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IN THIS ISSUE SIP & SAVOR A LIBATION OF RICHES By Kimberly A, Suta

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16 FAMILY FUN MISSION: TOTALLY POSSIBLE. By Carole Miller

CULTURE & COMMUNITY FROM ABANDONED TO BELOVED. BREWERIES & CEMENT QUARRIES TURN INTO GOLF, SHOPPING & RECREATION By Dan. R. Goodard

24 GREAT FINDS BOOTS: THE FORREST GUMP OF FOOTWEAR 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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ON THE COVER Photographer Chuck Stanley captured this historic ornamental iron footbridge, known as the “literary bridge.” During the time of the Battle of the Alamo, authors would sit in her shade to write. Famed writer O. Henry penned “A Fog in San Antone,” while in her shadow. The 1880 bridge moved to its present location in 1914 on Johnson Street in the King William neighborhood.

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


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

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

James Kinney Splashtown San Antonio

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The Official Magazine of the River Walk

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Louis Doucette louis@travelingblender.com EDITOR

EXPLORE & LEARN TOURS If you are lucky enough to have the day off work or are visiting our vibrant city on Saturday, September 21st, then you are in for a treat, and a FREE one! The Professional Tour Guide Association of San Antonio (PTGASA) is celebrating their 25th anniversary by hosting FREE tours at seventeen area attractions. • • • • • • • • •

Eastside Historic Cemeteries San Antonio National Cemetery Hemisfair Valero/Alamo Plaza Main Plaza Military Plaza River Walk Museum Reach King William Neighborhood Mission Conception

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Mission San Jose Mission San Juan Mission Espada Japanese Tea Garden San Pedro Springs Park San Antonio Fire Museum Veterans Plaza San Pedro Creek Culture Park

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Tours will be held at most locations at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. To schedule a tour, log on to Eventbrite.com and search for “Explore San Antonio” by PTGSA.

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I highly recommend you pick up the new edition “100 things to Do in San Antonio Before You Die, 2nd Edition,” by author Denise Richter. Her fun, quirky guide will connect you to San Antonio and help you be a know-it-all (in a good way) with your friends and a super-tour guide to your visitors. From breakfast tacos and museums to green space and celebrations this book has it all!

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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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TEXAS ISN’T ONLY RICH IN RESOURCES LIKE OIL; IT’S EQUALLY BLESSED IN SPIRITS AND BREWS. WITHIN THE LAST DECADE, THE STATE HAS SEEN AN ABUNDANCE OF CRAFT DISTILLERIES AND BREWERIES POP–UP, CREATING ONE–OF–A–KIND LIBATIONS THAT WILL KEEP YOU SINGING THE PRAISES OF THE LONE STAR STATE. Alamo Distilling Company

Located right here in San Antonio, Freetail Brewing Company originally opened up as the second Brew Pub in town over ten years ago, serving beer and pizza at their 1604/281 location. It continues to be a favorite spot for locals to kick-back and enjoy not only their new brews, but also some of their originals as well, such as Rye Wit and Bat Out of Helles, one of their top sellers.

Folks go for the beer but equally enjoy the slate deck oven-baked pizza. Customers love their BBQ Pizza made with BBQ sauce, mozzarella red onion, cilantro, and sliced brisket or BBQ chicken, not to mention their Spinach Tomato Basil and ricotta cheese. If time doesn’t permit a drive to the north side of town, you’re in luck; Freetail has a taproom at their manufacturing facility, which is located just minutes south of downtown, on S. Presa Street. The taproom is open Wednesday through Sunday and has become a second home for neighborhood residents, who pop in to fill their growler, order a beer, or attend a special event, including a first Saturday artisan market. Call ahead to schedule a tour of the facility. From the beginning, Freetail has been known as a brewery that captures and “hoppily” illustrates San Antonio flavors, which according to the Director of Brewing Operations, Jason Davis, primarily focuses on easy-drinking, hot weather beer like lagers and pale ales. They also like to experiment with styles and flavor profiles, including robust barrelaged beers, sour beers and trending beers like their refreshingly floral hazy, Frag Out. Freetail won a gold medal in 2017 at the Great American Beer Fest for their La Muerta, which will be making another appearance this November with its espresso aroma, earthy pine hops, and roasted malty goodness. For a taste of Alamo City spirits, check out Alamo Distilling Company, located on the eastside, just a few minutes from the heart of downtown.

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Alamo Distilling’s flagship spirit is their Black Label Bourbon a highquality, 90-proof, low-rye, corn-rich bourbon. They also produce, on-site, an Alamo Vodka, which is distilled half a dozen times to create a much cleaner finish at a surprisingly low price point. Finally, they make a Catimore Coffee Liqueur that jauntily knocks the national brand off the shelves. Unlike most coffee liqueurs which use extracts and flavoring, Catimore is made in collaboration with a local coffee roaster using a cold brew technique, which maintains freshness and adds a deep, bold coffee taste. It makes a White Russian that will have you feeling as cool as the Dude in The Big Lebowski. This urban distillery offers free tastings and tours by request. President of the company, Noel Burns, who has a background in chemistry, encourages visitors to hang out, ask questions and get a feel for the local “spirits” culture.

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Tito's Handmade Vodka

He enjoys sharing details on what quintessentially makes a craft spirit. While in Texas you’d be remiss not to get your hands on some Tito’s Handmade Vodka. The company was started by a San Antonio native, Tito Beveridge, who after years in the oil/ gas and mortgage industries began making flavored vodka for friends. Since developing “a vodka that was so smooth you could drink it straight,” his brand has practically become a household name. DRINK & DINE The Esquire Tavern touts itself as the quintessential downtown bar with swanky cocktails and chef-prepared bar food. And they’re not wrong. The Esquire opened in 1933 to celebrate the end of Prohibition and is the oldest River Walk bar. They also have the longest wooden b a r top in Texas – over 100 feet long – which is perfect for sampling their wide array of brews and spirits with friends. Esquire

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bartenders are artisans and can create one-of-a-kind cocktails featuring Texas spirits, or draw a draft from one of over a dozen on tap. Menu items include a 12 oz Texas Wagyu Ribeye, Crispy Pork Belly, and Frito Pie.

