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by Johnnie De La Garza
by Angela Rabke
14 KIDS & FAMILY
26 HISTORY & CULTURE
Surefire Cures for a Spring Fever by Carole Miller
Arts & Entertainment
Mothers’ Influences are Everywhere
Museum Reach & King William
Shops at Rivercenter
30 HEALTH & RECREATION Road & River
by Susan Yerkes
A Beautiful Pearl
by Denise Richter
18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Making Memories with Mom
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Happy Hour with a Salute
Greater San Antonio
by Michele Stanush
ON THE COVER Yellow Ribbon Project is a thoughtful way to honor those who have served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. Ribbons may be sponsored through May 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM, the day of the Armed Forces River Parade. The patriotic parade is free to attend anywhere along the 2 1/2 mile route downtown on the River Walk. The parade is sponsored by Budweiser and Silver Eagle Distributors. www.TheSanAntonioRIverWalk.com RIO Magazine is the official publication of the Paseo Del Rio Association. All expressions of opinions and statements of supposed facts are published on the authority of the writer and cannot be regarded as expressing the views of the Paseo Del Rio Association or its Publisher. Advertisements do not imply sponsorship or endorsement by the Paseo Del Rio Association or its Publisher.
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TAKE A PICTURE IT LASTS LONGER For the past 14 years, I have raised my son as a single mom. I keep a mental inventory of everything I’ve done wrong or could have done better. But then I run across a vacation photo of just Max or of us together, and our smiles remind me that maybe, just maybe, it wasn’t all bad parenting. Photographs, and today social media, preserve our treasured memories and reminds us of how fast they grow up and the importance of spending time together – while they still tolerate us. Vacations, even simple weekend getaways, when their guards are down are when the golden moments of parenting happen. A confidence is shared. A smile is returned. A memory is made. And a photo is taken. Remember to take photos, lots and lots of photos. Cause we just don’t know if they will visit us in the nursing home. And if they don’t, that’s okay we have photos to remind us we were good parents. Happy Mother’s Day!
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By Johnnie de la Garza
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Chips and 3 Salsas at Barriba Cantina
Texas enjoys a strong military presence with over 173,000 active-duty and reservist residing in the Lone Star State. San Antonio was dubbed Military City U.S.A. because we are home to the lion’s share. 12% of San Antonio’s population are veterans (highest among cities with 1 million plus people), and all branches of the Armed Forces have a presence here. Nationally, May is Armed Forces Appreciation Month with Armed Forces Day held the third Saturday of that month. Needless to say, May is a busy month ‘round these here parts. The River Walk is home to the only river parade in the nation celebrating Armed Forces Day. The River Walk takes great pride in saying “thank you” to service members, both active and retired. And is a favorite place for service personnel to enjoy scrumptious food and drink deals throughout the year. Let’s get crackin’ at Joe’s Crab Shack. For the sand-in-your-toes feel without the sunburn, Joe’s is the spot. This is a seafood lover’s paradise especially if you love crustaceans. A daily special is “all you can eat shrimp.” It’s a fill-you-up kind of thing that features hot & cold peel n’ eat shrimp, coconut shrimp, and crispy shrimp and includes hushpuppies and fries. There is also $2 Twosdays with fun bites like popcorn shrimp, raw oysters, fried pickles, crab taters and fried cheese sticks. Wash it down with $2 Twosday drinks like Shack Punch, Twosday Rita or sangria. On Monday-Friday from 4-7 they offer daily Happy Hour $3 specials on favorites like Hurricanes and $5 will get a Patron Margarita. The realistic looking Joe’s Shark Bite signature drink is a bloody good cocktail with Bacardi Limón Rum, Absolut Vodka, Cruzan 151 Rum, blue curaçao, sweet & sour and a dangerous dose of grenadine. This is a fun interactive drink with a keepsake shark to take home. And Joe’s salutes our military with a 20% off military discount with I.D. Want more to do than just eat and drink? Well, the next stop is Dave & Buster’s Rivercenter where the games begin. Here folks can eat, drink, play and watch sports all under one roof. Play the classics like Pac-Man or be radical and try something new in their Million Dollar Midway. Keep up with the latest sports on their many HDTVs with epic stadium sound. Never miss a moment of a favorite sportscast while playing the newest state-of-the-art games. Dave & Buster’s is famous for games because they have tons of games for all ages. Translation: this place is family
Left to right: Dave & Busters Miami Ice, Pretzel Dogs at Dave & Busters, and Barriba Cantina’s Mexican Deviled Eggs.
Shark Bite at Joe’s Crab Shack
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friendly so be sure to bring the kiddos and let them have a great time too. Mon – Fri from 4:307pm join your office for an after work Happy Hour when cocktails are ½ off and wine and 22 oz. drafts are $1 off. Order some late-night menu specials like Pepperoni Pretzel Pull-Apart or Pretzel Dogs. Late-night menu specials are Sun-Thurs 9:30 pm-Close and Fri & Sat 11:30 pm to close. Dave & Buster’s offers a military discount every Monday of 20% off their total purchase when they show their Military I.D. Next stop is the Hard Rock Café where dining is surrounded by a collection of music memorabilia from many famous rock legends. Key items found on display include Ozzy Osbourne’s black velvet jacket and Eddie Van Halen’s Charvel guitar. Hard Rock’s three levels of patios offer one of the best spots on the River Walk for dining and enjoying a picturesque view. Bring a Texas-sized appetite when coming here because they don’t skimp on helpings. May is a great time to visit the café as their World Burger Tour featuring legendary burgers from around the globe starts May 1st. The Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands, where local bands will compete for a $1,000 prize, runs May 18-25. The winner will also be featured on their Armed Forces River Parade float on May 20. Special drinks will include Southern Rock, Hurricane, Electric Blues, Mojito and Triple Platinum Margarita. Be sure to stop by the on-site Rock Shop® to pick up a piece of music history. In recognition of Military Appreciation Month, Hard Rock is offering a 20% military discount on food, nonalcoholic drinks and merchandise with military I.D. For the last stop, visit an authentic Mexican cantina for a fiesta celebration. When leaving Hard Rock Café and before getting to County Line, look up to find Barriba Cantina. Once inside, one is immediately transported to a
quaint Mexican town somewhere in Mexico. Enjoy the street foods south of the border, did someone say Chipotle Pork Carnitas, along with cervezas and handcrafted cocktails made with fresh fruit and juices? On MexiCan Monday they have 12 oz. cans of Tecate /Tecate Light for $2.75. Craft Cans Tuesday means $4 on all craft can beers all day long. Sunday FunDay from 3-8pm get house ritas, monthly featured signature cocktails, and many beers at reduced prices. Get complimentary cotija cheese dusted chips with homemade tomatillo avocado salsa, red salsa and jalapeño ranch during regular Happy Hour. The Mexican Deviled Eggs, a not so typical botana, are a bargain at just $0.50 and have a Mexican twist with crispy jalapeno bacon. They come five to per order so share, or not! Signature cocktails include Lageritta, a combination of tequila and light beer; Tomcat made with Tomcat Gin or Gold Rush, a Woodford Bourbon-based drink. Enjoy FREE live music here Tuesday thru Sunday. Barriba offers a military discount of 10% if in uniform or with military I.D. Johnnie De La Garza has been a writer and restaurant reviewer in the San Antonio area for the past 10 years. She enjoys sharing her adventures and latest finds in the city’s ever evolving dining scene. Need a review? Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out her blog at www. flicksandfood.com and follow her on www.facebook.com/flicksandfood www.twitter.com/flicksandfood and www.instagram.com/flicksandfood
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Kids & Family by Carole Miller
Ahhhhh...spring! It’s May in the Alamo City and the sun is shining, flowers are blooming and the birds are chirping. And as the school year comes to an end, mothers everywhere begin to hear the phrase that sends chills down their spine...
“I’m boooored!” Top: Seaworld Journey to Atlantis; Bottom: Seaworld Discovery Point
Luckily, San Antonio is the best city in the whole, wide world to be a kid. And one of the reasons is there is always something kid and family-friendly going on! So grab your baby birds and get out there explore, experience and enjoy the Alamo City together!
WISHING WHALES & AQUATIC ADVENTURES SeaWorld San Antonio is synonymous with dazzling family-friendly aquatic shows featuring whales, sea lions and penguins. It also offers little ones the chance to meet their friends Elmo and Big Bird at Sesame Street Bay of Play. Adults will chuckle at seeing a life-sized Elmo sporting a black leather biker jacket. Pint-sized kids rides abound at the Bay of Play and there are 22 more water elements in Aquatica Water Park for cool, splashy family fun. SeaWorld also offers thrill-seeker rides like The Great White and Steel Eel. New this summer is Wave Breaker, a new generation of coaster that combines the thrill of the sea with the adrenaline rush of a roller coaster while replicating an animal rescue mission. It features the reality of jet skiing and engages the rider in a straddled seated position reaching heights of 61-feet in the air. For a full day of fun in the sun and water, take a three-minute drive northeast of downtown to Splashtown, open every weekend in May. Here you’ll find more than 50 rides and attractions ranging from blissfully floating down the Siesta del Rio to wildly riding down The Hydra Plunge or blindly sliding down Starflight, a dark tube with only stars for lights. During Memorial Day Weekend, on Sunday, May 28, music from DJ Masquerade with Mexican Regional Concert by Grupo Massore is included with admission.
