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San Antonio offers some of the coolest frozen concoctions to help you beat the heat.

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keep cool with a margarita on the River Walk. Many restaurants and bars feature special margarita recipes so you may have to order more than one to find your favorite.

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Sea Worlds Aquatica home to 50 species of bird

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

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Two parks. Two days. One great price. Come and experience SeaWorld®’s new Pacific Point Preserve—an immersive sea lion experience that offers guests the closest encounters ever with these amazing creatures. And don’t forget to catch the thrills of SeaWorld’s coasters and rides. Then get wet at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark™. Ride the waves and then come face-to-fin as you wade amongst real stingrays! And now, save $30 on admission to both parks with the SeaWorld and Aquatica San Antonio 2-Day Ticket.

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2015 Paseo del Rio

Association Board of Directors

President Tammy Peacock Werline, Hard Rock Café Past President Justin Holley, Wyndham Garden Riverwalk Treasurer Pierre Oliver, Casa Rio Restaurant

Chair, Operation Andreas Esparaza, Committee Boudro’s

Member At Large John Carbajal, Paesanos Executive Director Nancy D. Hunt, Paseo del Rio Association Ex-Officio Anthony Piazzi, Centro SA Jim Mery, Center City Development and Operations Department Steve Schauer, San Antonio River Authority Board of Directors Mark Bohanan, Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood Bob Buchanan, The Original Mexican Restaurant Terry Corless, MadDogs British Pub Kevin Donohue, Donohue Media Michael Dudek, The Westin RiverWalk Mae Escobar, aMAEzing Marketing Group Nancy Kilpo, Grand Hyatt Tom Lawrence, Don’s & Ben’s & Gabriel’s Liquor Maria Martinez, Marriott Plaza Shannon Miller, Office of Historic Preservation, COSA Ric Morales, Silver Eagle Distributors Andres Munoz, San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau John Seabers, Sinclair Broadcasting Laurence Seiterle, Zurich Properties Beth Smith, Hotel Emma

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! r e m m u Hello S Cool isn’t just a temperature; it’s also a state of mind. When the mercury soars in Texas, that’s important. This issue of RIO Magazine features tips for keeping you—and your

summer—cool. Check out my personal list of Top 10 Cool Things To Do on page 36. I hope you will try at least one of them.

Publisher Louis Doucette Louis@travelingblender.com Editor Paula Schechter editor@paseodelrio.com Business Manager Vicki Schroder Vicki@travelingblender.com

In search of cool country dance moves? Honky Tonks (page 47), gives you the low-down on some iconic Texas dance halls, all within 45 minutes of downtown.

Contributing Writers Ron Aaron Eisenberg Jackie Jordan Miranda Koerner Carol Miller Susan Yerkes

Another great thing about summer is Father’s Day. The River Walk and Downtown San Antonio offer countless ways to make your cool dad feel loved; with a meal, an outing or a boat ride on the River Walk. If dad is back home, don’t forget to bring him a cool souvenir.

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Dive into All Wet in SA & LOVING It! (page 42), our guide to the coolest place to make a summer splash. If you’d rather “Keep Cool with Cocktails” check out three top spots to chill (page 44), and their signature drinks.

As an animal lover, I would like to offer a quick reminder to those traveling with pets-please don’t’ leave them in the car. The Texas heat can dehydrate them quickly. Many hotels are petfriendly these days so check with staff or concierge to make arrangements for your four-footed friends to stay cool—and safe. Be Cool & Stay Cool,

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Museum and Texas Ranger Museum (a single building in the heart of downtown, where find everything from a 78-point buck need to know about what to wear: “Come as you are!” you’ll to Bonnie and Clyde’s 1934 getaway car) has a fun selection of traditional Western wear, including faux badges and authentic-looking pistols. When it comes to dress code, it’s all good – as long as it’s cool and comfortable. Especially in summer, when the afternoon sun can get fierce, the most important accessory on your list should be a good Historic Paris Hatters has higher-end, authentic hats and boots and even saddles. It’s housed in a run-down-looking storefront on sunblock. Other than that, pretty much anything goes. Broadway, but don’t be fooled! This may be the only store on earth The laid-back attitude is part of this historic city’s charm. Downtown that has made hats for both President Eisenhower and the rockin’ San Antonio’s multicultural atmosphere and fiesta flavor blend band members of ZZ Top. Cavender’s Western Wear, Lucchese Boots, Tony Lama’s and other San influences from Old Mexico, Antonio Western emporiums German Hill Country offer a wide range of outfits settlements and Western for the urban cowboys and heritage into one swirling cowgirls and their authentic visual mix. counterparts. Whatever you’re wearing, While you’re at it, pick up it’s hard to go wrong, even a colorful bandana – or a in traditionally swanky dozen. These traditional settings. You’ll see jeans cowboy kerchiefs make great, and T-shirts mixed in with affordable gifts for folks back elegant evening clothes even home. But while you’re in at the magnificently restored town you’ll find them ideal as Majestic Theater, or in swanky sun-protective neckwear or spots like the Iron Cactus’ just for patting off the summer Agave Bar or the pricey Fig perspiration. Tree Restaurant on the River Walk. Even at black-tie formal You’ll also find traditional events, locals often sport Mexican wear comes in handy cowboy couture – Tuxedo tops with boots and jeans So leave your neckties at home. High heels, too to beat the summer heat. Men’s long or short-sleeved guayaberas are fashion staples here too. You’ll find them in shops from Rivercenter – San Antonio is a walking town, and your feet will thank you. Mall to Market Square. Three minutes north of downtown , but still In addition to standard tennies, sandals are great for navigating San on the River Walk at the Pearl Complex, is Dos Carolinas famous for Antonio streets. Flip-flops are fine (known as chanclas in Spanish, their custom-tailored and ready-to-wear guayaberas. Penner’s men’s you’ll even see them worn with socks, which may not make sense store on Commerce street has carved out an international online until you’ve experienced the first painful sunburn on the tender reputation in the guayabera business. tops of your feet). Cowboy boots are another popular option, and in San Antonio, despite the summer heat, they’re year-round fashion The traditional Mexican dress, or its shorter sis, la blusa, is another souvenir staple that doubles as a super-practical San Antonio outfit. favorites paired with jeans, shorts or mini-skirts. Distinguished by their brilliant, colorful embroidery, these light Hats are also highly practical accessories, especially in the sizzling cotton creations come to fit every size, and will take you anywhere summer. Stetsons, straw summer cowboy hats and wide women’s in town. You’ll find all sorts and styles, each with distinctive designs sunhats offer more facial shade then standard tourist baseball caps, from various areas of Mexico or Latin America, at all price levels in and you’ll find them in many shops around downtown, from low to stores around town. Check out artist Adriel McGill’s colorful murals very high-end. The gift shop at the historic Buckhorn Saloon and in the dining room at the River Walk’s festive Cafe Olé to get a feel 12

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Even as you dress to keep cool, don’t forget that locals love their air conditioning. On the hottest days you may be stepping back and forth between the fierce sun and frigid indoor respite. If you’re going out for the day or night, a light, foldable jacket or shawl is always a good idea. When the sun goes down on the River Walk and the balconies and patios are swept by the cool Texas evening breeze, you can look back on the welcoming comforts of a sunny day, and chill.

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124-150 Losoya St San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-7299 www.alamobiergarten.com German

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Boudro’s Texas Bistro 421 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-8484 www.boudros.com American Bourbon Street Seafood Kitchen 103 9th Street San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 301-0066 bourbonstreetseafoodkitchen.com Seafood, Cajun

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Charlie Wants a Burger sports bar 223 Losoya San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-0864 www.charliewantsaburger.com Burgers-Craft Beer DURTY Nelly’s IRISH PUB 200 S. Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-3343 www.durtynellyspub.com Irish Pub JUICE CENTRAL 315 E. Commerce St San Antonio, TX 78205 210-228-9398 www.juice-central.com Juice Bar, Salads

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The River’s Edge Café & Patio Bar 200 S. Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 270-0786 www.riversedgecafesa.com American 2

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Acenar 146 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2362 www.acenar.com Mexican Barriba Cantina 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 228-9876 www.barribacantina.com Mexican La Paloma river walk 215 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-0566 www.lapalomariverwalk.com Mexican

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Las Ramblas 306 W. Market San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-9222 www.thehotelcontessa.com Spanish

The Republic of Texas 429 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-6256 therepublicoftexasrestaurant.com American

Landry’s Seafood House 517 N. Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-1010 www.landrysseafood.com Seafood

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Q kitchen | Bar 123 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-1234 www.qriverwalk.com BBQ Guadalajara Grill 306 W. Market San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-9222 www.thehotelcontessa.com Spanish

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Mad Dogs 123 Losoya Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-0220 maddogs.net British Pub

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Saltgrass Steak House 502 River Walk San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-9092 www.saltgrass.com Steakhouse

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Rio Rio Cantina 421 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-8462 www.rioriocantina.com Tex-Mex

Texas Land & Cattle 201 N. St. Mary’s San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2263 www.texaslandandcattle.com Steakhouse

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Tony Romas Rivercenter 849 E Commerce St San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-7662 tonyromas-sanantonio.com Ribs, Seafood, Steak

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Zocca 420 W. Market San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 444-6070 www.zoccariverwalk.com Italian

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Dick’s Last Resort 406 Navarro San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-0026 www.dickslastresort.com American

Michelino’s 521 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 223-2939 www.michelinos.us Italian

Hard Rock Café 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-7625 www.hardrock.com American

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RAINFOREST CAFé 110 E. Crockett San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 277-6300 www.rainforestcafe.com American

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County Line Barbeque sports bar 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 229-1941 www.countyline.com BBQ

Charlie Wants a Burger sports bar 223 Losoya San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-0864 www.charliewantsaburger.com Burgers-Craft Beer

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Maria Mia 849 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 272-0403 mariamiamexicanbistro.com Mexican

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Luke 125 E. Houston San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-5853 www.lukesanantonio.com French/American

The Original Mexican Restaurant 528 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 224-9951 www.originalmexican.com Tex-Mex

Bella on the River 106 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 404-2355 www.bellaontheriver.com Mediterranean/Southern European Ostra 212 W. Crockett San Antonio TX 78205 (866) 605-1212 www.mokarahotels.com Seafood

FINE DINING Biga on the Banks 203 S. St Mary’s San Antion, TX 78205 (210) 225-0722 www.biga.com American

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Paesanos Paesanos River Walk 111 W. Crockett #100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 227-2782 www.paesanosriverwalk.com Paesanos Lincoln Heights 555 East Basse Rd. (210) 828 5191 Paesanos 1604 3622 Paesanos Parkway (210) 493 1604 Italian

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Little Rhein Steakhouse 231 S. Alamo San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 225-2111 www.littlerheinsteak house.com Steakhouse

Citrus 150 E. Houston San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-9700 hotelvalencia-riverwalk.com American

Casa Rio 430 E. Commerce San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 225-6718 www.casa-rio.com Tex-Mex

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Rio Rio Cantina 421 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-8462 www.rioriocantina.com Tex-Mex

figtree 515 Villita Street San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 224-1976 www.figtreerestaurant.com Las Canarias 112 College Street San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 518-1000 www.omnilamansion.com American

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Had Boudro’s been serving Blackened Prime Rib, fresh Guacamole made tableside and Prickly Pear Margaritas back in 1836, the King of the Wild Frontier would have left Tennessee sooner. Loved by locals and travelers, Boudro’s is a mecca for great food on the River Walk. Frommers says ”Everybody loves this old standby on the River Walk.” Dine riverside, inside or (with reservations) on a barge dinner cruise.

