Trazo 1810. Sophisticated elegance. Affordable ambience.

Trazo 1810. Sophisticated elegance. Affordable ambience.

“You can’t eat ambience.” My dad said that. He probably wasn’t the first to say it. But he may have been the person who said it the most. “What’s wrong with chrome and formica?”, he’d say. “You think food tastes any better when it’s served on fancy-dan tablecloths and...
The very best restaurant in San Miguel de Allende.

The very best restaurant in San Miguel de Allende.

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 your favorite restaurant. SMART stands for San Miguel de Allende Readers Taste and,...
You don’t have to be Jewish to like Deli Man.

You don’t have to be Jewish to like Deli Man.

“For some, delicatessen food is close to a religious experience. A tender, crumbling cut of corned beef steeped in its juices. A full-bodied garlic dill pickle. Spicy brown mustard with grain. A blintz that melts in your mouth like a creamsicle on a summer’s day....
Could this be the number one pizza in San Miguel?

Could this be the number one pizza in San Miguel?

There are a lot of contenders for the number one pizza in San Miguel de Allende. Mi Vida, La Cucina di Afrodita and Casa Papaya all have wood-fired brick ovens and all make very good pizza napoletana. The problem is they usually only make it on a Sunday. Now I don’t...
Location. Location. Zumo.

Location. Location. Zumo.

I’m sure you know the old line about real estate: The three most important features of any property that’s for sale are location, location, location. You may also know that the most important factor influencing the success of a retail operation is, yes again,...
Motown and Chamorro. A tale of two mo’s.

Motown and Chamorro. A tale of two mo’s.

“Motown was about music for all people – black and white, blue and green, cops and robbers. I was reluctant to have our music alienate anyone.”  Berry Gordy Jr. Motown and I have been friends for almost sixty years now. I remember when we first met. There were a...
The inside info on a sweet little San Miguel cafe.

The inside info on a sweet little San Miguel cafe.

It’s not exactly my kind of place. It’s more of a tight fit black jeans than a baggy-ass blue jeans kind of place. It’s more a linger over a second cup of coffee than a third bottle of beer kind of place. It’s a breakfast or lunch not a dinner kind of place. It’s a...
A really good chicken dinner for four. For 170 pesos. Really.

A really good chicken dinner for four. For 170 pesos. Really.

OK, true confessions. I miss KFC. Desperately. When I left the family homestead (ran away from home in my mother’s words), just a block and a half away was something called The Rendezvous Drive In. The Rondy was the local franchisee of something called Kentucky Fried...

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