VIP Club San Miguel: "The Smart Fit"

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

This VIP Club Newsflash is being brought to you by El Tomato Restaurant, Argentinia/Italian fusion, Mesones #62, 154-6390, where rustic comfort food meets authentic Argentine flavors mixed with traditional italian dishes, using local ingredients & family recipes -- Argentine steaks, sausages, empanadas, pastas, ravioli, risotto and lasagna. They have a wide selection of wines from Argentina and Italy -- Full liquor license.


Your VIP Club welcomes OKO Noodle Bar, local #7, Plaza Alhordiga, 415-110-3283, open seven days a week, Noon 'til 10 pm. OKO has established itself as a favorite amongst locals serving genuine Asian cuisine. Owners Katy and Sam are back and firmly at the helm maintaining quality and super service. Fresh salads, various noodles, sates and much more. VIP Club members may take 10% off their bill minimum 100 pesos.

Don't forget your Club's other Asian style, restaurant choices i.e. Dragon, Orquidea and Venus Lounge.

Coming in December: "Call Buddy!" An exclusive service for VIP Club members. It's 3 am and a pipe bursts, you don't know any plumbers, your Spanish might be so-so! Call Buddy! He'll get out there and get you a plumber. . . . You come home late, real late . . . No! You've lost your keys to get into the house . . . what's a chump to do? Call Buddy, they'll get you a locksmith no matter what time. Your car gets towed! What do you do? Call Buddy, Call Buddy will accompany you or yours to the hospital to speak with the doctors, go with you or get you a ride to Costco in Celaya, Call Buddy is designed to help any member who needs a helping hand or a reference no matter what, and Call Buddy services will be expanding. Your Club's Call Buddies are totally bi-lingual, family men, with transportation, cel phones and available 24/7 and look for the grand announcement come December with phone numbers you will want to keep in your cel phone or near your phone at home, exclusively a VIP Club service extended to our valued membership!

Your Club has met with the new owners of Viajes San Miguel aka; Go7. Your Club's arrangement with Viajes and Go7 still holds water. Employ Viajes Travel five times, for yourself or who you make reservations for by employing Viajes, in any 18 month period, for shuttles to Leon or Queretaro and such usage entitles VIP Club members to a free shuttle ride to Leon's airport. Click on Other Discounts and the rules are at the top of the page.

VIP Club participating restaurant and bakery, La Mesa Grande, corner of Pila Seca and Zacateros, is having a special Thanksgiving dinner, Thursday, November 22. Menu: Appertif and mixed berry salad with blueberry balsamic vinagrette and walnuts over a bed of organic lettuce. Glazed wood-fired stuffed turkey with garlic mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, sweet core and maple-glazed Brussel sprouts. Dessert is choice of pumpkin pier or apple tartin with bourbon vanilla ice cream and coffee! Entertainment Fede and Miguel Favero. Cost 300 pesos per person. Call for reservations time of service (a must) 154-0838.

Many participating VIP Club restaurants will be serving traditional Thanksgiving dinners. We just don't have the details for all.

Also at La Mesa Grande, They can provide all your holiday baked goods including dinner Baguettes, 100% rye or whole wheat croutons, sourdough and sweets. Pre-order the yummy, carrot cake, pumpkin pies, apple turnovers or oatmeal cookies. Now also, La Casa Grande with an expanded menu for breakfast and much more. Thursday night is pizza night, by the slice or pie,with La Mesa Grande staying open late until 10 pm.

Members: There's a Jazz and Blues Festival going on! Most concerts take place at Angela Peralta. Patronize VIP Club participating restaurant Vivoli Cafe, serving good Italian style dishes, and have dinner before or after and have your ticket stub and get a complimentary glass of wine!

VIP Club members Gregory Berkowitz and Jo Brenzo at Galeria de Art, are hosting an Art Opening and cocktail reception, Saturday, Novmeber 24 6 - 8 pm Mesones #57. See attachment.

Please consider supporting San Miguel's Midday Rotary's Pancake Breakfast Fair, Sunday, November 25, 10 - 2 pm, Hotel Real de Minas. Two hundred pesos for adults and 50 for kids. Midday Rotary is made up of thoughtful sanmiguelenses of all persuasions lending a helping hand and orchestrating worthwhile projects toward the community. Those projects include hard to come by goods and services perhaps not provided by governmental agencies. These civic-minded, everyday people roll up their sleeves and chip in money to help the less fortune. Give 'em a salute by buying a ticket or two!

Your Club heard from participating business, Moonrise Health, Organos #29. They're announcing that Nick and Yvette have returned to SMA and Moonrise to assist clients. Both are U. S. board certified Naturopathic physicians, with Nick doubling as an acupuncture specialist and Yvette a constitutional homeopath and craniosacral therapist.For more information about their services call cel 415-114-4686. Moonrise open Monday through Friday, 10 - 6 pm., 154-4076.

Regarding Your VIP Club's recent affiliation with Qualitas Car Insurance Company. We just heard from members Paul and Helena Dickson about their dealings with Qualitas. Read what they wrote: "Lou: Just thought I'd drop you a line with regards to my worthwhile experience with Alejandra at Qualitas. I comprehensively insured my Mexican plated, 2005 Ford Escape with Qualitas through her yesterday and not only was the price far better than the other two quotes I had, their product covered all my contingencies! I would recommend her and Qualitas anytime." Paul.

That's a dynamite testimonial. If you need car insurance for a year, month, week or day, contact Qualitas and get info off your club's webpage. Think and act Green, take your old electrical products to Qualitas' office for proper disposal. Read other comments from our membership about goods and services rendered here on theComments page.

We're including some photos of meals sent in by some VIP Club participating restaurants i.e. a delicious looking shrimp salad from Orquidea! A traditional Swedish meal from Bistro Los Senderos. A sizzling meat dish from Los Faroles, all terrific VIP Club participating restaurants.

Happy American Thanksgiving to all and a belated Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to our Canadian members and friends.

Congrats to movers and shakers who helped launch the first and hopefully annual La Calaca Festival. A worthwhile endeavor for first time out of the box.

Long time VIP Club member and one-time owner of the renowned Buen Cafe, Kris Rudolph, and business partner Alberto have opened a small restaurant in Kris' home. The restaurant is not a participating member but nevertheless we wanted to give Kris and Alberto and shout out and wish them luck as they will provide many of the items they served at Buen Cafe. Col. San Antonio, San Jorge #26, open Monday through Saturday 9 - 4 pm.

Why pay more when local businesses are happy to accept your card and want your business. Use your card to save money on propane gas and purified water, satellite TV from Shaw including the NFL or NBA package or even late-night naughty, and auto repair and maintenance and dry cleaning and lab work and when shopping for Christmas at participating stores and boutiques. Our line up is robust! Save money and shop local.

Thank you for your continuous and loyal support.

Your San Miguel VIP Club


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