VIP CLUB News July

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This VIP Club Newsflash is being sponsored by BUENOS AIRES BISTRO,
#58 Mesones, 154-6390

Chef Mariano Alvarez and his team have unveiled a spanking new and more vivacious menu at the renowned bistro. Stout starters, marvelous Argentine cuts, luscious lamb & fabulous foul, select seafood, mouth-watering pastas, locally grown vegetables, sensational sides, wines and spirits, desserts galore.

Celebrate WILD ADVENTURES FOOD, celebrating local foods and the people behind them brought to you by the Audubon Society and orchestrated by 4-hot-shot, local, VIP Club participating chefs!

The fabulous foursome, who make up Wild Adventures Food, will be cooking up a storm. They are Chefs J.J. Castenada of Casa Blanca 7 & & Fatima fame, Chef Mario Alvarez of Buenos Aires Bistro, Chef Greta Ortega of MiVida and Chef Donnie Masterton of The Restaurant (Sollano #16)
(Businesses or individuals can sponsor a VIP Club Newsflash – over 1900 are sent out locally – 1900 pesos.)


The hits keep on coming!

BOOM! Your VIP Club welcomes LOS MILAGROS III aka: “Los Milagros Terraza” Salida de Queretaro #91, next to the Mirador, open daily. Serving the same down-home Mexican meals Los Milagros is known for at their other two locations, including a full bar but now with a absolutely sensational view of our town! Media Luna performs this Saturday 3:00 pm. – 5:00 pm. Nearby and valet parking available.

VIP Club members may take 10% off their bill when paying cash or CC.

BAM! Your VIP Club welcomes EL PETIT FOUR, Mesones #99, 154-4010,  Tuesdays through Sundays, 8:30 am. – 8:00 pm.

Since 1998 what has become the landmark bakery, confectionary and coffee shop and has achieved a well-earned par excellence in its field. Paco and Norma have served as San Miguel’s outstanding chocolatiers while providing other quality baked goods.

VIP Cardholders may take 10% off when consuming items at El Petit Four with 100 peso minimum. For shelf goods cardholders must spend at least 300 pesos in order to take the 10% discount. Cash only!

WHAMO!  Your VIP Club welcomes SHAHANA TAJ, in the back and upstairs, at Salida de Celaya #6, 442-547-1620, Thursdays – Sundays, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

Asian food is becoming more popular as Shahana Taj brings its authentic Indian cuisine to San Miguel also serving Middle Eastern and Pakastani. (website presently under construction).

VIP Club cardholders may take 10% off of their bill.

SHAZAM! Thank you VIP Club participating restaurants for your generous contribution to the VIP Club 2 X 1 Breakfast Week and thanks members who took advantage of the great gift: Birdie’s, Cumpanio/Panio, Don Lupe Grill, El Tupinamba, El Vergel, La Mesa Grande, La Parroquia Cafe, Los Buffets, Manaia (Valle Los Senderos), Maria Xoconstle, Oso Azul, Rustica, Taco Lab and Zumo.

POW! Just opened for a limited engagement.

WHOA! Our Kenny Peters, who operates BOND’S TERRAZA PUB, has take over the reins of the VIP CLUB PARTICIPATING RESTAURANT CORAZON SANTO, Julio Carrillo #7, Col. Gaudalupe! The hours, menu and happenings have been greatly expanded.






VIOLA! Yam Gallery, Ancha de San Antonio #20 is having its FIRST SALE IN ITS HISTORY!

Yam Gallery and Yam Gallery Silver will conduct a special sale from Friday, July 26th ’til August 4th, 2019. Discounts will be offered on premium pieces of fine jewelry with up to 30% off! Items include: Drawings, Etchings, Painting, Photography and Jewelry (new and vintage) Mondays – Saturdays 11:00 am. – 3:00 pm.

INSTITUTO ALLENDE ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR JULY 26 – 27. Celebrating 20 years of supporting localartists and craftspeople!

In case any of you missed our flash of June 18th here are a few other new restaurants that recently joined Your Club.


DAMONICA (Dolores Hidalgo)

VIOLA! San Miguel authors and VIP Club Cardholders, Peter Dunev and John Scherber have both just published books on Amazon.
DUNEV:  A Convenient Death


BINGO! PERMANENT PROMOTION FOR VIP CLUB MEMBERS: Rather than paying the standard $85 USD per month, VIP Club members can pay $600 USD upfront for a full year’s worth of Satellite TV Per Receiver

That’s $50 USD a month and a $35 USD saving per month for the full year A $420 USD savings. 415 120 0200 – Office / 415 106 5600 – Mobile” Shaw had a great turn out for the free lender boxes and a slew of members who took advantage of the yearly deal. Shaw issues a big Gracias!







Now and then there is a glitch, not often, but being refused the discount does happens. There might be a new manager, bartender etc. or somebody didn’t get the word. In almost 20 years it is an infrequent occasion. Please don’t argue but we need to know! We ask members to get a nota remision, dated, from the establishment and get it to us and we’ll do the sword fighting on your account.

Oh, Yeah, Your Club’s website has been down.
No worries, Your Club is upgrading its site. Right now it is just partially up and we are piece mealing it back together and everything should be in order within a week or so. Thank you.

Long-time members might get a kick out of the below graph.
There are bargains and there are bargains.
VIP Club Card costs: Pesos – verses U.S.D.
Yr.          Cost         Peso-Dollar Ratio
2000        $350           9-1
2003        $400         10-1
2010        $450         12-1
2012       $500          13-1
2014       $600          14-1
2016       $700          18-1
2019       $800           21-1
2019        $600          Renewals within 45 days of expiration .
Compared to the USD. the VIP Club Card cost about the same as it did 20 years ago. The VIP Club has a slew of present members who joined in the year 2000 who are still members today.
Providing a solid value and good service and working for the membership could say membership is the very best bargain in town.

Please report here missing or misplaced cards for immediate replacement.

R.I.P. Ralph Simmons
R.I.P. Linda Cooper
R.I.P. Robert Albury
Please support locally owned businesses!

Thank you for your continuous and loyal support.

Your San Miguel VIP Club

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