VIP Club Newsflash February 2022

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This VIP Club Newsflash is being sponsored by THE RESTAURANT & BAR AT THE R, Sollano #16. Fourteen years ago Chef Donnie Masterton instigated the vanguard of what has become chef driven, San Miguel bellwether restaurants.

By employing fresh and organic ingredients, combining them with tried-and-true recipes along with Masterton’s magic and creative spin, THE RESTAURANT has kept the eatery atop the dining-out scene in San Miguel.

The management and staff of The Restaurant invites all to come out Saturday night as to celebrate this 14 year milestone.

For the entire month of March, the Restaurant’s ongoing giving-back-to-the-community spirit will donate 10% of the proceeds from the menu-oriented Sunday brunch to Your Club’s favorite charity, FEED THE HUNGRY.

(Any business or individual can sponsor a VIP Club Newsflash – read intently by over 2000 local subscribers, 2000 pesos.)

Greetings:Your Club’s most recent newsflashes have been chock with upcoming events.  Your Club likes to highlight with photos our robust line up of restaurants and other businesses. Due to space constrictions it’s impossible to showcase photos etc. of all affiliated with the Club in each flash. That’s why we harp on members to visit

In this notice, Your Club desires to give additional ink to some of our most recent add-ons some may have missed. Yet beforehand Your Club wants to share a couple of feel-good stories.

One new member who recently purchased a home here inquired if a kitchen supply store might be affiliated with the Club? They had to outfit an entire kitchen. Your Club recommended BLIME KITCHEN SUPPLY, Calzada Estacion #157, that carries an array of home, restaurant, and industrial kitchen supplies.

Some hours later, the member stated he made a 10,000 peso purchase at Blime, but he forgot his card then asking us was there anything that could be done?

We contacted Isaac, who runs Blime, and don’t you know, Isaac at Blime offered the member a $999 peso credit on their next purchase. Horray for Isaac and Blime.

Another feel-good story about a participating VIP Club affiliated business involves, ESENCIA: Yoga-Spa-Retreat. Member, Louise Gilliam, purchased a massage at Esencia, Potrero #13, Col. San Antonio, and forgot an expensive piece of jewelry she removed prior to the massage. She concluded the next morning she must have left it at Esencia.

Louise promptly drove to Escencia hoping someone found the piece and turned it in. The housekeeper turned the left-behind item in at the front desk. “Not only was the massage wonderful,” said Louise, but the honesty of their employees should be noted.  “I am beyond grateful!,” Louise.

Here comes FAT TUESDAY!
HANK’S NEW ORLEANS CAFE & OYSTER BAR, parlays Mardi Gras week into a true happening with festivities including lots of cajun-type specials, also by hosting a hell of a party while cranking up the shortest and zaniest parade, featuring the King & Queen, commencing at 6:30 pm. sharp, Tuesday, March 1st.

As the tradition dictates, this year’s House of Hank’s royalty is made up of the Hennings, Josefa and Doug who both will headline and backend the parade and will be on hand to party with their subjects!

Here’s Hank’s special Mardi Gras menu!

In case you missed last flash – TARRAGON_Al Fresco Cuisine at Hacienda and Winery, San Jose Lavista. 415 126 4595. The restaurant and wines have been getting rave reviews!

From the Cienegita bridge on the way to Guanajuato, five minutes to the left, is “San Jose la Vista Winery” a hacienda. (The bell must be rung) Enjoy the grounds and especially the fine cuisine prepared by Chef Paco formally of “Trazo” fame. VIP Club Cardholders can take 10% off their bill. Alonso is your host.

VENENCIA, Mezcal-Cocina-Vino, Zacateros 81B, 415-688-7037 has had to deal with some delays prior to opening the doors. Look for them to open soon.

CAFE LULA, Jesus #21, 415-167-0112, open 10:00 am. – 9:00 pm.

Quickly becoming a local favorite with weekend entertainment while Cafe Lula’s menu is diverse serving an array of local and international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Tuesdays, it’s multi colored tortillas tacos, tacos, tacos!