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Natural Bridge Caverns’ Broom Closet Feeding the giraffe at the San Antonio Zoo
IT’S A ZOO OUT THERE
EVERYTHING’S BIGGER IN TEXAS
The 35-acre San Antonio Zoo opened its doors 1914 with the mission of bringing people closer to wildlife. And one of the best things about the San Antonio Zoo is that, in addition to watching more than 800 different species, you can actually get up-close and very personal with them.
For even more bold adventures, add spelunking to your family’s bucket list because the largest cave in Texas is located only 35 minutes northeast of San Antonio in New Braunfels. This local, natural phenomenon is a labyrinth of underground passages filled with rooms and chambers that are filled with unbelievable cave formations that are filled with active and growing mineral deposits.
The Giraffe Feeding Experience is a new attraction where three times a day (if the giraffes are hungry) you can actually feed them lettuce leaves and watch them grip the food with their 18-inch-long, prehensile tongues. (A prehensile tongue, by the way, is able to grip like a hand or a finger.)
Discover this amazing sight with the entire family. There are many different tours of the caverns from the original Discovery Tour to the Hidden Passages Tour of a second cave system that takes place in complete darkness. Natural Bridge Caverns is unique because most caves don’t have the same level of “activity.” The mineral deposits here continue to actively form which adds to the pristine feel of the breathtaking formations.
The Kronkosky Tiny Tot Nature Spot is an interactive zone for pre-school-aged kiddos. At the Fun Farm, kids are crazy for goats (pun intended) and they can play farmer while brushing and feeding them. Or visit Haley, a fullgrown American Bald Eagle who was rescued from a gunshot to her wing and lives in an openair exhibit. Staff-led, after-hours Twilight Tours are a great way to experience the zoo after dark. And you don’t want to miss Bugmania. This exhibit, featuring large animatronic bugs you can survey under close examination, begins May 26. For under $20, a Fun Day Ticket buys one full day of admission to the zoo, a train ride aboard the San Antonio Zoo Eagle, a ride on the new carousel and entry into Butterfly Garden. Elements of this package can be used over multiple visits within the same year. And in May, receive free zoo admission for up to four people with a military ID.
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Ceiling inside the DoSeum
A DAY AT THE MUSEUM(S)
Wild Weather at the Witte Museum
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The fantabulous new DoSeum should be on every child’s bucket list. If you don’t find your inner child during a visit to all the DoSeum’s six, exciting worlds (a.k.a. “galleries”), then you just aren’t trying. Sensations Studio is “phull of phun with physics.” The Explore Gallery is the home of many maps, a multitude of models and a sundry of shifting scales. Innovation Station is the home of resident giant robot Baxter that kids can program to do whatever they want. In Spy Academy, young spies-in-training use their wits to solve clues, make codes, break codes and work their way through top secret missions. The Imagine It! gallery is full of paths, sound effects, a playful landscape and costumes to help kids write, animate and record their own stories with stop-motion animation tools. And Little Town is an adorable, miniature-sized metropolis where kids from six months to five years of age can interact and improve their delightful, tiny motor skills in a town that is, according to Goldilocks, not too big and not too small. Just a few blocks down Broadway is the spectacular Witte Museum, a wonderful and magically family-friendly place with the only drawback being what to see first. The newlyremodeled museum features the H-E-B Science Treehouse, a permanent dinosaur gallery with a ferocious, full-size Tyrannosaurus Rex and two new fun and interactive exhibits just for kids. Whales: Giants of the Deep uses an engaging blend of science, storytelling, and innovative interactive exhibits to discover more about the world of whales and what lives in the oceans’ depths. And Wild Weather reveals how scientists are working to better forecast tornadoes, hurricanes, heat waves, thunderstorms and severe winter storms. Each of these exhibits are utterly fascinating! For the past 20 years, Carole Miller has been a freelance writer in San Antonio, where she raised her three children: Sydney, 26, Nick, 21 and Faith, 18 (who have crossed every item off this bucket list). This fall her baby bird flies from the nest to attend Ole Miss. thesanantonioriverwalk.com
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Making Memories with
Mom By Susan Yerkes
Clockwise from top left: San Antonio Botanical Gardens Southwest Scape, Fiesta Noche del Rio (credit: Visit San Antonio), San Antonio Botanical Gardens Vista.
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She’ll be singing "Oh What a Night!" after seeing Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons May is a special month for mothers around the world. The observance has a long history, from ancient Greek and Roman traditions honoring all women to America’s official Mother’s Day, first officially proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914. (A bill to establish the holiday almost made it on the U.S. calendar earlier, in 1908, but was rejected in Congress, when some wags joked the next step would have to be an official “MotherIn-Law’s Day.”) While cards, candy and flowers are Mother’s Day staples, the most thoughtful gifts – great memories – are priceless. And May, when San Antonio is coming into summer bloom, is the perfect time for making beautiful memories, whether it’s with a mother or any beloved other. And this lively international city offers memorable moments galore.
Mariachi, Margaritas, Mamacitas
In Mexico, Mother’s Day is the busiest day of the year for the nation’s restaurants, and prime time for mariachis, whose traditional harmonies echo through the celebrations. Raise a margarita to a magnificent mom at one of the River Walk’s popular Mexican meccas, from Café Olé’s Agave Bar, trendy Acenár or the hip new rendition of the old Esquire Bar, to historic hangouts such as Casa Rio or the Original Mexican Restaurant. Stop in at La Margarita or Mi Tierra, in bustling El Mercado( Market Square). El Mercado, named one of America’s Top Ten outdoor shopping malls by Frommer’s, is also the hottest place in town to celebrate Mexico’s Cinco de Mayo holiday with a weekend festival May 4-7. Moms who love mariachis are in for a special, one-time treat May 12, when “La Voz del Mariachi,” Steeven Sandoval, appears at the elegant little Charline McCombs Empire Theater in Serenata para las Madres, in concert with the ever-popular Mariachi Azteca de América and Kassandra Juárez. And Fiesta Noche del Rio, one of the longest-running summer shows in Texas, takes center stage at the River Walk’s outdoor Arneson Theater on Friday and Saturday nights May 12 through August 12. Conjunto, Mexico’s irresistible toetapping music, takes the city by storm during the Tejano Conjunto Festival, May 24-28 at the historic Guadalupe Theater and Rosedale Park.
Make May the month to arrange a trip down Musical Memory Lane for Mom. She’ll be singing “Oh What A Night!” after seeing Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, the still-sweet voices of “Jersey Boys” at the gorgeously restored Majestic Theater the evening of Mother’s Day, May 14. Hot mamas of all ages will go wild for veteran Texas rockers ZZ Top, with a May 16 show of their Tonnage Tour that will raise the Majestic’s star-studded ceiling. Get mom in the mood with an early supper or a very hip happy hour at San Antonio’s Hard Rock Café, just a short stroll along the River Walk from
the theater. Or set your favorite mother’s Irish eyes a-shining with tickets to the Majestic on May 21, when the multi-platinum international singing sensation group Celtic Woman brings its all-new production, Voices of Angels to the majestic stage. Let Mom sing along herself to favorite melodies in the sing-along piano bar at Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub, on the River Walk level of the nearby Hilton Palacio del Rio. Tune up your own vocal chords there with pub grub before the show, or stop in afterwards – the sing-alongs just get better as the evenings wear on, and the pub is open until 2 a.m. every night.
Arts and Flowers
Orchids at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens
Make a lasting impression with a visit to the McNay Museum of Art, where the masterworks of some of France’s most beloved Impressionists and Modernists are included in the special exhibition “Monet to Matisse: A Century of French Moderns.” Paintings, sculpture and prints by Monet, Gaugin and Van Gogh are included in the show, and can also be found among the Modernist treasures in the museum’s other featured exhibits. Find “forever” photo ops on the McNay’s beautiful grounds – among the most popular photography sites in the city. What Mom doesn’t love flowers? For sheer splendor you can’t beat the San Antonio Botanical Center – 38 acres of magnificent landscaping. The soaring all-glass centerpiece Conservatory, designed by internationally renowned architect Emilio Ambasz, is a deliciously sensual layered experience. Walk up through a series of botanical environments, from a rain forest canopy of orchids and bromeliads to cocoa, coffee and rubber trees, an eerie landscape of succulents in the Desert Pavilion, the towering Palm and Cycad Pavilion and the moist intimacy of the Fern Grotto. Wander the blooming Texas Nature Trail to see the state’s legendary wildflowers, from iconic bluebonnets to Indian Paintbrush, Maximilian sunflowers, purple sage and salvia.
