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IN THIS ISSUE

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SIP & SAVOR SA's FIERCE BREAKFAST GAME By Kimberly A, Suta

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RECREATION LET'S HIT THE TRAIL By Drew Henry

FAMILY FUN GAME OVER? NO WAY! By Carole Miller

24 GREAT FINDS HUNTING SEASON By Dawn Robinette

IN EVERY ISSUE FEATURES 12 16 20 24

Sip & Savor Family Fun Be Entertained Great Finds

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

GUIDES 40 Food & Drink 42 Arts & Entertainment 44 Shopping

MAPS 46 River Walk 47 Museum Reach & King William 52 Downtown 57 Greater San Antonio

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The 39th annual Ford Holiday River Parade is coming to the River Walk on Friday, November 29. The theme, Texas Music Christmas, is played out by music artists from nearly every genre on the floats. From Country and Tejano to Blues and Rock n’ Roll. Texas son, Billy F Gibbons of ZZ Top, will serve as grand marshal. Tickets sold online at TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com

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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.


2019 San Antonio River Walk Association

The San Antonio River Walk Association’s mission is to promote, protect and preserve the River Walk. This is done through special events, public education, social media, and RIO Magazine. The association also serves as an advocate for member businesses. For more information, call 210-227-4262. PRESIDENT 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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James Kinney Splashtown San Antonio Ric Morales Silver Eagle Distributors Tammy Peacock-Werline Topgolf David Ramirez San Japan Rudy Saenz Staybridge Suites Carrie Anne Silvers Hard Rock Cafe Mark Vilagi Sheraton Gunter Hotel

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EDITOR’S LETTER Love Creek Orchard

The Official Magazine of the River Walk

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Paula Schechter paula@riverwalksa.org GUEST EDITOR

Allison Gayda

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! Growing up in Southern California, our family tradition granted the birthday celebrant the privilege of selecting an activity, and the power to make the rest of us go along. We went whale watching for Aunt Laura, visited a tea room for Aunt Kit, and apple picking for me. Always apple picking. This month’s 24-48-72 Hours story written by Crystal Henry brought back fond childhood memories. I think I’ll revive my apple tradition with a visit to Love Creek Orchard and drag my teenage son along. I suspect he won’t complain when he digs into a slice of freshly baked apple pie and sips on newly pressed cider. I intend to add to my list of Fall activities a visit to Becker Vineyards for wine tasting and stock up on lavender products, and stop into Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard for everything from oil and soaps to olives. Read more about these places in the Recreation story by Drew Henry. If you are celebrating a birthday (or not) this month, I guarantee you will find loads of inspiration in the pages of RIO for things to do, places to eat, and where to shop.

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Rio Magazine is published by Traveling Blender, LLC. (Publisher) on behalf of the San Antonio River Walk Association. Reproduction in any manner in whole or in part is prohibited without the express written consent of the San Antonio River Walk Association. Material contained herein does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the San Antonio River Walk Association or its staff. Rio Magazine, the Publisher and the San Antonio River Walk Association reserve the right to edit all material for clarity and space and assumes no responsibility for accuracy, errors or omissions. Rio Magazine does not knowingly accept false or misleading advertisements or editorial nor does the Publisher or the San Antonio River Walk Association assume responsibility should such advertising or editorial appear. Articles and photos are welcome and may be submitted to our office to be used subject to the discretion and review of the Publisher and San Antonio River Walk Association. All submissions become the property of the San Antonio River Walk Association. All Real Estate advertising is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make such a preference limitation or discrimination.”

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SIP & SAVOR

Tito's

SA's FIERCE Breakfast Game

By Kimberly A. Suta

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THERE’S NO DOUBT SAN ANTONIO HAS A FIERCE BREAKFAST TACO GAME. BUT AS YOU ARE ABOUT TO LEARN OUR BREAKFAST AND BRUNCH GAME ISN’T TOO SHABBY EITHER—AS THESE FOUR DOWNTOWN RESTAURANTS DELICIOUSLY ILLUSTRATE.

LAS CANARIAS Las Canarias has been providing guests with an epic Champagne Brunch Buffet longer than most of their wait staff can even remember. It’s the kind of rare find that might take you back to your childhood, complete with a carving station, omelet bar, seafood bar, salad bar, fresh pastries, dessert bar, and more. It’s what we like to call nirvana.

owned restaurants on the River Walk, it was named after the first restaurant to open on the River Walk back in 1899, which was located just across the river. Excellent customer service and dedication to consistency and quality is the secret to this restaurant’s success. This 24-hour eatery serves breakfast from 3 am­- noon.

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Customers love the tasty Chorizo con Huevos plate of spiced Mexican sausage mixed with scrambled eggs or the classic Huevos Rancheros plate of two sunny side up eggs topped with a vibrant tomato-based Ranchero sauce. Another favorite is the Carne Guisada – braised beef tips in a rich brown gravy. Fresh tortillas, made in-house, is what makes this place “puro San Antonio.” TITO'S Just a few miles south of downtown proper, you’ll stumble upon a culinary hub of independently-owned and chef-driven restaurants in the Southtown Arts District. Tito’s is one of the first restaurants to establish itself in this neighborhood over 15-years ago and pave the way for others to follow.

Located in one of downtown’s most stunning historic hotels along the River Walk, Omni La Mansion del Rio began as Old St. Mary’s College in 1852 and retains much of its original architecture. A stroll through the courtyard on a Sunday afternoon is a great way to work off the seemingly never-ending, buffet served with three mimosas and a Bananas Foster station, where you can watch them caramelize bananas with flaming rum. Get there when they open at 11 am, to grab a table overlooking the River Walk. THE ORIGINAL MEXICAN RESTAURANT You were promised fantastic breakfast tacos, and The Original Mexican Restaurant has been delivering them since 1988. One of a few of the family-

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Another Tex-Mex favorite, Tito’s has an expansive menu, including a long list of breakfast tacos as well as some unexpected delights. The Tostadas Tlaquepaque is a house specialty based on a popular dish in Monterrey, Mexico made with whole pinto beans, Monterey Jack cheese, eggs (your way), sliced avocado and a tomato-based sauce cooked with roasted coffee beans; you won’t find this dish anywhere else in the city. Barbacoa, another traditional Mexican breakfast dish, is prepared in-house. Barbacoa is made from cattle cheeks or goat meat cooked long and slow to succulent perfection. The meat is shredded and served in a hot, fresh tortilla; this is something Tito’s prides itself on, as the art of handmade tortilla-making is becoming obsolete even in this taco town. Although breakfast isn’t served all day, you can live like a local and order an off-menu taco named after a neighborhood resident. Like the “Niles,” a bean, cheese, and bacon taco.

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SIP & SAVOR Schilo's

Back in the heart of downtown and on the River Walk is Dorrego’s, located inside the Hotel Valencia Riverwalk. This modern boutique hotel is the only Argentineaninspired restaurant in the local culinary landscape. With a luxurious Buenos Aires-style dining room of marble tabletops and hand-cut leather placemats, as well as an elegant and spacious patio overlooking the River Walk, this local gem is an excellent choice for a leisurely morning respite. Interestingly, in Argentina, breakfast is typically nothing more than a great cup of coffee and a biscotti or scone, so Dorrego’s decided to focus on what most people in the states love for breakfast.

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However, their traditional American breakfast does come with some yummy Argentinean twists, such as the Banana Dulce de Leche Waffles, and Chorizo and Chicken Omelet made with an herbaceous housemade chimichurri. With an extensive coffee program using Houston-based Katz’s and an array of breakfast-friendly cocktails, including their signature chimichurri-enhanced Bloody Mary’s (called a Gauchito Gil), mimosas, and bellinis. Or, you may not want more than a croissant or fresh fruit. Perhaps the best news is, if you miss breakfast, you can take advantage of their new paella lunch special. For only $10, you can choose your ingredients and watch as it’s made-to-order fresh and hot. SCHILO'S Schilo’s is another downtown restaurant with a flavorful history in San Antonio. Just upstairs from the River Walk on Commerce Street, this German-style restaurant has been serving up favorites like sausages, Rueben sandwiches, split pea soup, and streusel since 1917. It still serves many of Mama Schilo’s original recipes. Breakfast was a late addition but has risen to popularity thanks to their scratch-made, affordable plates, and excellent service.

