VIP Club San Miguel: "The Smart Fit"

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

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    Your VIP club Welcomes Los Faroles, Ancha de San Antonio #30, 152-1849, Monday to Sunday, 1 p.m. - 9 pm. Ignacio Marruju is your host. He employs a friendly staff looking forward to serving VIP Club members. Happy hour, Monday through Friday, 5 - 8 p.m, full bar.  Housed within the recently-restored historic stone walls of Instituto Allende! Margaritas made to perfection. Fine cuts of Angus beef prepared to your liking. Ignacio, hopes Los Faroles, might become a second home for some, a favortie for families, large portions at reasonable prices! A small family can share the "Elementos platter" of shrimp, beef or chicken along with appetizers such: frijoles charros and queso fundido with chorizo. Other specialties are BBQ ribs and cuts of meat cooked al carbon and a variety of soups and salads and a great hamburger. Ignacio further says, "For quality, that's economic and flavorful, authentic and homestyle cooking, Los Faroles is a sure bet." Los Faroles is set in a pleasant back-yard environment, it's covered, perfect for family and large groups. VIP Club members may take 10% off their bill when paying cash or credit card.

   Your Club has given in and developed a Face Book Page. Find us at VIP Club Card in your Facebook search. We hope to be able to provide time-sensitive information to the membership immediately along with relieving the length of news flashes. We'll also pontificate, in a casual manner, some thoughts about Your Club on the new FB page. Incoming information about events pertaining to participating restaurants and businesses and members should still be emailed to our regular email at   If you're already on Facebook hook up with the club on FB.

Now for some other news:

     We've heard from VIP Club participating Restaurante Carcassonne, Correo #34. Sybil English is back, singing her heart out on Tequila Thursdays , 2 dinner shows, 6:00. and 8:15 p.m.and now an added Sunday brunch performance from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. (see attachment)

    There will be a special photo exhibit and cocktail party show casing the photos of Memo Garcia, Thursday, August 9, at participating VIP Club restaurant La Crepe, Hispacio #37, at 6:30 p.m., inside the restaurant's main patio

     Olympic action continues at Longhorn Smokehouse plus, this Friday, August 10th musical fun and great food with town favorite Billie Rose ready to rip some down-home tune doing solo acoustic ballads n blues starting at 7:30.

       Our friend, Salvadore Orosco, who operates VIP Club participating restaurant Casa de los Milagros wants members to know about the 2nd Annual Festival: Mezcal, Lamb and Craft brewed beer at Casa de Aves out in the campo. This festival is organized by CANIRAC SMA, taking place Saturday, August 11, Noon to 11 p.m. Scrumptious lamb will be cooked 15 or 20 ways, the public can enjoy all forms or may request a full dish they like, (all served by local restaurants), offering samples of Mezcal and Craft Beer, Beer and El Mezcal that can be purchased to carry or consumed during the event. There will be four bars serving Rum,Tequila, Scotch, Brandies, Vodkas etc. Part of the proceeds will go to nonprofit organizations  (CASA, ALMA, CECRE, ATENCION, CASA HOGAR SANTA JULIA) with all these institutions doing very important work in SMA. Lst year's event, taking place at Sierra Nevada del Parque was a success. Try and make this year's event even more successful. (See attachment)

     It's official Harry's New Orleans Cafe and Oyster Bar is now Hank's New Orleans Cafe and Oyster Bar! For the sake of brevity, it's too long of story to post here. All is good. Nothing else will change.

     We've also heard from Charter VIP Club participating restaurant, Sierra Nevada's Hotel, Andanza Restaurant. With Chef Jose Martinez at the helm serving appropriate Bocadilos along with an array of fine wines that compliment various dishes, on Saturday, August 18 at 7:30 p.m. (See attachment). For more information and reservations please call Martha Alfaro at 152-7040. Now there is more happening at Restaurante Andanza and Bar Azul provided by Chef Martinez: El Comedor del Chef: Seven course with four wines 1200 pesos per person Minimum of two or maximum of eight, enjoy 2 X 1 Monday through Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m. at the swank Bar Azul and when ordering a minimum of 250 pesos in food the complimentary, exquisitely-created dessert is on Chef Martinez's tab. Experience other epicurean delights created these days at Andanza. And lastly, Sierra Nevada's famed park location is now open Fridays and Saturdays 6 to 11 p.m.

