And while you’re taking side trips, take a little jaunt back up South Alamo Street for a stop at Garcia Art Glass (conveniently located, for your additional dining pleasure, next to the colorful, delicious Latin restaurant Azuca.) Owner Gini Garcia has established herself as San Antonio’s answer to the great glass artist Dale Chihuly, as one glance inside the glorious space, housed in a non-descript old storefront, will tell you. For a more substantial treat, plan an outing to the shop to see the creators in full swing, creating visionary shapes and swirls of colored glass with breath, fire and metal tools in the open workshop next to the store. (For the best experience, book a tour with a narrated exhibition).

Joey Villareal at Blue Star Brewing

There’s much more in the area to explore, from the magnificent old homes of the King William district to the landmark, historic Pioneer Flour Mill, still in thriving business, where the rich, buttery cinnamon rolls and feather-light, meltin-your-mouth pecan waffles are at the very outer limit of “to die for.” But at this point, we’ve packed in plenty of eclectic, art-filled memories for a day or a weekend visit. Take a deep breath. Relax. Savor the colorful moments. And stay tuned for Fiesta fun next month!

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Whether you’re ready to show your “March Madness” or you just want to get off the couch and take advantage of all of the activities San Antonio is suited for; there’s no limit to what you can sport when it comes to attire and gear. If you want to show your fan spirit in style or jump into the action yourself, you can easily find everything you need in San Antonio. March lets us spring into madness, of the basketball variety, and San Antonio is the place to be! Hoops fans fill the River City to cheer on their favorites in the 2018 NCAA Final Four tournament. No matter how your bracket turns out, you don’t want to miss the action as the Final Four tournament unfolds at the Alamodome. And it’s easy to score fantastic gear at any of more than 18 Final Four Fan Shops popping up across downtown San Antonio during the big game. From the Alamodome itself to the Final Four Fan Fest at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention and fan shops at official Final Four hotels, you’ll find everything you need to cheer on the tournament teams in style. For a comprehensive list of merchandise locations, event details and where to find all the fun, download the Final Four App presented by AT&T. Visit NCAA.com/MFFApp on your smartphone to download the app when it is available. Of course, San Antonio is home to a championship basketball team year-round, and there’s no limit to the devotion fans have for the five-time world champion San Antonio Spurs. True fans know silver, and black add a splash to any outfit and go with everything! Thankfully, there’s no limit to the gear available to put your Spurs love on display.

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From your favorite player’s jersey to a leash and collar for your four-legged hoops fan, you can find it all at the AT&T Center Fan Shop. Stepping into the Fan Shop, you’re surrounded by the famous Spurs logo emblazoned on everything from hats and jerseys to leather

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goods, decanters and Mardi Gras beads. There are even a few items with the beloved Spurs’ 1990s “Fiesta” team colors of turquoise, pink and orange so you can show your Spurs pride with old school flair. But that’s not all you’ll find at the Fan Shop: AT&T Center is also home ice

for the San Antonio Rampage, so if you’re into slap shots versus slam dunks, be sure to check out the pucks, sticks, and jerseys sporting the Rampage’s snorting bull. If your definition of sports is more woodsy than hardwoods, Bass Pro Shops is the place for you. A mecca for anything you can do in the great outdoors, Bass Pro is a one-stop shop for anything and everything you need when it comes to hunting, fishing, camping, and boating. Water sports will fill your thoughts when you see the store’s waterfall and aquarium, stocked with fish any angler would be happy to lure. There are also hunting and fishing trophies on display, which means the eyes of white-tailed deer, swordfish, lions, zebras and more keep watch as you browse everything from swimsuits and sunglasses to camping tents, fishing rods and sleeping bags. No matter what you need to enjoy the outdoors— hunting gear, boating supplies, guides for birding or terrific binoculars to spot them—you can find it all at Bass Pro Shops. Outdoor sports are also celebrated at REI, where you’ll find running, biking, and hiking gear perfect for San Antonio’s trails and spring weather. The store also includes everything needed to for stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking, hobbies many enjoy on the lakes around San Antonio, and