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La Villita 418 Villita Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Collection of Unique Local Shops

River Art Group La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-8752 www.rivergroup.com Art Gallery

Equinox La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210.281.0706 www.alejandrosifuentes.com Jewelry Metal Gallery

Hot Topic Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-7680 www.hottopic.com Clothing

La Villita History Exhibit Learn more about the history of La Villita with this exhibit. 210.207.8614

Starving Artist Gallery La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210.226.3593 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

Mustang Greyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210.222.1894 www.lavillita.com

Langford Market Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-0200 www.langfordmarket.com Clothing

Village Gallery La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-0404 www.waltglasspottery.net Art Gallery

Angelita La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210- 224-8362 www.lavillita.com Womens Fashions & Jewelry

U.S. Polo Assn Rivercenter mall San Antonio, TX 78205 210-444-1040 www.uspoloassn.com Clothing

Scentchips USA La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210.223.2267 www.lavillita.com Candles

Villita Stained Glass La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210.223.4480 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

Primarily Purple Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 General Merchandise

Casa Manos Alegres La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-5107 www.lavillita.com Mexican Cultural Gifts

Aeropostale Rivercenter Mall San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 www.aeropostale.com Clothing

Village Weavers La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-222-0776 www.villageweavers.com Woven Art & Rugs

Foot Locker Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-8383 www.footlocker.com Athletic Shoes

Artistic Endeavors La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-222-2497 www.artend.com Art Copper Gallery La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210.271.3856 www.thecoppergallery.com Art Collectibles Galleria II La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210.227.0527 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery Little Studio Gallery La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-8893 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

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The Body Shop Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-5446 www.thebodyshop-usa.com Gift for Body Fletchers Jewelry Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-299-5240 www.fletchersjewelers.com Jewelry

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Champ’s Sports Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 www.champssports.com Sportswear

Zales Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-270-7770 www.zales.com Jewelry

Sunglass Hut Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-271-7550 www.sunglasshut.com Sunglasses

Aerosoles Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-354-1840 www.aerosoles.com Shoes Claire’s Rivercenter Mall - Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 www.claires.com Shoes Journeys Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level 210-224-6898 www.journeys.com Shoes Shoe Palace Rivercenter Mall - Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-527-9700 Shoes

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Sunglass Icon Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-3942 www.sunglassicon.com Sunglasses Gamestop Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-4412 www.gamestop.com Video Ganmes & Equipment Express Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-5212 www.express.com Clothing Victoria’s Secret Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-7072 www.victoriassecret.com Womens Lingerie

Five & Dime General Store 512 Riverwalk San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-4825 www.fiveanddimegs.com General Merchandise

Papaya Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-2100 www.papaya.com Shasha Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-4772 www.shasha.com Spencers Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-6898 www.spencersonline.com Wandering Cowboy Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-3434 Zumiez Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-228-9373 www.zumiez.com Pearl Brewery 250 E Grayson San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-7260 www.atpearl.com Unique Local Shops & Restaurants

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Cowboy’s Alamo City Harley Davidson 111 West Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-4461 cowboysalamocityharley.com/ boutique General Merchandise/Clothing

FUN FACT In 1929 Robert H. H. Hugman, the architect whose idea and drawings created the River Walk, named his design the “Shops of Aragon And Romula.” His concept was for one side of Houston Street to be Aragon and the other side Romula.

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Blue Box 312 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 227-2583 www.blueboxbar.com Bar

Kremlin/ Havana Ultra Lounge 212 College St. San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 220-1972 www.kremlinsa.com Dance Club

Blue Star Brewing Company 1414 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 212-5506 www.bluestarbrewing.com Brewery

Liquid Monkey Lounge 248 Losoya, Suite B San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-4980 Bar

The Bonham Exchange 411 Bonham San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 271-3811 www.bonhamexchange.net Dance Club

Your River Walk Stop for Breakfast, Burgers & Beer. • Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAILY • Happy Hour DAILY 3pm-6pm and Reverse Happy Hour 9pm-11pm • $10 beer buckets • Full bar with craft, draft and bottled beers, handcrafted margaritas, sangrias and mojitos • 11 mega-TVs–Catch all the sports at Charlie Wants A Burger!

The Brooklynite 516 Brooklyn Avenue San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 444-0707 www.thebrooklynitesa.com Wine Bar charlie wants a burger sports bar 223 Losoya San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-0864 www.charliewantsaburger.com Burgers-Craft Beer Coyote Ugly Saloon 409 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 465-8459 www.coyoteuglysaloon.com Bar The Davenport 203 N Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-5635 www.the-dav.com Dance Club dick’s last resort 406 Navaro St, San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-0026 www.dickslastresort.com Gastro Pub Drink Texas 200 Navarro, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-1031 www.drinktexas.com Bar

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Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub 200 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-1400 www.durtynellspub.com Pub Esquire Tavern 155 E Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2521 www.esquiretavern-sa.com Gastropub

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The Friendly Spot 943 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-2337 www.thefriendlyspot.com Icehouse Howl at the Moon 111 W. Crockett St, Suite 201 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-4695 www.howlatthemoon.com Piano Bar

The Local Bar 600 N Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 267-9885 www.thelocalbarsa.com Bar Mad Dogs British Pub 123 Losoya, Suite 19 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-0220 www.MadDogs.net Pub, Live Music the naked iguana lounge 421 East Commerce San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 226-8462 www.rioriocantina.com/ Naked_Iguana Margaritas, Well Drinks, & Beer 1919 1420 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 227-1420 Bar SoHo Wine & Martini Bar 214 W Crockett San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 444-1000 www.sohomartinibar.com Bar Swig 111 W. Crocket St, Suite 205 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 476-0005 www.swigmartini.com Martini Bar tex’s river walk sports bar 200 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 270-0786 www.palaciodelrio.com Sports Bar The Ticket 420 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-9722 www.ticketsportspub.com Sports Bar Waxy O’Connors 234 Riverwalk San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-9299 www.waxyoconnors.com Pub The Worm 123 Losoya, River Level San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-7266 facebook.com/TheWormTequilaBar Tequila Bar Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar 207 N Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-2900 www.zincwine.com Wine Bar

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MUSIC AWOLNATION: Run Tour 2015 6/5, Fri @ 7pm Aztec Theatre San Antonio Symphony Scheherazade & Peer Gynt 6/5-6, Fri-Sat @ 8pm Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor H-E-B Performance Hall Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Robin Trower 6/6, Sat @ 7pm Aztec Theatre An Evening with Travis Tritt 6/13, Sat @ 8pm H-E-B Performance Hall Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Nothing More 6/19, Fri @ 7pm Aztec Theatre Black Violin 6/19, Fri @ 8pm H-E-B Performance Hall Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Michael McDonald 6/25, Thu @ 7:30pm H-E-B Performance Hall Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

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live theater From The Mahabharata: The Great Dance-Off Attic Rep – International Theatre Festival of San Antonio Inaugural Production 6/3-14, Wed-Fri @ 8pm Sat @ 2:30pm & 8pm Sun @ 2:30pm Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

comedy Ron Feingold 6/3-7, Wed-Thu & Sun @ 8:30pm Fri-Sat @ 8:30pm & 10:30pm Rivercenter Comedy Club Johnny O 6/10-14, Wed-Thu & Sun @ 8:30pm Fri-Sat @ 8:30pm & 10:30pm Rivercenter Comedy Club Sonya White 6/17-21, Wed-Thu & Sun @ 8:30pm Fri-Sat @ 8:30pm & 10:30pm Rivercenter Comedy Club Paul Ogata 6/24-28, Wed-Thu & Sun @ 8:30pm Fri-Sat @ 8:30pm & 10:30pm Rivercenter Comedy Club

Impractical Jokers: “Where’s Larry” Tour starring The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe 6/26, Fri @ 7:30pm H-E-B Performance Hall Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Tom Green 6/29, Mon @ 7pm Rivercenter Comedy Club

children’s Chuggington Live: The Great Rescue Adventure 6/12, Fri @ 7pm H-E-B Performance Hall Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Exhibitions BRISCOE WESTERN ART MUSEUM Film Series: The Comedic West City Slickers 6/16, Tue @ 6:30pm SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART

The Three Worlds of Jose Arpa y Perea: Spain, Mexico and San Antonio Now thru 6/21

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Rio San Antonio Cruises 205 N Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-5700 riosanantonio.com

Pearl Farmer’s Market 6/5-28, Sat-Sun / 9am-1pm Pearl Complex Fiesta Noche del Rio 6/5-8/15, Fri-Sat @ 8:30pm Arneson River Theatre on the River Walk An Evening with Neil Degrasse Tyson 6/16, Tue @ 7:30pm H-E-B Performance Hall Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Briscoe Western Art Museum 210 W Market San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 299-4499 briscoemuseum.org

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Robert Irvine Live! 6/18, Thu @ 7:30pm H-E-B Performance Hall Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Diego Rivera in San Antonio: A Small Focus Exhibition (On Display at Nelson A. Rockefeller - Center for Latin American Art at SAMA)

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If you mention prickly pear margaritas and tableside guacamole service to anyone in San Antonio they know you’re are talking about the one and only Boudro’s Texas Bistro. It has been a mainstay for scrumptious food on the Riverwalk since the mid 1980’s. Locals and travelers alike stop in for those two signature dishes as well as savory black angus steaks and some of the freshest Gulf seafood in the city.

Boudro's is an experience to savor, embracing all the flavor of our regional heritage with a distinctive menu of Texas and southwestern specialties.

Boudro’s features a few new items on their menu including shrimp and grits, a Gulf shellfish platter complete with a crawfish pie and the achiote rubbed double rib lamb chop. Recent menu additions include vegetarian and vegan selections. Of course many of the longtime favorites remain including smoked shrimp, Gulf crab enchiladas, mesquite grilled Texas quail, blackened prime rib in addition to an award winning wine list. Boudro’s is the place for a River Walk dinner cruise! Offered nightly, the dinner cruises feature a pre fixe menu that accommodates individual or group reservations. Space is limited. Call for departure times and reservations, 210-224-8484. Larger groups may have a private dinner cruise. Boudro’s also features five private event spaces including The Vault, the Boardroom, Volume II, Firewheel and the Wine Cellar. The spaces can accommodate groups of 30 for an intimate dinner or a reception for 600 when combined. Private dining options for receptions, lunches and dinners are set in historic limestone buildings updated with edgy, eclectic décor. This setting paired with Boudro’s cuisine and our professional event staff makes functions in our private event spaces simple to organize and exceptional for hosts and guests alike. Let Boudro’s take the work out of entertaining for your next big gathering. Open from 11 am to 11 pm and till midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, reservations are strongly suggested: (210) 224-8484 or www. boudros.com

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Tour San Antonio Like A Local

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GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS MUSEUM TOMB RIDER 3D RIPLEY’S HAUNTED ADVENTURE Experience the best Alamo Plaza has to offer. See the Amazing Book come to life in the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS MUSEUM! Adventure Seekers... this one’s for you - TOMB RIDER 3D, a Journey down into the tomb of Anubis for an action-packed adventure you won’t soon forget! For the fearless, we dare you to visit RIPLEY’S HAUNTED ADVENTURE. This multi-million dollar haunted house includes special effects, live actors and animatronics that are sure to leave you thrilled from the moment you enter until the time you escape!. Open Daily at 10:00 a.m. Directly across from the Alamo • (210) 226-2828 www.AlamoPlazaAttractions.com The Amazing Mirror Maze— A 4D Experience San Antonio’s newest attractions are located across from the Alamo! Ultimate Mirror Maze Challenge – a unique, eyepopping experience

that is fun for any age. Explore endless hallways and thousands of mirrors as you try to find the end and go back again – it is never the same experience twice. Can you find your way out of a maze composed entirely out of mirrors? The Vault Laser Challenge – It is a Mission Impossible themed game. A state of the art laser alarm system, your challenge is to make it through without setting off any of the lasers. Will you make it on our top 10 list? Hours of Operation: Open Daily at 10AM (210) 224-2288 • www.amazingmazes.com Briscoe Western Art Museum The Briscoe Western Art Museum features nine galleries spread across three floors featuring art in the form of artifacts, paintings, and sculptures. Video interviews with artists, collectors, and others can be found throughout. Collection highlights include fine saddles and spurs; pieces from the Spanish colonial era; Pancho Villa’s last known saddle; diorama of the Alamo; and Santa Anna’s sword. The adjacent Jack Guenther Pavilion serves as an event space and visitors can enjoy the lush Sculpture Garden during Museum hours.

