Bound for Berlin. In search of one more special dish.

Bound for Berlin. In search of one more special dish.

Berlin is one of my favorite bars in San Miguel. Well actually one of my favorite bars anywhere. Especially when I want a warm and cozy place to fondle a glass of red or three on a chilly Winter’s night. But I don’t go there very often. And, when I do, I...
Better buy Beano. Chili Cook-Off is back.

Better buy Beano. Chili Cook-Off is back.

It may have been the biggest social event in San Miguel history. Definitely the biggest I’ve ever been to. It began the first or second year I started spending my winters in San Miguel. And it just kept getting bigger. I couldn’t get an official number as...
A taste of the other side of life in San Miguel de Allende.

A taste of the other side of life in San Miguel de Allende.

You’ve probably seen the sign when you’re coming into San Miguel de Allende. The sign that says Population: 140,000. Then you look at the size of the town and think. But where are they? There isn’t room for 140,000 people. There’s a reason. The...
Oooooooooeeeeeeeeeee! I’m a sommelier. I’m a sommelier.

Oooooooooeeeeeeeeeee! I’m a sommelier. I’m a sommelier.

“And what would you like to be when you grow up, Don Day? A doctor? A lawyer? An astronaut? A fireman?” “No teacher, I want to be a sommelier.” “But Donny, I think you have to be born in a country in Northeastern Africa to be one of...
Catching a little swine fever at Pork Belly.

Catching a little swine fever at Pork Belly.

I had lunch with Bonnie Boden last week. Bonnie is my female friend of longest standing. So she’s obviously a woman with an enormously high tolerance level. Except when it comes to food. There she can be a little picky. And I will never forget the first time I...

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