The San Antonio summer bucket list

Paul Cuclis April 28, 2013

Summer is around the corner and local San Antonians and students taking summer school or finding a job here will find that they have some time on their hands. While that time can be filled watching TV...

Fantastic Fiesta events

Paul Cuclis April 19, 2013

Spring is upon us, and with it come decorative flags, parades, concerts and the smell of mouth watering food wafting down the streets. Yes, it's time again for Fiesta, arguably the most famous festival...

Jobs that can beat summer boredom

Paul Cuclis April 12, 2013

Believe it or not, summer is coming soon. For some, this means a break from school, a two month period of watching TV, drinking soda, playing video games and ordering delivery pizza. However, as each passing...

A bottle of Strongbow, a popular English cider.

Hard ciders no longer a hard sell

Paul Cuclis April 5, 2013

Until recently, I lumped hard cider in the same category as Smirnoff Ice and other pre-made cocktails, a category to which beer and wine drinkers often condescend. Yet despite this negative reputation,...

Activities for the above-average adventurer

Activities for the above-average adventurer

Paul Cuclis March 22, 2013

As May 18 crawls ever closer, many of my fellow graduating seniors and I have increasingly exchanged our anxious thoughts on the impending horrors of post-collegiate life. During these conversations,...

The Tokyo Martin is just one of many eclectic specialty food markets in San Antonio. Photo by Paul Cuclis.

San Antonio’s specialty food markets

Paul Cuclis March 1, 2013

From the mouth-numbing properties of the Szechuan berry to the ultra-sweet center of the purple magosteen, the world is full of unusual flavors that most Americans have never come across. Even in many...

The weirdest cocktails San Antonio has to offer

Paul Cuclis February 22, 2013

With the advent of "molecular mixology" (a term used to describe the application of science to cocktail-making), all sorts of unique combinations of unlikely ingredients have been added to the traditional...

On target: checking out the San Antonio Gun Club

Paul Cuclis February 15, 2013

From the Alamo Quarry, it may be possible to discern a faint popping sound in the distance, continuous yet irregular. This sound originates from a half dozen or so people firing shotguns just a mile away....

Perfect picnic places around San Antonio

Paul Cuclis February 8, 2013

During this month of romance, bad poetry and lonely nights watching reruns, forecasters predict mostly sunny skies with temperatures averaging in the low 70s and high 60s. It is just hot enough to have...

Freetail Brewing Co. offers original brews, pleasant atmosphere

Paul Cuclis February 1, 2013

As I headed up to Freetail Brewing Co.'s location on 4035 North Loop 1604 W, I wondered whether their micro-brewed beers were worth the 20-minute drive from campus. I had never tasted Freetail before,...

A glance at glasswear: science, nonsense or something else?

Paul Cuclis January 25, 2013

When I got home for Christmas break, still groggy from that wave of post-finals exhaustion, my father greeted me with a hug, a perfunctory, "Hey, how's school?" and a glass of wine. The glass wasn't...

Planning a party for the end of the world

Paul Cuclis November 30, 2012

Whether it be zombie attacks, nuclear fallout, a tailored super virus or good old-fashioned fire and brimstone, there is one inescapable certainty: this December 21, 2012, the world will end. Yes, the...

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