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on the Mission Reach section of the River Walk itself. REI is also stocked for popular cold weather sports like skiing and snowboarding; both of which are not an option on the River Walk. Another great place to stock up on outdoor gear is Whole Earth Provision Co., a store offering clothing, footwear and gear of all kinds that complement and enhance your life at home or work, and on the trail. The store has an unusual mix of gear, clothing, and footwear, making it a great spot to browse or find cool gifts. Whole Earth offers a range of supplies for sports from yoga to backpacking and more, making it a great stop for anything from tents, backpacks and a full-line of the ever-popular Yeti gear to yoga mats and socks. One can even land the perfect hammock to enjoy a cold-one and some rest after your next adventure. Before you jump into that hammock, check out the socks, shoes and all things running that fill Fleet Feet. A runner’s paradise that offers fit technology to help you find the perfect shoe for you, as well as classes and community, the store has a four-step process to help identify the right fit for you, paired with a welltrained staff that works with you to address your

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running needs. Fleet Feet offers a great selection of footwear and running gear, as well as products for injury treatment and recovery, hydration and nutrition. The store also works to connect runners of all levels, giving them a location to find both their gear and running buddies through group runs and classes. If you like to hit the streets on wheels versus feet and you know that a McTwist isn’t a fast-food treat, Fast Forward is the store for you. A skate shop that offers a diverse stock of the newest brands, the best shoes, and skateboarding gear, Fast Forward features a wide variety of products for both men and women. Even skateboarding novices feel comfortable stepping into the store thanks to its welcoming and knowledgeable staff. The colorful array of skateboards and customizable gear is dizzying, but the Fast Forward crew provides great customer service and expertise— including insight on the best spots in town to work on your skateboarding game. So whether you want to watch the action in style, or look great while in the game yourself, you can “score” whatever you need in San Antonio.

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

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CULTURE & COMMUNITY

May the Luck of the

be with you in San Antonio By Denise Barkis Richter

More than 10 percent of the United States’ population is of Irish descent, according to U.S. Census Data. In San Antonio, a city of more than 1.5 million people, that means almost 160,000 of its citizens could have a Murphy, Kelly, O’Sullivan, Walsh, O’Brien, Connolly, Donovan, O’Neill, Flynn, Gallagher, Kennedy, Lynch, or Quinn in their family history. For those who don’t, it doesn’t matter because everyone is an honorary Irishman St. Patrick’s Day. The River City is internationally known for its annual celebration of the Emerald Isle, even going so far as to dye its river green and rename it the River Shannon. This year’s river dyeing is held on March 16 and 17 at 1 p.m. each day thanks to the good folks at Maddogs Britsh Pub. Dueling bagpipers will herald the dye boat through downtown starting outside their restaurant. The two-day festival filled with Irish music, a potato eating contest, pretty knees contest plus a parade on Saturday, March 17, at 4 p.m. The 14 floats start at the Homewood Suites and traveling past the Drury Plaza, Aztec Theatre, Hyatt Hotel, Shops at Rivercenter, Convention Center, and the Arneson River Theatre. The Texas State Historical Association writes that the Irish in San Antonio and South Texas date back to Spanish colonization. Dublin native Hugo O’Connor was interim governor of Texas and laid Mission San José’s cornerstone. Fray Juan Agustin Morfi (Murphy) wrote one of the earliest histories of San Antonio in 1777. Twelve Irish-born soldiers died defending the Alamo in 1836. Fourteen with Irish surnames also perished in the battle. Approximately 100 Irish-born fought in the Battle of San Jacinto. Melinda Britten, president of the Harp & Shamrock Society, says she has learned so much history and so much about her own family from being a part of this active, 300-member group that has awarded more than $60,000 in scholarships since its beginning. The organization’s original members placed the first memorial wreath at the Alamo in 1967 to honor those who fought and died there. This year’s ceremony on Saturday, March 17, at noon, will be their 51st year to do so.

Photo by John Rousseau of Conroy’s St. Patrick’s Day

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Photo by Sarah Williams Photography Waxy O’Connor’s

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to Ireland, a family-friendly, interactive exhibit to learn more about the Irish and Irish Texas History and culture. Displays include genealogical resources and interactive activities for children. Attendees will be able to kiss the Blarney Stone, sample Irish food and drink, and much more. Live bands playing Irish music, Fire on the Mountain Cloggers, and Irish step dancers from the Inishfree School of Irish Dance will also perform at the Arneson River Theatre from noon to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 16, and Saturday, March 17. Admission is free. For those who won’t be in San Antonio on March 17, never fear! Every day is St. Patrick’s Day at three local pubs. Durty Nelly’s is nestled on the river level of the Hilton Palacio del Rio. You’ve got to love a place whose patrons belt out “You don’t have to call me darlin’ when you enter.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Denise Barkis Richter, Ph.D., author of “100 Things To Do in San Antonio Before You Die,” has been blogging about San Antonio since June of 2010. Follow her at facebook.com/SanAntonioTourist. Her love affair with the Alamo City began at HemisFair in 1968. Denise, a natural redhead, has Irish blood on both sides of her family tree.