Dough

Located in the corner of downtown Hemisfair you’ll find one of San Antonio’s most beloved pizzerias, Dough. Known for their authentic Neapolitan-style pizza and daily hand-stretched, melt-in-your-mouth mozzarella, Dough is a great stop for a cold Freetail brew on tap, yummy eats and an incredible view of the Tower of the Americas from their outdoor patio. While this is a do-no-wrong pizzeria, do yourself a favor and order their Food Network-featured Burrata, which comes in three flavors – Truffle, Fior di Latte, and Tre Colore. As for the pizza, diners adore the “Pork Love,” made with spicy sausage, speck, soppressata salami, and pancetta, but if you wish to admire the tasty mozzarella, order the Margherita pizza.

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Besides pizza, little else goes as good with beer as wings, and there’s no one else that can “wing it” as well as Cullum’s Attagirl. This hole in the wall just north of downtown, right off of St. Mary’s strip, offers a variety of craft brews, including Freetail, as well as finger-lickin’-good wing flavors, such as Southern Fried, PB&J Smoked, and Nashville Hot. Throw in some Girls Thyme Fries made with garlicy thyme butter, lemon pepper, and herbs and you’ve got yourself a meal to remember.

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FAMILY FUN

by Carole Miller

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to teach your family some history, get them out of the house and have some fun. Sound impossible? According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), San Antonio is equally as exciting as Stonehenge, Taj Mahal, the Great Pyramid and the Great Wall of China.

Mission Espada

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River return Portal Photo by Airborne Aerial Photography

That’s right! Since 2015 the five historic missions that make up the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park are World Heritage Sites declaring them equally as awesome as the Grand Canyon, Independence Hall, and Statue of Liberty! The missions, should you choose to pronounce their full names, are Nuestra Señora de La Purisma Conceptión de Acuña, San José y San Miguel de Aguayo, San Juan Capistrano, and San Francisco de La Espada. (Nicknamed Conceptión, San José, San Juan, and Espada for short.) And San Antonio’s most famous mission, San Antonio de Valero, was the sight of the infamous Battle of the Alamo. Remember?

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YOUR PORTAL TO ADVENTURE AWAITS You can walk, jog, bike and even paddle along the San Antonio River’s World Heritage Trail to visit the four missions along the Mission Reach. Along the way, you will encounter four “portal” art installations to let you know a historic mission is nearby. Likewise, if you are visiting one of the missions, it’s easy to discover the San Antonio River on the other side of the portal. The San Antonio River Foundation commissioned and funded these public artworks for the benefit of the community and in support of partners in the $384M San Antonio River Improvements Project. All works along the Mission Reach have are gifts to the City of San Antonio’s public art

collection in perpetuity. Located at each portal is a work of art, designed to be big enough to see from far away. Each art piece reflect themes and elements that make each mission unique. For example, “CoCobijos” resembles cactus which reference the cactus roof on the Mission San Jose palisade. Mission Concepcion portal is called “River Return.” The portal to Mission San Juan is named “Whispers.” And the Mission Espada portal is, “Arbol de la Vida: Voces y Memorias de la Tierra,” meaning, “Tree of Life: Voices and Memories of the Earth.” What are the stories behind all these amazing pieces? You and your family can discover them together at each portal. WHEN IN DOUBT, HAVE A FESTIVAL And what better reason than the spectacular missions! The World Heritage Festival takes place September 4-8 with a diverse range of activities such as bike rides, coin collecting, music, and Mass services. Tour de la Misiones

Be one of the first families to own a roll of San Antonio Missions quarters at the America the Beautiful Quarter Launch Ceremony hosted by the National Park Service and the United States Mint. Tickle your tastebuds among the historical surroundings at Mesa at the Missions: A Culinary Crossroads at Mission San Juan. Spend an evening together while learning

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about San Antonio’s rich military history during Music and Movie Under the Stars at Mission Marquee Plaza. Get your bodies moving at the Tour de Las Misiones Bike Ride Tour, Walk, and Run with Mission Pachanga immediately following at Mission Park Pavilion where everyone can dance to the music, feast on festival food and celebrate San Antonio’s unique heritage and culture. Or worship together at the awe-inspiring outdoor Celebratory Mass at Mission San Francisco De La Espada followed by an environmentallythemed procession is known as Camino Verde, meaning “Pilgrimage for Creation.” A CONFLUENCE OF FUN Located along the World Heritage Trail is Confluence Park. But this is not just any park. Confluence Park is the largest urban environmental restoration project in the entire country! Not only that, it is San Antonio’s only Texas Parks and Wildlife designated Inland Paddling Trail. Confluence Park is the perfect place to come with family to simply relax and play together.

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Come out on Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to meet Dinosaur George and learn about prehistoric animals that lived in the area while having fun with hands-on activities. This free, family-friendly event will be fun, informative, and, a dino-mite time! After a day or two along the World Heritage Trail, you will find your family adventure classified as:

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Explore the Art, History, and Heritage of the American West

Located on the River Walk, the Briscoe Western Art Museum houses nine galleries of painting, sculpture, photography, and historical artifacts. Highlights include Pancho Villa’s saddle, a diorama of the Alamo connict, an authentic Chuck Wagon, and Santa Anna’s sword. 210 W. Market Street | San Antonio, TX 78205 BriscoeMuseum.org | 210.299.4499


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Jazz music, Warhol art exhibit, and the culinary experience of Drift & Dine on the River Walk all take place this month; with so many entertainment possibilities you better get your calendar out! oasis in the epicenter of the lively downtown district, jumps and jives for the two-day jazza-palooza. The park is right next door to the fantastic, historic St. Anthony Hotel, where the crème de la crème of music lovers have tossed gala rooftop soirees for a century or so. And the beat goes on at the hotel’s special festival afterparties—an Old Fashioned Swing Dance Friday and a Wine-Down After Party Saturday night, for music-lovers with a little cash for a knockout bash. Five-time Grammy-winning songbird, the legendary Dianne Reeves, will headline the 36th annual Jazz’SAlive festival September 20-22 at downtown’s Travis Park. Her stellar style combines the best of R&B, soul, Latin sounds, and pop in a contemporary jazz format.

