• Glenn Wilson
    December 31, 2018
    The new bar at Tacos Don Felix is now open. And today, Monday December 31, 2018 the restaurant and the new bar are open from 1pm to 10pm. Yes, open on Monday (today only).
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    The bar is on the third floor with a nice view including Centro and the Parroquia. It is fully enclosed and open the same hours as the restaurant on the ground floor. There are still finishing the bar and there are a few rough spots but it is already looking great.

    Google Maps: Tacos Don Felix

    Menu: Tacos Don Felix Menu

    Fray Juan de San Miguel 15, San Rafael, 37896 San Miguel de Allende.

    (415) 154 0505 and (415) 152 5719.
  • Glenn Wilson
    November 18, 2018
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    The pork ribs were served stacked three high and looked delicious. My wife loved them. She followed that with the pan roasted chicken breast with the butternut squash polenta which was also a big hit.

    Service was great and consistent and we dined in a lovely setting.

    The menu is not very friendly for vegetarians or vegans, except for Burger night which does offer a veggie burger. But, they publish their menu on their web site so I knew what to expect: The Restaurant (website). Alas, it was not burger night on our recent visit.

    I started with the shaved brussels sprout and kale salad (without the cheese). I found it crisp and refreshing. For an entree, I had the spaguetti and marinara sauce. This is their spaguetti and roasted garlic meatballs but without the meatballs and without the cheese.

    Both entrees, my spaguetti and my wife's pan roasted chicken breast were on the small side.

    The wine list looked nice including some don't-break-the-bank selections. We had the Pinot Noir for $160 pesos by the glass. Nice but not remarkable.

    My wife had the creme brulee for dessert. She is an expert on creme brulee. She makes it and she has eaten it at dozens of restaurants. It is her favorite dessert. "Maybe the best I've ever had," she said.

    Verdict: My wife loved almost everything about the place. Me, not as much. But, I'm sure we will be heading back on burger night in the near future.

    Google Maps

    The Restaurant. Because there’s no friend like an old friend. (Don Day)

    Update: After reading the above, the missus says her entree was not small. Fact: She ate that huge pile of ribs then finished off that delicious looking, perfectly plated, golden skin, moist and tender chicken breast with butternut squash polenta and vegetables and still had room for the creme brulee. I rest my case. :-)
  • Glenn Wilson
    November 15, 2018
    Did you see Don Day's blog post You are invited to a special seafood dinner paired with wines from yesterday about Grill Torres? Check out the link to Don Day's article but the special seafood dinner is already sold out. If you missed it, subscribe to his blog so you get earlier notice next time.

    Grill Torres (Google Map link with their current location just off Ancha San Antonio at Cjon. de la Bayoneta 2). Facebook page.

    And they now serve breakfast! Check out their breakfast menu. (Click for larger view).
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    More Don Day reviews (but note these refer to their old location): Grille Torres. Nice shrimp. Nice salmon. Nice guy. and Cazón. Worth the seven blocks just to try it..

    Mauro Torres is a nice guy and if you are vegetarian, he will make you up an off-menu vegetarian sandwich, or steam some vegetables, or, .... Just tell him what you can eat. Oh, and people that like seafood tell me that they love his cooking.

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  • Glenn Wilson
    November 14, 2018
    I recently had the pleasure of meeting Nicole Brêda and viewing some of her work both online and in person. She now lives in San Miguel de Allende and has some pieces hanging in the Rosenblueth Gallery in the lobby of the Hotel Petra on Macias 47 in Centro. I find her work to be stunning and, with her permission, I am sharing a bit here. Click the links below to see more.

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    More Portraits

    Nicole Brêda is a Brazilian artist who spent her unconventional childhood exploring volcanos, virgin beaches and wildlife in various countries in Latin America, from the Andes to the Caribbean. Nicole began studying under Gilberto Aceves Navarro and Luis Fernando Road in her early twenties in Mexico City, and quickly excelled in sketching and painting. Her landscapes and portraits capture the essence of the places she's been and the people she has met during her travels.About Nicole Brêda

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    Paintings Available for Purchase
  • Shannon Shaffer
    November 6, 2018
    I nominate Edcaminos. Edcaminos is a free after school program located in Independencia. We serve children ages 6-13 helping with homework, working to improve their grades, exposing them to arts and culture and learning some English.