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San Antonio Armed Forces River Parade
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These flowers are also an attraction for many of the 600-plus bird species that call Texas home, including many migratory birds, whose routes give San Antonio the title of “gateway to Texas birding.” Hummingbirds, finches, cardinals and robins, painted buntings, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Purple martins and many more will delight even a casual bird-watcher here. Don’t skip a stop in the Garden Shop, in the Garden’s wonderfully restored 1882 Daniel Sullivan Carriage House. You’ll find imaginative gifts, from garden accessories, plants and seeds to unique nature and Southwest-themed souvenirs here. If you’re in town May 20, visit the Botanical Garden by night for Blooms and Brews, the spring festival celebrating sunflowers, suds and the coming of summer with food and beer booths showing off San Antonio’s fastgrowing craft brewery scene.
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If your mom is a drama queen, give her the real thing—a trip to Broadway in Texas, with tickets to the smash-hit musical “Finding Neverland,” onstage at the Majestic May 2 through 7. Follow up with a visit to the McNay to see “Broadway: 100 Years of Musical Theater.” Show tunes set the tone for each section of this exhibition, drawn from the McNay’s spectacular Tobin Theatre Arts collection. If she’s a “Sweet Potato Queen” with a down-home funny bone, Darren Knight’s Southern Momma An Em Comedy Tour, featuring Knight and “conservative gay Southern comedian” Jerry Harvey, will be at the Empire Theater May 11.
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Fanfare, Flags and Mom
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You can’t get more red, white and blue than Mother, apple pie and America’s proud military tradition. And you can’t get much more patriotic than San Antonio, known as Military City U.S.A. From 6 to 8 p.m. May 20, the River Walk is the splendid setting for a waterborne salute to all branches of the military, and all America’s fighting men and women, at the annual Armed Forces River Parade, this year. Best way to watch – book a cool riverside table in one of the many restaurant bars or patios that line the River Walk, and lift a glass to mothers, Old Glory and Texas pecan pie! Susan Yerkes is an award-winning travel writer and journalist. Read more of her columns and stories at LocalCommunityNews.com. 20 RIO Magazine
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Some things are not to be missed. The River Walk. The Alamo. And the Shrimp Paesano at Paesanos Riverwalk. For almost 50 years, locals and visitors alike have enjoyed the contemporary setting, Italian/Mediterranean cuisine and Old World service you won’t soon forget it.
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Explore the Art, History, and Heritage of the American West
Located on the River Walk, the Briscoe Western Art Museum houses nine galleries of painting, sculpture, photography, and historical artifacts. Highlights include Pancho Villa’s saddle, a diorama of the Alamo conflict, an authentic Chuck Wagon, and Santa Anna’s sword. 210 W. Market Street | San Antonio, TX 78205 BriscoeMuseum.org | 210.299.4499 thesanantonioriverwalk.com
A Beautiful Pearl By Angela Rabke
Pearl, a beautiful mixed-use development located three miles north of downtown on the Museum Reach of the San Antonio River, offers a truly gratifying shopping experience. The complex, originally known as Pearl Brewery, was originally built in 1881. Over the course of the last several years, a loving transformation has turned the once quiet area into a bustling and cheerful destination full of independent boutiques, superb restaurants, inviting green spaces, and fun diversions for visitors from across the country. Elizabeth Fauerso is the Chief Marketing Officer for the Pearl describes it perfectly, “What makes shopping at Pearl really fun is that every store is unique and independent - you’ll find treasures you can’t find anywhere else and discover the unexpected at places like Tiny Finch, which feels like your coolest friend’s living room, and at Dos Carolinas, where you go to get your South Texas custom guayaberas.” With ample parking at and around Pearl, the only reason you will need to head to your car is to drop off your bags. Shops even stay open late on Thursdays, when visitors enjoy live music and special in-store events before capping off their night with a glass of wine and some dinner at one of the celebrated restaurants located in this city-center gem. Here’s a look at some of our favorite shops and shopping events.
San Antonio Clay and Art Festival-May 13th (Mother’s Day)
On Mother’s Day, come and shop the handmade and artistic creations of some of San Antonio’s local clay and glass artists. With over 30 artisans present from the San Antonio Potter’s Guild, shoppers can find bowls, cups, sculptures, and more. The Festival takes place from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, and overlaps with Pearl’s traditional Saturday morning Farmer’s Market.
Saturday and Sunday Morning Farmer’s Markets, Rain or Shine
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Weekend mornings find the Pearl teeming with families enjoying the myriad of produce and local goods offered throughout the complex. Each vendor is hand-selected and is headquartered within 150 miles of San Antonio. Live music floats through the air, and visitors can enjoy delicious tacos and sangria, served up by students from the Culinary Institute of America, or gluten-free crepes from the popular Crepelandia booth, before diving into shopping at over a dozen of San Antonio’s best retail spaces, all within walking distance from each other. Be sure to check out The 8th Annual Basil Fest on Saturday May 20, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The Basil Fest is a family friendly celebration of Basil, the Herb of Summer. The featured attraction – the “Chef’s Challenge” – is a challenge between local chefs to create a basil based recipe, and is an entertaining diversion between shopping stops.
Handcrafted kitchenware at Melissa Guerra. Photo credit: Angela Rabke
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All photos credit: Angela Rabke. Top to bottom: Artwork at the Tiny Finch; Loteria-inspired cup towels at Melissa guerra; hand-stitched pillows at Adelante Boutique at the Pearl
Melissa Guerra-Tienda de Cocina
Inspired chefs can head directly to Melissa Guerra’s Tienda de Cocina to pick up kitchen tools and accessories to complement their Farmer’s Market finds. The cozy shop is decorated accordingly, with hand-carved wood shelves, handmade tiles, and other folk art objects for sale. Latin American tools and ingredients like molcajetes, hand-blown glassware, and dried chiles are featured here, alongside the kinds of cookware, cutlery, and kitchen gadgets you might find at any modern cooking store. Lucky visitors might even run into Guerra, a local chef and cookbook author, and get some cooking tips.
The Sporting District
The Sporting District is San Antonio’s premier men’s specialty shop. Featuring an immaculately curated collection of upscale men’s apparel, accessories, barware, and books, The Sporting District’s name gives an irreverent wink to San Antonio’s storied past, when the original “Sporting District” of 1889 served up “legal vice activities” in the form of saloons, dance halls, and other bawdy houses. While you won’t find any bawdy activity at the modernday version, owner Sean McNelis, who grew up in San Antonio, has built an experience that extends beyond the merchandise in this richly masculine space that opens directly into one of the Pearl’s many courtyards. “There are too few physical spaces in the world that put a smile on your face the minute you enter them, and the Pearl is one of them for me,” says McNelis. “The joy among shoppers and families and couples out on a date while enjoying all of the unique shops and restaurants is infectious, and I can’t help but smile every time I visit my store.” To add to those shoppers’ experiences, the shop hosts monthly events. In May, The Sporting District will host one of their “Meet your Maker” nights, where they will bring in one of their signature makers (the designers and craftspeople who create items carried within the store) for an after-hours gathering. Attendees sip Maker’s Mark and brisket sliders as they meet the faces behind the brands, learn their stories, and witness firsthand www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com
how these exceptional products are made. Check their website for more details on this evening, as well as opportunities to gather for Craps 101—a chance to learn to basics of Craps table navigation. For summer, the store will offer a new line of colorful men’s swim trunks, a new high-end leather sandal from Dallas’ own Hari Mari in collaboration with Nakoma (the same guys who make some of the best baseball gloves in the world), and a new line of colorful five-pocket jeans from Raleigh Denim.
The Tiny Finch
Just around the corner from The Sporting District is another one of San Antonio’s premier lifestyle shops, The Tiny Finch. Visitors to the Pearl will often find women seated comfortably in the store, dogs at their side, enjoying one of the many events that the store hosts, such as readings, designer shows, and book discussions. Courtney Beauchamp, the store’s owner, finds great positive energy in the Pearl’s atmosphere. “I can hear the birds outside. With our doors open, customers stroll in - some with dogs in tow, some without. London, Oklahoma, California… our customers come from all over. I can hear a rendition of Landslide by Fleetwood Mac playing and a huge smile comes to my face! I truly love being in my store.” Courtney’s positive outlook is reflected in the delightful array of merchandise her store offers. Hand-woven rugs mix with relaxed clothing made from organic material, unique jewelry sits side by side with perfect Spanish wine glasses, and nature inspired art hangs over dog beds that most human would envy. Shopping at Pearl is a unique opportunity, not only to shop for treasures, but to truly get a feel for San Antonio’s cheerful personality by meeting the personalities who make it happen. Angela Rabke is a San Antonio native, mom of three, marketing professional and freelance writer. She loves exploring downtown and finally has a good excuse for shopping.
