• Glenn Wilson
    July 16, 2019
    Pasta, cheese and tomato sauce in appetizer size mini rolls. And the video just looks fun!


    Well, this fun recipe uses probably two of the best known ingredients from Italian cuisine to create the perfect party snack. So what are you waiting for?



    Written recipe: Mini Tomato Mozzarella Rolls

    There are two versions of the recipe above: the first video bakes the rolls and the second version deep fries the rolls.

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  • Glenn Wilson
    July 16, 2019
    I had heard about Juan's Cafe some time ago. "A nice coffee shop and restaurant across from the Biblioteca." I know where La Biblioteca is and I've been there or passed by on Insurgentes a number of times. I would often remember to keep an eye out for Juan's. But I never saw it.

    La Biblioteca is on a corner. The front faces Insurgentes and the side faces Reloj. Juan's Cafe is on Reloj across from La Biblioteca. Reloj, not Insurgentes. Armed with that bit of information it is pretty easy to find.

    They have a breakfast special for $115 pesos that includes your choice of various egg dishes, plus a small fruit plate, small orange juice and coffee. Here are some of their other menu items:

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    There is also a more extensive printed menu.

    I asked if they had anything vegan and they suggested refried beans, breakfast potatoes and vegetables. I got the "special" version so it included the fruit plate, orange juice and coffee. And a choice of bread or tortillas.

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    I went with the tortillas. After I ordered, another table's bread order passed by my table. The bread looked and smelled great. My tortillas and food were good. The coffee was piping hot and flavorful.

    Google Maps | Trip Advisor

    Sun 9 am - 3 pm
    Mon - Sat 9 am - 5 pm

    Reloj 37, Centro,
    San Miguel de Allende 37729, Mexico

    (415) 152 2332

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  • CListen
    July 15, 2019
    HE NEEDS A HOME!!!

    Update on Rescue:
    Well it's been almost 3 weeks since we found this little guy in the Campo with the rope cutting into his neck, afraid and starving. Since then he's been neutered, wormed, vaccinated, given flea meds and been given open access to an all you can eat buffet:)

    He's been living with his wonderful foster mom Lindsey, learning all the things he never had. 3 weeks in, you can see how happy he is and he has really come out of his shell. Lindsey describes him as having TONS of love to give. He's putting on weight, walking on a leash, getting the hang of potty training, playing ball, socializing with other dogs, lives with a cat and most importantly, learning to trust. He loves to play, has lots of energy and likes to be near his people as much as possible. He still eats every meal like it's his last and is still mastering that jumping is not OK.

    We had a potential home that has fallen through
    and Lindsey leaves in just a few weeks to go back to the States. So we're still looking for a sure thing forever home! He sure deserves it.
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  • Glenn Wilson
    July 11, 2019

    Gallery rescues Mexican folk art in San Miguel
    It's said that if you're not an artist, when you visit San Miguel de Allende it will be. In the same way, when you enter the Atotonilco Gallery by Mayer Shacter, when you leave, you will be a great admirer of Mexican art.

    Shacter, a former potter from Berkeley, California, who has lived in Mexico since 2003, is much more than the curator of the gallery. Travel to the remotest corners of the country to meet artists and learn about their art. Then he brings his works to his gallery and instructs his clients. ...

    His favorites include ceramics from Tonalá, Jalisco. He is very enthusiastic about the work of Gerónimo Ramos, one of the few artisans who still produce cetatillo cetatillo, with luminous yellow backgrounds and shaded with stripes, which look like a palm mat or mat. The narrower the stripes, the thinner the piece. These works require a certain type of clay to generate a smooth surface to paint. Above the stripes, the artist usually paints images in white, green and cream. One of the most frequent is the nagual, a mythical creature, half human and half animal. Then the piece has to be baked twice to have brightness.

    Gallery rescues Mexican folk art in San Miguel


    Descubriendo Galeria Atotonilco Parte 1. English with Spanish subtitles.

    Deepen your appreciation of Mexican culture with an experience that will be an enduring source of delight. Take home an exceptional piece of art available only in this Mexican folk art and antiques gallery.

    Gallery owner Mayer Shacter shares his knowledge and stories freely, having traveled all over México to select each item. He brings over fifty years of experience as a collector, dealer, and ceramic artist.

    Every purchase supports a hardworking, talented family of artists and helps to preserve Mexico’s distinctive culture.
    Galería Atotonilco

    Galería Atotonilco

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  • Glenn Wilson
    July 11, 2019
    Travel and Leisure Announces the 2019
    • The Top 5 Cities in Mexico,
    • The Top 15 Cities in the World,
    • The Top 5 City Hotels in Mexico,
    • The Top 100 Hotels in the World,
    • The World's Best Awards 2019.


