After Ups and Downs, Mama Mia Prepares for an Upswing

After Ups and Downs, Mama Mia Prepares for an Upswing

In a historical building, with a current staff of 150, Mama Mia restaurant is preparing to reopen, and hopes for success once again. The restaurant’s history started with Adriano’s, a small restaurant located in the Posada La Fuente hotel. The patio was filthy, and some of the hotel’s clients, unable to pay their bills and perhaps harboring stolen goods, would flee through a window on Calle Jesús. The hotel was awful and the restaurant was a failure.

How to Use Your Face Mask Correctly

How to Use Your Face Mask Correctly

On April 30 the City Council of San Miguel de Allende voted to make an official decree that the use of face masks, intended to help to stop the spread of COVID-19, is obligatory in all public spaces, on public transportation, in the streets, at businesses, and in government buildings. These are the steps recommended by the health authorities for...

Jóvenes Adelante Minicongress 1.0 Opens 2020 Application Period

Jóvenes Adelante Minicongress 1.0 Opens 2020 Application Period

By Don Krim On January 18, 2020, more than 80 aspiring new applicants for the class of 2020 arrived bright and early for their first, in-person experience with Jóvenes Adelante (JA). Some came with their parents and spent 30 minutes at our coffee open house with a mix of current students, graduates, and mentors. After a 90-minute orientation to JA...

San Miguel de Allende 2020 Food in Film Festival

San Miguel de Allende 2020 Food in Film Festival

Film 2020 Food in Film FestivalSix movies and three lecturesFri–Sun, Feb 21–23Bellas ArtesHernandez Macías 75Tickets 300 pesos per movie50 pesos per lecture1600 pesos for three-day universal passBoleto City, Mercado SanoE-tickets: boletocity.com By Lauren Sevrin Get in on the ground floor to support and welcome Chef Daniel Nates who won the coveted Food and Wine Magazine Award for 2019 Best New...

Los viernes son para compartir

Los viernes son para compartir

Por Jesús Aguado Febrero es también la época de compartir lo que somos, lo que sentimos, lo que sabemos; un programa de mujeres ayudando a mujeres inicia este día, y se llevará a cabo cada viernes. Viernes de Compartir, es un programa del Instituto Municipal de Atención a la Mujer—encabezado por Cinthya Sifuentes. Con este programa, cada una de las...

Traffic Lights in Flux

Traffic Lights in Flux

By Jesús Aguado After the new traffic lights were installed in San Miguel de Allende doubts increased about their efficiency and operation, according to authorities who we questioned. Samuel Mercadillo, the Comisario de Tránsito y Movilidad (Commissioner of Transit and Mobility), said he did not know who decided to put them in. Mercadillo is responsible for traffic safety in the...

The World Is Waiting for 100 Young Men and Women

The World Is Waiting for 100 Young Men and Women

By Jesús Aguado The Institute for San Miguel Youth published an open call to send 100 Sanmiguelenses to 100 countries on six continents. They will learn about culture, get involved in community activities, and promote Mexican culture. The secretary of the institute of Jóvenes de Clase Mundial (World Class Youth), Ricardo Trujillo, made the announcement last week. He said that...

San Miguel in an Inter-phase stage

San Miguel in an Inter-phase stage

Mayor Luis Alberto Villarreal of San Miguel has urged the public to wear a face mask in public if they do not want to return to confinement.
Consequently, the city council decided to declare San Miguel in an “inter-phase” between 0 and 1) and to allow hotels to open to 40 percent occupancy on July 15.

A sanctuary for flora, fauna, and art, a work in progress

A sanctuary for flora, fauna, and art, a work in progress

On the road to Otomí shortly beyond the railroad tracks is a unique sanctuary called Santtüary. It is an animal refuge and a large expanse where you can enjoy nature. Among other endeavors, the place is home to over 50 burros as well as horses, Vietnamese pigs, and sheep. This is an idea of a 16th century farm.

La Mezcaleria

La Mezcaleria

La Mezcaleria restaurant has been a part of San Miguel de Allende for six years. Their innovative approach was to bring mezcal into the spotlight, and to do so they began serving mezcal margaritas which have become a staple at their bar.

Movies for a Rainy Afternoon

Movies for a Rainy Afternoon

We have now entered the rainy season when we can be caught in a downpour at any time of the day. Perhaps the following movies are the perfect accompaniment to a gray, drizzly day, in keeping with the sad mood set by the weather. So go get yourself some snacks and drinks and sit back to watch these films which are all available on Netflix.

Vistas de san Miguel

Vistas de san Miguel

“Vistas de San Miguel” is a graphic reportage of scenes and events in San Miguel de Allende by Susan Dorf, a local San Miguel artist who has an eye for noticing and capturing the unusual moments and details in everyday scenes.

A Message from Aussie

A Message from Aussie

When a cat or dog is adopted from the SPA, we interview potential adopters and then introduce them to available animals. Before adopters leave the SPA with their new pet, we ask the adopters to let us know if there are any problems. A few days later, we always call to check with the new owner to make sure things are going well.