From a warm, gooey cinnamon roll to crispy grilled potato pancakes, or a Papa Fritz breakfast that comes with two eggs, hash browns or grits, bratwurst or ham, and biscuits or toast – a hearty meal awaits! GOURDOUGH'S Finally, there’s a new brunch bliss-maker in town, and its name is Gourdough’s. Hailing from Austin, this creative and playful restaurant opened up a new location along the River Walk just this year and is renowned for its Southern comfort food with a doughnut twist. Mind you; this isn’t just any old doughnut. Each giant doughnut is made-to-order and almost shockingly incorporated into every dish. At a glance, you might wonder how it all works, but it does. Oh, it does. Everything is scratch-made, and brunch entrees (served all day long) are stacked on top of the donuts. Options run the gamut from the Texas A’migas made with scrambled eggs, slow-roasted pulled pork, refried beans, poblanos, Fritos, pico de gallo, and avocado smothered in to-die-for queso, to a Dirty Plucker – crispy fried chicken covered in honey butter and drizzled with maple icing. Of course, you can order just a doughnut, but those too, are not for the faint of heart; the Fat Elvis, for example, is piled high with grilled bananas, peanut butter icing, several pieces of bacon, and a drizzle of honey. Don’t just bring your appetite- bring your friends along to help you clean your plate!

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 series featuring our city’s best chefs and delicious eats.

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FAMILY FUN

Game Over?

NO WA by Carole Miller

For some, a trip down memory lane conjures up pixilated images of Pac Man,

Donkey Kong, Super Mario Brothers or Pokemon. If you find yourself longing for that “simpler” time when all it took was a pocket full of quarters and a few video games, there are many places to take an arcade excursion through a virtual world of fun and excitement or unwired fun with the whole family.

MAIN EVENT Turn the power button to “fun” at Main Event, offering the most excitement you can have under one roof, making it the perfect entertainment place for families, young adults, and groups of all ages. Each Main Event center features a gigantic games gallery featuring more than 100 of the latest interactive arcade games, state-of-theart bowling, multi-level laser tag, and billiards. A chef-inspired casual dining experience awaits you with delicious shareable dishes like wings, loaded nachos, oven-baked artisan pizza, and more. The high-energy sports bar surrounded by big-screen TVs serves handcrafted cocktails for moms and dads. Main Event is a fun place to hang out, watch football, and challenge your family and friends to a game or two. 16 RIO Magazine

Main Event has two locations in San Antonio; 20-minutes north of downtown at 1911 N. Loop 1604 East, and 30-minutes west of downtown at 8514 State Hwy 151. DAVE & BUSTERS Charge up your Power Card and spend countless hours of family-friendly fun at Dave & Busters Rivercenter’s Million Dollar Midway located on the San Antonio River Walk. Play all the classic games like Pop-A-Shot, Pac-Man and Skee-Ball, plus all the newest virtual reality games like Zombie Snatcher. Take a break from the highenergy Dance Dance Revolution game to watch sports and nibble on Asian chicken wonton nachos, sweet and spicy Kobe meatball sliders, Mexican street corn quesadillas or fresh-baked

Bavarian pretzels. Adult family members can wash everything down with a choice of more than two dozen beers. Non-alcoholic, or Sweet Sips as they are called, include a Blue Raspberry Sno Glowb, and a Grape Candy Chill. Yes, adults, you can order them too! Dave & Busters is conveniently located downtown in the Shops at Rivercenter. TOPGOLF Topgolf is a fun way for family and friends to get a little physical while enjoying a lot of great together time! Tee off in any weather in one of their climate-controlled hitting bays. Every golf ball contains a microchip that tracks each shot’s accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield. Grab an Arnold thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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FAMILY FUN

Santikos Silverado

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Palmer (half iced tea, half lemonade) or an adult libation from their Fall Seasonal Drink menu like the Fall and Stormy (think Dark and Stormy with a Fall twist). The extensive family-pleasing menu includes weekend brunch and breakfast entrees like French toast, chicken and waffles, and a Texas Brisket Hash Skillet. A seasonal menu keeps the offering fresh, and the regular menu delivers your favorites at every visit.  Who gets tired of eating flatbread pizza, or fried mac and cheese bites?  The best part of Topgolf is just hanging out with family and friends. Topgolf takes “friendly” competition to a whole new level. Enjoy playing any of the nine different games available or try your hand at their Toptracer feature, where you can track ball flight, speed, and other statistics in an augmented reality game. You can also watch your favorite team on one of the hundreds of HDTVs or go for the high score in their first-floor arcade. Want to up your game to show off? Golf lessons are available year-round for kids and adults of all skill levels. Parents who want to score big points with their kids can book a Kids Party Package for two-hours of game-play, food, including a party manager.  Parents will love the digital evites and the party gift of complimentary Junior Lifetime Memberships for all party guests. Getting to TopGolf is a quick 20-minute drive northwest of downtown at 5539 N Loop 1604 West.  SANTIKOS SILVERADO For more family fun, head west to Santikos Silverado for Half-Price Arcade Wednesdays where you can save the world (or throw barrels down a ladder) all day with half-price arcade games. Silverado also features 16 stadiumstyle theaters paired with the best digital film technology and reserved seating so you can pick your favorite seat in advance. 18 RIO Magazine

Every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Baby-friendly Screenings are showings of the latest blockbuster movies for parents and caregivers in a baby-friendly environment. The vibe includes brighter lighting, lower-sound volume, stroller parking, and a more understanding audience — free admission for children two years and younger. The first and third Saturday of the month includes movie presentations for guests with special needs or other challenges who seldom get to attend the movie theatre. Brighter lighting, lower sound, captioning, and an accepting environment for families needing extra accommodations. Special needs guests are free; companions are at regular price. At the Roughrider Café, choose from sandwiches, burgers, wings, pizza, nachos, and even Greek food along with a wide selection of soft drinks, beer, and wine and coffee. With so much to offer a 30-minute drive northwest to Santikos Silverado located at 11505 West 1604N is well worth the short trip.

WRITER’S BIO: Freelance writer Carole Miller is the big sister to six younger brothers and knows a thing or two about video games, notably Ms. Pac Man. She is also a graduate of the University of Georgia and the mother of three (Sydney, Nick, and Faith), one of whom is a self-proclaimed video wizard.

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By day, the linear stretch of North St. Mary’s Street just north of downtown is a mundane squiggle on the map. But by night, when the neon lights go on, and the crowds come out, it’s the hottest happening place outside the River Walk­—a high–intensity entertainment district stretching from

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Plan to stay up late and Rock On!

By Susan Yerkes

The surrounding neighborhood is also home to the San Antonio Museum of Art, Brackenridge Park, the San Antonio Zoo, several colleges and universities, and the northern Museum Reach of the beloved River Walk, all just a hop skip and a bike, bus or scooter ride from the heart of downtown. The St. Mary’s Strip, as it’s known to locals, is in full renaissance mode since its original heyday back in the ’80s. Dormant for decades, save for a few consistent crowd-pleasing cafes like Tycoon Flats, the Mix, and Demo’s, these days, the main drag is picking up steam again, pulsing with the party crowd. Tourists, bikers, and throngs of students from nearby colleges and universities pack the sidewalks and spill into the streets on weekend nights, forming lines for food trucks and filling the cool cafes along the way.

