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MARCH 2020 COMPLIMENTARY

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IN THIS ISSUE

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SIP & SAVOR CHEF JOHNNY HERNANDEZ BRINGS AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FLAVORS TO SAN ANTONIO By Kimberly A, Suta

CULTURE & COMMUNITY VISITING THE GRAND HOMES OF DOWNTOWN By Dan R. Goddard

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FAMILY FUN DO-A-LITTLE, SEE A LOT By Janis Turk

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RECREATION MIND BLOWING DANCE PERFORMANCES By Drew Henry

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

GUIDES 40 Food & Drink 42 Arts & Entertainment 44 Shopping

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Unveiled in the summer of 2014, the yellow Compass Rose is a large 4ft. by 3ft. glazed, ceramic mosaic placed in the geographic center of San Antonio. This beautiful art piece, created by Zoe Palacios, is located on the eastern side of the River Walk, river level across from Main Plaza and San Fernando Cathedral. Photograph courtesy of Joe Chidgey.

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


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The San Antonio River Walk Association’s mission is to promote, protect and preserve the River Walk. This is done through special events, public education, social media, and RIO Magazine. The association also serves as an advocate for member businesses. For more information, call 210-227-4262. PRESIDENT Maria Martinez The Westin Riverwalk PRESIDENT-ELECT John Carbajal Keller Williams PAST-PRESIDENT Laurence Seiterle Zurich Properties TREASURER Ryan Wood On the Bend CHAIR, OPERATORS COMMITTEE Andreas Esparza Boudro’s EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Maggie Thompson San Antonio River Walk Association EX-OFFICIOS Veronica Cameron Center City Development and Operations Department Angela Camarillo San Antonio River Authority Eddie Romero Centro San Antonio Will Grinnan San Antonio Restaurant Association Sharon Aguillen San Antonio Tourism Council

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

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SPRING INTO ACTION! Spring is an action-packed time of year; as we shake-off winter and emerge from our cocoons into the warm weather and a season of outdoor fun and bluebonnets in bloom. Just as the trees are leafing out green, so too is the River Walk! Witness the tradition upheld since 1968 when it transforms into a beautiful shade of emerald green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Watch 2-days of Irish performances, drink green Bud Light (the official beer of the San Antonio River Walk Assoc.), and witness a tater tot eating contest with 2 lbs of tots and 3-minutes on the clock! And you’ll turn Killarney green if you miss the Lucky Dog Parade and the river parade. Browse the March pages of RIO magazine to find places to explore, mouthwatering restaurants, mind-blowing dance performances, and so much more. Everything is coming alive this Spring, so join in the fun!

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Chef Johnny Hernandez

Brings Authentic Mexican

Flavors to San Antonio By Kimberly A. Suta

Chef Johnny Hernandez has made a delectable and indelibly heartwarming impact on the culinary scene in San Antonio and beyond. He developed a love for food at a young age, thanks to his father, who ran a restaurant on the west side of San Antonio. He recalls childhood memories of handmade tortillas and barbacoa, a local tradition. 12 RIO Magazine

He honed his skills at the Culinary Institute of America in New York before returning to open a catering company in 1994, but it was his first restaurant, La Gloria at the Historic Pearl that grabbed the attention, and the palates, of diners. Currently, he has three restaurant concepts in town, including La Gloria, Fruteria y Botanero, south of downtown along S. Flores St., and the newest, Burgerteca, the first restaurant situated along the Mission Reach section of the River Walk, near the Blue Star Arts Complex. LA GLORIA “Our concepts are casual and very approachable,” explained Chef Hernandez. “I think La Gloria has changed how people think about Mexican food. It has broadened the whole conversation, and that’s what I’ve always wanted to do.” La Gloria, which celebrates its 10th year this year, serves up an affordable range of authentic street tacos, such as al pastor (marinated

pork), bistec (grilled chopped beef) and Dorados Verdes (chicken with tomatillo salsa), as well as a variety of other Mexican eats such as ceviche, Mexican pizzas, tortas, quesadillas and sopes (soups). They currently have four locations in town and a new one on the way at Brooks, just 10 minutes south of downtown. San Antonio is known for its TexMex cuisine, but Chef Hernandez helped to introduce the vibrant flavors represented by the various Mexican regions. “It’s an international cuisine that’s trending globally,” he explained. “We’re going to continue to focus on Mexico as our inspiration. We’ve rolled out a lot of concepts around it. I think we’re the first one to introduce authentic Mexican food in a contemporary setting in an emerging area, and that gave us some immediate traction with the community. We’re now a very wellknown brand.” thesanantonioriverwalk.com


FRUTERIA Y BOTANERO A little off the beaten path, Fruteria provides an intimate and relaxed environment that’s perfect for a date night. They serve fresh fruit, smoothies, tortas and tostadas during the day before transforming into a contemporary botanero in the evening. A botanero is known for serving drinks and appetizers. You might enjoy a dazzling Rico Suave made of freshsqueezed or blended mango, orange cantaloupe and pineapple along with a hearty Milanesa torta made with breaded chicken, avocado, black beans, vegetable escabeche, lettuce and tomato for lunch. For dinner, you can dig into a smorgasbord of botanas that include chips and guac, papas bravas, vegetarian gorditas and a skillet of grilled panela cheese made with an ancho and tequila fruit compote. “Although Fruteria is a good casual restaurant with a nice variety of seasonal offerings, what the tourists and locals really love is our margarita program, one hundred percent,� said Chef Hernandez. They highlight their fresh approach to hand-crafted margaritas with infusions by making their sweet and sour fresh every morning using oranges, limes, lemons, and pineapple.

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BURGERTECA Then there’s Burgerteca, which has reimagined the classic American cheeseburger by incorporating traditional Mexican flavors. They bake their own bread, and also make scrumptious handmade Mexican ice cream and shaved ice called paletas and raspas. A crowd favorite is the delightful Mangonada – mango ice cream, pineapple syrup, chamoy, and chili lime powder. “I love everything about Burgerteca! It’s a great marriage of Mexican culture, San Antonio, and burger culture. We take everything people know, like what a taco al pastor should taste like, and put it in a burger. It’s a fun way to create the theme of burgers around these Mexican regions,” shared Chef Hernandez.