JAZZ'SALIVE San Antonio swings in September. The hottest sounds in the Southwest are live, groovy and free at Jazz’SAlive. This outdoor music, arts, culture, and heritage happening, presented by the San Antonio Parks Foundation, just keeps getting hotter every year. Also headlining the festival is keyboard phenom Lao Tizer and his 10-piece band with their powerful, funky sound storm. But headliners are just the tip of the iceberg. The two-day festival brings together swinging solo acts and ensembles from far and wide, from the U.S. Air Force’s Dimensions in Blue to crooner Ken Slavin, Tomar & the FCs and the Jazz Protagonists. And the recently renovated Travis Park, a green thesanantonioriverwalk.com

While jazz is the main event, the festival has something for all, from a popular array of kids’ activities to food trucks and a cocktail tent, where top local mixologists will shake up nifty concoctions, in clear view of the main stage. And Sunday morning keeps rocking, with a festive brunch and more music, activities and sweet treats. While the event is free and open to all, there’s an extensive menu of VIP perks Jazz'SAlive for those who choose to go deluxe, from VIP seating and elegant table dining and drinks to valet parking and­—check it out—“air-conditioned private bathrooms.” (If you’re flush enough to be a VIP). For a whole list of perks and price ranges, check out the website. SUNDAY JAZZ AT THE WITTE Sunday Jazz at the Witte Museum, another traditional jazz fave, celebrates its 15th season this summer. Sept 8, the perennially popular Regency Jazz Band leads the toe-tapping crowd at this uptown, down-by-the-riverside event. Music buffs and families bring their lawn chairs and blankets to spread out in the shade of pecan and cypress trees on the verdant banks of the San Antonio River just below the headwaters of the stream, where even in the dog days it’s pleasant in the shade. It’s free with Witte Museum admission, so block out a couple of pre-concert hours to explore RIO Magazine

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the spectacular museum, from its dinosaurs and Texas history to a range of hip cultural offerings. Sunday Jazz is co-sponsored by Trinity University’s swinging radio station KRTU (91.7 FM), so it’s free to KRTU members. (Hint: The inexpensive membership is worth it, for the concert and admission to the museum combined jut that one day.) KRTU’s website also offers one of the most comprehensive calendars of jazz in San Antonio, day by day. McNay Second Thursday

Get down in high-brow style at the elegant McNay Art Museum’s monthly Second Thursday

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MCNAY SECOND THURSDAY AND HIP SQUARES Get down in high-brow style at the elegant McNay Art Museum’s monthly Second Thursday, from 6-9 p.m. on Sept, 12. It’s a free evening of art, music, food, and drinks on the gloriously sculpted grounds of the magnificent old mansion-turnedmuseum, home to one of the nation’s finest contemporary art collections. This month’s music is a lively Studio 54-style set by DJ Despienada, to go with the super-hip Andy Warhol exhibit that’s up through Sept. 15. (Don’t miss it!) Free tours of the main galleries and fun family activities (this month, tortilla press prints) round out a great event. If you love art like you love music, consider the McNay’s Hip to Be Square fundraiser on Sept. 6. Three hundred unique art pieces by some of the country’s coolest contemporary artists, all on one-12x12-inch-square canvases and all priced at a cool $100 each, are the stars of this after-hours evening of dancing, food, and cocktails for a cause. Don your hippest party duds and make the scene. You might even

take a museum-quality painting home. That’s some souvenir! DRIFT & DINE Did you know that San Antonio was recently designated one of a handful of Creative Gastronomy Cities in the world by UNESCO? In a town known for diverse and delicious food, one of the biggest challenges is deciding which restaurant to try. That can pose a divine conundrum, especially on the River Walk, where gourmet cafes and popular pubs stretch along either side of the main channel, creating a river of tempting tastes. Where to start? This month, there is a solution. Sept 24-26, The San Antonio River Walk, presents its annual Drift & Dine, a fantastic floating feast. Gaily decorated boats carry you to six River Walk restaurants, with different gourmet specialties and mixed drinks, each night. From Duck Wings Confit and a refreshing River Breeze cocktail at Boudro’s to Lobster Tacos and a signature margarita at the Iron Cactus to Las Canarias’ Spicy Lime Shrimp and a Mimosa, great tastes abound. And you can taste it all as you drift on the water, with music and joyful company, in the cool of a San Antonio evening. Enjoy!

WRITER’S BIO Susan Yerkes is an award-winning journalist and travel writer. She has swung to hot jazz and sampled spectacular cuisine around the world, and finds San Antonio has it all.

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For lovers of all things boots, the celebrated and beloved footwear is like shrimp to Forrest Gump: there’s no end to the possibilities. Dress boots, work boots, ranch boots, church boots, dancin’ boots, rounded-toe boots, pointed-toe boots; no matter what you call them, boots are a wardrobe staple, going beyond fashion statement to fashion requirement. 24

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Little's Boots Company

The biggest problem when shopping for boots in San Antonio may be narrowing down your options. From custom-made to suit your every desire to the perfect pair just waiting for you right on the shelf, you’ll find a dazzling array of style and designs, including options made right here in San Antonio. So why choose? Just make room in your closet for multiple pairs. A boot shopping tour of San Antonio starts steps away from the River Walk and is By Dawn Robinette a downtown mainstay that’s a must for any boot shopping trip, Paris Hatters. Don’t be fooled by the name; the famous hat shop is as country as they come. Stepping into this family-owned and operated shop is like stepping back in time. The cash register has been in service since the 1930s, and the buffalo and bison heads that adorn the walls are throwbacks to a Texas of long ago. But what grabs your eye is the array of boots and hats tucked into every corner of the shop. Boots range from $1,350 for a top of the line Lucchese alligator boot to a leather boot for $125. Open daily; it’s the quality of the selection that brings everyone from presidents to princesses to Paris Hatters — offering top brands like Lucchese and Dan Post and friendly staff to help you find the color, style, and fit – along with the perfect hat to compliment the boots. Paris Hatters is the #1 Stetson Hat dealer in the world!