Night-time parking in these parts can be a nightmare, but if you’re determined to go by car, try to avoid the cars lined up for a mouthful of traditional heaven in a bun at the iconic, super-popular Burger Boy drive-in. Next up: Little Death, a surprisingly sophisticated little wine bar almost eclipsed by the magnificent mantle of top-to-bottom graffitistyle murals. Once inside, the scream drops to a whisper, in the clean, crisp candlelit space with an eclectic wine collection and a tiny kitchen offering Francophile bites like pate en croute and giant white beans.

Want to hit the high spots? Start at the uber-hip High Wire Arts at Josephine Street near the start of the Strip. On Second Fridays, this is the place to catch a shuttle for the popular Tobin Hill Arts Walk, a low-key, intimate event featuring an interesting selection of galleries in this historic neighborhood. But when it comes to clubbing, the heart of the Strip action is a few blocks further up St. Mary’s Street. The Lonesome Rose is an outlier, both by location and genre – located just outside the thrumming center of the bar scene, this relatively recent addition bills itself “the oldest honky-tonk” on the strip. Sure enough, inside it’s an old-school classic country bar, bathed in deep red hues, with a fabulous 1945 vinyl jukebox, and a dance floor packed with two-steppers and a live band on weekends. The big back yard is the place to hang out around fire pits on a chill night and dig into a plate of slow-smoked mesquite ribs from The Slab food truck.

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Across the street, look for the neon “Wish You Were Here” entrance to the patio bar of Midnight Swim, another recent addition to the Strip. The name is inspired by a popular local DJ music collective, and the low key vibes and top bartenders keep a cool groove flowing. On weekends, the daytime crowd gathers here for the popular Chisme brunch. Up the block, the Amp Room’s rock’n’roll decor surrounds a small stage with a big sound featuring Goth, New Wave, Indie, Retro, Post Punk, and Industrial DJ-curated and live music, and Wednesday night karaoke sessions. Pose for a selfie in front of the outside murals. (One features San Antonio’s late, great rocker Doug Sahm with a huge Lone Star beer.)

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Across the street, Paper Tiger is the coolest cat on the block. With a great bar and big and small space that can accommodate from 250 to 1,000 music fans, Paper Tiger rocks and roars. “We love music, and we love it all,” their website proclaims—“Indie, punk, noise, hardcore, hip-hop, electronic, country and hell, RIO Magazine

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Brass Monkey

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really everything!” The hottest acts can sell out, so keep an eye on their website or Facebook page for updates and tickets. At the corner of Ashby and St. Mary’s, right across from the lovely twin domes of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, is another classic watering hole and music venue, The Mix. Mounted deer and mountain goats and life-size lucha libre figures flank the hip bar that’s center stage in this friendly neighborhood gathering spot. The crowd is as varied and as laid-back as the décor, and on weekend nights, every one of the different spaces in the place, including the outdoor patio, jumps with energy.

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Just up the street is another cluster of cool. Brass Monkey is beloved for its wildly popular theme nights. From ThursGayz to Emo nights, Retro, Indie-Electro, and New Wave, Brass Monkey has consistently taken top honors for Best Dance Club in local polls. Sunday Wild lighting, great live bands in every genre and dance, dance, danceable music are big draws here, along with nightly drink specials and famous DJs. Nearby, Squeezebox mainlines the “puro San Anto” sound. Conjunto, cumbia, blues,

jazz, and soul hold sway here. It’s the perfect location for this accordion-centric club, just around the corner from the birthplace of Grammy-winning accordion king Flaco Jimenez. Try to get there when you have a clear view of the room’s focal point, a magnificent, accordion-music inspired mural by renowned street artist Chris Montoya. Outside, the spacious, lighted patio is a perfect place for an impromptu fiesta. Up the street, the wild live music scene cools off a bit with neighborhood classic Joey’s bar, featuring an admirable selection of drinks, pizza, and pool, for a clientele that’s heavy on friendly regulars. On the same block, Slackers sports bar stands out for its wall of play stations featuring machines and Giant Jenga to Shoot 2 Win basketball – plus a full wall of sports-tuned TVs, featuring premium sports from NFL Sunday Ticket and MLB Extra innings. This is the place to rock your favorite team jersey with pride. Open at 2 most afternoons, it’s also a great place to get warmed up for a night exploring the rest of the Strip, where most spots don’t get going until 8 or 9 p.m. Plan to stay up late, and rock on.

WRITER’S BIO Susan Yerkes is an award-winning journalist, columnist, and travel writer based in San Antonio.

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Zocca cuisine D’italia CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN CUISINE ON THE RIVERWALK

Join us for authentic dishes that evoke the fine flavors of Northern Italian cuisine in a warm, relaxed environment. You can dine outside on our river side patio or inside our casual, contemporary restaurant.

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GREAT FINDS

HUNTING SEASON: local finds in the crosshairs By Dawn Robinette

Caliente Hot Glass Studio

Fall is in the air, the countdown is on for the holidays, and it’s hunting season­—hunting for perfect finds, that is. Landing the ideal gift, or the answer to your décor or wardrobe need is never hard when you know where to roam. Rather than follow the herd to the same spots, strikeout and explore shops with personality. When you shop local, you’re sure to find something unique, fun and fabulous. And really, isn’t that what shopping is all about? And the stores themselves are so fun, you’ll walk away smiling, great find in hand. Cadeaux

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If a hot find is what you have in mind, Caliente Hot Glass Studio is the perfect destination. And we do mean hot: the delicate glass art that gleams in the studio comes from 2000 degrees of heat. The color and craft on display at Caliente is not what you’d expect to find tucked away in an industrial space just north of downtown. The studio features a beautiful array of art glass running the gamut of color, style, technique, and form, and the gallery showcases original glass art, all available for purchase, by artists who hail from San Antonio, Boerne, and Austin.

No.9 Florals, Chocolates and Gifts

Go shopping, but stay for the show. If you’re lucky, you might catch one of the artists working on a piece. They don’t use molds to mass-produce pieces, making each one unique. The small gallery glistens and gleams with light dancing off the pieces on display. You’ll find vases, platters, paperweights, ornaments, bowls, jewelry, and more, making it easy to start your collection. Another hot spot sure to dazzle you with its array of fantastic and fun pieces is Cadeaux, a lifestyle and gift shop tucked just steps off of the River Walk. The store’s huge plate glass windows turn views of downtown into art if you can pull your gaze away from the beautiful pieces inside. Filled with natural light and something for everyone features a thoughtfully curated collection of books, candles, greeting cards, jewelry and more. Whether it’s for you or someone else, Cadeaus is the ideal shopping environment for that perfect gift. Cadeaux’s creatively displayed gallery atmosphere allows shoppers to experience the collections up close, including a breathtaking array of jewelry featuring gemstones, as well as others that showcase natural elements, like stunningly crafted seashells, in a whole new light. Some of the artists are local, but the collection features artists from Corpus Christi to California. Thanks to a wall of creative and fun greeting cards, no matter thesanantonioriverwalk.com

what you buy, you’ll have the perfect card to add to your gift. There’s even a selection of items for your furry friends, ensuring no need on your gift list goes unfulfilled. The word unique is overused these days, so let’s say what you’ll discover at No. 9 Florals, Chocolates and Gifts is uncommon, rare, and frankly, a must. Not your standard gift shop, No. 9 combines jaw-dropping floral designs, mouthwatering chocolates, and gifts with attitude, all in one spot in Beacon Hill, a San Antonio neighborhood always worth exploring. The shop has its roots in a love of all things New Orleans, but with a San Antonio twist. So while you’ll find it hard to resist the succulents pouring out of a Café du Monde coffee tin, you’ll be equally lured to buy the Calavera filled with flowers. The combination of French Creole and Mexican cultural influences creates an array of products not found anywhere else. No matter what you chose, you’ll find something that connects with your soul. RIO Magazine

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Mockingbird Handprints

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If you’re more interested in delighting your taste buds than your eyes, No. 9 offers specialty gourmet chocolates along with an ever-changing array of unique food items giving you even more reasons to visit often. The store features local artists in different pop-up offerings, so you never know what other treats you’ll find. Rotating selections to keep things fresh makes shopping local a hobby that never disappoints. One of the best places to always find something artistic, colorful and fun is at Mockingbird Handprints, just south of downtown and steps off of the River Walk at the Blue Star Arts Complex. Don’t let the industrial vibe of the former warehouse fool you: step inside, and the beauty and art will overwhelm you. The hand-crafted wares at Mockingbird Handprints include artists’ works ranging from textiles to ceramics, paper, and print, including jewelry, housewares, cards, gifts and an array of almost anything you can imagine that is fantastically handcrafted. The collection is proof that art is more than what you hang on your walls.

