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18 Business Profile

DEPARTMENTS 14 In the Loop

Nativa owner, Tressa Castro works with female artisans all over Mexico to bring beautiful, one-of-a-kind, specialty items to San Antonio and empowers them to pass their traditions to the younger generations.

22 On the Market

20 Meet Your Neighbors

30 School News

‘09ers Steven and Mary Bull have had a tremendous appreciation for the arts and have have been a part of the arts community in San Antonio for many years. Now expecting their first grandchild, they will, no doubt, pass down their love of the arts to the next generation.

46 Eat in ‘09

23 Holiday Gift Guide 26 Neighborhood News

36 Calendar 38 For the Love of Animals 40 Church Directory 42 ‘09 Eats 48 Police Blotter

In 1968, when Joe Cosniac and Nick Pacelli decided to open a restaurant in an old house on McCullough, they never could’ve dreamed of the legacy they’d leave more than fifty years later.

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Editor’s Letter

December Christmas is in the air! In south Texas we know that we may be wearing shorts on December 25, or we may be wearing our flannel pajamas. Nevertheless, it’s a magical time. The music, lights, and smells are all a part of memories of holidays past and memories in the making. This month you’re going to meet Steven and Mary Bull. Longtime ‘09ers, they have lived in Alamo Heights for 40 years. In that time, they’ve raised three daughters, traveled the world extensively, and have had parts in theatrical performances too numerous to count. I think you’ll find them to be fascinating people. There’s a little store in the heart of 78209 full of rich culture. Tressa Castro, the owner, and curator of Nativa has formed relationships with over 500 talented female textile artisans all over Mexico and has empowered them to earn good livings for their families. Their beautiful one-of-a-kind, handmade pieces are available in the store, providing unique gifts and holiday items for some of the special people on your list. Just down the road a few miles from there is an iconic San Antonio restaurant that has consistently served delicious, authentic Italian food in San Antonio for over 50 years. I remember as a child dining at the original Paesanos restaurant down on McCullough many times with my family. Their famous Shrimp Paesano is just as good today as it was back then. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or another religious holiday, the time spent with family and loved ones celebrating your family’s beliefs and making memories is priceless. It’s also a time of giving to those who are less fortunate. It is when we step outside of our own world and reach out to others that we receive the true blessings. It really is better to give than to receive!

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Festive wreaths are one of the oldest holiday traditions. These beautiful decorations date back to ancient civilizations and have been associated with life, rejuvenation, and renewal. Some people believe the wreath was meant to represent the crown of thorns worn on the cross, with the red berries meant to be Christ’s blood and that the use of evergreen branches in a wreath signifies eternal life. By hanging one of these on their door, Christians were inviting the spirit of Christ into their home. Others believe the origin goes back to Ancient Rome, where the wreaths were hung on doors to represent victory. Another popular theory traces the wreath back to German folklore, where the wreath’s evergreen was used as a symbol of continuity and sustained life in the bleak winter months. Whatever your beliefs, a wreath is the perfect way to dress your front door for the holiday season giving guests a warm welcome. The beautiful, one-of-a-kind Christmas wreath on the cover was handcrafted by Anabelle Ames, the mother of Hanley Wood owner, George Ames and photographed by Al Rendon.

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In the Loop Beignets Coming To 78209 BY RON AARON EISENBERG

The Beignet Stand, one of the more popular food kiosks at the weekend Pearl Farmers Market over the years, is about to move into its first brick-and-mortar home. The new restaurant will occupy the former space of Baby Taco Garage at 8343 Broadway, just inside Loop 410. The doors are expected to open within the next month or two. In a news release on the new venture, co-owner Elisa Treviño said patrons will find the signature beignets, a Louisiana tradition with flaky pastry and plenty of powdered

sugar, in multiple flavors, but the stand also will serve a burger, chicken sandwich and coffee. Treviño’s husband and co-owner/chef, Michael Grimes, is known for his twists on beignets. During their tenure at the Pearl, which they intend to continue on Saturdays and Sundays, Grimes developed a new flavor each week — Oreo tiramisu; peanut butter pumpkin cheesecake; one made with pretzels, mustard and wheat beer; and more than 300 other flavors.

San Antonio Zoo Welcomes Newly Hatched Komodo Dragons There is great news at the San Antonio Zoo in the world-wide battle to save the Komodo Dragon from extinction. There are over 3,000 lizard species, but the Komodo dragon wins the prize for being the largest living lizard in the world. It is a type of monitor lizard, an ancient group of reptiles with ancestors that date back more than 100 million years. According to the San Antonio Zoo, in 2021 Komodo dragons were downgraded from Vulnerable to Endangered, with less than 1,400 mature individuals left in the world. The species is at risk due to their limited habitat range consisting of six islands in southern Indonesia, with most of the population living on Komodo Island. While the populations are currently stable, they are at risk due to limitations of the habitat range, development that consumes habitat, and the impending threat of habitat loss from climate change as ocean water levels continue to rise. 14 DECEMBER 2021 | 78209magazine.com

The hatching of 10 Komodo dragons between October 17 and October 27 includes two boys, four girls, and four yet to be determined dragons. Tim Morrow, President & CEO of the San Antonio Zoo, said, “This monumental hatching is a testament to the zoo’s persistence and commitment to conservation. The hatchlings are thriving, and we are looking forward to watching them grow and help preserve the existence of Komodo dragons.” This hatching results from a successful collaboration between two Komodo dragon SSP (species survival program) institutions. The mother, Kristika, resides at the San Antonio Zoo. The sire, Boga, lives at the Houston Zoo. Last winter, Boga successfully bred with Kristika, which resulted in eggs being laid on March 8, 2021. Incubation ranged from 223-233 days for this clutch.


Alamo Heights Rotary December/January Calendar Packed The 18th annual Alamo Heights Rotary (AH) Holiday Decoration Contest is underway. Residents in Alamo Heights will be recognized for the best decorated homes. Every year during the middle of December (this year from 15-18 December), AH Rotary club members will be driving around every residential street in Alamo Heights and judging the holiday decorations. All single-family homes in the city limits of Alamo Heights are eligible and there is no need to submit an application. First, second, and third place will be awarded with “Sparkle of the Season Award” yard signs along with a small gift. As the Club does all through the year, members will be delivering lunch meals to homebound seniors every week during December and January. The three mini-libraries the club built and installed at Howard Early Childhood Center, Woodridge Elementary, and Cambridge Elementary a few months ago have been put to good use by local residents. These mini-libraries make a wide variety of family friendly books available to everyone in the area. Hundreds of books have been borrowed and returned. Club members will be checking and restocking the books every week during December and January. Anyone with family friendly books for any age may donate them by dropping them off at any time. As part of a larger scholarship program, the Alamo Heights

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Rotary Club will begin accepting applications for $3000 academic scholarships from Class of 2022 San Antonio high school graduates for school year 2022-2023. Selections are made by committee review evaluating individual scholarship, leadership, community service, hardship, work experience and personal accomplishments. Instructions and the application form will be posted on alamoheightsrotary.org in early January. Rotary believes in developing the next generation of leaders. Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where participants develop their skills as a leader while having fun, making connections, expanding their education, and learning the value of service. January 14-17, 2022 is the district’s annual RYLA weekend which is a youth leadership training weekend held each year at the John Newcomb Tennis Ranch in New Braunfels. Invited junior high students from all over San Antonio and South Texas will be in attendance. The entire weekend will be led by teen peer leaders. It is filled with hands on interactive programs stressing communication, team building and attitude. There is no cost to participate. Ron Greenberg, a member of the Alamo Heights Rotary Club has overseen this program for over 45 years and many other club members assist and participate in the program.