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    We serve up to 25 children per day. Our tutors are local high school and college students. We are a small grassroots program that makes a difference in the lives of our students and their families. We are in desperate need of funding. Thank you
    www.edcaminos.org
    Facebook: Edcaminos Ac
  • CarolaLepe
    October 29, 2018
    Centro Infantil de los Angeles is a nonprofit organization that provides free, quality daycare and preschool education to children with the greatest need in San Miguel de Allende, México. Our center affords working parents the comfort of knowing their children are fed, nurtured and can learn in a safe, caring environment as they work to make a better life for themselves and the community as a whole.
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    We receive monetary donations through our website www.centroinfantil.org and we have a Sponsorship program and a Volunteer Program as well.

    For our volunteer program, we pair individuals with teachers to assist with upkeep of classrooms, educational activities, breakfast/lunch service, and supporting for school events. You can read more about our organization and our volunteer program on our website: www.centroinfantil.org

    For our Sponsorship program please email or call our Volunteer Coordinator Carola Lepe Fernandez: (415) 139-3242 to receive more information.
    We will be hosting a welcoming event on Wednesday November 7th @ our Daycare in Enrique Velasco Ibarra #9 Colonia Santa Julia at 10am for anyone that is interested in getting to know CILA a little better.
  • Glenn Wilson
    October 12, 2018

    What happens when you add massive amounts of carbs to the daily diet of type 2 diabetics in the form of whole grains?
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    This is what the macrobiotic diet did—better within days, and hitting normal fasting blood sugars within a week. 100% of those on the macrobiotic diet got down to at least under 110, whereas less than half of those on the diabetes diet did. And, this was on fewer drugs.
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    They took diabetics and put them on a 73% carbohydrate diet, adding a hundred grams of carbs to their daily diet, and in the form of grains. And what happened? Did their blood sugars skyrocket out of control? No, they got better—significantly better in a matter of days, with average fasting blood sugars starting out at 129 and falling to 95, and, holy moly, look at their LDL cholesterol, down to 62, a nearly 48% drop, in three weeks.
    NutritionFacts.org

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  • Marc Berube
    October 10, 2018
    Hundreds of Mexican nationals are being deported from the US every day. Many arrive in Mexico having experienced profound stress, fear and uncertainty during the deportation process, which often includes months in detention camps separated from their friends, families and existing supports.

    Caminamos Juntos is a non-profit volunteer organization whose program was created to receive and assist Mexican nationals in their needs to resettle.
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    Those we serve are participants in a program that responds to their individual needs. Our program participants work with a trained case manager to develop an individualized action plan to assist in the transition of integrating into our community and restoring their sense of dignity.

    Individualized action plans help to focus on finding jobs, housing, psychological counseling and support in all aspects of their cultural reintegration. CJ is available to all those returnees who have come to the San Miguel area to rebuild meaningful and productive lives.

    Our website:
    https://www.cjsma.org/

    How to donate:
    https://www.cjsma.org/donate

    Our Facebook page:
    https://www.facebook.com/Caminamos-Juntos-We-Walk-Together-227058487915109/?ref=br_rs

    Contact number - 415-169-0030
  • Stella Garcia Nilsen
    October 10, 2018
    Audubon de México AC recognizes that a healthy environment is critical to the survival of all living beings. Through education, conservation, and recreation they engage people in acts of environmental stewardship to ensure quality of life in San Miguel de Allende – for today and as a legacy to the generations to come.

    Our region is under ever-increasing environmental stress, and therefore risk. As a result there is a great need for action-oriented environmental programs in San Miguel that help people become a part of the solution.

    Audubon’s Ninos y Naturaleza program takes over 300 grade school children on a journey into the world nature as viewed through the eyes of a bird and helps empower them to make a difference in the world by providing formative experiences that stimulate their sense of empathy, connectedness, wonder and appreciation and leads to changing their perspective of themselves and the world around them forever.

    Their Nature in the City program promotes community participation in creating urban habitat gardens to provide wildlife with refuges so they may continue to thrive and beautiful spaces for people to engage with nature.

    Amigos de la Presa is an Audubon program that draws attention to our water resources by getting people out on the Presa Allende to see for themselves its intrinsic value and the challenges we must overcome. It promotes community action in protecting our waterways and sustainable solutions for managing our fragile water resources.

    Your support will go far in helping Audubon continue providing these meaningful programs that draw people onto the path to a sustainable San Miguel.

    Go to: http://www.audubonmexico.org/what-we-do/

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  • Jonathan Brown
    October 7, 2018
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    I nominate Patrotado Pro Ninos - which is a charity focused on Children's health - they run several vans to pueblos in the surrounding area offering free dental and medical care for children. http://www.patronatoproninos.org . Donations can be made at http://www.patronatoproninos.org/donate.html.

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