     We heard from Chef Dina Butterfield Acosta, at VIP Club participating restaurant's Dos Casas that Tuesdays are sandwich days at Dos Casas. Here's the line up of sambos: Focaccia vegetariana: con tapenade; Egg plant, jitomate, calabaza, cebolla y queso feta, $90 pesos including iced tea. Ciappata with homemade onion marmalade and brie $95 Turkey and Manchego Cheese Sandwich with mango chutney served in an onion ciappatta, $150. Roast Beef sandwich with swiss cheese and artichoke relish, $150. Grilled Cheese with Three Cheeses and pepper mustard $110. Traditional Croque Monsieur served mustard sauce $105        

VIP Club members and educators, the Hardys, who operate the renowned Warren Hardy Spanish Language School are enjoying celebrating their 22nd  anniversary. Tuli says, "We had such a warm response from our last offer of 'HALF PRICE' Tuition on Level 1 and 2  that we will continue to offer that price through the next session of courses August 13-30. We are having a lot of fun and we hope to see you in class. We then recess classes until Oct.These courses are priced at Half Price!" This offer applies to: LEVEL 1 AUGUST 13-29; LEVEL 2 AUGUST 14-30! "But WAIT !!! There is MORE! This session we will offer LEVEL 3 Minor Tenses, Hurry on this course as enrollment is limited to 10 students. Materials not included.

     Dragon, Your Club's Chinese restaurant, Salida de Celaya, wants members to know they can now get their 10% discount for home delivery when paying both cash or credit card. Just give the card # when calling in and present the card upon delivery.

     We received the following from VIP Club member Marcia Dworkin: "Marcia Dolce and I are doing on joint venture on August 11 and 12th." (See attachment link below)

     Members, mark your calendar: Dana Kraft's upcoming talk at Moonrise Health, Organos #29. Don't miss nutritionist Dana Kraft's talk on making healing teas and remedies from herbs! Learn to make your own solutions for sleep, libido, candida, and other conditions. Those who know Dana will verify she's an exceptional doctor. It might prove to be an enlightening and fun afternoon. Tuesday, August 28, 5:00 p.m.154-4076. $50 pesos at the door, redeemable against store purchase.

     San Miguel rumor mill is quick and vicious. Kris Rudolph who owns and operates Buen Cafe had customers come in and say they were dining because they heard it was her last day in business. That was the first Kris heard of that. Yet, after almost 21 years in business Kris has sold El Buen Cafe. The new owners are from Cancun and will take over in September. Until then Buen Cafe will function as always--same hours; same menu, in the same beautiful house. The Cafe won't close, even for a day, when the hand over takes place. It will continue as is, slowly vamping into a (high-end?) Mexican restaurant with dinner. Business partners, Alberto and Kris, will open a small, cozy place in colonia San Antonio during November, like the old days, simple, friendly a neighborhood place with good, reasonably priced food, and hopefully the feel of community. They'll be doing Thanksgiving at the new place with meals to go. Cake orders? Catering? Same phone number, 152-5807.

     We didn't quite get it right when we were promoting El Tomato's entertainment in the last flash. "It's the 50 peso cover is WAIVED with 200 peso mínimum per Person." El Tomato, on Mesones between Relox and Hidalgo, is an Argentine Italian Fusion Restaurant where rustic comfort food that meets authentic argentine flavors mixed with traditional italian dishes, using local ingredients & family recipes -- Argentine steaks, sausages, empanadas, pastas, ravioli, risotto and lasagna. They have a wide selection of wines from Argentina and Italy -- and now serving margaritas too with their full liquor license.             

Members: Providencia Gas will no longer provide a discount if the card is not available at the time of delivery. Sorry, no ticky-no shirt!. Sorry if the wife has it or dog ate it. You must show the card to the drivers to substantiate your cash rebate. If you've lost your card or replace it please contact us right here for immediate replacement.

    A member reports their is a nifty, bilingual kitchen and shopping guide now available for 150 pesos at: Biblioteca Publica, Casa Katalina, Garrison & Garrison, Hierbabuena Food Truck, La Buena Vida Bakery, La Conexion (all locations), La Deriva Bookstore, (Aurora), La Mesa Grande Bakery, Luna de Queso, Natura, Solutions and Spagos.

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     Finally, Team Mexico goes for the gold in football this Saturday. Send out the positive vibes! "Let's Go Mexico!" Bring home the gold, baby!"

Thank you for your continuous and loyal support.

Your San Miguel VIP Club

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