DORREGOS RESTAURANT OPENS
The Valencia Hotel’s new restaurant, Dorrego’s, is named for the famed Plaza Dorrego, a public square located in the historic San Telmo neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Plaza Dorrego is filled with cafes, bars and pubs, and is a popular gathering place for locals and visitors alike. Hotel Valencia Riverwalk’s Executive Chef, Anthony Mesa, has developed an innovative new menu for Dorrego’s that draws its inspiration from the rich culinary heritage of Argentina along with a carefully crafted wine list featuring a variety of Argentinean wines for all occasions. The restaurant’s décor reflects the Spanish Colonial design and architectural heritage of Argentina, with a touch of Parisian bistro panache. It features Argentinean-style tile work and woods with dark metal accents. The new dining space includes a private dining area that showcases a Talavera Mexican tile accent wall, a tin tile ceiling and a dramatic chandelier. Dorrego’s also features a new restaurant bar, and the welcoming space is ideal for gathering and lingering. Dorregos’ menu captures the unique blend of Italian and Spanish cultures that is the cornerstone of Argentina’s heritage and cuisine. As a result of the major influx of Italian immigrants to Argentina over the years, Argentina’s cultural roots lie in both Spain and Italy. Hotel Valencia Riverwalk and Dorrego’s personify this distinctive fusion in both the hotel’s design and in the restaurant’s offerings.
DORREGO’S RESTAURANT (HOTEL VALENCIA RIVERWALK)
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Drawing from the Chef’s travel to Buenos Aires he created a braised short rib ravioli, made of handmade pasta filled with short rib, that pays tribute to one of his favorite meals there. Chef’s thoughtful preparation of each dish will be a focal point for diners who will feel the his passion for creating food that is both memorable and familiar at the same time. At 10 p.m. Dorrego’s curated playlist amps up the vibe with the focus centered on its expansive bar setting. The dinner menu offerings are supplanted with a late night small bites menu for guests to enjoy along with cocktails, wine, and beer. Dorregos’ appealing terrace features additional seating topped with comfortable Spanish/ Mediterranean-style cushions. The terrace features numerous planter pots, which blend the space into its tranquil River Walk setting. www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com
History & Culture Diego Rivera painting at SAMA
M ot hers’ I nfluences are EVERYWHERE
By Denise Richter
Mother’s Day is always the second Sunday in May, and this year’s celebration falls on May 17. Settling for just one day seems silly, though, when you can celebrate the whole month, enjoying the many places in San Antonio that honor mothers and their enduring contributions.
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The Briscoe Western Art Museum holds a special place in the heart of Uvalde resident Jan Elliott, a mother of six, who helped bring the museum to life. She and her husband were friends of the Briscoes, and their families owned land next to each other for more than 150 years. Jan, who considers San Antonio a second home, works as a docent at the museum, and her daughter, Jessica, serves as the museum board’s chair. “I don’t think you can look at anything at the Briscoe without a mother’s involvement,” said Jan. “All of the people who settled Texas had strong maternal ties. Native Americans. Irish. French. German. Mexican. Spanish. In the art, I see a maternal influence. Detailed. Intricate. Delicate. Obviously loving.” One of Jan’s favorite pieces that demonstrates this loving attention is a Blackfoot War Shirt that’s made of white leather with fringe and beads.
Clockwise from top right: San Antonio Zoo, Briscoe Museum - Mama Javaleina and Babies, SAMA Monkey With Her Young, Briscoe Museum - Sacagawea and Baby.
African Birthing Pot at Ripley’s
“I think about the family unit, which has always been the strength of any culture. The mother is the main thread who holds everything together,” said Jan. Check out a Buckaroo Bag to enhance your children’s exploration and play. Don’t miss the outdoor sculpture “Bird Woman” by R.V. Greeves. Bird Woman is the translation of Sacagawea, the guide and translator for Lewis and Clark, who packed her infant son, Jean Baptiste, on her back throughout their travels. The Briscoe’s Summer Film Series will feature Women of the West this year. Joan Crawford kicks off the series with the 1954 film “Johnny Guitar” on Tuesday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. Food truck fare and free beer will also be on hand. Baby animals abound this time of year in the San Antonio Zoo. Check out Maya, a mother Gibbons, who had a baby nestled on her chest
while she groomed her older child. Suzy, a Black Mangabey, was busy nursing her infant, and Clara, a Wolf’s Guenon, chilled while her baby played. Three Howler siblings cut up while their mom and dad napped. Jaguar cubs, Liam and Milan, frolicked while their mother, Arizona, watched, and lion cub, Axelle, and her mom, Sarabi, entertained visitors with their powerful vocalizations. The zoo is a favorite hangout for many, but especially new moms pushing strollers filled with their offspring. The Tiny Tot Nature Spot gives wee ones a chance to learn while they play while their moms visit on nearby benches. Buy a cup of nectar for $2 to feed the colorful Lories, Australian parrots. The photos taken of you and your children with these charming birds will be treasured forever. The Bug Mania exhibit opens May 26 and continues through Labor Day. RIO Magazine
History & Culture You’ll find mothers throughout the San Antonio Museum of Art’s 30,000 objects that span 5,000 years of history. One vase, in the form of a monkey with her young dates back to 22782184 B.C. You’ll also find a small marble statue of the goddess Venus with her son Cupid that is from the 2nd-4th century A.D. A Ming-Qing Dynasty jar and vase from the mid-17th century feature mothers and children at play, and Diego Rivera’s 1926 “La Siesta” captures a mother napping with her children. Margaret Louisa Vanderbilt (Mrs. Eliot Fitch Shepard), a mother of six, reigns proudly over the American gallery on the museum’s first floor. Painted by John Singer Sargent, one of the leading portrait artists of all time. Be sure to pick up “10 Things To Do With Kids” at the front desk. SAMA offers an Art Crawl for babies, ages zero to 18 months, every second Thursday of the month from 10 to 10:45 a.m., and Playdates for kids, ages 2 to 4, every Wednesday, from 10 to 10:45 a.m. First Sundays for Families is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for all ages. Dreamtime Art will be explored the first Sunday in May. Self-Guided Family Tours for ages 6 and up allows parents and children to explore Ancient Art, Latin American Art and Asian Art at your own pace.
John Singer Sargent painting at SAMA
Ripley’s Believe It or Not has a medieval motherprevention device in its collection: a chastity belt. They also feature an African Birthing Pot
used by the Dogon People of Mali, Africa, and a miniature nativity scene with Mary, Joseph and Jesus painted on a wafer-like canvas made of soap, water and spider webs. Rachael M. Garza, Director of Marketing for Rio San Antonio Cruises, has worked on the San Antonio River for 23 years. She said it has been a joy to share the river with her daughters, ranging in age from 23 to 2. She loves spending hours with her girls, enjoying the river’s waterfalls and gardens. As you enjoy your guided tour of the River Walk onboard Rio San Antonio Cruises, give thanks to Rena Maverick Green, a widowed mother of four who was one of the founders of the San Antonio Conservation Society. She and Emily Edwards were instrumental in saving the river from being paved over and turned into a drainage ditch after a terrible flood in 1921. During the month of May, take the time to thank the mothers, blood relatives or not, who’ve made a difference in your life. Denise Barkis Richter, Ph.D., author of “100 Things To Do in San Antonio Before You Die,” has been blogging about San Antonio at sanantoniotourist. net since June of 2010. Her love affair with the Alamo City began at HemisFair in 1968. Denise credits her mother for her sense of adventure and optimism. She hopes she has passed those traits along to her daughter.
click on this: Briscoe Western Art Museum Briscoemuseum.org 210 W. Market St. San Antonio Zoo SAzoo.org 3903 N. St. Mary’s St. San Antonio Museum of Art SAmuseum.org 200 West Jones Ave. Ripley’s Believe It or Not Ripleys.com/sanantonio 301 Alamo Plaza Amanda Boyd with daughter at the San Antonio Zoo
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Rio San Antonio Cruises RioSanAntonio.com
Rio San Antonio Cruises has four locations to purchase tickets: • Market Street Bridge at Alamo Street • Shops at Rivercenter on the river level • Aztec Theatre on the river level • Lock and Dam near the Brooklyn Street Bridge The 35-minute narrated tours are daily from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 or $4 for children ages 1-5 and $7 for senior citizens ages 60 and above and U.S. Military. Bexar County residents may purchase tickets for $8.
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Health & Recreation
By Michele Stanush
When I began to write this story–about ways to travel around the heart of San Antonio,
Riverboat Cruise. Photo courtesy of Rio San Antonio Cruises
soaking up its history and culture—I couldn’t help but think about my grandmother, Mary Burda Stanush. Mary was born in 1883 just south of downtown, near where the Tower of the Americas now stands. I was fascinated by the first-hand stories she told me about San Antonio in the late 19th century. “The town was so little it was nothing but black mud and weeds and mesquite trees,” she once recalled. “You could walk from one end to the other. Only the wealthy had horses or carriages.” Indeed, the chief form of transportation back then was a sturdy pair of legs. (Perhaps all that exercise is one reason my grandmother lived to be 103.) For special occasions, her parents would hail a mule-drawn streetcar. 30 RIO Magazine
Times have changed. San Antonio is now a metropolis. Its multi-faceted allure – highlighted by the lush and evolving River Walk —draws millions of visitors each year. Meantime, modes of transportation have evolved dramatically too. So, how to explore?