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CALIENTE HOT GLASS Calientehotglass.com

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If an eclectic vibe makes your shopper’s heart happy, then head around the corner from The Pearl and step into Montage, a vintage shop with a carefully curated selection. Racks and racks of colorful finds greet you with every form of fashion imaginable. You’ll love the displays illuminated by vintage chandeliers; clothing draped on antlers or sunglasses perched atop a deer head. You can’t help but smile as you shop, especially as you enjoy a beautiful collection of accessories that match every style. From hats and belts to ridiculously cute earrings, Montage is a montage of just about everything you need to feel fashionable. The shop also ranks as a top vintage spot in the United States, so be sure it’s on your next fun and funky shopping destinations. WRITER’S BIO An award-winning writer, communications expert, and military spouse who enjoys finding discoveries and revisiting favorites in her adopted hometown, Dawn Robinette loves to tell stories. You can read more of her work online at Alamo City Moms and Texas Lifestyle Magazine. thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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CULTURE & COMMUNITY

PAST & PRESENT By Dan R. Goddard

A pair of house tours in the King William neighborhood provides a glimpse of how the affluent lived during the 19th century. A walking bar tour guides you to legendary watering holes with connections to Rough Riders and the birth of the blues. The country’s most impressive atmospheric theater offers a cocktail-enhanced look behind the scenes. 28 RIO Magazine

VILLA FINALE: MUSEUM & GARDENS Dating back to 1876, Villa Finale was being used as a subdivided boarding home when it was purchased in 1967 by local civic leader and collector Walter Nold Mathis; it was considered the primary catalyst for the King William neighborhood’s revitalization. Originally built as a one-story, fourroom single-family residence by hardware merchant Russel C. Norton on what had been Alamo farmlands during the city’s Spanish Colonial era, the house went through many owners and changes before Mathis spent two years meticulously restoring the home. In all, Mathis restored 14 properties in King William and then sold them to preservation-minded individuals. Mathis was also a prodigious collector of fine and decorative art, ranging from objects inspired by Napoleon to the prints of Texas artist Mary Bonner, and you can see more than 12,000 items from his collections displayed in the finely restored Italianate home. Mathis bequeathed the property to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2004. The first floor of Villa Finale, which has guided and group tours, is open for self-guided tours at your own pace from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. thesanantonioriverwalk.com


EDWARD STEVES HOMESTEAD The oldest house museum in San Antonio, the Edward Steves Homestead in the King William neighborhood, opened to the public in 1954. Built by the family that founded the city’s first lumber company, the native limestone house with a signature mansard roof was completed in 1877. Edward Steves, who arrived in Texas in 1849, and his wife, Johanna, were Germanborn immigrants who settled in Comfort before moving to 509 King William in San Antonio. They had three sons, and their business thrived. Edward died in 1890 and Johanna, who lived until 1930, added to the home and built the area’s first natatorium (indoor swimming pool). With the once-fashionable neighborhood in decline, the family rented out the grand old home for 22 years. In 1952, Edna Steves Vaughan, Edward and Johanna’s youngest granddaughter, donated the house to the Conservation Society of San Antonio, which spent two years restoring the structure. The home is open six days a week for self-guided tours and guided tours for groups.

Edward Steves Homestead

Buckhorn Saloon & Museum

THE BARWALK TOUR A native San Antonian with two decades of experience in the tour industry, Emzy King founded the Barwalk Tour as a way of recognizing and savoring some of the city’s iconic watering holes. Beyond cocktails and spirits, King delves into a wide gamut of topics ranging from the battle of the Alamo, architecture, hauntings, River Walk history, and pop-cultural connections to the city. The Barwalk also enjoys exclusive access to numerous areas and venues not found on other tours, from hotel rooftop terraces to museums and historic hotel lobbies. You have a choice of tours, but most are roughly a mile in total, and the bars are within three city blocks of each other. One of the most famous is the Menger Hotel and Bar, which opened in 1859. The Menger has welcomed United States presidents and legendary musicians, athletes and movie stars. Gen. Sam Houston has booked a room at the Menger as well thesanantonioriverwalk.com

as Gen. Robert E. Lee. President Teddy Roosevelt who continues haunting the hotel bar, where he recruited for the Rough Riders during their training before setting sail for Cuba during the Spanish American War. With one of the largest collections of taxidermied animals in the world, the Buckhorn Saloon, established in 1881, displays a world record 78-point whitetail buck and a 1,100-pound marlin. Also on view are custom-built antler chairs once owned by Teddy Roosevelt and Kaiser Wilhelm of Prussia. The St. Anthony Hotel opened in 1909 and became the first fully airconditioned hotel in the world. Southwest Airlines was hatched over drinks in the hotel bar in 1967. Formally known as the St. Anthony Club, the bar features several signature house cocktails as well as draft beer and appetizers. The Gunter Hotel also opened in 1909, and its Bar 414 celebrates the famous recording session by legendary bluesman Robert Johnson in 1936. RIO Magazine

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Ripley's Haunted Adventure

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MAJESTIC THEATRE Step behind the scenes for a Happy Hour Tour of downtown's MajesticTheatre, recognized as one of the most ornate and beautiful atmospheric theaters in the country. Designed and builtin 1929 by John Eberson for Karl Hobitzelle’s Interstate Theater, the Majestic reigned for many years as the largest theater in Texas and the second-largest movie theater in the country. Stars twinkle in the vaulted "sky" while clouds pass by overhead and grapevines creep along the towers, arches, and columns of the fantasy villa inspired by Spanish Missions, Baroque and Mediterranean architectural traditions. A rare white peacock is perched on a balcony railing as doves are caught mid-flight. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1975, the Majestic features a wide variety of concerts, performing arts events and touring Broadway productions. When it first opened, the Majestic had both movies and live entertainment from the vaudeville circuit, including such legendary stars as Jack Benny, Mickey Rooney, Ann Miller, George Burns, and Bob Hope. WRITER’S BIO Dan R. Goddard is a longtime San Antonio arts writer who had a personal tour of Villa Finale conducted by Walter Nold Mathis when he donated the property to the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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MAJESTIC THEATRE Majesticempire.com MENGER HOTEL & BAR Mengerhotel.com ST. ANTHONY HOTEL Marriott.com/hotels/travel satlc-the-st-anthony THE BARWALK Thebarwalk.com

VILLA FINALE: MUSEUM GUNTER HOTEL Marriott.com/hotels/travel/ & GARDENS Villafinale.org satgs-sheraton-gunterhotel-san-antonio/

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

The trees are draped in colorful lights and carolers’ songs and laughter fill the air. It’s such a wonderful time of year to gather your family and friends and join in on the cheer! Enjoy one of three GO RIO Holiday Lights Cruises* – where San Antonio’s winter wonderland comes to life.

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Let's Hit the Trail!

From Lavender & Olives to Whiskey & Wolves Who's up for a road trip? We have a fun adventure planned that takes you through the Texas Hill Country for sights, drinks, and eats. Get ready to explore as we check out an olive orchard, sip wine in lavender fields, and check out a range of spirits and high-spirited fun at a distillery. This journey is all about kicking back and relaxing, so make sure to stop and smell the rosĂŠ.