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In the Loop Alamo Heights Optimists Holiday Trees Back Again The annual Optimist Christmas Tree Lot on the corner of Austin Hwy and Broadway will be back again this year. Optimist Club’s Kevin Kiser told 78209, “We have been there every year since 1954.” He said, “We will open for business the day after Thanksgiving until we sell out.” The lot will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am until 8 pm. Kiser said, “One hundred percent of the money we make goes to charity. We do not keep any of it, unlike our competitors who work strictly for profit.“ He said the lot will feature Noble firs, Douglas firs and Nordmann firs. “They come to us direct from Salem Oregon and are all USDA grade 1 trees.”

Alamo Heights Chamber Luncheon

The speaker for this month’s Alamo Heights Chamber luncheon was Mike Cameron with Devil’s River Whiskey. The luncheons are held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at Paesano’s in Lincoln Heights.

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LEADING THROUGH CONSERVATION

Alice Ball Strunk knows how to lead by example. As the owner of the Hudspeth River Ranch, president of the Devils River Conservancy Board of Directors, and former Conservation Chairman of the Alamo Heights and Terrell Hills Garden Club of America, she is paving the way as a national leader in the field of horticulture, conservation, and civic improvement. Join us in congratulating Alice on receiving The Garden Club of America Zone Conservation Award!

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verywhere you look in San Antonio, you will see the influence of Mexico. From the cuisine to the architecture, Mexican culture is ingrained in our identity. We celebrate the holidays, and embrace the lifestyle, but there is one local lady who is building a legacy bringing the most beautiful clothing, accessories, and household gifts directly from Mexican artisans to Alamo Heights and the rest of the country.

Nativa is a Mexican lifestyle brand and boutique created by owner and curator, Tressa Castro. Tressa was born in Montréal, but grew up in Cuernavaca, Mexico. She first came to San Antonio to allow her son to study English, and the family split their time between the two countries, eventually buying a home here. She would often host her son’s friends in Mexico and loved helping them find unique and handmade gifts to take home to their mothers. This is how her idea grew into a lucrative business. She was soon sought out for her beautiful clothing and accessories and found herself running a small showroom in an upstairs office space in the Stewart Center on Broadway. In 2010, a jewelry store vacated its retail space, and she took an entrepreneurial leap of faith, opening Nativa and introducing the city to the most talented Mexican textile artisans. Nativa is a woman owned enterprise which contracts and works with female artisans all over Mexico. Every single item in the shop is hand-sewn and hand-stitched with embroidery and beading designs and techniques representing every state in Mexico. From the elaborate and colorful designs native to Chiapas, to the detailed pleating and fine stitching of the guayaberas from Yucatan, shoppers will marvel at the details as they imagine the work that goes into every item. Tressa works closely with over 500 artisans across Mexico, and she beams with sincere pride as she describes, “Every stitch has a face to it. We empower women with unique talents, helping them to earn a good living for their families, and supporting the suppliers and businesses within their

own communities. Everything at Nativa is made by someone we know.” Although there are many hurdles to overcome when importing from Mexico, Tressa remains committed to her artisans and the authenticity of the clothing and accessories at Nativa. The business operates as a proud member of both the Fair Trade Federation and the Museum Store Association, supplying authentic gifts and accessories to museums featuring Mexican art around the world. As a Fair Trade business, Nativa creates opportunities for the artisans that supply the inventory, and in turn keeps regional artistic traditions alive. Tressa states, “We are proud that every item is classic and unique. Nothing at Nativa is machine-made. Every dress, every pillow, and every blouse and shirt are one-of-a-kind items, and we are empowering communities south of the border to pass down these traditions to the younger generations.” Nativa features a wide array of specialty items including apparel for women and children, guayaberas for men, home décor, and unique gifts for any occasion. The store also features beautiful holiday items such as embroidered stockings, holiday pillows, tree skirts, and table runners. You can even commission items to be made by the artisans in Mexico that display your favorite team’s colors, family names, and important events. Nativa is truly a unique boutique with a heart, offering not only quality clothing and gifts at a fair price to local shoppers, but also a fair wage to artisans across Mexico, allowing communities to thrive. 78209magazine.com | DECEMBER 2021 19


Meet Your Neighbors

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hen you step through the front door and into the home of Steven and Mary Bull, it is like you have been invited to view a very exclusive exhibit at a private museum. Everywhere you look, there is a unique collection of tchotchkes and trinkets collected from their travels around the world. Steven is most proud of his collection of Fabergé eggs and painted Russian boxes, but if you take the time to look around, there is something unique to see on every shelf and in every nook and cranny. Mary and Steven are easy-going and friendly, and they love to talk about their travels, their theatre, musical experiences, and their three daughters. The eldest daughter, Ellen (35), has a master’s degree in Art History and currently lives in New Orleans working on film projects with her partner, Thomas. Emily (33) is married to Barrett Schmidt and lives in San Antonio. She is currently the Director of Development for Rice University. She holds a master’s degree in International Social Work, which has allowed her to travel the world extensively to places like Tanzania. Their youngest daughter, Stephanie (29), graduated from Texas Lutheran University with a degree in Vocal Performance and currently lives in Seattle with her husband, Ben, the Managing Director at Youth Theatre Northwest. Stephanie is also pregnant with the Bulls’ first grandchild, and the soon-to-be grandparents couldn’t be more excited. The Bulls have lived in their current home for the past 22 years. Steven works as an Interior Designer for Star Furniture and has clients throughout the U.S., Mexico, Canada, and the U.K. Mary is a Marketing Consultant for Major Accounts at Sinclair Broadcast Group. Together they have built a life in the Alamo Heights area for 40 years. Although they are empty-nesters, they share their beautiful home with an incredibly sweet German Shorthaired Pointer named Tallulah, whom they found running down the alleyway behind their house about six years ago. Steven was born in Washington, D.C., where his father was an officer in the Air Force Diplomatic Corps before retiring in San Antonio. He was a member of The Flying Tigers in World War II and then married Steven’s mother. Steven attended San Antonio Academy, and T.M.I., before heading north to attend Austin College in Sherman, Texas. He returned to San Antonio after graduation and met Mary working at

Joske’s department store downtown. Mary was born and raised in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, and moved to San Antonio when she received a full scholarship to Trinity University to study music and history. When Steven asked Mary where she would like to live in the city to begin their life together, Mary said that she always loved the community of Alamo Heights because it reminded her of her hometown. Mary says, “I loved the way that Alamo Heights would string up lights for the holidays. It reminded me of Okmulgee’s town square, and everyone seemed so nice and welcoming.” The couple reminisces about raising their family in an established neighborhood, where the girls could walk to school, and that no matter where you go, you always see someone you know. They still feel the same way today, and although their daughters are grown, they stay in the area for the same reasons that drew them there when they were newlyweds. Both Steven and Mary have also had quite a career in the arts community in San Antonio. Steven has been in over 100 productions. He cites his favorite roles as The Prince in “Into the Woods” and John Jasper in “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.” Mary has also had a notable career on stage at several community theatre playhouses. She is an active member of The River City Ringers, a community handbell choir that performs holiday and seasonal concerts in San Antonio and surrounding communities. The group was even scouted to audition for “America’s Got Talent” in 2019. Throughout their 40-year marriage, the Bulls have seen the city grow and change. However, the tight-knit community where they chose to raise their children still holds their heart and history, and they intend to share their home with their grandchildren and future museum collections for many years to come. 78209magazine.com | DECEMBER 2021 21