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While it’s hard to pick a favorite, Chef Hernandez recommends you try the Chilaquiles Burger that comes with a beef patty, salsa verde, housemade corn chips, crème, queso fresco, black beans, and a fried egg. He also believes they make the best veggie burger, made with roasted beets, queso fresco, poblanos, corn, barley grains, jalapeno lime-mayo, cabbage, pickled red onions, tomato and avocado crema. However, the Pacifica, their seared tuna burger, should not be overlooked. Something many people don’t know about Chef Hernandez’s restaurants is that they grow their own corn right here in Texas. They stone grind their corn every morning to make fresh, hot corn tortillas, and other products. “I think that’s what we want people to taste when they come to the restaurant,” said Chef Hernandez, and indeed they must, which is why they keep coming back, again and again. Coming Soon Chef Hernandez will be re-opening his home base, Casa Hernan, for a relaunch of his barbacoa brunch series. He is currently redoing his outdoor kitchen and barbacoa pits, offering San Antonians and visitors a rare treat – a beautiful array of Mexican food in a hacienda setting. Secondly, Chef Hernandez and his team will be opening up an old but not forgotten concept, El Machito, also at Brooks. So, keep an eye out! There’s more authentic Mexican food on its way! WRITER’S BIO Kimberly A. Suta of Sutapants Productions is a local and national food writer, filmmaker, and publicist for the culinary industry. She’s also the Co-Creator of Homegrown Chef (homegrowncheftv.com), a culinary, catering & events company featuring our city’s best chefs and delicious eats.

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Do-a-little, see a lot! By Janis Turk

The movie “Doolittle” currently in theaters, stars Robert Downey Jr. as the latest Dr. Doolittle, a man who talks to animals, plays with parrots and polar bears, and befriends apes and giraffes.

Enjoy a carousel ride at Kiddie Park

But your kids don’t need to go to the movies to talk to a koala bear, kangaroo, and Komodo dragon or Lory parrot. It’s all happening at the zoo! Let them be their own little Doolittles and make pals in person with a giraffe or parrot. San Antonio’s handsome little zoo is a lush world tucked away in the magical woods of Brackenridge Park in the middle of the city. Just three miles from the Alamo, this 56-acre haven has more than 750 species, with over 3,500 animals for families to visit year-round. The zoo is sure to be a place where your family can meet new animals to talk to, learn about, and befriend. ALL ABOARD! The San Antonio Zoo is extraordinary with its timeless attractions like the old-school kiddie train, the San Antonio Zoo Eagle. The zoo is home to three original Chance Rides C. P. Huntington locomotives, and, since 1956, the Zoo Eagle kiddie train (formerly the Brackenridge Eagle) has choo-chooed along tracks edging the banks of the San Antonio River through Brackenridge Park. Besides the zoo, the train makes several stops along the way including the Witte Museum, the recently relocated Kiddie Park, and the Japanese Tea Gardens (or Sunken Gardens). THE KIDDIE PARK’S BIG COMEBACK A favorite stop with locals is one of San Antonio’s most beloved iconic landmarks: America’s Oldest Children’s Amusement Park, the Kiddie Park. Since 1925, the darling old-school amusement thesanantonioriverwalk.com

park stood along Broadway in Alamo Heights until last October when it moved to its’ current location, a space near the zoo entrance. Here, kids can ride a zebra just like Dr. Doolittle, only this time on an old-fashioned carousel. Then tots can take a spin in a flying saucer or go circle around in a boat or soar to not-so-great heights in an enclosed kiddie carousel. Few cities have kiddie parks as charming as this. OLD ZOO MEETS NEW Today, the San Antonio Zoo animals are happily housed in homey habitats where they are safe and protected, and visitors are, too. However, more than 100 years ago, wild animals roamed in the open. In 1914, one of the city’s most prominent citizens, Colonel George Washington Brackenridge, placed bison, deer, monkeys, African lions, and bears on the land he gave to the city – land that would later become Brackenridge Park and the Golf Course. In November of 1929, the San Antonio Zoo offered two cage-less exhibits, making it the first zoo in the United States to do so. However, in 1948, the zoo switched to more traditional exhibits and opened its Richard Friederich Aquarium, and, in 1966, the Hixon Bird House opened. By 1969, the zoo housed the first herd of addra gazelle in captivity. The San Antonio Zoo has come a long way since those early days, and now it is home to some of the state’s finest animal habitats and exhibits. Staffed with highly-trained zookeepers,

veterinarian technicians, veterinarians, animal care specialists, conservationists, and more, the staff there is happy to help you and your kids talk to the animals and learn about them. EXPLORERS WANTED In the Africa Live exhibit, kids will see creatures like Nile crocodiles, Angolian colobus monkeys, African hunting dogs, rock hyrax, and countless birds contained in the world’s second-largest aviary. Numerous cats, including the jaguar and ocelot, are located within the Amazonia area at the zoo, too, along with lots of New World monkeys and more. Other animals include anaconda, armadillos, sloths, bats, and the Andean condor. In a cave-like area, visitors will see the zoo’s smaller cats, such as a fishing cat, black-footed cats, clouded leopards, and a caracal, along with a few mammals that look similar to cats, like the ringtail cat, fossa, and a northern tree shrew. I love the bears, but it’s also fun to see the gibbons swinging above the river where Asian small-clawed otters splash and play. Kids seem to love Amphibia, home to the zoo’s amphibian collection, including frogs, toads, salamanders, and caecilians. Possibly the cutest critters your kids will see at the zoo are the cottontop tamarins. Nicknamed the cutest monkeys in South America, they are among the most endangered primates in the world. RIO Magazine

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KANGAROOS AND KOALA BEARS THANK YOU! The San Antonio Zoo is operated by the San Antonio Zoological Society, a non-profit organization committed to securing a future for wildlife and helping animals all over the world—and help they do! Did you know that during the terrible wildfires ravaging the homes and habitats of wild animals in Australia, the San Antonio Zoo reached out to help? Last month, the zoo announced an Australia Wildlife Fund to save animals of all kinds there and will match the first $5,000 donated. DR. DOOLITTLE WOULD BE JEALOUS Parents could take their kids to watch Dr. Doolittle talk to animals in theaters, which is fun of course, but better yet, they can let their kids walk, run, climb, ride a miniature train, whirl on a carousel, and see all sorts of animals at the zoo instead. You can even hand-feed a giraffe or a lorikeet, or stand in a cloud of beautiful butterflies thanks to some of the exciting animal experiences offered at the zoo. So, bring your family to the San Antonio Zoo. Who knows? Your kid might just turn out to be the next Dr. Doolittle!

