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CHEF JASON DADY >>>>>
by Kimberly A. Suta
<<<< A RIPPLE EFFECT ON FOOD While San Antonio has several notable chefs, the impact Chef Jason Dady has had on the cityâ€™s culinary scene is undeniable. A Texas native with a gracious southern smile, Chef Dady is a go big or go home kind of guy, so itâ€™s no surprise his family-owned business, Jason Dady Restaurant Group, now has seven restaurant concepts under its belt, not to mention catering and events.
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“EVERYTHING WE’VE DONE HAPPENED REALLY ORGANICALLY. WE DIDN’T SET OUT TO OPEN SEVEN RESTAURANTS. WE WANTED TO OPEN CONCEPTS THAT SAN ANTONIO DIDN’T HAVE OR NEEDED A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE ON,” SAID CHEF DADY, WHO LAUNCHED HIS CAREER IN 2001 AT THE LODGE RESTAURANT OF CASTLE HILLS, SHOWCASING ONE OF THE FIRST TASTING MENUS IN SAN ANTONIO. He poured his passion into his “first love,” Italian restaurant Tre Trattoria, one of the city’s most beloved restaurants, introducing the first full-blown in-house pasta program.
lobster is the stuff of dreams for seafood enthusiasts. With a daily selection of fresh oysters from both the East Coast and the nearby Gulf Coast, there’s no missing the beach here.
Dady fans may not know that his first “real hardcore” cooking job was at a Northern Italian restaurant in San Francisco. “It established the original building blocks of my cooking – how we layer flavors, how we use farmers markets and let the ingredients speak for themselves,” he explained.
Alternatively, Chef Dady adds his Midas touch to traditional Hot Fried Chicken with a little zhush of chipotle. The chicken spice comes in three levels – House Spice, Muy Caliente, and What the Shuck. Have a craft beer, wine or classic cocktail handy just in case you end up with a mouth on fire!
Over a decade later, Chef Dady has a list of accolades as juicy as one of his famous steaks, including appearances on Iron Chef Gauntlet, Beat Bobby Flay, Delicious Destinations by Andrew Zimmern, Man, Fire, Food and Moveable Feast, to name a few.
Tre Trattoria, a staple of the Alamo Heights neighborhood for years, relocated in 2018 at the San Antonio Museum of Art and now has a gorgeous view of the museum reach section of the River Walk from their cozy, covered patio. Since the beginning of (Tre) time, this elegant restaurant has been known for impeccably fresh and well-crafted pasta and Italian dishes inspired by the Tuscan Hillsides, a region known for family-style dining.
Whether you live here or are just visiting, you will most assuredly want to add one, if not all, Dady restaurants to your dining bucket list. However, these should easily top your list. Shuck Shack, a Hot Fried Chicken & Oyster Bar, is one of the Alamo city’s favorite places to chill in the fall, and a hot spot for families because of the casual vibe, picnic tables, shaded patio and playground for the kiddos. Just north of downtown in Government Hill near the historic Pearl, Dady’s Signature Lobster Roll made with fresh cold water Maine thesanantonioriverwalk.com
Dig into their classic Campanelle Bolognese, Smoked Gouda White Truffle Radiatore or Pan-Seared Potato Gnocchi with Mushroom Bisque. Other options include cast iron pizza, Rainbow Trout with salsa verde and, as you might expect, a Tuscan-marinated New York Strip. Range is the newest steakhouse to claim its stake of the downtown culinary landscape. With superior
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cuts of meat, knowledgeable staff and a classic steakhouse ambiance with high ceilings and rich dark wood, Range is a go-to for meat lovers from around the world. The dining room overlooks the famed River Walk and has a spiral staircase even Scarlett O’Hara would envy. The focus of the beef program at Range is on aged, hand-cut Black Angus steaks from only the best ranchers in Central Texas and throughout America’s heartland. Choose from a New York Strip from 44 Farms in Cameron, Texas to a Tenderloin Filet from Creekstone Farms in Arkansas City. Add a lobster tail or lime butter-basted shrimp as well as toppers including a fried local hen egg or seared foie gras with pickled blueberry. Vegetarian lovers need not cringe when they hear the word steakhouse either, as the salads and sides, including smoked gouda cauliflower gratin, orzo cacio e pepe, marble potato confit and grilled asparagus with lemon aioli will leave you more than satisfied. The restaurant is also open for lunch and features a show-stopping bar, ideal for enjoying a leisurely happy hour from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sidle up for a Citadelle Blackberry Bramble or Henry McKenna Whiskey Sour, with a side of $1.50/per Gulf Coast oysters. Alamo BBQ Co. is Chef Dady’s newest barbecue joint, akin to Two Bros. BBQ Market, which has already made a name for itself in the north-central part of town. Alamo BBQ Co., located on Grayson St. near the Pearl, offers classic Texas Pit BBQ, such as smoked brisket, smoked sausage, and glazed baby back ribs. Just make sure to save room for their yummy housemade banana pudding. If that’s not enough, there’s more to love. Check out B&D Ice House in the Southtown Arts District for even more delicious ‘cue, or take a road trip northeast to Austin to visit his newest restaurant Chispas, which serves up chef-curated tacos and hand-crafted margaritas. Who doesn’t need a good excuse for a Dady-inspired road trip?! 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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Do you long for adventure, new experiences, and an escape from every day? Read on.
FREEDOM t e e w S by Carole Miller
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EXTREME ESCAPE San Antonio offers eight different themed
escape experiences – each with a unique challenge putting you in the middle of the action in places and circumstances you could never have imagined! Share the fun with friends, family, co-workers for an intense and laughable encounter. Enter a fully-immersive room with the shared goal of finding clues to solve the puzzle enabling your return to freedom… before time runs out!
ENCOUNTER What if you found yourselves lost in space and wound up face-to-face with a man-eating alien? Together you must restore power to Starship Kronos and defeat the creature before it’s too late! This dangerous mission could be your final one. THE OTHER SIDE Or say you go for a drive and find yourself in a small town that has been taken over by supernatural forces. It looks like it’s up to you and your family to save the town-folk. Are you prepared to travel to the other side together? THE CURSE Instead of a peaceful camping trip, your cozy, rustic cabin in the woods turns out to be cursed by the spell of an evil witch, for example. Can you escape together before she captures your soul? Now, what if you could experience all that and more without leaving homesweet-San Antone? Extreme Escape offers escape rooms for adults and kids. The lobby is loaded with free games to get your wits warmed up and the fun, friendly hosts get you pumped and add to the overall excitement. Think you and your family are the ultimate escape artists? Compete against other teams and become an Extreme Escape Elite Team and compare your times to others.
EXTREME ESCAPE has two locations in San Antonio. The Colonnade Escape Room at 9995 I-H 10 West and the Stone Oak Escape Room at 434 North Loop 1604 West.
