VIP Club San Miguel: "The Smart Fit"

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Friday, May 17, 2013

This VIP Club Newsflash is being brought to you by Hank's New Orleans!

It's Spring break at Hank's! From now until 15 June, 3 X 1, 3:30 - 5 p.m., seven days a week! 2 X 1, 5 - 9 p.m. everyday! Ho! Mondays through Wednesdays, 50% off the second meal ordered! . . . There's more folks. . . . Start the weekend off early every Thursday . . . Any two-some, with each person ordering a dinner get a complimentary bottle of red or white wine, (not the real cheap stuff either) if you're party is four topper, then it's two bottles, six how's 3 and on and on!

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


Your VIP Club welcomes back after an absence, the Sunset Lounge, on the roof at Casa Linda, 101 Mesones, 121-7070 or 415-153-3802 open Wednesdays til Saturdays starting at 5 pm. Sunset is perfect for just that and on into the evening for cocktails and what is best described as tasty bar food. Some unique and comfort food items are on the menu like, mac and cheese and a long way from home, Philly Cheesesteak! There's both a young and family feel to the roof top, with tunes a playing. Billy and Hector are your hosts with townie, palates teacher Lori Midrano, of Berlin and V.C. and Friends fame, tending the bar Fridays and Saturdays. One has to make their way into the hotel, go through VIP club participating restaurant, Bugambilia, to the rear stairs leading up to Sunset. VIP Club members may take 15% off their bill when paying cash and 10% when employing a credit card.

Your VIP Club also welcomes Flor de Loto Comdia, a new downtown sushi joint and Japanese restaurant, Mesones #68, 152-8894, open Monday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m, until 9 p.m. on Sundays! Flor de Loto's menu presents extensive with a multitude of items for sushi fans including Makis of over 30 varieties along with yakimeshis, gohans, Pastas, Yakihudons, noodles, Kushiagues Dashi and more. They also boast a full liquor bar. Free delivery! VIP Club members may take 15% off when paying cash and 10% when employing credit card. Minimum order 150 pesos when having home delivery and wishing to employ the card. Efren is your host.

One note: Efren, the owner, says he was somewhat surprised when confronted by some inquirers about being a franchise and located in centro, considering some of the recent controversaries. He swears he is establishment is independent regardless of the restaurant's name being associated with other franchises. Your Club takes all into consideration and will not discriminate against any business that reaches out for assistance as long as their operation has the city's blessing and is operating legally and within acceptable moral standings!)

In some of our last flashes in April we had some errors. Grace's sofa's #154-0475, in some cases we left off the (5) is and Life Path's Beverly Nelson, looking for a new HQ, well in some flashes their number was backwards, it's 415-101-8003.

VIP Club member and respected town artist, Henry Vermillion, will show case works with an special reception, Saturday, May 18th, 5 - 7 p.m. in the Angela Peralta's lobby, adding to the celebeation of the 140th anniversary of the teatro! Look for both drawings and paintings. The display will stay up for two weeks! During these lazy days of May many of our local restaurants close for both vacation and maintenance. Please excuse us! So many are closing and reopening it's impossible for us to keep so we haven't posted openings or closings! We ask the membership, when it's too hot to cook to please consider supporting your town's fine line up of local restaurants, 'cause this is the time of year they all need your help! Try to frequent one once a week perhaps, either a club's restaurant or even a cart. Your Club's motto is and has always been: "Shop Mom and Pop!"

We forgot in our last flash to thank those who took advantage of Your Club and Biblioteca Publica teaming up where as Your Club paid for library cards for the year for those signing up at the library during the month of March! Twenty-two of you signed up and Sandra, the general manager at Biblioteca wants to thank you all and welcome you to the library.

There is some fine tuning going on regarding discounts our membership receives for auto insurance in and out of the country and those having both national and foreign plates. Rather than dealing with just one company agents assigned to the VIP Club will offer our membership various choices on both wheeled vehicles and home insurance! Contact via cel, Marina, 415-107-4008 home 154-45-79 or Alejandra at cel- 415-100-3857. Both speak perfect English. There was some confusion about credit card acceptance but all that has been straightened out! By next flash Your Club will have the updated, straight poop and we'll will post all shortly on the webpage once available: Yet Jose Antonio, Marina and Alejandra tell me the discounts will range between 25 and 35% for autos and trucks and 10% for home protection insurance!

Hey, want to get newspapers and magazines within hours of their publication and delivered to your door here in SMA. Check out Your Club's webpage: "Other Discounts" and read the deal for members and what's available like USA Today, NY Times, Walls Street Journal etc. it's:

Come up and say hi to us at San Miguel's niftiest flea market, La Pulga, this Sunday, Noon til 4 pm.

The folks at VIP Club participating restaurant Andanza want members to know the hotel restaurant and spa are open to the public! VIP Club members get a great deal, see ad on our webpage . . . and there's a new chef and new menu . . . Visit Andanza, Hospicio #35.

Sergio Castro, restaurant boss man at La Puerticita's VIP Club participating hotel restaurant wants members to know, "BYOB . . . never a corkage fee for members at La Puerticita!" 30% off all wines on Wednesdays!

Hey, check out how, Donnie and Angelica put some new finishing touches at The Restaurant, Sollano #16.

VIP Club participating restaurant Cafe Contento has some goings on they wish to share: Wednesday May 22, 7 p.m., again, Chef Bossuet serves up another fine custom meal for those with discriminating tastes and, the next week, on the 29th Chef Bossuet will conduct a cooking class, 6 p.m. based on Oaxacan recipes! Learn to make a feast and then sit down and enjoy your masterpiece with your classmates and the chef. For more details call Doug at 154-8020.

At VIP Club participating restaurant OKO, they are going to have some noodling parties each and every Friday night beginning at 9:30 p.m. D.J. Tim will play everything from German techno, to 70s reggae to be-bop-shu-wop for a true get down. Consider going.

Our Moo-moo, Muriel Royal wants members to know, her brother Willie the other half of the iconic duo, Willie and Lobo will make a special appearance in San Miguel at Mama Mia, June 10th through the 13. Tickets 150. For any of you who have never seen these two perform together, it's a treat to hear and see the musicianship from two old geezers who love what they do.

Final thoughts: We've been losing some key people in our great town, folks who have helped make San Miguel the great place it is. In memory of such, long time members are aware, we post R. I. Ps. Note: Many club members are away and we like to keep them in the loop of such events, especially something as final as a passing. Look around, embrace your friendships, savor and try to appreciate the relations you have with your loved ones and others close to you. Consider cherishing them because one day they are going to come to an end! Ya!

R. I. P. Bob Haas

R. I. P. Murray Kamelhar

Thank you for your continuous and loyal support.

Your San Miguel VIP Club


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