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JULIE VOS Peacock Earring Gilded filigree in the shape of a peacock feather with sparkling accents. Julian Gold 4109 McCullough 210-824-2493 juliangold.com

Kelly Wade Jewelers has the perfect jewelry gift for every gal on your list. Like Fope stretch bracelets in 18k gold. Kelly Wade Jewelers 5926 Broadway 210-782-0909 kellywadejewelers.com

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Garrison Brothers Distillery makes the finest, handcrafted bourbon whiskey money can buy. It’s always been a great holiday gift for friends and family, or yourself. Purchase online shopgarrisonbros.com/

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Tis the season for Sweet Stocking Stuffers for your fur baby. Gorgeous mini peanut butter cookies in holiday shapes. Mike’s Dog Store 6338 N. New Braunfels Ave. 210-824-9247 mikesdogstore.com

Give the gift of iconic art with the Dora Maar Picasso Pillow, made in France. Copenhagen 18603 Blanco Road 210-545-4366 CopenhagenLiving.com


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Home Accessories and Candles Be ready for the holiday gift giving season with home accessories and candles like these. Perfect gifts for you or someone else. Many similar options available. Sloan Hall 5934 Broadway 210-828-7738 sloanhall.com

Handmade Stockings, Pillows, Reindeer and more. Get all of your gifting needs here. Unique gifts for everyone. Nativa 5124 Broadway 210-829-5555 nativashop.com

Twin Liquors Classic Manhattan Cocktail Combo Pack Stir 2oz gin, 1oz vermouth, and 3 dashes Angostura bitters with ice. Strain up. Garnish with Luxardo Cherry. Includes Old Forester Bourbon & La Sorelle Sweet Vermouth. Twin Liquors 999 E Basse Rd. #149 210-822-8946 twinliquors.com

 Flared Vase Amalia This beautiful 14” vase is bedecked with signature spiral and is poised to hold court in any nook of your house. Hanley Wood 5611 Broadway 210-822-3311 hanleywoodtexas.com

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Neighborhood News Olmos Park Battling CPS Energy Over Outages BY RON AARON EISENBERG

Sporadic electric outages have been plaguing Olmos Park for several months. CPS Energy had failed to explain why the outages are occurring, until recently. The company says outages were due to vegetation – trees impacting power lines. The wet weather contributed to tree growth, CPS spokesperson told me. The company has been cutting back vegetation throughout the city. City Manager Celia Deleon told 78209 Magazine they had scheduled a public meeting with CPS to let citizens question company executives on the matter at the October 20 city council meeting. But electric company officials backed out of that session. Now, Deleon says, “They are returning to a council meeting next week to continue the conversation and, hopefully, to answer some of the residents and council members’ questions.”

AHISD Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Tax Rate Change On November 2, AHISD’s voters approved the tax rate change with a 72% approval rate. The vote was 2,194 – yes, and 867 – no. The measure will provide an additional $1.4 million to allow the district to offer competitive salaries for its employees and educational programming for students. “Our community is overwhelmingly united in supporting our incredible AHISD teachers and staff as well as the extraordinary educational programs that support all of our students. This new tax rate will ultimately result in district efforts to maintain competitive staff salaries and those programs that support the individual needs of 26 DECEMBER 2021 | 78209magazine.com

our AHISD students. As always, I’m proud to serve this supportive community,” Dr. Dana Bashara, Superintendent of Schools, said. The measure will boost Alamo Heights’ local revenue through a slight increase in the district’s tax rate for operating schools, without increasing the overall tax rate, thanks to a decrease in the tax rate that pays back bonds. The tax rate change will allow AHISD to make chunks of its property tax revenue, nicknamed “golden pennies,” unrecapturable – exempt from Robin Hood. In total, the district has sent $622 million back to the state through Robin Hood.



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A holiday reminder from the Terrell Hills Police Department. As the Christmas Holiday rapidly approaches, we encourage residents to consider the following crime deterrent tips: 1) Do not leave valuables in plain view inside your vehicle. Ideally, it would be helpful to take valuables out of your car and lock the vehicle; however, if this is not possible or you elect not to, at the very least hide items from direct observation and secure the car as best you can. 2) If you have door cameras or other popular surveillance cameras, ensure they are functioning and monitor them when you get alerts. You may see suspicious activity through them and be able to notify the police quickly. 3) If you have deliveries coming to your residence, you should seek the help of trusted neighbors to take packages and hold them for you if you are away. Many vendor websites allow you to specify delivery instructions when placing an order. If you have this option, consider leaving specific instructions to place the packages in a location not visible from the street. 4) As always, notify the police immediately if you observe anything suspicious.

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School News THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS OF ‘09

MULE TRAINERS EARN NATIONAL RECOGNITION

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Safe Sports School Award Program recognizes high schools that prioritize keeping young athletes safe. Alamo Heights High School is the recipient of the NATA Safe Sports School award for its Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Program. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that have met the recommended standards to improve safety in sports. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention, and treatment. “Alamo Heights HS is honored to receive this 1st Team recognition from NATA,” said Head Athletic Trainer Chris Smith. “We remain committed to keeping our student athletes safe during athletic periods, team practices, and games so they can accomplish their own goals of great competition, winning records, fair sportsmanship, and good health. Our goal is to lead our athletics program to the highest safety standards for our players.” “We’re proud and supportive of all that our athletic trainers do for our student-athletes,” said Athletic Director Ron Rittimann. “Chris and Sam spend countless hours thinking of innovative ways to keep our athletes safe, while overseeing an immersive student aid program. They’re the backbone of what we do and I’m thankful for the professionalism and healthcare they provide to the AHISD community.” In a statement from the NATA, “The health and safety of student-athletes is critical as it has both immediate and long-term effects”. “NATA created the ‘Safe Sports School Award’ to recognize and champion schools nationwide that are committed to enhancing safety in sports. We are 30 DECEMBER 2021 | 78209magazine.com

proud to see the list of award recipients grow exponentially each year as schools see the immense value in holding themselves to best practices and policies that ensure a high standard of athlete care.” In order to achieve Safe Sports School status, as AHHS did, athletic programs must do the following: ● Create a positive athletic health care administrative system ● Provide or coordinate pre-participation physical examinations ● Promote safe and appropriate practice and competition facilities ● Plan for selection, fit function and proper maintenance of athletic equipment ● Provide a permanent, appropriately equipped area to evaluate and treat injured athletes ● Develop injury and illness prevention strategies, including protocols for environmental conditions ● Provide or facilitate injury intervention ● Create and rehearse a venue-specific Emergency Action Plan ● Provide or facilitate psychosocial consultation and nutritional counseling/education ● Be sure athletes and parents are educated about the potential benefits and risks in sports as well as their responsibilities To apply, schools complete an in-depth questionnaire that assesses adherence to best practice standards and recommendations.


ABOUT ALAMO HEIGHTS SPORTS MEDICINE The AHISD Sports Medicine Program overseen by Licensed and Certified Athletic Trainers oversees the direct healthcare of all Mule athletes competing in the district. The student program currently has 22 total students across all grade levels, receiving real world experience by assisting the Sports Medicine staff with day to day duties on campus, as well as shadowing team physicians and physical therapists off campus. AHISD Sports Medicine is committed to providing the best standard of care so that all our Mules can succeed safely.