The $31 per person fee is better than family counseling and couples therapy. Perks include complimentary adult beverage and discounts are available for booking online. Their best deals are on Facebook/ExtremeEscapeLiveActionGames. HURLING HATCHETS, STUMPY! Escape the hustle and bustle of every day and take a trip back to a simpler time. Journey together to a log cabin in the woods. Venture to a time when wifi was sci-fi and immerse yourselves in the aroma of fresh-cut pine, surround yourselves with soft flannel and sink into a comfy sofa in your mountain hideaway. Extreme Escape
Sounds like the perfect time to THROW an ax, right? At Stumpy’s Hatchet House, you can channel your inner Paul Bunyon and hurl hatchets like an OL (Original Lumberjack). Think axes and alcohol don’t mix? Think again! You can BYOB (with no fancy corking fee) or have your favorite food delivered by an old-fashioned Favor delivery person just like in the olden days.
Stumpy’s is an excellent place for a social throwdown. First-timers are greeted and given a brief training on the rules (safety first) and hatchetthrowing technique. Then the fun begins. There are 12 throwing pits with targets at the end. Hit a bullseye, and the bells ring, and the whole place goes crazy. While it is usually for the 21 and over crowd, the last Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., it’s open to ages 13 and up (without the alcohol, of course). There is also a party room with private bays that is perfect for birthdays, corporate events, bachelor and bachelorette or holiday parties, to name a few. RIO Magazine
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Lucky for you and your family, Stumpy’s is NOT located in a wifi-unaccessible wooded forest. It’s located minutes from the San Antonio Airport at 758 Isom Road, about 12 minutes north of downtown. STOP, OR MY MOM WILL SHOOT For real Texans and those who wish they were Texans (bless their hearts), the National Shooting Complex is the ultimate destination for the OGs (Original Gunslingers). NonOGs need not fret; they offer individual and group shooting lessons with certified instructors.
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The impeccable National Shooting Complex facilities and amenities include skeet fields, trap fields, sporting clays courses, 5-stand sporting fields, after-dark clay target shooting and a lighted stadium that holds up to 1,000 spectators. For aprés-shooting, there’s a Texas-sized clubhouse with an enormous covered patio and on-site catering for indoor/outdoor entertainment, events, meetings and any other event you can imagine from groups of 10 to 10,000. They also have enough RV electrical and water hook-ups for any-sized posse. While you’re there, visit the NSSA-NSCA Museum and Hall of Fame that houses the artifacts of the National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA) and National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) and honors the recipients of the associations’ most prestigious awards. Circle up the station wagons, take the family for a trail ride about 30-minutes from downtown, and you will find the National Shooting Complex.
WRITER’S BIO Freelance journalist Carole Miller is a native Texan who loves to escape reality, with or without her family. She is the mother of three grown children (Sydney, Nick, and Faith) who are her best friends. thesanantonioriverwalk.com
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Are you looking for an authentic experience involving boots, chaps, and bucking bulls? Head for a place where the western cowboy lives today—the rodeo. Rodeo hasn’t always been synonymous with West. Its roots go back to the ancient world, where bull wrestling was thought to be part of the original Greek Olympics. The history of modern rodeo begins with Spain’s vaqueros (cowboys) who were part of the early settlement of states like Texas, New Mexico, and California. As Anglo ranchers and cowboys replaced vaqueros on the plains, they adopted the friendly contests of skill in bronc riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, and barrel racing. Popularity spread from the Wild West to New York and the East Coast and Europe. Men and women came out in force to see daring feats by colorful cowboys in long fringed jackets, like Buffalo Bill Cody, Wild Bill Hickok, and Annie Oakley. Grittier, less artistically exaggerated rodeos, with real working cowboys, started popping up in the American West, and by the mid-1800s, rodeo became a form of entertainment for the public. One of the most fantastic, but lesser-known performers was Texas-born Bill Pickett, a black cowboy from the Austin area, who almost single-handedly popularized steer wrestling with his spectacular method of jumping from his horse, grabbing the bull’s head, sinking his teeth into the animal’s lip and wrestle it to the ground. Amazingly, he survived to retire. Today, professional rodeo has evolved into a major sporting event, with stadium glitz and million-dollar purses.
SAN ANTONIO STOCK SHOW & RODEO Started in 1949, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is now an 18-day cowboy-palooza drawing nearly 2 million visitors annually each spring and is made possible by the helping hands of over 6,000 volunteers. Proceeds from the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo create scholarship dollars for agricultural education. The rodeo provides both wholesome family entertainment while supporting Texas youth. Rodeo activities include a carnival, A-list singers, livestock exhibitions, auctions, petting zoo, and pony rides and of course a rodeo every day.
TEJAS RODEO COMPANY Slip-on your favorite pair of fresh-pressed jeans, boots, and a cowboy hat to get in the mood, and take the 40-minute drive north of the River Walk, to the Tejas Rodeo Company, just off the beaten path near Bulverde for a Saturday night rodeo experience with a little less glitz and a lot more action. Created and run by two real-life cowboys, this rodeo is the genuine article with bucking bulls to saddle broncs—and audience participation for the kids. On Saturday nights, the rodeo is the main event, and it’s an all-American cowboy spectacle in the main arena, from the stirring opening ceremonies to the bull-dogging, calf-roping and barrel-racing contests and the dazzling trip roping. And when a cowboy busts out of the chute on top of 2,000 pounds or more of fierce, flailing bull, you can’t help hold your breath. Then there’s the comic charm of mutton-bustin’, where aspiring cowboy kiddos in full safety gear try to ride on the backs of bucking sheep. Those sheep can really buck! If you’re bringing young buckaroos, check out the pony rides and other activities, ride on the practice “bull,” or assemble the whole family for a photo with a huge stuffed Brahma bull.
Tejas Rodeo Company co-owners Trey Martin and Yancey James take their rodeo seriously, and both live on the picturesque Tejas property with their families. You may see James riding tall in the saddle as he serves as announcer for the evening, or Martin tearing across the ring on horseback to rope a stampeding calf. “It’s a Saturday night, and we’re feeling dangerous,” James declares. “This is how we rodeo, and it’s the greatest show on dirt!” After the rodeo, you can dance all night to live bands in the big covered pavilion. And if you don’t want to drive home, or want to stay for Sunday morning Cowboy Church, there are charming casitas available for lodging (book them well in advance). Venture off the grounds to explore old Bulverde and the surrounding hill country after Sunday brunch.
