VIP Club San Miguel: "The Smart Fit"

January 23, 2007


     Your VIP Club welcomes Limerick Pub into the club. Limerick is located at Umaran #24, open, Tuesdays through Sundays 5pm 'til 2am. Limerick is designed for the young and young at heart, playing a hot line up of modern music, with pool table and sports on TV; Yves is your host.
     The Limerick does maintain a limited menu, serving primarily pizza and sandwiches, and VIP Club members may take 15% off drinks and food when paying cash, $100 peso minimum.     
     In addition. Limerick is promoting a special Thai Night, serving a scrumptious Thai feast this Wednesday, January 24, beginning at 7pm. The menu consists of an array of standard Thai favorites: red and green curries, shrimp, fish, poultry and meat and vegetarian dishes. The entire feast is $215 that includes five entries and dessert or people can order ala carte.  Your card will be honored. Reservations are needed; 154-8642, ask for Yves or Mauricio, both speak perfect English.

     Our friends and valued VIP Club members who make up "The Literary Cabaret": Rick Davey, Marilyn Bullivant and Reesha Browning – present "The Literary Cabaret On the Job", a program and evening of entertainment devoted to the tireless travails and professional pitfalls of the working world. This ensemble is quick and witty. At La Cava de la Princesa, Recreo #3, January 23 through the 26th, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – show time is 8pm;  $50 pesos.

    VIP member Allan Gross and his hard-working team at Bajio Rep present, in conjunction with Author's Sala:  Xaviera Hollander, reading selections from her books "The Happy Hooker" and "Child No More" followed by a Q&A moderated by Farmer John Peterson. Some of the audience's questions asked might alone be well worth the price of admission. Friday Saturday and Sunday; January 26 & 27 at 8pm and Sunday, January 28, at 2pm.  Hotel Posada San Francisco Plaza Principal #2  $100 pesos.

    Many of us have been disappointed that our favorite coffee place has been forced to close. We're talking about, Casa de la Café, on Hidalgo. The good news is, they are still in business, and will be glad to deliver their deluxe coffee to your home or place of business for free, anywhere in San Miguel. They were voted in Atencion's readers survey as the best coffee in town. Call 152-2604 or 152-1783. They will deliver whole bean or ground. VIP Club Members still get 10% off with an order of a kilo or more.

     Club member, Tomas Le Noir, of Galeria Le Noir, Jesus #2, invites all to an exquisite painting exhibit, ENCUENTROS COTIDIANOS (DAILY ENCOUNTERS), with a talented young artist: Santiago Corral who enjoys national and international recognition and an ever growing list of collectors. Opening: Saturday, January 27th at 7:00 pm at Galería Le Noir.  The exhibit will be showing until Wednesday, March 14th, 2007.

     There will be a great chili cook off, a fundraiser to help Centro de Crecimiento, a fine organization dedicated to help handicapped kids here in our town. It will take place at The Texas Long Horn BBQ, under the tent, on the back lot, behind La Palapa, the taco joint, that's up the street and behind Espinos. Many of your fellow members, including Keith Thompson, are working hard to make this fundraiser a go. There will be lots of familiar faces (good and bad, lol) and a good time. VIP Club Members, by showing their cards, receive their first drink gratis! Come: help taste and judge the plethora of chilies, spend a few pesos and have a nice Sunday while dealing with NFL Football withdraw.

     Your Club is helping to sponsor Viajes San Miguel and Berlin Restaurant's excursion to Havana. "See it, while it is still Old Havana!" We all know that soon enough there will be a change in the wind. Detlev and Dagmar have a fabulous five days lined up. The trip is mostly all-inclusive, transportation, hotel, meals, excursions etc., with all ground transportation to and from airports, hotel, well basically door to door. Shazam! They have booked tto perform he fabulous and renowned stars from the Buena Vista Social Club! There will be salsa classes, a Peter Leventhal art exhibit, historic tours. lectures and more with plenty of leisure time. Meals will be prepared and served at Berlin's partner restaurant in old Havana. Since the food in Havana is less than so-so, Berlin, San Miguel, is catering the entire affair by shipping over to Cuba, San Miguel cooks and fresh foods. The cost is $777US. For further details and information visit The entire five day itinerary is posted including info on visas and passports. Call Detlev at Berlin Restaurant for further details, 154-9432. Make sure you tell him you are a VIP Club member.

     Senora Mercedes, at Bumgalbilia Restaurant, Hidalgo #42, a VIP Club participating restaurant, wants members to know she has put together a new menu that still includes Bumgalbilia main stays along with some new and tasty entries.

    Jesus and Elizabeth have sold L'Escargot and are off to newer horizons. They want all to know how much they appreciated those who went to their restaurant. Your Club wishes them all the best.

    Goldie's is for sale. The fashion boutique is located on Zacateros. For further info e-mail Diane at

     Your Club was thrilled to see how many of our participating restaurants faired in the Atencion's readers write-in survey. Congrats: to: Berlin and El Campanerio for finishing tied for first as the best dinner house in town according to the survey. Harry's L'Invito, Princesa de la Cava, Tio Lucas and L'Escargot received honorable mentions. Harry's was voted best bar in town and Berlin, Romanos and Princesa de la Cava were close runners up. Ten-Ten Pie was honorably mentioned as one of the best places to have lunch. Café de Jardin received an honorable mention as best breakfast in town.

    Catching our breath and Lastly . . . We've had a heck of a time getting e-mails to our membership. It is more like a comedy of errors or some Murphy's Law! When our server (cybermatsa) is not on lovey-dovey terms with or, all the mails come back as undeliverable from those two servers. Last time, we broke our large address book down and sent out ten, different, bulk e-mails from our g-mail account and they all came back. The worse part, despite us taking great pains to see the address go out as BCC. which means they are invisible, except each recipient receives their notice--don't you know on one of the ten was posted the entire mailing list in that particular mailing. How this happened, after taking great precaution, we have no idea, yet we were the sender. It was and always is a great embarrassment to your club when this type of glitch occurs. We are all learning to detest intruding spam. We guard our address book wholeheartedly. Our mailing list has never been, and is never for loan or sale. You have our word on this. Yet stuff happens. We are striving to obtain a bulk e-mail program that will be fool proof. We thank you for your understanding on these matters and urge our robust membership to visit our official webpage for all the latest updates or contact us back here for your questions.


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Thank you for your continuous and loyal support.

Your San Miguel VIP Club

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