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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

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RECREATION

GOLF It’s Tee Time in

San By Drew Henry

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It’s a birdie, it’s a plane, it’s a golf ball soaring from one of San Antonio’s amazing greens! When you come to the Alamo City, you may be thinking we are all tumbleweeds and dust, but we are actually home to some choice greens you will want to remember.

Brackenridge Golf Club

Grab your clubs, because we are taking a tour of some Texas-sized courses and a few of miniature proportions. TEXAS SIZED COURSES If you are an aspiring pro golfer and have a love for the classic game, Brackenridge Park is the course for you. “Old Brack” was designed by the famous golf course architect, A. W. Tillinghast, in 1916 and was recently restored to its former glory for you to enjoy the classic sport of a Victorian Era gentleman. After your hole in one, you can also tour Texas Golf Hall of fame located in the club house. Maybe your name will be added to the trophy room after a vigorous round of golf! For a golf experience that rocks, we are headed to The Quarry Golf Course. This nationally recognized course

The Quarry Golf Course

designed by Keith Foster, lays out over a 100-yearold quarry pit and offers the complete country club experience, with an award winning premier course, the Cementville Grille (named after the town of the original quarry workers), nearby shopping, and live music on Friday nights. Tee off in the morning, grab a Quarry burger or San Antonio’s best fish and chips for lunch, and stay to watch the sunset over the Quarry Market smokestacks with a margarita in hand. The perfect day for the perfect game.

The Quarry Cementville Grill. Photo by Design Dudes

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MINI COURSES Get ready to take a trip back in time, we are going to one of the oldest miniature golf courses in the world. Cool Crest Miniature Golf is a classic, art deco, banana tree shaded mini golf course that will take you to a simpler time. The “Old Course” was built in 1929 at the onset of the depression, when the mini golf craze swept the country. The “New Course” was later added in 1957. Cool Crest became the San Antonio hotspot for socialites in the 40s and 50s and is the perfect spot for a cute date with your baby or a family fun day. If you ace a hole in one on the 18th, you will not only impress Monster Mini Golf

your friends, Daddy-O, but you will win another round for free. If you are looking for a haunting good time, let’s take a trip to Monster Mini Golf. In 2004, a couple of ghouls reimagined the traditional past time and brought mini golf indoors (perfect for those hot Texas days), added glow in the dark courses and black lights, and invited monsters to jam out to the music of W.I.R.D. Radio DJs. This wacky course would have The Mystery Gang wheeling.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Drew Henry is the founder of the Design Dudes blog and a lover of the outdoors. During the week he’s blogging about the coolest style, and on the weekends he is getting active! Instagram: @design_dudes, Facebook: @heydesigndudes, Twitter: @heydesigndudes

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Street Tacos Nichas Comida Mexicana

DAY ONE Eat: Fuel up before your ride with a filling breakfast burrito at The Original Mexican Restaurant. Or if you prefer your burrito deconstructed, opt for a plate of chilaquiles—a scrambled San Antonio breakfast staple.

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Play: After breakfast, hop aboard a rented ride from San Antonio BCycle. Bstations are strategically located throughout the city, so you could just grab one at the streetlevel station on Crockett Street. But if you want to do even a small part of the 20 mile Mission Trail, it’s best to park at one of the missions and take one of the bikes from there. BCycle offers an all-access pass to any of the bikes along with their trails. You simply pay for a pass at the station or on the app, and you have access to the bikes for an hour at a time. If you’d like to stop along the trail be sure to deposit your bike while you explore so you’re not charged overage fees. Then grab a new bike and head out to the next mission. I recommend starting in the middle at Mission San Jose since the visitor’s center there has exhibits