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The award-winning Tejas Steakhouse and Saloon draws crowds even on non-rodeo nights. The menu is impressive, from burgers to bacon-wrapped quail to a juicy Black Angus Kansas City Steak. The hot cheesy garlic biscuits make a cowboy weep with joy — ditto for the full whiskey bar. The bar features a long list of top brands and cocktails and is presided over by a massive bison head. But even if you don’t dine there, the steakhouse is a must-see—it’s a museum in itself, filled to the rafters with authentic Western art and antique cowboy artifacts, from saddles, chaps, and spurs to rifles, pistols, and Texas Ranger memorabilia. You can get great eats, like burgers, barbecue and all kinds of beer and cocktails from the Smokehouse, or Mercado, or even the Ride-Up Bar behind the rodeo arena where cowboys don’t have to dismount to wet their whistle. The Wild West has no dress code, so come as you like. You can purchase Western duds right at the Tejas Rodeo Shop or the big bustling outdoor market stalls on the grounds, that carry everything from hand-tooled Coors Beer holsters (for the twohanded drinker) to custom rifle cases, Western hats and leather-goods, all the way to cheap sunglasses and crazy kids’ toys.
WRITER’S BIO Susan Yerkes is an award-winning journalist and travel writer based in San Antonio, and an adopted Texas right down to her riding boots. She loves to ride her Arabian horse in the Texas Hill Country and dances a mean Cotton-Eyed Joe. thesanantonioriverwalk.com
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Had Boudro’s been serving on the River Walk back then, Jim Bowie could have carved his Center Cut Top Sirloin with a butter knife. Prime steaks, Gulf Coast seafood and the best Margaritas around have made Boudro’s one of the Alamo City’s most loved restaurants. 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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SHOPPING SAN ANTONIO is known as a big city with a small-town attitude. Even though we are the seventh-largest city in the country, we still greet everyone with a smile and treat you like a friend because if you aren’t one yet, you will be. By Dawn Robinette
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Loca So when it comes to shopping, it should be no surprise that local shops embrace that small-town approach. But there’s nothing small about the array of fantastic finds when shopping local. You will discover locally-made goods as well as fabulous treasures they’ve scouted-out. Either way, you’ll find unique pieces that will speak to you in languages you never knew. For attitude, laughs, and unique pieces a stop at Feliz Modern is a must. Who wouldn’t want a monkey or rat lamp, or vases adorned with hand-painted faces? Why not pick-up a guayabera shirt for your pooch and Millennial Lotteria as a party game or gift? The store is light and cheery even before you step through the door with the front window hand-painted in a blue Otomi pattern by local artist Maria Currie. But let’s be honest: practically every angle of the store will make your social media feed the envy of everyone you know. Colorful party gear, the perfect card, accessories you’ll find nowhere else, home goods with so much pizzazz it’s hard to believe the shelves can hold it all. Yep, all of that greets you and makes you want to stay all day – and buy, buy, buy. You’ll find gifts for yourself and everyone you know, so make a list and have a blast while you shop. There’s so much to enjoy that the store is opening a new location at the Pearl this fall, so keep an eye out for Feliz Modern Pop and know it’ll become one of your favorite stops. Speaking of shopping at the Pearl, you’re sure to find your niche at Niche Clothing Company. The store is so fabulous that it had to expand to meet customer demand, so you can now enjoy shopping for clothes that are flattering, stylish, as well as comfortable, along with an array of accessories from hats to purses and one of the most eclectic jewelry selection you’ll find in San Antonio. From delicately woven thread and fabric pieces that explode with color to a collection of statement pieces that look like beads and yet are pieces of ostrich egg. The clean, industrial space is warm and inviting, especially with the mix of home goods, candles, and fragrances the store offers. The staff enjoys helping you find the perfect piece, like a darling wristlet in a rainbow of colors. Another Pearl shop that brings creative color to life is Dos Carolinas. Since 1987, Dos Carolinas has been the go-to for exquisite, custommade guayaberas. Not sure what that is? A guayabera is a comfortable and very stylish shirt embellished with signature stitch detail; worn untucked, they are made of breathable materials. Guayaberas are the little black dress equivalent for men. It’s perfect for the groom at a beach wedding, a night out paired with either dress slacks or jeans, or a poolside party. Think tropical style kicked up a notch with customfit and custom-style. Each shirt—or dress, as women are certainly thesanantonioriverwalk.com
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not forgotten at Dos Carolinas—can be made with your choice of fabric and stitching for the perfect San Antonio-chic gift. Natural, breathable fabrics in every color or pattern you can think of, paired with your choice of thread for custom embroidery in 36 different types of stitches. The options are as endless as the customer service you’ll enjoy when you step into the Dos Carolinas store/fitting area/ workroom at Pearl. If that sounds odd, it’s not. Yes, there are shirts on racks, including miniature guayaberas for the stylish little boys in your life, but when you can custom create the perfect gift, why buy off the shelf?
Further south on Broadway Street from the Pearl, step inside the sleek Airstream that Bexar Goods Co. calls home on a lot shared with other Airstream storefronts. Shopping at Bexar Goods Co. feels like an adventure worthy of their gear. With handcrafted leather goods created by a small team
of craftsmen based in San Antonio, every piece in the collection is designed to stand the test of time and travel. Quality leather goods only improve with age, developing character and charm from the environment and adventures they experience with you. From wallets and bags to watch bands, business card holders, dog leashes and more, each piece from Bexar Goods Co. is rugged, simple, durable, and timeless. The cozy Airstream holds pieces that showcase true artistry. WRITER’S BIO An award-winning writer, communications expert, and military spouse who enjoys finding new 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.
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Imagine a ghost encounter to jump-start your Halloween?
By Dan R. Goddard
Spirits aren’t hard to find in San Antonio’s historic downtown hotels, so the odds are good you may bump into one on a ghost tour of the city’s most haunted locations.
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Emily Morgan Hotel
USA Today rates the iconic The Four-Diamond Emily Morgan Hotel as the third most haunted hotel in the United States. A bride dressed in white -who sometimes screams in the night -- is thought to roam the 7th floor. The exterior of the building displays an array of disease-stricken gargoyles, their mouths gaping wide to reveal broken teeth and clutching their bellies in pain, as they writhe on the sides of the 13-story Gothic Revival skyscraper. It was initially built in 1924 as the most advanced medical arts facility west of the Mississippi. However, the Emily Morgan is missing the 13th floor, so what’s called (but actually isn’t) the 14th floor, formerly housing the surgery wards and a crematorium, is considered one of the most haunted, where visitors report feeling a cold sensation of something brushing up against them and sometimes there is a potent medicinal smell. Televisions and lights flicker. The Medical Arts Building continued operations for the next half-century and then in 1976 was converted into an office building. But in 1984, it became the Emily Morgan Hotel, named for the fabled Yellow Rose of Texas, a free woman of color who, according to tradition, distracted Gen. Santa Anna during the Battle of San Jacinto. Today, The Emily Morgan Hotel is one of the city’s finest, located just steps from the Alamo and the River Walk. But when a woman’s unearthly shrieks shatter the dead of night, waking sleeping guests who are frightened by the chilling sound, the front desk attendants often have no better answer than, “We’re sorry, but maybe it’s a ghost."