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For a truly custom boot shopping experience, head just a bit south of downtown and prepare yourself for the beauty of the handmade creations at Little’s Boot Company. Tucked inside a quiet little shop is an array of boot creations that look more like art than footwear. The rich smell of leather greets you warmly as you step inside to see row after row of polished boots, each pair more dazzling than the one before. Pointed toes, rounded toes, pitched heels and decorative inlays and overlays, as well as dense rows of stitching that create fantastic patterns swirl

together to draw you in and overwhelm you with their artistry. Little’s Boots has been part of San Antonio since 1915, and the fourth-generation family-owned store’s inventory is jaw-dropping. For a custom experience, have a seat in the boot throne and select everything from the leather to the heel and all of the flourishes to make your boots truly one of a kind. The craftsmanship and creativity know no bounds. After all, when you see boots that feature actual scorpions and tarantulas in their design, you know you’re in the company of real artists. The Lucchese store, located at nearby Alamo Quarry Market, is one of only seven stores in the United States, where boots range in price from $295 to $13,000. Considered THE iconic brand of the American West, Lucchese was founded in San Antonio in 1883 and quickly became the primary bootmaker for the U.S. Cavalry stationed at Fort Sam Houston. All Lucchese boots are handmade using unrivaled materials such as alligator, crocodile, hippo, goat, ostrich (and ostrich legs, which look lizard skin) and even stingray. If they don’t have want you want in-store, they’ll ship directly to your home, and as a nod to their military roots, they offer a military discount. The women’s selection includes more than traditional cowboy boots with inventory turning-over as quickly as the styles. All skins are harvested from animals that die of natural causes and never poached. So, from what are the $13,000 boots made? American alligator – the entire boot, and, the skin is in pristine condition containing no scars or blemishes. Customizing in-store is also available with stitching to commemorate, birthday, anniversaries, and names. The newest bootmaker on the San Antonio scene is Austin-based Tecovas at The Shops at

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shopping experience to life in San Antonio, the store feels as if you’re visiting someone’s perfectly designed and incredibly hospitable abode – and they’re offering to send you home with beautiful boots. The store is only Tecovas’ second location nationally and reflects San Antonio with its décor, especially the signature Kyle Bunting hide wall art piece depicting an Alamo scene. Featuring boots ranging in price from $195 to $695, leather goods, apparel, and accessories made using the finest materials, Tecovas offers simplicity, timelessness, and comfort. Using supple leather, Tecovas handcrafts its boots, bags, and accessories in León, Mexico. While you’re shopping, enjoy a complimentary boot shine and beverages, as well as craft cocktails on occasional weekends. Find a pair and have them direct-shipped home, if you can resist wearing them home.

downtown San Antonio for more than 20 years, making feet happy inside beautiful boots (or any shoes) thanks to custom insole fittings. While you’ll see cobbler’s tools from the moment you step through the doors, El Vaquero relies on the latest technology to scan your feet and make insoles fitted just for you. Their system is so advanced they can even make boots based on pictures of your feet, but why would you skip the opportunity for personalized service that will leave you and your feet happy. 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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CULTURE & COMMUNITY

Pearl Brewery

From Abandoned to Beloved. Breweries & Cement Quarries turn into to Golf, Shopping & Recreation By Dan R. Goddard

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What automobiles are to Detroit, cement and concrete are to San Antonio. Limestone is the bedrock of the local economy, mined at more than a dozen quarries across Bexar County. And before Prohibition in the 1920s, San Antonio had the state’s largest breweries. Both these Industrial Age dinosaurs threatened to become urban eyesores until the city, and local developers found ways to repurpose the properties for the 21st century. HISTORIC PEARL BREWERY For more than a century from 1883 to 2001, Pearl Brewery made beer. But when it closed, the ghostly industrial zone of abandoned buildings and rusting equipment north of downtown easily could have become an inner city wasteland. However, a public-private partnership between the City of San Antonio and San Antonio-based development company Silver Ventures has transformed the old brewery into the hippest real estate in the city, which serves as the anchor of the Museum Reach section of the San Antonio River Walk.

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Pearl partnered with the Culinary Institute of America to launch its first urban campus with a focus on Latin cuisine. The Bottling Department Food Hall, featuring diverse cuisine at affordable prices, opened in 2017. The 22acre Pearl site is home to the Hotel Emma and its restaurant Supper. Other eateries include La Gloria, The Boiler House Texas Grill and Wine Garden, The Granary ‘Cue & Brew, Cured and Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery. Unique shops include The Twig Book Shop, The Tiny Finch, Adelante Boutique, and Ten Thousand Villages. The popular Pearl Farmers Market is on Thursday nights and weekends. Toyota Soccer

MORGAN’S WONDERLAND When Gordon Hartman formed his family foundation and set out to build a theme park accessible to all, especially those with special needs, he found the perfect location for the 25acre Morgan’s Wonderland in what was once the Longhorn limestone quarry. The first, colorful, safe, and affordable theme park of its kind offering fun for all ages and abilities. Morgan’s Wonderland features more than 25 attractions including rides, playgrounds, gardens, an eight-acre catch-and-release fishing lake, 18,000-square-foot special-event center, 575seat amphitheater, picnic and rest areas. In 2017 Morgan’s Wonderland unveiled the world’s first ultra-accessible splash park – Morgan’s Inspiration Island. The $17-million, multi-acre attraction features five tropically-themed splash pads and the River Boat Adventure ride. Time magazine put Morgan’s Inspiration Island on its list of 100 World’s Greatest Places in 2018. Admission for those with special needs is free; admission fees for accompanying family members, friends, caregivers, and the general public are nominal.

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TOYOTA SOCCER COMPLEX Toyota Field is also situated in the middle of the former Longhorn rock quarry, adjacent to Heroes Stadium and the S.T.A.R. (South Texas Area Regional) Soccer Complex. Toyota Field was originally built by S.O.A.R. Inc., a non-profit organization founded by Hartman. All proceeds went to Morgan’s Wonderland across the street from the stadium. When the parent owners of the San Antonio Spurs, Spurs Sports & Entertainment (SSE),was awarded an expansion franchise in the United Soccer League (USL) in 2016, they purchased a controlling interest in Toyota Field and started up San Antonio FC.