ABOUT NATIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINERS’ ASSOCIATION – HEALTH CARE FOR LIFE & SPORT Athletic trainers are healthcare professionals who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and sport-related illnesses. They prevent and treat chronic musculoskeletal injuries from sports, physical and occupational activity, and provide immediate care for acute injuries. Athletic trainers offer a continuum of care that is unparalleled in health care. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association represents and supports 45,000 members of the athletic training profession. At Your Own Risk is NATA’s public awareness campaign designed to educate, provide resources and equip the public to act and advocate for safety in work, life, and sport. In an effort to provide comprehensive information, the association has launched a website that provides recommendations on keeping student athletes and communities active and employees safe on the job. Visit AtYourOwnRisk.org. 78209magazine.com | DECEMBER 2021 31


School News STUDENT PRODUCED

AHHS Broadcast students recently recorded a message for Former Speaker of the House, Joe Straus. When opportunity knocked, they happily volunteered to share their talent with a fellow Mule alumnus.

Love the sights and sounds of the Friday Night Lights on the new, bigger than life video screen at Harry B. Orem Stadium? Meet the LIVE production crew that makes the magic behind the scenes with the tools, their unique talents and AH-mazing creativity. Alamo Heights High School broadcast students Dylan Corso, Olivia Humphries, Ian Donahue, Amalisa Rodriquez, and Dietric Lozano, under the leadership of John Munoz, Career & Technology Education (CTE) Teacher, produce the football games, capturing the action from run-through to coin toss, presentation of the colors by the JROTC, half-time show by the band, cheerleaders and Spurs dance team, to the final countdown of the clock, final score and team celebrations. 32 DECEMBER 2021 | 78209magazine.com

These broadcast students have worked behind the scenes at AHHS for years together, producing Mule Tube news and segments under the direction of Ann Carter, CTE Teacher. Working with the latest gear and gadgets, these students are producing work that is equitable or exceeding current industry standards. They are often called upon to share their talents in theater productions. These same students have designed and built sets, created lighting configurations, run audio and produced entire theater performances under the leadership of Bryan Stanton, AHHS Theater Teacher. We are grateful for their talent and the time they share to finetune their craft so we can simply enjoy the show.


MULES INVITED TO PLAY IN 2022 SAN ANTONIO SPORTS ALL-STAR FOOTBALL GAME

115 student athletes representing 61 high schools have been chosen for the San Antonio Sports All-Star Football Game, presented by H-E-B which will showcase top local high school players on Saturday, January 8 at the Alamodome. It’s the 44th anniversary of the game, in which the area’s top senior players will take the field at 5 p.m. The game follows the All-American Bowl which kicks off at noon. Johnson High School’s head football coach Mark Soto will coach the Black, and Ricky Lock, from Southside High School, will coach the Gold. Players were nominated by their high school coaches. 98 were named to All-District teams last year. In addition to physical skills, players who are All-Stars reflect perseverance, character and inner strength. The San Antonio Sports All-Star Football Game, presented by H-E-B, will feature players who are committed to play for some of the top universities in the country as well as those looking for an additional chance to impress college scouts with potential scholarships to offer. 63 who were in the 2021 All-Star Game signed to play college football, with 25 going to NCAA DI schools, including six committing to University of the Incarnate Word and five to UTSA. Team Gold won the 2021 San Antonio Sports All-Star Football Game presented by H-E-B with a convincing 44-31 win over Team Black, scoring 44 straight points after trailing 17-0 in the first quarter. San Antonio loves high school football, and game day will be an incredible showcase of high school football talent.

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School News SMH STUDENT ONE OF SIX IN THE WORLD TO ACHIEVE PERFECT AP SCORE

SMH Social Studies Instructor Mark Remington and senior Nicholas Campos visit after class.

The odds of earning a perfect score on an Advanced Placement (AP) exam are slim; in fact, they are .000015%. Only six students in the world achieved this feat on the AP U.S. History Exam last school year, less than the number of astronauts who have landed on the moon – and Saint Mary’s Hall (SMH) student Nicholas Campos ‘22 was one. Out of 399,676 tests that were administered to juniors in high school, Campos received word in October from the College Board that he correctly answered every multiplechoice question and five essays with a perfect score of 5, earning every point possible on this challenging, collegelevel examination. The achievement also marks the first time in school history a student has received a perfect score on the exam. “To earn a perfect score is extraordinary!” said SMH Social Studies Instructor Mark Remington. “It shows Nicholas’ love 34 DECEMBER 2021 | 78209magazine.com

of history as well as his strong work ethic, his dedication to excellence, and his focus.” “My love for history was probably inspired in Form 3 Teacher Amy Hetrick’s class,” Campos recalls. “Learning about the two World Wars was the most engaging thing I had ever heard and that is when I knew I wanted to learn a lot more about what caused past events.” At SMH, Campos plays varsity lacrosse and is a member of the Student Council, Student Investment Group, and the Bowling Team. He is a National Merit Scholar Semifinalist and he has received four President’s Volunteer Service Awards (Gold Level) in recognition of his service to the community. He aims to study international relations in college and pursue a career in international development, hoping to work for a global nonprofit someday.


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Calendar

Fun Things to Do In and Around 78209 WHATABURGER ZOO LIGHTS SAN ANTONIO ZOO November 19 - January 22 As the animals sleep for the night, the zoo grounds awaken with magical lights and holiday cheer. This year is BIGGER and BRIGHTER than ever, with two new 32-foot LED trees that are a must-see for the whole family. Make sure to visit all the themed areas around the zoo, starting with the all-new Holiday Sing-Along Express train ride. sazoo.org THE NUTCRACKER TOBIN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS December 3 - 12 | 2 & 7:30 PM The holidays aren’t complete until you experience the magic of Ballet San Antonio’s The Nutcracker, originally commissioned by Ballet San Antonio for Ballet San Antonio and co-choreographed by Easton and Haley Smith. tobincenter.org FREE FAMILY NIGHTS THE DOSEUM December 6 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM A link for ticket reservations will be posted on the DoSeum website at 8 am the morning of Free Family Night. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. thedoseum.org

MAKERS WORKSHOP THE DOSEUM December 11 & 18 | 3 - 4 PM Located in Innovation Station, Maker Workshops are dropin programs open to children ages 6-11. thedoseum.org

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (PHOTO) AT&T CENTER December 10 | 3:30 & 8 PM The Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s highly-anticipated Winter Tour will be back for 2021 in celebration of the 25th anniversary of their landmark album, Christmas Eve and Other Stories. attcenter.com

MEAN GREEN BRUNCH SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN December 12 | 10 AM - 1 PM Bring your kids to the San Antonio Botanical Garden for a special family-friendly brunch with the mean one himself, the Grinch. The event features a delicious holiday brunch, hands-on activities, cuddly-as-a-cactus photo ops, and more. sabot.org

POP-UP CULINARY DEMO SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN December 5, 11, 18 | 11 AM - 1:30 PM Stop by the Outdoor CHEF Teaching Kitchen at the San Antonio Botanical Garden for a Pop-Up Culinary Demo showcasing fresh seasonal produce and herbs in a delectable recipe from a local chef. sabot.org

GROWING HOLIDAY CITRUS SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN December 8 | 10 AM - 12 PM Come and learn how to grow the best tasting citruses in your landscape and on your patio. Join the Bexar County Master Gardeners and learn which varieties work best in Bexar County and how best to grow them. sabot.org PEARL HOLIDAY STROLL THE HISTORIC PEARL December 9 | 5 - 8 PM Extended retail hours, shopping + restaurant specials, plus live music by Buttercup. Shop local while enjoying Pearl’s festive holiday window displays and décor. atpearl.com LITTLE MAKERS WORKSHOP THE DOSEUM December 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 | 11 AM - 12 PM Let’s tinker and make! Give your little one an opportunity to innovate as they have fun building and tinkering in our Maker Workshop in Innovation Station! thedoseum.org