St. Anthony Hotel
Perhaps the best way to become familiar with the spirits roaming the St. Anthony Hotel is stopping by its aptly-named, contemporary lounge Haunt, which features hand-crafted cocktails named for the hotel’s spectral guests. The Aunt Ethel recalls a “gingerbread girl” who served muffins in the luxurious Anachacho Ballroom until she died one day at the end of her shift. She still appears occasionally on the ballroom’s balcony. If you smell lavender in the hotel’s library, you may be receiving a visit from the Lavender Lady, whose namesake drink is made with lavender gin, lavender syrup, and lavender bitters. A Pixie ghost was discovered during a recent renovation, glowing brightly in pictures of the demolition of the lobby’s Peacock Alley – a cocktail now bears her name. After murdering his girlfriend at another nearby hotel in 1965, Walter Emmerick, whose drink is made with Jacob’s Ghost White Whiskey, checked into the St. Anthony and committed suicide in room 536. Jilted Bride, a rum drink, remembers a 1930s bride who was jilted at the altar and died of thesanantonioriverwalk.com
Photos left to right, top to bottm: Library at St. Anthony Hotel, St. Anthony Hotel, concierge desk at St. Anthony Hotel, Anacacho Ballroom St. Anthony Hotel, Ripley's Haunted Adventure, the Emily Morgan, Peacock Alley at St. Anthony Hotel,.
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ST. ANTHONY HOTEL Marriott.com/hotels/travel satlc-the-st-anthony
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a broken heart. She still returns to Peacock Alley and the Anacacho from time to time in her tattered long lace gown searching for her errant beau.
Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours
By foot or by bus, the Sisters Grimm will show you San Antonio’s most haunted places. A highlight is a dinner and tour of the city’s oldest hotel, the Menger Hotel, which also has the most celebrity ghosts. The spirit of Teddy Roosevelt presides at the bar, still trying to recruit men to join his Rough Riders to fight in the Spanish American War of 1898. Besides President Roosevelt, the Menger is thought to be haunted by a chambermaid who worked at the hotel in the 1870s, Sallie White. Wearing a full, floor-length skirt with a scarf tied around her head and a beaded necklace, she visits the rooms she cleaned and dusted until her husband shot her dead. Another famous paranormal resident is Captain Richard King, founder of the King Ranch, who has been spotted in the rooms bearing his name, the King Ranch Suite, where sometimes an eerie dancing red orb frolics. The 90-minute downtown Haunted History Walk led by the Sisters Grimm visits the Menger, the Alamo, and the Spanish Governor’s Palace. Not long after the Battle of the Alamo, according to rumors at the time, a contingent of Mexican soldiers sent to destroy the structure encountered six diablos with flaming swords defending it, which is why the old mission stands today. The Grey Lady, a mysterious visitor who died the day she arrived, 30 RIO Magazine
still resides at the Governor’s Palace. The bus tour includes the old Bexar County Jail and the city’s once-notorious pre-World War II red-light district. Hangings caused several disgruntled ghosts to haunt the old jail. Stop by the Sisters Grimm gift shop between the Menger and the Shops at Rivercenter for tickets and all your ghostly needs.
Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
For sure-fire scares, dare to tour Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, a multimilliondollar haunted house on Alamo Plaza with live actors, animatronics and blood-curdling special effects. The undead lurk behind every corner of the creepy renovated mansion. Recently, the haunted house added a laser tagger experience, taking the interactivity next level. If you don’t die of fright, then take a whirl through the ancient tomb of the Egyptian God Anubis on the Tomb Rider 3D interactive, adventure ride. Check out the artifacts, exhibits, videos, touch-screen computers, games and interactive trivia at the Guinness World Records Museum. And for extra fun, play games in Ripley’s unique arcade. WRITER’S BIO Dan R. Goddard is a longtime San Antonio arts writer who has never seen a ghost but enjoys hearing their stories.
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RUN SAN ANTONIO! IT’S THE SEASON OF GHOSTS, GOBLINS, AND GHOULS, WHICH IS WHY RUNNERS FIND THEMSELVES WITH PLENTY OF REASONS TO RUN IN OCTOBER! SAN ANTONIO IS HOSTING EVENTS FOR EVERY KIND OF RUNNER, INCLUDING EXPERTS, THOSE WHO RUN FOR A CAUSE, FUN RUNNERS, AND EVEN RUNNERS WHO MOVE FOR BOO-ZE! SO, LACE-UP; ON YOUR MARKS, GET SET, LET’S GO!
PUB RUN HALLOWEEN BASH
First, we’re running and trick-ortreating grown-up style at San Antonio’s own pub run! While this event is a lot more fun than run, you’ll still need your running/walking shoes though because you’ll be exploring bars throughout downtown. Pub Run was founded in 2008 by a group of runners who loved to grab a drink or two on their route. It quickly developed into a loyal community, with large crowds joining in the first Friday of each month, rain or shine, for different themed bar crawls. The Halloween Bash is Friday, October 4th. To participate, show up in costume and meet at Moses Roses Hideout at 7:00 p.m. There is no charge to go on the run, but make sure to bring money for drinks. The group plans to move on to the next bar at 8:00 p.m. however you may participate at your own pace throughout the night.
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MONSTER DASH Nowyoucme.org/events
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HALLOWINE RUN Culinariasa.org/new-events/hallowine
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS NIGHT RUN Huaracheturbo.com/event_muertitos_run
Seasoned runners might prefer running for a good cause, like the Monster Dash.
The Second Annual Monster Dash is on Saturday, October 19th from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at O.P. Schnabel Park, which is a 30-minute drive northwest of downtown. Proceeds benefit the Now You See Me Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping injured athletes. The foundation formed after the founder was struck by a motorist while cycling and training for a triathlon. The foundation primarily supports cyclists and runners in Texas who have suffered spinal cord or other traumatic injuries while training. The run encourages athletes of all abilities to participate and takes place only on paved paths. There are options to run a 5k, 10k, or participate in the 1-mile family run. And of course, Halloween costumes are encouraged! Registration is $40 for the 5k and $45 for the 10k, which also includes a tee-shirt, post-race lunch, and Halloween themed activities for the family.
If you are a wine and food lover, Culinaria’s HalloWine Run is for you! The event takes place on Saturday, October 26th from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at The Shops at La Cantera, a quick 25-minute drive northwest of downtown. This 4-mile run is in its third year and offers something for the entire family, including our 4-pawed friends. Take the opportunity to dress up in costume and cross the finish line to be greeted by treats and cocktails from San Antonio’s top chefs. Kids 11 and under can also join in on the fun and enter the “Little Monster Dash” and spend the day trick-or-treating at the post-event party. If you are all about the treats but view running as a trick, you can grab a spectator pass and enjoy all the food and drink without breaking-out the athletic shoes. Tickets for the run range from $35-$45. Little Monster Dash tickets are $10 and $20 if you would like to add a tee shirt. Spectator tickets are $20. Proceeds from the event support Culinaria’s culinary education programs.
