VIP Club San Miguel: "The Smart Fit"

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011


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Your VIP Club welcomes, Pizza Pig! Pizza Pig, located a couple of kilometers outside town on the hiway heading for Dolores, at the intersection for the Toboada pools and spa, 110-2153, open Tuesdays/ Saturdays, 1 - 9 pm. and Sundays, 1- 8 pm. Lips smacking thin and crispy crust pizza. Many toppings, three sizes, take out or eat in, also, salads and pizza deserts, no kidding pizza desserts. More to come in the near future. VIP Club members may take 10% off their purchase. Your host is Tim McCoy. Find 'em on Facebook.

Congratulations to charter VIP Club restaurant, El Buen Cafe, Jesus #36, and owner/chef, Kris Rudolph for surviving 20 years here in San Miguel. Known for putting out a great tasting quality foods for breakfast, lunch and early dinner every day except Wednesdays. Celebrating, from December 16th through Deember 23, VIP Club members may take, not 10%, not 15%, not 20% but a whopping 30%. off their food bill at El Buen Cafe,. Kris shows her appreciation for the patronage provided by many over the years. Go in and say hi to our Kris, who just recovered from a life threatening situation!

Also El Buen Cafe will continue the grand tradition of being open Christmas Day, a Sunday, and will serve their standard yummy brunch from 11 - 2 pm. followed by El Buen's fabulous and perhaps more famous yuletide buffet, with one seating only, 3:30 pm! Menu: Turkey and dressing, Beef fillet with Cognac cream, Garlic mashed potatoes, Corn pudding, Sweet potatoes with toasted Pecans, Creamed spinach, Assorted salads and breads and a variety of desserts. Cost $390 per pesron with extensive wine list available. Reservations and advanced payment required.

VIP Club member and cook Gabriel Green, famous for recreating to-die-for dishes from her abuela's kitchen, has embarked on a new, food-service enterprise! It's Hierbabuena, in short, a mobile-operating food truck. We are posting Hierbabuena's webpage for this week's food truck around-town schedule and now one can hire their food truck for affairs along with their catering services for special events etc. VIP Club members get 10% off. Check out:

Seems in our last VIP Club news flash we were shouting out how El Tomato, on Mesones, has long been a full menu restaurant rather than just veggie meals and has been consistantly serving Argentine cut meats, especially arranchara and rib eyes, along with pasta dishes with their other taste-good, healthy, feel-good dishes.

Mo' Bettah Burger Thursday Nights, at The Restaurant, Sollano #16. When possible organic grown used in all meals.

For some of you we may be a bit late in our posting about Moonrise's Health and Lavender Project open house, Organos #29, Wednesday, December 14, 2 - 6 pm. Yet don't fret because Moon Rise has some great and sensual body and skin care products to fight dryness, including the widely sought-after shower heads and your VIP Club 10% discount still available for most products. Psst. . . . For our guy members, and Christmas presents remember, women love this kind of stuff for (ahem) dryness.

Also, please when shopping for presents, Click on "other discounts" and see some of the other fine local shops offering our membership discounts. Make it "A Merry Christmas" for a number of people. SHOP MOM AND POP!

VIP Club participating business Abrazos, Zacateros 24, this Saturday, December 17th, from 4 - 8 pm., is having what Abrazos' touting as: "Have Yourself A Very Merry Elvis Xmas!" Anyway, on top of that, Patrice and her gang have a slew of items especially priced, all stuff that makes great gifts. Your VIP Club discount applies. Find 'em on Facebook.

VIP Club member Leslie Cohen wants friends of Fred House who are planning to attend the celebration of Fred's life, Sunday, December 18th, at 2 pm, at the Longhorn Smokehouse BBQ, Salida a Celaya #6. Well Leslie needs folks to RSVP, so Longhorn will have an idea of how much food to have on hand. A donation of 50 pesos is being asked to cover botanas. Fred's friends have asked that friends please bring a tribute to share, such as a photo, a poem or a really good story! There will be a no-host bar for those who would like to raise a glass to Fred. Longhorn is normally closed on Sundays but Keith Thompson as agreed to open the restaurant for this event to honor Fred.

From VIP Club member, Billy Parker: Help Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, a cat shelter, Sunday, December 18, 11 am. - 1 pm, Casa de La Cuesta, Cuesta de San Jose #32. Your 150 peso donation brings you brunch along with the music of Xavier Gibler. There will be raffles and door prizes. Tickets, December 15 on the jardin. or call Lola 154-8448.,

VIP Club participating chiropractor, Doctor Doug Inkol has moved his offices to Stirling Dickinson #1, right next to the ATM. VIP members, free first time consultation and 400 pesos off their 12-visit package.

VIP Club member Jean Schickel desires to share with members an exciting sea cruise St. Paul's is sponsoring. It's a South American cruise, 16 days, beginning February 20. Jean says this trip is especially priced at COST, a total package including air and ground,mas-o-menos, $3400 USD, plus a $100 donation that goes toward St. Paul's outreach programs. For more details contact Jean at:

International Fitness, Salida a Celaya, San Miguel's standout gym and fitness center has a membership drive, chock with savings and special deals going on now until January 15, 2012. See their ad on this website.

Look for two hallmark restaurants joining Your Club within the month along with other money saving offers.

We'll be following up with another newsflash in a week. The season is here!

Try not to let the holidays stress you out. It's just the holidays.

VIP Club member, Lulu Torbert sends her aloha for the spirit and generosity stemming from those who came and purchased her photos at her fund raiser. Hopefully Lulu is on the mend.

Contact us if you have lost or misplaced your card.

Congrats: Jim Bourque Starr on his engagement to Emy Shanti

R. I. P. Caesar Del Rio

R. I. P. Virginia Wheelwright.

Thank you for your loyal and continuous support.

Your San Miguel VIP Club

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