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Buckhorn Saloon & Texas Ranger Museum The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum is proud to welcome a new generation of visitors. San Antonio’s oldest Saloon has recently completed a major renovation. Explore the remodeled animal halls and prepare yourself for a Texas-sized adventure! Practice your sharp shooting skills in our Shooting Gallery and see hundreds of handguns, badges and photographs from famous rangers in The Texas Ranger Museum. Open daily at 10AM. (210) 2474000 www.buckhormuseum.com The Edward Steves Homestead This elegant mansion, located in the King William neighborhood, was built in 1876 for the founder of San Antonio’s first lumber company. The Homestead offers visitors the rare opportunity to imagine living the lifestyle of German settlers of this era. Contact: The Edward Steves Homestead 509 King William (210)-225-5924 www.saconservation.org La Villita A Historic Arts Village since 1939. More galleries & shops in one square block than anywhere else in San Antonio. Unique art by local & regional artists featuring oil paintings, sculpture, watercolors, metal art, rock art, textiles, copper work, pottery, jewelry, stained glass & regional folk art. La Villita is a cluster of small buildings in downtown San Antonio. Once a residential district beginning in the late 1700’s, the area now houses specialty shops filled with unique gifts, restaurants, and beautiful plazas. In 1939 Mayor Maury Maverick spearheaded a project to

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establish La Villita as an area for arts and crafts with the help of Works Progress Association funding in the early 1940’s. La Villita is also famous for the many festivals that take place here year-round including the world famous A Night in Old San Antonio. For more information, visit us at www. lavillita.com or call us at (210) 207-8614 LOUIS TUSSAUD’S WAX WORKS Features over 200 life-like wax figures in themed settings of Hollywood,History, Children’s Land of Make Believe, Heroes of the Lone Star, Horror, Heroes of Mexico, Passion of Christ and much more! RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! Odditorium is one of the newest, largest and most i nteractive in the United States featuring over 500 unique one-of-a-kind exhibits on three floors. RIPLEY’S MOVING THEATER 4D— Cutting edge technology and incredible six channel digital surround sound. Ride the movie and experience every bump, dip and turn! State-of-theart motion simulator! Get your hand cast in wax at our wax hand booth! Take a photo of yourself in a themed setting! Shop in our cargo hold gift shop for unique, unusual gifts. Snack bar and arcade on premises. Ripley’s outdoor patio can accomodate up to 250 people. 301 Alamo Plaza (corner of Alamo Plaza and Crockett Street) • 210-224-9299 • www. sanantonio.ripleys.com Natural Bridge Caverns Natural Bridge Caverns is so much more than one of the most treasured natural attractions Texas has to offer. This beautiful and historical cavern system offers an experience that is high energy, educational, fun and family oriented. Whether you are a first timer, an avid caver or someone in between, Natural Bridge Caverns awaits with a once in a lifetime experience you’ll never forget. 26495 Natural Bridge Cavern Road • Natural Bridge Caverns, TX 78266 (210) 651-6101 • www.naturalbridgecaverns.com

SeaWorld of San Antonio This year, SeaWorld of San Antonio enjoys a Sea of Surprises during SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration with new interactive pathway experiences, more upclose animal encounters and the Surprise Squad, treating guests with prizes and special experiences every day. Plus, enjoy thrilling rides, animal attractions and our newest attraction, Roa’s Aviary, at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark. SPLASHTOWN Splashtown is 20 acres of Family Waterpark Fun featuring 38 water slides, 1/2 million gallon Wave Pool, 1/4 mile long Siesta Del Rio and for our smaller guests the all new Splash Island featuring a 4 story ride complex with 6 slides, 500 gallon tidal wave, 50’ dancing waters, tipping buckets and 2 kiddie pools. Also the Crystal Falls activity pool featuring slides, lily pads and water basketball! Guests will also enjoy the sand beach volleyball and water volleyball! Splashtown offers a variety of tasty foods, snacks and beverages for your enjoyment. Splashtown is conveniently located just 3 minutes North of Downtown on IH 35 at the Splashtown Exit, and always offers Free Parking. For rates, hours and special events, surf on over to SplashtownSA.com. Tower of the Americas The Tower of the Americas offers the most breathtaking view of the Alamo City - from 750 feet high! Visitors can enjoy fine dining at the Chart House revolving restaurant or enjoy the scenery from the Flags Over Texas observation deck while learning about the history of Texas The Tower of the Americas’ newest addition is the Skies Over Texas 4-D theater ride that will stimulate all your senses as you see, hear, and feel all Texas has to offer. 600 Hemisfair Park • (210) 223-3101 www. TowerOfTheAmericas.com

ENTERTAINMENT Coyote Ugly Saloon The most famous bar on the planet with a spectacular view of the river from an outside patio. We offer food until 7pm and happy hour drinks from 4pm 8pm. Available for all party needs. Hours: Mon - Sun 11am - 2am (210) 465-8459 • 409 E Commerce. Howl at the Moon Live nightly entertainment with dueling baby grand pianos, today’s popular songs, parodies and audience participations. Come early to enjoy the evening festivities and imbibe your favorite libations. Always guaranteed to have a very amusing time. Reservation packages are available. Please call (210) 212 - 4770 to book yours. Hours: Sun-Thurs: 7pm-2am • Fri: 5pm-2am Sat: 6pm-2am • (210) 212-4695 111 Crockett St. West, Ste. 201 Mad Dogs British Pub Indulge in servings of cool refreshments, delicious fare and energetic entertainment all wrapped in lavish servings of fun. During the day, breathe in spectacular views from our tropical terrace, while sipping on award winning margaritas and watching the river flow by. Later, party on with non-stop entertainment from ‘the pub that thinks it’s a club’, with nightly action featuring live bands, DJ’s and a daringly different karaoke crew. (210) 222-0220 123 Losoya Street Suite 19 • www.MadDogs.net

FOOD & DRINK Barriba Cantina The Barriba Cantina located above the famous County Line Barbeque is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week, featuring Mexican street food that is available until closing time, along with an endless list of handmade seasonal cocktails. Barriba also offers live local music seven days a week, from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m., AND during the day on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. There is no cover charge for the music. The restaurant and bar for Barriba Cantina is located on the street level with balconies

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Guide to San Antonio & the River Walk and patios overlooking the River Walk. The top floor contains a large meeting space with balconies and patios overlooking the River Walk, and the covered outdoor patio with view of San Antonio’s downtown skyline and the river. 111 W Crocket Street • 210228-9876 www.barribacantina.com Bella On the River Bella is an independent and locally-owned restaurant on the River Walk featuring Southern European, mostly Mediterranean food. Food. Chef Sean Fletcher’s menu features the signature Eggplant Josephine, Fresh Mussels, Carpaccio, Antipasto, Frito Misto, Fresh Salads, Seafood Paella, Texas Red Fish, Pasta, Lamb, Duck, Steak, Tournedos Rossini, Salted Caramel Ice Cream and Virginia’s Pistachio Cake. The Bella Bar features Prosecco and Port Cocktails, Sangria, Ports and Sherry, ice cold Beer, over twenty Wines-by-the-Glass, and a gently-priced and wellpaired Wine List. Atmosphere. Bella’s small, intimate dining room is one of the most unique and special on the River Walk. It’s like walking into a small Spanish bistro or Tuscan grotto, with its natural limestone rock walls, candle-lit tables, and casual, cozy, and comfortable atmosphere. Service. Bella’s service staff is friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable, with a “we’re really glad you’re here” attitude. Dinner: Monday – Saturday 5 - 10pm|Closed Sunday. Bella On the River, 106 River Walk|210-404-2355|www. bellaontheriver.com/”www.bellaontheriver.com Reservations Strongly Encouraged biga on the banks Chef Bruce Auden’s award winning Biga on the Banks sits above a tree lined bend of the River and within easy walking distance of all hotels and the convention center. Fine dining does not mean fussy at Biga the ambiance is definitely upscale but relaxed- San Antonio style. Serving dinner nightly with a daily changing menu to highlight the bounty of the season and the State, usually featuring beef, seafood and wild game options, Sticky toffee pudding for dessert is a must. Extensive wine list and hand crafted cocktails. Private event

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rooms with views and terraces. Reservations recommended www.biga.com. 210.225.0722 203 S St Marys at Market Boudro’s on the River Walk Paris has the romantic Left Bank. The River Walk has Boudro’s. Enjoy guacamole prepared tableside, house smoked shrimp and gulf crab enchiladas and more. Finish with a trio of summer sorbets and a fine cognac. River barge dining available by reservation. Sun.-Thurs. 11am-11pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-midnight (210) 210 224-8484 • 421 East Commerce www.boudros.com Cafe Olé The ultimate: beef, chicken or shrimp fajitas served on a sizzling skillet with all the traditional condiments. Flavorful quesadillas, enchiladas, chicken Acapulco, fried ice cream, and awardwinning margaritas. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11am10:30pm • Fri-Sat: 11am-12am. • 527 River Walk (210) 223-2939 Casa Rio San Antonio-style Mexican food. Serving on the banks of the River Walk since 1946. Dinner boat parties and banquet facilities available. Hours: Daily: 11am-11pm (210) 225-6718 • 430 E. Commerce • www.casa-rio.com Charlie Wants a Burger Sports Bar Charlie Wants a Burger Sports Bar is a sports bar that’s unique to the River Walk. Dishing up homemade American food, we’re family-friendly and dogs are welcome on our outdoor patio. Handcrafted margaritas, draft beer and more. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Happy Hour 2 – 6 daily. 223 Losoya on the River Walk • 210-227-0864 www.charliewantsaburger.com Chart House at the Tower of the Americas With its carefully crafted menus, impeccable service, and a 360-degree revolving vista offering guests the most magnificent views of the Alamo City, the

Chart House restaurant at Tower of the Americas is in a class by itself. Enjoy our award-winning menu featuring top of the catch seafood, succulent steaksand decadent desserts. 600 Hemisfair Park • (210) 223-3101 County Line Barbecue Serving up the biggest, leanest, most consistently delicious barbeque in San Antonio for over 30 years. On the scenic Riverwalk in the South Bank Complex (next to The Hard Rock), The County Line is a great place to enjoy an ice cold beer or a frosty margarita at the open-air bar. Inside the funky Texas roadhouse atmosphere and friendly service will make you feel like you’ve wandered out into the Texas Hill Country. Private Party Barges are also available. At the County Line they’ll tell you its barbeque so good you’ll want to “Get it all over ya’!” Hours: Open Daily 11am (210) 229-1941 • 111 West Crockett. Dick’s Last Resort This is the joint your mama warned you about. Dick’s serves up buckets of barbecued ribs, chicken, catfish, shrimp and crab legs. Platters include steaks, crabby cakes, salmon and even salads for the wimpy eater. Lunch includes sandwiches, salads and buckets of good food. The wait staff is irreverent by design, and the decor is local garage-sale stuff. Seventy-four kinds of beer. Live music, no cover, no dress code and definitely no class. Billed as “The Rowdy of the River.” Admission: None • Hours: Daily, 11am-2am (210) 224-0026 • 406 Navarro St. Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub Sing along to your favorite songs with one of our crowd pleasing piano players. Established in 1974, Durty Nelly’s features imported and domestic pints as well as a full bar. Fish & Chips, Grilled Reuben’s & Capt. Robbie’s Fried Shrimp Basket served until 7:00pm with an appetizer menu served until 11:00pm nightly. You haven’t been to San Antonio until you visit World Famous Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub Durty Nelly’s is located on the River Walk at the Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel.

Visit San Antonio’s Newest Treasure.

Photo courtesy Casey Dunn

Located on the River Walk, the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s historic 1930s art deco/neoclassical building houses nine galleries on three levels. Highlights include Pancho Villa’s saddle, a diorama of the Alamo, an authentic Chuck Wagon, and works by Frederic Remington and Taos Society of Artists.

