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May-June, '12

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CONTRIBUTORS Olivier Bourgoin (aka Olivier The Wine Guy), is a true renaissance man. In addition to a wealth of experience in the wine and restaurant industry you can find him playing hockey every week. He hosts a radio segment on KTSA as Olivier The Wine Guy and serves on numerous boards and associations in San Antonio. He has owned restaurants, wine specialty stores and businesses in the local area. Andrea Reich, writer, photographer and artist, came to Texas by way of Los Angeles. She holds two degrees from Pepperdine University in Art and Advertising and is the great-grand niece of Oscar winner and silent film actress Mary Pickford. Sonya Roemisch has over 15 years in the Fitness Industry and has Owned and Operated Younique Physique since January 2005. She specializes in designing individualized Fitness and Nutrition Programs to meet the needs of her clients. She also teaches group fitness classes and nutrition education. Sonya has over 15 years in Dance and Choreography experience.Her passion is helping others Transform their lives to live healthier and happier lives! She has dedicated her life educating, motivating and inspiring others to “Aspire to Greatness….. Always!!”

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EDITOR'S NOTE

Letter from the Editor I would like to start by thanking I'm marveled with the response everyone who came out to our big and support we have received launch party at The Legacy — there from our Premier Edition of Now! was a tremendous turnout, and a Magazine San Antonio, which was good time was had by all! our test market issue released earlier With all there is to see and do in San this year. It's been amazing to see Antonio, it's always a creative challenge the interaction all over San Antonio, to fit everything into a pocket-sized where Now! Magazines have been magazine. As you will see while flipping snuggled into the pockets and purses through this issue, we have covered of San Antonians everywhere. many spectacular events and snapped I am extremely proud to introduce some very entertaining photos. the new edition of Now!, which is 6 Now


officially our Volume #1 for San Antonio. Since the release of our Premier Issue, we've been hard at work to bring you all of the what's what around San Antonio. Our goal is for Now! to be the number 1 event magazine in the San Antonio area. When you want to know what to do and where to go, we want Now! Magazine to be your one stop source. Each issue will have a thorough concert calendar with everything from rock to symphony, the sports schedule for all of our San Antonio teams (GO SPURS!), as well as a social and performing arts calendar. From here on out, we are going to be on a monthly cycle, releasing our newest issue at the first of every month. We at Now! Magazine are very interested in your feedback and response to our publication. Any thoughts you may have on content or features that you would like to see in future issues or any information you may want to contribute about upcoming events are most welcome, so feel free to drop us an email at: input@NowMagSA.com. Gregory Martin

A Special Thanks to Everyone who Contributed to our Now! Magazine Launch Party!

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Contents

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FASHION, BEAUTY & HEALTH Fashion.......................................14 Make Over...................................22 Fitness.........................................28 ARTS, LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT Montelucia Resort........................32 Robert Tatum ................................36 On the Scene in SA ....................42 Ivory Lounge................................58 LIVING Spirit Review................................64 Product Review.............................68 Perry's Steakhouse ..............72 New Mini "Coupe"........................72 The Alteza...................................88 CALENDARS Concert Calendar.........................44 Calendar Notes ...........................46 Sports Calendar ..........................54 Social/Cultural Calendar .............40 LISTINGS / INFO Fashion Boutiques .........................21 Salons & Spas .............................25 Art Galleries .................................36 Comedy/Theatre ...........................53 Bars & Clubs ..................................58 Restaurants................................78 Maps..........................................92

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Now! Magazine Publisher / Artistic Director Gregory Martin Associate Publisher Clint Gallimore Fashion Director Darrin Davis Director of Marketing Clint Gallimore Contributing Writers Francis Collins Olivier Bourgoin Photography Gregory Martin Now Magazine $2.50 Published by Now Magazine LLC San Antonio, TX

DISCLAIMER: Now Magazine assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in these materials. THESE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. Now Magazine does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within these materials. Now Magazine shall not be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including without limitation lost revenues or lost profits, that may result from the use of these materials. Now Magazine may make changes to these materials, or to the products described therein, at any time without notice.

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FASHION, BEAUTY & HEALTH


FASHION

Now! Fashion featuring

Fashion Week SA

Photography: Gregory Martin

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Fashion from San Antonio Boutique Showcase Location: Redberry Mansion


Fashion from Love Culture Location: Ajuua Mexican Bar & Grill

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Model: Martin Kristen Photography: Gregory


FASHION

Fashion from Emerging Designer Gala and Showcase Location: Sunset Station

Photography: Stephen Zepeda

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Fashion from Love Culture Location: Maroc

Photography: Gregory Martin

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FASHION

Fashion from San Antonio Boutique Showcase Location: Redberry Mansion

Photography: Gregory Martin

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Fashion from SAKS FIFTH Off Fifth Location: Aloft Hotel Produced by: Finesse Fashion www.FashionInSA.com

Photography: Gregory Martin

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FASHION

Fashion from SAKS FIFTH Off Fifth Location: Aloft Hotel Produced by: Finesse Fashion www.FashionInSA.com

Photography: Gregory Martin

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Fashion from Love Culture Location: Maroc

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FASHION WEEK OPENING NIGHT AT RED BERRY MANSION

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"Then & Now!" Makeover Contest

Enter to Win next month's Makeover Contest and get a FREE Day at Studio J Salon & Spa! Then

To enter, email us a photo & why you feel you need a makeover to: makeover@NowMagSA.com 24 Now


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FASHION BOUTIQUE LISTINGS

Boutiques Carinos Boutique carinos-sa.com 405 N Saint Mary's 210.223.0089 Claire's claires.com 7400 San Pedro Ave 210.342.0556 Moda Mia Boutique modamiaboutique.com 6449 Blanco Rd 210.348.8339

Salons ~ Spas Alegria Salon & Spa 19179 Blanco Rd 210.348.7453 Avalon Hair Design & Spa 20323 Huebner 210.481.7672 Folawn's Day Spa 14353 Blanco Rd

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Harmoni Salon 1321 N Loop 1604 210.495.4920 Hair Studio Sonterra 1202 E Sonterra Blvd 210.403.3350

Pinky's 4215 McCullough Ave 210.805.0230

Image Makers Hair Studio and Spa 19903 Stone Oak Pkw 210.495.2700

Pink Chalet Boutique pinkchaletsa.com 7400 San Pedro Ave 210.348.5401

Kay's Salon & Spa 14855 Blanco Rd

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Nancy's Boutique 280 E Basse Rd # 109 210.804.9999 Texas Lady Boutique 18720 Stone Oak Pkwy 210.494.9922

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Petra's Salon and Boutique 434 N Loop 1604 W 210.481.6200 Planet Beach 18160 San Pedro Ave 210.499.4772 Smooth Lines Salon 11255 Huebner Rd 210.690.2244 Studio J Salon & Spa 128 E. Houston St 210.222.1999 Veronyka's Color Salon & Spa 115 N Loop 1604 E 210.494.9444

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Photography: Gregory Martin

SAN ANTONIO SCORPIONS AT MUSEO ALAMEDA

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NOW HEALTH

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After all the gatherings between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, most of us have accumulated so many calories we probably know how Santa must feel on Christmas Morning after all the Milk and Cookies. As we enter “The season to be jolly…” here are some guidelines to help you keep from gaining 5-10 lbs this holiday season like many of your fellow Americans. 1. Go for the protein & veggies first. If you do go hungry search for Leaner Protein sources and veggies and choose only a small serving of foods high in sugar and/or fat. 2. Move more not less after the holidays. If you workout 3 days a week bump it up to 5 and if you don’t workout at all, well it’s time to get moving! 3. Stress Less. The holidays can be very stressful so a great way to distress is to exercise! Even 15 to 20 minutes of exercise can give you an endorphin rush that has“morphine like effect” and who in this day and time couldn’t use a daily dose of endorphin release to get through the day? 4. Create your own healthier options by substituting Truvia for sugar, coconut milk or oil for milk and butter. You would be surprised at how tasty your favorite dishes can still taste using healthier substitutions. 5. Stay warm. When we are cold we tend to want to eat more!! 6. Limit Alcohol. Lay off the Margarita’s as they contain a lot of calories and choose lower calorie options such as Now

Diet Cranberry and Vodka and limit the amount of drinks because in the end its still empty calories and as long as you have alcohol in your system it affects your ability to process food and can cause insulin spikes which lead to quick weight gain. 7. Create balance & Stop living by the all or nothing method. You will avoid yo-yoing. 8. Take Digestive enzymes & probiotics. They help the process of nutrients and elimination of waste out of the body. So if you are going to put extra calories in your body the least you can do is help the body out a little to process it! 9. Drink plenty of water and zero calorie drinks. My suggestion is drink plenty of water to hydrate your body as it tends to curve your appetite and by all means don’t drink your calories! 10. Don’t stand by the food table. Socialize and don’t make the food table the focal point of your parties and gatherings. I am sure if you follow some of my suggestions you will be successful in maintaining your weight and potentially lose a few pounds as well as get a head start on your New Year’s Resolution! For more information on how to Transform your body and change your life you can contact me at sonya@youniquephysique.com or call (210) 348-2990 view my website: youniquephysique.com. —Sonya Roemisch B.S., CPT 29


TRAVEL, LEISURE, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT


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Located amidst the expansive prepared by expert chefs in one of the charm of Arizona's breathtaking des- resort’s restaurants with magnificent ert landscape lies InterContinental sunset views. Montelucia Resort. Overlooking picturesque Camelback Mountain and surrounded by beautiful desertscapes and manicured gardens, Montelucia Resort offers it's guests a unique resort experience. This resort is the hottest vacation spot in Arizona. Treat yourself to a day of relaxation and pampering at the resort’s fullservice spa. At the end of the day, enjoy a truly world-class dining experience 32 Now


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or after treatments, guests can relax in the Jacuzzi overlooking the desert oasis. Spend a romantic weekend enjoying the beauty and tranquility of the Arizona desert landscape at Montelucia Resort and get back in touch with one of life’s greatest pleasures... each other. Nestled amongst lovely foliage, each pool at the resort has unique and relaxing elements

that let you float far from reality. Whether you’re seeking sun, shade, food, fun, or rest—a day at the pool is the perfect sojourn. So whether it’s playing, relaxing at the spa, taking long walks through the Desert Gardens, hiking the mountains, dining on the terrace, sipping drinks poolside or just ordering room service with champagne and strawberries; Montelucia Resort has it all! To make a reservation, go to www.icmontelucia.com or call 480.627.3200. —G. B. Martin