ARGENTINE STEAKHOUSE CENTRAL MARKET COOKING SCHOOL December 10 | 6 - 8 PM Take your taste buds on a trip to South America as we show you how to make a meal made up of recipes created by one of Argentina’s most famous and creative chefs. For ages 18 & up. Attendees 21 & up will enjoy a glass of wine paired with the meal. centralmarket.com

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MAKE & TAKE: TAMALES CENTRAL MARKET COOKING SCHOOL December 14 | 6 - 8 PM While you sample a selection of tamales, we’ll show you how to make a light and fluffy masa; provide guidance and options so that you can assemble fillings to your taste; and include steaming and serving suggestions. centralmarket.com HOMESCHOOL DAY: PLANTS AROUND THE WORLD SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN December 15 | 9 AM - 12 PM School aged children will explore the fascinating world of plants with hands-on learning activities at the Botanical Garden’s Student Homeschool Day. sabot.org


TEXAS BIRD WALK GUIDED TOUR SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN December 18 | 9:15 - 11 AM Learn about resident and migrant birds at the Botanical Garden, their characteristics, requirements for food, nesting, and protection, and the native plants you can use to attract them to your yard. sabot.org

MAKE & TAKE: ITALIAN COOKIES CENTRAL MARKET COOKING SCHOOL December 18 | 11 AM - 1 PM Learn to make cookies the old-fashioned way. You’ll whip egg whites by hand and combine the ingredients with a light touch. While two of the recipes bake, you’ll ice and decorate your Italian ring-shaped cookies. centralmarket.com

BRUNCH FROM SOUTH OF THE BORDER CENTRAL MARKET COOKING SCHOOL December 19 | 1 - 3 PM Join us for a mid-day meal that will open your eyes to the possibilities. As you sit back, relax and enjoy the meal, our instructors will show you how to make each festive - and delicious - dish. 21+. centralmarket.com

Editor’s Pick LIGHTSCAPE SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN November 19 January 2 Guests will be enchanted by magical light displays set along a beautifully illuminated one-mile path winding through the Botanical Garden. These captivating illuminations will dazzle the senses and the show will proudly include installations unique to Texas created by local and international artists. sabot.org

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For the Love of Animals

THERAPY ANIMALS OF SAN ANTONIO Providing Comfort and Joy

BY: LINDA PORTER-WENZLAFF, PHD, LPC-S, NCC, RN THERAPY ANIMALS OF SAN ANTONIO

Measuring the true value of a visit from a calm engaging animal is difficult in scientific terms; but all you have to do is see the difference it can make in a person’s day, and, sometimes, in their life to know it’s a priceless gift. This is especially true for the many perople who are living in retirement communities, who may be hospitalized, or are challenged by life events and may no longer be able to share their lives with a pet companion. Consider the individual in a retirement community who shared with a visiting animal therapy team that the opportunity to hug and cuddle a visiting dog was the only time she experienced loving contact with another living being; or the pure joy and fun of sharing a holiday event with an enthusiastic group of therapy animal teams. We seek animal’s presence in our lives. They “get” us, they don’t judge us. Our inadequacies disappear and we are whole with them. The results of the 2021-2022 American Pet Products Association’s National Pet Owners Survey report that 70 percent of U.S. households, or 90.5 million homes, own a pet. It is not surprising that 99 percent of people speak to their pets and 70-87 percent consider 38 DECEMBER 2021 | 78209magazine.com

their pets to be family (Beck, Katcher, 1996). Animals are spontaneous, honest and accepting in their interactions with us. Petting a friendly animal can lower blood pressure, decrease the stress hormone cortisol, stimulate calming serotonin, and help us focus outside of ourselves which in turn can decrease anxiety, pain and confusion or help pull us back into the present. An animal therapy team visiting with an unresponsive child in intensive care placed the child’s hand on her animal and the child slowly opened her eyes and begin petting her cat. It was the first indication that she was going to recover; and, for her parents, it was the first spark of hope after suffering a devastating automobile accident. Therapy Animals of San Antonio (TASA) is a non-profit volunteer organization that has provided registered animal therapy teams to community members across the greater San Antonio area since 1989. We serve over one hundred facilities and organizations though therapy team visits, student centered literacy programs in area schools, community education, mentoring, collaboration with public and private organizations that provide services


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to vulnerable persons, and participation in area school’s critical incident responses. TASA teams change lives and make everyone’s day better. A gentleman recounts the visit he had with an animal therapy team during a long difficult stay in critical care at a point when he was ready to give up. The visit made him remember how much he missed his dog at home, giving him the will to fight to reclaim his life. Young children giggle and eagerly engage in dental hygiene lessons by brushing a therapy dog’s teeth. People dealing with loss find the courage to voice their sorrow while holding on to one of our dogs. People in a facility day room laugh together and participate in a therapy animal’s interactions. Our visits are not always dramatic, but the smiles, increased connections made, gentle touch, laughter and shared memories are real and lasting moments of comfort and joy for those involved and we are privileged to share those moments with them.

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Church Directory ALAMO HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH 6501 Broadway St. San Antonio, TX 78209 210-824-9539 Services: Sunday 11:00am, Wednesday 6:30pm Praise and Prayer

ALAMO HEIGHTS CHRISTIAN CHURCH 6435 N. New Braunfels Ave. San Antonio, TX 78209 210-828-5728 alamoheightscc.org Services: Sunday: 10:50am ALAMO HEIGHTS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 6201 Broadway St. San Antonio, TX 78209 210-824-0271 alamoheightspres.com Services: Sunday 8:30am and 11am ALAMO HEIGHTS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 825 E. Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209 210-826-3215 ahumc.org Services: Sunday 8:30am, 9:30am and 11am CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 510 Belknap Place San Antonio, TX 78212 210-736-3132 cecsa.org Services: Sunday 7:30am, 9am, 11:00 am, 6:00pm CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH 6720 Broadway St. San Antonio, TX 78209 210-822-3394 clcah.org Services: Sunday 8:30am and 10:30am MOUNT CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH 308 Mt. Calvary Drive San Antonio, TX 78209 210-824-8748 mtcsa.org Services: Sunday 8:30am and 11am NORTHWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 518 Pike Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209 210-824-7238 Services: Sunday mornings at 11am NORTHROCK CHURCHALAMO HEIGHTS 1540 Nacogdoches San Antonio, TX 78209 northrocksa.com Services: Sunday mornings at 10am and 11:30am PEARL STREET CHURCH 400 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 210-504-8897 Services: 9:00am, 10:30am, 12pm and 1:30pm

ST. ANTHONY DE PADUA CATHOLIC CHURCH 102 Lorenz Road San Antonio, TX 78209 210-824-1743 stanthonydepadua.org Services: Saturday Mass 5pm Sunday Mass 7:30am, 9am; 10:30am, 12pm Daily Mass 9am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday ST. DAVID’S EPISCOPAL CHURCHAND SCHOOL 1300 Wiltshire Ave. San Antonio, TX 78209 saintdavids.net 210-824-2481 Services: Sundays at 8am & 10:30am ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 11 Saint Luke’s Lane San Antonio, Texas 78209 210-828-6425 slecsa.org Services: Sunday 8am, 9am, 11am. 6pm Wednesday Eucharist at 8am during the school year ST. PETER PRINCE OF THE APOSTLES CHURCH 111 Barilla Place San Antonio, TX 78209 210-822-3367 stpeterprinceoftheapostles.org Services: Saturday Mass 5:30pm Sunday 9am, 11am, and 5:30pm Tuesday and Thursday 7am Wednesday 5:30pm Friday 8:00am ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC CHURCH & SCHOOL 3303 Urban Crest Dr San Antonio TX 78209 210-824-0139 spxsa.church Services: Saturday - 4:30 pm Sunday - 8:00 am, 10:15 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm (Sp), 5:00 pm Daily Masses: Monday - 6:30 pm Tuesday-Friday - 8:15 am TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH 319 E. Mulberry San Antonio, TX 78212 210-733-6201 trinitybaptist.org Services: Mulberry Service 9am Bible Study 10:15am TriPoint Service 11:30am UNITY CHURCH 8103 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 unityofsa.org 210-824-7351 Services: Sunday 11am Children’s Church 11am