SPURS 5K The annual Spurs 5k is on October 26th at 9:00 a.m. at the AT&T Center, a short 10-minute drive east of downtown. Race registration includes a ticket to see a Spurs game. Families with young kids will enjoy the Coyote Fun Run. And everyone will want to linger for the postrace celebration in the Bud Light Courtyard featuring photo opportunities with the Spurs championship banners, snacks, and an awards ceremony. Race packages start at $40 which includes a balcony level game ticket and tee. You can upgrade to a lower level game ticket for $30 more. Kid race packages are $20 and also include a balcony level game ticket. Be warned, day-of registration will have a price increase, so register early! Go Spurs, Go!
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS NIGHT RUN
If you’ve been dying for something both cultural and athletic then the Dia de Los Muertos Night Run is for you. The Mexican holiday translates to “The Day of the Dead;’ it’s believed each year on November 2nd the deceased return for the day to visit their loved ones. This race celebrates the culture of this tradition by inviting runners to dress up in traditional Day of the Dead costumes, with cash prizes for the best dressed. The 5k takes place on Saturday, October 26th at 5:00 p.m. in McAllister Park, which is just a 20-minute drive north of downtown. Registration starts at $35 and increases to $40 on race day. It’s safe to say; it will be a spirited run!
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24 DAY 1 - THANK HEAVENS FOR LITTLE GHOULS October is synonymous with ghosts and goblins, but it doesn’t have to be scary for the younger crew. San Antonio has plenty of autumn activities for kids that won’t give them the creeps. CHALK IT UP - While elsewhere in the nation folks are looking up at the beautiful changing leaves, San Antonio is looking down. On Oct. 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., downtown streets, and sidewalks along Houston from Navarro to Flores and Main transform into a living canvas in a fabulous sidewalk chalk display. Eighty school groups and 20 professional artists of all ages will turn the ground from drab to fab with sprawling murals, and this year’s theme is “Sustainability.” This free family-friendly event also features live music, food trucks, community partnerships, and a freestyle area for artists to drop in on the fun. 36 RIO Magazine
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ZOO BOO! - Ride the not-so-haunted Zoo Boo! Express train over to the San Antonio Zoo for a walk on the wild side. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 27, the zoo will host Halloween fun among their furry and feathered friends. Kids can come in costume and enjoy trick-or-treat stations, pumpkin painting, dance parties, costume contests, hay maze, hay slide, and games. WILD GRUB If you still have a hankering for more animal fun, try dining riverside in the rainforest. The Rainforest Cafe is a jungle come-tolife with wild animatronic animals and
periodic thunderstorms. Kids can munch on dino nuggets and gorilla grilled cheese, but don’t leave without treating your tiny tricksters to a sparkling volcano dessert. HAUNTED RIVER, JR. – On Oct. 25 in the Shops at Rivercenter Lagoon is the pintsized version of the River Walk’s adult Haunted River event. Families will enjoy a moon bounce, face painting, DJ music, trickor-treating, and the parade will float through the lagoon. Zoo Boo!
Welcome to fall in San Antonio, or as we like to call it —Hotumn. But just because we can’t wrap up in a cozy scarf, and we drink our Starbuck PSLs on ice doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fall fun. Check out our picks for three days of festive frolic in the River City this month.
DAY 2 - FULL-GROWN NIGHTMARES
For the grown-up crowd looking for a terrifying night on the town, here are our top screams. HOWL-O-SCREAM - Once night falls over the playful home of friendly dolphins and Tickle-Me-Elmo, the park at Sea World San Antonio is taken over by hundreds of sinister creatures. Through Oct. 27, shriek seekers can enjoy haunted houses and scary characters lurking in the shadows. Send your anxiety soaring on a roller coaster, then calm your nerves with a festive cocktail. FRIGHT FEST - If you’re not yourself when you’re hungry, try Fright Fest at Six Flags Fiesta Texas presented by SNICKERS®. The daylight is ideal for families, but once darkness descends, zombies arise and take over. This park will feature free scare zones and haunted houses where you’re blinded by darkness while being hunted by the undead. There is no place to hide. New this year are the Midnight Museum of the Macabre, Soul Harvest and House of Bones. 13TH FLOOR - If you’re feeling lucky, visit the award-winning 13th Floor haunted house located downtown and lauded by USA Today and the Travel Channel as one of the scariest around. This year they will release the dreaded Clown after being trapped inside the 13th Realm for 13 years. He has come to this world to gain strength by feasting on the fears of children, so leave your littles at home.
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NIGHTMARE AT THE WAX MUSEUM - If you’ve been creeped out at Louis Tussaud’s Wax Museum during the day, get ready to melt into a pool of fear. Every Friday and Saturday in October from 7:00 p.m. to midnight, this modern take on the classic haunted house lurks beneath the Wax Works located in Alamo Plaza. Visitors are welcome to enter, but not guaranteed to return. HAUNTED RIVER - Plan on being at the River Walk on Oct. 25, and prepare to party at the adult Haunted River event from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. with live music, food trucks, and the Spirit Halloween costume contest with $1,500 in prize money. Lose a piece of your soul in Extreme Escape’s InstaScare Haunted Photo Experience with ghastly Texas legends. Then secure your spot on the river with a cold Bud Light, and carnival-style food as the spooky parade floats throughout downtown. FEED YOUR IMAGINATION - If you’re hungry for something on the funnier side of whimsy, treat yourself to a feast at The Magic Time Machine. This funky food joint takes themed dining to a new level. Eat in an old refrigerator, attic or a thatched hut while being waited on by Spiderman or Sleeping Beauty. Every meal comes with a trip to the salad bar housed in an old 1952 MG-TD Roadster. But if you’re coming with a group, spring for the Roman Orgy. Feast on roast chicken, brisket, fresh fruit and piles of sides, then wash it all down with a bubbling brew served over dry ice.
Nightmare at the Wax Museum at Louis Tussaud’s Wax Museum
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DAY 3 - FUN FOR ALL AGES
If your crew is age-diverse, we still have plenty from which to pick. PICK IT - Head west of downtown to get your Instagrammable fall photos and pick a pumpkin to take home from the Owl Creek Pumpkin Patch. Your admission fee covers a scenic hayride, children’s play area, hay mazes, climbing areas, and all the cute baby pumpkin photos you can take. The patch also features a live petting zoo, games, pig races, a big corn play box, and a giant slide. It’s a little extra for the pony rides, face painting, and refreshments, but it’s worth the trip if only for the goats. PARK IT - Families will flock to downtown Travis Park for Halloween Party in the Park on Oct. 26 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with tricks and treats from more than 60 vendors. Dress in your most original costume for this free family-friendly event, and shop, eat and play the night away.