WRITER’S BIO Janis Turk is an award-winning independent travel journalist and photographer whose new book “Frommer’s TEXAS” was recently released in stores nationwide and online. Check out her work at www.TurkTravels.com.

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You might expect to find longhorn cattle, white-tailed deer, and armadillos in the rolling fields of the Texas Hill Country. But nestled among goat ranches, peach orchards, and Texas wineries near the little town of Stonewall, you’ll find a small herd of Asian elephants and an unforgettable experience at The Preserve. Most weekends,

says Preserve owner Kari Johnson. “Contact cultivates caring and encourages conservation.” The Preserve offers an opportunity to learn more about how intelligent, powerful, and downright personable Asian elephants are, and how fragile the species is today, as human population growth encroaches on their natural turf.

visitors can get up close and personal with these well-trained, gentle giants, and learn about here and in the wild.

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ELEPHANT BOUTIQUE Down the road in Comfort, TX, you’ll their lives, their value, and their care—both find more elephant love at The Elephant Story— a charming store owned by Ed and Joy Story, whose non-profit organization supports and promotes Asian elephant conservation in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and beyond. You won’t find any elephants here, but you When guests gather in an outdoor pavilion, the elephants make their grand entrance, sauntering trunk will find a wide variety of vintage fabrics, crafts, clothing, to tail over a rolling ridge. Included with admission are and jewelry from Asian elephant countries, with profits fact-packed info sessions, activities, and photo-ops going to teachers for villagers and veterinary care for a with the elephants. Guests can even experience helping 300-elephant herd in northeast Thailand. bathe one of these massive mammals. “They get so relaxed, they go right to sleep,” a trainer told us. And, RHINO RETREAT sure enough, that’s what Becky, the youngest of the San Antonio Zoo is another great place for animal female elephants, seemed to do as we stepped gingerly experiences, and the most recent addition brings up to her with our brushes. As she enjoyed her bath, she visitors into the heart of a rhino habitat. The Savanna habitat, opened last March, includes zebras, giraffes, slowly drifted off to sleep. and most recently, two southern white rhinos, Reina Aside from bathing and drinking, the elephants use their and West. The area is lush with landscaping, a waterfall painting tools­—their trunks—to create bright canvases for rhino splashing, and a viewing deck allowing guests sold in the adjacent shop as memories of the day, along to get a closer look at this beautiful and vulnerable with photos of the “artist” with her trunk twined around species. The stunning 17-foot bronze statue at the entrance to the Savanna brings the vulnerability of the art patron. these magnificent animals’ home – it portrays the last “No matter how much you love elephants, we want three northern white rhinos, one of which sadly passed you to leave here with even more elephant love,” away two years ago.  RIO Magazine

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The zoo’s “Behind-the-Scenes” add-on experiences with rhinos, hippos, and Aldabra tortoises make conservation efforts fun and memorable. Opportunities include feeding giraffes and a “Beastly Breakfast” with hippos.

research papers and funding many programs. Sea World teams care for thousands of sick or injured animals every year, and they send out specially trained rescue teams to save distressed or trapped dolphins, sea lions, sea turtles, or other aquatic friends in trouble around the world.

The Savanna portion of the zoo includes educating and inspiring the next generation of humans at the Will Smith Zoo School, which was recently awarded the Zoological Association of America’s prestigious 2019 Educational Award of Excellence, for encouraging future conservationists.

GOING BATS The heart of Texas is also the heart of a global network of bat conservation. Bat Conservation International (BCI), headquartered in Austin, is focused on these tiny winged mammals that form critical links in the planet’s ecosystem. Bracken Cave, just outside San Antonio, is the world’s largest nursery for Mexican free-tailed bats. With 15 million bats, (almost all are expectant or new mothers), roosting in a vast cave, it’s thought to be the single largest concentration of mammals anywhere on earth! It’s incredibly cool to witness the nightly “emergence” from the cave, as hundreds of thousands of bats spiral out in a great cloud for their nocturnal buffet of flying insects. BCI members can attend special viewing tours at Bracken, through the spring and fall seasons.

WILD WATERS Marine mammals rule SeaWorld San Antonio, where conservation and rescue are all part of the package at the 250-acre park made famous by magnificent orcas. Five black and white killer whales continue to serve as ambassadors to stress the value of conservation. The park prides itself on bringing humans in close contact with marine mammals in all sorts of educational and fun ways – including personalized experiences, from swimming with dolphins and beluga whales to feeding and touching stingrays, and meeting penguins and sea lions up close and personal, (all supervised by the park’s zoological team). The experiences help build a bond with these animals that are such an essential part of our life on earth. The back story is the dedicated care the professional team provide for the animals, and the research they do for prestigious universities and Marine Mammal programs worldwide. Their scientists work with National Fish and Wildlife on species preservation and conservation, publishing

The neighboring bat population inspired the name of a local craft beer company, Freetail Brewing. Profits from their special Nocturnal Nectar brew support BCI. And their Conserveza beer, brewed year-round, helps support conservation at the San Antonio Zoo. So, lift a glass to conservation in all its forms, and to wildlife everywhere.

WRITER’S BIO Susan Yerkes is an award-winning San Antoniobased journalist and travel writer.

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By Dawn Robinette

In a world where mail is more electronic than snail and photos are seemingly snapped by the hundreds every second, postcards might seem an outdated souvenir. And, yet, these colorful, picture-perfect mementos of sights seen and places enjoyed are as popular as ever. In today’s digital age, where everything is instant, postcards require extra effort. Shopping for just the right one, writing a personal message, adding postage, then finding a mailbox. The smiles they produce make it all worthwhile.