and a short video about the missions. Then choosing a north or south route to explore. After you complete your mission, circle back around to your car and head just up the street for lunch at Nicha’s Comida Mexicana. Carnivores can get down on some of the best carne guisada in the area, while veggie lovers pretend the cheese enchiladas are a salad. Each dish is served with zero calories if you show your BCycle receipt. Finish the Day: Wrap up your San Antonio adventure with an evening stroll down the river. If you took it easy at lunch, stop by County Line BBQ for their infamous barbecue ribs. Or split a five meat plate for a sampler experience. Then head over to Durty Nelly’s for a raucous night of cocktails and singalongs. During St. Patrick’s Day the river is dyed green, and festivities are rocking. But if you just want to celebrate like the Irish on a Friday night, Durty Nelly’s is the place. With stories, jokes and piano shenanigans, it’s a great way to round out your March day in SA.

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DAY TWO IN SAN ANTONIO WILL BRING OUT THE KID IN YOU. Eat: Start your day early with a treat from La Panaderia Bakery Café. The famous Pan Francés come with real honey or maple syrup, and when asked, always opt for chocolate. Then squeeze your honey buns into a swimming suit because we’re headed to SeaWorld. Play: Spring Break hits San Antonio with vigor in mid-March, but it’s worth a trip to the park if only to check out the newest high-speed racing water slide making its debut in Aquatica on March 10. The Taumata Racer, named for a famous hill in New Zealand, will send riders careening downhill head first through tunnels, a swooping 180 turn, and a final 55-foot drop in less than 10 seconds. Spring Break will also feature Wild Days with celebrity wildlife experts like Jack Hanna. The best admission deal is the GOLD pass for $109, which offers access to both SeaWorld and Aquatica, free parking, free passes for friends and family and discounts in the parks. You’ll want to grab a quick lunch in the park because SeaWorld is a full-day experience. Finish the Day: If you’re wrecked from the park, grab a quick pie for dinner at Pizzarita’s and call it a night. But if you’re ready to stay up late with the big kids, head over for dinner and games at Dave & Buster’s downtown. They’ll be hopping during March Madness, but with dinner and game card deals for less than $20, it’s worth a quick power nap before you put your game face on.

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On your last day in town, take time to unwind with a mix of history and sightseeing.

EAT: Carl Hilmar Guenther’s first flour mill in San Antonio sat along the river across from King William Street, adjacent to his home, and on the grounds of the present day Pioneer Flour Mills. It was a meeting place for the German community, so it should be no surprise that today the Guenther House serves as one of the best places in town for biscuits and gravy. Start your day with a historical stroll through the museum on site, then fill your spirit and your belly with a strawberry waffle in the Guenther House restaurant. Pro tip: Ask to add bananas. They’re a strawberry’s best friend. PLAY: Continue your cultural tour with a day at the Briscoe Western Art Museum. They’ll be celebrating opening night of a new artist exhibition at the end of the month, but year-round they’re home to more than 74 of the country’s top Western artists. The building, which was originally the first San Antonio Public Library, was

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beautifully restored and is home to relics like Pancho Villa’s last known saddle. The museum also has a partnership with Casa Rio, so bring your Briscoe sticker to the restaurant for 10 percent off your bill. Or bring your Casa Rio receipt to the Briscoe for half off admission. FINISH THE DAY: If your feet need a rest after a full three days of activity, you’ll want to roll with Scooter Power Tours. The company caters to family, and is one of the only places in town that allows kids as young as 4 to ride. Tour fees start at $50 per person for two hour routes, and tagalongs are only $15. The fee includes a helmet, knee and elbow pads, water bottle, sunscreen, a locker and photos of your tour. There are tours at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. that go downtown, to Mission Concepcion, or to the Japanese Tea Gardens. However the best way to round out a San Antonio vacay during the Tricentennial celebration is a nighttime tour to see The Saga. The ride begins at 7:30 with a leisurely tour of the city, and it culminates with a breathtaking show at the Main Plaza. San Antonio | The Saga is an incredible light show displayed on the facade of the San Fernando Cathedral. The dancing lights depict the epic history of Texas, and it’s hard not to feel moved by the music and the incredible journey. When your city turns 300, you skip the candles and opt for a brilliant artistic light display in the heart of Downtown San Antonio.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Crystal Henry is a loyal Texan, and an award-winning author, writer and columnist. She is fluent in both sarcasm and English, and evidence of those bilingual writing talents can be found at crystalhenrywrites.com. Or follow her on FB + IG @ crystalhenrywrites and on Twitter @chenrywrites.