BriscoeMuseum.org 210.299.4499 Sandy Scott, Briscoe Bison, 2014, Bronze | Photo courtesy Craig Washburn

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Hard Rock Café “Remember the Hard Rock!” While we’ve never been under siege like Davy Crockett and his men, we always strive to be memorable here in Texas. So why not lead the charge to our accommodating, three-story Hard Rock Cafe in San Antonio? Situated along the city’s famous Riverwalk area, we have three floors of patios where you can be on the lookout for the slow moving tourist boats below. Inside you’ll find gourmet meals in hefty servings, so huge you can cut ‘em with a Bowie knife, and our collection of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia is big enough to fill a Spanish mission. So stop battling those hunger pangs and march ondown to the Hard Rock Cafe San Antonio. 111 W. Crockett St. • 210-224-7625 www.hardrock.com Iron Cactus A great place to relax along the Riverwalk. With our swanky Agave Room bar enjoy tasting one of over 80 differenttequilas or feast on extraordinary Mexican food in our contemporary dining room. Watch the boats go by with the family on our beautiful Patio or join us for a Tequila Dinner Cruise. With private party rooms, we have something for everyone! The Iron Cactus is the destination for fine Mexican cuisine on the River! 200 River Walk • San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 224-9835 www.ironcactus.com

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Landry’s Seafood House Landry’s Seafood House echoes the sights, sounds and sensations of a 1940’s seafood house, with its classic, fresh seafood and spectacular scenery. The mouthwatering menu offers the very best - from irresistible appetizers like oyster-bar trash (a delicious combination of blackened shrimp and crabmeat) to fresh salads and their world famous seafood specialties, such as freshly prepared Gulf Snapper, Stuffed Flounder and Shrimp Fresca. For those who desire non-seafarer, Landry’s offers tempting steaks and chicken delicacies. Open Daily. Join us at our 517 lounge. Located right on the River Walk. (210) 229-1010 517 N Presa

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Lone Star Café The only authentic Texas-style steakhouse on the River Walk. Texassized steaks, chicken-fried steak, baked potatoes and onion rings served with your favorite Texas beer or wine. Daily specials. Private party room available. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. • Fri.-Sat. 11a.m.-11:30 p.m. (210) 223-9374 • 237 Losoya

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Mi Tierra Since 1941, a lively, family-owned Mexican restaurant in the heart of Market Square. Open 24 hours a day with live Mariachi music nightly. Onsite bakery sells fresh Mexican pastries and candies. (210) 225-1262 • 218 Produce Row

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Michelino’s Enjoy authentic tastes of Italy’s country kitchen. Italian specialties, pasta and pizza made from the freshest poultry, beef and seafood are complemented by flavorful sauces, tantalizing desserts and superb, yet affordable wine selections. Hours: Sun-Thur: 11am-11pm Fri-Sat: 11am-12am • (210) 2232939 • Fax: (210) 224-8209 521 River Walk

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Paesanos River Walk Classic Mediterranean and contemporary Italian dining on the San Antonio River Walk. Whatever your inspiration, your guests will enjoy the comfortable contemporary ambience at our unique enclave at the bend in the River Walk. Paesanos River Walk breaks the boundaries of traditional Italian cuisine to explore modern Mediterranean specialties. Enjoy the legendary Shrimp Paesano or Oven-Baked Pizzas piled high with grilled chicken and artichokes, or venture forth to Lemon Peppered Salmon or to our tempting Daily Specials. Choose from inside or terrace seating and enjoy views of the famed San Antonio River Walk. Enjoy a selection from one of the River’s most impressive wine lists, perfectly paired to complement your meal. 111 W. Crocket #100 • San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 227-2782 • paesanosriverwalk.com Pico de Gallo Serving authentic Mexican fare popular with tourists and locals alike. Mariachi music on the patio, piano in the dining room. Hours: Mon-Thur: 7am-10pm • Fri-Sat: 7am- 2pm Sun: 8am-10pm • (210) 225-6060 • 111 S. Leona St. PizzaRita’s At PizzaRita’s we combine classic old world Italian flavors with our signature blend of cheese and premium meats, to create authentic mouth watering handmade pizzas. Whether you are in the mood for pizza or a gourmet sub, PizzaRita’s has something for every taste bud. We are located on Crocket St. directly above Ritas on the River. Come by and see us for some delicious fresh food on the quick! 245 E. Commerce #200 San Antonio, Texas 78205 • (210) 293-7482 • pizzaritas.com Pat O’Brien’s San Antonio Pat O’s Courtyard Restaurant offers a unique dining experience as only Pat O’Brien’s can provide. Rain or shine, we offer outdoor dining in a lush, tropical garden. Complete with trees, indigenous foliage, shade umbrellas, and its own Flaming Fountain, the Courtyard is a memorable experience for the whole family. The Menu has something for everyone, including several New Orleans favorites for those with a sense of adventure. To compliment your visit, Pat O’s Courtyard has a full bar, complete with our trademark Specialty drinks, including the Hurricane. The friendly wait staff is always available to help with your selection if you find the choices too overwhelming! Whether searching for a romantic evening under the stars, a fun night out with friends, or an afternoon meal with the kids, Pat O’s Courtyard Restaurant is ready to www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

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Guide to San Antonio & the River Walk serve your needs! When a special occasion comes up, Pat O’s Courtyardis available for Private Parties. Hours: Mon-Sun: 11 am-2 am • (210) 220-1076 121 Alamo Plaza • www.PatOBriens.com The Original Mexican Restaurant The Original Mexican Restaurant offers San Antonio style Tex-Mex specialties and beverages on a large patio with riverside seating, in a festive dining room or at a lively bar. OPEN 24/7 FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE! Breakfast available from 2 am to noon. Hours: 24-hour hospitality! (210) 224-9951 • 528 Riverwalk Rainforest Cafe - RiverWalk You don’t have to travel far to dine in a tropical rain forest atmosphere. Our menu includes a variety of specialty items from seafood, beef and chicken topastas, sandwiches and pizza. Younger guests can enjoy items from our exciting kids’ menu! OurSparkling VOLCANO lights up any meal! Plus, pick up special souvenirs from your visit. Rainforest Cafe, A WILD PLACE TO SHOP AND EAT! (210) 2776300 • 110 E. Crockett Street The Republic of Texas Restaurant Texas-style restaurant that tempts tourists with delectable food and scrumptious drinks. Don’t leave without trying the 46-ounce margarita. Southweststyle cuisine is served at this hot spot on the River. Just look for the Texas-colored umbrellas. Hours: Mon-Sun: 11am-2am, Sat: 9am-2am (210) 226-6256 • 429 E Commerce Rio Rio Cantina Rio Rio Cantina, where California Tex-Mex is the specialty--The best of all that “Mexican” food has to offer. Rio Rio is a colorful fiesta of freshness and that South-of- the-Border flavor, in portions so generous guests often gasp when their order arrives. Dine San Antonio style and start off with Rio’s signature

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margarita to lift your spirits. Try the Enchiladas Suizas, the Beef and Chicken Fajitas, or the Queso Flameado. If you want a little bit of everything, go for the Botana Grande, a sampling of several Rio Rio items. 421 E. Commerce • San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 226-8462 • Fax: 210-226-8443 www. rioriocantina.com Rita’s Rita’s on the River is a Tex-Mex and margarita bar locally owned and operated that specializes in cold drinks and hot food. Enjoy your cold beverage in the atmosphere of good music or appreciating the outdoors by the river on our patio. If you’re an early bird, come and enjoy breakfast from 9:00-11:00 AM Saturdays and Sundays. You will come for the food but stay for the ‘ritas. 245 E. Commerce Suite #100 • San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 227-7482 • www.ritasontheriver.com Schilo’s German and American deli favorites since 1917. House specialties include homemade root beer, split pea soup, bratwurst, Reuben sandwiches, wienerschnitzel and cheesecake. Hours: Mon-Sat: 7am-8:30pm (210) 223-6692 • 424 E. Commerce. www.schilos.com

Three Saltgrass locations to serve you: 502 Riverwalk, corner of N. Presa at Crockett 210-222-9092 11745 IH-10 West in the Huebner Oaks Shopping Ctr,. 210-641-6447 16910 U.S. Hwy. 281 between Donella and Thousand Oaks. 210- 402-6621

FUN FACT As tempting as it is, please do not feed the wildlife! It damages their ecosystem and increases bacteria levels in the water

Saltgrass Steak House For campfire style Texas fare, head to Saltgrass Steak House – the original Texas Steakhouse serving Certified Angus Beef® steaks. Entrées include Pat’s Ribeye, Maudeen’s Center Cut Filet, Gulf Coast Steak and Shrimp, Chicken Fried Steak and BBQ Baby Back Ribs. If you can,leave room for Saltgrass’ homemade Two-Fork Cheesecake. All breads, dressings, soups and desserts are made from scratch daily. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Spacious banquet room at Riverwalk location, seats 120 people. Great view, air conditioned, groups welcome! www. saltgrass.com

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Q: A:

How do you tell if someone is from Texas? Just give them a few minutes and they will tell you.

Texans are proud of their state, heritage and history and for good reason.

San Antonio Firsts H Frito Corn Chips originated in San Antonio. They were first made by Elmer Doolin in his mother’s kitchen from a recipe he purchased from a Mexican man for $100 in 1932. They are the foundation for the Frito Pie sold throughout Texas at virtually every sporting event and festival. H Several well known restaurant chains have originated in San Antonio. They include Fuddruckers, Taco Cabana, Church’s Fried Chicken, Macaroni’s Grill and Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q among many others. H The San Antonio Zoo, founded in 1914, was the first zoo in the country to have open pits to display the animals rather than cages. Today the San Antonio Zoo is the third largest in the country. H San Antonio set many of the country’s Air Conditioning firsts; office building (Milam 1928), Bank (Frost Bank 1928), Hotel (St. Anthony 1936) and Catholic Church (St. Cecilia 1950). H Opened in 1921, The Pig Stand, on Broadway was the first “Drive-In” restaurant in the country launching the trend in the 1950’s and 1960’s. H The first cattle drives originated from the San Antonio Spanish missions. Vaqueros drove hundreds of cattle, sheep and goats to Louisiana, during the American War for Independence, to supply American colonists.

JUNE

Important dates in the history of San Antonio for the month of June June 13, 1691

San Antonio was christened by Franciscan Father Damien Massanet. The city was named for the Feast Day of Saint Anthony of Padua. June 19, 1865

General Gordon Granger, commander of U. S. Troops in Texas, arrives in Galveston and orders the enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation. This date is commonly known as Juneteenth. June 17, 1976

Four teams were admitted into the NBA from the ABA. One of these teams was to become the San Antonio Spurs, winner of 5 NBA Championships. The first occurring on June 25, 1999. These fun and interesting facts are provided courtesy of The Republic of Texas Restaurant celebrating 40 years on the San Antonio River Walk. Visit their restaurant and use this interesting trivia to take your Republic of Texas Citizenship Test.

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The Segway has come a long way from its

Whoa.

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original unveiling by inventor Dean Kamen in 2001. While it may have not revolutionized the world the way Mr. Kamen envisioned, the Segway has definitely made an impact on how tourists experience San Antonio. Almost since the invention of the Segway, SegCity Segway Tours has been in business at its downtown San Antonio location. Fast-forward to over 10 years later, SegCity offers a variety of 6 guided Segway tours aimed at showcasing the rich history of downtown San Antonio. Tourists and locals alike can explore the sights for the first time or even rediscover them from an exhilarating new perspective: zipping around on two wheels at up to 12.5 miles per hour! The name Segway is a play on the word segue, meaning a smooth transition between topics. If you’ve ever experienced gliding effortlessly on a Segway as a means of transportation, you’ll agree the name is quite appropriate. Though they may seem tricky to maneuver, Segways really couldn’t be simpler. Its two wheels are actually powered by virtual gyroscopes. This makes the Segway, once turned on, a self-balancing machine. The rider is able to stand on the platform, no differently than on the ground and the speed is controlled by leaning one’s body forward or back. The steering works by dipping the handlebars left and right, much like a joystick. After a short training session with one of their guides you are off to check out various sites such as the San Fernando Cathedral, La Villita, the southern portion of the River Walk, beautiful Victorian-era homes in the King William District and of course, a stop at the Alamo! Most tours offered at SegCity range from one to two-and-half hours. Reservations are recommended as the guide to rider ratio is limited for tour quality and safety. Choose the longer tours for lots of sightseeing, or select the one-hour tour for just riding. You can even opt for a specialized tour like the Ghost Tour or Breakfast Tour, which includes breakfast at the Guenther House. For more information and reservations see www.segcity.com/ sanantonio/ or call 210-224-077. Tours depart daily from 124 Losoya St, in the breezeway across from the Hyatt Regency hotel.