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The River Walk never fails to inspire; you can find fabulous postcards at almost every bend and curve of the river. No one knows San Antonio better than the San Antonio Official Visitors Information Center, so it’s no surprise they also feature an array of postcards as pleasant as the advice they provide for visiting the entire city. Located in Alamo Plaza across from the Alamo, the center is a fantastic resource for where to find the real-life destination that graces the postcards. From the beloved missions to gorgeous night shots of the River Walk, the postcard selection there is colorful, fun, and plentiful.

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While in Alamo Plaza, visit the Shrine of Texas Liberty, the Alamo. A photo in front is a must, but don’t miss taking home a great postcard of the most iconic building in Texas. The Alamo gift shop features fantastic postcard offerings that include silhouettes of the Alamo, as well as a multi-card set featuring all the missions, which are protected landmarks by (UNESCO) United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organizations World Heritage. Tour all five and gather memories to match the postcards. Another Alamo gift option is a postcard that includes a DVD of the Alamo, ensuring that your picture postcard truly tells a story when it arrives. Bonus: any purchases made at the Alamo help raise funds for the building’s preservation, ensuring the Alamo is around for future generations to enjoy. To deepen your experience of the Alamo, visit the Briscoe Western Art Museum. Nestled on the River Walk, the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s collection features Santa Anna’s sword – yes, that Santa Anna – and a diorama of the Alamo that brings the battle to life. Museum gift shops offer an elevated selection, and the Briscoe’s gift shop is no exception with postcards featuring throwbacks to the Old West, with everything from Roy Rogers to vintage cowboy scenes. And purchases help further the Briscoe’s mission of sharing the story of the American west, so you can feel good about stocking up for your postcard collection. thesanantonioriverwalk.com

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Postcard Postage through the years (1830s to now)

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Collectors enjoy the hunt for vintage treasures and a stop by Alamo Antique Mall does not disappoint. With vintage postcards from San Antonio and around the world on vertical displays and in an array of boxes, you will enjoy seeing old pictures of the Alamo and other San Antonio landmarks, alongside images from Paris, Germany, New York, and more. One of the best finds is an offering of stereoscope cards: antique cards that show double photos, one for each eye, requiring a stereoscope for full enjoyment. Stereoscopes predate the viewfinders children played with, helping the eyes merge two pictures into one 3D image. The old black-and-white and colorized images on stereoscope cards are great finds for collectors and offer a fun glimpse into the past. Any hunt for postcard treasures must include a stop at the Shops at Rivercenter. Whether or not you choose to enjoy a movie at the AMC Rivercenter 11, be sure to stop into the gift shop for an array of both San Antonio and Texas postcards, including Davy Crockett’s famous quote, “You may all go to hell, and I’ll go to Texas.” Other cards include sights of iconic Texas wildflowers and great shots of the River Walk.

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Another terrific postcard stop inside the Shops at Rivercenter is Life in Alamo City, where you’ll find a fun wooden variation of the standard postcard. Featuring iconic San Antonio scenes printed on birchwood, the wood versions can be mailed just like their paper sisters. The collection includes the same images printed on both cardstock and wood, letting you see how the photos appear on both materials; either are suitable for framing, mailing to someone who deserves a piece of art from San Antonio. WRITER’S BIO An award-winning writer, communications expert, and military spouse who enjoys unearthing new discoveries and revisiting old favorites in her adopted hometown. Dawn Robinette has a passion for telling stories. You can read more of her work at AlamoCityMoms.com/blog.

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By Dan R. Goddard

One of San Antonio’s most influential architects is British-born Alfred Giles (1853-1920), who designed grand homes for some of the city’s most prominent citizens beginning in the 1870s. One of Giles’ most noteworthy designs is the city’s first house museum, the Edward Steves Homestead, located in the King William Historic District. Another one of Giles’ brilliant designs is the impressive Maverick Carter House, located near the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts; this mansion is now dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Texas Poet Laureate. The founder of what became Pioneer Flour Mills built a limestone house for himself called the Carl Hilmar Guenther House, which today is home to a restaurant and museum honoring the German immigrant’s legacy. STEVES’ HOMESTEAD Born in Middlesex, England, architect Alfred Giles began his career as an apprentice at Giles and Bivens while studying art at the University of London. After completing his training, he immigrated to the United States in 1873 and settled in San Antonio. He first worked for John H. Kampmann, an architect, and building contractor, before opening his own firm in 1876. One of his designs is the Edward Steves Homestead, a three-story French Renaissance Revival-style mansion in the King William Historic District. The elegant three-story mansion on the east bank of the San Antonio River was built in 1876 for the founder of the Steves’ Lumber Company, Edward Steves. The ashlar limestone structure features a concave mansard roof with decorative iron cresting, characteristic of the French Second Empire, thesanantonioriverwalk.com

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and the Italian Villa styles. With parlor doors featuring American-made etched glass panels, the house had remarkably modern features for its time, including a telephone line, electric lighting, and running water. The first floor has a parlor, sitting room, dining room, conservatory, kitchen, and office, while the second floor housed four bedrooms and the servants’ quarters, and the unfinished third floor provided room for billiards, cards, and dancing. The main lawn has an oval, red-gravel pathway that encompasses a vine-covered pergola and a circular cast-iron fountain acquired at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition in 1876. Steves’ granddaughter donated the house to the Conservation Society of San Antonio in 1952. After two years of restoration based on historical photographs, it became the city’s first house museum. Now the Steves’ Homestead is open six days a week for self-guided and guided tours. While still owned by the Conservation Society, the home is operated by Villa Finale: Museum & Gardens, located next door. MAVERICK CARTER HOUSE The astronomical observatory on the roof should be a tip-off the Maverick Carter House is no ordinary Gilded Age mansion. Currently dedicated to inspiring learning through music, poetry, and astronomy, the three-story, 23-room limestone house near the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts honors the spirit and passions of Aline Badger Carter, artist, educator, RIO Magazine