Other options (in specified areas) include biking, canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding. Or check out what my grandmother, who never learned to drive, would have called “equipment” – including boats, buses, trollies, and personal motorized vehicles.
The options are many, including jaunts by yourself or tours of all types with historysavvy guides. One good website for ideas is www.visitsanantonio.com.
RIVER CRUISES A fabulous way to enjoy the San Antonio River is on it. For a downtown historical tour, including a 35-minute leisure ride, hop on a river barge powered by Rio San Antonio Cruises starting at one of four ticket locations. The newest location is at Main Plaza, nicer for locals because there are more area parking options.
Regarding modes of transportation, a great healthy option is exactly what my grandmother used in the late 1800s—legs. For a different old-school feel, consider a horse and carriage.
Touring by double-decker bus. Photo courtesy of City Sightseeing San Antonio
Dinner, cocktail, and charter cruises are also available. Or, if you want to combine a river ride with off-river exploration, including along the northern Museum Reach, check out Rio Taxi—a lovely, leisurely way to travel. Taxi boats move like buses—up and down the river on a continuous route between 9 a.m. to approximately 9 p.m., constantly dropping off and picking up guests at designated stops, trying to stay about 30 minutes apart. For one flat day rate, hop on and off as much as you like. Note: You have to buy a combination pass to travel both downtown and museum reaches. At the present time, tickets must be purchased on board (cash or credit). Website: thesanantonioriverwalk.com
www.riosanantonio.com, includes pricing, interactive maps and GPS taxi tracking. All barges are ADA accessible. BUSES You’ve likely seen them whoosh past— colorful city buses, emblazoned with the word VIVA. Debuting last summer, these buses traverse three new service routes connecting riders with popular sites and attractions. No guided tours, but you can’t beat the transportation price: $1.30 for a single trip; $2.75 for an all-day pass; $12 for a 7-day pass. (Passes are actually good for any VIA buses.) Route 11, VIVA culture, connects riders with numerous cultural and nature-related spots
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN WALKING BAR TOUR www.TheBarWalk.com or 210-774-0962 SELF-GUIDED RIVER WALK TOUR www.HugmanTour.com
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ranging from the McNay Art Museum and the San Antonio Zoo on the north to the Blue Star Complex on the south. Route 40, VIVA missions, takes riders from the Alamo to the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site including Mission Concepcion, Mission San Jose and Mission San Juan. (Mission Espada will be added later.) Route 301, VIVA centro, goes through the heart of downtown with all kinds of interesting stops. For more information, including maps, visit www.VIAinfo.net/VIVA and follow on social media using hashtag #vivaVIVA. If you prefer a guided tour, check out City Sightseeing San Antonio – with its bright-red, London-style double deckers. Along with bus tours, you can purchase discounted tickets for off-bus attractions; some combos even get you free tickets. Stay on board and listen to the tour guide, or hop on and off and explore at 18 stops. Depending on package, you might also go on a river cruise; ride to the top of the Tower of the Americas; experience a 4-D theater ride; run and splash in a playground. Tours depart every 20 minutes from every stop, every day from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. All buses are ADA compliant, but large items like strollers must be left on lower deck if you want to sit on the upper deck. For lowest prices, buy online at www. CitySightseeingSanAntonio.com. PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES Two-wheeled, battery-powered Segways are a relatively recent invention, debuting in 2001. SegCity opened in San Antonio in 2005 and offers seven types of tours. Most popular is the 2.5-hour Ultimate Tour which takes riders all over downtown’s main landmarks, down southern River Walk
SegCity Segway Tours. Photo courtesy: SegCity Segway Tours
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Regarding modes of transportation, a great healthy option is exactly what my grandmother used in the late 1800s—legs.
banks and into the historic King William district. Other ideas include an early-morning breakfast tour; a ghost tour; and a “non-tour” tour that just lets you enjoy the ride. A SegCity spokesperson said the contraptions are self-balancing and designed to mimic walking. Recommended rider weight is 100-300 pounds, with ages 14 and up suggested. Place a reservation request online at www.segcity.com/san antonio or call at (210) 224-0773. If you can ride a bicycle, you might try out a motorized scooter. Scooter Power Tours offers a two-hour Downtown Day route, which is also conducted on specified evenings with a bonus stop at the explosively colorful “San Antonio/The Saga” history show at San Fernando Cathedral. A northbound tour explores features such as the River Walk’s Museum Reach, The Pearl, and the Japanese Tea Garden in Brackenridge Park. The most popular tour is the Mission Concepcion route, which includes La Villita, King William historic district, the Mission Reach River Walk, and Mission Concepcion. Two other tours feature missions – a threehour tour of Mission Concepcion and San Jose and a five-hour tour of all five missions (the latter includes lunch). Check out details, including age and weight recommendations, at www.scooterpowertours.com or call (210) 530-1944. Reservations recommended. Michele Stanush is a freelance San Antonio writer with a special interest in how human health is affected by factors that have nothing to do with a pharmacy prescription, including movement breathing, touch, food, water, nature, music, laughter—even friendship and love.
Touring downtown San Antonio on scooters. Photo courtesy: Scooter Power Tours
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W h AT S A M h O U S T O N R E A L Ly S A I d
— Sam Houston
Had Sam Houston and General Santa Anna sat at a Boudro’s riverside table to share a Blackened Prime Rib and a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, things may have turned out more amicably. So, if you want to write some Texas history for yourself, join us for lunch or dinner. Frommers says “Everybody loves this old standby on the River Walk.” Join us riverside, inside or (with reservations) on a barge dinner cruise.
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CHECK THIS OUT! May in San Antonio is a beautiful thing! We celebrate Moms, of course, but we also salute our Armed Forces with a parade on the River Walk on May 20. Below are four more reason to love May in our city.
BREWS AND BLOOMS
May 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m. San Antonio Botanical Garden Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a casual evening of craft brew samplings, food booths, and music in a gorgeous garden setting. The event will showcase 30-40 craft beers and limited releases from local and regional breweries. This fun-filled evening is for adults, age 21 and older. SAbot.org/brews-and-blooms
8TH ANNUAL BASIL FEST
May 20, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pearl Brewery Farmer’s Market Basil Fest is a family friendly celebration of Basil, the Herb of Summer, with a focus on the many varieties of Basil with seminars, cooking demonstrations, and activities for children, plants to purchase and more. The featured attraction - the Chef’s Challenge” - is a challenge between local chefs to create a basil based recipe. Event is free and open to the public. Free parking. sanantonioherbmarket. org/about-basil-fest.html 36 RIO Magazine
ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE DAY Sunday, May 14, Noon-4 p.m. UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
Cultural fun for the whole family at this “Free Second Sunday” event! In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, watch lively performances, listen to fascinating lectures, and participate in family activities. Highlights include: Learning the Japanese art of paper folding and watching a demonstration of Filipino martial arts. TexanCultures.com
ZOO LA-LA! A TASTE OF SAN ANTONIO May 11, 7:00 p.m. – 11 p.m.
The zoo’s annual fundraiser, Zoo La-La! is San Antonio’s premier food and beverage tasting event with more than 50 different premier restaurants sampling their best food and libations. This all-inclusive party features live music and unforgettable animal encounters. It’s an opportunity for guests ages 21 and older to sip, savor and support the zoo. For more information, visit www.sazoo.org.