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River Walk at Houston St. Bridge 146 E. Houston, San Antonio, TX 78205

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RESTAURANTS 1 Ristorante Pico de Gallo

21 The Plaza Market Place

3 Mi Tierra Cafe Y Panaderia

23 San Antonio General Store

4 La Margarita Mexican Restaurant & Oyster Bar

5 Denny’s 18 Francesco’s Gelato 20 Pat O’Brien’s 25 Juice Central

29 Aztec Theatre 30 Ripley’s Haunted Adventure/ Tomb Rider 3D

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33 The Alamo

27 Texas De Brazil

35 Tobin Center

28 Houston Street Bistro

39 Angelita’s

36 Augies Alamo City BBQ Steakhouse

40 VFW Post 76

37 Bohanan’s

41 Market Square

ATTRACTIONS & shopping 2 Market Square 6 Paris Hatters 7 Buckhorn Saloon & Museum 8 The Pearl 9 RiverCenter Mall

22 The Amazing Mirror Maze

42 Spanish Governor’s Palace HOTELS 12 Wyndham Garden River Walk 15 Crockett Hotel 16 Gunter Hotel 17 Menger Hotel

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Tasha Polizzi • Dian Malouf • Consuela • Free People Virgins, Saints & Angels • Juan Antonio • Cut Loose Flax • XCVI • Sterling and Turquoise by Gundi In Historic La Villita just steps from the Riverwalk 418 Villita St. • www.angelitasa.com (210) 224-8362 www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

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Frozen Concoctions Keeping San Antonio Summers Cool By Susan Yerkes

San Antonio is a hot tourist destination in more ways than one. Summer temperatures can reach the sizzling 100s here. On days like these, even the relative cool of the River Walk, with its lush vegetation, can send the staunchest sun-worshippers scurrying for shade. Downtown, you’re never far from an air-conditioned refuge. But it would be a shame to stay indoors when there are so many fantastic sights to see. Fortunately, some of San Antonio’s most colorful culinary traditions double as super summer coolers. From push cart vendors to higher-end cafes serving their own versions of frosty favorites, downtown abounds in those frozen concoctions that help you hang on. From the hallowed ground of Alamo Plaza to the sacred steps of historic San Fernando Cathedral, city-licensed push cart vendors are a familiar part of the lively street scene. In addition to standard bottled water and soft drinks, these roaming refreshment stands often carry fresh fruit cups. Watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, mango and strawberries are standard fare. Some cups feature long, peeled slices of fresh cucumber 32

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or jicima (pronounced hic-a-ma) a Mexican root vegetable with starchy white flesh that tastes like a crisp cross between potato and pear. Locals like to season their fruit cups with salt, lime or lemon juice or deep red chili powder.

Raspas, traditional Mexican snow cones, are another push cart favorite. In addition to familiar favorites, from strawberry to bubble gum flavors, you’ll find a rainbow of exotic syrup toppings for these cups or paper cones of finely shaved ice, from mango , tamrind, leche (milk and cinnamon) and picoso (lemon and chile powder) to pickle. (Yes, pickle!) Chamoy and chango, chili-based concoctions, are the extreme-sports version of raspa flavors, guaranteed to produce a powerful pucker. Warning – try before you buy! Locally-owned Francesco’s Gelato, right across the plaza from the Alamo, is one of the most convenient spots to take that first adventurous bites, or to feed a chamoy fix. Paletas, traditional Mexican ice cream or sorbet bars, are another push cart specialty, and you’ll also find them in the frozen treat coolers of many convenience stores and tourist shops. All the standard flavors are available, or go a little native with coconut,pecan, piña colada or horchata (a milky mixture of ground almonds, sesame, barley and rice). www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com


In addition to familiar favorites, from strawberry to bubble gum flavors, you’ll find a rainbow of exotic syrup toppings for these cups or paper cones of finely shaved ice, from mango , tamrind, leche (milk and cinnamon) and picoso (lemon and chile powder) to pickle. (Yes, pickle!) You don’t have to wait for National Ice Cream Day (July 20) to enjoy a cup or cone of good old-fashioned ice cream or its intense, smooth Italian cousin, gelato. Specialty shops flourish in downtown San Antonio’s heat. Justin’s Ice Cream Company, in the heart of the River Walk, has been a San Antonio staple for almost 30 years, offering a dizzying array of freshly made ice cream, gelato and frozen yogurt. Popular national chains include a Häagen-Dazs shop right next door to the Alamo, and a Ben & Jerry’s on the River Walk’s South Bank. (Besides familiar favorites from Cherry Garcia to Pfish Food, the shop features a new Mexican-menu-themed “Brrrr-ito” -- two scoops of ice cream with cookie crumbles and chocolate drizzle in a soft waffle wrap. ¡Ole!) A block or so from La Villita, next door to Hotel O’Brien, the family-owned Rio de Gelato serves up authentic Italian favorites including crema bourgeois, dolciani and spiaggia (blending raspberry an pistachio). Looking for homemade sugar-free gelato? You’ll find that among dozens offlavors arrayed temptingly in those ice-cold coolers at Francesco’s (where you’ll also find a stunning collection of “Hello Kitty!” dolls). While iced tea is the most ubiquitous nonalcoholic drink in San Antonio, Topo Chico (highly-carbonated bottled water from Mexico) and Mexican Coca-Cola, a sweeter, syrupier version of American Coke – have large local fan bases. Aguas frescas, traditionally served in many Mexican restaurants, have also blossomed in popularity. You’ll usually see these these fresh fruit-based drinks displayed in colorful giant glass barrels. Popular flavors include watermelon, citrus, mango, jamaica (hibiscus flower, pronounced ham-i-ca, and not to be www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

confused with jicima) and the milky horchata. Market Square’s venerable Mi Tierra is a great place to sip one while you peruse the gloriously caloric assortment of pan dulce (Mexican pastries) and pralines in a lobby display case that seems to stretch forever. La Gloria, on the River Walk’s Museum Reach at the Pearl Complex, serves up some of the best aguas frescas in town, along with a variety of glorified Mexican street food. The Pearl also boasts two great brewpubs; The Granary and the new Southerleigh, where craft beers are brewed in the historic old Pearl brewery. Southerleigh’s patio is a cool place to enjoy a balmy Texas night. Enjoy your cocktails

in air-conditioned comfort at downtown’s Zinc Bistro and Wine Bar, or Ocho, the bar at the Hotel Havana, next to the majestic new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. Last but far from least in the list of summer coolers comes that frozen concoction glorified by Jimmy Buffet – the margarita. From Market Square’s La Margarita restaurant and bar to the River Walk’s venerable Esquire Tavern, you’ll find an astonishing variety of versions of this tequila-based cocktail at restaurants and bars around town. So Bienvenidos a San Antonio! Explore, enjoy and stay COOL! RIO Magazine 33


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FOOD & DRINK /////////////////////// CASUAL Restaurant Gwendolyn 152 East Pecan Street #100 San Antono, TX 78205 (210) 222-1849 restaurantgwendolyn.com American Arcade Midtown Kitchen 303 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 369-9664 www.arcademk.com American Guenther House Restaurant 205 E. Guenther San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 227-1061 www.guentherhouse.com Breakfast & Lunch Cured 306 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 314-3929 www.curedatpearl.com Charcuterie

Houston Street Bistro 204 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 476-8600 houstonstreetbistro.com American

Sushi Zushi 203 S. St. Mary’s San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 472-2900 www.sushizushi.com Sushi La Margarita 800 Dolorosa San Antonio, TX 78207 (210) 227-7140 www.lamargarita.com Mexican

Green Vegetarian Cuisine 200 East Grayson #120 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 320-5865 www.eatatgreen.com Vegetarian The Monterey 1127 South St. Mary’s St. San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 745-2581 www.themontereysa.com Eclectic

El Mirador 722 South St. Mary’s St San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 225-9444 elmiradorrestaurant.com Mexican

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Hooters 849 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-9464 www.hooters.com Sports Bar

Rosario’s 910 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 225-1806 www.rosariossa.com Mexican

The Granary 602 Avenue A San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 228-0124 www.thegranarysa.com Barbeque

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Pico de Gallo 111 S. Leona San Antonio, TX 78207 (210) 225-6060 www.picodegallo.com Mexican

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The Little Aussie Bakery & Café 3610 Avenue B San Antonion, TX 78209 (210) 826-7877 thelittleaussiebakery.com Bakery/Café

DENNY’S 903 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 210 223 4321 www.dennys.com American 24 hours

Pat O’Brien’s 121 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 220-1076 www.patobriens.com Cajun/New Orleans

Lulu’s Bakery & Café 918 N. Main San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 222-9422 lulusbakeryandcafe.com Bakery/Café

Luciano Ristorante 849 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-0500 lucianorestaurants.com Italian

Fuddruckers 115 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-9944 www.fuddruckers.com Burgers

Sazo’s Latin Grill 101 Bowie St. San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 554-6180 www.sazoslatingrill.com Latin American

La Villita Café 418 Villita St. #900 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-4700 www.lavillitacafe.com Café

Mi Tierra 218 Produce Row San Antonio TX 78207 (210) 225-1262 www, mitierracafe.com Mexican

Schilo’s 424 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-6692 www.schilos.com Deli

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Texas de Brazil 313 E. Houston San Antonio., TX 78205 (210) 299-1600 www.texasdebrazil.com Brazilian Steakhouse

PizzaRita’s 245 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 293-7482 www.pizzaritas.com Italian

Bliss 926 South Presa San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 225-2547 www.foodisbliss.com American Boiler House 312 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 354-4644 www.boilerhousesa.com American

Mexican Manhattan 110 Soledad San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-3913 mexicanmanhattan.com Mexican

La Frite Belgian Bistro 728 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-7555 www.lafritesa.com Belgian

FINE DINING Azuca Nuevo Latino 713 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 225-5550 www.azuca.net Latin American

Feast 1024 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 354-1024 www.feastsa.com Small Plates

chart house Tower of the Americas 739 East Cesar E. Chavez Blvd San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-3101 toweroftheamericas.com Seafood/Steakhouse

Morton’s The Steakhouse 300 E. Crockett San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 228-0700 www.mortons.com Steakhouse

Kings X 206 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-7000 www.kingsx.com Antique Soldier Collectibles

Bohanan’s Prime Steaks & Seafood 219 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 472-2600 www.bohanans.com Steakhouse/Seafood

Debra Benditz Art Studios Artist Atelier 237 West Travis St. Suite 103 W. Travis at Navarro San Antonio 78205 512-588-2606 debrabenditz.com Fine Art Collection

The Palm 233 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-7256 www.thepalm.com Steakhouse/Seafood Oro 705 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-0146 emilymorganhotel.com

Del Sol of San Antonio 321 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-231-0900 www.delsol.com Clothing Paris Hatters

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San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-3453 www.parishatters.com Cowboy Hats Marti’s 310 West Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-9100 www.martis.com Fine Mexican Gifts

Toscana Ristorante 301 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2865 toscanaristorantes.com Italian

Saveurs 209 209 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 639-3165 French/American

shopping ///////////////////////////// Casa Salazar 216 E. Houston San Antonio, 78205 210-472-2272 themajestic.com/casa Fine Mexican Imports Flag World 849 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX, 78205 210-229-1935 Flags Five & Dime General Store 101 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-233-0166 fiveanddimegs.com General Merchandise Texas Accent General Store 803 S. Zarzamora San Antonio, TX 78207 210-435-2446 General Merchandise Walgreens 300 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-424-3462 www.walgreens.com General Merchandise and Pharmacy Gallery Vetro Creative Artglass 250 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-354-0001 Glass Art, Jewelry, Gifts

Penners Downtown 311 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-2487 www.pennersinc.com Iconic Men’s Clothing Store De Jeunes Jewelry 123 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 210-222-2427 Jewelry Classic Old Time Photos 123 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-475-9899 Photos Alamo Plaza Shirts 325 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-2347 Shirts 77T’s Souvenirs & T-Shirts 207 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-549-1279 www.77tshirts.com T-Shirts El Mercado 514 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78207 210-207-8600 www.sanantonio.gov/ marketsquare Traditional Mexican Market

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Candlelight – Picture the funky coffee house from Friends, crossed with the public library and grandma’s living room. Open daily except Monday, they serve coffee, espresso, hot and cold tea, wine and beer and desserts to go along with the coffee. Lunch, dinner and brunch on Saturday and Sunday. www.candlelightsa.com www.candlelightsa.com 3011 North Saint Mary’s Central Market – Foodies, will LOVE this place! Chef’s Case

offers over 100 gourmet dishes all prepared on premises daily. The bakery is heavenly, but my favorite is the Italian-style gelato made in-store daily. They offer 10-18 incredibly fresh and unique flavors. Prices start at $3.50. They are generous with tastings. 4821 Broadway Street (8 minutes north of downtown)

Bussey’s Flea Market – Expect 75% vintage treasures and 25% new stuff; bargains in both. Opened in 1978 the flea market attracts 12,000- 16,000 people every weekend. Parking is $1 and there is no admission fee. Open Saturday and Sundays only from 7am-6pm. Located in Schertz just 30 minutesnortheast of downtown at 18738 IH 35 North. 4. Brackenridge Park – A 343-acre public park located

just 8 minutes north of downtown. It is a peaceful place to walk, run, bike or picnic. The River Walk runs through the park. Take a miniature train ride on a 2 1/2 miles route through the park; train daily, weather permitting. 3810 N. St. Mary’s St.