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410 DINER A ‘50s-themed diner serving homemade soups, fresh catfish, shrimp, prime steaks, pork chops and chicken. 8315 Broadway | 210-822-6246 410diner.com $

BROADWAY 50/50 Vintage-themed diner serving fun appetizers, like the Chuck Norris Kickers (chicken and jalapeños wrapped in bacon) and Totchos (Tater Tot Nachos), burgers, BLT’s, Cuban sandwiches and more. 5050 Broadway | 210-826-0069 broadway5050.com $

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BIRD BAKERY A delightful bakery and small bistro that serves sandwiches, quiche, croissants, pies, cupcakes, cookies, brownies and dessert bars. 5912 Broadway | 210-804-2473 birdbakery.com $

CAPPY’S Lunch, dinner and brunch - Cappy’s is fine dining in the heart of ‘09, serving prime steaks, prime rib, rack of lamb and seafood. 5011 Broadway | 210-828-9669 cappysrestaurant.com $$$ (BR)

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EZ’s Burgers, oak-fired brick oven pizzas, rosemary roasted chicken and awardwinning salads, all served in a fun ‘50s-themed atmosphere. 6498 N. New Braunfels | 210-828-1111 ezrestaurants.com $ GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S Good Time Charlie’s has been around since 1979 and soon became a San Antonio landmark restaurant popular with the local college students and faculty. They serve Texas home-style favorites including catfish, steaks and a chicken-fried steak many claim is the “Best In Texas.” They are also known as a favorite happy hour spot with lots of drink specials that include generous pitchers of ice-cold beer. 2922 Broadway | 210-828-5392 gtcsatx.com $ HEARTHSTONE BAKERY CAFE Hearthstone blends the experience of a coffeehouse, bakery and full-service restaurant into one serving gourmet sandwiches, panini, wraps, soups, salad, coffee, espresso and dessert. 3920 Harry Wurzbach | 210-920-2600 hearthstonebakerycafe.com $ (P)

For a new and differently delicious twist on chicken, the Chicken Lollipops at Bistr09 are a must try. The dinner portion offers four “lollipops,” slowly cooked in duck fat and fried, covered in charcuterie gravy and garnished with chives served with mashed potatoes, French Fries or mixed vegetables. 42 DECEMBER 2021 | 78209magazine.com

IDA CLAIRE A southern inspired destination for relaxing suppers, weekend brunches, business lunches and happy hours. They serve southern classics like fried green tomatoes, pimento cheese dip, biscuits, fried chicken, shrimp and grits, steelhead trout and Ida’s seasonal pies. 7300 Jones Maltsberger Rd | 210-667-2145 ida-claire.com $$ (P) (BR)

J. ALEXANDER’S A contemporary American restaurant, known for its wood-fired cuisine. The menu features a wide selection of classics including prime rib, steak, seafood and rotating specials like Seafood Czarina, Tuscan Steak, Grilled Fish with Mango Papaya Salsa and Chicken Milanese. 255 E. Basse, #1300 | 210-824-0275 jalexanders.com $$ -$$$ JIM’S RESTAURANT 24-hour diner serving all-day breakfast. They offer hearty choices like steak and eggs, omelets and Tex-Mex huevos rancheros. A comprehensive lunch and dinner menu, that includes all the standards — salads, sandwiches and burgers plus nostalgic favorites like patty melts and liver and onions. 4108 Broadway | 210-828-5120 8427 Broadway | 210-826-7001 jimsrestaurants.com $ MAGIC TIME MACHINE San Antonio themed restaurant where staff dresses up as cartoon characters, super heroes, movie stars and pop heroes. 902 N.E. Loop 410 | 210-828-1470 magictimemachine.com $ MAX’S WINE DIVE Gourmet American fare paired with amazing wines. Fried chicken with Champagne...why not? 340 E. Basse | 210-444-9547 maxswinedive.com $ NOSH Nosh offers great wines, craft brews and small plates that are big on taste. A place to relax and indulge in some really great food. 1133 Austin Highway | 210-826-6674 noshsa.com $ SALATA A new concept in soups, salads and wraps. You create your own by choosing from dozens of fresh ingredients including several types of lettuces, chopped onions, radishes, cucumbers, peppers, cabbage, black and red beans, bean sprouts, peas, broccoli and more. There are over 50 different toppings. Then choose from one of their 10 house dressings made with all-natural ingredients. Add fresh lean protein, including baked chicken, salmon or shrimp. 250 E. Basse | 210-462-1466 salata.com $


SILO ELEVATED CUISINE Silo is listed as one of Open Table’s Top American Restaurants and rated as one of Zagat’s Top Local Picks. They offer New American fare in a casual, yet elegant atmosphere. They offer a small plate menu, and there is also a prix fixe dinner option available. Signature dishes include Chilean Sea Bass, Honey Soy Glazed Atlantic Salmon, Mussels and Linguine and Chicken-Fried Oysters. 1133 Austin Highway | 210-824-8686 siloelevatedcuisine.com $$ STONE WERKS Good food and a hip atmosphere. Over 40 beers on tap, a full bar and lots of bigscreen TVs. The outside patio is a popular happy hour spot. 999 E. Basse | 210-823-3508 stonewerks.com $-$$ (P) TIGER WINGS A variety of chicken wings with lots of exotic flavors like tamarind, Sriracha, garlic pepper curry and Tom Yum. The wings are available for take-out or you can dine in - and they deliver. They also offer fried vegan tofu, edamame and sticky rice. A unique concept. 8210 Broadway | 210-829-5000 tigerwings.com $ TWIN SISTERS BAKERY AND CAFE Healthy food using local ingredients. Coffees and espressos, quiche, pastries, sandwiches, soups and salads. Live music on Friday nights. 6322 N. New Braunfels | 210-822-0761 tsbandc.com $ (LV) ASIAN BREWS LEES TEA An assortment of teas from Taiwan including Matcha, Oolong, Coconut, Milk and Glowing varieties. They also offer rice and noodle bowls, mini pork buns and Taiyaki. 4009 Broadway | 210-598-0068 brewsleetea.com $ FORMOSA GARDEN Tranquil atmosphere, serving sushi, Chinese and Japanese cuisine. A Japanese hibachistyle grill experience is available Wednesday through Sunday during dinner, offering certified Black Angus beef. Reservations are preferred for the hibachi, but walk- ins are still welcomed. 1011 NE Loop 410 | 210-828-9988 formosasa.com $$ (P) HANZO An Asian gastropub serving innovative cocktails and appetizers. 7701 Broadway, Suite 124 | 210-826-1488 hanzobar.com $$ KOI KAWA A Japanese restaurant and sushi bar featuring lots of specialty rolls and dishes with complex and interesting flavors. 4051 Broadway | 210-805-8111 $-$$