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DURTY NELLY’S IRISH PUB 200 S. Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-3343 www.durtynellyspub.com Irish Pub - p44 27
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GUADALAJARA GRILL 306 W. Market San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-9222 www.thehotelcontessa.com Spanish - p44 91
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Led by Nicolas Reyes and Tonnino Baliardo, the sound of this Grammy-nominated band takes audiences back to the south of France with flamenco guitars and booming Spanish vocals. Majestic Theater
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This exhibition of works by 5 artists from Cienfuegos, Cuba, opens with a reception including live music by Cienfuegos of Austin, Cuban fare and libations. Bihl Haus Arts 5/27-9/4
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CULINARIA FESTIVAL WEEK
Bringing bites and sips from all over the Lone Star State, Culinaria Festival Week features multiple events from food trucks to haute cuisine, beer to champagne, over the course of four mouthwatering days. La Cantera Resort and Spa
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Developed by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Whales explores both the latest research about the marine animals, including their evolution and biology, as well as the important role they have played in human cultures. The exhibition uses an engaging blend of science, storytelling, and innovative interactive exhibits and gives visitors the opportunity to discover more about the world of whales and what lives in the oceans’ depths. Witte Museum
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ARMED FORCES RIVER PARADE May 20, 6-7 pm, This parade, dedicated to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, features 26 patriotically-decorated floats carrying all branches of military personnel. The parade theme is patriotic music and will play from all the floats. View the parade for free from anywhere downtown on the River Walk. www.TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com
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MEMORIAL DAY ARTISAN SHOW May 26-29, 2017, Opening day, 11am– 11pm, Middle days 10am–11pm, Final day, 10am–8pm River Walk Extension (close to River Walk at Rivercenter) Vendors display and sell beautiful handmade merchandise along the San Antonio River Walk. Artisans are different for each show but usually include pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork and more. www.TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com
SPECIAL EVENTS & FESTIVALS 5/3 @ 12 p.m. Fiesta Medal Weigh-In Fiesta Store 5/4-7 Yelp Spring Break Various locations 5/11 @ 7 p.m. Zoo-La-La! Aa Taste of San Antonio San Antonio Zoo 5/12-8/12 @ 8:30 p.m. Fiesta Noche del Rio Arneson River Theatre 5/20 @ 6 p.m. Armed Forces River Parade River Walk 5/20 @ 6:30 p.m. Brews and Blooms San Antonio Botanical Garden 5/24-28 Tejano Conjunto Festival Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center 5/26-28 Alamo City Comic Con Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center 5/26-29 @ 11 a.m. Memorial Day Artisan Show River Walk Through 5/29 Seven Seas Food & Wine Festival Sea World San Antonio Through 5/31 Celebrate the Arts Six Flags Fiesta Texas
COMEDY 5/3-7 Nick Guerra Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 5/8 @ 7:30 p.m. Nick Thune Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 5/10-14 Chris Redd Rivercenter Comedy Club 5/11 @ 7 p.m. Darren Knight Southern Momma Empire Theatre 5/11 @ 7:30 p.m. Nemr Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 5/17 @ 8:30 p.m. Mike Suarez Rivercenter Comedy Club 5/17-21 Sonya White Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com
5/18 @ 5 p.m. Port Chuck Rivercenter Comedy Club
5/5 @ 9 p.m. La Oreja de Van Gogh Aztec Theatre
5/18 @ 7:30 p.m. Whose Live Anyway! Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
5/5 @ 8 p.m. Stephen Lynch The My Old Heart Tour Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater
5/19-20 Nene Leakes Rivercenter Comedy Club
5/6 @ 8 p.m. Joe Purdy Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater
5/21 @ 7 p.m. John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous Aztec Theatre
5/6 @ 8 p.m. Robin Trower Aztec Theatre
5/21 @ 8 p.m. Mike Suarez Rivercenter Comedy Club
5/6-7 The Barber of Seville Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
5/24 @ 8 p.m. Alexis Guerreros Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 5/24 @ 7:30 p.m. Garrison Keillor Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 5/25-28 Mark Normand Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 5/26-27 The Naked Magicians Sleeves Up, Pants Down Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 5/ @ 8:30 p.m. Chad Thornsberry Rivercenter Comedy Club 5/31 @ 8 p.m. Val Kilmer presents Cinema Twain Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club
KID’S & FAMILY Through 5/7 Above & Beyond Witte Museum 5/1-31 FREE admission w/ military ID San Antonio Zoo 5/13 New York Dog Film Festival Tobin Center River Walk Plaza 5/20 @ 9 a.m. Annual Basil Fest Pearl Brewery Farmer’s Market 5/27-9/4 Wild Weather Witte Museum Through 6/3 The Emperor’s New Threads Magik Theatre
MUSIC 5/3 @ 7:30 p.m. Morgan James Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater
5/7 @ 7 p.m. Black Swan featuring violinist Tim Fain San Fernando Cathedral 5/8 @ 7:30 p.m. Alice Cooper Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 5/10 @ 8 p.m. Boston Hyper Space Tour Majestic Theater 5/10 @ 8 p.m. Side by Side with the San Antonio Symphony Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 5/11 @ 8 p.m. The Chainsmokers Memories Tour Freeman Coliseum 5/12 @ 8:30 p.m. Miguel Bose Majestic Theater 5/12-13 @ 7:30 p.m. Myths Abound: Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 5/12 @ 7:30 p.m. Steeven Sandoval and Mariachi Azteca de America Serenata para las Madres Empire Theatre 5/12-13 @ 8 p.m. Susan Graham: An American in Paris Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 5/13 @ 7:30 p.m. Chevelle Aztec Theatre 5/13 @ 7:30 p.m. The Five Browns Empire Theatre 5/14 @ 7:30 p.m. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Majestic Theater
5/14 @ 3 p.m. Mother’s Day II with the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 5/15-16 @ 7:30 p.m. Under the Ligurian Sun, Part II with SOLI Chamber Ensemble Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 5/16 @ 8 p.m. The Planets Live with Youth Orchestra of San Antonio Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 5/16 @ 8 p.m. ZZ Top Majestic Theater 5/17 @ 7:30 p.m. Jonathan Edwards Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 5/19-20 @ 8 p.m. San Antonio Symphony Classics Concert: Debussy Iberia Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 5/19 @ 8 p.m. Songwriter Rendezvous with Jimmy LaFave, Sam Baker and Eliza Gilkyson Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 5/21 @ 3 p.m. Celtic Woman: Voices of Angels Majestic Theater 5/21 @ 6 p.m. Yosapalooza Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 5/24 @ 8 p.m. The Cult Aztec Theatre 5/25 @ 7:30 p.m. Rick Derringer Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 5/25 @ 12 p.m. River City Rockfest AT&T Center 5/26-27 The Music of John Williams Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
PERFORMING ARTS Through 5/31 Celebrate the Arts Six Flags Fiesta Texas Through 8/14 @ 5 p.m. The Magicians Agency Magic and Illusion Show Frank San Antonio Through 5/7 Sister Act Woodlawn Theatre
5/2-7 Finding Neverland Majestic Theater 5/5-28 Bus Stop Classic Theatre of San Antonio 5/5-6/4 Nine The Playhouse Theater 5/6-7 Swan Lake Scottish Rite Theatre 5/20 @ 8 p.m. Move Beyond with Julianne and Derek Hough Majestic Theater
SPORTS & FITNESS 5/1 @ 7:05 PM SA Missions vs. Midland RockHounds Wolff Stadium 5/11-14 SA Missions vs. Frisco RoughRiders Wolff Stadium 5/15-18 SA Missions vs. Corpus Christi Hooks Wolff Stadium 5/19 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Stars vs. Phoenix Mercury AT&T Center 5/23-25 SA Missions vs. Tulsa Drillers Wolff Stadium 5/25 @ 11 a.m. San Antonio Stars vs. Dallas Wings AT&T Center 5/26-28 SA Missions vs. Springfield Cardinals Wolff Stadium
VISUAL ARTS 5/1-14 Annual Night of Artists Public Exhibition Briscoe Western Art Museum 5/11 @ 12 p.m. Free Second Sunday celebrates Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Institute of Texan Cultures 5/21-7/8 Cuerpo Cubano/Cuban Body Bihl Haus Arts Through 5/14 Of Country and Culture: The Lam Collection of Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art San Antonio Museum of Art
SHOPPING ALAMO PLAZA SHIRTS 325 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-2347 Shirts ALAMO QUARRY MARKET 255 East Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-8885 www.quarrymarket.com Shopping Center THE ALLEY ON BITTERS 555 W. Bitters Rd. San Antonio, TX 78206 (210) 494-3226 www.TheAlleyOnBitters.com Unique collection of shops and artists BONITA RITA’S 245 E. Commerce, #100 San Antonio, TX 78205 CALIENTE HARLEY DAVIDSON 7230 NW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78245 (210) 681-2254 www.calienteharley.com Harley Davidson Rentals CASA SALAZAR 216 E. Houston San Antonio, 78205 210-472-2272 themajestic.com/casa Fine Mexican Imports THE COLLECTION 7959 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 826-3130 thecollectionsanantonio.com Shopping Center CLASSIC OLD TIME PHOTOS 123 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-475-9899 Photos DEL SOL OF SAN ANTONIO 321 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-231-0900 www.delsol.com Clothing DOS CAROLINAS 303 Pearl parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 224-7000 www.doscarolinas.com Custom Handmade Guayaberas EL MERCADO 514 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78207 210-207-8600 www.sanantonio.gov/marketsquare Traditional Mexican Market FIESTA ON MAIN 2025 North Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 738-1188 www.alamofiesta.com Mexican cultural gifts, pinatas 42 RIO Magazine
THE FIESTA STORE 2611 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78215 210-227-5191 www.fiesta-sa.org FIVE & DIME GENERAL STORE 101 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-233-0166 fiveanddimegs.com General Merchandise GALLERY VETRO CREATIVE ARTGLASS 250 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-354-0001 Glass Art, Jewelry, Gifts GARCIA ART GLASS 715 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-1400 www.garciaartglass Hand Blown Glass
NORTH STAR MALL 7400 San Pedro San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 340-6627 www.northstarmall.com Shopping MalL
