In this issue | September 2021



Editor’s notebook

The red pin indicating I had arrived appeared on my Google Maps app as I walked down New Braunfels Avenue on the city’s East Side. I was about to meet Carpenter Darryl Dunn in his workshop, but when I looked at my point of arrival, the building looked empty, its doors locked and some windows boarded up …


Made in South Africa

The pandemic has sparked renewed interest in locally produced products. Get to know 10 San Antonians who meet this demand by making everything from candles and body products to custom jeans and leather wallets.

By Kathleen Petty and Katherine Stinson

Behind the badge

A year after starting his second term, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar is confident in his plan of action, from hiring and firing MPs, to communicating with Black Lives executives Matter or create special working groups to better protect the community.

By Emily Guajardo

A bright future

How the leaders of 100 Black Men of San Antonio work to ensure that young black men in every neighborhood know that opportunity and success are within reach.

By Travis E. Poling


In the loop


Drums can be as therapeutic as they are musical, according to the founder of TamboRhythms.

Person of interest

Bombasta frontman Roberto Livar sees music as an outlet for activism.


The fine arts leaders are betting on the return of local audiences as the 2021-22 season dawns with a full roster of live shows.


When a simple remodel turned into a total reconstruction, architect Elizabeth Haynes succeeded in creating a modern oasis in the city.

Big donation

The annual 24-hour online giving day returns on September 23. Get to know some of the participating nonprofits and find out how you can make a difference with just $ 10.

Eat + Drink


The owner of Bar Loretta hopes to provide a neighborhood gathering place for King William.

Eat here now

Hayden’s owner says even meatloaf can be sexy.


Try this vegetarian version of the tinga tacos from San Antonio’s latest cookbook by Cassy Joy Garcia.


When a craving for Thai food strikes, these restaurants deliver.

Final thought

Artpace Director Riley Robinson on the importance of supporting local arts.

On the cover

Photographer Klare Perez captured carpenter Darryl Dunn in his East Side studio, surrounded by reclaimed wood and supplies for his furniture, cutting boards and other projects.



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