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Nightmare at the Wax Museum at Louis Tussaudâ€™s Wax Museum
SAN ANTONIO FOOD & DRINK AMERICAN BOUDRO’S TEXAS BISTRO 421 East Commerce St. boudros.com p44, 16 BIGA ON THE BANKS 203 S. St. Mary’s Street biga.com Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. 406 Navarro bubbagump.com
TEX’S RIVER WALK AND SPORTS BAR 200 S. Alamo texssportsbar.com p44, 27
IRISH DURTY NELLY’S IRISH PUB 200 S. Alamo St. durtynellyspub.com p44, 80
BBQ COUNTY LINE BARBEQUE SPORTS BAR 111 W. Crockett St. countyline.com BBQ - p44, 7
ITALIAN FIG TREE 515 Villita dine.figtreerestaurant.com
CHILI’S ON THE RIVERWALK 849 East Commerce St. Chilis.com
BRAZILIAN FOGO DE CHAO 849 E. Commerce St. fogodechao.com
DAVE & BUSTER’S 849 E. Commerce St. daveandbusters.com
TEXAS DE BRAZIL 313 E. Houston St. texasdebrazil.com
DICK’S LAST RESORT 223 Losoya St. dickslastresort.com p44, 18
BRITISH MAD DOGS 123 Losoya St. maddogs.net p44, 11
EL TROPICANO HOTEL 110 Lexington Avenue. eltropicanohotel.com HARD ROCK CAFÉ 110 E. Crockett hardrock.com HOWL AT THE MOON 111 West Crockett St. #201 howlatthemoon.com IHOP 849 E. Commerce 210-444-1201 JAZZ, TX 312 Pearl Parkway #6001 JazzTX.com LAS CANARIAS 112 College Street omnihotels.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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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 ZOCCA 420 W. Market zoccariverwalk.com MEXICAN ACENAR 146 E. Houston acenar.com p44, 2 SEAFOOD CHART HOUSE Tower of the Americas, 739 East Cesar E. Chavez toweroftheamericas.com
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL EVENTS & FESTIVALS 9/27-10/5 Manhattan Short Film Festival Urban 15
9/28-10/7 Oktoberfest on the River Walk Join the sudsy fun with special activities including stein-hoisting, celebrity keg tapping, Bavarian bands, beer, buffet, games, prizes and giveaways. Bier Garten 10/5 @ 2:00 p.m. Octoberfest Tower of Americas 10/11-13 @ 11 a.m. Fall Artisan Show River Walk
10/25 -11/16 Day of the Dead, Celebrate & Remember dodsat.com 10/26 @ 10 a.m. BOOtanica Plant Sale San Antonio Botanical Garden 10/26-27 @ noon Mala Luna Music Festival The largest annual music festival in San Antonio will again offer festival-goers a weekend celebration of music and culture featuring some of today’s most sought after hip-hop, R&B and dance music artists. Headliners include Russ, Miguel, Diplo and Juice Wrld, along with other notable artists like YG, Playboi Carti, DaBaby, Trippie Redd, Smino and many more. Nelson Wolff Stadium 10/26-27 Dia de los Muertos The free, two-day, family-friendly event popularly known as “Muertos Fest” blends traditional Day of the Dead art and culture with a curated line-up of alt-Latino music, old-school conjunto legends, and the stylings of local bands that have created the unique San Antonio sound. La Villita Historic Arts Village
10/25 @ 6 p.m. Haunted River Have yourself a ghoulishly good adult time with drinks, $1,500 adult only costume contest, river parade, live music, and haunted garden. Boo! River Walk, Arneson River Theatre 10/18 @ 7 p.m. Halloween Madness Pub Crawl On the Bend Oyster Bar 10/19 @ noon San Antonio Beer Festival Dignowity & Lockwood Parks 10/24 @ 7:00 p.m. Taco & Tequila Dinner Margaritaville 42
10/26-28 Comic Con Alamodome
10/4 @ 7 p.m. Bert Kreischer: Body Shots World Tour Majestic Theatre 10/5 @ 8 p.m. Mike Epps Funny as Ish Comedy Tour Freeman Coliseum 10/17 @ 8 p.m. Cristela Alonzo: My Affordable Care Act Charline McCombs Empire Theatre 10/25 @ 7:30 p.m. Randy Rainbow Charline McCombs Empire Theatre
10/27 @ 7 p.m. Nate Bargatze: Good Problem to Have Tour Charline McCombs Empire Theatre
Through 11/2 Fright Fest Six Flags Fiesta Texas 10/8 @ 5:30 p.m. Free Family Night The DoSeum 10/13 @ 10:30 a.m. DoYoga The DoSeum 10/16 Baby Shark Live! Majestic Theatre
10/29 @ 8 p.m. Post Malone Runaway Tour AT&T Center
10/25 @ 6 p.m. Haunted River, Jr. Grab your little ghouls and goblins and bring them to a free night of family-friendly Halloween fun including trickor-treating! River Walk, Shops at Rivercenter
10/11 @ 8 p.m. Gloria Trevi: Diosa de la Noche Freeman Coliseum 10/19 @ 7:30 p.m. Michael W. Smith: 35 Years of Friends Charline McCombs Empire Theatre
Every weekend including Halloween night @ 6 p.m. Zoo Boo! The zoo will be decked out with Halloween fun complete with trick-ortreat stations, pumpkin painting, dance parties, costume contests and plenty of games. Families can even enjoy a ride on the Zoo Boo Express. Little ghouls and goblins are encouraged to wear their best costume for the costume contest. 10/26 @ 4 p.m. Peppa Pig’s Adventure Majestic Theatre
10/19 @ 8 p.m. Shandon Sahm: Sahm Covers Sahm Sam’s Burger Joint and Music Hall 10/20 @ 8 p.m. Dwight Yoakam Majestic Theatre
10/9 @ 7:30 p.m. Tony Bennett: The “I Left My Heart” Tour Majestic Theatre
10/22 @ 7:30 p.m. Dream Theater Majestic Theatre
Through 10/27 Howl-O-Scream & Spooktacular SeaWorld San Antonio
10/4 @ 8 p.m. Alamo City Jazz Series Charline McCombs Empire Theatre 10/4 @ 8 p.m. Ruben V Sam’s Burger Joint and Music Hall 10/8 @ 6:30 p.m. Chris Brown: Indigoat Tour AT&T Center
10/5 @ 8 p.m. Wu-Tang Majestic Theatre thesanantonioriverwalk.com
10/26 @ 6:30 p.m. The Band Kara Charline McCombs Empire Theatre 10/26 @ 8:30 p.m. Johnny Gill Lila Cockrell Theatre
10/6 @ 3 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Tucson Roadrunners Sunday Funday—access the pregame skate OR add a soda and choice of jumbo hot dog or nachos for just $3 Freeman Coliseum
10/18 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies AT&T Center Through 12/29 Art and the Animal Briscoe Western Art Museum 10/15 @ 7:30 p.m. Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show. AT&T Center
10/4-1/5 Healthy Machines Blue Star Contemporary Art Center
10/27 @ 7:30 p.m. Goo Goo Dolls: The Miracle Pill Tour Majestic Theatre
10/11 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Chicago Wolves $1 drink night AT&T Center
10/6 @ 7:30 p.m. Million Dollar Quartet Majestic Theatre
10/12 @ 5 p.m. UTSA Roadrunners vs. UAB Alamodome
10/13 @ 2 p.m. ARTS San Antonio presents The Kingdom Choir Laurie Auditorium
10/12 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Chicago Wolves AT&T Center
10/17 @ 7:30 p.m. Russian Ballet Theatre presents Swan Lake Majestic Theatre
10/13 @ 3 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Pelicans (Preseason) AT&T Center
10/25 @ 8 p.m. We Will Rock You the Musical Majestic Theatre
SPORTS & FITNESS 10/4 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Minnesota Moose $1 Drink Night AT&T Center 10/5 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Orlando Magic (Preseason Game) AT&T Center
10/26 @ 8 a.m. Hallowine Run The Hallowine Run is your chance to Halloween— Culinaria style. A four-mile fun run gets the heart racing – but, walkers are welcome too! Greeting you at the finish line is an assortment of indulgent treats from some of San Antonio’s best chefs and tasty adult beverages to complete the reception. The Shops at La Cantera