Joya, a world-class luxury spa situated in the heart of the resort, offers a quiet oasis getaway that gives you time to relax and find relief from stress. It’s the perfect opportunity to rejuvenate and revitalize your body and spirit. The Spa features special treatment rooms, gentlemen’s and ladies’ lounges with whirlpool, steam rooms and sauna facilities. For a tranquil respite before Now 33


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FEATURED ARTIST

Robert Tatum

Robert Lee Tatum was born in Inglewood, South Central Los Angeles, in 1963 and in South Town San Antonio in 1992. He studied design and marketing at Pasadena College of Art and Design. Lifelong member of the Los Angeles Graphics Art Guild since 1980. Tatum worked at multiple ad agencies in Los Angeles, including Doyle Dane Bernbach, Dancer Fitzgerald Sample, HRLA (Disney), as well as graphic design firms. In 1985, Tatum started painting and drawing, and designed his own skate/

street line while representing famous graffiti artists Risk, Realm and Mear One. After selling his company in 1990, Tatum moved to Grand Cayman and produced art for the Caribbean Tourist Council and sold work in Jamaica on a regular basis for a year. Tatum moved to San Antonio Texas in the beginning of 1992 and has painted full time as well as freelanced as a creative director. Running various art studios and own galleries, Tatum has been involved in over 60 shows all over Texas. I begin with abstract backgrounds 36 Now


that are executed without the use of brushes. I intuitively invite the viewer to see a loose, random process of texture by manipulating the paint and causing a slight buildup that allows me to rub and sand down layers that softly appear inside tight areas where I then paint my subject matter boldly. Achieving simplicity is deceptively complex because of the thoughtful, artistic process. However, I always joke, "When I grow up, I want to be a minimalist!" The cloud patterns repeated in this series are inspired by Tibetan Thangka paintings. According to the Tibetans, the natural, choreographic movement of clouds resembles a divine ballet of the heavens. They are amulets of luck, longevity and protection from negative energies.

I also approach each painting with general iconic images from various cultures that have influenced me since childhood. In some way these iconic images inspire a visual feeling of "whimsicalness", much like comfort food that brings a smile of nostalgic contentment. Whether it is religious, spiritual, pop street cultural, or advertisement graphics, I never know where or when I will go through visual files stored in my mind and integrate these symbols and thoughts into my work. It's always a puzzle to pull and challenge myself to mix it all up and try to make sense of it all. I strive to convey some kind of statement or silly pun that makes a grouchy, bored person laugh (or at least raise an eyebrow).

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ART GALLERIES Anarte Gallery 7959 Broadway Ste 404 210-826-5674 Art Incorporated Gallery of Fine Art 9401 San Pedro 210-340-1091 Artistic Endeavors A Fine Art Gallery in Historic La Villita 418 Villita, #2500 210-22-2497 Artpace San Antonio 445 North Main 210-212-4900 Bismarck Studios 930 Proton, Ste 202 210-314-7747 Blue Star Art Space 116 Blue Star, Bldg C 210-229-9412 Cactus Bra Gallery 106-C Blue Star 210-226-6688 Carla Veliz Art Studio 8535 Fairhaven St. 210-863-8264 David Shelton 1115 South Alamo Ste 2211 210-787-0260 Dragonfire Hot Glass Studio 1211 Blanco 210-764-8464 Finesilver Gallery 816 Cameron No. 102 210-354-3333

Galeria Ortiz 4026 McCullough 210-826-8623

Museo Alameda 101 South Santa Rosa 210-299-4300

Gallery Vetro - Established and Emerging Glass Artists 513 E. Houston 210-354-0001

Nanette Richardson Fine Art 555 E. Basse Ste 105 210-930-1343

Gallista Gallery 1913 S. Flores 210-212-8606

Parchman Stremmel Galleries 110 W. Olmos 210-824-8990

Greenhouse Gallery 6496 N. New Braunfels 210-828-6491 Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center 1300 Guadalupe 210-271-3480

Rendon Photography 733 S. Alamo 210-225-2287 San Angel Folk Art 110 Blue Star 210-226-6688

Harry Halff Fine Art 7726 Broadway 210-822-0713

San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W Jones 210-978-8100

J R Mooney Galleries of Fine Art 8302 Broadway 210-828-8214 J Adelman Antiques and Art Menger Hotel by The Alamo 210-225-5914 LoneStar Studios 107 Lone Star Blvd 210-663-5355 McNay Art Museum 6600 N New Braunfels 210-824-5368 Monte Wade Fine Arts Gallery 514 Paseo de La Villita 210-222-8838 38 Now

Nueva Street Gallery 507 E. Nueva 210-229-9810

Sculptors Dominion International 11354 Vance Jackson 210-696-9813 Southwest School of Art 300 Augusta 210-224-1848 Stonemetal Press 1420 South Alamo Ste 104 210-227-0312 UTSA Satellite Space 115 Blue Star 210-212-7146

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BEYOND THE CANVAS IV

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S.A.'s SPECIAL EVENT CALENDAR San Antonio Fiesta • March 9-18 - SXSW Music, Film & Interactive (Austin) - for details go to www.sxsw.com

Annual Fiesta Exhibition - 2012 Fiesta exhibit celebrates the rich tradition of Fiesta in San Antonio by showcasing a selection of The Order of the Alamo coronation gowns from the museum’s collection of more than 170. 10am-5pm - Witte Museum 3801 Broadway

• April 7 - Euphoria Music Festival - Thousands of beautiful festival goers, Four stages of music, Artists from around the world, Go Go dancers & stage performers, Face & body painting, Vendors Village, Concert • April 18 - 29 - Fiesta Carnival production with Intelligent lighting, - Glittering lights, exciting rides and a Visual screens, Full color laser show, wide assortment of foods in downtown VIP & Skybox areas, Interactive Art. SA make the Carnival a perennial - Go to www.euphoriafest.com for favorite of Fiesta-goers. 5pm-11pm at more details. Thunderhill Raceway (just the Alamodome Parking Lot C South of Austin, TX) • April 19 - Fiesta Fiesta - This 24801 IH 35, Kyle, TX event offers live entertainment, Fiesta • April 7 & 8 - Sculptors royalty and special guests. 5:30pmInvitational Art Show - 11am-4pm 9:30pm - Alamo Plaza at Villa del Carmen Conservatory • April 19 - 29 - Tejano Explosion 11354 Vance Jackson - This lively family oriented event offers • April 15 - UTSA Roadrunner authentic Mexican foods, favorite Spring Football Fan Fest Fiesta finger foods, beverages, danc(New event!) - 2pm-4pm at the ing and games for Fiesta goers of Alamodome all ages. 5:30pm-2am - Cattleman's Square - corner of W. Houston & N. • April 18 - 29 - Witte Museum Frio Streets 42 Now


• April 20-29 - Fiesta de los Reyes at Market Square - Fiesta de los Reyes at Market Square, one of the largest FREE Fiesta celebrations, takes place in downtown’s historic Market Square. Live entertainment from multiple stages features folkloric dancers and a variety of music. 10am12am - Market Square 514 West Commerce St. • April 20-22 - A Taste of New Orleans - For three glorious, exciting, fun-filled days, the Sunken Gardens Theatre will be filled with the tastes and sounds of New Orleans 5pm-11pm - Sunken Garden Theater • April 20-21 - Fiesta Oyster Bake - This year the Fiesta Oyster Bake celebrates its 96th anniversary! 5pm-11pm - St. Mary's University • April 20 - Fiesta del Rey: Crown the King! - 6pm-7pm - Main Plaza • April 20 - WEBB Party - San Antonio’s alternative Fiesta event and is the single largest fundraiser for the San Antonio AIDS Foundation. It features top-notch entertainment, cuisine featuring the finest fare from area celebrated chefs, open bars, music by DJs. - 7:30pm-12am - Lambermont Estate - 950 E Grayson St. • April 20 - Fiesta Masquerade Party - Expressly designed to get people into the overall fever of the San Antonio Fiesta season. 8pm-1am Doubletree Hotel - 37 NE Loop 410

• April 20-21 - Fiesta Pops Captures the flavor of Fiesta with a wide variety of music and guest artists. 8pm-10pm - Majestic Theater - 224 E. Houston St. • April 20 -Incognito: Fiesta's Masked Ball - Attend the electrifying Incognito, a Fiesta event for the adventurous! 8pm-12am - Villita Assembly Building - 401 Villita St. • April 21 - Best Little Hoedown in Texas - A Country Western-themed event to add another dimension to an already great Fiesta array of events. 6:30pm-11pm - Freeman Coliseum 3201 E Houston St. • April 21 - Dance Kaleidescope An exciting showcase of classical and contemporary dance. 7:30pm-9:30pm - Carver Community Cultural Center 226 N. Hackberry • April 23 - Cutting Edge Fiesta Fashion Show - displays new talent set to the professional standard of a New York-style runway show. 10am1:30pm - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St. • April 24-27 - A Night in Old San Antonio (NIOSA) - More than 240 elaborately decorated food and drink booths and more than a dozen nonstop entertainment stages represent the diverse cultures and customs of the city in 15 heritage-themed areas. 5:30pm-10:30pm - La Villita

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SOCIAL CALENDAR • April 24-27 - Mariachi Festival The traditional trumpeting of mariachis resounds along the River Walk during the 42nd annual Fiesta Mariachi Festival - 7pm-10pm - River Walk River Bend & extension of Paseo del Rio • April 24-26 - Cornyation - This year King Anchovy presides over the festivities surrounding the duchesses, queens, vice empress and empress of the 2012 court’s bows. 8pm-10pm - Charline McCombs Empire Theatre 226 N. St. Mary's St. • April 25-27 - Fiesta Gartenfest - Enjoy German food and beverages as well as entertainment provided by the 50-piece concert band and other performers. 5pm-12am - Beethoven Garten - 422 Pereida St. • April 25 - A Taste of the Northside - More than 50 local restaurants providing food samplings; abundant choices of select beer, fine wine and top-shelf margaritas; multiple stages with great live music. 5:30pm10:30pm - The Club at Sonterra 902 Sonterra Blvd. • April 25 - Coronation of the Queen of The Order of the Alamo - An evening of beauty and fantasy awaits those who attend the Coronation of the Queen of The Order of the Alamo, one of the central features of Fiesta San Antonio. 8pm10pm - Majestic Theatre - 224 E. Houston St.