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

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

DURTY NELLY’S IRISH PUB 200 S. Alamo St. durtynellyspub.com p44, 27

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BOUDRO’S TEXAS BISTRO 421 East Commerce St. boudros.com p44, 16 BIGA ON THE BANKS 203 S. St. Mary’s Street biga.com DAVE & BUSTER’S 849 E. Commerce St. daveandbusters.com DICK’S LAST RESORT 223 Losoya St. dickslastresort.com p44, 6 EL TROPICANO HOTEL 110 Lexington Avenue. eltropicanohotel.com HARD ROCK CAFÉ 110 E. Crockett hardrock.com HOWL AT THE MOON 111 West Crockett St. #201 howlatthemoon.com LONESTAR CAFE 237 Losoya lonestarcafe.us

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RAINFOREST CAFÉ 110 E. Crockett rainforestcafe.com p44, 17

ITALIAN FIG TREE 515 Villita dine.figtreerestaurant.com GUILLERMO’S 618 McCullough St. guillermosdowntown.com LITTLE RHEIN STEAKHOUSE 231 S. Alamo St. dine.littlerheinsteakhouse.com MICHELINO’S 521 Riverwalk michelinos.us. PAESANOS 111 W. Crockett #100 www.paesanosriverwalk.com p44, 91 PIZZARITAS 245 E. Commerce pizzaritas.com RIO DE GELATO, PIZZERIA & ITALIAN CAFE 102 Navarro Street riodegelato.com p44, 2 ZOCCA 420 W. Market zoccariverwalk.com

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RUTH CHRIS STEAK HOUSE 600 E. Market St. ruthschris.com THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS 526 Riverwalk therepublicoftexasrestaurant. com THE RIVER’S EDGE CAFÉ AND PATIO BAR 200 S. Alamo St. riversedgecafesa.com TEX’S RIVER WALK AND SPORTS BAR 200 S. Alamo texssportsbar.com p44, 8080

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT MARCH 2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 3/3-18 Wild Days Explore the wonders of the animal kingdom at SeaWorld San Antonio along with different celebrity wildlife experts includ-ing TV favorite, “Jungle” Jack Hanna. Flying High features magnificent birds of prey and SeaWorld Live, a fun-filled show that brings guests into the heart of some of the real-life animal rescue stories closes out the last weekend of Wild Days. SeaWorld San Antonio 3/16-17 @ 2 p.m. Dyeing of the River Walk Green Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day at Maddogs British...err...Irish Pub, the Official Sponsor of the Dying of the River Walk, with green beer, green Margaritas, Guinness, Harp, Smithwicks, Dublin slammers, Reuben sandwiches, corned beef and cabbage, Irish nachos and live entertainment. River Walk 3/23 Dinner in Travis Park Enjoy a night of dancing, dining, and entertainment hosted by the City of San Antonio’s Center City Development & Operations Department (CCDO), Dinner in Travis Park raises funds necessary to further programming and developments of Travis Park.

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SPECIAL EVENTS & FESTIVALS

3/22 -25 Helen Hong Improv Comedy Club

2/17-3/3 @ 7 p.m. Lanterns on the Water River Walk

3/31 @ 7 p.m. Bill Burr Majestic Theater

3/1-31 Contemporary Art Month Various locations

3/2 @ 10 a.m. ArtStrolls: Little Us! McNay Art Museum

MUSIC 3/3 @ 7 p.m. POPS: God Save the Queen (Tribute to Queen) Empire Theatre 3/3 @ 8 p.m. Martin Sexton Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 3/11 @ 2:30 p.m. Home Free Majestic Theater

3/3-4 March Market Madness Market Square 3/16-18 @ 11 a.m. St. Patrick’s Day Artisan Show River Walk 3/17-18 @ 12 p.m. Bud Light’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival River Walk 3/17 @ 4 p.m. Bud Light St. Patrick’s Day River Parade River Walk 3/25 @ 11 a.m. 9th Annual Paella Challenge Mission County Park