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CULTURE & COMMUNITY Quarry Golf

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Alamo Quarry Market

SIX FLAGS FIESTA TEXAS Six Flags Fiesta Texas opened in 1992 inside a limestone quarry dating from 1934. This year for the first time in its history, the park began operating on a year-round schedule. Also for the first time since 1994, the park introduced a new theme area, DC Universe, including a new ride, The Joker Carnival of Chaos. This swinging pendulum ride is among the world’s tallest at over 17 stories high and fastest at 75 miles per hour. Also new is Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster, a mindblowing single rail coaster. Pirates of the Deep Sea, a state-of-the-art gaming experience, pits the cunning skills of guest buccaneers against a marauding band of plundering pirates. As they battle, guests compete with fellow shipmates by firing at hundreds of themed targets to tally a score for victory at sea.      ALAMO QUARRY MARKET On the site of the Alamo Cement Plant, which helped build Texas for more than 100 years, Alamo Quarry Market has become a prime destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment. The landmark 200-foot smokestacks serve as a beacon to the Regal 16-plex Cinemas. Open since 1998; Alamo Quarry Market is a 580,000-squarefoot, open-air complex with more than a dozen restaurants including P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, J. Alexander’s, Canyon Cafe, California Pizza Kitchen, Mo’s Irish Pub, and Piatti Italian Ristorante. The

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60-plus retail stores include Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, GAP, Pottery Barn, and unique specialty stores such as Lucchese Boot Co. and Learning Express Toys. QUARRY GOLF COURSE Originally named San Antonio Portland Cement which later became Alamo Cement, it produced cement for buildings, roads, and structures throughout the area and built a neighborhood for its mostly poor, Hispanic workers called “Cementville.” The Quarry Golf Course, which opened in 1994, now occupies the site of Cementville and the Alamo Quarry. The Quarry Golf Course has a fully stocked pro shop equipped with golf equipment and souvenirs and a casualdining restaurant that overlooks the back nine of the course created by nationally-recognized golf course designer Keith Foster. The front nine plays in a links-style format and features rolling hills, native grasses, and immaculate greens. But the back nine is laid out in a 100-year-old quarry pit.

WRITER’S BIO Dan R. Goddard is a longtime San Antonio arts writer who has watched the city transform itself over the past 35 years by turning its liabilities­— abandoned industrial sites—into mixed-use shopping, dining, sports, and entertainment centers.

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Courses that will Resonate with Golfers By Drew Henry

From the Texas Hill Country towns of Boerne and New Braunfels to the dozen courses located in the city center to beautiful outlying courses, the greater San Antonio area is home to over 40 of the prettiest golf courses ranging from nine to thirty-six holes. Extreme Escape

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Courses rich with a history like Willow Springs, home to where golf legends like Ben Hogan and Sam Snead were crowned as Texas Open champions. Each course offers a unique experience with fun layouts, stunning views, good conditions, and plenty of opportunities to create your own Texas tall-tale golf story. We’ll back you up! BRACKENRIDGE PARK GOLF COURSE Let’s start at the oldest public course in San Antonio. “Old Brack” is an 18-hole, par 71 course with long smooth fairways lined with trees and treacherous bunkers. This is the perfect course for someone visiting or living downtown; it’s a mere seven-minute drive north of downtown and offers the convenience of booking online. If you are an aspiring pro golfer and have a love for the classic game, Brackenridge Park is the course for you. The 6,243-yard course was designed by the famous golf course architect A. W. Tillinghast in 1916, and was restored to its former glory in 2008 to reflect the original layout and to improve its conditions to compete with premier courses. Now you can enjoy Old Brack as intended. Eighteen holes of golf cost start at $61, and nine

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holes start at $27. The course also offers twilight rates after 2:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday at $38 for 18 holes and Friday through Sunday is $42. Brackenridge Park Golf Course was the home of The First Texas Open and is also the new site of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame. THE QUARRY GOLF COURSE Next, we are off to play a course with character and history. Located a short 15-minute drive north of downtown, this nationally recognized course

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designed by Keith Foster lays out over a 100-year-old quarry pit and offers luxury country club vibes. The front-nine plays in a links-style format and features rolling hills, immaculate greens, and native Texas foliage. The back-nine is where things get interesting. Hole #17 is affectionately nicknamed “reload,” because if you miss the ravine, you may as well just reload and try again! Overall, the course features doglegs, ten water hazards, and 33 sand traps. Your shots will fly over vast expanses with striking rock formations and the nearby smokestacks of the former cement quarry in the backdrop. Game prices vary between $32 and $79 depending on tee-time, day, and number of players. They offer “4 Player Promotions” which can get you in for $32 or $38 per person, so it pays to bring your friends! They also offer the occasional “Hot Deal” with a discounted rate, so be sure to check the booking website listed below. This award-winning premier course also offers much more than golf. You can dine at the Cementville Grille, named after the town of the original quarry workers who lived in the man-

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made quarry. Tee-off in the morning, grab a Quarry burger or crispy fish and chips for lunch. Stay to watch the sunset over the Quarry Market smokestacks with a margarita in hand. They also offer live music on the patio Friday nights from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Is there any better way to unwind after a game of golf? TEXASOUTSIDE.COM Thanks to TexasOutside.com you can read about all the courses in our area and throughout the Lone Star State. It ranks courses based on beauty, difficulty, variety, fun, value, condition and greens conditions assigning course ratings. They’ve researched just about all of them, so all you have to do is pick the course best suited for you. TOPGOLF Finally, let’s take the game of golf to the extreme. Maybe add a few cocktails, fantastic food, cool A/C, and raise it a few stories into the sky? Add all these things together, and you have Topgolf, a driving range like no other. Located a 35-minute drive northwest of downtown, it features over 100 climate-controlled hitting bays, Toptracer

shot trackers, full-service restaurants and bars, a rooftop terrace, an arcade, and more. It’s a golf course meets bowling alley experience raised above ground level, and elevated even higher with refreshing craft cocktails and gourmet snacks. Take turns shooting into holes from your hitting bay, as you chill out and watch TV, have a bite, and a cocktail or two. Topgolf is open seven days a week with fun specials like half-price gameplay on Tuesdays, $20 Friday and Saturday night bay shares with the bonus of meeting some new friends, and $15 unlimited gameplay Monday through Friday before noon. If you don’t get a special, you can rent a bay hourly for $25 in the morning, $35 in the afternoon, and $45 in the evening. This golf experience is ideal for friends, families, business groups, and more. No matter the crowd, it’s sure to be a hole-in-one.

