VIP Club San Miguel: "The Smart Fit"

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Monday, November 25, 2013

This VIP Club Newsflash is being brought to you by Hacienda Las Brisas, locally-based home builders of affordable homes. The Las Brisas subdivision is strategically located near public transportation and hiways. Costs are very reasonable. San Miguel has been chosen by its upscale, travel magazine as the number-one-ranked city in the entire world! All the more reason to invest in affordable San Miguel property now.

Hacienda Las Brisas home sites are perched on a western hillside, overlooking picturesque San Miguel, Since 2006, Las Brisas' long range construction has been continuous. Recently completed is the fourth phase of the planned fifth. Only 12 of these affordable homes remain on the open market! Various models and layouts are available, starting at 67K USD. Smart floor plans and attention to detail make for a perfect starter home, for young professionals, or that choice retirement get-away, near bye all the festivities, sites and shopping, while far enough away from the excitement as to have peace and quiet. Secure and easily affordable. Visit or call 415-155-9966. Or email Eduardo Angulo, Hacienda La Brisas' director, perfect English spoken. Cel at 415-109-4984 or

(Any business or individual can sponsor a VIP Club newsflash! We send out 1600 to our members once to twice a month. Cost to sponsor a flash is 1000 pesos.)


We want to inform the membership we have been in daily phone contact with Gas Providencia. They are still bogged down in SMA bureaucracy. They remain frustrated and they assure customers their attorneys are aggressively pursuing the matter. The reasons they're told for being banned at the moment are vague and ambiguous at best.

Sr. Jesus Vazquez, owner/operator of Providencia and his attorney has asked our members to write a brief letter of recommendation and protest about them not being granted equal/commercial rights to customers here of which they insist they have all licenses and permits.

Send your letter of protest back to us here yet address your note to Sr. Jose Felipe Cohen Aguado and El Presidente Mauricio Trejo. Gas Providencia thanks you in advance.

We want to wish our members a Happy American Thanksgiving this Thursday, November 28. I sense that most of us have much to be thankful for.

Some VIP Club restaurants have sent in their Thanksgiving greetings along with menus and costs. We will post who we have heard from up to this mailing.

Lolita Restaurant on Salida Celaya #52 has a special Thanksgiving menu all day! Call 185-8009 for details and reservations.

VIP Club participating restaurant Cafe Contento has a special Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner for pick up to serve at your home of which Doug states there should even be left overs! Menu: Pumpkin chowder, carved Turkey breast with homed cranberry dressing, Organic Green Salad with a citrus vinaigrette, mashed potatoes and gravy glazed carrots, two Parker House rolls, Corncake "antevirreynal" Chef Bossuet's specialty and a slice of homemade apple pie. Cost $400 pesos per person, Order by Tuesday and pay in full. Pick up Noon Thursday contact also, new hours for Cafe Contento, Monday - Saturday, 8 am to 7 pm and Sundays 9 am to 5 pm.

VIP Club participating restaurant and bakery, La Mesa Grande, will be hosting a very special Thanksgiving dinner (seatings at 2pm and 7pm, November 28.) Live music for the 7pm seating. Menu will include appetizer salad with a glass of wine, turkey with all of the trimmings. Dessert is your choice of our homemade pumpkin or pecan pie and a coffee- all for just $350 pesos. Stop by or call 154-0838 to reserve your seat today!

If you'll be cooking Thanksgiving, they also have everything you need for your holiday dinner! Baguettes, whole wheat and white dinner rolls, 100% rye or whole wheat bread, croutons (perfect for stuffing!), sourdough and sweets! Stop in and pre-order your pumpkin pie, carrot cake, apple turnovers and oatmeal cookies!

VIP Club's Berlin too has some Thanksgiving fixings: Umaran #19 11-28, from 2 through 7 p.m. - First glass of wine or local beer on the house - Fresh mixed salad dressed with a balsamic vinaigrette - Tequila-brined, roasted turkey served with rich pan gravy - Corn bread stuffing with sausage, herbs and pecans - Home-made cranberry sauce "touched" with chipotle spice - Creamy potatoes gratin - Haricot vert with butter and lemon zest - Pureed sweet potatoes blended with real maple syrup - Rich pumpkin flan topped with whipped cream for dessert $375 per person, reservations required. Call 154-9432 or Carlos at 044-415-151-9262.

Added to Hank's, Hidalgo #12, and their daily ambitious menu for Thanksgiving: Andouille Sausage Stuffed Roasted Turkey with sage Gravy; $350; Prime Rib baked in its own juice with creamy horseradish sauce $450; Grilled Pork Tenderloin with sweet apple and dutch cheeses sauce $330; all served with wild rice and roasted sweet potatoes also included with all meals are sweet corn cream soup and pumpkin-pecan pie with maple syrup! Weekend Specials, post Thanksgiving: Turkey Baguette with Cole Slaw and avocado, butter, chipotle and bacon $120 or Turkey Sandwich with mayo, $75. Also, Thursday night, order a any two dinners, special or not and get a complimentary bottle of red or white wine. If there are four of you and you order four dinners, have two bottles of wine and the deal is accumulative so bring the whole gang!

We sense some of our other participating restaurants will be doing the turkey thing also. Then consider we have some great Italian restaurants open and serving up the great red gravy dishes and more. Or one of our fine Sea Food Restaurants like Pescau

Consider supporting all our restaurants!

Deborah at Moonrise Health, Organos #29 wants members to know that Moonrise will be open Thanksgiving Day!

As for entertainment, boy, we have heard from any of you and all are raving about the theatrical production "Spoon River!" Directed by theatre veteran Jim Newell, the cast of 10 men and women actors and two singers and guitarist reveal the town secrets of some 60 characters who speak from their graves to reflect on their former lives. The characters who speak their epitaphs represent almost every walk of life: there are scoundrels, lechers, idealists, scientists, politicians, a village doctor, a laundress, prostitutes, atheists and believers among them.

Bringing the characters to life are the actors Andrea Dovner, Clara Dunham, Rick Roberts, Bill Reiner, Henry Vermillion, Raquel Martin, Judy Newell, Peggy Powell, Michael Erickson, and Stan Gray. Jim Newell and musical director Kate Rowland provide the poignant and sometimes funny vocal background to the stories. The play runs Wed thru Sat at 7:00pm and Sunday at 5:00pm this week, Nov 27-Dec 1. Come and see this classic play with music at the Biblioteca's Teatro Santa Ana. Sounds like a thumbs up!

There's a jacket and sweater drive conducted by American Legion Vets. Call VIP Club member and Commander, Allan Gross at 152-0462. The give away is December 2 so help those who might be cold. It's just one way to get into the giving spirit.

Be careful out there. You know and I know and many of us know their are crimes being committed against some of our townspeople. Be alert! Be aware! Look out for each other! Take precautions. No need to panic but this is not Disneyland!

Lastly so glad to report that longtime friend and charter VIP Club member Joe Collerain is on the mend, given a clean bill of health and will be back in town. Welcome home, Baby!

R. I. P. Doris Tolpen

Thank you for your continuous and loyal support.

Your San Miguel VIP Club


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