Catching an incurable case of vinophilia.

Catching an incurable case of vinophilia.

I love wine tastings. Because instead of having two or three glasses of wine, you have six. And it’s considered educational. Vinophilia is a group of San Miguel quaffers that gathers occasionally to celebrate the joys of the grape. A few weeks ago I was invited...
Seven more reasons why I really like El Vergel Bistro.

Seven more reasons why I really like El Vergel Bistro.

I’ve written about the new restaurant El Vergel before. And quite recently. But I still had more to say. For the food and the service are continuing to get better. That’s supposed to be what happens when new restaurants have their slow opening, the time...
One of San Miguel’s favorite dishes is back on a menu.

One of San Miguel’s favorite dishes is back on a menu.

Give Walter Lewis credit for the dish being on the menu. That’s him front and left at lunch the week before. Enjoying the pozole at the very charming Mexiquito. Walter was asking me about Hansen’s, the San Miguel restaurant that closed its doors late last...
Pizza with a view. Episode three.

Pizza with a view. Episode three.

The competition for the restaurant with the best view in San Miguel de Allende seems to crown a new champ every year (the latest one to wear the tiara is Quince). A couple of years ago, two of the major contenders were restaurants that served pizza. Now a third one...
Getting aroused by rye. Not in a glass. On a bread board.

Getting aroused by rye. Not in a glass. On a bread board.

With many thanks to photographers Richard Smerdon, Bob Masucci and Jack Jacobs. There are endless types of rye breads. From bland and boring styles that are just a Coppertone tan above Wonder Bread to dense, black styles that require a gym membership to lift off the...

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