Your Club heard from Cristina, Hernandez Macias #66, 415-152-0045

Cristina wants VIP Club members to know you can just call her over the phone and avoid ordering via an app etc. etc. for “Free, Home Delivery.”


Your Club also heard from longtime VIP Club participating restaurant TEN TEN PIE AL CARBON, Stirling Dickinson #5. Ten Ten invites members to come by to view the new mural and on Tuesdays, at sunset, they’ll feature a classic movie in English plus enjoy their great food!
Marnier reported there was a price increase at the beginning of the year. Garafones cost 38 pesos each, yet VIP Club members, when ordering a minimum of four garafones, pay 35 pesos each.


VIP Club participating Restaurant Damonica’s, calle Hidalgo #12, in Dolores Hidalgo has set up catering services geared to people residing in San Miguel!

Chef Monica is eager to hear from her long time San Miguel diners who over the years ventured to Dolores for a great, homemade, Italian meal.

Catering menu

Your last flash featured NIMIS SPA – WELLNESS CENTER, 415-178-3441, Subida al Caracol #18, Col. El Caracol, specializing in a number of Non Invasive cosmetic procedures.

In the last flash Your Club invited members to apply for a make over. One member would be chosen, and was, by Nimis but sponsored by the VIP Club, is undergoing the free make over provided by Dra. Reyes. Shortly we will begin to chronicle before and after photos within our flashes reports and photos of the progress we sense will take about six months.

The Nimis Wellness Center procedures include: Botox, FDA Approved Laser Fat reduction Venus Bliss and Venus Legacy, non surgical Face Lift, Skin Tightening and French lymphatic drainage.

Dra. Reyes, M.D. heads a team of Wellness focused professionals including a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Nutritionist, Fitness Coach, Biologique Recherche Facialist  and employs state of the art equipment. Various procedures by Nimis’ team members have varied costs. The everyday discount for VIP Club members is 15% off all Nimis procedures when paying cash.



San Miguel’s most prolific writer and VIP Club member John Scherber has cranked out another book available on Amazon.





SANTO REMEDIO (Restaurant & Boutique) Mercado Sano, Ancha de San Antonio 123. 552-699-2672.

David de La Torre has ushered both his restaurant and boutique into the VIP Club. Santo Remedio, the boutique, known for their CBD oils, lotions, creams, legal smoking paraphernalia and a wide selection of other Mexican made incidentals. With a min. purchase of 300 pesos members may take 10% off their purchase. The cafe, serving light breakfast and lunch specials offers cardholders 10% off their bill when paying cash.


Also, our Jaqui, of La Vectoria, has something special for Fido! Enabling Your Club to welcome CANICAT, doggie treats


Cardholders get 10% OFF and free delivery with a minimum purchase of 4 bags  Contact CaniCat directly at WHATSAPP 415.168.84.29 or buy them through None-Spanish speaking customers should call direct to Jaqui. Regular price $120 pesos, before the VIP Club discount.

AUREA Mexican Concept Boutique, Relox #23, 442-669-1470 or 442-516-2763. Open Noon – 8:00 pm. Closed Tuesdays.


Your Club’s favorite local charity!

Please give if you can.

After February 28th, 2022 the 60-Day Grace Period will be in vogue. Members who renew within 60 days after their card’s expiration date are renewed at 700 pesos. New members and those whose membership expired more than 60-days prior pay 900. (All circumstances are considered if the member whose card’s about to expire notifies The Club if they can not renew during that grace period)

Don’t forget to report lost VIP Club Cards, for an immediate replacement!

Follow Your Club’s daily specials, events, etc. on Facebook:

Heal up: Mark Johaningsmeir
Get Better: Donna Meyer
R. I. P. Lawnie Sturdevant
R. I. P. Norman Araiza
R. I. P. Loretta Amster

Thank you for your continuous and loyal support.

Your San Miguel VIP Club

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