“Mediterranean street food” has arrived in San Miguel.

“Mediterranean street food” has arrived in San Miguel.

I was talking to Ali Sarraf, the owner of a new restaurant in San Miguel de Allende, about the name he chose for his pride and joy. I told him I was never sure if his chosen word was a positive or a negative. I remember when it was a popular nickname but I was never...
Could this be the best bargain brunch in San Miguel?

Could this be the best bargain brunch in San Miguel?

Have you ever noticed that people don’t eat brunch, they do brunch. Well I don’t. Well not very often. On Saturdays, I’m usually too busy shopping for food. On Sundays, I’m usually too busy doing nothing (currently that means winding my way down the list of the top...
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...
The medicinal magic of menudo.

The medicinal magic of menudo.

Well, I woke up Sunday morning With no way to hold my head that didn’t hurt. And the beer I had for breakfast wasn’t bad, So I had one more for dessert. When I was a younger man, I would seldom consume an excessive amount of alcohol on any evening other...
Kuni Doni. Well worth the return visit.

Kuni Doni. Well worth the return visit.

It had been years since I’d been to Kuni Doni. I can’t give you a good reason why. Other than the so many restaurants, so little time excuse. I always liked the place but I also thought it lacked a focus. There wasn’t anything on the menu that I absolutely, definitely...

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