The Foundry's bean barons orchestrate a menu that brims with organic-certified free-trade coffee and specialty drinks and a buoyant selection of light café fare. A local roaster delivers The Foundry's weekly bounty of coffee beans, which the crew grinds moments before brewing them and pouring the coffee into refillable cups that are as bottomless as a trap door in the Oval Office. Diners can pair the Elvis frappuccino––a blend of peanut butter, banana, and mocha ($4–$4.50)––with a solid savory, such as the spicy chipotle-chicken panini with a melted fusion of chipotle-cheese salsa, mozzarella, pico de gallo, and guacamole ($6.50). Cool off a piping hot palate with a selection of sweet fruit smoothies ($3.25–$3.75).
Operated by the volunteer-based nonprofit Friends of the San Antonio Public Library, The Book Cellar houses an extensive collection of used fiction, nonfiction, reference books, magazines, and media for purchase at extremely low prices, usually $0.50 to $1. The wares themselves have been donated by the library, and proceeds from the sales support library programs and activities such as the Summer Reading program, satisfying patrons' philanthropic side while indulging their tendencies toward bibliomania.
Stocking its shelves with a wide variety of kitchen appliances, cutlery, dishware, and more, Melissa Guerra Tienda de Cocina provides guests with Latin American culinary goods in a colorful, highly perusable mercado-style venue. Customers can grace their munch mesas with a Chilean smiling-frog toothpick holder from Pomaireware ($10.95, toothpicks included), whose air-dried clay surface is polished with an agate before firing in order to silence ribbits of protest. A hand-blown etched martini/dessert glass ($24.95) enhances its contents with hand-etched details and vibrant turquoise, dark blue, and green hues (clear also available). A molcajete (Mesoamerican mortar and pestle) lends sauces a hearty flavor that steers dinner conversations toward infamous guac gourmands from the golden age of culinary exploration, such as the fabled Ponce de León. For aspiring chefs, Melissa Guerra carries various edible items, such as tamale ingredients, chilies, and sweets, and an assortment of artisan folk pieces is available for home and bodily adornment.
A stay at Holiday Inn San Antonio - Riverwalk places you in the heart of San Antonio, steps from San Antonio Majestic Theater and River Walk. This family-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Aztec on the River and San Antonio Children's Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 313 air-conditioned rooms featuring LCD televisions. Your bed comes with cotton sheets, and all rooms are furnished with queen sofa beds. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 37-inch high-definition televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café, and room service (during limited hours) is provided. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Self parking is available onsite.
Preparing colorful cuisine from around the world during breakfast, lunch, and catered events, the chefs at Druthers Cafe and Catering have made it their mission to be multifaceted in the kitchen. In a classic deli environment, staff behind the walk-up counter take orders for half-pound burgers made with hand-formed patties as well as waffle sandwiches, gourmet salads, or omelets. Patrons may also sip on iced coffee drinks, lattes, and cappuccinos served from the coffee bar.
The chefs at Rio de Gelato embrace the taste of tradition by passing down beloved family recipes and crafting time-honored pizzas and gelatos from scratch. Practiced crust whisperers cloak hand-tossed pizza dough in savory, handmade sauces infused with organic tomatoes, and they assemble four-cheese blends from mozzarella, asiago, and two other cheeses whose identities are protected by the FBI. Carbonated sodas clear guests' throat chutes, granting safe passage for melting bites of homespun gelato ($5.75 for a small) capable of sweet talking their way into watering mouths or an icy snowman's good graces.