5. Japanese Tea Garden (also called Sunken Gardens) – Within Brackenridge Park, the garden is open daily

from dawn to dusk with no admission. A mid 1800s stone and cement quarry were the original uses for what is now a tranquil haven filled with koi, lush vegetation, and Japanese design elements. This is a photographer’s dream spot. 3853 N. St. Mary’s St.

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Disc Golf – Disc golf is like ball golf except you fly discs (Frisbees) into a pole basket. The lowest score wins. McClain Park, 15700 O’Conner Rd. or Pearsall Park, 4700 Old Pearsall Rd., the two 18-hole courses, are approximately 5,500 feet long each with a course par in the mid-fifties. Courses unstaffed and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Admission is free and golfers provide their own discs.

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The Gipsy Kings Featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonion Baliardo 6/7, Sun @ 7:30pm Majestic Theatre

Magic Tree House 6/2-6, Tue-Thu @ 10:30am Fri @ 10:30am & 7pm Sat @ 2pm Magik Theatre

Super Freestyle Explosion 6/20, Sat @ 7:30pm Illusions Theater @ The Alamodome

Mercy Watson 6/24-26 Wed @ 10:30am Fri @ 10:30am & 7pm 7/1-3, Wed @ 10:30am Fri @ 7pm 7/8-110, Wed @ 10:30am Fri @ 10:30am & 7pm 7/15-18, Wed @ 10:30am Fri @ 7pm, Sat @ 2pm 7/22-24, Tue @ 10:30am Fri @ 7pm 7/29-8/1, Wed @ 10:30am Fri @ 7pm, Sat @ 2pm 8/5-8, Wed @ 10:30am Fri @ 10:30am & 7pm Sat @ 2pm Magik Theatre

Whitesnake 6/23, Tue @ 8pm Majestic Theatre

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Drive Me Crazy 6/5-7, Fri-Sat @ 8pm Sun @ 2:30pm 6/11-13, Thu-Sat @ 8pm 6/18-21, Fri-Sat @ 8pm Sun @ 2:30pm 6/25-27, Thu-Sat @ 8pm Greg Barrios Theater @ The Overtime Theater

Exhibitions

Country Is The Music of Main Street – In Concert 6/5-28, Fri-Sat @ 8pm Sun @ 4:30pm Cameo Theatre

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Mamma Mia (touring) North Park Lexus Broadway in San Antonio 6/9-14, Tue-Thu @ 7:30pm Fri @ 8pm Sat @ 2pm & 8pm Sun @ 2pm & 7:30pm Majestic Theatre

Window Works Katie Pell Now thru 8/30

A Life (Asleep) 6/12-13, Fri-Sat @ 8pm 6/19-21, Fri-Sat @ 8pm Sun @ 2:30pm 6/25-27, Thu-Sat @ 8pm Little Overtime Theater Dance

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Hudson Showroom Christian Marclay Now thru 8/30

BLUE STAR CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM Everyday is Ordinary 6/4-8/9 Transmission 6/4-8/9 Cynthia Gregory: Of Reference, Of Departure, Of Origin 6/4-8/9

INSTITUTE OF TEXAN CULTURES Patriots & Peacemakers Now thru 6/14 Faces of Survival Now thru 11/15 Sikhs: Legacy of the Punjab Now thru 1/3/16 LINDA PACE FOUNDATION It Takes A Village: New Works by Alejandro Diaz Now thru 9/12 SPACE:The Linda Pace Foundation Gallery Adam (Public Artwork) By Arturo Herrera 25’ h x 98’ w, Frost Bank Garage Commerce at Main Now thru 12/2016 SOUTHWEST SCHOOL OF ART Selfies: 50 At 50 Now thru 7/5 Christopher Rabb: The Amazing Memorable Thing Now thru 7/5 TEXAS A&M EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL ART CENTER The Texas Size Breach Collaborative: From El Paso to San Antonio Now thru 6/14

miscellaneous San Antonio: The Saga 6/3-30, Tue, Fri-Sun @ 9pm San Fernando Cathedral Texas Folklife Festival 6/13-14, Sat / 11am-11pm Sun 12pm-7pm Institute of Texan Cultures

Antonio featuring stops in historic and unique taverns. Each stop is just long enough for you to enjoy a drink where legends have imbibed. Your guide, Emzy King, is a downtown icon. Book a private tour or join an existing group. Group sizes are approximately 6. Make a reservation at www.TheBarWalk.com

are one of the premier show caverns in the world and a popular Texas attraction. This is a great place to cool off in the summer heat because cavern temperatures stay at a constant 70 degrees year-round. www.naturalbridgecaverns.com

Boudro’s Texas Bistro – Nothing could be cooler than enjoying one, or two, of Boudro’s legendary prickly pear margaritas and tableside guacamole service while sitting outside overlooking the River Walk. Enough said. Reservations encouraged www.Boudros.com or 210-224-8484.

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Momma always says, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” So if you’re just waking up or just winding down, why not enjoy breakfast with a beautiful River Walk setting? From traditional to way-out, from light to lusty, from sensible to downright self-indulgent, there’s a breakfast to satisfy any appetite. Charlie Wants a Burger, 223 Losoya, offers a “Hair of the Dog” breakfast. Wait for it – it starts as a drink: a large Bloody Mary garnished with celery stick and olive. But, surprise, a slider is placed on top, accompanied by fried pickles and jalapenos. Standing tall, a strip of candied bacon inserted in the drink towers over a hot dog as a chicken wing clings to the glass. Wow. Charlie’s menu does include less adventuresome classic American breakfasts of bacon, eggs and waffles. Mexican breakfast standards include huevos rancheros and migas. Migas are essentially scrambled eggs, corn tortillas cut into small pieces that are softened while cooking along with peppers, onion and cheese. Feeling Zen-ish? In the mood for a light breakfast and some early-morning tranquility on a patio overlooking the River Walk? Zocca’s at the Westin Riverwalk, 420 W. Market St., offers a “Tasting of Fruit” breakfast with seasonal melon, citrus, fresh berries, and lemongrass yogurt to enjoy with a cup of tazo tea or Starbucks coffee. For bigger appetites, there are menu choices from Texas-Sized, Texasshaped waffles with maple syrup, butter, powdered sugar and sliced strawberries to an Italian skillet and a full breakfast buffet including eggs to order. Schilo’s Delicatessen at 424 E. Commerce St. just above the River Walk, continues a breakfast tradition dating back to 1917. The décor of multicolored inlaid tile floor, stamped tin ceiling and crown moldings, and walls covered with photos and postcards from a century ago, imparts the flavor of old San Antonio. In the 1800’s a majority of its citizens were of German descent. The menu offers choices from oatmeal, pastries, or bagel and cream cheese, to full breakfasts that could have come right from a German farmhouse table, featuring ham or sausage, hot cakes, grits, gravy, and biscuits big and fluffy enough to remind you of feather pillows. Don’t forget the butter and jam.

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Breakfast tacos are a long-standing tradition in San Antonio. At The Original Mexican Restaurant, 528 River Walk, un-wrap a flour tortilla and pour salsa on your favorite filling. They offer seven choices: egg with sausage, chorizo, potato, or bacon; the Taco Original – filled with potatoes, egg, bacon & cheese; bean and cheese; and carne guisada (tender stewed seasoned meat). Hint: the carne guisada tacos are available ‘round the clock. Open 24 hours, seven days a week, The Original starts serving breakfast tacos at 6:00 AM and continues till noon.

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Alland wet lovin’it ! By Ron Aaron Eisenberg

It’s no secret that summers are hot in San Antonio. They are. And everyone knows that. But what visitors to the Alamo City quickly discover, San Antonio and nearby New Braunfels are home to four fabulous water parks. The parks all feature lengthy slides and amazing tunnels and towering waterfalls. Some include tube rides too. With the exception of SeaWorld there is no extra charge for the water features once in the park. Food and drink is also available in all the water parks. And they are an easy drive from downtown San Antonio. Parking is free at Splashtown and Schlitterbahn. Some of the area’s hotels also offer wonderful water features. They have lengthy “rivers” for guests to ride inner tubes down and some even have white water rapids. And of course most area hotels without “water features” have pools – some indoor, some rooftop. Nothing beats a Texas afternoon or evening relaxing in cool pools or thundering down water slides to pass the time especially with children. Once you’ve experienced the area’s water parks, you will want to return again and again. Water Parks Splashtown San Antonio (3 minutes north of San Antonio) sits on 20 landscaped acres of cool, clean water excitement! This family owned Waterpark features nearly 60 rides & attractions including several multilevel towers, multiple tipping buckets and more. The park just completed a major renovation before opening for summer 2015. Splashtown even features summer night movies in the pool. Parking is free. For more information: www.splashtownsa.com Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort (in New Braunfels 40 minutes northeast of the River Walk) has over 65 acres of water fun including 3 miles of tubing adventures, 7 children’s water playgrounds, 17 water slides, the world’s first surfing machine, and 3 uphill water coasters and more. Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark is the #1 Waterpark in the World for 16 Consecutive Years. And it is also ranked as the #1 Kid-Friendly destination in the state of Texas. The park is located on the banks of the spring-fed Comal River in New Braunfels. Parking is free. For more information: www.schlitterbahnnews.com 42

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SeaWorld (20 minutes from the River Walk) Aquatica San Antonio has 42,000 square-feet of sandy beaches, three terraced pools, a large wave pool, meandering lazy river, racing rides and one-of-a-kind family raft rides – “Stingray Falls” goes underwater through a reef filled with stingrays and tropical fish and “Walhalla Wave” sends the rafts up a zero-gravity wall where you’ll experience weightlessness. Aquatica is an “add-on” to your visit to SeaWorld San Antonio theme park. Admission to Aquatica is an additional $25 above the cost of a one-day admission to SeaWorld. Last year SeaWorld introduced in Aquatica a 13,500 square feet aviary containing about 300 birds representing more than 50 species. Guests can float, wade or walk among hundreds of tropical birds. For more information: www.seaworldparks.com Six Flags Fiesta Texas (30 minutes from the River Walk) White Water Bay water park features more than 15 water rides & attractions, including tube slides, body slides, a large interactive water play structure and a giant onemillion gallon wave pool. It also has The Twister body slide that descends through total darkness, Tornado tube ride that enters a seven-story, 132foot long tunnel and for youngsters Splashwater Springs kids area features slides and fun just for little ones. The water park is part of Six Flags San Antonio, a hugely popular theme park which features live entertainment. For more information: www.sixflags.com Hotels J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa (30 minutes from the River Walk) features the “Bluff Water Experience” -- the biggest pool zone in the San Antonio area. Includes 1,100-foot lazy river that winds through native trees while a shorter (650 foot) motorized river gives guests some white water rapids and a few more thrills. The two main pools feature two kiddie slides, one 315-foot slide, and a zero-depth entry. For more information: www.marriott.com Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort (20 minutes from the San Antonio airport), has a five-acre water playground including an adult Texasshaped pool, whirlpool, cascading waterfall, activity pool, 950’ Ramblin’ River, FlowRider® wave machine for those who want to “hang ten,” 22’ tower slide, and a manmade beach. For more information: www.hillcountry.hyatt.com


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FOOD & DRINK ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// casual Boardwalk Bistro 4011 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-0100 www.boardwalkbistro.net American Josephine Street Café 400 East Josephine San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-6169 www.josephinestcafe.com American Two Brothers 12656 West Avenue San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 496-0222 twobrosbbqmarket.com Barbeque Formosa Garden 1011 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9988 www.formosagarden.com Chinese Golden Wok 8822 Wurzbach San Antonio, TX 78240 (210) 615-8282 www.golden-wok.com Chinese Hoffbrau 7310 Jones Maltsberger San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 209-8066 quarryhofbrau.com German-American

Mimi & Dimi’s Greek House 7159 US Highway 90 San Antonio, TX 78227 (210) 674-3464 www.agreekhouse.com Greek

Piatti’s 255 East Basse Road #500 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 832-0300 www.piatti.com Italian

Taco Haven 1032 South Presa San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 533-2171 www.tacohaven.info Mexican

Big Bob’s Burgers 447 West Hildebrand San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 734-2627 www.bigbobsburgers.com Hamburgers

Tre trattoria 4003 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 805-0333 www.tretrattoria.com com Italian

The Fruteria 1401 South Flores San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 251-3104 www.thefruteria.com Mexican

