VIP Club San Miguel: "The Smart Fit"

January 1, 2008


     Your VIP Club wishes all good health, love and prosperity throughout 2008.

      Your VIP Club welcomes LA FONDA ROSA, calle San Antonio Abad #17, 152-8077. La Fonda Rosa is owned and operated by Gabriela Green. She employs time honored recipes handed down to her by Grandmama Maa, and Gavi, a composite of three generations, all still alive and still cooking. The food's traditional Mexican with that special "down home" touch fresh out of the kitchen. La Fonda is open Noon 'til 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. They'll deliver Camida Corrida from Noon 'til 5 p.m. VIP Club Members may take 10% off their bill, $100 pesos minimum.

     VIP Club participating Restaurant "Thirsty Monkey" has moved from its Coda location to Canal #16.

    Our members who operate El Viejo Topo, inside Plaza Pueblito, off Stirling Dickinson, wants to remind members that Live Group Sex Therapy Show, is back in San Miguel for a three-night engagement: January 3-5, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, at 8 p.m. sharp. The "Live Group Sex Therapy" is dished out by David Packard, a stand-up type, providing a saucy serving of bawdy humor. Packard was recently named Canada's, "College Speaker of the Year." $150 cover. For more go to:

    Classic films slated to be shown inside Market Bistro's, Alex Phillips mini-Theater for the rest of the week: Wednesday: "Yojimbo The Bodyguard," One of famed Japanese actor, Toshiro Mifune's, most brilliant performances. Thursday: "Brokeback Mountain" pucker up, Buck. Friday, "Roshomon," 1950 comedy/drama, this time another Japanese classic directed by no-other than, Mifune who starred in Yojimbo. Performances are at 4–7 p.m. The Phillips' is a comfy theater with a dynamite sound system. $50 pesos gets you in for the flick, plus a couple of beers or wines or a cocktail of your choice.

     Still in the neighborhood? Just next door stands Romanos with live music on their heated and cozy back patio, from 8 – 10 p.m., Wednesdays: (Klezmer, Anita and Beto). Thursdays: Parker & Young, American Pop/Folk. Fridays, (3-weeks only, 7:30 – 9:30, Fernando, Classical Guitar. Saturdays: Jorge Rodriguez, knocking them dead with Latin ballads from Cuba, Argentina etc. 8 -10 p.m. all on the heated cozy back patio. Reservations 154-7494.

     VIP Club participating Restaurant La Cava de La Princesa, Recreo #3, showcases the guitar playing talent of our good friends, Jack and Frances, performing, Saturday, January 5, from 7–11 p.m. La Princesa is showing off a new and more dynamic menu. VIP club members can take 20% off their bill for food and beverage when paying cash. No cover for this show: For reservations call: 152-1403.

      VIP Club member Gordon Logan wants members to know that his Logan Construction Consulting firm has expanded to be hands on, helping foreigners with their construction, as an overseer or a conduit, between all contractors and clients, with registered house inspections dealing with new and remodeled construction inside and outside town. For more info contact Gordon at 154-6918, Vonage (206)-347-1220, email: Website:

     It's not too early to talk about the second annual International Chili Cook Off, that's a worthwhile fundraiser for Centro de Crecimiento. The first cook off was a terrific event, and a relatively inexpensive way to contribute back to the community. This year it's January 26th, at Real de Minas Hotel. Eight champion cooks from Texas have been invited to bring on their best Chili, and one of Texas' best known singers, Thomas Michael Riley, also will be on hand to provide entertainment. There will be a troupe from Dolores Hidalgo that will perform on dancing horses in the hotel's bullring adjacent to the cook off area. Separate competitions will determine best beans, margaritas and crazy hats. Entry fee for the chili cook off is $200 pesos until January 12th. After that, it's $250 pesos. Fee for other vendors is $300 pesos. Pick-up and return entry forms and fees go to Keith Thompson, at VIP Club participating Longhorn Smokehouse, next to the Palapa just behind Espinos' grocery store, calle Nueva #8. Telephone: 044-415-109-8795. For more information or your participation call Mary Jones: 152-0426.

     Report lost or misplaced VIP Club Cards for immediate replacement.

     The 2008 VIP Club winter and spring brochure is available at our outlets.

     Visit Club's webpage for updates: http:www/

Thank you for your continuous and loyal support.

Your San Miguel VIP club 

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