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musician, and humanitarian, who served as Texas Poet Laureate from 1947 to 1949. Designed by Alfred Giles, the Richardsonian Romanesque house has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1998 and became a Texas Historic Landmark in 2010. The Maverick Carter House was built in 1893 for real estate developer William Harvey Maverick, son of Samuel Augustus Maverick, who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. H.C. Carter, an attorney and former president of the Texas Bar Association, purchased the house in 1914. Aline, his second wife, converted the firstfloor library into a chapel and constructed the mini-observatory on the roof around 1925. Born in San Antonio, Aline studied at the Boston Conservatory of Music, Eric Pape School of Art, and Wellesley College. She began writing poetry professionally after her husband’s death in 1948 and was published in periodicals and poetry anthologies. Today, the Maverick Carter House presents the Aline B. Carter Poetry Prize of Young Poets, administered by Gemini Ink, which awards high school students for various poetry styles each Fiesta season. Aline also helped cofound Texas Poetry Day, celebrated on Oct. 15, which honors all Texas poets. Presenting poetry readings, educational events, and concerts throughout the year, the Maverick Carter House is open for tours on Tuesdays and Saturdays. With rusticated stone walls and sills, round and arched windows, a rounded tower with a conical roof, a porte-cochère, and a slate roof, the house features multiple parlors and bedrooms. Bird’s eye maple and oak wainscoting, hard pine doors and window frames, sandstone 30 30 RIO RIOMagazine Magazine

mantelpieces, and parquet floors decorate the interior. GUENTHER HOUSE Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, one of the oldest houses in the King William Historic District is the Carl Hilmar Guenther House, named for the founder of what is now known as Pioneer Flour Mills. A trained cabinet maker, stonemason, and millwright, he arrived in Texas from Germany in 1851 and built his first mill in San Antonio eight years later. Constructed with limestone blocks quarried from near Brackenridge Park and with mortar containing local sand reinforced with horsehair, the house was initially built in 1859 but extensively modified in 1915 – with details reflecting the influence of the Arts and Crafts Movement popular in the early 20th century. Today a museum, gift shop, and restaurant, the Guenther House, serving more than 200,000 lip-smacking guests a year, is renowned for its all-American breakfast menu made with Pioneer products, such as Pioneer Buttermilk Biscuits smothered with Pioneer Country Gravy or a San Antonio River Mill Brand Southern Sweet Cream waffle. The gift shop features a large selection of kitchen products. You can order Pioneer products to be shipped across the country. The library is now the museum, which displays mill memorabilia such as antique baking accessories, cookie cutters, and Dresden china plates.

click on this: CARL HILMAR GUENTHER HOUSE Guentherhouse.com CONSERVATION SOCIETY OF SAN ANTONIO Saconservation.org EDWARD STEVES HOMESTEAD Villafinale.org/edward-steves-homestead GEMINI INK Geminiink.org KING WILLIAM HISTORIC DISTRICT Sanantonio.gov/historic/scoutsa/ historicdistricts/kingwilliam MAVERICK CARTER HOUSE Maverickcarterhouse.org TOBIN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Tobincenter.org VILLA FINALE: MUSEUM & GARDENS Villafinale.org

WRITER’S BIO Dan R. Goddard is a longtime San Antonio arts writer.

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Hold onto your dance shoes cause your mind is about to be blown by three very different styles of performances that will rivet you to your seat while your feet can’t stop moving. From a magic carpet ride courtesy of the Broadway hit Aladdin at the Majestic Theatre to ancient China with the Shen Yun dance company at the Tobin Center to an unlikely mash-up of ballet and hip hop at the Carver Center! ALADDIN AT THE MAJESTIC THEATRE Are you ready to discover a whole new world? Or, maybe a more familiar world of Disney magic. Well, get prepared because Aladdin is flying his magic carpet from Broadway down to San Antonio. The producer of The Lion King brings the timeless story of Aladdin to the stage in a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy, and breathtaking dance. It is going to be an extraordinary event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite, and dreams come to life on the stage. Who wouldn’t want to see the stuff of their childhood fantasy come to life in front of them? The show will take place at the historic Majestic Theatre in the center of Downtown. The theatre itself is a spectacle of wonder and amazement. Make sure to check out the stunning interior architecture while you search for your seats and make runs to the bar during intermission. There are shows on March 25 at 7:30 p.m., March 26 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., March 27 at 8:00 p.m., March 28 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., March 29 at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., and March 31 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $36 per person. Complete your theatre night out with drinks at the historic Bohanan’s, or dinner at The Palm across the street. SHEN YUN AT THE TOBIN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Shen Yun translates to “the beauty of divine beings dancing,” and the name says it all! Established in New York in 2006, this dance company has been wowing audiences around the world ever since. Through music, dance, and stunning costume, the Shen Yun dance company takes us on a journey through over 5,000 years of Chinese culture and art. You will be on the edge of your seat as the show explores heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales alongside vibrant dancers. The experience is enhanced by an orchestra and amazing animated backdrops that become part of the action. Chinese dance is at the heart of what Shen Yun does. Known for its incredible flips and spins, and its gentle elegance, it is one of the most rigorous and expressive art forms in the world. The show covers three distinct styles of Chinese dance refined over thousands of years. This includes classical Chinese dance, which was once passed down through the royal imperial courts but has now developed into the light and colorful style. The show also dives into folk and ethnic dance of

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Asia, representing the culture of the peaceful plains of both Tibet and Mongolia. The audience will also get an insight into Chinese history and lore through traditional story-based dance, covering cultural heroes like Mulan. Shen Yun will be performing at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts on March 27 at 7:30 p.m., March 28, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and March 29 at 1:00 p.m. The Tobin Center is located along the River Walk just a short walk north of Downtown. Tickets start at $83.50. Before the show, stop off at Ocho for dinner or a drink. You may be inspired to dance there too, but it will be in Havana style! HIPLET BALLERINAS AT THE CARVER COMMUNITY CULTURAL CENTER So, you may hear the word “ballet” and think boring and stuffy, but I bet you never heard ballet and associated it with the musical stylings of Beyoncé. The Hiplet Ballerinas are coming to San Antonio to change that! Hiplet went viral on Instagram in 2016 and has received worldwide recognition with one goal in mind: to make ballet accessible to all. Hiplet is a fun-fusion between classical pointe technique, hip-hop, and a variety of other urban dance styles. The dance style has taken off to become a global phenomenon since its creation by Artistic Director Homer Hans Bryant in the early ’90s and is now performed around the globe. Performances may incorporate the rhythms of African drums with Tchaikovsky, arabesques, beat-boxing, and even tango en pointe, all while showcasing Hiplet’s trademark sass, hip movements, and struts against popular music. Grab your friends because you won’t want to miss the one and only San Antonio performance this month. You can catch the show at the Carver Community Cultural Center, located on Downtown’s Eastside, just a short drive on March 20 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are only $35 per person. Plié to The Cherrity Bar after the show for drinks and ramen to complete the experience. WRITER’S BIO Drew Henry is the founder of the Design Dudes blog. During the week, he’s blogging about the coolest style, and on the weekends, he is getting active! Instagram @design_dudes, Facebook and Twitter @designdudeslife and on the web at designdudeslife.com .