• April 27 - Fiesta World Class Jazz Concert - Don’t miss the “Jazz of Fiesta.” Enjoy the great sounds of national, regional and local jazz artists at this year’s 50th annual Fiesta World Class Jazz Concert. 1pm-10pm - St Mary's University - One Camino Santa Maria • April 28 - King William Fair & Parade - Entertainment includes live music, dance groups and a small parade. - 9:30am-6pm - King William Historic District • April 28 - Fiesta Pooch Parade - Therapy Animals of San Antonio proudly presents its 14th annual Fiesta Pooch Parade! - 8am-11am - Alamo Heights Swimming Pool - 250 Viesca • April 28 - Fiesta Flambeau Parade - The theme for the 2012 parade is “Saturday Night at the Movies.” The event is the largest illuminated night parade in the nation. - 7:45pm-11pm - Parade Route • April 28 - Fiesta Blues Heritage Series - At the beautiful and historic Sunset Station, the San Antonio Blues Society presents eclectic performances of blues and blues-influenced music. - 12pm-6pm - Sunset Station 1174 E. Commerce St. And of course, all of the SPURS games — GO SPURS!!! (see game schedule on page 54).

And if there’s an upcoming event you want us to share with our readers, feel free to email us at: events@NowMagSA.com


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CONCERT & EVENT CALENDAR

San Antonio Fiesta Date

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Sun 03/11 Danny Schmidt, Carrie Elkin House Concert (New Braunfels) Slaughterhouse White Rabbit Danny Schmidt, Carrie Elkin House Concert (New Braunfels) Gardens & Villa, Chairlift The Korova Love Inks, Races Hot Club Of Cowtown Gruene Hall (New Braunfels) Slaughterhouse White Rabbit Mon 03/12 Best Coast The Korova Divided By Friday White Rabbit Tue 03/13 A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Mansions The Ten Eleven Young Statues, The Men Andrew W.K., Math The Band White Rabbit Crystal Antlers, Sleepy Sun The Korova The Velvet Teen, Big Freedia White Arrows, The Curious Mystery Wed 03/14 Good Old War, The Belle Brigade The Korova Family Of The Year Paranoid Social Club The Falls 46 Now


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Thu 03/15 We Came As Romans, Woe, Is Me White Rabbit Emmure, Blessthefall, The Color Morale Fri 03/16 Asking Alexandria, The Amity Affliction White Rabbit Trivium, I See Stars, Motionless In White Corrosion Of Conformity, Torche The Korova Saviours, A Storm Of Light, Zoroaster Guy Forsyth Sam's Burger Joint Music Hall Mary J. Blige Illusions Theatre The Michael Schenker Group - MSG Back Stage Live Robin McAuley Sinbad Majestic Theatre Sat 03/17 Adema Back Stage Live Fake Problems The Korova Havok, Imminent Descent Bond's 007 Bar Orgy, One-Eyed Doll, Minister Fiend Back Stage Live Bozo Porno Circus Ray Price Majestic Theatre Sun 03/18 The Beautiful View The Mix "The Big Spill," Kevin Devine The Korova The Front Bottoms, The Spinto Band Comeback Kid, Set Your Goals, Fireworks White Rabbit Close Your Eyes, Such Gold, Cartel The Mixtapes, Living With Lions Tue 03/20 Sleeping With Sirens, Abandon All Ships White Rabbit Secrets, Abandon All Ships Conditions Wed 03/21 G - Eazy, Mod Sun White Rabbit - Main Stage Thu 03/22 Attaloss Tonic Fri 03/23 John Mark McMillan First Assembly Of God Sat 03/24 Colin Hay Sam's Burger Joint Music Hall John Mark McMillan First Assembly Of God "Winter Jam" AT&T Center Skillet, NewSong, Sanctus Real Peter Furler, Kari Jobe, Building 429 Group 1 Crew, Dara Maclean, Nick Hall For King And Country, We As Human Brock Gill Sun 03/25 Doobie Brothers Majestic Theatre Mike Zito Gruene Hall (New Braunfels)


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Mon 03/26 As They Sleep, Nightshade, Pathology Back Stage Live Ghosts Along The Brazos Sam's Burger Joint Music Hall Onslaught, Mpire Of Evil The Korova Wed 03/28 Miss May I, Whitechapel, Structures White Rabbit - Main Stage After The Burial, The Plot In You Sat 03/31 Bob Schneider, Joe Pug Gruene Hall (New Braunfels) Wed 04/04 The Bastard Suns Jack's Patio Bar & Grill "The Glamour Kills Tour" White Rabbit Tech N9ne, Machine Gun Kelly, Prozak Back Stage Live Krizz Kaliko, Mayday!, Stevie Stone Fri 04/06 All Shall Perish, The Contortionist White Rabbit Carnifex, Conducting From The Grave Fleshgod Apocalypse Ray Wylie Hubbard Gruene Hall (New Braunfels) Sat 04/07 Crowbar, Prong, Witchburn Green Room Micky & The Motorcars, Gruene Hall (New Braunfels) White Ghost Shivers Sun 04/08 Bret Graham, Texas Twist Gruene Hall (New Braunfels) Mon 04/09 Jason Allen, Marcus Eldrige Band Gruene Hall (New Braunfels) Tue 04/10 The Menzingers, Cheap Girls The Ten Eleven The Sidekicks Wed 04/11 The Georges Gruene Hall (New Braunfels) Lori McKenna, Mark Erelli Sam's Burger Joint Music Hall Two Tons Of Steel County Line Restaurant Fri 04/13 Band Of Heathens Gruene Hall (New Braunfels) Billy Currington Cowboys Dancehall Gwar, Kylesa, Ghoul, Legacy Of Disorder Back Stage Live Sat 04/14 Doug Moreland Gruene Hall (New Braunfels) Lucy Kaplansky Lion's Field Adult Center Pat Travers Sam's Burger Joint Music Hall Zack Walther Band Gruene Hall (New Braunfels) Sun 04/15 Carol Burnett Majestic Theatre Colt Ford Whitewater Amphitheatre (NB) The Rankin Twins Billy's Icehouse (New Braunfels) Ruby Jane Gruene Hall (New Braunfels) Sabaton Back Stage Live South Austin Moonlighters Gruene Hall (New Braunfels) Mon 04/16 Jason Eady, Kelley Mickwee Gruene Hall (New Braunfels) 48 Now


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COMEDY / THEATER LISTINGS

COMEDY CLUBS Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 618 Northwest Loop 410 210.541.8805

Harlequin Dinner Theater 2652 Harney Rd 210.222.9694

Rivercenter Comedy Club 849 East Commerce St 210.229.1420 www.rivercentercomedyclub.com

210.734.4646

THEATERS Arneson River Theatre 418 Villita St Attic Rep 1 Trinity Place www.atticrep.org

Jump-Start Performance Co 108 Blue Star 210.227-5867 www.jump-start.org

210.207.8610

Lila Cockrell Theatre 200 East Market St

210.999.8524

Majestic & Empire Theatre 226 North Saint Mary's St 210.226.5700 www.majesticempire.com

Alamo IMAX Theatre Rivercenter 849 East Commerce St 210.247.4629 www.imax-sa.com Alamo IMAX Drafthouse Cinema 1255 S.W. Loop 410 210.677.8500 www.drafthouse.com Aztec Theatre 201 E Commerce St # 300 210.212.7638 www.aztecontheriver.com Cameo Center 1123 East Commerce St www.cameocenter.com

The Josephine Theater 339 W Josephine St www.josephinetheatre.org

210.472.2636

Carver Community Cultural Center Theatre 215 North Hackberry 210.207.8700 www.sanantonio.gov Elizabeth Huth Coates Theatre 4301 Broadway St 210.829.3800 www.uiw.edu

Mc Allister Theatre 1300 San Pedro Ave

210.207.8500

210.486.0497

San Pedro Playhouse Scene 800 West Ashby Place 210.735.8324 San Pedro Park 800 West Ashby Place 210.733.7258 www.sanpedroplayhouse.com Sunken Garden Theatre 3875 North St Mary's 210.207.3050 www.sanantonio.gov Trinity University Laurie Auditorium 715 Stadium Dr 210.999.8117 www.trinity.edu Woodlawn Theatre 1920 Fredericksburg Rd 210.738.1117 www.woodlawntheatre.com

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Fri 2 vs Bobcats Sun 4 vs Nuggets Wed 7 vs Knicks Fri 9 vs L.A. Clippers Mon 12 vs Wizards Wed 14 vs Magic Fri 16 @ Oklahoma Sat 17 @ Dallas Wed 21 vs Timberwolves Fri 23 vs Mavericks Sat 24 @ New Orleans Sun 25 vs 76ers Tue 27 @ Phoenix Wed 28 @ Sacramento Sat 31 vs Pacers April Tue 3 @ Cleveland Wed 4 @ Boston Fri 6 vs Hornets Sun 8 vs Jazz Mon 9 @ Utah Wed 11 vs L.A. Lakers Thu 12 vs Grizzlies Sat 14 vs Suns Mon 16 @ Golden State Tue 17 @ L.A. Lakers Wed 18 @ Sacramento Fri 20 vs L.A. Lakers Sun 22 vs Cavaliers Mon 23 vs Trail Blazers Wed 25 @ Phoenix Thu 26 @ Golden State