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: @

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In San Antonio, everyone is family, and all families look different. So on day one of our River City adventure we’re celebrating our LGBTQ community, and the fur babies in our lives. DAY 1 - PUPS + PRIDE MORNING PARK BARK It’s not a stretch to say that exercise is an im portant start to any day. But if you’re looking to jazz up your downward dog routine, sign up for some parkside boot camp with your pupper. On Saturdays at 9:00 a.m., Go Fetch Run offers total-body workouts for people and their pups. These cross-training classes are led by fitness instructors who push your strength, agility, and cardio, while also giving your dog a mentally and physically stimulating session. Working out is always easier to commit to when you go with a friend. So make a date with your active fur baby, then clear your afternoon for a good catnap. PRIDE POSE - After an afternoon siesta, find the end of the rainbow for a golden photo opp. The rainbow crosswalk at the corner of Evergreen Street and Main Avenue was completed in June of 2018 just ahead of the Pride parade as a symbol of inclusion and love for the LGBTQ community. This colorful art installation was funded in part by the sale of a rainbow crosswalk Fiesta medal, and it’s one of the most Instagrammable spots in town to show your support.

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WHAT A DRAG - Luther’s Cafe on the Strip is absolutely the best food for the soul. They have great specials every night and excellent grub allday like chicken and waffles, ridiculous bacon mac and cheese, and corn nuggets that should be illegal. But Saturdays are hands-down the best time to get the full Luther’s experience with Dinner and a Show. The show starts at 8 p.m., and you’ll want reservations because everyone comes for the food and stays for the drag. If you’re not exhausted after dinner, keep the party going like a local at Bonham Exchange with music and dance.

SAN ANTONIO STREET ART - Since you’re already camera-ready, don’t miss a chance to snap some iconic photos with the incredible graffiti art near the St. Mary’s strip. This outdoor art gallery is a vibrant representation of the talent and creativity of our city brought in by the San Antonio Street Art Initiative. Make sure to post and share the love with #sanantoniostreetartinitiative. Luther's Café on the Strip


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Art, theater, shopping, events, and fabulous food make this a September to remember!

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As summer is winding down, the city is gearing up for fall fun. So catch these family-friendly events downtown. SHOP - If you’re in town for Labor Day, take a shopping trip down the river. That weekend, artists from all around come downtown to display their wares in the Labor Day Artisan Show. With handmade pottery, jewelry, textiles, and paintings, it’s a great way to find one-of-a-kind artistic treasures. Admission is free, and you’re able to chat with the artists as you browse their creations. SPLURGE - If you’re hungry for pop culture references and all things covered in doughnuts, then lunch like a hipster at Gourdough’s Public House. This trendy River Walk eatery features a decadent menu full of doughnutclad delicacies like the Ron Burgundy —a bacon, fried egg and guac burger nestled inside of a donut and thesanantonioriverwalk.com

named after everyone’s favorite Anchorman. It’s kind of a big deal. Wash it down with a craft Bloody Mary. SHOWTIME - From May to November, The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office is featuring an outdoor family film series at Mission Marquee Plaza. These free family evenings are a memorable way to reconnect and chill out under the stars. The show is pet-friendly, and food trucks are onsite for dinner. This month they’ll be screening Dumbo, Nacho Libra and a biography of Cesar Chavez. The venue opens at 7:00 p.m. and the movie begins after sunset. Stop by Kilwins before you go for a sweet treat that you won’t have to smuggle into the theater.

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...on day three DAY 3 - ART + MUSIC

San Antonio is alive with the creative talents of world-renowned artists this month. BROADWAY - This month kicks off the start of the new season of Broadway in San Antonio, and it’s coming in hot with Les Misérables. The show will light up the beautiful Majestic Theatre on September 17 through 22. So go on a journey with Jean Valjean and finally gain an appreciation for all those scenes your 10th grade English teacher told you. OPERA - For the perfect culmination of art, music, and culture, do not miss Opera San Antonio’s performance of Tosca at the Tobin Center. On Sept. 12 and 14, get swept away

in the love story of a well-known opera singer and her tragic affair with a revolutionary painter. Hailed as one of Puccini’s most powerful operas, this performance is an intense, politically relevant story. CULINARY ART - No matter the show, you must partake in a masterpiece at Fig Tree Restaurant. Enjoy a glass of French wine on the outdoor villa-style terrace overlooking the River Walk, and savor the beautifully prepared dishes like blackened redfish with Israeli couscous. Then finish off your palate

72 and your evening with dark chocolate and coffee “pot de creme.” WRITER’S BIO Crystal Henry is a loyal Texan, and an awardwinning author, writer, and columnist. She is fluent in both sarcasm and English, and evidence of those bilingual writing talents can be found at crystalhenrywrites.com. Or follow her on FB + IG @crystalhenrywrites and on Twitter @ chenrywrites.

ART GALLERY - Ruiz-Healy Art may have a location in New York City, but the original was founded here in San Antonio by Dr. Patricia Ruiz-Healy. The gallery in Olmos Park is designed to celebrate Latin American, Latinx, and Texas-based artists, and they specialize in pushing complicated social issues through art. The upcoming solo exhibition will open September 18 with a reception from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The exhibition, Listening to Berlin, features local artist w. Inspired by the street art and graffiti of Berlin, Shipton will exhibit large-scale screenprints and an interactive sculpture in the center of the gallery. It’s your chance to experience the feel of a foreign city while in San Antonio. Art by Ethel Shipton (L to R): HA, 2019, screenprint, 30 x 22.5″; Ladder, 2019, screenprint, 30 x 22.5″

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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

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 KILWINS 109 Alamo Plaza Kilwins.com STEEL CITY POPS 812 S. Alamo, Suite 101 steelcitypops.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 Through 9/2 @ 11 a.m. Labor Day Artisan Show River Walk Through 9/1 San Japan XII Convention Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center 9/4-9/8 World Heritage Festival Various locations