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Sign us up for a Sandy Oaks workshop! November 9th - Biscotti Workshop: Learn how to make an Italian favorite and take home the treats you make. November 30th - Appetizers Featuring Olives Workshop: Be the host with the most and create spreads featuring cheeses, biscuits, olives, and small pie shells with tapenade.

SANDY OAKS OLIVE ORCHARD Our road trip begins at the first commercial olive orchard in Texas, Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard. The orchard sits among a grove of ancient oak trees. Saundra Winokur founded the orchard in 1998, after a lifetime of pursuing her studies of art and travel around the globe, deciding to return to her native Texas to focus on her muse - olive trees. The orchard offers opportunities for tours, tastings, shopping handmade olive oil products, workshops, and snacking on antipasto trays among the trees. You can even browse the nursery and take home your very own olive tree. On Saturdays, you can enjoy a free tour of the orchard given by the owner at 11:30 AM. The kitchen also prepares mouthwatering meals from handed-down recipes that change every Saturday. November specials will include pot roast, enchiladas, meatloaf, and pulled pork. You can even add a dessert, like a sweet limoncello cake or a delicious olive oil brownie. 32 RIO Magazine

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BECKER VINEYARDS & LAVENDER FIELDS Our next stop is north to Becker Vineyards for a tasting and smelling experience. Becker Vineyards transports you into a world of relaxation, with notes of lavender wafting in the air.

Becker Vineyards & Lavender Fields

Richard and Bunny Becker were searching for a Hill Country vacation home when they saw the perfect land for a vineyard. They began planting grapes and opened their doors in 1996. After trips to Provence to study the art of winemaking, they couldn't help but notice the region's affinity for lavender. After falling in love with sipping wine in the fragrant air, they set out to create one of the few lavender fields in Texas. Guests are welcome to purchase lavender products such as potpourri, soaps, lotions, shower gels, herbs de Provence, candles, and dried lavender for cooking. But don’t forget about the wine. Becker’s 10,000 square foot facility is state of the art. They have won international wine competitions and have even been served at multiple White House dinners, making it one of the most prestigious wines made in Texas. Tours are available hourly on weekends, and walk-in tastings are available for small groups, which include six samples and a souvenir glass for $20. Over 30 wines are sold, ranging from chardonnay to cabernet.

TEXAS HILL COUNTRY WINERIES' TEXAS WINE TRAIL If you’re a true wine lover, you may be thinking, "why stop at just one winery when I can explore all the Hill Country has to offer?" Well, we have you covered, because now we are hitting the trail - the Texas Wine Trail! Texas Hill Country Wineries is a group of over 50 wineries that sprawls through the hills. Voted as one of the top ten wine travel destinations in the world, the Texas Hill Country wine trail is fun for everyone from the wine novice to the expert sommelier. Texas Hill Country Wineries hosts four wine events a year, where you can purchase an event passport and taste up to four wineries per day. The next one is The Christmas Wine Affair, which runs from November 29th through December 15th. Tickets start at $45 and include complimentary tastings at each participating winery, discounts, and even some festive gifts! Join for one day or stay for all 17. Tours are self-guided, so make sure to bring a designated driver. If you can’t make it for one of the passport events, don’t worry. You can use the interactive map on their website to plan your winery trail. Now grab your wine glass, it’s time to make your path!

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Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery

IRON WOLF RANCH & DISTILLERY Our next road trip has us headed up 281N to Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery, where there is something for every member of your pack. This craft distillery was conceived in 2013 by a group of friends who wanted to combine Texas attitude with bold spirits. They did just that by creating their bourbon, gin, rum, vodka, and specialty spirits you won't find anywhere else. Their most popular creation is Hotscotch, a sweet and spicy whiskey with butterscotch and Texas peppers. They also created Iron Hot, a whiskey with cinnamon and Texas peppers, and Giddy’up!, a horseradish infused vodka. They are mixing up craft cocktails at their Still House bar for every palate, including their most popular drink, the New Fashioned made with Hotscotch. This month, they are releasing seasonal cocktails including the Hotscotch Toddy and IronHot Chocolate. If you came for the drinks, you would want to stay for the fun. The ranch sits on 15-acres complete with 360 degrees Hill Country views and field games like life-sized bourbon pong, horseshoes, cornhole, bocce ball, Jenga, and a nine-hole disc golf course. They are even home to the Sevens Out BBQ food truck, which serves up 5-star rated brisket, ribs, and homemade bread pudding made with Hotscotch. On Fridays, you have the opportunity to meet Luna the Wolf, who inspired the name. There are also live bands every Saturday, and a special afterhours concert once a month- this month it will be on November 9th. Of course, you will also want to stop by the tasting room to learn about these spirits and for a tour. What are you waiting for, grab your pack and let's go!

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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: @designdudeslife, Twitter: @designdudeslife, Web: designdudeslife.com

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TEXAS HILL COUNTRY WINERIES’ TEXAS WINE TRAIL Texaswinetrail.com IRON WOLF RANCH & DISTILLERY Ironwolfranch.com

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Turkeys get a lot of attention in November, but New Braunfels is hot for sausage this month.

Weihnachtsmarkt. This annual Christmas shopping weekend features German-style Christmas decor and specialty gifts, and it all benefits the Sophienburg Museum. It’s your chance to get your “elfies” with Santa out of the way.

BARBECUE IS THE NEW BLACK’S Although the original Black’s Barbecue is in Lockhart, they have now graced New Braunfels with their HOT TO TROT If the Thanksgiving turkey doesn’t sit too meaty presence. You may have had barbecue before, but heavy, take the kids over to Gruene and run their drumsticks once you’ve had Black’s you may never go back. This off at the Comal Cops for Kids Gruene Turkey Trot. Kids third-generation pitmaster uses techniques dating can sign up to chase the turkey mascot for a quarter mile back to the ’30s with a simple savory rub and the through town or go the distance with the 5k run/walk. smoky goodness of local Post Oak wood. The brisket The race starts and ends in front of the historic Gruene and homemade sausage are transcendent, but if Hall, and proceeds go to local charities that support law you want an Instagrammable feast, get the giant enforcement and children in the community. beef rib. This Fred Flintstone style hunk of meat is so hefty you’ll want to name it before you attempt to COMAL COPS FOR KIDS THE WURST If you’re in town at the beginning of the month, carry it home in your belly. Try sharing it, so you have GRUENE TURKEY TROT prepare to have the Wurst time. Wurstfest kicks off November room for a spoonful of mac and cheese and a serving of 1 through 10 near the headwaters of the Comal River. Grab a liter peach cobbler. of German beer, and don your dirndl for great food, music, dancing, rides, EINKAUFEN SHOPPING New Braunfels is known for its German charm and games, and the wurst sausage you’ll ever have. Tickets are available online antique shopping, so take a stroll around the town square on a treasure or at the gate, and children under 12 are free. Check the website for free hunt. Or show up at the Convention Center November 22 through 24 for general admission days and ticket information. 36 RIO Magazine

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Guten Tag! Howdy! Hola and Hello. This month we’ll explore the different cultural influences that make this part of Texas vibrant, flavorful, and unique.