    The Top 5 Cities in Mexico
    All talk of walls aside, Mexico remains one of the most compelling destinations for American travelers. Reasons to love the nation are many on the food front alone — tacos, conchas, sotol, pulque, mole, and did we mention tacos? — but chief among the factors that draw Travel + Leisure readers on a regular basis is the diversity of experiences they find there. And nowhere is that more evident than in Mexico’s cities, which are richly varied, each offering a cultural experience you won’t find anywhere else.
    The Top 5 Cities in Mexico

    The Top 15 Cities in the World
    When it comes to urban charms, Travel + Leisure readers just can’t get enough of Mexico. San Miguel de Allende, which topped our list for the past two years, may have been unseated this time around — it now comes in second — but it still draws gushing admiration. One reader called it “a unique art community in the mountains, with a mix of rich history and amazing food.” Another fan of the city praised its architectural diversity: “Gorgeous, sumptuous modern interiors are mixed with 500-year-old façades. You never know what delights you’ll find behind one of the beautifully carved doors.”
    The Top 15 Cities in the World

    The Top 5 City Hotels in Mexico
    Last year’s blue-ribbon winner — the colonial-inspired Rosewood San Miguel de Allende — took fifth this year, but still impresses with its enormous rooms and over-the-top service. One reader was also struck by the property’s grounds, describing them as “gorgeous and filled with beautiful sculpture and art.” No. 4 Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada, another San Miguel favorite, oozes old-fashioned, hacienda-style charm with its 18th-century buildings, which wrap around lushly planted inner courtyards.
    The Top 5 City Hotels in Mexico

    The Top 100 Hotels in the World
    Rounding out the list are 39 more top-notch hotels and resorts. Some are in well-traveled locations, such as the Lowell (No. 98) in New York City, Meadowood Napa Valley (No. 75) in California’s wine country, La Réserve Paris Hôtel & Spa (No. 55), and Hotel Matilda (No. 18) in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Others are destinations in themselves, like New Zealand’s the Farm at Cape Kidnappers (No. 4) and No. 15 Tierra Patagonia in Chile.
    The Top 100 Hotels in the World

    The World's Best Awards 2019
    All of the Travel and Leisure Magazine's 2019 Best Awards.
    The World's Best Awards 2019

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  • Glenn Wilson
    July 9, 2019
    They demand justice for Ximena's family
    Relatives and friends of Ximena , the 14-year-old teenager who died in a gunshot attack in the first minutes of Sunday, demonstrated outside the Deputy Attorney General's Office to demand justice and the cessation of attacks.

    She died in the attack, while her mother and sister were injured. The attack occurred within four blocks of the Deputy Attorney General's Office , while the girl and her family dined in a taqueria.

    They demand justice for Ximena's family

    We do not have the faculties to open inquiries: Luis Alberto Villareal
    This fact goes beyond any other event that happened in our municipality , because it is about civilians, that the only sin they committed was to be in a public space and they were victims of these criminals. — Luis Alberto Villarreal
    We do not have the faculties to open inquiries: Luis Alberto Villareal

    Xime and Elena, innocent victims of a shooting
    The dawn of this Sunday, a shoot-out in the Avenue of the Americas left like balance two people without life and three injured, hours later died one of the injured ones, one minor of only 13 years of age. The two lifeless women were in a taco business when the attack on the man was unleashed.
    Xime and Elena, innocent victims of a shooting

    Between quotation marks
    Today 8 July we mourn Xime and Elena, two victims of this violence overflowed in San Miguel de Allende. They were in the place they were not in the wrong place or time, they were making their normal life in a city where gunshots have become common, ...
    Between quotation marks

    Last goodbye to Ximena
    At 3 o'clock in the afternoon, Xime's coffin arrived at the San Francisco Temple, where it was received by friends of the Secondary School and relatives, who dressed in white, with balloons and flowers in their hands. during the funeral and until its final resting place.

    Ximena was a 14-year-old teenager who was the victim on Saturday of unknown subjects who opened fire indiscriminately on Avenida de las Américas in front of a taco business.

    Last goodbye to Ximena

    Councilor asks not to share "red notes" about San Miguel de Allende
    Later on social networks the City Councilman, Humberto Campos Trujillo through his official social networks, stated that if you want San Miguel de Allende, do not share "red" notes of criminal acts, only positive notes.

    "If you want San Miguel, do not share red notes, just share positive notes , do it for a better San Miguel (we promote a beautiful image of our municipality)" said Humberto Campos Trujillo.