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Date Time Opponent 03/03/12 7:00 PM Houston Aeros 03/09/12 7:30 PM @ Texas Stars 03/10/12 7:00 PM @ Texas Stars 03/11/12 4:00 PM Lake Erie Monsters 03/16/12 7:00 PM Abbotsford Heat 03/17/12 7:00 PM Rockford IceHogs 03/20/12 7:00 PM Grand Rapids Griffins 03/22/12 7:00 PM Grand Rapids Griffins 03/24/12 9:00 PM @ Abbotsford Heat 03/25/12 3:00 PM @ Abbotsford Heat 03/28/12 7:00 PM Hamilton Bulldogs 03/31/12 7:05 PM @ Rockford IceHogs 04/01/12 5:00 PM @ Peoria Rivermen 04/04/12 7:00 PM Chicago Wolves 04/07/12 7:00 PM Milwaukee Admirals 04/10/12 7:00 PM Milwaukee Admirals 04/13/12 7:00 PM Texas Stars 04/14/12 7:35 PM @ Houston Aeros 04/15/12 3:30 PM Oklahoma City Barons

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Opponent Time Utah Blaze 3:00 PM Spokane Shock 7:00 PM Orlando Predators 6:30 PM @San Jose SaberCats 9:30 PM New Orleans VooDoo 7:00 PM @Arizona Rattlers 5:00 PM Chicago Rush 2:30 PM


CLUB REVIEW

IVORY lounge The landscape of nightlife in San Antonio shifts with the Opening of the ultra-exclusive IVORY Lounge. A sophisticated place to mingle that combines the luxurious ambiance of New York with the energetic vibe of Vegas, IVORY offers a unique social setting unlike anything else in San Antonio. Adding to its aura of exclusivity, the IVORY Lounge is having Jazz on Tuesdays — hosted by David Munoz of Q101.9 beginning at 5:30pm with great drink specials, door prizes, and a complimentary buffet. Playing dance, house, trance, dubstep and top 40 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

IVORY was conceived by owners Harvey and Lindsey Shiran, to be a modern upscale lounge that draws its inspiration from some of the top venues around the world, while still maintaining a distinctly San Antonio pulse. The vision — “Evening Luxury Defined” — positions IVORY in an exclusive niche among San Antonio night spots. Catering to a young, professional clientele, IVORY offers ample free parking as well as convenient valet service, a VIP Bottle Service manager and other upscale amenities. IVORY’s signature design elements include ivory white walls, ornate

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chandeliers, contemporary chrome and white bar stools, polished concrete floors and imported white leather furniture custom designed for the venue. IVORY also has a one of a kind floating DJ booth with a state of the art sound system and intelligent lighting — complete with GoGo dancers. IVORY lounge is located at 5152 Fredericksburg Rd., Suite 150. Because space is limited, patrons are advised to call ahead (210-340-4879) to reserve a table or for bottle service. Always twenty-one and up and a dress code strictly enforced. Visit www.ivoryloungesa.com for more info. ­—G.B. Martin


NIGHTLIFE LISTINGS

Bars, Clubs, Lounges & Venues 20nine Wine Bar This is a place for serious wine drinkers to sit back and enjoy a "Road Trip" of three 2oz. pours of carefully selected wine, served with tasting notes. 255 E. Basse Rd 210.798.9463 3 Bar 7460 Callaghan ste#333 210.598.0941 Acapulco Sam's 212 College St 210.220.1972 Alamo Drafthouse Cinema 1255 S.W. Loop 410 210.677.8500 Amore Cafe & Lounge 4553 N Loop W 1604 Ste 1113 210.998.3421 Alibi's 1141 East Commerce St 210.225.5552 Aquifer 19178 Blanco Road #201 210.455.0048 テ》omar Bar at テ…enar A late.night lounge and international dance club located in the Mexican food restaurant テ…enar.... 146 E. Houston St. 210.222.2362 Backstage Live / Lounge 1305 East Houston St 210.224.2747 Bar America 723 South Alamo 210.223.1285 Bar Rojo 600 E. Market St 210 224 1234 Blue Star Brewing Company San Antonio's premier micro brewery and full.scale brewpub, Blue Star specializes in hand.crafted beer such as a stout, pale ale and the King William Ale. 1414 S. Alamo, Ste. 105 210.212.5506 Bombay Bicycle Club 3506 N Saint Marys St. 210.737.2411 The Bonham Exchange 411 Bonham 210271.3811

Broadway 50 50 Located in Alamo Heights, the Broadway 50 50 has a retro dテゥcor theme and offers live music, games... 5050 Broadway 210.826.0069 Broadway Bar 8800 Broadway St. 210.822.5552 The Bubble Room 1846 N Loop 1604 210.479.9463 Ceilito Lindo 19141 Stone Oak Pkwy # 108 210.545.6965 Ciao Vino 218 E. Olmos 210.828.3141 Club Cohiba Located at the Havana River Walk Inn 1015 Navarro 210.222.2008 Club Korova 107 E. Martin St. 210.707.4521 Club Rio Designed by widely known firms from Mexico, Club Rio brings the elements of elegance and luxury to a new level. 13307-A San Pedro 210.403.2582 Copa Wine Bar 19141 Stone Oak Pky 210.495.2672 The Cove 606 W. Cypress 210 .227.2683 Cowboys Dancehall 3030 NE Loop 410 210.646.9378 Coyote Ugly 409 E. Commerce 210.465.8459 Dave & Buster's of San Antonio 440 Crossroads Blvd. 210.515.1515 Dick's Last Resort 406 Navarro 210.224.0026 Dolce Ultra Lounge 18322 Sonterra Place 210.798.5680

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Drink Wine & Cocktail Bar With 150 wines and 85 signature cocktails, Drink lives up to it's name. Also try the tapas, cheese boards and warm chocolate molten cakes.... 200 Navarro 210.224.1031 Duo Lounge 523 Med Court 210.592.1729 Durty Nelly's Irish Pub 200 S. Alamo 210.222.1400 Endless Music 19314 Highway 281 210.404.9282 The Esquire Tavern 155 E Commerce 210.222.2521 The Evil Olive 2950 Thousand Oaks Dr 210.495.0970 Flying Saucer Beer Emporium 11255 Huebner Rd 210.647.PINT Freetail Brewing Co. 4035 N Loop 1604 W 210.395.4974 Grand Agave 18326 Tuscany Stone 210.402.0045 The Green Lantern 20626 Stone Oak Parkway 210.497.3722 The Grotto 19160 Stone Oak Parkway Gruene Hall Built in 1878, Gruene Hall is the oldest continually running dance hall in Texas, and the Central Texas birthplace to many great songwriters & musicians. 1281 Gruene Rd., Gruene 830.606.1281 The Hangar 8203 Broadway St 210.818.7699 ‎ Hard Rock Café San Antonio 111 W. Crockett 210.224.7625 High Velocity Sports Bar - JW Marriott 23808 Resort Parkway 210.276.2500 Howl at the Moon 111 W. Crockett St., Suite 201 210.212.4770 Ivory Lounge 5152 Fredericksburg Rd 210.340.4879 ‎ Ivy Rooftop San Antonio's FIRST Rooftop bar and lounge.... Lockhill-Selma and 1604 210.393.0511

Jack's Patio Bar and Grill 2950 Thousand Oaks Dr. 210.494.2309 Jean Wine Bar & Lounge 1401 N. Loop 1604 W 210.493.5326 Joe's Blue Cocktail 1421 S. Alamo, 210.212.5421 Joe's Volcano 6844 Ingram Rd. 210.680.7225 Joey's 2417 N. St. Mary's 210.733.9573 Kennedy's Public House 19179 Blanco Rd 210.764.1333 Klusoz Martini Bar 19314 US Highway 281 N 210.481.6550 Kremlin San Antonio's Most Upscale Nightlife Scene on the Riverwalk. With a dance floor that inspires ultimate energy and sensuality, Kremlin is your upscale destination in Downtown S A. 212 College St. 210.220-1972 The Landing 123 Losoya, 210.223.7266 La Tuna Icehouse and Grill 100 Probandt St. 210.212.5727 Leapin' Lizard Pub 302 E Commerce St 210.271.9494 Liberty Bar 1111 S Alamo St 210.227.1187 Limelight 2718 N. Saint Mary's St. 210.735.7775 The Lion and the Rose British Pub 5148 Broadway 210.822.7673 Luna Luna is a sit.down night club that offers live jazz, blues, Latin, soul, and R&B. 6740 San Pedro Ave. 210.804.2433 Mad Dogs 123 Losoya Street #19 210.222.0220 Maroc Bar 13307 San Pedro Ave. 210.772.2083 Martini Club 8507 McCullough 210.344.4747

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NIGHTLIFE LISTINGS Martini Ranch 4904 West Ave. 210.341.1717 Max's Wine Dive Gourmet comfort food, wines from around the world, Sunday brunch, late.night "reverse" happy. hour, and more. 340 East Basse Rd. 210.444.9547 The Menger Bar 204 Alamo Plaza 210.223.4361 Metro 229 East Houston St 210.324.2930 The Mix Known for having an eclectic crowd, The Mix showcases free live local music nightly plus over 50 beers and a full liquor bar.... 2423 N. St. Mary's St. 210.735.1313 Naked Iguana 421 E. Commerce 210.224.4449 Nueve Lounge 23535 I.10 West 210.698.8922 Ocho at Hotel Havana 1015 Navarro Street 210.222.2008 Pat O'Brien's 121 Alamo Plaza 210.212.3957 Rebar 8134 Broadway 210.320.4091 Rehab Ultra Lounge Best in top 40's/dance/old school/new school and all that! 7460 Callaghan Rd Ste 202 210.998.2901 Retox Bar 1031 Patricia #100 210.775.2886 Revolution Room 8123 Broadway 210.320.4567 Rosario's Mexican Café y Cantina 910 S. Alamo 210.223.1806 Sam's Burger Joint Draws an eclectic crowd because of its flexibility in entertainment hosting live music acts of all genres. 330 E. Grayson St 210.223.2830 San Antonio Cafe & Concerts 1150 S. Alamo 210.271.7791