COMEDY

3/1-1/4 Red Grant Improv Comedy Club 3/7 -11 Rich Minervini Improv Comedy Club 3/10 @ 8 p.m. Pod Tours America Majestic Theater 3/14 @ 8:30 p.m. George Anthony Improv Comedy Club 3/15 -18 Shane Torres Improv Comedy Club 3/21 @ 8:30 p.m. Jade Estrada Improv Comedy Club

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FAMILY FUN

Through 4/21 The Ants Go Marching at The Pearl Pearl Studios

3/3 @ 2 p.m. Bubble Guppies Live Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

3/12 @ 8 p.m. Hotel California Live with Youth Orchestras of San Antonio Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

3/25 @ 7 p.m. Keys in the Wind San Fernando Cathedral 3/25 @ 7:30 p.m. Romeo Santos Golden Tour AT&T Center 3/27 @ 7:30 p.m. An Evening with Jason Mraz Solo Acoustic Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 3/28 @ 7:30 p.m. Pablo Sainz Villegas Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 3/29 @ 7:30 p.m. Nils Lofgren Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 3/30 @ 8 p.m. Chicago Majestic Theater

PERFORMING ARTS

3/13 -18 On Your Feet! Majestic Theater

3/4 @ 7 p.m. The No Sleep Podcast Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater

3/4 @ 1 p.m. Family Day: See + Do: Tricentennial Celebration San Antonio Museum of Art

3/17 @ 8 p.m. 2nd Annual South Texas Blues Festival Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater

3/5 Goodnight Moon: The Musical Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

3/18 @ 7 p.m. Hip Hop Orchestra with Thee Phantom and the Illharmonic Orchestra Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater

3/10 @ 8 p.m. Gomela/to return: Movement of Our Mother Tongue Jo Long Theatre at the Carver

3/13 -15 @ 10:30 a.m. Lil Partners Spring Break Flicks Briscoe Western Art Museum

3/22 @ 6:30 p.m. Ritmos de Espana McNay Art Museum

3/10   Ballet in the Park Travis Park

3/22 @ 7:30 p.m. Bria Skonberg Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater

3/18 @ 3 p.m. LaRaine Duhart’s Church Folks Jo Long Theatre at the Carver

3/17 -19 @ 9:30 a.m. The Ants Go Marching Magik Performing Arts Center 3/21 @ 6 p.m. Disney Junior Dance Party Majestic Theater Through 4/8 Run, Jump, Fly! Action-Adventure isn’t just for your favorite superheroes anymore! The DoSeum is ready to train a future generation of action stars in their newest heart-pumping, skill-building exhibit, “Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action.” Kids will exercise their minds and bodies in an engaging space for kids of any age to move their bodies, have fun, and learn all about developing healthy habits. The DoSeum

3/24 @ 7:30 p.m. Cameron Carpenter Organ Virtuoso in Concert Empire Theatre Run, Jump, Fly at The Doseum

3/9 -11 Musical Thrones: A Parody Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater

3/18 @ 4 p.m. View From Above with Moderator Terry Virts Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 3/24 @ 8 p.m. Bad Mama Jama Mixtape The Little Carver Civic Center

SPORTS & FITNESS

3/3 @ 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers AT&T Center 3/4 Run the Alamo Marathon Hemisfair Park

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2/13-4/1 The Chisholm Kid Institute of Texan Cultures

Alabama

3/24 @ 8 p.m. Alabama Alabama is the band that changed everything. They reeled off 21 straight #1 singles, a record that will probably never be equaled in any genre. They brought youthful energy, sex appeal and a rocking edge that broadened country’s audience and opened the door to self-contained bands from then on, and they undertook a journey that led, 73 million albums later, to the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Majestic Theatre 3/5 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies AT&T Center

VISUAL ARTS

3/13 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Orlando Magic AT&T Center

3/20 @ 6:30 p.m. Native Film Series – Double Feature Dr. Dustin Tahmahkera (Comanche Nation), leads a discussion after the double screening of “LaDonna Harris: Indian 101” and “Comancheria,” a film that blurs the lines between fiction and nonfiction as it follows the journey of a group of Comanches as they prepare for a sweat lodge. Briscoe Museum

3/15 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Pelicans AT&T Center 3/17 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Minnesota Timberwolves AT&T Center 3/19 @ 8:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors AT&T Center 3/21 @ 8:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Washington Wizards AT&T Center 3/23 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Utah Jazz AT&T Center 3/24 @ 8 a.m. Junior League Viva SA Race Hemisfair Park