9/2 @5 p.m. Labor Day Party End summer on a high note and celebrate Labor Day with a party at Pearl Park ​ ig Cedar with live music by B Fever​and Bud’s Southern Rotisserie’s beignets and wings. The Pearl 9/8 @ 3 p.m. Sunday Jazz at the Witte: Regency Jazz Witte Museum 9/12-13 @ 8 p.m. Bravo! Mi Cultura Diez y Seis Arneson River Theater 9/13-11/2 Fright Fest Six Flags Fiesta Texas 9/14-15 Good Vibrations Music and Art Fest Sunken Garden Theater 9/20-21 Jazz’SA Live This 36th annual, free, outdoor, music, arts, culture and heritage festival showcases stellar headliners, notable regional performers, delicious craft food and a variety of 42

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local food trucks, multiple beer stations, a cocktail tent, and a fun Saturday morning brunch. And join the afterparty every night on the St. Anthony Hotel’s Sky Terrace for the “Old Fashioned” Swing Dance on Friday, and the ever-popular Wine-Down After-Party on Saturday. Travis Park 9/24-26 @ 6 p.m. Drift & Dine Experience a night to remember as you slowly “Drift & Dine” along the River Walk. Dine at six restaurants each night. Relax in good company with music to hear, a sunset to watch, food to savor, and a feeling of bliss. Go with the flow and savor the flavor! River Walk 9/26-29 Culinaria Wine + Food Festival Raise your glasses and get ready to say “Cheers to Twenty Years” during the 20th annual Culinaria Wine + Food Festival as organizers serve up some of the greatest hits from the last two decades while also preparing exciting twists on some past favorites.

9/27-29 San Antonio Fall Home and Garden Show Visit exhibits, hear from industry personalities, and discover the latest trends with thousands of products, decorating, construction, and remodeling ideas for guests to gather and compare from hundreds of exhibitors. Meet America’s favorite carpenter Ty Pennington, from TLC’s Trading Spaces or stop by the celebrity stage for home improvement tips and tricks from national celebrities and local experts. Alamodome

9/28 @ 6 p.m. Pachanga de Palabras: A Westside Book Festival Plaza Guadalupe Every weekend through 9/15 Bier Fest Inspired by more than 200 years of Oktoberfest traditions, Bier Fest will feature a lineup of more than 100 beers from around the globe, including a variety of local favorites. The Bavarian celebration also features authentic German food and festive music. SeaWorld San Antonio

9/1-22 The Majik Theatre for the Very Young presents The Ants Go Marching San Antonio Botanical Garden

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9/7 @ 8 p.m. Katya: Help Me I’m Dying Charline McCombs Empire Theatre 9/12 @ 7:30 p.m. Jay Leno Majestic Theatre

9/27-29 @ 5 p.m. Oktoberfest Celebrity keg tapping each night, games, music, and beer. Bier Garten on the Riverwalk

9/13 @ 8 p.m. Kathleen Madigan: Hot Dogs and Angels Tour Charline McCombs Empire Theatre

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Through 9/2 Wild Australia San Antonio Zoo

Through 9/8 Going Places DoSeum 9/14 @ 7 p.m. Jojo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. the Tour AT&T Center 9/14-15 Shrine Circus Freeman Coliseum 9/21 @ 7:30 a.m. San Antonio Heart Walk San Antonio Zoo

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9/6 @ 6:30 p.m. Q The Music of Queen Aztec Theatre 9/6 @ 8 p.m. The Fixx Sam’s Burger Joint and Music Hall

9/21 @ 8 p.m. Del Castillo Sam’s Burger Joint and Music Hall 9/24 @ 7:30 p.m. The Doobie Brothers Majestic Theatre 9/25 @ 7:30 p.m. Iron Maiden Legacy of the Beast Tour AT&T Center 9/28 @ 7 p.m. Tesla Aztec Theatre 9/28 @ 8 p.m. Seth Walker Sam’s Burger Joint and Music Hall 9/28 @ 8 p.m. Home Free: Dive Bar Saints World Tour Majestic Theatre 9/28 @ 8 p.m. Maluma World Tour AT&T Center

9/17-22 Les Miserables Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon returns direct from a celebrated two-and-a-half year Broadway engagement. With glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking production has left both audiences and critics awestruck. Majestic Theatre

PERFORMING ARTS

9/28 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio FC vs. Fresno FC Toyota Field

Through 9/9 Fünf Blue Star Contemporary Art Center

9/14 and 9/28 Dinner Detective Emily Morgan Hotel

9/28 @ 9 a.m. Fitness on the Plaza: Joyathlete Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza

9/12-12/8 Painting for Performance McNay Art Museum

8/23-9/15 Dreamgirls Woodlawn Theatre

9/27 @ 7:30 p.m. William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night presented by ARTS San Antonio Charline McCombs Empire Theatre

VISUAL ARTS

Through 9/2 Survival: The Exhibition Witte Museum

9/20-12/29 Art and the Animal— Society of Animal Artists Briscoe Western Art Museum Through 9/30 Photoplay: A New Mixed Media Art Exhibit Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

Through 11/24 La Revolución Mexicana McNay Art Museum

SPORTS & FITNESS 9/7 @ 7:30 p.m. John Mayer The prolific singer, songwriter and guitarist brings his Grammy-winning melodies back to the Alamo City featuring new and old favorites such as “Daughters,” “Waiting on the World to Change” and “Your Body Is a Wonderland.” AT&T Center 9/8 @ 7:30 p.m. KISS AT&T Center 9/18 @ 7:30 p.m. Alejandro Sanz Alamodome thesanantonioriverwalk.com

9/10 Mexican Nation Soccer Team Tour Alamodome 9/14 @ 2:30 p.m. UTSA Roadrunners vs. Army West Point Black Knight Alamodome

9/14 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio FC vs. OKC Energy Toyota Field 9/14 @ 9 a.m. Fitness on the Plaza: Pilates Interval Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza 9/25 @ 7:45 p.m. Glow Aqua Zumba Woodlawn Lake Park Pool

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SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART 200 West Jones Avenue samuseum.org

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MOSES ROSES MADE THE RIGHT DECISION!