Sherlock's Baker St. Pub 16620 US 281 N. Suite 1 210.572.9307 Sky Dome Nightclub The Sky Dome Nightclub, located on the beautiful River Walk in historic Downtown San Antonio above Tabu Lounge. 245 E. Commerce St, 210.222.4700 SoHo Wine & Martini Bar 214 W Crockett St 210.444.1000 Sparky's Pub 1416 N Main Ave 210.320.5111 Stone Werks Café & Bar 7300 Jones Maltsberger Rd. 210.828.3508 Swig Martini Bar 111 W. Crockett St. 210.476.0005 Tabu Lounge 254 E. Commerce 210.222.4700 The Pointe Martini Lounge 19178 Blanco Rd., Suite 201 210.494.0910 V Bar at Hotel Valencia An ultra-modern look and feel with a lustrous black bar, leather stools and gorgeous views of the River Walk.... 150 E. Houston St. 210.227.9700 Vela Wine Bar 5800 Broadway Suite 206 210.822.7120 White Rabbit 2410 N St Mary's St 210.737.2221 ‎ Zen Bar Ultra Lounge 221 E. Houston St. 210.271.7472 Zinc Bistro and Wine Bar Zinc boasts an extensive menu offering fine import cigars, vintage ports, specialty cocktails and caringly prepared wine.friendly cuisine.... 207 N. Presa 210.224.2900 Ziquid A chic cocktail lounge located in Stone Oak Plaza. Featuring live music, premium cocktails, late-night sushi and karaoke 7 days a week. 18730 Stone Oak Pkwy, 210. 495.1234

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LIVING


SPIRIT REVIEW

Rebecca Creek Distillery

Rebecca Creek Single Malt Whiskey debuting next year. Both products have price and taste proi les that are designed to appeal to the Texas market. An exciting new development for the Texas beverage industry, Rebecca Creek Distillery, LLC, a privately held “Spirited Texas Distillery” in the Texas Hill Country, is the brainchild of two San Antonio entrepreneurs. Steve Ison, cofounder of Rebecca Creek Distillery and CEO of David Ison and Sons Insurance, a commercial insurance company, says the distillery’s plans have grown from the drawing board to realization in less than two years. He and his partner Mike Cameron, who also works for David Ison and Sons, came up with the concept for the new business. The duo has assembled a board of directors with a diverse background in accounting, sales, marketing and alcohol distribution.

“We were brainstorming about ideas and decided there was a significant growth opportunity for Texas spirits,” says Ison. “We became intrigued by the distillery idea and

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started to work on our business plan, which of course included visiting distilleries and lots of tasting homework.” The Rebecca Creek facility will allow visitors to do a little sampling of their own with weekend tastings and tours of the distillery. The first distillery to be built in South Texas will opened to the public this past summer (2011). Ison estimates the new company will sell about 10,000 cases during its first year of operation.

Texas Bluebonnet

1.5 oz Enchanted Rock Vodka .5 oz Paula’s Texas Citrus Liqueur .5 oz Crème De Violette 1 oz Lemonade Squeeze of Lemon Garnish: Lemon Wheel Shake Over Ice – Strain Into Martini Glass.

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ARTS AND EATS AT THE BLUESTAR GALLERY

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I s I t T he F uture The use of electronic cigarettes have recently grabbed the attention of countless tobacco users worldwide. Are they really a healthier and cheaper alternative to traditional cigarettes? Creators and product users now say you can enjoy a cheaper, healthier cigarette without the bad smells, second-hand smoke or cancer causing chemicals. With these huge claims, we decided to investigate the electronic cigarette for our readers. A few of the benefits claimed from using the electronic cigarette: • No tar, tobacco, carbon monoxide or ash. • Get the same amount of nicotine as a regular cigarette. (less or more if desired) • Each cartridge refill costs less than $2 and is equivalent to approximately 2 packs of cigarettes. • You can save thousands each year. • You won’t “smell” like a smoker any longer. • Your car will not smell like smoke. • Hundreds of flavors are available. • No more detrimental second-hand smoke.

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We first researched exactly what expert medical doctors and product users had to say about electronic cigarettes, and the results were surprising. In fact, the United Health Organization concluded that “In the short time that electronic cigarettes have become popular, the number of people who have been able to quit smoking and stay cigarette free have risen by an estimated 300%. No other methodology has proven so successful in such a short period of time.” World renown doctor, Dr. Panariello even suggested that while utilizing the electronic cigarette, there is virtually no risk of getting cancer. These conclusions come from studies which show that nicotine is about as equally harmful to your health as caffeine. These studies also show that the real harm in traditional cigarettes comes from the tobacco smoke and the hundreds of additional added chemicals. Four very well known doctors, from the popular TV show “The Doctors,” have also studied the electronic cigarette and was featured as one of their top 10 key health trends for 2011.

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“The greatest issue with cigarettes is the 500+ other ingredients added, not just the nicotine. Do we recommend this for non-smokers? Of course not, but for current smokers this is the most revolutionary device to date” - Dr. Travis Stork from “The Doctors.”

two days later. “I recommend this product to anyone who plans on quitting. Unlike gum or patches you actually feel like you’re still smoking, which makes the transition so much easier… I feel like the chains of my addiction have finally been broken for good.” – Sarah We feel that as more and more Americans are made aware of this new technology, that more and more smokers will make the switch. Our interviews and research have found that the electronic cigarette will quickly become the #1 choice for smokers looking to lead a healthier lifestyle. With the high cost of smoking traditional cigarettes, and with the danger cigarettes bring to your health, we give our recommendation and “thumbs up” to anyone looking to give these devices a try. While conducting this research, Vapor Tribe,™ the most reputable electronic cigarette company, has agreed to offer our readers a limited time Electronic Cigarette Free* E-Liquid (1 month supply). While supplies last, you only pay for shipping and handling costs with promo code “NOW” to see if this new breakthrough will help improve your life. As pictured below, you will receive your Vapor Tribe™ Kit, along with a 1 month supply of E-Liquid. We thank Vapor Tribe™ for providing a Special Discount and a chance for thousands of smokers to make the switch. We encourage readers who currently smoke to give E-Cigarettes a try for their health and for the health of their friends and family. Make sure to order before 4/30/2012 to be guaranteed your Free 1 month supply of e-liquid.

We also learned that the electronic cigarette is not encompassed by smoking bans and regulations. With the lack of second-hand smoke, smokers are excited to find that restaurants, bars and even many air planes allow them to smoke e-cigarettes indoors. Many electronic cigarette users have also received special permission from their employers to smoke e-cigarettes in the work place. In the United States alone, over 700,000 smokers have already switched to electronic cigarettes. We interviewed Sara Silk , one of the many whose life has dramatically changed thanks to the electronic cigarette. She informed us that she smoked almost two packs a day for 16 years, and she thought that she would never quit. To her surprise though, when she tried electronic cigarettes she was able to quit smoking regular cigarettes Now 69


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49th WESTERN HERITAGE ART SHOW AT THE PEARL BREWERY

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Perry's "Signature" Pork Chop

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RESTAURANT REVIEW

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille Pork Chops anyone? If you like them, you will think you’ve died and gone to heaven when you taste these incredible chops served sizzling, table side at the new Perry’s Steakhouse at La Cantera. In fact, you may think you’ve died and gone to heaven just from taking a peak at this truly Gargantuan sight. Accompanied with a small but delicious and sufficient serving of homemade apple sauce, (which is to be used at your leisure but preferably with the loin portion of the chop). Executive Chef Sisto Perez explains this dish in detail as he carves it for me and Editor Gregory Martin. Unless you grew up in a butcher shop, forget everything

you think you’ve ever learned or known about pork chops before. This one is a meal in itself. It is tall and it is impressive both in size and flavor. Comprised of four separate parts, there is the Eye, the Rib and the Loin, and the “Eyelash.” Have you ever heard of the “Eyelash”? The word itself, associated with food may not sound so appealing at first but let me tell you; taking a bite of the Eye and the Eyelash together is simply divine. Topped with a touch of garlic blue cheese butter, the presentation is flawless and the overall tenderness and flavors are incredible. The meat is band-saw cut on premises and placed immediately in a “Vault Smoker” 72 Now


for hours on end. Per the Chef’s sugges- marbling and perfectly cooked (very hot tion, we dutifully followed the prescribed and seared quickly), to lock in all the natuorder of eating, starting with the Eye and ral juices. It is served with three delectable Eyelash (ingested mostly sans-applesauce sauces. A creamy Béarnaise (my favorite). for me); followed by the delectable ribs A savory Peppercorn (my favorite) and and finally the loin which understandably a Chocolate Merlot Sauce (definitely my was not as juicy as the other parts. Next favorite, especially with an added touch of time though, I think I might eat the Loin truffle olive oil). Asparagus rule the menu first and finish with the Eye. and they can be ordered “breaded/fried) So impressed was I with the Pork as an option. Although this dish is made Chop that I jumped ahead and failed for two, GM Jeremiah Garcia explains that to mention another signature dish: The to his knowledge, Perry’s (since 1979) is fried asparagus appetizer. Here we have the only steakhouse that offer the option a copious serving of fresh asparagus, of a complete Chateaubriand entrée for lightly breaded and served with clarified just one person, by request. Perry’s private melted butter (for an added nutty flavor); label paired well with this dish. A blend with herbes de Provence topped with crab meat. Chateaubriand We tasted this dish with the Private Label “Perry’s Chardonnay” which was clean, crisp, refreshing with a good presence of min‑erality. Corporate Sommelier Susi Zivanovic explained that this wine is aged for two month on the lees in small French oak barrels, to add texture on the mid-palate. Citrus, pear, green apple and fresh cut green of four of the five traditional Bordeaux grass were all present on the finish and it grapes (Cabernet Sauvignon for structure, was a pleasant partner for the entry dish. the soft tannins of Cabernet Franc, the After the gigantic chops, along came roundness and elegant Merlot touch and the Chateaubriand. Just like the chop, the Petit Verdot for added color, character Chateaubriand is prepared table-side and and fun); this wine was uncomplicated sizzling. The center-cut filet mignon is a and unpretentious and its pleasant finish choice cut of meat with desirable high- lingers in my memory. Now 73


RESTAURANT REVIEW Are we done yet? Not even. Next arrived the “Symphony Kabob.” Presented on a custom made “hanging skewer”, this surf-and-turf assemblage of Jumbo Shrimp, Lobster and Filet Mignon looks as if it is floating in the air. Very well prepared and a great choice for the person wanting to try a variety of flavors. Finally (and almost thankfully) Dessert! We tried not one, but two and both of them were scrumptuous. The “Nutty D’Angelo” was over the top - and truly “nutty” in a good way. It is 8 oz of Hââgen-Dâsz vanilla ice cream, covered with white Belgian chocolate, roasted almonds and a caramel pecan sauce atop a dark chocolate Ganache drizzle; served flambé, table side. Not to be outdone, the “Mousse Candy Bar” is truly decadent (as if the other items were not). It is a mansize Peanut butter and Chocolate Mousse