Sam’s Burger Joint 330 East Grayson San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 223-2830 www.samsburgerjoint.com Hamburgers

Fujiya 9030 Wurzbach Road San Antonio, TX 78240 (210) 615-7553 fujiyajapanesegarden.com Japanese

India Palace 8474 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78229 (210) 692-5262 indiapalacesanantonio.com Indian

La Fogata 2427 Vance Jackson Road San Antonio, TX 78229 (210) 340-1337 www.lafogata.com Mexican

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen 76 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 340-7143 www.pappadeaux.com Seafood

Aldino at the Vineyard 1203 North Loop 1604 West San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 340-0000 www.aldinos.com Italian

La Fonda on Main 2415 North Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 733-0621 www.lafondaonmain.com Mexican

Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano 8539 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78229 (210) 696-2536 www.aldos.us Italian

Paloma Blanca 5800 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 822-6151 www.palomablanca.net Mexican

Two Step 9840 Loop 1604 San Antonio, TX 78254 (210) 688-2686 twosteprestaurant.com Southwestern Barn Door 8400 North New Braunfels San Antono, TX 78209 (210) 824-0166 thebarndoorestaurant.com Steakhouse Koi Kawa 4051 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 805-8111 Sushi

family DeWese’s Tip Top CAFE 2814 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78201 (210) 732-0191 www.tiptopcafe.com American Magnolia Pancake Haus 606 Embassy Oaks #100 San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 496-0828 magnoliapancakehaus.com American Earl Abel’s 1201 Alamo Highway #175 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 822-3358 www.earlabelssa.com Diner Food Chris Marid’s 1900 Blanco Road San Antonio, TX 78201 (210) 735-3552 www.chrismadrids.com Hamburgers Longhorn Café 17625 Blanco Road San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 492-0301 www.thelonghorncafe.com Hamburgers Beto’s 8142 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 930-9393 www.betosinfo.com Barbeque

MORE TO EXPLORE:

On A Whole New Level. Imagine a place that towers overhead, even though it’s deep underground. A place filled with delicate formations of solid stone formed by single splashes of water. A place that’s eons old, but feels brand new every time you see it. From giant chambers that echo with mystery to passages with discovery around every bend, come see what makes Natural Bridge Caverns… Naturally AMAZING. See Coupon in the Back!

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At Tony Roma’s, guests don’t just drink margaritas, they drink “Romaritas”— towering concoctions created to not only please your palette, but please your eye as well. Try the Platinum Romarita, featuring Patron silver tequila and Cointreau liqueur, or the Guava Mango Romarita, with Sauza Gold tequila, Cointreau liqueur and mango and guava. Perfect for those looking for a cocktail with a Latin-twist. Romaritas are hand shaken daily, with freshly squeezed lime to give an extra kick. You will love Agave Nectar Romarita which features Patron Silver Tequila, Cointreau liqueur, lime juice and agave nectar.

What’s better than a shrimp cocktail? A cocktail to go with your shrimp, of course! At Landry’s Seafood, not only can one get an exceptional fish dinner, but also their happy hour is worth a trip in itself! A house specialty is mango mojito made with fresh lime and mint. It’s very refreshing and a little fruity--ideal for summer. For the diner wanting something less fruity, the Cadillac Margarita featuring Grand Mariner and 1800 Reposado Gold Tequila. The pomegranate and raspberry lemon drop martinis are also very popular, as they not only taste great, but the jewel-like colors make them even more fun to drink. If margaritas aren’t your style, don’t fret. Landry’s daily happy hour hosts a variety of other great cocktails and amazing appetizers, such as bacon wrapped shrimp stuffed with seafood and pepper jack cheese topped with mozzarella cream sauce. This is a fan favorite at the annual Taste of the Riverwalk event.

Visitors to the Alamo City usually have two things on their to-do list: see the Alamo, and eat Mexican food on the River Walk. At Casa Rio, they’ve been serving up traditional Mexican food since 1946, a perfect blend of San Antonio history and ice-cold margaritas. After all, one has to figure 69 years of experience in the kitchen and the bar would lead to meal AND a pretty good cocktail! For an appetizer/drink pairing try tacos or enchiladas, with a strawberry swirl or peach margarita. It’s hard to spotlight just one margarita flavor since everyone has a favorite! However, a frozen margarita is THE quintessential cool cocktail in San Antonio. From a classic lime version to prickly pear or strawberry swirl, Casa Rio has something for everyone to quench their thirst and beat the summer heat!

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SHOPPING ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Alley on Bitters 42555 West Bitters Road San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 585-3550 www.alleyonbitters.com Unique collection of shops and artists Lucchese Boot Company 255 East Basse Road #800 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9419 www.lucchese.com Custom Boots and Western wear JR Mooney Galleries of Fine Art 305 South Main #400 Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 816-5106 www.jrmooneygalleries.com Fine Art Gallery Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art 6496 North New Braunfels San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-6491 greenhousegallery.com Fine Art Gallery

Caliente Harley Davidson 7230 NW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78245 (210) 681-2254 www.calienteharley.com Harley Davidson Rentals

Alamo Quarry Market 255 East Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-8885 www.quarrymarket.com Shopping Center

Kendra Scott 310 East Basse Road #101 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 591-7980 www.kendrascott.com Jewelry

Huebner Oaks 11745 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78230 (210) 867-1846 shophuebneroaks.com Shopping Center

Kathleen Sommers 2417 North Main San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 732-8437 kathleensommers.com Local Fashions & Jewelry

The Collection 7959 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 826-3130 thecollectionsanantonio.com Shopping Center

Fiesta on Main 2025 North Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 738-1188 www.alamofiesta.com Mexican cultural gifts, pinatas

Shops of La Cantera 15900 La Cantera Parkway San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 582-6255 theshopsatlacantera.com Shopping Mall

The Vineyard 1207 North Loop 1604 W San Antonio, TX 78258 (210) 408-7200 thevineyardshoppingcenter.com Shopping Center

North Star Mall 7400 San Pedro San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 340-6627 www.northstarmall.com Shopping MalL

Sloan Hall 5922 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-7738 www.sloanhall.com Unique Gifts, Accessories & Jewelry Los Patios 2015 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 655-6171 www.lospatios.com Unique local shops

McNay’s Second Thursday’s Kendrick Lamar June 11, 6-9pm

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For those travelers that enjoy off the beaten path experiences the areas surrounding San Antonio are known for their history, small towns, antiques, wineries, scenic views and unique travel experiences. These areas surrounding San Antonio are easily accessed by car or bus.

SURROUNDING AREAS MARBLE FALLS

FREDERICKSBURG

JOHNSON CITY

HWY 290

KERRVILLE

87

281 GRUENE

TX 46

BULVERDE

NEW BRAUNFELS

TX 46

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CASTLE HILLS

OLMOS PARK

ALAMO HEIGHTS

BALCONES HEIGHTS

SEGUIN

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KIRBY

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CASTROVILLE LACKLAND AIRFORCE BASE

CHINA GROVE

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TEXAS

HonkyTonk Bars with Country Music

By Carol Miller

Ready to kick up your heels, boot scoot, line dance and Cotton Eye’d Joe the night away? Within a short drive from downtown San Antonio lie three historical Texas dance halls. These places are the real deal, not a Hollywood version. Be ready to experience a true taste of Texas honky-tonking. And if you’ve never gone country dancing, don’t worry—here in Texas we pride ourselves on being friendly. Gruene Dance Hall Gruene Hall, pronounced “green,” just like the color, built in 1878, is the oldest continually operating dance hall in the state of Texas. And as any Texan will tell you, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Not much has changed for more than a century; the 6,000 square foot hall still has the same old wooden floors, the same chicken wire windows and even the old advertisements on the walls. The only difference is now, Gruene Hall is world-famous for regularly hosting legendary country music acts. Some well-known artists that have played at Gruene Hall over the years include: George Strait, Garth Brooks, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, BB www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

King, Bo Diddley, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Lisa Marie Presley, Kacey Musgraves, Lyle Lovett and Dierks Bentley. And in 1996, it was the location for the movie “Michael,” starring John Travolta, Andie MacDowell, William Hurt and Bob Hoskins. Gruene Hall features live music seven nights a week as well as Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Most Friday and Saturday nights require a cover charge or advance ticket purchase, while the rest of the time live music is offered at no charge to the public. The drive to Gruene takes about 45 minutes from downtown. Gruene Hall is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. It is located at 1281 Gruene Road, New Braunfels, Texas 78130. For more information, call (830) 606-1281. For tickets, concert times and prices, visit www.gruenehall.com Floore’s Country Store If you’ve got a hankerin’ to do your boot scootin’ at a good, old fashioned honkey tonk, hop on in your pickup truck, grab your hound dog and head on over to Floore’s Country Store. This roadhouse has a ceiling lined with RIO Magazine 47


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hanging cowboy boots, hats and miscellaneous cowboy paraphernalia and an enormous outdoor concert arena that has played host to the likes of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, B.B. King, Ray Price, Bob Wills, Ernest Tubb and John Prine. If you have problems with your promenade or trouble with your two-step, every Sunday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. is Family Dance Night, kids are welcome and the locals who have been coming out for the past 50 years (give or take a year) love teaching Yankees how to cut a rug Texas-style. And there’s even a café that serves up delicious Texasstyle barbecue and down home dishes for dancers who work up an appetite. Floore’s Country Store is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11a.m. And it closes when it closes. Dwight Yoakam, Stoney Larue, Steve Earle and the Dukes and Aaron Lewis are some of the acts scheduled to perform in June. It is located about 30 minutes northwest of downtown San Antonio at 14492 Old Bandera Rd in Helotes, Texas. For more information, call (210) 695-8827 or visit their website at www.liveatfloores.com. Leon Springs Dance Hall Leon Springs Dance Hall is one of San Antonio’s most recognizable icons. If you flew in to San Antonio on one of them fancy flyin’ machines and looked out the window as you made your approach, you, too, may have noticed

a big red barn with “Leon Springs Dance Hall” painted on the enormous metal roof. This 13,500 square-foot dance hall is known as a place to hear up-andcoming country western and old-time rock and roll bands. Past acts include The Dixie Chicks and Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88’s. But, most importantly, this big red barn is the place to embrace your inner cowboy (or cowgirl) and join the hoedown. Wear your biggest cowboy hat, worn out boots and tightest Wranglers and mosey up to the mile-long bar. There’s live music every Friday and Saturday night with country favorites such as Jody Nix, The Almost Patsy Cline Band, Drugstore Cowboys and Cactus Country. The barn is still regularly open to the public for a Texas-sized evening of country/western music and dancing but is sometimes closed for private events so be sure and call (210) 226-9881 or check their website at www.leonspringsdancehall.net before you saddle up your horse and venture out with your posse.

If you choose to go by car rather than horseback, Leon Springs Dance Hall is located at 24135 IH-10W, Leon Springs, Texas, about a 25 minute drive from downtown San Antonio.