10/19 @ 5 p.m. UTSA Roadrunners vs. Rice Alamodome
Through 11/10 Scarecrow Trail Exhibit San Antonio Botanical Garden
10/4-1/5 Formal Proof Blue Star Contemporary Art 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 12/8 David Rogers’ Big Bugs San Antonio Botanical Garden
10/23 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. New York Knicks AT&T Center 10/26 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Washington Wizards AT&T Center 10/28 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trail Blazers AT&T Center
10/17-12/29 Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art on Stage McNay Art Museum
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SHOPPING ALAMO PLAZA SHIRTS 325 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-2347 ALAMO QUARRY MARKET 255 East Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-8885 www.quarrymarket.com THE ALLEY ON BITTERS 555 W. Bitters Rd. San Antonio, TX 78206 (210) 494-3226 www.TheAlleyOnBitters.com ANGELITA’S Building 2, 418 Villita St. angelitaboutique.webs.com ART PACE 445 N Main Ave artpace.org BATTLE FOR TEXAS 849 E. Commerce battlefortexas.com B&C LEATHER ACCESSORIES & UNIQUE FINDS 418 Villita St #24 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 464-1126 BONITA RITA’S 245 E. Commerce, #100 San Antonio, TX 78205 mercadoritas.com BRISCOE WESTERN ART MUSEUM 210 W. Market Street briscoemuseum.org BUCKHORN MUSEUM 318 E Houston St. buckhornmuseum.com CASA SALAZAR 216 E. Houston San Antonio, 78205 210-472-2272 themajestic.com/casa THE COLLECTION 7959 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 826-3130 thecollectionsanantonio.com DEL SOL OF SAN ANTONIO 321 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-231-0900 www.delsol.com DOSEUM 2800 Broadway St. thedoseum.org EL MERCADO 514 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78207 210-207-8600 www.sanantonio.gov/marketsquare 44 RIO Magazine
FIESTA ON MAIN 2025 North Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 738-1188 www.alamofiesta.com Mexican cultural gifts, pinatas THE FIESTA STORE 2611 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78215 210-227-5191 www.fiesta-sa.org FIVE & DIME GENERAL STORE 101 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-233-0166 fiveanddimegs.com GALLERY VETRO CREATIVE ARTGLASS 250 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-354-0001 GARCIA ART GLASS 715 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-1400 www.garciaartglass
MERCADORITA’S 245 E. Commerce & Bonita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-286-7432 NATURAL BRIDGE CAVERNS 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Road naturalbridgecaverns.com NORTH STAR MALL 7400 San Pedro San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 340-6627 www.northstarmall.com PARIS HATTERS 119 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-3453 www.parishatters.com PENNERS DOWNTOWN 311 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-2487 www.pennersinc.com RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT 301 Alamo Plaza ripleys.com/sanantonio
COWBOY’S ALAMO CITY HARLEYDAVIDSON RIVERWALK BOUTIQUE RIVERWALK BOUTIQUE 111 West Crockett St. Suite 209 cowboysalamocityharley.com
SAN ANGEL FOLK ART 110 Blue Star San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 226-6688 www.sanangelfolkart.com
HUEBNER OAKS 11745 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78230 shophuebneroaks.com
SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART 200 West Jones Avenue samuseum.org
KATHLEEN SOMMERS 2417 North Main San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 732-8437 kathleensommers.com KENDRA SCOTT 310 East Basse Rd. #101 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 591-7180 www.kendrascott.com LA VILLITA HISTORIC ARTS VILLAGE 418 Villita Street, San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com LOS PATIOS 2015 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 655-6171 www.lospatios.com LUCCHESE BOOT COMPANY 255 East Basse Rd #800 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9419 www.lucchese.com
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 SHOPS AT RIVER CENTER 849 E. Commerce shoprivercenter.com 77T’S SOUVENIRS & T-SHIRTS 207 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-549-1279 www.77tshirts.com TEXAS ACCENT GENERAL STORE 803 S. Zarzamora San Antonio, TX 78207 210-435-2446
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TIENDA LA GARZA 110 Broadway, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2133 TPJ GIFT SHOP 849 E. Commerce #673 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-9066 THE TWIG BOOK SHOP 306 Pearl Parkway #106 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 826-6411 thetwig.indiebound.com THE UNOFFICIAL BEST OF TEXAS 101 Alamo Plaza, #3 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-0242 VILLA TESOROS 418 Villita St - Bldg. 8 San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 724-8521, (210) 464-1126 THE VINEYARD 1207 North Loop 1604 W San Antonio, TX 78258 thevineyardshoppingcenter.com WYNDHAM SAN ANTONIO RIVERWALK 111 E. Pecan Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-489-9768 www.sawyn.com THE WESTIN RIVERWALK 420 W. Market Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-413-9731 www.westin.com
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94 Dave & Busters
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80 Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub
77 Ruth’s Chris Steak House
75 Fig Tree Restaurant
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63 Barriba Cantina
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57 Briscoe Western Art Museum
12 Rita’s on the Riverta’s
34 CitySightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Double Deckers
11 Mad Dogs British Pub
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9 Howl At The Moon 10 Landry’s Seafood
36 The Improv at Rivercenter 38 La Villita Historic Arts Village
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Dia de los Muertas (Day of the Dead) observances can be traced back to its origin in 16 century Latin America. In more modern times, it was widely celebrated by the rural citizens of Mexico; however, in the 1980s interest in the custom spread to cities and America. Today’s Day of the Dead community-wide celebrations invite us to reflect on the lives of loved ones. It emphasizes the deep connections to deceased ancestors never met and enables us to maintain a connection to our loved ones who have passed — including the broader topic of leaving a legacy and being remembered. Day of the Dead returns the focus to an appreciation and celebration of life. Texas’ Largest Dia de los Muertos Festival This year, San Antonio is expanding its Day of the Dead festivities with a series of new events happening from October 26th through November 3rd, all centered around the themes of the holiday, and a charmingly paradoxical affirmation of life.