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on Day one. . . DAY 1 – GET YOUR GREEN ON

Festive Float On March 14, 15 & 17, follow the sounds of the bagpipes to the River Walk as it transforms into the River Shannon in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. In 1969 the tradition began as a publicity stunt to attract people to visit the River Walk. I think it worked! Chug a green beer and enjoy Irish entertainment and a tater tot eating contest at the Arneson River Theater. Check out schedules, dates, and times on the River Walk website.

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ALAMO HEROES The Irish people have a long tradition of fighting The Harp and Shamrock for freedom, a desire which burned Society of Texas bright during the most infamous battle in Texas history. To commemorate their contributions during the battle of the Alamo, the after song. An Irish Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas lay a wreath at whiskey highball doesn’t the historic site to honor Irish soldiers. Tuesday, March hurt either. 17, at noon, visit the front of the Alamo for a brief yet meaningful ceremony. A BRIT OF FUN Fun fact: The patron saint of Ireland A TOAST About a block away from the Alamo is a great himself, St. Patrick, was spot to grab a pint and toast to the city’s Irish roots. born in Britain. So it Maddy McMurphy’s Irish Sports Bar has live music, $3 seems only fitting to party pints daily, and Irish pasties — an “Irish empanada” for at Mad Dog’s British Pub. those who only speak San Antonio food lingo. Or, for a The pub traditionally has solid $10, you can get a pizza and a pint of green beer. Irish-themed fun and food in March, but if it makes you feel A SONG A stop at Durty Nelly’s is a great River Walk better, opt for a Smithwick’s experience, but on St. Pat’s, it’s a necessity. Patterened or a Guinness on draught. Mad after a pub in Limerick, the quaint interior suggests a Dog’s is also a sponsor of the step back to the old country. dyeing of the river, so reserve a spot on one of their party boats to Dueling fireplaces, peanut shells on the floor, and a be a part of the parade. talented piano player/singer lead pub-goers in song, 36 RIO Magazine

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DAY 2 – THIRTEEN DAYS OF THE ALAMO HISTORIC TRIBUTE - March 2 is Texas Independence Day, so if you can’t make it to the Alamo for the wreath-laying, there’s time all month to pay homage to the site of the most historic battle in Texas’s fight for independence. Walk in the footsteps of Texas legends, and take in a somber moment inside the city’s famous mission. To fully appreciate the history of the Alamo, stop by the IMAX theater at Rivercenter beforehand for an immersive showing of Alamo: The Price of Freedom. LONE STAR LUNCH - Treat yourself to some local grub with lunch at The Republic of Texas. This River Walk restaurant has some substantial menu choices like Akaushi burgers and chicken-fried chicken. Or venture south of the border with a plate of chicken enchiladas verdes — the mild green tomatillo sauce, cheese, and sour cream cover the top with the chicken snugly folded within.

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TEXAS TREASURES - Before Bass Pro Shops thought to blend taxidermy with retail, a San Antonio gal named Emile Friedrich was accepting jars of rattlesnake rattles in exchange for drinks inside The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum. Since 1881, the city has embraced this local saloon and museum featuring exotic animals from across the globe, along with artifacts like handguns, shotguns, badges, and a replica of Bonnie and Clyde’s getaway car. Saddle up to the bar for a Shiner Bock and snag a souvenir coonskin cap in the gift shop to show your ultimate Alamo pride. LAST YEEHAW - Top off a truly Texan day with a nightcap at Maverick Whiskey. Just a short mosey from the Alamo sits a distillery and brewery on the original Maverick family homestead. While there, get yourself a Longhorn Lemonade – a refreshing bourbon-based drink with prickly pear, lemon and, ginger beer. thesanantonioriverwalk.com

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DAY 3 WHERE THE WILD THINGS GROW WILDFLOWER TRAIL Coast along the country roads from Boerne to Fredericksburg to behold a joyous sight: spring wildflowers in bloom! If your timing is right, you’ll witness waves of color unfurl across the Hill Country landscape as you make your way to Wildseed Farms. Kick up your boots at the Brewbonnet Biergarten or sip a perfectly balanced Tempranillo at the vineyard tasting room. Admission is free to the country’s largest working wildflower farm! And if you don’t post a picture of yourself next to the wildflowers, did you even come to San Antonio? NOT-SO-SECRET GARDEN - The San Antonio Botanical Garden is in bloom year-round, but March is a great time

to take a piece of it home with you during the Spring Break plant sale. It’s the perfect opportunity to start the butterfly garden you’ve wanted, to learn more about native plants, or to integrate more nature into your home. ANIMAL LOVERS Lunch at Rainforest Café includes dining beside realistic animatronic elephants and monkeys with the sounds of the rainforest in the background. Head to the wildest spot in town is the San Antonio Zoo with memorable experiences like feeding a giraffe, behind-thescenes hippo tours, and feeding the birds at Lory Landing. And fans of the iconic Kiddie Park can bask in nostalgia on the weekends now that the city’s treasured amusement park

has relocated to the zoo. Closeout your animal-centric day with an upscale dinner on SA’s Northside at Eddie V’s Prime Seafood serving delicious wild seafood like Kung Pao Calamari, South African lobster tails, or Hawaiian Yellowtail Sashimi 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. wordpress.com. Or follow her on FB + IG @crystalhenrywrites and Twitter @ chenrywrites.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 3/28 from 10 a.m. to 7p.m. 8-Bit Block Party Video gaming, comics, and fantasy all rolled into one big celebration of pop culture. San Antonio Events Center