Executive Chef Sisto Perez

Nutty D’Angelo

candy bar, as its name indicates, covered with homemade cool whip and sprinkled with Kosher salt, the whole of it mounted on top of a peanut sugar wafer. The Wine Guy’s Perfect Date Suggestions: Cocktails: - Take your pick and take a peak! Perry’s offers a full bar and it is beautiful to look at, so make sure to check it out. Appetizers: - Fried Asparagus with crab meat. Entrées: - Pork Chops - Chateaubriand Dessert: - Chocolate Mousse Candy Bar Wine: - Perry’s Private label Meritage Perry’s Steakhouse Global score: 9.1 - Mood, Atmosphere: 9 - Service: 9 - Presentation: 9.5 - Serving portions: 10 - Taste and texture: 10 - Wine list: 7 —Olivier Bourgoin 74 Now


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EVA LONGORIA'S CELEBRITY CASINO NIGHT

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FEATURED RESTAURANTS Fleming's Join us for dinner or a drink after work. Our menu features the finest aged prime beef and market-fresh seafood. Our award-winning selection of 100 wines by the glass will delight wine enthusiasts. 255 East Basse Rd

www.flemingssteakhouse.com

210.824.9463

Mad Dogs Offering Mesquite-grilled Prime Aged Center Cuts of Midwestern Corn Fed Beef, as well as an array of freshly prepared seafood and flaming table-side desserts. An award-winning wine list round out an extraordinary dining experience. Executive Chef/Owner Mark Bohanan brings the storied Texas steak experience to the highest level. 219 East Houston St #275

www.bohanans.com

210.472.2600

Pacific Moon Bar and Grill Enjoy Chef Han’s menu of American Asian Fusion, from Mongolian Burgers to Samurai Rice Bowls. A great atmosphere, friendly staff and fresh food (everything is market fresh). Regular patrons are very much a part of the family and they are always seeking new family members. See you at the moon! 15140 San Pedro Avenue (Brookhollow Shopping Center)

210.402.3411

Sushi Express A brand new place off Stone Parkway & Hardy Oak, probably one of the more authentic and easily one of the most flavorful and hospitable places in the area. Everything tastes fresh and is made with care and pride, which is hard to come on this side of town. The chef is usually more than happy to make it for you. 19903 Stone Oak Pkwy

www.themantelokc.com

Texas de Brazil Start with a massive salad bar and then let the meat fest begin. Every diner has a small coaster-sized disk. When it's green, the waiters — dressed as gauchos from the Pampas — come by the tables offering various cuts of meats. They keep coming until the diner flips the disk to show red. 313 East Houston St

www.texasdebrazil.com

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210.299.1600

210.499.0840


RESTAURANTS LISTINGS AMERICAN Antler's Lodge 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr

210.520.4001

Apple Annie's Restaurant 2177 NW Military Hwy, 210.491.0226 Barron's Restaurant 205 E Houston St

210.227.3241

Biga on the Banks An AsianSouthwest fusion of eclectic dishes sure to please the palate. 203 S. St. Mary's, #100 210.225.0722 Blue Star Brewing Company 1414 S. Alamo, Ste. 105 210.212.5506 Boardwalk Bistro 4011 Broadway St

210.824.0100

Broadway 50 50 5050 Broadway 9837 IH-10 West

210.826.0069 210.691.5050

Cadillac Bar & Restaurant 212 S. Flores 210.223.5533 Candlelight Coffeehouse & Wine Bar 3011 N. St. Mary's 210.738.0099 Candy's Burgers 115 S. Flores

210.222.9659

Cappy's Restaurant A casual, upscale, seafood and steak restaurant offering innovative American and Regional Cuisine. 5011 Broadway 210.828.9669 Cappyccino's 5003 Broadway Ave

210.828.6860

Chart House at the Tower Enjoy our award-winning menu as you marvel at the most breathtaking view of the city below. Or, relax with a cocktail in the sophisticated setting of Bar 601. 601 Tower of the Americas Way 210.223.3101

Checkers Diner 13835 Nacogdoches,

210.651.1990

Cheesecake Factory 7400 San Pedro Ave

210.798.2222

Cheesy Janes 4200 Broadway

210.826.0800

Chester's Hamburgers 1006 NE Loop 410

210.409.5400

Chris Madrid's 1900 Blanco

210.735.3552

Citrus Restaurant Dine on distinctive American and Spanishinfluenced cuisine in Hotel Valencia's Citrus Restaurant while overlooking the scenic River Walk. 150 E. Houston 210.230.8412 Colonial Room & Garden Featuring cuisine recognized as among the best in Texas, in the historic Menger. 204 Alamo Plaza 210.223.4361 Cove, The 606 W. Cypress

210.227.2683

Dave & Buster's 440 Crossroads Blvd

210.515.1515

Dick's Last Resort 406 Navarro

210.224.0026

Fatso's Sports Garden 1704 Bandera

210.432.0121

Flying Saucer 11255 Huebner

210.647.PINT

Freetail Brewing Co. 4035 N Loop 1604 W

210.395.4974

Fuddrucker's 115 Alamo Plaza #84

210.223.9944

Good Time Charlie's 2922 Broadway

210.828.5392

Gourmet Burger Grill 11224 Huebner Road

210.558.9200

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Grill at Leon Springs 24116 IH 10 West

210.698.8797

Gruene River Grill 1259 Gruene Rd

830.624.2300

Guenther House, The 205 E. Guenther

210.227.1061

Jean Wine Bar & Lounge 1401 N. Loop 1604 W 210.493.5326 Josephine Street Café 400 E. Josephine St.

210.224.6169

Landing, The 123 Losoya

210.223.7266

La Tuna Icehouse and Grill 100 Probandt St. 210.212.5727 Liberty Bar 1111 S Alamo St.

210.227.1187

Lulu's Bakery & Café 918 N. Main

210.222.9422

Madhatters Tea House & Café 320 Beauregard 210.212.4832 Max's Wine Dive Gourmet comfort food, wines from around the world — Sunday brunch. 340 East Basse Rd. 210.444.9547 Monterey, The 1127 S. St. Mary's

210.745.2581

Panera Bread Bakery and Cafe 999 E. Basse Rd. 210.822.7000 Pat O'Brien's Restaurant and Bar Sit on the patio and enjoy the world famous New Orleans Hurricanes & cajun food. 121 Alamo Plaza 210.212.3957

San Antonio Cafe & Concerts 1150 S. Alamo 210.271.7791 Silo Elevated Cuisine Everything about this eatery is artful, from the canvas-bedecked walls to the dishes plated with an eye for detail. 1133 Austin Hwy 210.824.8686 434 N. Loop 1604 W 210.483.8989 Tip Top Cafe 2814 Fredericksburg Rd

210.732.0191

ASIAN~JAPANESE Ding How Chinese Restaurant 4531 N.W. Loop 410 210.340.7944 Fire Bowl Café 255 E. Basse Rd

210.829.0887

Formosa Garden Offering delicious Chinese food in a great atmosphere. 1011 NE Loop 410 210.828.9988 Godai Sushi Bar & Japanese Restaurant 11203 West Ave 210.348.6781 Hung Fong Chinese Restaurant 3624 Broadway 210.822.9211 Kona Grill 15900 La Cantera Pkwy

210.877.5355

Mon Thai Bistro 4901 Broadway St

210.822.3253

Pacific Moon Bar & Grill 15140 San Pedro 210.402.3411 P. F. Chang's China Bistro 255 E. Basse #1200 210.507.1000

Quarry Back Nine Grill 444 E. Basse

210.824.4500

Roaring Fork 1806 NW Loop 1604

210.479.9700

Sushi Zushi 203 S. St. Mary's 18720 Stone Oak Pkwy 9867 W I-10 999 East Basse Rd

Sam's Burger Joint 330 E. Grayson St

210.223.2830

Sushihana Japanese Restaurant 1810 NW Military Hwy 210.340.7808

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RESTAURANTS LISTINGS

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Thai Chili 4303 Thousand Oaks Dr. 210.656.8589

20nine Restaurant and Wine Bar 255 E. Basse Rd, Suite 940 210.798.9463

Thai Dee Restaurant 5307 Blanco

Achiote River Cafe 600 E. Market St

210.342.3622

Tokyo Steak House 9405 San Pedro

210.341.4461

Tong's Thai Restaurant 1146 Austin Hwy

210.829.7345

Van's Restaurant 3214 Broadway

210.828.8449

Viet Nam Restaurant 3244 Broadway St

210.822.7461

BAR-B-QUE Augie's Barbed Wire Smokehouse 3709 N St Mary's 210.735.0088 Barbecue Station 1610 N.E. Loop 410

210.824.9191

County Line Smokehouse & Grill 111 W. Crockett, Ste. 104 210.229.1941 Grady's BBQ & More 4115 Fredericksburg

210.734.3332

Meat Market Barbecue 100 N. Main

210.271.3167

Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q Rudy's serves some of the best bar-b-q in South Texas. 24152 IH-10 West 210.698.2141

210.224.1234

Bella . . . On The River The newest independent and locallyowned restaurant on the River Walk featuring Southern European, mostly Mediterranean food. Bella's small and intimate wine bar and dining room is one of the most unique and special on the River Walk. www.bellaontheriver.com 106 Riverwalk 210.404.2355 Biga on the Banks Craving food with a view of the River Walk? Named one of "America's Best Restaurants" by Gourmet magazine. 203 S. St. Mary's, Ste. 100 210.225.0722 Bin 555 Restaurant and Wine Bar Serving up a fun, flexible menu featuring Spanish and Italian inspired "small plate" dining. 555 W. Bitters Rd 210.496.0555 Boudro's - A Texas Bistro 421 E. Commerce St. 210.224.8484 Carmens De La Calle Café 720 E. Mistletoe 210.737.8272

210.333.9548

Fig Tree Restaurant An outdoor, villa-style terrace overlooks the River Walk — offering prime steaks and fresh seafood. 515 Villita 210.224.1976