DAY 2 HOWDY Y ADIOS Take a ride to the outskirts north of town for a cowboy breakfast, a Lovely afternoon, and a dinner fiesta. GIDDYUP If you’ve got an ambitious belly, start your day with the Cowboy Breakfast at Old Spanish Trail Restaurant. OST, as the locals know it, has been around since the ‘20s making it the oldest continually operating restaurant in Bandera County. The Cowboy Breakfast is a hearty feast featuring a hunk of hand-breaded chicken fried steak, eggs, biscuit, and hash-browns. Drown it all in cream gravy, and wash it down with a cup of coffee, and you’ll be ready to hit the trail for the day. DITCH THE PSL If you’ve evolved beyond pumpkin spice, but you still need a fall fix, book a tour of at Love Creek

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Orchards in Medina. For $5 per person, you can tour the apple orchards and get a front-row seat in the barn to learn how apples are processed. Reservations are required by calling Genie at 210-215-1995. You won’t need an iPhone to stop by this apple store, but don’t leave without a sample of the apple pie that was voted Best in Texas by Texas Monthly. FALL-APEÑOS For dinner, head back down Bandera Road, channel your inner Wile E. Coyote, and hunt for the neon roadrunner. El Chaparral Mexican Restaurant is the best place in Bandera for a cold beer, piping hot enchiladas, and complimentary house-made bean soup. Get your Looney Tune kids a Speedy Gonzales, while you dig into a bowl of the best chicken tortilla soup in the city.

Love Creek Orchards El Chaparral Restaurant

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72 ...on day three DAY 3 HOLA, BUON GIORNO, AND CHEERS It’s the season of Thanksgiving, so let’s focus on food for a second. GET COOKIN’ This ain’t your average trip to the grocery store. Prepare to sharpen your knives and your cooking skills at Central Market this month with a culinary class. You could spend the entire month learning to make holiday favorites like tamales, triple squash soup with sage butter, chorizo cornbread dressing, and pumpkin-bourbon tarts. Or get in touch with your inner pastaiola and immerse yourself in a world of Mediterranean flavors. Central Market offers daily classes for individuals or couples, and they cover a range of flavors for various age groups.

Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery

MEXICAN MARKETS If you don’t have a chile wreath, is it even the holidays in San Antonio? Take advantage of the cultural vibrancy of the city and shop the Mexican Markets inside Market Square for wreaths, trees, and ornaments. Sit down for lunch at Mi Tierra, or grab a candied pumpkin and empanada from the bakery. BOTTOMS UP End your day on a happy note with happy hour at Francis Bogside. At the corner of S. St. Mary’s Street and Madison, you’ll find a lively Irish bar with pub fare and craft cocktails. The Gold Rush is a honey of a drink, and the Bavarian pretzel does not disappoint. But the tippy top best thing on the happy hour grub menu is a rich meaty helping of poutine topped with cheddar cheese curds and beef gravy.

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EL CHAPARRAL MEXICAN RESTAURANT Elchaparral.com FRANCIS BOGSIDE Francisbogside.com/menu

MI TIERRA Mitierracafe.com OLD SPANISH TRAIL RESTAURANT Ostbandera.com

WEIHNACHTSMARKT Sophienburg.com/event/ weihnachtsmarkt/ WURSTFEST Wurstfest.com

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SAN ANTONIO FOOD & DRINK AMERICAN BOUDRO’S TEXAS BISTRO 421 East Commerce St. boudros.com p44, 16

SALTGRASS STEAK HOUSE 502 River Walk saltgrass.com p44,53 53

BIGA ON THE BANKS 203 S. St. Mary’s Street biga.com

TEX’S RIVER WALK AND SPORTS BAR 200 S. Alamo texssportsbar.com p44, 27

BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO. 406 Navarro bubbagump.com CHILI’S ON THE RIVERWALK 849 East Commerce St. Chilis.com DAVE & BUSTER’S 849 E. Commerce St. daveandbusters.com DICK’S LAST RESORT 223 Losoya St. dickslastresort.com p44, 18 EL TROPICANO HOTEL 110 Lexington Avenue. eltropicanohotel.com HARD ROCK CAFÉ 111 W Crockett St #210 hardrock.com HOWL AT THE MOON 111 West Crockett St. #201 howlatthemoon.com IHOP 849 E. Commerce 210-444-1201 JAZZ, TX 312 Pearl Parkway #6001 JazzTX.com LAS CANARIAS 112 College Street omnihotels.com

BBQ COUNTY LINE BARBEQUE SPORTS BAR 111 W. Crockett St. countyline.com BBQ - p44, 7 BRAZILIAN FOGO DE CHAO 849 E. Commerce St. fogodechao.com TEXAS DE BRAZIL 313 E. Houston St. texasdebrazil.com BRITISH MAD DOGS 123 Losoya St. maddogs.net p44, 11 DELI SCHILO’S 424 E. Commerce St. schilos.com p50, 26 GERMAN BIER GARTEN 124-150 Losoya St. alamobiergarten.com p44, 36 ICE CREAM JUSTIN’S ICE CREAM 245 E Commerce St. mercadoritas.com

LONESTAR CAFE 237 Losoya lonestarcafe.us MARGARITAVILLE 849 E. Commerce St. margaritavillesanantonio.com RAINFOREST CAFÉ 110 E. Crockett rainforestcafe.com p44, 17 RUTH CHRIS STEAK HOUSE 600 E. Market St. ruthschris.com THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS 526 Riverwalk therepublicoftexasrestaurant.com THE RIVER’S EDGE CAFÉ AND PATIO BAR 200 S. Alamo St. riversedgecafesa.com

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KILWINS 109 Alamo Plaza Kilwins.com STEEL CITY POPS 812 S. Alamo, Suite 101 steelcitypops.com IRISH DURTY NELLY’S IRISH PUB 200 S. Alamo St. durtynellyspub.com p44, 80 ITALIAN FIG TREE 515 Villita dine.figtreerestaurant.com GUILLERMO’S 618 McCullough St. guillermosdowntown.com LITTLE RHEIN STEAKHOUSE 231 S. Alamo St. dine.littlerheinsteakhouse.com MICHELINO’S 521 Riverwalk michelinos.us. PAESANOS 111 W. Crockett #100 www.paesanosriverwalk.com p44, 54 PIZZARITAS 245 E. Commerce pizzaritas.com

SEAFOOD CHART HOUSE Tower of the Americas, 739 East Cesar E. Chavez toweroftheamericas.com JOE’S CRAB SHACK 212 College Street Ste 10 joescrabshack.com LANDRY’S SEAFOOD HOUSE 517 N. Presa landrysseafood.com ON THE BEND 123 Losoya St. onthebendsa.com p44, 96 TEX-MEX CAFÉ OLE 430 E. Commerce St. cafeole.us CASA RIO 430 E. Commerce St. casa-rio.com p44, 61 IRON CACTUS 200 River Walk ironcactus.com p44, 4 THE ORIGINAL MEXICAN RESTAURANT 528 River Walk originalmexican.com p44, 14

ZOCCA 420 W. Market zoccariverwalk.com

RIO RIO CANTINA 421 E. Commerce St. rioriocantina.com p44, 13

MEXICAN ACENAR 146 E. Houston acenar.com p44, 2

RITA’S ON THE RIVER 245 E. Commerce, Suite 100 ritasontheriver.com


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 11/11 @ 10 a.m. Little Sprouts: Terrific Turkeys! San Antonio Botanical Garden

11/2 Diwali SA Diwali San Antonio, the Festival of Lights, is an authentic celebration of Indian culture and traditions featuring dance, music, delicious food, and goods from India. Diwali is a celebration akin to New Year’s Eve and represents the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance. The festival is co-hosted by the City of San Antonio and is a popular annual event showcasing Indian culture in San Antonio. Highlights include a ceremonial candle lighting and then floating them in water – and a tremendous fireworks display!

11/16 @ 10 a.m. Nick Jr. Live! Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 11/30-12/22 Santa & Mrs. Claus at the Santa Express Christmas Village Traders Village Every Saturday @ 7 p.m. Outdoor Film Series Mission Marquee Plaza

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11/1-3 Dia de los Muertos weekend Bring the family out to Historic Market Square on November 1-3 to celebrate Día de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”) with festive children’s activities, face painting, live music, food, arts and crafts vendors, and unique shopping. Historic Market Square

11/1 @ 5 p.m. Dia de los Muertos Commemorate the rich, traditional Mexican holiday with ofrendas (altars) by local and regional artists, music, a procession, art-making and more

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11/29 Ford Holiday River Parade The 39-annual familyfriendly parade kicks-off the holiday season in San Antonio with a 27-float parade. The 2019 theme Texas Music Christmas features a Texas artist on every float including Grand Marshal Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top. Tickets sold online at TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.