Moses Rose fought at the Alamo for ten days. Now with 6,000 Mexican troops surrounding them, Col. Travis drew a line in the sand and said: "I now want every man who is determined to stay here and die with me to come across this line." Moses Rose thought about it, certain death or escape to a little building on the River Walk to eat cheesy Nachos topped with smoked brisket and wash it all down with a frozen margarita while listening to live music? This place is part bar, part family-friendly restaurant, located downtown and ideally situated between the Alamo and the River Walk. It’s a favorite among those who work downtown and visitors. During lunchtime, locals roll-in to grab a burger and watch the big game on one of the TV’ s. After work, they return to embarrass themselves singing karaoke, play millennial Loteria, hear live music or a DJ during the latenight party hours. It has a real neighborhood feel Sunday through Thursday. But on Friday and Saturday nights the young people turn-out in droves to rock-it-out.

The craft beer menu includes many Texas brewed beers and all the favorite Mexican brands. If you enjoy distilled spirits, Moses Rose's features many of the best Texas spirits, such as locally distilled Ranger Creek and Rebecca Creek. Layers of improvements were needed to transform the 100-year-old building into a hip environment. Exposing old brick and the antique tin ceiling dating to the late 1800s was a real score. After adding the kitchen and bar, a prohibition-style entry came next. Customers sit facing the televisions and crack-up watching someone hula hoop or riding the mechanical horse before entering. The small scratch kitchen is open 7 days a week and puts out over two dozen dishes with big flavor starting at 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. Of the eight burgers on the menu, you can have a standard half-pound delicious version or order something unexpected like a jalapeno bun or one topped with smoked brisket. Personalize the burger with a variety of add-ons. The fried avocado tacos alone are worth a trip and the fish tacos are available in either grilled or fried. And of course, wings are served. Isn’t that a law for bar-food? If history has taught us anything, it’s that Moses Roses may not have been the bravest man at the Alamo, but he may have been the smartest.

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31 Guiness World Records

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Visit your Downtown San Antonio Denny’s at 903 E. Commerce St. • San Antonio, TX 210-223-4321 (Steps from the Riverwalk, Alamo and downtown hotels)

20% OFF

ENTIRE GUEST CHECK

One coupon, per table, per visit. Not valid with any other coupons, promotional offers or AARP discount. This offer can be redeemed only once by the original recipient. Coupon has no cash value. No change returned. Taxes and gratuity not included. Alcoholic beverages not included. Valid at participating restaurants for a limited time only. Selection and prices may vary. No substitutions. Offer valid for dine in only. Not valid for online orders. Restrictions apply. © 2019 DFO, LLC. Offer ends 10.25.19

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December 6-8, 13-15, 20-22

Experience holiday serenity guided by the glow of 2,000 luminarias, a centuries-old Mexican Christmas tradition to light the way for the Holy Family. TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com/Events


Artisans & Shoppers wanted!

San Antonio Shows October & December

Contact: RVasquez@RiverWalkSA.org


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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29 Joe’s Crab Shack -

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14 Salt Grass - Donella

ATTRACTIONS & SHOPPING

15 Paesanos - Lincoln Heights

1 The Rim

16 Paesanos - 1604

2 Six Flags Fiesta Texas

26 Augies Barbed Wire

3 The Shops at La Cantera

Smokehouse

28 Joe’s Crab Shack -

San Antonio Quarry

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4 SeaWorld of San Antonio 5 North Star Mall

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MISSIONS TRAIL

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 09/30/2019

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 09/30/2019

2

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OFF TOWER TICKET

126 Losoya St, San Antonio, TX, 78205

(210) 212-7299

www.biergartenriverwalk.com

FREE

701 Bowie, San Antonio, TX 78205

210.223.3101

KRAUTWURST BALLS

TowerOfTheAmericas.com

with purchase of TWO – ONE LITER BIERS

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

One coupon per table. For dine in guests only. Expires 09/30/2019

Expires 09/30/2019

10% OFF

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

this La Villita location

Plaza Taxco (Excluding Sales Items)

FREE CHEF’S APPETIZER OF THE DAY

With the purchase of an adult entrée.

See our ads on pages 27 & 56

One coupon per table per visit. Offer at Riverwalk location only. Must present coupon. Expires 09/30/2019.

10% OFF

Parties of LESS than 8

this La Villita location

FREE FLAUTAS

(seasoned chicken rolled up in a tortilla)

with the purchase of 1 entrée Parties of 8 or MORE

LA PACHANGA APPETIZER (Cup of Queso, beef tacos and flautas)

with the purchase of 2 entrées Coupon not valid with other offers or coupons. Please present coupon to server at time of ordering.

FREE CHILE CON QUESO!

with purchase of an Entrée

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(excluding sale items and alcohol)

One per table, please. Dine in only. Expires 09/30/2019.

See our ads on pages 27 & 56

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ADULT OR CHILD TICKET

301 Alamo Plaza •210-224-9299

RIPLEYS.COM/SANANTONIO

Not valid with any other offer. Good up to six people. Expires 09/30/19 • ©RIPLEY ENTERTAINMENT INC. - RIO MAG

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(Excluding Sales Items)

Chef’s Surprise Appetizer

(Excluding Sales Items)

angelita

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50% OFF

22oz Souvenir Cup Expires 09/30/19

200 River Walk 210-580-4844 www.thirstyaztec.com

$

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FREE REFILL (Limited to one per coupon) Expires 09/30/19

200 River Walk • 210-580-4844 www.thirstyaztec.com

(Limited to one per coupon)

OFF Complimentary House Dessert with order of an entrée.

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

09/30/19

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

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

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

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

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210-651-6101 •naturalbridgecaverns.com

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20% OFF

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

ENTIRE GUEST CHECK

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$5 OFF

Harley Davidson Dealer T-Shirt Expires 09/30/19

09/30/19

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

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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

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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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418 Villita Street Mon-Sat 10AM - 6PM | Sun 11AM - 4PM


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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RIO September 2019  

The official magazine of the San Antonio River Walk

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The official magazine of the San Antonio River Walk