HUEBNER OAKS 11745 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78230 shophuebneroaks.com Shopping Center
PARIS HATTERS 119 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-3453 www.parishatters.com Cowboy Hats - p50 6
KATHLEEN SOMMERS 2417 North Main San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 732-8437 kathleensommers.com Local Fashions & Jewelry
PENNERS DOWNTOWN 311 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-2487 www.pennersinc.com Iconic Men’s Clothing Store
KENDRA SCOTT 310 East Basse Rd. #101 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 591-7180 www.kendrascott.com Jewelry LOS PATIOS 2015 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 655-6171 www.lospatios.com Unique local shops LUCCHESE BOOT COMPANY 255 East Basse Rd #800 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9419 www.lucchese.com Custom Boots and Western wear MELISSA GUERRA 303 Pearl Parkway#104 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 293-3983 melissaguerra.com Latin Kitchen Market MERCADORITA’S 245 E. Commerce & Bonita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-286-7432
OUT WEST 215 1/2 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, Texas 78205 Phone (210) 224-8804 Clothing & Gift Shop SAN ANGEL FOLK ART 110 Blue Star San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 226-6688 www.sanangelfolkart.com Mexican Cultural Arts SAN ANTONIO VISITORS CENTER 317 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-6871 www.visitsan antonio.com SHOPS OF LA CANTERA 15900 La Cantera Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 582-6255 theshopsatlacantera.com Shopping Mall 77T’S SOUVENIRS & T-SHIRTS 207 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-549-1279 www.77tshirts.com T-Shirt
TIENDA LA GARZA 110 Broadway, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2133 Mexican Folk Art, Books and Apparel TPJ GIFT SHOP 849 E. Commerce #673 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-9066 TRESOR 310 E. Houston SanAntonio, TX 78205 210-994-5545 www.tresorllc.com p50 52 THE TWIG BOOK SHOP 306 Pearl Parkway #106 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 826-6411 thetwig.indiebound.com Locally Owned Book Store THE UNOFFICIAL BEST OF TEXAS 101 Alamo Plaza, #3 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-0242 THE VINEYARD 1207 North Loop 1604 W San Antonio, TX 78258 thevineyardshoppingcenter.com Shopping Center WYNDHAM SAN ANTONIO RIVERWALK 111 E. Pecan Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-489-9768 www.sawyncom THE WESTIN RIVERWALK 420 W. Market Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-413-9731 www.westin.com
TEXAS ACCENT GENERAL STORE 803 S. Zarzamora San Antonio, TX 78207 210-435-2446 General Merchandise thesanantonioriverwalk.com
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HOTELS 12 Wyndham Garden River Walk 15 Crockett Hotel 16 Gunter Hotel 17 Menger Hotel 24 El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel 43 Marriott Plaza San Antonio MISCELLANEOUS
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LA VILLITA 418 Villita Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Collection of Unique Local Shops - p44 38 ANGELITA La Villita - Bldg. 2 San Antonio, TX 78205 210- 224-8362 www.lavillita.com Womens Fashions & Jewelry - p44 38 B & C LEATHER DESIGNS & UNIQUE FINDS La Villita - Bldg. 24 San Antonio, Texas 78205 210-724-8521, 210-464-1126 - p44 38
BES ARTE La Villita - Bldg. 17 San Antonio, Texas 78205 Bes Arte-La Villita/Facebook.com 210-232-0661 - p44 38 CASA MANOS ALEGRES La Villita - Bldg. 6 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-313-7293 www.lavillita.com Mexican Cultural Gift - p44 38 COPPER GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 11 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.271.3856 www.thecoppergallery.com Art Collectibles - p44 38
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EQUINOX GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 4 San Antonio, Texas 78205 www.alejandrosifuentes.com 210-281-0706 Jewelry Metal Gallery - p44 38
SCENTCHIPS USA La Villita - Bldg. 21 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.223.2267 www.lavillita.com Candles - p44 38
LITTLE STUDIO GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 23 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-8893 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery - p44 38
STARVING ARTIST GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 12 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.226.3593 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery - p44 38
MUSTANG GREYâ€™S La Villita - Bldg. 17 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.222.1894 www.lavillita.com - p44 38
VILLAGE GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 10 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-0404 www.waltglasspottery.net Art Gallery - p44 38
PLAZA TAXCO La Villita, Bldg.16B San Antonio, TX 78205 210-994-5259 www.plazataxco.com - p44 38
VILLITA STAINED GLASS La Villita - Bldg. 1 San Antonio, Texas 78205 210-223-4480 www.sparkleonsa.com Art Gallery - p44 38
POPULUX COMMISSARY/ HOUSE PAINT La Villita - Bldg. 3 San Antonio, Texas 78205 populuxcommissary/facebook.com 210-883-4259 - p44 38
TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com @TheSanAntonio RiverWalkOfficial @PaseoDelRio The San Antonio River Walk Hugman thesanantonioriverwalk
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TOUGH DECISIONS AT CAFÉ OLE Café Ole is the home of the Ultimate Fajita and the 60-oz Margarita! Come enjoy San Antonio’s famous Mexican food at the heart of the San Antonio River Walk. We offer multi-level seating, scenic views of the river, and the indoor/outdoor festive atmosphere that will welcome you back again and again.
Since 1983, greeters in traditional Mexican attire have seated our guests for complimentary chips and salsa, homemade tortillas, and sizzling fajitas near the historic “horseshoe” bend in the San Antonio River. Share a plate of Texas-style nachos, savor our special recipe tortilla soup or indulge in our scrumptious enchiladas verdes, stuffed with chicken and topped with zesty green tomato sauce and Jack cheese. Fish tacos, steak ranchero, and combination plates make your decision even tougher!
Sharing our building next to the Commerce Street bridge is the Agave Bar featuring live music on Thursdays and Saturdays and a DJ on Friday and Saturday nights. We offer river barge catering, private party arrangements and reserved dining packages for special events including the Texas Cavaliers River Parade and the Ford Holiday River Parade. Come find out why Café Ole is known as the place to be and the place to be seen on the San Antonio River Walk. Ole!
A Taste of History Michelino’s was one of only a few restaurants on the San Antonio River Walk when it opened as The River Roost for the World’s Fair in 1968. Now it shares a building with Lone Star Café, Café Ole and the Agave Bar, four unique experiences all under one roof!
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COUPONS 1150 S.Alamo street (210) 290 -5502 www.magiciansagency.com
FREE MAGIC DVD OR SIGNATURE COCKTAIL With the purchase of any show ticket. One coupon per person. Not valid with any other promotion. Present coupon at venue prior to show.
Open Tue–Sun 10AM with seasonal closing hours | Closed Mondays Expires 05/31/2017
Up to 50% discount on ALL Items. Additional 10% discount with this coupon.
KRAUTWURST BALLS with purchase of TWO – ONE LITER BIERS
One coupon per table. For dine in guests only. Expires 05/31/2017.
Coupon good through 05/31/2017
100% On The House
Please enjoy a Free Appetizer or
20% OFF Military
* Free Appetizer - Present this oﬀer to receive a free appetizer (value up to $11.99) with the purchase of one adult entrée. Not valid with any other oﬀer or discount. Tax and gratuity not included. Valid at all San Antonio locations. * Military Discount - Valid on food purchases only. Expires 12/31/2017
at any of these La Villita locations (Excluding Sales Items)
In Historic La Villita just steps from the Riverwalk 418 Villita St. • www.angelitasa.com (210) 224-8362
General Adult Admission SAVE UP TO $8
Mother’s Day Special
126 Losoya St, San Antonio, TX, 78205
Tasha Polizzi • Dian Malouf • Consuela • Free People Virgins, Saints & Angels • Juan Antonio • Cut Loose Flax • XCVI • Sterling and Turquoise by Gundi
210 W Market St. San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 299-4499 BriscoeMuseum.org
310 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 994-5545 www.tresorllc.com
SHOPS AT RIVERCENTER (210) 627-6064
BUY ANY GHIRARDELLI SUNDAE, RECEIVE A FREE CHOCOLATE BAR*
Chef’s Surprise Appetizer With purchase of 2 entrées
146 E. Houston St. @ River Walk 210.222.2362 | acenar.com *Cannot be combined with any other discount or coupon.
One per table, please. Dine in only. Expires 05/31/17.
849 E Commerce Street, #171 San Antonio, TX 78205
FREE CHIPS and QUESO with purchase of an Entrée* 849 E. Commerce/River Walk (Below Marriott Rivercenter)
210.272.0403 | mariamexicanbistro.com *One per table
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10% OFF YOUR PURCHASE
Valid at the San Antonio location only. Not available with any other discounts, specials, coupons or offers. Does not include tax or gratuity. Limit one coupon per table, per visit. This as cannot be redeemed for cash. Excludes alcohol.
(excluding sale items and alcohol)
Plaza Taxco See our ads on pages 53 & 54
Valid for up to 8 guests per table/reservation. 313 E. Houston St., San Antonio, Texas 78205
Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Not valid on restaurant holidays. Does not apply to salad-area only dinner or discounted children’s prices. Beverages, alcoholic beverages, desserts, tax and gratuity not included. Expires 05/31/2017
124 Losoya St., San Antonio, TX 78205
FREE BEVERAGE With the purchase of entree during happy hour only. Happy Hour 4-8PM 05/31/17
409 E. Commerce 210-465-UGLY www.coyoteuglysaloon.com
Rio de Gelato Pizzeria & Italian Cafe 102 Navarro Street San Antonio, TX 78205
SAVE UP TO
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 05/31/17. 10124
210-223-0800 riodegelato.com @riodegelato
Classic Torch Cone with the purchase of a small Gelato
Not valid with any other offers. One Coupon per table. Expires 05/31/17
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 05/31/17
Any one piece of regularly priced jewelry
123 Losoya, #4
(Located on the river level,
in the atrium of the Hyatt Regency)
210-227-5866 Expires 05/31/17
Crockett at Navarro (210) 293-7482 |www.pizzaritas.com
Two big slices!
