VIP Club San Miguel: "The Smart Fit"

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  Villa de los Frailes 37790
  San Miguel de Allende
  Office: 415-154-4915
  Cell: 415-103-3355

November 10, 2008


     Your VIP Club wants to wish the new owners of Don Quijote, Pila Seca #55, good luck. Martha Nava is the new owner. We also want to thank Danny Stewart (aka Donnie) and wife Juliette for their generosity over the past eight years. We wish them well in future endeavors.

     Don Quijote Restaurant is a charter member as a participating VIP Club restaurant. Some changes at Don Quijote will be: Now open seven days a week, 1-10 p.m. The regular line up of BBQ ribs and other meats are still on the menu but the new chef will be whipping up national and international meals and specials almost everyday. Live music also is in store for patrons Friday afternoons, 3-5 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays, 2-5 p.m.

    The discount policy has changed slightly with Don Quijote giving 15% off for cash and when credit card system is installed the discount for using a CC will be 10%.

     Your Club has but few rules but we'd like to take the moment to remind members. The VIP Club discount is valid for food and beverages off everyday menus. The Card is not valid for: Happy Hour, buffets or all you can eat, T-Shirts, tobacco products or cover charges for entertainment. Some establishments have special nights like Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve or a special-special events when the card discount is waved. Do know, for the discount at your table, the entire bill must be on one tab. There's a four-person rule but many operators will honor your entire party but please remember our contract only calls for four people on one bill per card.  Thank you.

     We have done some figuring: Over the past eight years Your Club has enabled restaurants to serve thousands of meals and beverages from VIP Club members of which perhaps they may not have sold. We have saved our membership hundreds of thousands of dollars and millions of pesos, enabling members to save or get more bang for their peso! There's little doubt within the club, and within the ranks of the membership that, hands down, Your VIP Club is the best deal in town when it comes to savings. Tell somebody about it! (Ya!)

     Members, mean ole Mr. Winter is coming, making our cement constructed houses ice boxes. Remember Noel Gas offers our members 6% off regular price. Many members say they pay for their VIP Club dues just in the savings they achieve from use of the card. Go to our webpage to see savings and further info.

     Mercedes, owner operator of Bugambilia Restaurant, Hidalgo #42, 152-0127, San Miguel's very first fine-dining restaurant, wants members to know that her restaurant specializes in special events like wedding rehearsals and other group events. They have an entire program for groups. Contact Mercedes for more info.

    Our friends Jack and Frances, accomplished guitarists and composers will be playing at the following VIP Club establishments this month: Thursdays 8-10 p.m. Andanza Restaurant, Casa Sierra Nevada Hotel, Hospicio #42, Fridays, Bugambilia Restaurant, 7:30-9:30, p.m., Hidalgo #42. Saturday afternoons Restaurante del Parque, (Sierra Nevada) 2-4 p.m. Saturday nights, Dila's Asian Curry House, Ancha de San Antonio #31, 8-10 p.m.

    A message from VIP Club member Issac Toporek, operator of Viejo Topo Cafe Teatro: Klezmerson is back in SMA! Performing at Teatro Angela Peralta, Friday, November 14, 7:30 p.m. This is one of the main events celebrating "Sustainable San Miguel." Tickets, $100 and $80 pesos and available at the Cafe in Plaza Pueblito. for more info call 154-8701 or 044-415-114-0316. This concert benefits the Archaeological Heritage of San Miguel in coordination with the Municipality Authority, a non-profit organization de Conservacion de la Cultura A.C.

    Most of us realize our town is "art oriented." Three distinguished local artists as well as being members of the VIP Club have news! Ana Julia Aguado is being welcomed into The National Association of Women Artists Inc. at the N.A.W.A Gallery, #80 5th Ave, N.Y. N.Y  Julia's beautiful paintings will be on display until November 21. (sounds big time to me)

     Michael Wiebach, an accomplished painter, VIP Club member and partner in VIP Club participating establishment, Art Print, has an exhibit (Rearview MIrror) on display in Mexico City, at the Airport, in terminal #1 with a reception Thursday, November 14 at 8 p.m. Way to go Mike!

    VIP Club member, Gene Johnson, is a featured artist at the Gallery Marais. Paris, France! Just in case any of you are in the neighborhood the show is titled: Mother Earth, the artists perspective. Gene's contribution are a series of altered photo collages "Constellations and Excavations." Gene's work will be on display in Paris for the month of November.

     Any egg heads out there? VIP Club Member, Dr. A.C. Neidhart is looking for an Algebra tutor. Know any? Contact A.C. at:

     VIP Club member, Gordon Logan, has a construction consulting firm here in San Miguel. Looking at property, selling property, want a none partial inspection of any property, contact Gordon 154-6918. All are welcome to tag along during his inspections to see how the process works.

    Current and past members contact us from all over the world. Your Club is often their only link to San Miguel and they enjoy the Club's newsflashes. They also often share tidbits that inspire them. The entire world is in a flux yet there may be a new dawn, we'll see and we hope the future offers opportunity for all. VIP Club member Craig Caffall provided this one:

     November 11 is Veterans or Armistice Day, if you will. Your VIP Club salutes all men and women who have wore the uniform and served their nations. You are the true patriots: Club member Hugo Geck provided the following. We'd like to share it with the membership in honor of Vets. The author of this awe inspiring video is a 15 year old girl:

   For those of you who have written in, regarding the condition of W.D. Snodgrass. He is resting comfortably at his residence in N.Y. We hear W.D. is wolfing down with gusto all the things that are not good for you and he's lovingly surrounded by family and friends.

     Congratulations to the Phighten and long-suffering Philadelphia Phillies' fans on your World Series Championship and congratulations to the citizens of the United States of America, regardless of who you may have voted for, proving that the dream is alive. Despite recent bumps in the road it's still the land of opportunity, FOR All!

    Get better: Brother Steve Kelso.

Thank you for your continuous and loyal support.

Your San Miguel VIP Club



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