VIP Club San Miguel: "The Smart Fit"

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

This VIP Club Newsflash is being brought to you by Vivoli Café, Hernandez Macias #66, 152-0045, now open seven days a week while serving classic Italian dishes and meals with meats, fish, poultry, salads and an array of pastas. Open for lunch and dinner. See the below attachment and read all about Vivoli's New Year's Eve special meal. Also, if you attend a Pro Musica event, bring in your ticket stub for a complimentary glass of wine. 

(Attention business people: Any business can sponsor a VIP Club newsflash. We send out 1500 to our members once to twice a month. Cost to sponsor a flash is 1000 pesos.)

     Last news flash we posted yummy looking photos of some dishes served at our VIP Club restaurants. We saved the photos but lost the paper identifying just which restaurants some of those dishes stemmed from. Apologies on our end and we'll continue to ask member restaurants to send us photos and hopefully we'll properly identify where they can be had. Oh, those great looking pies were from The Restaurant's Thanksgiving celebration!

     Members have been aware for the last few months that Your VIP Club has developed a relationship with Qualitas Auto Insurance which saves VIP Club card carriers substantial savings off auto and truck insurance! For the last few months Qualitas has been offering to members a 20 -30 % discount off of foreign plated cars only here in Mexico. Your Club has received raving reviews from members who have signed up with Qualitas and saved comparable funds from other companies off their premium.

     Your Club is now enthused about providing those who drive and have Mexican plated cars and trucks, with a new option and savings through the same company, providing liability, collision and comprehensive insurance policies at a steep discount of 30 -35% off regular rates with the same company, Qualitas. Also, for those of you who venture off to the States from time to time, rather than having to stop on the road and purchase insurance when motoring up in the States, you now can obtain liability insurance, valid in the States, as part of your policy right here in San Miguel. 

     Also, VIP Club members receive a 10% discount if and when purchasing home protection insurance with protection against fire, thievery and other accidents that may occur in the home that could cost serious money. Two companies are involved for property insurance, them being Zurich and Axa. Rates for housing depends on many variables like square footage and contents etc. For information on the above contact Marina von Anrep,  154-4579, cel 415-107-4008, English spoken. (That Gecko has nothing on us)

     Just a reminder, for foreign plated cars, Alejandra should still be contacted at the Qualitas office here in town.185-8541 or cel: 415- 100-3857.

      VIP Club participating charter restaurant and first fine-dining restaurant in San Miguel, Bugambia, since 1945 has a new home, inside Casa Linda, Mesones 10, open everyday. They're now open for breakfast, and are still serving the tasty dishes that made them famous. Fifteen percent off for cash and 10% off for CC. Special Christmas and New Year's Eve menu will be available on our webpage shortly. Go to restaurant section and scroll down to Bugambilia.

     VIP Club member Judith Jenya will be showing her latest works at Cafe Muro, Loreto #14, this Saturday, December 15, 1 - 4 pm. The images are from the Caribbean and Hawaii. Light refreshments will be provided. Judith's art work will remain hung at Cafe Muro until December 31. 

     Venus Lounge, on Mesones, wants all to know that despite rumors, they still remain open and a San Miguel top rated restaurant in San Miguel for 2 years now. Open 7 days a week from 1 pm until 10 pm and later on weekdays, Asian fusion Restaurant in San Mguel de Allende. Review Also starting December 13th, Venus Lounge boasts they have the world's best flamenco, soul gypsy and classical guitarist for a 3rd year. Sam says, thanks to past patrons who have supported Venus and the kind ladies who have been like a mother to me in San Miguel. Venus Lounge, 74 Mesones, Centro Tel:415-154-4120    

 From VIP Club participating restaurant and business: La Mesa Grande: December 15th: LA ZONA PUERTAS ABIERTAS: Many businesses along the Zacateros and Pila Seca corridors will be open and celebrating the holidays from 4-8 pm with live music, food, drink and fun! Join us at any- or all!- of the participating businesses to see what LA ZONA is all about! Also VIP Club participating businesses Abrazos, CG Leathers and Fenecia Lebanese Foods are involved in this promotion!

     Tuesday, December 18th: Craft beer and food pairing.: A three-beer (all artisanal, of course!), three-course meal with explanations about the beer and food it is paired with. Tickets are limited, so come and get yours today! 300 pesos for three craft beers, an appetizer, main course and dessert. 

     The Holidays at La Mesa Grande: Don't forget to come in and pre-order your cakes and cookies for the holidays! We have carrot cake, chocolate cake, oatmeal w/raisin, chocolate chip or cranberry cookies, peanut butter cookies, muffins, profiteroles, cinnamon rolls, pain au chocolat and more! Please place an ADVANCE ORDER if you require a substantial amount of anything, as it keeps us in the know of how much to produce for our customers. 

