Overheard. In Casa Blanca.

Overheard. In Casa Blanca.

I took Don Day’s Wife out for a very memorable lunch recently and, as I often do, I also took my tiny spiral-bound notebook that fits in the back pocket of my jeans. As usual, a lot of what I wrote down were Don Day’s Wife’s comments about the food and the experience....
Fee. Fi. Fo. Fum. I smell a pho that’s not ho hum.

Fee. Fi. Fo. Fum. I smell a pho that’s not ho hum.

Don Day’s Wife and I divide our lives almost equally between Toronto and San Miguel de Allende, two, obviously, very different cities. But what we eat in each of those cities varies very little. With one very big exception. In Toronto, a week rarely goes by where we...
“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...
Second time’s a charm for Orchidea.

Second time’s a charm for Orchidea.

There used to be only one Thai restaurant in San Miguel de Allende. Now there are two. Well sort of. You see Orchidea Thai has opened a second location. Up on the hill. Up on Salida Real a Queretaro. Up where I live. A location that I can walk to. With the slightly...
Dining on “our dish” in San Miguel.

Dining on “our dish” in San Miguel.

We were about four hours outside of Paris, with only one day left on our trip to France, when Don Day’s Wife said to me, “So how do you want to spend it?” “Let’s drive into the city”, I replied. “I’ve been reading on the Internet (a new invention at the time) about La...
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...

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