VIP Club San Miguel: "The Smart Fit"



VIP Club Newsflash

This VIP Club Newsflash is being brought to by: J A Jimenez Asociados, doing business as Qualitas, offering blanket protection for home owners along with full vehicle insurance.

It's now the law the one carries auto insurance on all federal hi-ways in Mexico!

Insure your U.S. or Canadian vehicle for a week a month or a year!

VIP Club members are afforded deep discounts.

In San Miguel call Marina 154-4579 or cel 415-107-4008 or Alejandara, cel 415-100-3857. English spoken. In U.S. toll free:  1-866-230-4386 - Canada: 1-855-790-6903

(Any business or individual can sponsor a VIP Club newsflash! We send out over 1700 emails to our members once to twice a month. Cost to sponsor a flash is 1500 pesos.)


     Your VIP Club welcomes, for a chef action experience, Stuart Haverlack's, Zumo, Orizaba 87-9, Tuesdays through Saturdays, with servings beginning promptly at: 6 pm. (18:00 pm) or (9 pm. (21:00 pm.) 152-0489.
     Zumo's, a way down calle Orizaba, off the beaten path, in the heart of Colonia San Antonio, has joined the recent wave of San Miguel chef-driven establishments, a cutting-edge and custom fit for epicureans and other foodies.  

     Zumo's culinary reviews have been outstanding! Zumo's menu is set but fluctuates. The January menu can be seen on Zumo's above noted webpage. Zumo would like VIP Club members to come and discover for their selves the culinary magic pulled off by Chef Josy Treizman (Josy's bio is available on Zumo's webpage)
    Diners have two options: 7-course menu: $850 + 15% gratuity or 5-course menu 650 + 15% gratuity.
    Roof top dining with an awe-inspiring and sumptuous view of San Miguel!  Reservations are a must!
    Catering and festivity services available.
    If driving, turn right onto the driveway and into a compound with the restaurant sitting down on the right.
    VIP Club members may take 15% off their tabs when paying cash or 10% when employing CC.

     Your VIP Club welcomes Bond's 007, Gin Bar and Fondue House, Hidalgo #30,152-2833, open Wednesdays through Sundays, 4 pm - midnight. Roof-top terrace, full-bar, a little of this and a little of that along, a lively crowd with hallmark and tasty meat-loaf sambos! Weekend entertainment and special guests, including sensational balladeer Carlos each Saturday evening, Kenny Peters of "House of Blues" fame drives the bus. VIP Club members may take 10% off their bills with minimum 100 peso purchase.

    Your VIP Club also welcomes Casa de Los Milagros II, at its new and second location, smack on the backside of the jardin, front and center, where Posada de San Francisco Hotel used to operate, 154-4474. Open everyday, 8 am - 10 pm. Los Milagros II new hot spot on the jardin for breakfast and people watching and offers almost the exact items on its tasty and complete menu as the flagship location. VIP Club members can deduct 10% of their quinta, 100 peso minimum.

     New hours for VIP Club particpating Restaurant Aguamiel, Pipila 3A, 150-7387, Colonia San Antonio: Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays from 3-9pm for late lunch and dinner, plus Sunday Brunch: 11am-3pm. Offering specials from 3-5pm that includes soup or salad plus choice of entree and a glass of house wine or margarita for only $180 pesos. Reservations recommended, call us 415-150-7387.

     VIP Club participating restaurant La Brasserie, Jesus #11 says the have some great, live Jazz Con Sabor, every Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm serving up along with the chow a tasty combination of Blues, Standards and Bossa Novas on flute and alto flute accompanied by guitarists Rolando Gotes or Peter Fleming.

       Here's this week's entertainment line-up at Mi Casa Restaurant, inside Instituto Allende: Monday, Jan 25; Gil & Jazz night with Italian saxophonist, Tuesday, 26; Gil & Media Luna, Wednesday, 27; Gil with Camille Garcia & David Mendoza, Thursday, 28; Gil & Media Luna.

     Longhorn Smokehouse is under new management. Sharon and Carlos are now the owners operators. Your Card and your discount are still honored at Longhorn. (More on Longhorn next flash)   

      For members who like to shop at VIP Club participating business, Abrazos, Zacateros #24, know that each first Friday, next one being February 5, 10 - 6m, at its outlet, corner of Avenida Independencia and Ignacio Cruces, (streeet leading to Tacos Don Felix) Save 30 -70%: fabric and facric scraps, oven mitts, clothing, jewelry, handbags, household goods, gifts galore and more. Sorry members, NO VIP Club discount at the outlets yet your 10% off remains in vogue at the Zacateros store. http:/

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     Paprika, Restaurant Ancha de San Antonio #7, posts here their entertainment this week plus some dishes viewe below: Thursday: David Garza & Vudu Chile/Maple Lynx; Friday J.K. & The Rockets and Ken Basman; Saturday, Media Luna

Chipalitas has completed its move a few door away from the old location and above Santa Clara Ice Cream on Ancha San Antonio!

Charter VIP Club member and artist Sharon Milligan presents an art show in Galeria San Francisco with David Wright, San Francisco #1 upstairs,  Friday. Feb. 12, 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

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 Consider attending the Feed the Hungry Great Gatsby Gala February 21 at The Rosewood.

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     Here's a painting created by VIP Club member, Delphine Scott, on display at VIP Club participating business, Arthur Murray Dance Studio along with Restaurant Baile, Salida de Celaya #59.

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     For patrons of VIP Club participating, Adrea's hair salon, Hernandez Macias #110 to take advantage of the discount on hair dressing services, Ramon will be your facilitator.
      In order to obtain a higher rate than posted to the public when cashing dollars for pesos at VIP Club participating bank, Ci Banco, San Francisco #25, it's essential you first go and see manager Josefa. The tellers can not orchestrate the higher rate on their own.

     VIP Club member Ian Futz scored some boxes of tea bags for the discriminating tea drinker only 340 pesos per box. You can hook up with Ian at

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Members please check out some of the stores and businesses that honor your VIP Club Card like Sindashi at Click on the piece of he puzzle that says, "Other Discounts."

     There's good insight on the San Miguel Restaurant scene with great photos at:

     Don Day has published another of his  informative takes about happenings in local eateries and Your Club's participating, Cafe Contntento, is prominently featured, Thanks Don:

Happy Trails: Benjamin Diamond and Lee Bellavance

R. I. P.             Robert de Gast

Thank you for your continuous and loyal support

Your San Miguel VIP Club

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