VIP Club San Miguel: "The Smart Fit"

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Monday February 11, 2013

This VIP Club News Flash is being brought to you by Hank's, Louisiana Cafe and Oyster Bar, the legend continues.  Fat Tuesday celebration and party like nobody's business! Special drinks and lots of fun!

(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.)


    Some of the flashes sent in our last flash may have given the impression that 15% would be taken off "Posada de Los Raquros'" generous beach side specials. The prices included in the post are the discounted prices. One more time: prices for the month of April. US$50.00, per night, for suites in the main house! US$85.00 for bungalows (Casitas, and US$110.00 for our two bedroom house "Casa SolYMar." Suites have kitchen privileges. Casitas have their own kitchen.

View details and photos on their website: plus you can find Los Raquros on Face Book:  Trip Adviser top vote getter for excellence, three-years in a row! Named: BEST B&B in Troncones!

     We heard from a eagle eyed member who thought we weren't always doing justice when it comes to spelling of Spanish words here. Sometimes we take for granted when members send in notices that their spelling of Spanish names are correct. We would never think of offending our hosts but sometimes checking the spelling of particular Spanish spelled words is difficult to substantiate. We'll continue to try to look out for the errors of our ways.

    We heard from La Lonja Carniceria, (butcher shop) Mesones #33, 152-0471, in business since 1953, with their own ranch outside town where they raise much of what they butcher! The butchers there want all VIP Club members to know they appreciate the business they have received from VIP Club members and they've decided to reduce the minimum from 400 pesos per purchase, giving a 10% discount but now reduce the minimum to 200 pesos for the discount to be in vogue. They carry all cuts of steaks and sell sausages, lamb and port cuts; poultry, chicken, ostrich and turkey. The establishment is immaculate. (See Attached photos).

    Considering the coming of St. Valentine's Day, nothing says it better than chocolates and if you are going to say it with chocolates, please consider Chocolates Johfrej, Jesus 2-A. They produced their own Chocolate and offer 10% off with your card.

    Support your local library. If your card has expired or you wish to renew, buy your new VIP Club Card at the library, at their "Tienda," and I'll buy you a library card, an 80 peso value. You get the card for 500 pesos and all the savings that go with it for a full year, plus a library card and you'll be helping to support our local library! Just show up at the Tienda and they're waiting for you!

    We are posting a number of menus and other goings on at VIP Club Restaurants having specials for Saint Valentine's Day. See attachments for La Puertacita, The Restaurant, Sierra Nevada's, Aldanza, along with their Laja Spa. See Attachments!

     More Saint Valentine's Days deals, Abrazos Boutique de San Miguel Designs, Zacateros #24, asks; looking for the best and coolest Computer and IPad/Tablet Protective Cover in town? Abrazos has a variet of Mexican themed patterns from their ever astonishing fabrics featuring Mexican icons such as Frida Kahlo, Virgin of Guadalupe, Dia de Muertos and for Valentine's Day. Corazones or Hearts patterns. They even customize and you pick the fabric. or write

     VIP Club member, Judith Jenya, has an Art Opening taking place, Exhibit of Photography, tittle: "Painting with my Camera - Scenes from San Miguel at Xochi, Zacateros #48, Friday, February 15, 5 pm. 

    VIP Club participating restaurant Cafe Rama is now open for breakfast and serving 8 am until 11:55 am!

    Longhorn Smokehouse has bingo going on on Tuesday nights, 6:30 pm 'til 8:30 pm! Proceeds go to various charities: School of the Deaf, Boys Orphanage Mexiquito and Feline Rescue. Great prizes! Plus that crazy limey, Keith, has sent us a photo of a healthy portion of his great tasting smoked ribs! (See attachment).

     VIP Club member Heidi Le Lasseur has sent us an attachment regarding: Music, Munchies, Margaritas and Free Massages for a benefit for the families for Casa de los Angles taking place February 20. (see attachment)

     Mid-day Rotary will honor its Rotary Citizen of the Year, Patricia Palacios Cortes, Tuesday, February 12, at 12:30 pm. at Real de Minas Hotel and the public is invited.

     Whoa, we've heard from another VIP Club member who is an author! Dick Avery,  a local writer focusing on WWII subjects, announces the launching of his new website: The site will feature books containing little known and off-the-beaten-track stories from World War II. If you visit the site and have comment or story ideas, email Dick@      

Late entry for Valentines Day: Los Senderos is having a "Love is In The Air" Day at their Bistro Grill and Garden, beginning at 1 pm, Thursday, February 14! It's a passion filled menu: Appetizer: Swedish Toask Skagen Shrimp, mayonnaise, dill & red onion . . . Paired with 2011 Cas Madero Chardonnay/Chenin Blanc "2V" Mexico; Entree: Filet of beef, Mushrooms, potato pure, spring onions, bacon & red wine reduction . . .  Paired with 2011 Casa Madero 3V Mexcio or Salmon Roulade, Filled with spinach, cream cheese, potato pure served with basil sauce . . . Paired with 2012 Casa Madero Rosado Mexico; Intemizzo; The finishing touch. Chocolate passion, passion cake with Kahlua glace and strawberry couli . . . Paired with 2007 Quady "red Electra" Muscat California USA. Lovers Menu $300 pesos, Wine pairing $200. Also,a their fine regular menu will be available.

   Now: Free Parking when dining at VIP Club participating restaurant Vivole Cafe. Park at Hotel Saulto.

    VIP Club participating baker, La Mesa Grande now serves a spicy meat ball sandwich. (See attachment)

    Congrats to Todd and Paola Carmody on the healthy birth of their daughter.

    With a heavy heart: R. I. P. Joyce Schuman aka: Joyous Heart.

Thank you for your continuous and loyal support.

Your San Miguel VIP Club



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