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3/3 @ 8 p.m. Walkin’ the Line: The Johnny Cash Tribute Charline McCombs Empire Theatre 3/4 @ 6 p.m. Overkill Aztec Theatre 3/14, 15 & 17 Dyeing of the River Walk View the transformation starting at Mad Dogs British Pub and continuing throughout downtown as the water changes to look like the emerald green waters of the River Shannon in Ireland. We swirl in 25-gallons of eco-friendly green dye while you grab a drink and a seat outdoors to hear the bagpipers on the dye boat. River Walk

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Judge Nelson Wolff and his wife, Tracy, who founded the Hidalgo Foundation of Bexar County. Brackenridge Park 3/27-3/29 San Antonio Boat & Outdoor Expo This is one of San Antonio’s largest outdoor lifestyle events, featuring boats and RV dealers with plenty for fishers and campers to see, too. Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall 3/28 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Beer & Graffiti Festival Maverick Park

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3/5-4/11 Dragons Love Tacos Recommended for ages 3 and up. Magik Theatre 3/5 @ 7:30 p.m. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure 35th Anniversary Tour with Paul Reubens Aztec Theatre 3/6-3/8 Paw Patrol Live! H-E-B Performance Hall at Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

3/6 @ 7 p.m. Who’s Bad – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Aztec Theatre 3/6 @ 8 p.m. Harry Connick, Jr. True Love: An Intimate Performance Majestic Theatre 3/9 @ 7 p.m. Viva Selena H-E-B Performance Hall at Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 3/12 @ 7 p.m. Kamasi Washington Aztec Theatre 3/12 @ 7:30 p.m. The Temptations and The Four Tops Majestic Theatre

One Night with You, starring Dean Z – The Ultimate Elvis Charline McCombs Empire Theatre 3/19 @ 7 p.m. Dan + Shay: The (Arena) Tour AT&T Center 3/20 @ 1:30 p.m. Sunny Ozuna Traders Village 3/21 @ 7:30 p.m. Geoff Tate’s Empire 30th Anniversary Tour Aztec Theatre 3/28 @ 7:30 p.m. TobyMac: Hits Deep Tour 2020 AT&T Center 3/28 @ 8 p.m. Penny & Sparrow: Finch Tour Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater at Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

PERFORMING ARTS Through 3/1 Come From Away Majestic Theatre

3/1 @ 7 p.m. An American in Paris H-E-B Performance Hall at Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

3/7 @ 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. The Illusionists: Live from Broadway Get your tickets before they disappear. Majestic Theatre

3/7 @ 8 p.m. Gabriel Iglesias AT&T Center 3/14 @ 7 p.m. & 10 p.m. Ali Wong Majestic Theatre

3/8 from 12-4 p.m. Paella Challenge The 11th annual contest brings together U.S. and international chefs for a lively paella competition, including a high school category. The afternoon includes entertainment, wine, and more. Mission County Park 3/14 @ 8 p.m.

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The Office: A Musical Parody H-E-B Performance Hall at Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 3/19-3/22 An Evening with C.S. Lewis Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater at Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 3/20 @ 11 a.m. Hiplet Ballerinas Jo Long Theatre at Carver Community Cultural Center

Admissions The Public Theater of San Antonio 3/25-4/12 Aladdin Majestic Theatre 3/27-3/29 Shen Yun Performing Arts H-E-B Performance Hall at Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

3/5-3/7 UIL Girls Basketball State Tournament Alamodome

3/20-4/12 Our Town The Classic Theatre of San Antonio

3/27-4/19 Bright Star The Public Theater of San Antonio 3/28 @ 8 p.m. Big Mama Jama Remix: Let the Record Show Jo Long Theatre at Carver Community Cultural Center

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3/1 @ 3 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Rockford IceHogs Sunday Funday AT&T Center

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3/7 @ 7:30 p.m. Synergy: Music and Sculpture Agarita, a new chamber ensemble, will perform a range of works from the classical period to the present as an auditory companion to sculptor Danville Chadbourne’s art on display during the concert. UIW Concert Hall at University of the Incarnate Word

3/17 @ 7:30 p.m. Alan Parsons Live Project The Grammy-winning entertainer, producer, and audio engineer presents his legendary rock concert, featuring collaborator Eric Woolfson and a rotating cast of studio musicians. H-E-B Performance Hall at Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

3/6 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Texas Stars Los Chimuelos de San Antonio $1 Drink Night AT&T Center 3/7 @ 2 p.m. San Antonio FC vs. Real Monarchs SLC Toyota Field

3/8 @ 3 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Milwaukee Admirals Pucks & Paws Sunday Funday AT&T Center

3/22 @ 6 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Utah Jazz Rudy Gay Bobblehead Night AT&T Center

3/10 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Dallas Mavericks Military Appreciation Night AT&T Center

3/23 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Manitoba Moose Sunday Funday AT&T Center

3/12-3/14 UIL Boys Basketball State Tournament Alamodome 3/13 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Denver Nuggets AT&T Center 3/14 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Coyote Birthday Night AT&T Center 3/16 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies St. Patrick’s Day AT&T Center 3/20 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Chicago Bulls AT&T Center 3/21 @ 3 p.m. San Antonio FC vs. Phoenix Rising FC Toyota Field

3/31 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Iowa Wild Winning Weekday AT&T Center

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Through 4/5 Re/Devaluing Colorism: Intersections of Skin Color and Currency Southwest School of Art Through 4/19 The Magic of Clay and Fire: Japanese Contemporary Ceramics San Antonio Museum of Art Through 4/26 Robert L. B. Tobin: Collector, Curator, Visionary McNay Art Museum Through 4/26 Visibilities: Intrepid Women of Artpace Artpace

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29 Joe’s Crab Shack -

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14 Salt Grass - Donella

ATTRACTIONS & SHOPPING

15 Paesanos - Lincoln Heights

1 The Rim

16 Paesanos - 1604

2 Six Flags Fiesta Texas

26 Augies Barbed Wire

3 The Shops at La Cantera

Smokehouse

28 Joe’s Crab Shack -

San Antonio Quarry

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4 SeaWorld of San Antonio 5 North Star Mall

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6 The Forum Shops

17 K1 Speed

7 Vineyard Shopping Center

18 McNay Art Museum

21 The Alamo

8 Alamo Quarry Market

19 Morgan’s Wonderland

22 Mission Conception

9 Splashtown

20 The DoSeum

23 Mission San José

10 Alamo Helicopter Tours

27 Flipz Trampoline Park

24 Mission San Juan

11 San Antonio Zoo

28 Extreme Escape

25 Mission Espada

12 San Antonio Botanical Garden

29 San Antonio Aquarium

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COUPONS Tower of the Americas

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

$2 OFF

General Adult Admission SAVE UP TO $8 Open Tue–Sun 10AM with seasonal closing hours | Closed Mondays Expires 03/31/2020

FREE BASKET OF HAND BATTERED FRIED PICKLES With the purchase of TWO dinner menu entrees.