    Councilor asks not to share

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  • Casita Linda
    July 8, 2019
    CASITA LINDA PRESENTS
    MYSTERIES OF THE ORIENT


    Please join us for the 8th annual Spirit of Hope Gala, Mysteries of the Orient, Wed. October 16 at the stunningly beautiful Hacienda los Arcangeles.

    This elegant Asian-themed party will feature the El Pre Band from Queretero, a delicious multi-course dinner, open bar, the Solarzano Tequila Bar, dancing, and lots of fun and surprises. As has become the custom at Casita Linda galas, we will auction off several spectacular luxury vacations to sunny beach locations in Mexico and the Caribbean and to Japan and Thailand.

    Dinners at some of our San Miguel's most exquisite restaurants will also be up for bid.

    We are a recognized 501 (c) (3) charitable nonprofit in the U.S. and an asociación civil in Mexico.
    casitalinda.org

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  • Glenn Wilson
    July 8, 2019
    We went to Nectar on Sunday and got there just before noon. The restaurant is tucked away in a beautiful courtyard garden inside a store. Hummingbirds and other birds frequently flit about and visit the many feeders. The store is Camino Silvestre and they sell the feeders, and art, books, clothes, gardening tools and other gift items. You can see more information about the store at their website.

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    The menu is a delight if you avoid meat; almost everything is vegan or vegetarian. And there is enough choice to satisfy most diners, unless you are determined to eat meat.

    I ordered the Molletes (vegan). They came with refried beans, tomato and avocado and red sauce and vegan "sour cream" on the side. $100 pesos. Fantastic! I will have these again.

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    Organic egg and Swiss Chard Fritatta with avocado and Irish tomato relish (vegetarian). I did not try this but understand it was great. $100 pesos.

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    Fruit bowl (vegan, gluten-free). Fresh and ripe. $55 pesos.

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    The Tamales (vegan) were served with black beans and tomato salsa on the side. $90 pesos.

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    Cranberry and Raisin Scones (vegetarian and gluten-free). $95 pesos.

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    I will definitely be back. On future visits I want to try the enchiladas $110, vegan pozole $110, and vegan "hamburger sliders" $135. I've also had the chilaquiles ($110) before and they were quite tasty.

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    Tea
    Mon - Sat 9 am - 6 pm
    Sun 10 am - 3 pm

    Breakfast
    Mon - Sat 9 am - noon
    Sun 10 am - noon

    Lunch
    Mon - Sat noon - 5 pm
    Sun noon - 3 pm

    Located in Camino Silvestre Casa
    Correo # 43
    Centro, Corner of Correo and Chiquitos,
    San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico

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  • Glenn Wilson
    July 3, 2019
    Recently we went to Vía Orgánica for lunch. They have a large menu with lots of choices including a number of vegetarian dishes like vegetarian sandwich, vegetarian lasagna, vegetarian quiche, vegetarian burger, vegetarian tamales, vegetarian burritos and vegetarian omelette.

    My wife had the lamb burger (without the bun) with a side salad.

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    The meat is hidden in this picture but it really is there and, according to my wife, delicious. I had the Vegetarian burger (without the cheese).

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    I also had a vegetarian burrito (no cheese; with pico de gallo substituted for veggies).

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    Google Maps | Trip Advisor | Website | Menu (pdf) | Happy Cow

    Open every day 8 am - 9 pm

    Calle Margarito Ledesma 2,
    Guadalupe, San Miguel de Allende, Gto.

    (415) 152 8042

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  • Glenn Wilson
    July 1, 2019
    La Mesa Grande has a variety of breakfast items, salads, sandwiches, pizza and fresh baked breads. I just had a delicious breakfast there with coffee, orange juice, molletes and fruit. You can view their menu here, but the on line menu needs to be updated. The prices on the current menu are higher than currently shown on line. Today's prices are shown below for the items I had.

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    Molletes (without cheese) $100 pesos. The toasted bread was perfect in texture and crispness to hold the refried beans and pico. The server said that there are no animal products in the bread or beans. So, vegan, I think.

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    Fruit plate $80 pesos. A big, fresh bowl of fruit!

    You can sit at "The Big Table" ("La Mesa Grande") and maybe meet someone new or at one of the smaller tables. Either way it is a nice, fun atmosphere. On our first visit to La Mesa Grande we met a lovely couple, both from Toronto, that met in San Miguel de Allende!

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    Mon - Wed 8 am - 5 pm
    Thur 8 am - 10 pm // Pizza Night //
    Fri 8 am - 5 pm
    Sat 9 am - 5 pm
    Sun 9 am - 2 pm

    Zacateros #49, Centro
    37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto

    (415) 688 2292


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