I have found my new palace of paella.

I have found my new palace of paella.

There are some things in Mexico that are habits, customs, traditions. And after spending 15 winters in Mexico, I have become very accustomed to these customs. Because I like them. Especially the ones that happen on Sundays. Though Mexico has the second largest Roman...

Drinking spirulina, chia, maca and matcha. And liking it.

You’re an old smoothie I’m an old softie I’m just like putty in the hands of a boy like you I’ve always wanted to be called a smoothie. Especially if it came from Ella’s lips. But I’ve never been big on drinking smoothies. I’m not sure why. I guess...
Good Food. Good Wine. Good Servers. Good Sommelier.

Good Food. Good Wine. Good Servers. Good Sommelier.

Cent’anni arrived on the scene in a blaze of praise five years ago. They were the very first of very many new San Miguel restaurants with a big space, an inventive menu and a scenic rooftop. Don Day gave them the rave reviews they definitely deserved. But then...
And the winner of the 2019 SMART top restaurant award is…

And the winner of the 2019 SMART top restaurant award is…

Last night, the Sixth Annual SMART Awards dinner was held. It’s the evening when we recognize the town’s top ten restaurants as voted on by the readers of Don Day in SMA. Four awards are presented: First, second and third place plus the best new restaurant that opened...
Getting my goat.

Getting my goat.

Maybe it all started way back in the New Testament. This aversion people have to goats. Check out Matthew 25:32 and you’ll find: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:...
An open and shut case for these mussels.

An open and shut case for these mussels.

It’s not easy being a musselholic in the middle of a desert. It’s not so much that the restaurants serving mussels come and go. It’s that mussels come and go on their menus. I just tallied up the number of San Miguel restaurants whose mussels I’ve praised in the nine...
San Miguel’s very best restaurant.

San Miguel’s very best restaurant.

No, I’m not going to tell you which restaurant it is. You’re going to tell me. For it’s time again for the SMART awards. The annual event where I ask Don Day in SMA readers to tell me their favorite restaurant. SMART stands for San Miguel de Allende Readers Taste and,...
Pozole with what? Sardines?

Pozole with what? Sardines?

When I knew that a new restaurant had Pozole Verde Guerrero on their menu, I knew I wanted Jack Jacobs as my date. Jack had helped me lose my pozole virginity at La Alborada over on Sollano about ten years ago. And in case you don’t know, a guy introducing you to...

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