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11/2-3 Comi-Con Traders Village 11/3 Texas Bridal & Wedding Expo Freeman Coliseum

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11/7 @ 7:30 p.m. Jane Lynch & Kate Flannery Two Lost Souls Charline McCombs Empire Theatre

11/16-17 BBQ Showdown Traders Village

11/23-24 41st Annual Christmas Showcase Freeman Coliseum

River Walk 11/29 @ 6 p.m. Ford Holiday River Parade Dinner Packages

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11/9-10 Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival Hemisfair

11/16-1/5 Christmas Celebration This wintery, watery wonderland features Christmas shows, holiday lights, festive foods, Santa Claus and more! SeaWorld San Antonio

Through 11/2 Fright Fest Six Flags Fiesta Texas

11/30 @ 10 a.m. 6th Annual Holiday Fair

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11/1 & 11/1-3 Day of the Dead Festival & Parade 11/1 - Parade 11/1-3 - Festival DODsat.com A community-wide celebration to reflect on the lives of loved ones; emphasizing the deep connections to deceased ancestors—an appreciation and celebration of life! Visit DODsat.com for a complete list. River Walk and La Villita

11/10 That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody Charline McCombs Empire Theatre

11/9 @ 8 p.m. Straight No Chaser: The Open Bar Tour Majestic Theatre 11/9 @ 8 p.m. Bad Bunny x100PRE Tour Freeman Coliseum

11/15 Ron White Majestic Theatre

11/10 @ 3 p.m. Sunday Jazz with Henry Brun & The Latin Playerz Witte Museum

11/16 @ 8 p.m. Franco Escamilla: Payaso Majestic Theatre

11/15 @ 8 p.m. 2019 Alamo City Jazz Series Charline McCombs Empire Theatre

11/21 @ 8 p.m. Lewis Black: The Joke’s on Us Tour Majestic Theatre

FAMILY FUN

11/5 @ 7 p.m. Hillsong Worship Casting Crowns AT&T Center

11/15 @ 8 p.m. Mana AT&T Center

11/3 @ noon Family Day: Dia del los Muertos San Antonio Museum of Art

11/16 @ 8 p.m. Skyrocket! Sam’s Burger Joint and Music Hall

11/29-1/13 sunset to sunrise daily

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11/8 @ 8 p.m. RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World Tour Majestic Theatre

11/7 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder AT&T Center

11/29-12/15 Las Nuevas Tamaleras Our Lady of the Lake University 10/29-11/3 CATS! Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Cats! tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. The original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, original scenic and costume design, all-new lighting and sound design, new choreography and direction by Trevor Nunn make this production a new CATS for a new generation. Majestic Theatre

11/22 @ 8 p.m. Q The Music of Queen Sam’s Burger Joint and Music Hall 11/23 @ 8 p.m. Wednesday Ball Carver Community Cultural Center 11/27 @ 8:30 p.m. Intocable Majestic Theatre

PERFORMING ARTS 11/2 @ 8 p.m. Bodytraffic Carver Community Cultural Center

SPORTS

11/2 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Texas Stars AT&T Center 11/2 @ 8 a.m. Celebrating Life 5k Race Mission Park South 11/3 @ 6 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers AT&T Center

11/10 @ 3 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Milwaukee Admirals Sunday Funday AT&T Center 11/11 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies AT&T Center 11/12 @ 10:30 a.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Colorado Eagles Cool School Day AT&T Center

11/28 @ 6:30 a.m. Turkey Trot 5k benefitting the San Antonio Food Bank King William Commander’s House 11/29 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers AT&T Center

San Antonio Rampage vs. Milwaukee Admirals Bud Light $1 Drink Night AT&T Center 11/9 @ 4 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Boston Celtics AT&T Center 11/9 @ 7 a.m. Heart & Stroke Walk and 5k Heart Race Texas A&M San Antonio

11/22-24 Blue Man Group: Speechless Tour The Blue Men see fun in your future and are here to reignite your digitally-overloaded senses. If you like normal, think again — ‘cause this show is a rollicking, rowdy, rave of a good time. You’ll witness music, laughter, and surprises over and over. It’s time for you to have the time of your life. Majestic Theatre

Through 12/29 Art and the Animal Briscoe Western Art Museum

11/16 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trail Blazers AT&T Center

11/30 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Milwaukee Admirals AT&T Center

11/22 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Texas Stars Bud Light $1 Drink Night AT&T Center

VISUAL ARTS

11/24 @ 3 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Rockford Icehogs Sunday Funday AT&T Center 11/25 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers AT&T Center 11/26 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Rockford Icehogs Winning Weekday AT&T Center

11/27 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Minnesota Timberwolves AT&T Center

Through 11/17 Ancestral Visions: Yarn Paintings of a Huichol Shaman Witte Museum 10/12 12/1 Mario Ybarra Jr. …Like a Cow Visiting a Butcher Shop… Southwest School of Art Through 12/1 Five X Five Southwest School of Art Through 12/8 Painting for Performance McNay Museum of Art 10/17-12/29 Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art on Stage McNay Museum of Art RIO Magazine

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Pablo Picasso, Scene design for Pulcinella, ca. 1920. Watercolor and gouache on paper. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of The Tobin Endowment. © Estate of Pablo Picasso/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

David Hockney, Parade, 1981. Screenprint. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of the Friends of the McNay. © David Hockney

On View at McNay Art Museum through December 29, 2019 Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art on Stage features more than 100 objects from the renowned Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts. One of the McNay’s great strengths, this collection is an unparalleled treasure trove of scenic and costume designs amassed by Robert L. B. Tobin, the late San Antonio visionary who recognized and championed theatre arts as fine art. Performance design has increasingly become an essential part of contemporary artists’ creative practice. Modern artists including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Fernand Léger, Natalia Gontcharova, Joan Miró, Robert Indiana, Louise Nevelson, Robert Wilson, and David Hockney collaborated for the stage with the exciting and thought-provoking writers, musicians, and dancers of their day. In the 1970s and 80s, American painters and sculptors influenced by performance art positioned the U.S. at the global forefront of innovative theatre design. Dynamic directors and cutting-edge opera companies defined this era by inviting contemporary artists to design sets for new and classic works. Modern masters Jim Dine, Robert Indiana, and David Hockney created Pop-inspired stage productions. More recently, Robert Wilson and Lesley Dill merged drawing, sculpture, music, language, and movement into live performances they designed, conceived, and directed. As museums redefine their role in the world and cultivate new audiences, Picasso to Hockney engages the spectrum of art, music, dance, and theatre lovers by exploring how fine artists designing for performance challenged conventional theatre design, and often redefined their own work in the process. In 2020, the exhibition will travel to the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida, and then to the Dayton Art Institute, Ohio. 54 RIO Magazine

Learn more and get tickets at mcnayart.org Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art on Stage is organized for the McNay Art Museum by R. Scott Blackshire, Curator, Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts; Timothy James Retzloff, Tobin Theatre Arts Fund Assistant Curator, Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts; and Jody Blake, Former Curator, Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts. Lead funding is most generously provided by the Brown Foundation, Inc. Major funding is provided by The Tobin Theatre Arts Fund. Additional support is provided by Frost Bank Charitable Foundation and the Host Committee, chaired by Alice and Sergio Viroslav.

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Holiday Boat Caroling

December 5th, 2019 – December 22nd, 2019

Sing in the holidays by caroling with friends and family from a boat on the River Walk. Celebrate the timeless tradition of spreading joy with a San Antonio twist. Charter a private caroling boat and bask in the glow of 100,000 Christmas lights.