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FOOD & DRINK ///////////////////////////////// casual Dodging Duck Brewhaus 402 River Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 248-3825 www.dodgingduck.com American Grist Mill River Restaurant & Bar 1287 Gruene Road Gruene, TX 78130 625-0684 gristmillrestaurant.com American High’s Café & Store 726 High Street Comfort, TX 78013 (830) 995-4995 highscafeandstore.com American Huisache Grill & Wine Bar 303 W. San Antonio St. New Bruanfels, TX 78130 (830) 620-9001 www.huisache.com American Lincoln Street 111 South Lincoln Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-8463 www.lincolnst.com American Mike’s in the Village 2355 Bulverde Road Bulverde, TX 78163 (830) 438-2747 mikesinthevillage.com American Pecan Street Brewing 106 East Pecan Avenue Johnson City, TX 78636 (830) 868-2500 pecanstreetbrewing.com American Scenic Loop Café & Bar 25615 Boerne Stage Rd. San Antonio, TX 78255 (210) 687-1818 scenicloopcafe.com American The Creek 119 Staffel Street Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 816-2005 texaslandandcattle.com Steakhouse Cypress Grille 170 South Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 248-1353 cypressgrilleboerne.com American Bluebonnet Café 211 US Highway 281 Marble Falls, TX 78654 (830) 693-2344 bluebonnetcafe.net Diner Food Little Gretel 518 River Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 331-1368 littlegretel.com German Hoffbrau 18403 IH 10 San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 877-1500 hofbraurim.com German American

Piatti’s 17101 La Cantera Pkwy Bldg 7 San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 251-3542 www.piatti.com Italian El Chaparral 15103 Bandera Road Helotes, TX 78023 (210) 695-8302 elchaparral.com Mexican Cowboy Steakhouse 416 Main Street Kerrville, TX 78028 (830) 896-5688 cowboysteakhouse.com Steakhouse Hermann Sons Steakhouse 577 US Highway 90 Hondo, TX 78861 (830) 426-2220

hermannsonssteakhouse.com

Steakhouse

family Camp Verde General Store 285 East Verde Creek Rd Camp Verde, TX 78010 (830) 634-7722

campverdegeneralstore.com

American

Po-Po Family Restaurant 829 FM 289 Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-4194 poporestaurant.com American Cranky Franks BBQ Company 1679 South US Hwy 87 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-2353 crankyfranksbbq.com Barbeque Rudy’s Barbeque 24152 IH 10 West Leon Springs, TX 78257 (210) 698-2141 www.rudysbbq.com Barbeque Sammy’s 202 Highway 90 East Castroville, TX 78009 (830) 931-2204 sammysrestaurant.com Diner Food Alamo Springs 107 Alamo Road Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-8004 alamospringscafe.com Hamburgers Longhorn Café 23775 West IH 10 Leon Springs, TX 78257 (210) 698-7766 thelonghorncafe.com Hamburger

Fine Dining The Grill at Leon Springs 24116 IH 10 West Leon Springs, TX 78257 (210) 698-8797 leonspringsgrill.com American Hilltop 10661 Highway 87 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-8922 www.hilltopcafe.com American Sustenio 17103 La Cantera Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 598-2950 www.eilanhotel.com American August E 203 East San Antonio St Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-1585 august-es.com Asian Le Chat Noir 1403 Angelo Street Castroville, TX 78009 (830) 583-9347 lechatnoireatery.com French Welfare Cafe 223 Welfare Waring Rd. Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-3700 www.welfaretexas.com German Francesca’s at Sunset 16641 La Cantera Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 558-6500 resortlacantera.com Southwestern Navajo Grill 803 East Main Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-8289 www.navajogrill.com Southwestern Grey Moss Inn 19010 Scenic Loop Rd. Grey Forest, TX 78023 (210) 695-8301 grey-moss-inn.com Steak Bob’s Steak & Chop House 5815 Rim Pass Dr. San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 222-2627 bobs-steakandchop.com Steak Myron’s Prime Steakhouse 136 North Castell New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 624-1024 myronsprime.com Southwestern

La Hacienda de los Barrios 18747 Redland Road San Antonio, TX 78259 (210) 497-8000 www.lhdlb.com Mexican

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SHOPPING //////////////////////////////////////////////// Cosas 1109 South Main Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-1500 cosasonline.com Cultural Art and Collectibles

Busseys flea market 18738 IH 35 North Schertz, TX 78154 (830) 609-0800 www.busseyfm.com Flea Market

JR Mooney Galleries of Fine Art 8032 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-8214 jrmooneygalleries.com Fine Art Gallery

Kendra Scott 15900 La Cantera Parkway #2290 San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 399-2854 www.kendrascott.com Jewelry

Las Finezas 210 South Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 331-9272 www.lasfinezas.com Fine Imported Gifts Ranch at the Rim 18007 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 319-3001 www.ranchattherim.com Fine western wear

Fiesta on Main 436 South Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (210) 319-3236 www.alamofiesta.com Mexican cultural gifts, pinatas Bass Pro Shops 17907 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 253-8800 www.basspro.com Outdoor Hunting & Fishing

The Shops at La Cantera 15900 La Cantera Parkway San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 582-6255 theshopsatlacantera.com Outdoor Shopping Mall

The Forum at Olympia Parkway 8320 Agora Parkway San Antonio, TX 78154 (210) 566-7604 shoptheforumsa.com Local Fashions & Jewelry

Fredericksburg 302 East Austin Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-6523 visitfredericksburgtx.com Texas Antiques, Art, Restaurants

Tanger Outlets 4015 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-7446 www.tangeroutlets.com/ sanmarcos Outlet Mall

The Twig Book Shop 306 Pearl Parkway #106 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 826-6411 thetwig.indiebound.com Shopping Center

New Braunfels Art League 239 W. San Antonio Street New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 629-8022 newbraunfelsartleague.org Texas Fine Art & Jewelry

San Marcos Prime Outlets 3939 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2200 www.premiumoulets.com Outlet Mall Garden Ridge Pottery 17975 IH 35 North Schertz, TX 78154 (210) 599-5700 www.gardenridge.com Pottery, Furniture & Crafts

The Rim 17503 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78230 (210) 641-1777 www.therimsa.com Shopping Center Main Street Boerne Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (800) 322-3868 mainstreetinboerne.com Texas Antiques, Art, Restaurants

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ATTRACTIONS //////////////////////////////////////// bat caves Railroad Tunnel 10619 Old San Antonio Rd Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (866) 978-2287 Dawn - Dusk Daily

bourbon distillery Garrison Brothers 1827 Hye-Albert Road Hye, TX 78635 (830) 392-0246 www.garrisonbros.com 8am-5pm M-F

caverns Cascade Caverns 226 cascade Caverns Road Boerne, TX 78015 (830) 755-8080 www.cascadecaverns.com 9am-4pm M-F, 9am-6pm Sa-Sun Cave Without a Name 325 Kreutzberg Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-4212 cavewithoutaname.com 9am-6pm Daily Natural Bridge Caverns 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd San Antonio, TX 78266 (210) 651-6101 9am-5pm daily naturalbridgecaverns.com

distillery Rebecca Creek Distillery 26606 Bulverde Road San Antonio, TX 78260 (830) 714-4581 12pm-5pm Sat rebeccacreekdistillery.com

entertainment Morgan’s Wonderland 5223 David Edwards Dr. San Antonio, TX 78233 (210) 495-5888 morganswonderland.com ZDT’s amusement park 301 W Kingsbury Seguin, TX 78155 (830) 386-0151 zdtamusement.com

glider rides San Antonio Soaring Society 400 Boerne Stage Airfield Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 981-2345 By Appointment

golf courses Cedar Creek Golf Course 8250 Vista Colina San Antonio, TX 78255 (210) 695-5050 alamocitygolftrail.com

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Tapatio Springs Resort & Golf Couse 1 Resort Way Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-4197 tapatio.com/golf Canyon Springs 24400 Canyon Golf Road San Antonio, TX 78260 (210) 558-2365 lacanteragolfclub.com TPC Golf Course 23808 Resort Parkway San Antonio, TX 78261 (210) 558-2365 www.tpc.com/ tpc-san-antonio The Palmer Course 16641 La Cantera Parkway San Antonio, TX 78255 (210) 558-2365 lacanteragolfclub.com

hiking Cibolo Nature Center 140 City Park Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-4616 8am-Dusk www.cibolo.org Enchanted Rock 16710 Ranch Road 965 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 685-3636 8am-10pm Daily Government Canyon 12861 Galm Road San Antonio, TX 78254 (210) 688-9055 F-M 7am-10pm

Guadalupe River State Park 3350 Park Road 31 Spring Branch, TX 7 8070 (830) 438-2656 8am-10pm Daily

dance halls John T. Floores Country Store 14492 Old Bandera Road Helotes, TX 78023 (210) 695-8827 liveatfloores.com Gruene Hall 1281 Gruene Road New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 606-1281 www.gruenehall.com

live entertainment Luckenbach 412 Luckenbach Town Loop Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-3224 9am til close www.luckenbachtexas.com

horse racing Retama Racetrack 1 Retama Parkway Selma, TX 78154 (210) 651-7000 10:30am-11pm Daily retamapark.com

museum LBJ house 199 Park Road 52 Stonewall, TX 78671 (830) 868-7128 8am-5pm Daily

National Museum of the Pacific War 340 East Main Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-8600 9am-5pm Daily pacificwarmuseum.org Agricultural Heritage Museum 102 City Park Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-5509 10am-4pm Sat agmuseum.us

OLD WEST VILLAGE Enchanted Springs Ranch 242 State Hwy 46 West Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-8222 10am-5pm Sat-Sun enchantedspringsranch. com

OLIVE OIL FARMS Bella Vista Ranch 3101 Mount Sharp Road Wimberley, TX 78676 (512) 847-6514 www.texasoliveoil.com Sandy Oak Olive Orchard 25195 Mathis Road Elmendorf, TX 78112 (210) 621-0044 9am-4pm Tu-Sat sandyoaks.com

SHOPPING Bass Pro Shops 17907 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 253-8800 9am-9pm Daily basspro.com

WILDFLOWER FARM Wildseed Farm 100 Legacy Drive Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (800) 848-0078 9:30am-5pm Daily www.wildseedfarms.com

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WIILDLIFE RANCH Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch 26515 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd San Antonio, TX 78266 (830) 438-7400 wildliferanchtexas.com

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

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

Ticket includes unlimited access to Observation Deck, Flags over Texas & 4-D Theater Ride. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Limit one $2.00 off coupon per person. No cash Value. Expires 12/31/15.

$

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

FREE CHEF’S APPETIZER OF THE DAY

OFF TOWER TICKET

2

an Adult Entrée with this ad Ice Cold Drinks & Good Texas Food Breakfast Fri-Sun from 9am-11am Happy Hour Mon-Fri 3-6pm

245 E. Commerce River Level at Navarro & Crockett 210-227-RITA • www.ritasontheriver.com

One coupon per table per visit. Offer at Riverwalk location only. Must present coupon. Expires 06/30/15.

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

MILITARY

PRESENT COUPON AT ADMISSIONS Not to be combined with any other offer 6320 Bandera Rd., SA, TX 78238 210.310.3210 www.sanantonioaquarium.net Expires 12/31/15

www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

With a purchase of 2 Entrees & 2 Beverage Riverwalk level of the Hyatt Regency Maddogs.net • (210) 222-0220 One Coupon per table per visit. Expires 06/30/15.

OFF

With the purchase of an adult entrée.

$4 OFF

FREE DESSERT

QUESO, SO DELICIOUS & TOTALLY FREE Redeem this coupon for one complimentary bowl of our award-winning and completely irrisitible queso.

200 River Walk Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-9835 • ironcactus.com Not valid with any other offer, one per table, not valid during happy hour. Expires 06/30/15.

AMERICA’S PREMIER INDOOR KARTING CENTER

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LIFE. L

$2 OFF

Zoo Admission Limit 4 - Not valid with any other offers, senior discount, special events, or train ride. Show coupon at the gate - Code 1519rio Expires 12/01/15

$5 OFF Limited to 1 per person, M-F.

Offer not valid withany other discounts, race, or group packages. Adult racers are 4’-10” and up. Junior racers are 4’-4’9”

1-888-K1-KARTS • K1SPEED.com

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SHOPS

Explore. Shop. Dine. •

GALLERIES

RESTAURANTS

La Villita, south of the River Walk in downtown San Antonio, was originally settled nearly 300 years ago as one of the city’s first neighborhoods. In 1939, La Villita Historic Arts Village was established and the neighborhood was adapted into a center for teaching regional arts and crafts and to serve as an artists market. Today, nearly 30 shops and galleries offer distinct handcrafted items by artists from San Antonio and surrounding areas. You’ll find paintings, folk art, textiles, sculptures, copper wares, jewelry, and more. Plus, in the midst of these tree-lined walkways and plazas, enjoy a savory culinary experience at the area restaurants with options ranging from traditional Mexican flavors to steakhouse favorites.

4 1 8 V I L L I TA S T R E E T

SOUTH ALAMO & NUEVA -OR- RIVER WALK & ARNESON RIVER THEATRE

210.207.8614 • GETCREATIVESANANTONIO.COM O P E N D A I LY 1 0 A M - 6 P M

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SUNDAY HOURS VARY LaVillitaArts

Scan the QR code for the latest in Music, Dance, Visual Arts, Theatre, Culinary Arts, Literary Arts, and Film.

getcreativesanantonio.com

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WINE ENTHUSIAST RATINGS SCORE OUT OF 100 POINTS

PTS

“My handmade Texas vodka beats the giant ”Imports” every day. We make and taste every batch at my original distillery in Austin, Texas to ensure you only get the best!”

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RIO MAGAZINE JUNE 2015  

RIO MAGAZINE JUNE 2015 The Official Magazine of the River Walk

RIO MAGAZINE JUNE 2015  

RIO MAGAZINE JUNE 2015 The Official Magazine of the River Walk

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