Through 4/22 Tangled Up in Blue: Lace Cyanotypes by Mary Holland Southwest School of Art 2/8 5/6 30 Americans: Rubell Family Collection McNay Art Museum 2/8-5/6 Something to Say: The McNay presents 100 years of African-American Art McNay Art Museum

2/16-5/13 San Antonio 1718: A Tricentennial Exhibition of Art from Biceregal Mexico San Antonio Museum of Art Through 10/18 Brewing Up Texas Institute of Texan Cultures Through 4/1 100 Years of Printmaking in San Antonio: Mary Bonner McNay Art Museum Through 4/1 Captain Seth Eastman’s Journey with a Sketchbook: Down the Mississippi McNay Art Museum 3/25-5/6 Night of Artists Public Exhibition Briscoe Western Art Museum

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3/11 @ 7 p.m. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder Getting away with murder can be so much fun… and there’s no better proof than the knock-‘em-dead hit show that’s earned unanimous raves and won the 2014 Tony Award® for Best Musical. Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

3/29 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder AT&T Center 3/30 -4/2 2018 NCAA Final Four Alamodome 3/30 @ 8:30 a.m. 2018 Amazing Preservation Race San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation

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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

FIESTA ON MAIN 2025 North Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 738-1188 www.alamofiesta.com Mexican cultural gifts, pinatas THE FIESTA STORE 2611 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78215 210-227-5191 www.fiesta-sa.org

THE ALLEY ON BITTERS 555 W. Bitters Rd. San Antonio, TX 78206 (210) 494-3226 www.TheAlleyOnBitters.com Unique collection of shops and artists

FIVE & DIME GENERAL STORE 101 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-233-0166 fiveanddimegs.com General Merchandise

B&C LEATHER ACCESSORIES & UNIQUE FINDS 418 Villita St #24 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 464-1126 Accessories and Unique Finds

GALLERY VETRO CREATIVE ARTGLASS 250 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-354-0001 Glass Art, Jewelry, Gifts

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 42 RIO Magazine

GARCIA ART GLASS 715 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-1400 www.garciaartglass Hand Blown Glass HUEBNER OAKS 11745 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78230 shophuebneroaks.com Shopping Center KATHLEEN SOMMERS 2417 North Main San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 732-8437 kathleensommers.com Local Fashions & Jewelry 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 NORTH STAR MALL 7400 San Pedro San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 340-6627 www.northstarmall.com Shopping MalL PARIS HATTERS 119 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-3453 www.parishatters.com Cowboy Hats - p50 6 PENNERS DOWNTOWN 311 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-2487 www.pennersinc.com Iconic Men’s Clothing Store 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 TEXAS ACCENT GENERAL STORE 803 S. Zarzamora San Antonio, TX 78207 210-435-2446 General Merchandise TIENDA LA GARZA 110 Broadway, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2133 Mexican Folk Art, Books and Apparel

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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 VILLA TESOROS 418 Villita St - Bldg. 8 San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 724-8521, (210) 464-1126 Apparel & Clothin 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

TPJ GIFT SHOP 849 E. Commerce #673 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-9066

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LA VILLITA 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

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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

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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“Moses Rose had fought at the Alamo for ten days, and now with 6,000 Mexican troops surrounding them, Col. Travis drew a line in the sand and said, “I now want every man who is determined to stay here and die with me to come across this line.” Moses Rose thought about it...certain death...or... escape to a little building on the River Walk to eat cheesy Nachos topped with smoked Brisket and wash it all down with a frozen Margarita while listening to live music? Ya...Moses Rose found a Hideout...and so did you!” Moses Rose’s Hideout was born by the desire of owner, Vince Cantu to have a sports bar with a prohibition entry located downtown. After noticing many of these fun, prohibition type “secret entry” type bars open throughout the country, Vince was determined to open one without all of the haute cocktail culture, but instead one that could operate as a part bar, part family-friendly restaurant, located downtown, in a popular area. Knowing that one of the only survivors of the Alamo was Moses Rose, who fled after fighting alongside his friend James Bowie for ten days, and fought for Texas Independence for ten years, Vince thought: How did Moses Rose elude the 5,000 Mexican troops surrounding the Alamo? He must have had a Hideout. Not knowing whether Moses had a Hideout or not, Vince decided to make one up and designed it with a prohibition entry. Moses Rose’s Hideout opened in 2010 and has become a great place to eat and have a cold