Tony Roma's Famous for Ribs 849 E. Commerce, #171 210.225.7662

Francesca's At Sunset 16641 La Cantera Pkwy, 210.558.6500

Two Bros. BBQ Market 12656 West Ave

Grey Moss Inn Founded in 1929, the Grey Moss Inn gained fame for its combination of Southern hospitality and fine food. 19010 Scenic Loop Rd, 210.695.8301

The Smokehouse 3306 Roland Ave

210.496.0222

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Houston Street Bistro 204 E. Houston St. 210.476.8600 Las Canarias The AAA four-diamond Las Canarias, located in the Omni La Mansi贸n del Rio hotel, is known for its romantic and relaxing atmosphere. 112 College St. 210.518.1063 Oro Restaurant at the Emily Morgan 705 E. Houston 210.244.0146

210.828.3141

Crumpets Restaurant & Bakery This charming city hideaway is San Antonio's best-kept secret. 3920 Harry Wurzbach 210.821.5454 Frederick's French Fusion Cuisine 7701 Broadway Suite 20 210.828.9050 La Frite Belgian Bistro 728 S. Alamo St. La Madeleine 4820 Broadway

210.692.5262

Mela Indian Bar & Grill 4987 Northwest Loop 410 210.682.1234 Simi's India Cuisine 4535 Fredericksburg

210.737.3166

ITALIAN Aldino at the Vineyard 1203 N Loop 1604 West 210.340.0000

FRENCH Bistro Vatel 218 E. Olmo

INDIAN India Palace 8440 Fredericksburg Rd

Aldo's Ristorante Italiano A dining experience as warm and inviting as an Italian country home. 8539 Fredericksburg 210.696.2536 Brio Tuscan Grille 15900 La Cantera Parkway 210.877.9300 Capparelli's on Main 2524 N. Main Ave,

210.735.5757

210.224.7555

Carino's Italian 3147 S.E. Military Dr

210.333.8495

210.829.7279

Ciao Lavanderia 226 E. Olmos Dr

210.822.3990

Florio's Pizza 7701 Broadway St.

210.805.8646

Franco's 2313 NW Military Hwy

210.341.1111

Il Sogno 200 E. Grayson, #100

210.223.3900

La Focaccia Italian Grill 800 S. Alamo

210.223.5353

Little Italy Restaurant 824 Afterglow

210.349.2060

Luke Riverwalk Featuring authentic Old World cuisine, combining classic German and French cooking techniques served in a warm and inviting space. 125 E. Houston 210.227.LUKE Meson European Dining Beautiful dining rooms and a concert pianist several nights a week. 927 North Loop 1604 East 210.690.5811 Soleil Bistro & Wine Bar Featuring Mediterranean dishes inspired by the cuisines of France, Italy and Spain, offered in a stylish, elegant setting. A thoughtful wine list & selection of beers. 14415 Blanco Rd 210.408.2670

Lorenzo's Italian Restaurant A tradition for over 40 years, offers traditional Italian fare and their own original culinary creations. 8032 Fredericksburg 210.692.9900

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RESTAURANTS LISTINGS

MEXICAN~SPANISH

Luciano Ristorante Italiano 849 E. Commerce 210.223.0500 Maggiano's Little Italy 17603 W IH-10 West

210.451.6000

Michelino's Ristorante Italiano 521 River Walk 210.223.2939 Milano Ristorante 11802 Wurzbach

210.493.3611

Naples Pizza & Restaurant 14602 Huebner Rd 210.479.2670 Paesano Paesanos continues to be a local favorite for over 39 years. (3 locations) 111 W. Crockett, 210.227.2782 3622 Paesanos Pkwy 210.493.1604 555 East Basse 210.828.5191 Piatti Ristorante and Bar 255 E. Basse Rd 210.832.0300 Pizzarita 245 E Commerce

210.293.7482

Romano's Macaroni Grill 11745 IH-10 West 210.691.1360 Rome's Pizza 19298 Stone Oak Parkway 210.490.0700 Spaghetti Warehouse 1226 E. Houston St.

210.299.1114

Tre Trattoria Chef Jason Dady opened the Tuscan inspired Tre Trattoria as a way to provide an authentic version of Italian cuisine. 4003 Broadway 210.805.0333 401 S. Alamo 210.223.0401 Zocca 420 W Market

210.444.6070

Acenar This culinary explosion of flavors was created by restaurateur Lisa Wong and Chef James Sanchez. For a fresh new approach among S A restaurants. 146 E. Houston St 210.222.2362 Alamo Café 14250 Hwy 281 North

210.495.2233

Aldaco's Mexican Cuisine An innovative Margarita menu with zesty food to match. 20079 Stone Oak 210.494.0561 100 Hoefgen 210.222.0561 Azuca Nuevo Latino 713 S. Alamo

210.225.5550

Blanco Cafe 419 N. St. Mary's St.

210.271.3300

Cabo Tropical Grille 7711 Guilbeau Rd

210.680.4040

Cadillac Bar & Restaurant 212 S. Flores 210.223.5533 Café Ole 527 Riverwalk

210.223.2939

Canyon Café 255 E. Basse, Ste. 600

210.821.3738

Casa Rio 430 E. Commerce St.

210.225.6718

Cascabel Mexican Patio 1000 South St Marys St. 210.212.6456 Cha-Cha's 2026 Babcock 5616 Bandera Road

210.615.7000 210.681.2066

Chacho's 7870 Callaghan Rd

210. 366.2023

Cielito Lindo 19141 Stone Oak Pkwy 210.545.6965 Costa Pacifica 434 N Loop 1604 W

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El Jarro de Arturo 13421 San Pedro

210.494.5084

El Mirador & King William Garden House 722 S. St. Mary's 210.225.9444 El Mirasol 13489 Blanco

210.479.8765

La Paloma Riverwalk Offering delicious continental Mexican cuisine located on the scenic Riverwalk. Owned and operated by the Flores family, whose restaurant expertise spans over 50 years. 215 Losoya 210.212.0566

El Sol Bakery and Bistro 728 S Presa 210.227.9888

La Posada del Rey 999 E. Basse Suite 183

Guadalajara Grill 301 S. Alamo Habanero's Grill 13444 West Ave.

Las Palapas Mexican Café 847 N.E. Loop 410 210.826.7359

210.222.1992 210.499.0099

Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar 200 Riverwalk St 210.224.9835 Jacala Mexican Restaurant Jacala has been serving generations of S A's eclectic population and has been voted one of the top ten restaurants in town by the Concierge Association. 606 West Ave 210.732.5222 La Fogata 2427 Vance Jackson

210.340.1337

La Fonda Oak Hills For more than seventy-five years, La Fonda Oak Hills has been a San Antonio tradition. 350 Northhaven 210.342.8981 La Fonda On Main San Antonio's oldest Mexican restaurant, opened in 1932 and is Mexican hacienda dining at its best. 2415 N. Main 210.733.0621 La Gloria 100 East Grayson St

210.267.9040

La Margarita Mexican Restaurant The Cortez Family and the entire staff of La Margarita welcome you to their warm Mexican café that serves up all of your favorite Tex-Mex dishes. 120 Produce Row 210.227.7140

210.828.5666

Los Barrios Restaurant A San Antonio tradition — based on Barrios family recipes. 4223 Blanco 210.732.6017 Los Patios 2015 N. E. Loop 410 210.665.6171 Mi Tierra Café y Panaderia A world-famous landmark - the place hometown regulars and hungry tourists go for authentic Mexican food. 218 Produce Row 210.225.1262 Original Mexican Restaurant 415 E. Commerce 210.224.9951 Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine For margaritas by a cool fountain or a relaxing dinner in hacienda-style dining rooms. 5800 Broadway 210.822.6151 Pappasito's Cantina 10501 IH-10 West

210.691.8974

Picante Grill 3810 Broadway,

210.685.3123

Pico de Gallo Restaurant Festive Market Square location and delicious Tex-Mex menu make it ideal for hosting events. 111 S. Leona 210.225.6060 Poblanos on Main 100 N. Main

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RESTAURANTS LISTINGS Rio Rio Cantina 421 E. Commerce Rita's on the River 245 E. Commerce

STEAK & SEAFOOD

210.226.8462 210.227.7482

Rosario's Mexican Café y Cantina Critics agree - Rosarios is your best bet for Mexican food in S.A.! Award-winning menu features traditional south-of-the-border dishes with a contemporary twist. 910 S. Alamo 210.223.1806 Sazo's Latin Grill 101 Bowie St.

210.554.6180

SoLuna Try award-winning margaritas in either of their luscious landscaped patios and relax to the sounds of cascading waterfalls and tranquil fountains. 7959 Broadway St 210.930.8070 Taco Haven A must for people who want to experience what San Antonio is all about. 1032 S. Presa 210.533.2171 Taco Taco Café 145 E. Hilderbrand Ave. 210.822.9533 Tiago's Cabo Grille (The Rim) 17711 IH 10 West #101 210.881.2700 Tito's 955 S. Alamo

210.212.8226

Tomatillos Café y Cantina From traditional Tex-Mex favorites to innovative Mexican cuisine - all prepared fresh every day. 3210 Broadway 210.824.3005 Zuni Grill 223 Losoya

210.227.0864

Antler's Lodge 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr

210.520.4001

Bohanan's Prime Steaks & Seafood This award-winning steakhouse specializes in mesquite-grilled, aged, prime center cuts of Japanese beef and Aberdeen angus beef, as well as over 35 varieties of succulent seafood. 219 E. Houston St. 210.472.2600 Bourbon St. 2815 N. Loop 1604 E.

210.545.0666

Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse 18318 Sonterra Place 210.564.9400 Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar features USDA prime corn-fed beef, aged to perfection and hand-cut daily on site into generously thick steaks. 255 E. Basse Rd 210.824.9463 Fogo De Chao 849 E. Commerce St.