Weekdays - $125/Weekends - $150/Up to 20 per boat

Register now at TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com/Events


LA VILLITA LA VILLITA 418 Villita Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Collection of Unique Local Shops - p44 38 ANGELITA La Villita - Bldg. 2 San Antonio, TX 78205 210- 224-8362 www.lavillita.com Womens Fashions & Jewelry p44 38 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 EQUINOX GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 4 San Antonio, Texas 78205 www.alejandrosifuentes.com 210-281-0706 Jewelry Metal Gallery p44 38

LITTLE STUDIO GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 23 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-8893 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery - p44 38 PLAZA TAXCO La Villita, Bldg.16B San Antonio, TX 78205 210-994-5259 www.plazataxco.com - p44 38 RIVER ART GROUP La Villita - Bldg. 14 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-8752 www.rivergroup.com Art Gallery - p44, p50 38 SCENTCHIPS USA La Villita - Bldg. 21 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.223.2267 www.lavillita.com Candles - p44 38 STARVING ARTIST GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 12 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.226.3593 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery - p44 38

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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 -

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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 11/30/2019

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 11/30/2019

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126 Losoya St, San Antonio, TX, 78205

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701 Bowie, San Antonio, TX 78205

210.223.3101

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One coupon per table. For dine in guests only. Expires 11/30/2019

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

this La Villita location

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FREE CHEF’S APPETIZER OF THE DAY

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FREE FLAUTAS

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with the purchase of 1 entrée Parties of 8 or MORE

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11/30/19

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Remembered River Walk Tribute

San Antonio’s Jazz Man:

Jim Cullum, Jr. By Dan R. Goodard

San Antonio jazz legend Jim Cullum, Jr. will be remembered as one of the city’s greatest ambassadors, performing around the world with his band and famous nationally for his longrunning public radio series, “Riverwalk Jazz”. He also played a vital role in transforming the River Walk into an international tourist destination. Reigning for many years at The Landing on the River Walk, Cullum championed the traditional New Orleans-style jazz from the 1920s and the swing jazz of the 1930s and 1940s. Besides opening one of the first businesses on the River Walk, he was the first president of the Paseo del Rio, now the San Antonio River Walk Association. One idea he had for promoting a mostly undeveloped River Walk in 1968 has become a beloved annual tradition, dyeing the river green for St. Patrick’s Day. Cullum, who exemplified the artistic spirit and energy of San Antonio for nearly 60 years, died peacefully at his San Antonio home in August at the age of 77.

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A cornetist, he led the Jim Cullum Jazz Band, the successor to the Happy Jazz Band, which Jim Jr. formed in 1962 with his father Jim Sr., a clarinetist. Before his band’s appearance last spring at a Helotes jazz festival, Cullum recalled growing up in a musical household whose guests included Jazz Hall of Fame member Jack Teagarden, the Texasborn trombonist who played with Tommy Dorsey, Paul Whiteman, and Louis Armstrong. “I remember him around the house when I was a kid, which was just cool,” Cullum said. “So naturally, he was a big influence. San Antonio has always had an active jazz scene. I came to San Antonio in 1953, and I can remember sneaking in to hear jazz at Tucker’s on the East Side.”

Cullum’s ensemble won worldwide renown for playing the classic jazz associated with Armstrong, King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, and Bix Beiderbecke plus music by great American composers such as Duke Ellington, Hoagy Carmichael, George Gershwin, and Irving Berlin. The band performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Austin City Limits and at concerts across the United States and Latin America. Cullum toured Australia last year. They recorded 50 albums, including an acclaimed adaptation of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, which Cullum considered the band's finest work. In 1963 father and son and a group of investors established The Landing jazz club in the basement of the Nix Hospital, the first-ever nightclub on the River Walk. The Happy Jazz Band also had a radio show on 50,000-watt WOAI, and Cullum recalled getting a postcard from Bing Crosby who heard the live broadcast from San Antonio aboard a yacht in Acapulco Bay. After the death of Jim Cullum Sr. in 1973, the Landing moved to the river level of the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band would go on to play live performances at The Landing six nights a week until 2012. Cullum, often seen driving his 1952 MG Roadster around town, continued to lead and perform with his band until his passing, including regular gigs at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel Bar 414 in downtown San Antonio, Acadiana Café on the far West Side and the CookHouse off the St. Mary’s Strip. Perhaps his favorite late-career project was playing at the Trinity University Skyline Swing Dance sponsored by KRTU Jazz 91.7 and the SA Swing Dance Society. “Swing music remains viable,” Cullum said. “A new generation has discovered swing dancing, and that’s given it a burst of new energy.” Cullum began recording an hour-long live weekly program in 1989 called "Riverwalk: Live From The Landing," later named "Riverwalk Jazz." The program steadily grew in popularity, eventually broadcast on about 200 radio stations across the United States and around the world until 2012. While Cullum’s coronet has been silenced forever, you can still listen to The Jim Cullum Riverwalk Jazz Collection on a website maintained by California’s Stanford University, which has Cullum’s archives, at riverwalkjazz.standford.edu.

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SHOPS.

ART.

DINING. Villita is home to more than 20 artisan shops, galleries and savory restaurants. Modern artisans, romantic tree-lined walkways and architecture dating back 300 years offer a unique ambiance of a rich past and a vibrant present. Our historic grounds also offer the perfect location for special private and corporate events. Please call (210) 207- 8614 for information on venue rentals. Join us for a day of shopping, a bite to eat, or a celebration at our year-around cultural events.

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Acenar www.acenar.com 210-222-2362

DINING/RESTAURANTS

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

Cascade Caverns www.cascadecaverns.com 830-755-8080

BierGarten www.biergartenriverwalk.com 210-212-7299

On the Bend Oyster Bar & Lounge www.onthebendsa.com 210-354-3002

City Sightseeing Double Decker Tour San Antonio www.citysightseeingsanantonio.com 210-224-8687

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

Paesanos RiverWalk www.paesanosriverwalk.com 210-227-2782

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

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

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

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

LEGOLAND Discovery Center/San Antonio www.SanAntonioLEGOLANDDiscoveryCenter.com

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company www.bubbagump.com 210-224-4867 Chart House www.TowerOfTheAmericas.com 210-223-3101 The County Line www.countyline.com 210-229-1941 Dave & Buster’s www.daveandbusters.com 210-951-3600

Rio Rio Cantina www.riorioriverwalk.com 210-226-8462 Rita’s on the River www.ritasontheriver.com 210-227-RITA

SHOPPING

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

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

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

FLOW CBD Lounge www.flowsupplements.com

Fogo de Chao www.fogodechao.com 210-227-1700

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mirror Maze 210-224-2288 Natural Bridge Caverns www.naturalbridgecavernscom 210-651-6101 Phillips Entertainment/Guiness Book of World Records Museum www.alamoplazaattractions.com 210-226-2828 Ripley’s/Waxworks www.ripleys.com 210-224-9299 Sealife San Antonio www.SEALIFE.com/San-Antonio

NIGHTLIFE

Coyote Ugly Saloon www.coyoteuglysaloon.com 210-465-UGLY Hilton Palacio Del Rio/Durty Nelly’s/ Tex’s Riverwalk Sports Bar www.PalacioDelRio.Hilton.com 210-224-3368 Naked Iguana www.nakediguanariverwalkbar.com 210-226-8462

HOTELS

Shops at Rivercenter www.shoprivercenter.com 210-225-0000

Wyndham Resorts www.wyndham.com

MUSEUM

Thirsty Aztec www.thirstyaztec.com 210-580-4844

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

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

MadDogs British Pub www.maddogs.net 210-222-0220

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

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

The DoSeum www.thedoseum.org 210-212-4453

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

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

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The Official Magazine of the River Walk