MON THAI BISTRO Thai food and sushi by chef Mmonrat “Mon” Shirley in a beautiful and tranquil atmosphere with tables that overlook a peaceful outdoor garden and fountain. 4901 Broadway | 210-822-3253 monsthai.com $-$$ OSAKA JAPANESE STEAK AND SUSHI Japanese steak and sushi with hibachi tables where chefs cook and perform for audiences. 4902 Broadway | 210-822-0300 osakasteaknsushi.com $-$$ (R) PIRANHA IZAKAYA Sushi, Japanese and Pacific Rim cuisine in a lively environment located in the Quarry Market. Up-tempo music with a large bar and lots of creative appetizers and sushi rolls. 260 E. Basse, #101 | 210-822-1088 piranhakillersushi.com $$ P. F. CHANG’S Located in the Quarry Market, offering sushi, dim sum, wok classics, noodle dishes and cocktails. 255 E. Basse, #1200 | 210-507-1000 pfchangs.com $$ SUSHI ZUSHI Traditional Japanese and Latin American influences fused into modern, healthy rolls, rice and noodle dishes. 999 E. Basse | 210-826-8500 sushizushi.com $$ TONG’S THAI Beautiful Thai restaurant with tranquil outdoor patio with koi pond. Traditional Thai food, along with Chinese dishes and sushi. 1146 Austin Highway | 210-829-7345 tongsthai.com $$ (P) BARBECUE BUN ‘N’ BARREL 1960s-era landmark serving BBQ, burgers, brisket and milkshakes in casual digs with iconic neon signage. 1150 Austin Highway | 210-828-2829 bunnbarrel.com $ L&L HAWAIIAN BBQ Delicious, authentic Pacific Island BBQ with Asian influence. They offer Hawaiian Ramen, Sushi (Musubi) and their take on Pulled Pork (Kalua). They are the home of the Ramen Burger and monthly AlohaFriday entertainment events. 1302 Austin Hwy | 210-474-6699 http://www.llhawaiianbbqsa.com $ THE BARBECUE STATION Authentic wood-smoked barbecue brisket, ribs, sausage and chicken. 1610 N.E. Loop 410 | 210-824-9191 barbecuestation.com $ - $$

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HAMBURGERS BURGER FI Gourmet burgers and hot dogs made from all natural, never-frozen meat. Vegetarian burgers are available too, plus sides like hand-cut fresh fries, crispy onion rings and frozen custard. 1907 Nacogdoches Road | 210-858-4052 burgerfi.com $ CHEESY JANE’S Burgers, sliders, sandwiches, salads and sides plus shakes in many flavors. 4200 Broadway | 210-826-0800 cheesyjanes.com $ CHESTER’S HAMBURGERS Rustic casual environment with lots of beers on tap and a genuinely great hamburger. 1006 N.E. Loop 410 | 210-805-8600 chestershamburgers.com $ FRONTIER BURGER A San Antonio staple famous for charcoal grilled hamburgers with a special blend of spices and seasonings and bakeryfresh buns. They are also known for their ever- popular thin, crispy onion rings, hand-dipped ice cream milkshakes and handmade fruit pies. 838 N.E. Loop 410 | 210-932-8040 frontierburger.com $ ORDER UP A healthy take on your standard burger, fries and shakes with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. 999 E. Basse | 210-824-9600 orderup-sa.com $ ITALIAN CERRONI’S PURPLE GARLIC Homemade soups, fresh salads, handtossed pizzas and Stromboli’s along with favorites like eggplant parmigiana and spaghetti with homemade meatballs. 1017 Austin Highway | 210-822-2300 ceronispurplegarlic.com $$ PAESANOS An upscale landmark Italian restaurant with a large menu of classic and contemporary Italian dishes and an extensive wine list. 555 E. Basse | 210-828-5191 paesanositalianrestaurant.com $$ - $$$ PESTO RISTORANTE Soul satisfying traditional Italian cuisine with a twist. Build your own pasta. 5221 McCullough | 210-314-1072 pesto-ristorante.com $$ SORRENTO’S Specializing in traditional Italian cuisine with antipasti, seafood and pasta dishes. 5146 Broadway | 210-824-0055 sorrentopizzeria.com $$ MEXICAN ADELANTE Serving what they refer to as health-Mex. All natural light and fresh dishes with plenty of vegan and vegetarian choices. 21 Brees Blvd. | 210-822-7681 adelanterestaurant.com $ BETO’S A unique combination of Mexican street food and Latin American soul food. The fish tacos were voted best fish taco in San Antonio. 8142 Broadway | 210-930-9393 betosaltmex.com $


CAZADORES MEXICAN RESTAURANT Enjoy a wide variety of Tex-Mex food served in a friendly, comfortable seting. A favorite for locals. 927 Rittiman Road | 210-824-0175 taqueriacazadoressa.com $ CHELA’S TACOS Very authentic regional Mexican tacos. Offerings include cilantro chicken, carnitas Michoacan style, carne guisada, picadillo and shrimp tacos and many more. 5231 Broadway, #117 | 210-753-1040 chelas-tacos.com $ LA FONDA Casual dining in a relaxed setting, serving contemporary Mexican cuisine, thoughtfully executed. Open for lunch and dinner with a brunch on Sunday. 8633 Crownhill Blvd. | 210-824-4231 lafondaah.com $$ (P) MEXICO LINDO Delicious Mexican cuisine including a full assortment of appetizers, salads, soups, tacos, combination plates, hamburgers, tortas, and family orders of fajitas. 555 E. Basse Rd., Ste. 113 210-310-3767 $$ PALOMA BLANCA Dishes from the coastal regions of Mexico. Signature dishes include grilled snapper, ceviche, pozole, handmade flautas and tacos al pastor. 5800 Broadway, #300 | 210-822-6151 palomablanca.net $$ (P) SOLUNA COCINA MEXICANA Trendy upscale Mexican restaurant with a lively happy hour, impressive margaritas, Tex -Mex favorites and a colorful patio. 7959 Broadway, #204 | 210-930-8070 Solunasa.com $$-$$$ (P) TOMATILLO’S CANTINA Brightly colored decor, lively music and great food. They feature an extensive list of flavored margaritas, tableside flaming queso flameado, enchiladas, fish and shrimp tacos, sizzling fajitas and more. 3210 Broadway | 210-824-3005 tomatillos.com $$ TORCHY’S TACOS Elevated Mexican street food with lots of innovative tacos filled with unexpected ingredients like salmon, Jamaican jerk chicken and ahi tuna. 999 E. Basse, #183 | 210-824-1603 torchystacos.com $ PIZZA BRAZA BRAVA Pizzas made in Neapolitan style in a woodfired brick oven. 7959 Broadway | 210-320-2100 brazabravapizzeria.com $$ CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN Fresh and light California-inspired salads, soups, flatbreads and pizzas. 255 E. Basse | 210-424-2014 cpk.com $$ FLORIO’S PIZZA Delicious authentic New York-style pizza. 7701 Broadway | 210-805-8646 floriospizza.com $ - $$