Applies to Cheese or Pepperoni slices. Cannot be combined with other offers or coupons. Available for delivery and in-house.
Harley Davidson Dealer T-Shirt 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 05/31/2017
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 05/31/17
...the ultimate souvenir to remind you of good times on the River Walk
Available at TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com OR at these San Antonio Retailers:
Alamo Plaza Shirts 325 Alamo Plaza San Antonio Visitorâ€™s Center 317 Alamo Plaza The Unofficial Best of Texas 101 Alamo Plaza, #3 Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk 111 E. Pecan Street The Westin Riverwalk 420 W. Market Street Mercadorita's 245 E. Commerce & Bonita Bonita Rita's 245 E. Commerce, #100 The Fiesta Store 2611 Broadway
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On the San Antonio Riverwalk 223 Losoya Street (210) 227-0864
FREE Homemade Potato Chips in a basket served with avocado crèam dipping sauce.*
10% MILITARY DISCOUNT
to those in uniform or with an active duty military ID.**
charliewantsaburger.com Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily. Dog-Friendly Patio, Restaurant & Sports Bar. *With purchase of any entrée. One per table of 4. **Military discount on food only.
ADULT OR CHILD TICKET
301 Alamo Plaza •210-224-9299
Complimentary House Dessert with order of an entrée. 111 W. Crockett Street, Suite 101 (210) 227-2782 paesanosriverwalk.com Not valid with any other offer or discount. Offer only valid at Paesanos Riverwalk location.
FREE Queso Blanco OR Guacamole & Chips with purchase of entrée.* 421 E. Commerce Street riorioriverwalk.com | (210) 226-8462 *One complimentary order of Queso Blanco OR Guacamole and Chips per table. Purchased entrée does not include daily specials, appetizers, happy hour, alcohol or desserts. One offer per table, not to be used in conjunction with other coupons. RIOPUB
COMPLIMENTARY QUESO BLANCO*
Located in Rivercenter Mall on 3rd Level 849 East Commerce 210-229-1420 www.sanantoniocomedyclubs.com Not valid with any other offer. Good up to six people. Expires 05/31/17 • ©RIPLEY ENTERTAINMENT INC. - RIO MAG
Save up to $11
Not valid with special events. Expires 05/31/17
Happy Hour Every Day 3pm–6pm Reverse 9pm–11pm: House Wine $4.50 • 12oz Rio Margarita $5 Well Drinks $4 + Beer Specials! *1 coupon per table. Not to be used in conjunction with other coupons.
421 E. Commerce St. on the River Walk 210-226-8462 www.nakediguanariverwalkbar.com
Tower of the Americas
Parties of LESS than 8
(seasoned chicken rolled up in a tortilla)
with the purchase of 1 entrée Parties of 8 or MORE
LA PACHANGA APPETIZER (Cup of Queso, beef tacos and flautas)
with the purchase of 2 entrées Coupon not valid with other offers or coupons. Please present coupon to server at time of ordering.
110 E. Crockett on the Riverwalk 210-277-6300
OFF TOWER TICKET
701 Bowie, San Antonio, TX 78205
Toweroftheamericas.com Ticket includes unlimited access to Observation Deck, Flags over Texas & 4-D Theater Ride. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Limit one $2.00 off coupon per person. No cash Value. Expires 05/31/17
an Adult Entrée with this ad
CHEF’S APPETIZER OF THE DAY
Ice Cold Drinks & Good Texas Food
With the purchase of an adult entrée.
One coupon per table per visit. Offer at Riverwalk location only. Must present coupon. Expires 05/31/17.
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245 E. Commerce River Level at Navarro & Crockett 210-227-RITA • www.ritasontheriver.com Valid only for lunch and Dinner, coupon good for up to 2 entrees at a table
With a purchase of 2 Entrees & 2 Beverage Riverwalk level of the Hyatt Regency Maddogs.net • (210) 222-0220 One Coupon per table per visit. Expires 05/31/17.
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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS DINING/RESTAURANTS
Acenar www.acenar.com 210-222-2362
Barriba www.barribacantina.com 210-228-9876 Boudro’s A Texas Bistro on the River Walk www.boudros.com 210-224-8484 Casa Rio & Schilo’s www.casario.com 210-225-6718 www.schilos.com 210-223-6692 Charlie Wants A Burger Sports Bar www.charliewantsaburger.com 210-227-0864 Chart House www.toweroftheamericas.com 210-223-3101 The County Line www.countyline.com 210-229-1941 Denny’s Riverwalk www.dennys.com 210-223-4321 Dick’s Last Resort www.dickslastresort.com 210-224-0026 Ghirardelli www.ghirardelli.com 210-627-6064 Guadalajara Grill www.guadalajaragrill.us 210-222-1992 Iron Cactus www.ironcactus.com 210-224-9835 Joe’s Crabshack www.joescrabshack.com 210-271-9981 Landry’s Saltgrass Steakhouse www.saltgrass.com 210-222-9092 Landry’s Seafood www.landrysseafood.com 210-229-1010 Lonestar Restaurants www.riverrestaurants.com 210-223-9374 Maria Mia www.mariamiamexicanbistro.com 210-272-0403 Mi Tierra Café www.mitierracafe.com 210-225-1262 62 RIO Magazine
La Margarita Mexican Restaurant www.lamargarita.com 210-227-7140
Tresor www.tresorllc.com 210-994-5545
The Original Mexican Restaurant & Bar www.theoriginalmexican.com 210-224-9951
Turquoise River Trading Company 210-227-5866
Paesanos RiverWalk www.paesanosriverwalk.com 210-227-2782
Briscoe Western Art Museum www.briscoemuseum.org 210-299-4499
Pizzaritas www.pizzaritas.com 210-293-7842
Buckhorn Saloon & Museum www.buckhornmuseum.com 210-247-4000
Rainforest Café www.rainforestcafe.com 210-277-6300
San Antonio Conservation Society www.saconservation.org/homestead 210-225-5924
The Republic of Texas therepublicoftexasrestaurant.com 210-226-6256 Restaurante Pico de Gallo www.picodegallo.com 210-225-6060 Rio de Gelato www.riodegelato.com 210-223-0800 Rio Rio Cantina www.riorioriverwalk.com 210-226-8462 Rita’s on the River www.ritasontheriver.com 210-227-RITA Texas de Brazil www.texasdebrazil.com 210-299-1600 Tony Roma’s www.tonyromas.com 210-225-7662
Angelita’s www.angelitasa.com 210-224-8362 B & C Leather Designs & Unique Finds 210-724-8521; 210-464-1126
Cascade Caverns www.cascadecaverns.com 830-755-8080 Natural Bridge Caverns www.naturalbridgecavernscom 210-651-6101 Phillips Entertainment/Guiness Book of World Records Museum www.alamoplazaattractions.com 210-226-2828 The Magicians Agency www.MagiciansAgency.com 210-290-5502 Mirror Maze 210-224-2288 Ripley’s/Waxworks www.ripleys.com 210-224-9299 SeaWorld www.SeaWorldSanAntonio.com
City Sightseeing Double Decker Tour San Antonio www.citysightseeingsanantonio.com 210-224-8687 Rio San Antonio Cruises www.riosanantonio.com 210-224-5700
Coyote Ugly Saloon www.coyoteuglysaloon.com 210-465-UGLY Hilton Palacio Del Rio/Durty Nelly’s/ Tex’s Riverwalk Sports Bar www.palaciodelrio.com 210-224-3368 Howl at the Moon www.howlatthemoon.com 210-212-4770 MadDogs British Pub www.maddogs.net 210-222-0220 BierGarten www.biergartenriverwalk.com 210-212-7299 Naked Iguana www.nakediguanariverwalkbar.com 210-226-8462
Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel www.luckyeagletexas.com 1-888-255-8259
Improv Comedy Club www.sanantoniocomedyclubs.com 210-229-1400
Wyndham Resorts www.wyndham.com
Zurich US Properties, Inc. www.zurichproperties.com 210-225-5877
Alamo SegCity Segway Tours www.segcity.com 210-224-0773 The BarWalk www.TheBarWalk.com
Market Square www.marketsquaresa.com 210-207-8600 Cowboys Alamo City Harley Davidson on the RiverWalk www.cowboysalamocityharley.com 210-212-4461 Paris Hatters www.parishatters.com 210-223-3453 Plaza Taxco www.plazataxco.com 210-212-6733 Shops at Rivercenter www.shoprivercenter.com 210-225-000 thesanantonioriverwalk.com
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