237 Loyosa, San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-9374 www.riverrestaurants.com Limit one coupon per table. Expires 03/31/2020

2

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OFF TOWER TICKET

126 Losoya St, San Antonio, TX, 78205

(210) 212-7299

www.biergartenriverwalk.com

FREE

701 Bowie, San Antonio, TX 78205

210.223.3101

KRAUTWURST BALLS

TowerOfTheAmericas.com

with purchase of TWO – ONE LITER BIERS

Ticket includes unlimited access to Observation Deck, Flags over Texas & 4-D Theater Ride. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Limit one $2.00 off coupon per person. No cash value.

One coupon per table. For dine in guests only. Expires 03/31/2020

Expires 03/31/2020

10% OFF

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

this La Villita location

Plaza Taxco (Excluding Sales Items)

FREE CHEF’S APPETIZER OF THE DAY

With the purchase of an adult entrée.

See our ads on pages 27 & 56

One coupon per table per visit. Offer at Riverwalk location only. Must present coupon. Expires 03/31/2020

10% OFF this La Villita location

FREE FLAUTAS

Chef’s Surprise Appetizer

(seasoned chicken rolled up in a tortilla)

With purchase of 2 entrées

with the purchase of 1 entrée

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

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

FREE CHILE CON QUESO!

with purchase of an Entrée

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at this La Villita location

ADULT OR CHILD TICKET

301 Alamo Plaza •210-224-9299

RIPLEYS.COM/SANANTONIO

Not valid with any other offer. Good up to six people. Expires 03/31/20 • ©RIPLEY ENTERTAINMENT INC. - RIO MAG

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One per table, please. Dine in only. Expires 03/31/2020.

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

Redeem this coupon for a f ree order of Chile con Queso. Not valid with any other offer. One coupon per 4 entrées. Dine-in only. Expires 12/31/20.

(Excluding Sales Items)

(Excluding Sales Items)

angelita

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Next to the food courts at The Shops at Rivercenter

210-227-9100 Show coupon for 10% OFF your purchase. River Center Mall location Only.

$

Coupon not valid with other offers. Expires 03/31/20

2

OFF Complimentary House Dessert with order of an entrée.

an Adult Entrée with this ad Ice Cold Drinks & Good Texas Food 245 E. Commerce River Level at Navarro & Crockett 210-227-RITA • www.ritasontheriver.com

12/31/20

111 W. Crockett Street, Suite 101 (210) 227-2782 paesanosriverwalk.com Not valid with any other offer or discount. Offer only valid at Paesanos Riverwalk location.

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

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

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

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

210-651-6101 •naturalbridgecaverns.com

Not Valid With Any Other Discount or Program. Expires 12/31/2021. 10124

20% OFF

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

ENTIRE GUEST CHECK

One coupon, per check, per visit. Not valid with any other coupons or promotional offers. Coupon has no cash value. No change returned. Taxes and gratuity not included. Alcoholic beverages not included. Valid only 903 E. Commerce St. San Antonio, TX location. Selection and prices may vary. Only original coupon accepted. Photocopied and Internet printed or purchased coupons are not valid. No substitutions. © 2014 DFO, LLC. Printed in the U.S.A. Offer ends 03/31/20

$5 OFF

Harley Davidson Dealer T-Shirt Expires 03/31/20

03/31/20

111 West Crockett Street 210-212-4461 cowboysalamocityharley.com

*Short sleeve t-shirts only. Applies to dealer t-shirt wall only. Limit one coupon per person. Full price items only. No additional discounts apply. Expires 03/31/2020

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS DINING/RESTAURANTS

Acenar www.acenar.com 210-222-2362

BierGarten www.biergartenriverwalk.com 210-212-7299 Boudro’s A Texas Bistro on the River Walk www.boudros.com 210-224-8484

The Original Mexican Restaurant & Bar www.theoriginalmexican.com 210-224-9951 On the Bend Oyster Bar & Lounge www.onthebendsa.com 210-354-3002 Paesanos RiverWalk www.paesanosriverwalk.com 210-227-2782

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

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

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 Dick’s Last Resort www.dickslastresort.com 210-224-0026 Fogo de Chao www.fogodechao.com 210-227-1700 Guadalajara Grill www.guadalajaragrill.us 210-222-1992 Iron Cactus www.ironcactus.com 210-224-9835 Landry’s Saltgrass Steakhouse www.saltgrass.com 210-222-9092 Landry’s Seafood www.landrysseafood.com 210-229-1010 Lonestar Restaurants www.riverrestaurants.com 210-223-9374 MadDogs British Pub www.maddogs.net 210-222-0220 Mi Tierra Café www.mitierracafe.com 210-225-1262 La Margarita Mexican Restaurant www.lamargarita.com 210-227-7140

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SHOPPING

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 Dave & Buster’s www.daveandbusters.com 210-951-3600 GO RIO River Cruises www.goriocruises.com 210-227-4746 LEGOLAND Discovery Center/San Antonio www.SanAntonioLEGOLANDDiscoveryCenter.com Mirror Maze 210-224-2288

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

Natural Bridge Caverns www.naturalbridgecavernscom 210-651-6101

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

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

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

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

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

Sealife San Antonio www.SEALIFE.com/San-Antonio

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

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

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

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

Shops at Rivercenter www.shoprivercenter.com 210-225-0000 Texas Western Wearhouse www.texaswesternwearhouse.com 210-549-1686

NIGHTLIFE

HOTELS

Wyndham Resorts www.wyndham.com

MUSEUM

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

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RIO Magazine March 2020  

The Official Magazine of the River Walk

RIO Magazine March 2020  

The Official Magazine of the River Walk