JULIAN’S PIZZERIA A warm, family-friendly environment serving pizza and Italian staples like spaghetti and meatballs, baked rigatoni and lasagna. 6462 N. New Braunfels | 210-595-3405 julianspizzeria.com $$ VOLARE GOURMET PIZZA An intimate, family-friendly restaurant serving New York-style thin-crust pizza and other Italian standards. 5054 Broadway | 210-828-3354 volarepizza.com $ - $$ STEAKS THE BARN DOOR Family-owned steakhouse with Westernstyle decor, serving perfectly grilled steaks, delicious seafood and desserts. Ribeye’s, porterhouse and New York strip steaks, plus Chateaubriand, rack of lamb, Gulf Coast oysters and fresh salmon. They have a full bar and frequently offer fine live entertainment. 8400 N. New Braunfels | 210-824-0116 thebarndoorrestaurant.com $$ - $$$ (LV) FLEMING’S STEAKHOUSE High-end steakhouse serving prime aged beef, pork chops, North Atlantic lobster tails, Alaskan king crab legs, Chilean sea bass and other seafood specialties. 255 E. Basse, #200 | 210-824-9463 flemingssteakhouse.com $$$ RUTH’S CHRIS Upscale steakhouse that serves prime ribeye,New York strip and filet mignon steaks on sizzling plates. They also feature delicious lamb chops, shrimp, lobster, crab cakes and chicken entrees plus generous desserts. 7720 Jones Maltsberger | 210-821-5051 ruthschris.com $$$ COFFEE & DESSERTS COOKIE CAB Fresh baked warm cookies delivered to your door. Choose from favorites like chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin, sugar, and snickerdoodle. 1832 Nacogdoches Road | 210-848.9920 cookiecab.com $ LA PANADERíA Artisan bakery that bakes several varieties of fresh bread and pastries daily. They have a large, airy dining area and serve gourmet coffee, soup and sandwiches. 8305 Broadway | 210-375-6746 lapanaderia.com $ MENCHIE’S Non-fat/low-fat yogurts with fun toppings you add yourself. 999 E. Basse, Suite 177 | 210-824-1104 menchies.com $ NOTHING BUNDT CAKES Delicious Bundt cakes in flavors like lemon, carrot and white chocolate raspberry adorned with thick cream cheese frosting and decorated for any occasion. 5164 Broadway | 210-233-8430 nothingbundtcakes.com $$

GRIMALDI’S PIZZA Casual, Brooklyn-based pizzeria chain serving brick-oven pizzas and calzones. 330 E. Basse, #101 | 210-832-8288 grimaldispizzeria.com $$

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Eat In ‘09

50 Years of Outstanding Italian Cuisine BY MEREDITH KAY PHOTOGRAPHY BY AL RENDON

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n today’s society, consumers have become very fickle. It’s amazing when a restaurant survives for five years, but it is astonishing when one continues to feed generations for over 50 years.

2019 marked the 50th anniversary of Paesanos restaurant, and it has become a beloved San Antonio icon, consistently serving delicious Italian fare in the heart of Alamo Heights since 1996. The restaurant was started in 1969 by Joe Cosniac and Nick Pacelli, following the 1968 HemisFair. The partners wanted to create a true neighborhood trattoria serving fine Italian cuisine, and they found their spot in an old house that had been used as a barber shop on McCullough, just north of downtown. Joe ran the front of house, greeting customers by name when they walked through the door, and Nick ran the kitchen turning out plate after plate of their signature dishes. Their partnership was very successful, and in 1996 they expanded and moved the restaurant to a newly developed shopping center on Basse Road. Since then, Paesanos has become an institution for power lunches, family celebrations, and gatherings with good friends. The restaurant features an extensive menu of Italian favorites and signature specialties. In fact, you can’t really call yourself a San Antonian unless you’ve experienced their famous Shrimp Paesano, but there is so much more to discover on the menu, including their seasonal and daily specials. One recent menu addition had the entire table reaching for a portion of their delicious Bruschetta, with fresh tomato, mozzarella, and basil layered atop crispy, toasted slices of ciabatta bread, and drizzled with olive oil. Paesanos also features the freshest seafood, and their Salmon Avocado special is just one outstanding example of how much talent is in the kitchen. A hearty portion of fresh salmon is grilled to

perfection and topped with avocado slices and mozzarella. It is then flash broiled and topped with a velvety white wine butter and caper sauce, and served with sautéed spinach. However, if that is not luxurious enough for you, then order the Lobster Paesano. Here, the chef takes a fresh lobster tail and lightly dusts it with flour and seasoning. It is pan fried quickly, so that it is just crispy enough on the outside. It is then returned atop its shell and served over spaghetti and sautéed spinach bathed in delicate and buttery Paesano sauce. This dish is truly decadence at its finest. Paesanos Restaurant now has three San Antonio locations. Their downtown restaurant is located on the Riverwalk, allowing visitors from around the world to discover this hometown gem. The Northwest Paesanos is located off 1604 between N.W. Military and Bitters, and features a large outdoor patio with a beautiful koi pond. However, the Lincoln Heights restaurant is the flagship location and will continue to greet diners with the same warm hospitality that Joe built his reputation on over 50 years ago. The restaurant is open seven days a week, and although they do take walk-in diners, reservations are recommended for large parties or special events. The restaurant also features two spacious event rooms that look out over The Quarry Golf Course, and are available for private events and corporate meetings hosting up to 100 people. So, if it has been a while since you’ve dined at Paesanos, or perhaps you are new to the area and looking for your next favorite restaurant, you’ll have to come and discover what’s new, and rediscover what is still great about Paesanos. 78209magazine.com | DECEMBER 2021 47


Police Blotter AHPD CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION 6116 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 822-2164 FAX (210) 822-7111

THEFT An adult male subject entered a store and stole four toys off a display near the doors. 11/07/21 500 blk Austin Hwy EVADING ARREST An officer was dispatched to an ATM location for a vehicle in the ATM for a long period of time; the responding officer initiated contact on the vehicle having two female occupants; the female passenger quickly ran to the officer’s vehicle and complained of serious illness to distract the officer from the vehicle and female driver; upon further investigation it was learned the driver had two traffic warrants; the officer observed the female driver to be in possession of two large knives and another large metal object; when the officer told the driver to exit the vehicle the driver evaded arrest by driving the vehicle away at a high speed; attempts to stop the vehicle were ceased when further pursuit would have created a danger to residential areas. 11/07/21 100 blk Austin Hwy

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ASSAULT CONTACT Elderly male subject approached a store employee seeking assistance in locating a product; when the employee told him they were out of the product he spit in her face. 11/06/21 4800 blk Broadway EMERGENCY DETENTION An officer on patrol observed a male subject stumbling as he walked alongside the roadway; investigation revealed the subject was in mental crisis; transported to a hospital for evaluation. 11/06/21 200 blk Austin Hwy WANTED PERSON, NARCOTICS VIOLATION Driver of a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation was found to have an active arrest warrant for Assault-Family Violence issued by Nueces County; preimpoundment inventory of the vehicle discovered numerous items of drug paraphernalia containing marijuana and methamphetamine residue. 11/06/21 5300 blk Broadway ASSAULT, BODILY INJURY, DATING During an argument a male subject (boyfriend) forced a female victim (girlfriend) out of a parked vehicle and pushed her to the ground causing injury. 11/04/21 100 blk W Oakview

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DWI Driver of a vehicle stopped for speeding and swerving across traffic lanes was found to be under the influence of alcohol and impaired. 10/31/21 5000 blk Broadway DWI/ DRUGS, NARCOTICS VIOLATION Driver of a vehicle stopped for driving without lights during darkness was found to be impaired; further investigation discovered two vape pens containing THC (marijuana) oil contributing to his impairment; additional marijuana and paraphernalia were also found in the vehicle. 10/30/21 5100 blk Broadway DWI Driver of a vehicle was observed swerving across multiple lanes of traffic and turned into oncoming traffic lanes when entering Broadway; investigation discovered the driver was under the influence of alcohol and impaired; driver charged with enhanced DWI charges due to having a blood alcohol content higher than 0.15%. 10/28/21 400 blk Austin Hwy EVADING ARREST/DETENTION A subject on a motorcycle fled from an officer attempting to stop the motorcycle for a traffic violation; the officer discontinued the pursuit early on due to the danger posed to other traffic on the roadway; further investigation discovered violation history on the motorcycle providing information to the driver; investigation continues. 10/27/21 600 blk Austin Hwy

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