The Rivard Report has joined with sponsors to present two interesting events for our readers.

Story to Table 

Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m.

The Rivard Report and Mission Restaurant Supply will host our second “Story to Table” dining event at Grayze, 521 E. Grayson.

Grayze’s Chef Pedro Cuellar, one of San Antonio’s blossoming new culinary lights, has created a six-course, all vegetarian menu for the occasion. Cuellar has honed his vegetarian cooking skills over the years to create flavorful meals for his vegetarian daughter. Now we can try his home cooking.

All proceeds from the event benefit Grayze and its staff. To purchase tickets, click here.

See the event menu below:


Amuse Bouche

Bloody Mary gazpacho shooter

The “Walrus & Me” Cocktail — aperol, grapefruit, rose, lime soda


Sous Vide Street Corn porcini butter, chile Kewpie, Parmesan, corn dust, cascabel powder, and watercress

Ratatouille Antipasta Salad smoked squash & zucchini, balsamic roasted onions, eggplant purée, mixed tomato relish, grilled fennel, herbs, and roasted garlic toast

Main Dishes

Ramen noodles — green chili Mex-Asian broth, tofu chorizo, mixed mushrooms, and cilantro

White bean burger slider — Portobello bacon, french onion mayo, and tossed Romaine

All main dishes will be paired with a cocktail.

“The Long Night”

Thursday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m.

The Rivard Report presents a documentary screening of the “The Long Night” at the Bijou Theater, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd. The film explores human trafficking in the United States, and shatters the assumptions that it only occurs outside our borders.

A post-film panel will discuss the state of human trafficking in San Antonio. Panelists include Charles Paul, CPS special investigator IV; Mallory Myers, Texas Attorney General’s office; Ron Brown, Haven for Hope outreach coordinator; and Margaret Van Hooser, founder and CEO of Ransomed Life.

To purchase tickets, click here.

The event is a Gathr screening, so it will only take place if 70 tickets are sold by Friday, Feb. 26. If we fail to reach our ticket goal, your card will not be charged. As of today, 28 tickets have been sold, so the event needs your support in order to make this important discussion take place.

“These are just American kids,” said “The Long Night” Director Tim Matsui of the film’s focus on victims. “American kids anywhere in the country. (‘The Long Night’) is two unique stories, but they exist in every community across this country.”

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Trafficked and Neglected: Finding San Antonio’s Lost Children

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Jaime Solis is the director of development and advertising sales for the Rivard Report. You can contact him at