210.227.1700

Islamorada Fish Co. 17907 IH 10 W

210.253.8700

J. Alexander's 255 E. Basse #1300

210.824.0275

Joe's Crab Shack 212 College #100

210.271.9981

Kirby's Prime Steakhouse 123 North Loop 1604 E 210.404.2221 Landry's Seafood House 517 N. Presa 210.229.1010 Little Red Barn Steakhouse 1836 S. Hackberry 210.532.4235 Little Rhein Steak House Located on the River Walk since 1967 and recognized for its prime USDA steaks, superior wine list and rustic charm. 231 S. Alamo 210.225.2111

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Morton's The Steakhouse 300 E. Crockett St 210.228.0700

Ostra Enjoy exquisite cuisine in a romantic riverfront locale at Mokara Hotel's signature restaurant, recently awarded the AAA four diamond award. 212 W. Crockett St 210.396.5817

Texas de Brazil Our fixed menu and price features a 50-item gourmet salad area, sizzling cuts of beef, lamb, pork, chicken and sausage all seasoned and flame-grilled to perfection, and accompanied by traditional side items and decadent desserts. While dining, watch as the only aerial wine artists in Texas perform gracefully in Cirque du Soleil-style in the extravagant wine room. 313 E. Houston 210.299.1600

Ounce Steakhouse 1401 NW Loop 1604

Texas Land & Cattle Steakhouse 201 N St Marys 210.222.2263

Old San Francisco Steak House 10223 Sahara St 210.342.2321

210.493.6200

Palm Restaurant The Palm is renowned for aged USDA prime steaks, jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters, Italian dishes and the freshest of seafood. 233 E. Houston 210.226.7256 Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen 76 N. E. Loop 410 210.340.7143 Perry's Steakhouse 15900 La Cantera Pkwy

Texan Seafood Restaurant 606 Pleasanton 210.923.9540 Van's Restaurant 3214 Broadway

210.828.8449

Wildfish 1834 NW Loop 1604

210.493.1600

210.558.6161

Ruth's Chris Steak House Best Steakhouse, 2010 - San Antonio Express-News. 1170 E. Commerce 210.227.8847 Roaring Fork Wood Fired Cooking captures the spirit of bold American cuisine, creating flavors that crackle with a rugged edge. 1806 NW Loop 1604 210.479.9700 Saltgrass Steakhouse 502 Riverwalk

210.222.9092

Sandbar Fish House & Market This upscale oyster bar is known for more than just oysters. Try the sashimi, ceviches or silky lobster bisque. 200 E. Grayson St, #117 210.222.2426 Sea Island Shrimp House 322 W. Rector 210.342.7771

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MOTORCYCLE REVIEW

Harley-Davidson 2012 Softail Fat Boy Lo

Fat, dark and strong, this down-and-dirty version of the custom icon is the big dog on the road Building on the Fat Boy® legacy, the Fat Boy® Lo brought a darker, slammed appearance to the world of boulevard cruisers. From front to back, this custom cruiser shows attitude, with custom, black bullet hole wheels, a denim black frame, blacked-out covers and header shields, and satin chrome in all the places mirror chrome would normally reside. A slammed, narrow-cut seat rides just 24.25-inches off the ground, while the forward foot controls and low, 1.25-inch handlebar create a secure stance that inspires a cruising state of mind. With the new addition of antilock brakes in the Security Package option, the Fat Boy Lo truly remains at the head of the pack.

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FAT FEATURES Big in all the right places. The 17-inch wheels of black, bullet-hole, disc-cast aluminum definitely make an impression—especially with rubber 140mm wide in front and a beefy 200mm in back. And check out the chopsticks up front—fat front fork behind the huge, gorgeous headlamp. The handlebars are wide, giant stainless steel with bare-knuckle satin chrome risers. It's a lot of fat in one tight bike. Definitely meaty. Wide. Big-boned. A bruiser. Call it what you want. Just admit that you want it. HIDDEN REAR SHOCKS If you want a comfortable bike but love that rigid-suspension look, you've come to the right bike. We've kept all the modern comforts where they belong—below the surface of a rad, vintage-looking bike. You get the classic lines of a vintage 'hardtail' frame with the horizontal rear shocks hidden in the guts. It's a signature rigid look, and you'll only find it on a Softail® model. PREMIUM PAINT Up to two times thicker than the competition, custom quality paint comes standard on all Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. Clearcoat layering up to five mils deep. Bigger metal flakes. Unique effects. HAND FINISHED FUEL TANK All Harley-Davidson® fuel tanks are finished by hand—that's what makes them stand out from the competition. Their seamless design and unmatched style are unique among all motorcycles on the road. The tanks are one of the first and last things people notice when they lay their eyes on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle—so we make it worth their time. BLACKED OUT FINISHES You might say black is the new chrome when it comes to the Fat Boy® Lo model. There's black denim finish on the frame, swingarm, front shock covers, derby cover, horn cover, coil cover, oil tank and air cleaner cover. Black, bullet-hole disc-cast aluminum wheels with black centers and matching outer rims. Flat-black exhaust shields on the satin chrome shotgun exhaust. Gloss black half-moon footboards. Even blacked-out mirrors and headlamp. And black powdercoating on the powertrain with satin chrome accents finishes the job. With all this paint, you won't just be riding fat and low. You'll be throwing shade all the way. You can check out this incredible bike for yourself at Alamo City Harley-Davidson located at 11005 IH 35 North. Now 87


LOCAL LISTINGS Apartments/Condos The Abbey At Stone 20659 Stone Oak Pkwy 210.444.2236 Artessa At Quarry Village 300 E. Basse 877.742.0072 Mansions At Canyon Springs 24345 Widerness Oak 210.404.0999 Eilan A thoroughly innovative community that blends timeless elegance, Tuscan-inspired design and sustainable luxury. 17101 La Cantera Pkwy 210.526-9861 Escalante 1440 West Bitters Rd. 210.479-7010 Estates At Canyon Ridge 20614 Stone Oak Pkwy 866.414.3537 The Estates At TPC San Antonio 5707 TPC Parkway 877.848.6024 Mission Hills 1202 Evans Rd 866.241-3624 The Overlook At Westover Hills 9850 Westover Hills Blvd 210.595-3043 Presidio At The Landmar 14200 Vance Jackson 210.807-8935 Renaissance At Canyon Springs 24245 Wilderness Oak 210.764-6703 The Vistana 100 N. Santa Rosa 866.879-6889 Attorneys Steven P Price Law Office 7800 W I-10 # 521 210.341.4070 Automotive BMW of San Antonio 8434 Airport Boulevard 210.732.7121 Choice Auto Paint & Body 12800 Nacogdoches Rd. 210.655.5581 11300 North IH35 210.655.5585 Mercedes Benz of San Antonio 9600 San Pedro Ave 210.366.9600

Churches Community Bible Church 2477 N Loop 1604 East 210.496-5096 Fitness Clubs Anytime Fitness 11799 West Ave. 210.525.8400 Life Time Fitness 18510 US Highway 281 N 210.545.5000 Planet Fitness 25 Northeast Loop 410 210.451.9236 Spectrum Athletic Clubs 2711 Treble Crk. 210.408.9050 21044 Highway 281 210.490.8777 Golf Courses/Clubs Alamo Golf Club 18 holes over 4,515 yards with a par of 65 (Public) 9700 Rochelle St 210.696.4000 Brackenridge Park Golf Course 18 holes over 6,350 yards with a par of 72 (Municipal) 2315 Avenue B 210.226.5612 Canyon Springs Golf Club 18 holes over 7,077 yards with a par of 72 (Public) 24405 Wilderness Oak 210.497.1770 Cedar Creek Golf Course 18 holes over 7,158 yards with a par of 72 (Municipal) 8250 Vista Colina 210.695.5050 The Club at Sonterra 18 holes over 7,070 yards with a par of 72 (Private Non.Equity) 901 Sonterra Blvd 210.496.1560 The Dominion Country Club 18 holes over 6,827 yards with a par of 72 (Private Non.Equity) 1 Dominion Dr 210.698.1146 Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club 18 holes over 7,000 (Private Non.Equity) 7900 Fair Oaks Pkwy 210.582.6700

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Hyatt Hill Country Golf Club 9 holes over 3,429 yards with a par of 36 (Public) 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr 888.901.4653 La Cantera Golf Club - Palmer Course 18 holes over 6,926 yards with a par of 71 (Public) 17865 Babcock Rd 800.446.5387 Northern Hills Golf Club 18 holes over 6,536 yards with a par of 72 (Public) 13202 Scarsdale St 210.655.8026 Oak Hills Country Club 18 holes over 6,691 yards with a par of 71 (Private Equity) 5403 Fredericksburg Rd 210.349.5151 Olmos Basin Municipal Golf Course 18 holes over 6,870 ( Municipal) 7022 McCullough Ave 210.826.4041 The Quarry Golf Club 18 holes over 6,740 yards with a par of 71 (Public) 444 E Basse Rd 800.347.7759 San Antonio Country Club 18 holes over 6,823 yards with a par of 72 (Private Equity) 4100 N New Braunfels Ave 210.824.8861 The Westin La Cantera Resort 18 holes over 7,021 yards with a par of 72 (Public) 16641 La Cantera Pkwy 800.446.5387 Willow Springs Golf Course 18 holes over 7,221 yards with a par of 72 (Municipal) 202 At and T Center Pkwy 210.226.6721 Windcrest Golf Club 9 holes over 2,390 (Private Non.Equity) 8600 Midcrown Dr 210.655.1421 Woodlake Golf Club 18 holes over 6,691 yards with a par of 72 (Public) 6500 Woodlake Pkwy 210.661.4141

Hotels Aloft 838 NW Interstate 410 210.541.8881 Drury Plaza Hotel 823 North Loop 1604 East 210.494.2420 Embassy Suites 125 E. Houston Street 210.226.9000 Grand Hyatt 600 E. Market St 210.224.1234 Hotel Havana 1015 Navarro St 210.222.2008 JW Marriott 23808 Resort Pkwy 210.276.2500 Hotel Valencia 150 E Houston St 210.227.9700 The Westin La Cantera Resort 16641 La Cantera Pkwy 210.558.6500 Medical Plastic & Cosmetic Center - Dr. Jeneby 7272 Wurzbach Unit 801 210.782.8269 Levine, Richard MD 4499 Medical Dr # 316 210.614.2747 Real Estate Keller Williams - Julie Test 2338 N 1604 W, Ste. 120 210.887.0346 Realty Executives - Michelle Perez 2711 Elm St 210.493.0020 Transportation Service Classic Limousine Services 210.681.1052 Valet Service Valet Couture www.ValetCouture.com Wines & Spirits Gabriel's Wine & Spirits gabrielsonline.com 210.73.-8329

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