     La Mesa Grande will be open our regular hours Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm (open until 10pm Thursdays for the wonderfully successful PIZZA NIGHT with live music from 7:30-9pm), Saturday from 9am to 7pm for most of the holidays EXCEPT December 24th 8am-5pm, CLOSED the 25th and 26th, and New Year's Day from 10am to 7pm.

     Any Rolling Stones fans out there? See the Stones live in NYC, on Pay Per View for 50 pesos at Longhorn Smoke House this Saturday night, December 15!

     A VIP Club promotion from Ci Banco, corner of Juerez and San Francisco, until December 31 where card carrying members get a bit more than what is posted pesos of dollars. Cash in 200 USD for pesos or buy 200 USD at VIP Club participating business Ci Banco and get an extra 10 centavos added to your pesos or deducted from your dollar buy. See Josefa inside the bank.     

VIP Club participating restaurant Oko Noodle Bar is hosting a Charity Holiday Variety Show December 15th. Admission price is a gift for needy children in the campo.       

Elisa Cordova, former head chef at VIP Club participating restaurant Cumpanio, now has her own catering business. Ten percent off for special orders email Elisa for her holiday menu:      

End of year special from VIP Club participating business: Fitness International, the very best health center and gym in San Miguel: Prepay for three month package: get one extra month free; six months, get two free extra months, One Year and receive four extra months. Merry Christmas from the gang at Fitness International!      Ho! Ho! Ho! Tis the season to be jolly!

From VIP Club participating business The Nail Lounge: All gift certificates are 15% off through December 25th 2012 Services include: Pedicures, manicures, waxing, relaxing and hot stone massages, make application, hairstyling and the latest threading. 415 154-4321, Happy Holidays, Yoly

     Gil and Lobo play at Mi Casa Restaurant, inside Instituto Allende, each Wednesday and Friday evening, 120 peso cover!

     From V. C. and Friends: First pilates and pole dancing maestra, Lori Midrano, is now the bar manager at V.C. and Friends. Every Wednesday is Day of the Blues and Shrimp at V.C and Friends! Tempura, Garlic and Jack Shrimp with cheese, wrapped in bacon with two side dishes and house drink (margarita, mojito, martini, beer, red or white wine) For 130 pesos. margaritas all day for 40 pesos, and 2 X 1 6 to 8 pm. Go and hear Ken Basman, Rick Schlosser, Danny Beltran and Carmel Montana (no cover).  Thursday night is ladies night, all drinks for the ladies 25 pesos.  Friday night the incredible Maria takes the stage beginning at 9 pm. cover 100 pesos. V.C. and Friends.       

     Congrats to Henry Vermillion and Britt Zaist at VIP Club participating business, Galeria Izamal, Mesones #80, celebrating their 20th Anniversary! This Saturday, December 15th two new jewelers, Catherine Gielis and Vanina Landini will show their wares.

     We heard from VIP Club participating restaurant Dragon Chinese Restaurant, Salida de Celaya. Now might be the time to special order Peking Duck for the holidays. The duck normally sells for 495 pesos (2-4 persons) but a December special has the delight for 475, and now VIP Club card holders get an additional 15% off, during this month including the 1st week of January 2013. Also, rather than the regular 10% discount for VIP Club members during the said season, it's 15% off for card holders on all dishes at Dragon for the same said period! Dragon says, if they have a good turn out they will hold the 15% off for the entire 2013! BTW: No MSG at Dragon, in case any of you're wondering. Lots of new vegetarian dishes at Dragon also diet conscious diners know that they prepare dishes with less than 299 calories. BYOB is still in vogue, Wednesdays and Fridays, all day long, Tuesdays, it's 2 X 1 Margaritas all day long. Free delivery and Your Card is welcomed for delivered foods, just tell them when you call in to order. Lastly, new hours, Monday - Saturdays 11 am 'til 9 pm, Sunday 11 am 'til 8 pm. Atencion is on sale at Dragon.

     We may not have gotten it right on all flashes last flash:

     Report here, lost or misplaced VIP Club Cards, for immediate replacement.

     Attachments below are tasty crepes prepared at VIP Club participating restaurant, La Crepe, a shimmering pizza at Garufa, sizzling fajita serving at Los Faroles, piled high sate at Oko and lastly the best cinnamon rolls in town at La Mesa Grande. (We'll post more great looking VIP Club restaurant dishes on here in the future). 

Heal up: Lourdes Cordero

Thank you for your continuous and loyal support. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and the best New Year's ever!

Your San Miguel VIP Club


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