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Preview Kick-off will begin on Saturday October 26th with activities from the 7th Annual Día de the Muertos at Hemisfair. “Coco” will be shown at the Tobin Center’s Cinema on the Plaza, and The San Antonio Library will host their 3rd Annual Catrina Ball at the Central Library. To close the first weekend, on Sunday, October 27th, the Alamo will showcase its “Los Altares del Alamo” because what better place is there to “Remember”? The following weekend on November 1st, as the multiday celebration begins around the world, San Antonio will host its first-ever “Catrinas on the River.” The parade will dress the boats with colorful hallmarks of Day of the Dead along the River Walk: skeletons, skulls, candles, incense, marigolds, pán de muerto and everything in between. The parade will end at the Arneson Theatre with La Danza de Las Mojigangas (read “giant dancing skeletal figures”), across from the historic La Villita neighborhood, which will be entirely re-purposed for a weekend of Día de Muertos entertainment.
This year from November 2nd-3rd, every alley, plaza, and community space in La Villita is dedicated to creating a can’t-miss two-day festival. Features will include face-painting, artistic workshops, children’s crafts, remembrance processions, open-air altars, live music, cultural performances, Mexican cuisine, artisan mercados, and more. Everyone is welcome, and families are encouraged. Around Town Outside of La Villita, many other activities across town will be ready and waiting for public participation. While the spirits of the dead enjoy the foods left on their altars, the living can journey to Barrio Gastronomico where top chefs from Mexico will give community cooking classes. If you’d like something more active, consider the Move Your Bones Yoga and Pilates Workouts or the Run For Life 5K through downtown San Antonio. There are also more quiet and contemplative treats like the art exhibitions on display throughout November including “Tributo a los Huicholes” at the San Antonio Museum of Art and “The Mythical Alebrijes” (Mexican folk sculptures of fantastical creatures) at The Witte Museum.
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15 Crockett Hotel 16 Sheraton Gunter Hotel 17 Menger Hotel 24 El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel 43 Marriott Plaza San Antonio MISCELLANEOUS 34 CitySightseeing Double Decker
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Schilo’s started life as a saloon in the 1900s in Beeville, 100-miles south of here. It moved to San Antonio in 1914 and began serving authentic German food in 1917. History buffs, will remember Prohibition hit America in 1920, closing all saloons. That’s when Schilo’s famous root beer was born! The secret recipe included egg whites, making it a frothy beverage, much like beer, and perfect for toasting. Today, Schilo’s root beer is made with pure cane sugar and is more popular than ever, minus the egg whites and Prohibition. In 1942 Schilo’s moved to its current location on Commerce Street, formerly a currency exchange bank. The original bank vault now serves as a walk-in cooler; fitting for a place with food more sought after than gold. The famous split pea soup and Reuben sandwich have a loyal following with other fan favorites like the genuine German sausage and cheese sampler. Don’t even get me started on the potato pancakes, German meatballs, and three kinds of schnitzel (veal, pork loin, or chicken) lightly breaded and panfried. Their delicious hot mustard is shipped to loyal devotees around the world. 54 RIO Magazine
Rumor has it Schilo’s will have a refresh (think Botox, not reconstructive surgery) with a firm nod to preserving historic charm. Along the same lines of keeping up with the times, Schilo’s proudly serves Puro Nitro (nitro cold brew) coffee. The nitro technique is similar to that used in Guinness nitro beer. The CO2 bubbles infuse with the coffee, giving it a luxurious mouthfeel and a rich, creamy head. The result provides layers of flavors, and maybe even a foamy mustache. Schilo’s shares banquet space with sister restaurant, Casa Rio, the oldest restaurant on the River, which is owned by the same family. The Texas Room is an elegant space accommodating up to 140 people for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. With two built-in high-definition TV screens, it’s an ideal place for breakfast meetings, luncheons, and private brunches. Smaller groups enjoy the charismatic space called the Trophy Room, where North American wild game heads adorn the walls. The adjoining South Texas-themed room accommodates up to 36 seated guests or 50 for a cocktail reception, and can ajoin the Texas Room.
As the longest operating restaurant in San Antonio, at a time when restaurants open and close quickly, its 100-year staying power is a testament to the proud German family-owned tradition of hard work, good food, having fun, and staying on-trend. Stop in and give a toast with their famous root beer, pint-sized draft Hefeweizen, other draft beers, or a spiked root beer. One thing is certain; you are sure to be greeted with a familiar smile. Prost!
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Lyft Grants program supports local nonprofits with free or discounted rides Lyft, whose mission is to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation, announced the expansion of its Wheels for All Grants program to support the critical work of non-profit organizations focused on building connected, stronger, more equitable communities. Starting in September 2019, over 40 cities across the United States, including San Antonio, will award Lyft ride grants to nonprofits on a quarterly basis to help bridge transportation gaps for individuals and families. Wheels for All Grants was developed to help Lyft identify and connect with some of the San Antonio area’s hardest working organizations. Lyft San Antonio has partnered with several organizations in the past such as St. PJ’s Children’s Home, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Alamo Heights Independent School District, and San Antonio Parks Foundation to provide donated transportation solutions and raise funds for important community improvements such as the Dignowity Park Project. Lyft looks forward to building and strengthening partnerships with local organizations that are doing important work. 60 RIO Magazine
Nonprofits will receive quarterly Wheels for All Grants, with recipients determined by a local committee made up of Lyft employees and representatives from the Driver Advisory Council. Any 501c3 nonprofit organization that operates in the San Antonio metro area is eligible to apply for a grant. Interested applicants can learn more about the opportunity and apply by visiting the Wheels for All Grants website. “We’re proud to be able to offer this opportunity to non-profit organizations who are already making a positive impact on communities in the San Antonio area,” said Janet Peavy, Lyft’s San Antonio General Manager. “There’s a lot of great work being done, and Lyft is grateful to provide an opportunity for organizations who want to take their meaningful efforts even further.” Lyft’s Wheels for All Grants is just one part of Lyft City Works, a commitment to deploy 1% of profits or $50 million every year, whichever
is greater, to help make cities more livable for everyone. It provides underserved communities access to groceries, jobs and more. Donating transportation and working with grassroots civic organizations supercharges the growing civic movement of strong transportation infrastructure in neighborhoods that need better connections to the rest of the city. Lyft was founded in 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation and is available to 95 percent of the United States population as well as select cities in Canada. Lyft is committed to effecting positive change for our cities by offsetting carbon emissions from all rides, and by promoting transportation equity through shared rides, bikeshare systems, electric scooters, and public transit partnerships. Download the Lyft App today on your smart phone and start scheduling rides!
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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Acenar www.acenar.com 210-222-2362
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
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
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
Shops at Rivercenter www.shoprivercenter.com 210-225-0000
Wyndham Resorts www.wyndham.com
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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