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beer or Margarita while watching the big game on one of the TV’s, but also to hear live music or a DJ during the late-night party hours. The craft beer menu consists of many Texas-brewed beers and all of the favorite Mexican brands. If you enjoy distilled spirits, the bar features many of the best Texas Spirits available, such as locally distilled Ranger Creek and Rebecca Creek. Vince took over a 100-year-old building that had layers of improvements to strip off. The old brick was exposed as was a beautiful antique tin ceiling dating to the late 1800’s. After adding the kitchen and the bar, he added the prohibition entry idea. “I wanted to make it fun, not obnoxious,” he said. “It’s a lighthearted take on what makes San Antonio great: our history, our food, and our playful nature,” adding “I’ll sit facing the TV’s and a customer will be hula hooping on the next screen. You can’t not watch. It never gets old.” Vince’s grandparents started a Mexican restaurant and operated it for over 60 years downtown. “I love downtown. I grew up here, and I was stoked to have the opportunity to open up Moses Rose’s Hideout on Houston Street. “It’s been a fantastic journey, and a great business.” Moses Rose’s most famous hula-hooper? “I’d have to say, Flaco Jimenez. He played here after Fiesta with the Texmaniacs. It was a great show, but Flaco’s fun nature was puro San Antonio”.

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APPEALING AROMAS FILL THE TERRIFIC OLD HOUSE LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF MCCULLOUGH AND N. ST. MARY’S, LOCATED JUST OFF THE MUSEUM REACH STRETCH OF THE RIVER WALK. The old wood-framed house with the tin roof, now home to Guillermo’s Italian restaurant, is both cozy and friendly. Mouth-watering smells of warm focaccia bread waft through the air upon arrival. Culinary creativity is encouraged at Guillermo’s, and that’s not just a tagline. In addition to traditional Italian offerings like pizza, shrimp scampi, and Italian cold cut sandwiches, the menu features numerous Mexican and Italian fusion cuisines like huevos rancheros pizza and Texas lasagna. The eight salads on the regular menu include far more than just fresh greens. Italian ingredients such as seared tuna, pepperoncini, and olives happily co-exist with local flavors like avocado and mango. Appetizers are also a delicious cuisine jumble of empanadas, nachos, tequila wings, and ceviche, calamari and artichoke dip. Founded in 1995, Guillermo’s is the brainchild of restaurateur Billy Garza who began his food career as a caterer. It quickly morphed

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into a shop within the downtown YMCA. Then, in 2009, it moved to its current location at 618 McCullough.

Garza strives to make San Antonians proud of Guillermo’s. The casual atmosphere combines with great food at fair prices making it a favorite with locals and downtowners. Lunch and dinner dishes ranges in price from $12–$19. Guillermo’s is way more than just food; it’s about making a difference. A legion of loyal staff and repeat customers are a testament to his commitment. Garza takes his role as caretaker of the community, not just restaurateur, very seriously. Garza, along with his wife Frances and three daughters Jerrica, Mika and Aja and son Liam are entrenched in the restaurant. His employees stand behind him, pushing him to do more. It is why he strives to make a difference, which is evident with every dish served upon the tables. Experience for yourself Garza’s spirit of service as warm and appealing as the aromas that fill his restaurant every day, and like that great old house, Garza proves that the character and charisma of some things just keep getting better with time.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SHOPPING

Ghirardelli www.ghirardelli.com 210-627-6064

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The DoSeum www.thedoseum.org 210-212-4453 San Antonio Conservation Society www.saconservation.org/homestead 210-225-5924

ATTRACTIONS

Cascade Caverns www.cascadecaverns.com 830-755-8080 City Sightseeing Double Decker Tour San Antonio www.citysightseeingsanantonio.com 210-224-8687

COMEDY CLUB

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

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

BierGarten www.biergartenriverwalk.com 210-212-7299

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

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

Magik Theater www.magiktheater.org 210-227-2751

Wyndham Resorts www.wyndham.com

Mirror Maze 210-224-2288 Natural Bridge Caverns www.naturalbridgecavernscom 210-651-6101

HOTELS

CASINO

Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino www.luckyeagletexas.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Official Magazine of the River Walk

Rio Magazine MARCH 2018  

The Official Magazine of the River Walk